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Connecting Kids to Coverage

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

February 11 at 3:00 pm EST (2:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm MT, Noon PT)

Register for the free webinar http://bit.ly/1P7sspV

Children and teenagers in your congregation or community may qualify for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many parents may be eligible for Medicaid as well. Learn about the nationwide effort to identify children and youth eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and get them enrolled http://1.usa.gov/1OoM2hS

 

January NIH News in Health

Monday, January 11th, 2016

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health features articles with tips on maintaining a healthy blood pressure, substance abuse in women, and using the NIH Body Weight Planner.

NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Plain Language: Getting Started or Brushing Up

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Plain language is grammatically correct language that includes complete sentence structure and accurate word usage. Plain language is not unprofessional writing or a method of “dumbing down” or “talking down” to the reader. Writing that is clear and to the point helps improve communication and takes less time to read and understand. Clear writing tells the reader exactly what the reader needs to know without using unnecessary words or expressions. NIH’s Plain Language: Getting Started or Brushing Up is a handy tool to learn about using plain language in your work.

Plain Language: Getting Started or Brushing Up: http://1.usa.gov/1PiXlI9

Disaster Resilience Cartoons and Worksheets for Youth/Students

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve is an animated series featuring a young fox (Hunter) and owl (Eve) who together learn how to be resilient and cope with disasters and emergencies. Each episode of this series focuses on one important skill (for example staying safe, keeping calm, solving problems) and provides clear steps toward achieving the skill.Child and youth worksheets are available for each episode in the series. The worksheets include activities that reinforce the steps presented in each video. Discussion starters are also provided, which provide questions for children and youth to think and talk about before and after watching each episode. Discussion starters can be used with individual children or with groups. The first two episodes and accompanying worksheets are available here: http://bit.ly/1TwZNy9

New resource for Alaska Natives and American Indians: NativeOneStop.gov

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

The White House, in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs announce a new resource for American Indians and Alaska Natives.  NativeOneStop.gov was launched in an effort to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with easy, online access to Federal resources and programs. NativeOneStop.gov is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision – to provide improved, personalized access to Federal resources and programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives. NativeOneStop.gov will make it easier for tribes, Alaska Natives, and American Indians to find services, receive consistent information, and streamline outreach and services by Federal agencies. http://bit.ly/1OeO9UR

New AHRQ Online Resource Combines Patient Safety News, Research and Resources

Friday, December 4th, 2015

AHRQ has merged its Patient Safety Network (PSNet) and AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) to help readers more efficiently access patient safety news, research and expert commentary. PSNet combines all the features of and content from both sites, including PSNet weekly updates, WebM&M Cases and Commentaries, Perspectives on Safety (including podcasts), Patient Safety Primers, The PSNet Collection and more. [AHRQ]

AHRQ: PSNet – http://1.usa.gov/1ItPUAE

5 Facts About Deductibles from Healthcare.gov

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Factoring in out-of-pocket costs has always been part of buying health insurance, but for the first time now there are a lot of resources to help you better understand your choices at HealthCare. gov. These include new features that allow you to see your total estimated out-of-pocket costs, to search health plans by your preferred provider and to see if your prescription drugs are covered. Read more about how to calculate and prepare for out-of-pocket costs when making your health insurance decisions: 1.usa.gov/1PS5hW5

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise, Some at Alarming Rate

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

From the Centers for Disease Control:

“Reported cases of three nationally notifiable STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have increased for the first time since 2006, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the 2014 STD Surveillance Report.

The approximately 1.4 million reported cases of chlamydia, a rate of 456.1 cases per 100,000 population, is up 2.8 percent since 2013. Rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis – the most infectious stages of syphilis –and gonorrhea have both increased since 2013, by 15.1 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively. In 2014, there were 350,062 reported cases of gonorrhea (a rate of 110.7 per 100,000) and 19,999 reported cases of P&S syphilis (for a rate of 6.3 per 100,000).”

For information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of STDs, visit MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/1R1tU24

Share your family health history on Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day. Take time around the dinner table to learn about your family’s health history with these resources.

Creating a Family History (NIHSeniorHealth): http://1.usa.gov/1NLKVYs

My Family Health Portrait (Surgeon General): http://1.usa.gov/1wAozGb

Smokefree.gov: Become, and Remain, a Nonsmoker

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. The website was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker. Smokefree.gov allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs. Sign up for text messages, download an app, or browse information to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

Smokefree.gov: http://1.usa.gov/16ZEqwF