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Intimate Partner Violence Resources

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Knowledge PAth

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health – Contains resources about preventing, identifying and responding to intimate partner violence within the home and the community. http://bit.ly/17FuKwO

 

Safety in Rural Areas

Provides safety tips when dealing with an abusive relationship in a rural area or town.  http://bit.ly/13axVeq

Insurance Resources

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Community Health Worker: New online training opportunity. Help for Navigating Health Insurance. The course will begin on July 15, 2013 and finish July 28, 2013.
For more information: http://bit.ly/187hMrD

 

CMS: Two new Health Insurance Marketplace webinar trainings available. The first training, Level 1: Health Insurance Marketplace 101, is a one-hour high-level webinar overview of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act and a basic introduction to the Marketplace (Exchanges) highlighting who is eligible and how the Marketplace will work. The second Training, Level 2: Understanding the Health Insurance Marketplace, is a two-hour detailed review of the Marketplace (Exchanges), including eligibility, enrollment, plan structure, Medicaid expansion, and the streamlined application. Trainings are available on various dates in June and July, 2013.  For more information: http://1.usa.gov/11k9gMz

BHIC on a break

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Starting today, May 2, the Bringing Health Information to the Community blog will be taking a break.  All of the Contributors to the blog will be attending the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting in Boston.  Posting will resume as normal on Monday May 13.

Enhanced National CLAS Standards

Friday, April 26th, 2013

According to the USHHS, “the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States.”

This week the Enhanced CLAS Standards were released. Find the Enhanced CLAS Standards at: http://1.usa.gov/14jTFUJ

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Friday, April 26th, 2013

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the US Government branch of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for providing immigration services and benefits. USCIS works with local governments, libraries and qualified immigration service providers to ensure immigrants receive accurate information about immigration benefits. The USCIS provides help for immigrants to complete USCIS forms, and gives legal advice about which forms to submit. Here are some resources to help immigrants with the USCIS forms and to protect immigrants from fraud.

USCIS Legal Advice
http://1.usa.gov/10hymuM

USCIS, Avoid Scams
http://1.usa.gov/ZzKr3S

Helping families use media in a healthy way

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The Center for Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital in Boston helps families to use media in healthy ways. CMCH offers tips to control time, pay attention to content and context, use critical thinking, and create and model media mastery. The Center recommends parents set time limits, co-view, pay attention to media ratings, and model healthy media habits. Learn more on the Center for Media and Child Health site at http://bit.ly/ZF4LhJ.

Have questions about child and media health? You can ask CMCH Director Dr. Michael Rich on the Ask the Mediatrician. Questions are answered every Monday and Thursday. Check out Ask the Mediatrician at
http://bit.ly/YKiCA7.

ACA and Health Plans Enrollment Webinar

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Attend Mental Health America’s “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Health Plans:  Aiding Enrollment in State and Federal Insurance Programs” webinar, on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at noon (eastern time) to learn more about upcoming changes to health insurance under the ACA.  Presenters, Jenny Sullivan of Enroll America and Kevin Malone of SAMSHA will discuss the state exchanges and various methods on how to enroll in a health plan.  Participants will learn who qualifies for what program, the ‘no wrong door’ concept and benefits regarding mental health and substance use disorders.  This webinar is sponsored by Mental Health America.  Register at: http://bit.ly/12YoNI7

Transgender Medical Consultation Service

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

TransLine is a national online transgender medical consultation service that offers healthcare providers up-to-date transgender clinical information and individualized case consultation across a broad range of clinical transgender issues. TransLine is staffed by expert medical providers from LGBT clinics from around the nation who can help providers give the best possible care to transgender patients.

http://bit.ly/10duI94

Affordable Care Act Ruling and webinar

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is expected to rule on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the individual mandate.  This ruling may have wide-reaching effects on the ACA.

Read up on the ACA here: http://1.usa.gov/KKUI60

One day after the ruling (Friday)  Families USA is holding a free conference call to have a panel discuss the ruling and what it means for health advocacy, and what happens next.

Friday, June 29 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information and to register:  http://bit.ly/MYLazA

There will also be a “tweet chat” immediately following the conference call. To join the chat “live” follow #HealthJustice on Twitter. You can also follow #HCRdecision to get updates all week long.

TEDMED 2012 – update

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

A few National Library of Medicine products have been mentioned in TEDMED talks and thought it would be a good time to highlight these resources

During a talk given by John Qualter titled “Can you bring a 3-D cadaver back to life on the web?” MedlinePlus was mentioned.  MedlinePlus is a consumer health website that brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.  It has health topics in multiple languages.

http://medlineplus.gov

 

During a talk given by Lisa Nilsson titled “Are you ready for a new slice of reality?” Lisa mentioned The Visible Human Project.  It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.  A male and a female cadaver were cut into thin slices which were then photographed and digitized.

Check it out at http://1.usa.gov/16zeqK

 

Check to see if your institution (or one near you) is hosting a TEDMED Live event.  You can watch TEDMED talks live. http://www.tedmed.com/conference/live

Once the TEDMED 2012 conference has ended, TEDMED talks will be available for free at their website. http://www.tedmed.com/