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Tips From Former Smokers

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.

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

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

New Guide To Clinical Preventive Services Available

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

Webinar: How to Become a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) Organization

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 


How:

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.”

 

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators Webinar on Substance Abuse

Join HealthyPeople2020 and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for a free webinar on the importance of substance abuse prevention and the progress being made to address this issue. This webinar, which takes place July 24 at 11am Central, includes three presentations focusing on data, communication efforts, and effective implementation strategies. CME, CNE And CHES credit available.

To register and view the complete webinar information (including presenter bios), visit the webex registration page: http://bit.ly/1rnbw83 

Task Force Recommends New Education Programs

From the Community Guide:

Can education programs impact students’ health later in life? Yes, says the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force), which released recommendations for high school completion programs and out-of-school-time academic programs to improve the health prospects of racial and ethnic minority students and students from low-income families. The Task Force based its findings, on systematic reviews of the scientific literature that are carried out with Task Force oversight, in collaboration with a wide range of government, academic, policy, and practice-based partners.

To see the complete information on findings and recommended programs, visit the Community Guide News page: http://bit.ly/1jY78du

2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity

A new report from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity presents state-level information on physical activity behaviors and on environmental and policy supports for physical activity. The report contains a brief overview of data and statistics from the previous report, stories from the field, and a number of physical activity indicators.

To see the complete report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit the report page: http://1.usa.gov/1njvz5Q

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

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

Webinar: Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals

Introducing NIC’s Health Reform and Public Safety Webinar Series . . .

Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals

July 22, 2014

10 -11:30am PT / 11 – 12:30pm MT/AZT/ 12pm – 1:30pm CT / 1pm -2:30pm ET

Target Audience: Criminal Justice Professionals, Corrections Health Professionals, Community-based Providers

Register at this link: http://bit.ly/1rhECpz

As mentioned in the NIC broadcast Health Reform and Public Safety: New Opportunities, Better Outcomes on June 18, 2014, NIC is pleased to offer the first of several follow-up webinars that will delve further into health reform issues in criminal justice and corrections settings.

First up - Health Literacy: Enhancing Access to Health Care for Justice-Involved Individuals.

With the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it is now possible for millions of low-income justice-involved individuals to obtain insurance coverage for their physical and behavioral health care needs. This far- reaching systems change will impact every component of the criminal justice system from pretrial to reentry, from corrections health to behavioral health. Criminal Justice professional and Health professionals alike have a role in helping these individuals develop the capacity to obtain and understand basic health information to make appropriate health care decisions. In this one and half hour presentation you will hear from national correctional health care and health literacy experts. The content of this webinar will meet the following objectives:

Objectives:

1. Understand the health needs and incidence of chronic disease in the CJ population

2. Understand the importance of maintaining a continuum of care as inmates transition from jails to the community

3. Understand the barriers to access to care for this population, i.e., health literacy

4. Understand the role of criminal justice professionals, (corrections health, transition counselors, and probation/parole) in incorporating linkage to health care into case managements

5. Provide strategies for establishing linkages / maintaining continuum of care

Announcing the interactive Health Literate Care Model

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