Archive for the ‘Low Income’ Category
Friday, September 19th, 2014
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from information collected in the 2014 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
The nation’s official poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15.0 percent in 2012. The 45.3 million people living at or below the poverty line in 2013, for the third consecutive year, did not represent a statistically significant change from the previous year’s estimate. Median household income in the United States in 2013 was $51,939; the change in real terms from the 2012 median of $51,759 was not statistically significant. This is the second consecutive year that the annual change was not statistically significant, following two consecutive annual declines. The percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2013 calendar year was 13.4 percent; this amounted to 42.0 million people.
Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013: http://1.usa.gov/1v0ecHf
Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2013: http://1.usa.gov/1yjtNHy
Thursday, September 18th, 2014
HHS/Region V and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH): Webcast. Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services. This webcast will share best practices on how health care providers can incorporate ACA pre-natal and perinatal preventive services. September 23, 2014, 9:00 am ET. Register: http://bit.ly/1rqeI1s
HHS/The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Webinar. Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured. September 30, 2014, 2:00 pm ET. Register: http://bit.ly/1mhjWNv
Monday, September 8th, 2014
The Rural Assistance Center has an updated resource guide on Border Health. The guide includes demographic information and details health issues of particular concern for those living near the United States/Mexico border. Links to health websites, relevant organizations and state-specific contacts are provided.
Border Health (Rural Assistance Center): http://bit.ly/1Bn0X7h
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
On Tuesday, September 23 at 9 am ET, join the Office on Women’s Health for a webcast launching “Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services.” This free webcast will share best practices on how health care providers can incorporate ACA pre-natal and perinatal preventive services into their practices. It is intended to be a resource for health care providers and system leaders, integrated care teams, behavioral health centers, community-based and social service organizations, case managers and WIC managers: http://bit.ly/1rqeI1s
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
In conjunction with the O’Brien Fellowship project Marquette University Students produced a special report on diabetes in a low-income neighborhood in Milwaukee. The report can be found on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website. http://bit.ly/1nhnHMJ
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services invite you to join them for a webinar on health insurance literacy and the Health Insurance Marketplace. This webinar will provide basic information on how health insurance works, how to use your health insurance and where to find consumer-friendly resources. A brief update on the Marketplace will also be provided.
When: Thursday, June 19th at 4pm Eastern
Registration (no pre-registration required): http://bit.ly/1qpMmFb
Conference Number: PW6650566
Dial-In number: 1-888-455-1840
NOTE: New Coverage to Care health insurance literacy resources are available for download in English and Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x
Friday, May 2nd, 2014
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.
The BLS website contains statistical data and information related to the social and economic conditions of the United States. Subject areas include inflation and prices; employment and unemployment; pay and benefits; spending and time use; productivity; and workplace injuries.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://1.usa.gov/1krfYKF
Friday, April 4th, 2014
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. On the SNA Legislative and Regulatory Action website, keep updated on the latest school nutrition related bills and legislation introduced in Congress, as well as federal, state, and local policies and regulations about school nutrition programs.
SNA Legislative and Regulatory Action: http://bit.ly/1i7BXFg
Monday, March 31st, 2014
March 31 is the deadline to apply for health insurance at the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2014.
“Most people must have health coverage in 2014 or pay a penalty. If you don’t have coverage, you’ll pay a fee of either 1% of your income, or $95 per adult ($47.50 per child), whichever is higher. You’ll pay the fee on your 2015 income taxes.”
Get covered: http://1.usa.gov/1pEH5VA
How to find the right plan for you: http://1.usa.gov/PbHjYP
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
A new study by the Urban Institute focuses on health insurance literacy. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been helpful in creating an awareness that people who have never had insurance are expected to understand complex terminology. This study shows racial/ethnic disparities in health literacy understanding. http://urbn.is/1hY0myc