The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health has a blog: http://1.usa.gov/1nRQYmR. Blog posts highlight important women’s health issues such as breast cancer, affordable health care and domestic violence. Visit the blog to browse through past posts and also subscribe: http://bit.ly/1AvpJT8.
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RAND Blog July 14, 2014
This blog post by Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Sociologist and Robert Bozick, Sociologist, offers insight on what may happen when the school year begins. http://bit.ly/1AbcZB1
Live Out Loud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBTQ youth by connecting them with successful LGBTQ professionals in their community.
Live Out Loud’s School Program partners with schools across New York City to implement educational curriculum focused on LGBTQ issues, awareness, and action.
Students participate in activities, engage in discussion, and put their ideas into action as they make a difference in their community.
Live Out Loud also utilizes a vast team of volunteer role models to support LGBTQ youth in New York City schools.
To learn more: http://bit.ly/1lzp8pH
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief, Number 158, July 2014.
- About 30% of children and adolescents aged 8–15 years in the United States misperceive their weight status. Weight status misperception is more common among boys (32.3%) than girls (28.0%).
- About one-third of Mexican-American (34.0%) and non-Hispanic black (34.4%) children and adolescents misperceive their weight status compared with non-Hispanic white children and adolescents (27.7%).
- Approximately 81% of overweight boys and 71% of overweight girls believe they are about the right weight.
- Nearly 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls consider themselves to be about the right weight.
Sarafrazi N, Hughes JP, Borrud L, et al. Perception of weight status in U.S. children and adolescents aged 8–15 years, 2005–2012. NCHS data brief, no 158. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.
To read the full report go t0: http://1.usa.gov/1rcSs93
Coverage to Care (C2C) is a national initiative designed to help answer individual’s questions about their new health insurance and to help them take advantage of their benefits to obtain primary and preventive care. Read more about C2C here: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x
C2C will conduct a free webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/1x2PuFV.
Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the Avon Foundation for Women has made a new resource available: Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Women make up the majority of the overall college populations, and continue to be at risk for gender-based violence.
The document provides guidance for developing policy and practice which supports a culture of respect and non-violence on campuses and beyond. The guidelines are designed to help campus administrators implement policies that protect students from sexual abuse: http://bit.ly/1lwM60x.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has updated their resource: Tips From Former Smokers: http://1.usa.gov/19R30BY. This campaign features stories from former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities. Find statistics, videos, podcasts and other resources you or your organization can use to raise awareness.
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
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
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.”