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Fact Sheet: Increasing Investment in Rural America

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This week, the White House Rural Council will host the inaugural Rural Opportunity Investment Conference (ROI) to promote potential investment opportunities that exist throughout rural America. Top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts and others from across the country, will come together to discuss ways to develop partnerships that create jobs, grow small businesses, and invest in critical rural infrastructure.

In conjunction with this event, the White House Rural Council is announcing a $10 billion dollar investment fund to promote rural economic development. This fund will continue to grow the rural economy by increasing access to capital for rural infrastructure projects and speeding up the process of rural infrastructure improvements. The fund is immediately open for business and more investors can now add to the initial $10 billion in available capital.

The ROI conference and the new investment fund are part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to promote investment in rural America, strengthen the nation’s infrastructure, and grow the U.S. economy. Since the creation of the White House Rural Council in 2011, the President has made historic investments in rural America designed to drive job growth, invest in rural education, provide emergency services, and address health disparities.

To read more visit the complete Fact Sheet: http://1.usa.gov/1o9CVTL

Blog from the HHS Office on Women’s Health

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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.

New resource: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid.  The knowledge path points to resources about providing and strengthening EPSDT and includes tools for state Medicaid programs, health care practices, training, and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. The knowledge path is available at http://bit.ly/1mN2MVR

 

A separate brief presents resources to help families find care, services, and support for their children, learn more about EPSDT, and find tools to help them play a more active role in their children’s EPSDT-related visits. The brief is available at http://bit.ly/1l4VqZp

Announcing the interactive Health Literate Care Model

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

From DHHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion:

 

Most Americans are challenged by the complexity of the health information they need to navigate the health care system and to stay healthy. We can begin to address this challenge by infusing health literacy throughout the health care system using the Health Literate Care Model. The Model provides health care organizations with a detailed framework and toolkit for integrating health literacy into the critical aspects of health care planning and operations.

NEW TOOL: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has just launched an interactive Health Literate Care Model graphic – a quick way to understand how to integrate health literacy strategies throughout health care organizations.

We encourage you to try out the interactive graphic – and share with your colleagues. Here is sample language for sharing with your networks.

-SAMPLE EMAIL-

Announcing the NEW Interactive Health Literate Care Model!

In order for health outcomes to improve, patients must be fully engaged in prevention, health decision-making, and self-management. The Health Literate Care Model weaves these and other health literacy strategies into the widely adopted Care Model, formerly the Chronic Care Model. The model calls for health care providers to:

·         approach all patients as if they are at risk of not understanding health information;

  •          employ a range of effective strategies for making all communication clear and actionable; and
  •          confirm patients’ understanding.

Use this interactive graphic to learn how to implement the Health Literate Care Model: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

 

 -SAMPLE TWEETS-

NEW! Interactive Health Literate Care Model teaches effective #healthlit concepts via clickable content. http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

How can we adopt health literacy strategies within the health care system? Learn how: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S #healthlit

NEW Tool! Try – and share – this interactive graphic to learn about the Health Literate Care Model. http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S #healthlit

-SAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS-

How can we adopt effective health literacy strategies within the health care system? The Health Literate Care Model can help. Learn more with this interactive graphic, adapted from the original Chronic Care Model.

Link: http://1.usa.gov/1jQDO8S

New Publication: Indian Health Surveillance Report: Sexually Transmitted Disases, 2011

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of STD Prevention are pleased to announce the publication of the most recent Indian Health Surveillance Report – Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2011.  This report presents statistics and trends for STDs among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States and for the 12 IHS Administrative Areas.

View the Indian Health Surveillance Report online: http://1.usa.gov/1p4iD0f

Data Brief: Characteristics of Uninsured Adult Males by Race and Ethnicity

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

A new data brief released the the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health during Men’s Health Month examines the characteristics of uninsured adult males by race and ethnicity, using the most recent data from the 2012 American Community Survey.  Findings from the survey, which include information on social determinants of health such as poverty and education level, underscore the social and economic factors that should be considered in developing strategies to increase coverage and access to care for minority adult males.  The survey findings provide additional information on the patterns of uninsurance among non-elderly males prior to the establishment of the Health Insurance Marketplace and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility under the Afffordable Care Act.

Download the Data Brief here:http://1.usa.gov/1kfmWTD

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers new topic page

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.

To see the topic page, visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov: http://1.usa.gov/1st3vQ7

NIH launches 3D print exchange

Friday, June 20th, 2014

From the National Institutes of Health:

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy. 

To read the complete news release: http://1.usa.gov/1ysc7XK

To visit the NIH 3D Print Exchange: http://1.usa.gov/1lbbeNP

Toolkit: Media-Smart Youth – Eat, Think, and Be Active

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Media-Smart Youth is an interactive program that helps young people ages 11 to 13 better understand the complex media world around them and how it can influence their health.  Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the free Media-Smart Youth curriculum includes 10 lessons on media literacy, nutrition and physical activity.

Learn more about Media-Smart Youth and order materials online: http://1.usa.gov/1iETMgd

Webinar: Health Insurance Literacy And The Marketplace, Thursday June 19th

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
Passcode: 9529414
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