Archive for the ‘General’ Category
Monday, July 21st, 2014
This month is Juvenile Arthritis Month. The Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis health topic page on MedlinePlus has a number of resources for parents, children and teen. Resources include information on diagnosis, treatment, disease management and coping.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1o0eOeZ
Monday, July 21st, 2014
From the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ):
“The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014, a comprehensive resource that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together what preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. The guide also can be used as a teaching tool for new clinicians as they learn about clinical preventive care. The 2014 guide includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 version, in a format meant for use at the point of patient care. It also includes information about topics in development, clinical summary tables and additional resources. The guide is available in both electronic and print versions. Bulk orders can be made via email or phone, (800) 358-9295. An e-book version of the publication will be available later this year.”
Access and order the guide: http://1.usa.gov/1wEU2SK
Monday, July 21st, 2014
From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
“We welcome you to join us for a webinar on Wednesday, July 23, on how you can become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization in a state with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace or a State Partnership Marketplace. If you are interested in becoming a CAC organization but were previously determined to be ineligible, we encourage you to attend the webinar to receive clarification on eligibility requirements. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance regarding the CAC program to Champion@cms.hhs.gov.
What: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization Webinar for Champions for Coverage
Who should attend: Primarily for organizations who have joined the Champions for Coverage program and National Stakeholders and organizations interested in learning more about becoming a Certified Application Counselor organization to assist with Marketplace Enrollment.
When: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2 pm EDT
Webinar link: https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/c4c72314/
Participant Number: 1-800-837-1935 Conference ID: 54119588
**Due to high expected call volume, please dial in and log on at least 10 minutes before the call to avoid delays in joining the webinar.
For more information on the Certified Application Counselor (CAC) program and basic eligibility criteria, visit: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac.html.”
Friday, July 18th, 2014
Join HealthyPeople2020 and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a free webinar on the importance of substance abuse prevention and the progress being made to address this issue. This webinar, which takes place July 24 at 11am Central, includes three presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies. CME, CNE And CHES credit available.
To register and view the complete webinar information (including presenter bios), visit the webex registration page: http://bit.ly/1rnbw83
Monday, July 14th, 2014
Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Check out the Skin Cancer health topic page on MedlinePlus for important information in prevention, screening, treatment and research. Information is available in English, Spanish and seven other languages.
Skin Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1noBpNc
Monday, July 7th, 2014
From the Centers for Disease Control:
“New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups.”
Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
The purpose of this initiative from the US Department of Health and Human Services is to improve women’s health across the lifecourse by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This will be accomplished by increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance, raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services and supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services. These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women’s health care providers who will develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services and provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services.
Application deadline: July 21, 2014
Read more about this funding opportunity online: http://1.usa.gov/1xiSjEW
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
The Joint Commission along with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, launched a program in 2002 called Speak Up™. It encourages patients to take an active role in preventing health care errors by becoming involved and informed participants on their health care team. The Speak Up™ program features brochures, posters, animated videos and now in 2014 infographics, which can be downloaded for free.
Their latest release is Speak Up™ Anesthesia. It was developed to raise awareness of the risks of anesthesia or sedation and precautions that should be taken. The infographic includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation. http://bit.ly/1soSkrQ
There are NO copyright or reprinting permissions required for the Speak Up™ materials or copy. All Speak Up™ brochures, videos and infographics are available in English and Spanish. The copy can be translated into other languages by using the text and artwork files provided on the website. Organizations can add their address or logo to the Speak Up print materials as long as The Joint Commission logo is not moved or changed.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
The National Diabetes Statistics Report is a report that summarizes the latest estimates of Americans with both diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes. It is a collaborative effort involving the CDC and many other government and non-government organizations and agencies. Data in the statistics report will help national, state, and local health officials and consumers understand the health and economic consequences of diabetes and better direct efforts to reach populations hardest hit by the disease. http://1.usa.gov/SUDbhm
To read the full report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2014. http://1.usa.gov/1soPqTN
Monday, June 16th, 2014
About 1 in 25 patients get a healthcare-acquired infection while hospitalized. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has resources to help patients and families protect themselves in the hospital, including an infographic demonstrating “6 Ways to be a Safe Patient.”
CDC Patient Safety resources: http://1.usa.gov/1kY4RgR