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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.

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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

 

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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

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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

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy for Informed Consent and Health Literacy: A Workshop

On Monday, July 28th, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy is offering the workshop: Informed Consent and Health Literacy.  The workshop will feature presentations on the effect of regulatory requirements on health literate communications and ways to meet the requirements in a health literate manner.  The meeting will run from 8:30am to 5:15pm Eastern time and can be viewed in person in Washington DC or via free webcast.  For more information, please visit the event web site: http://bit.ly/1p4ydJp

Informed consent is one of those overarching issues that touch on primary care, research, ethics, cultural competency, health disparities, legal issues and more.  The agenda includes a stellar roster of speakers, and should make for an informative and enlightening discussion of the issues and future direction in this area (PDF file): http://bit.ly/1mSDTre

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

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

We R Native: Who R You? Summer Photo Contest

We R Native is sponsoring a summer photo contest and participants could win a beaded We R Native medallion or up to $75.  The contest is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native youth 13 to 21 years of age.  To enter, you must submit a summertime photo that represents Native pride with you or your friends wearing We R Native gear.  If you don’t have any We R Native gear, visit the online store – http://bit.ly/UbtJY0. Photos must be submitted via the We R Native website - http://bit.ly/Z7vV09 or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #weRnative.

Contest Deadline: August 20, 2014

For more information, visit the We R Native contest web page: http://bit.ly/1mIhYUe

Funding Opportunity: National Library of Medicine Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.  Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions.  Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

Application Deadline: July 29, 2014

For more information read the FOA online: http://1.usa.gov/1wrZpo4

Resources on Finding Rural-Relevant Statistics and Data

The Rural Assistance Center has created three new guides for finding rural health data and statistics.

Guides:

  • Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health
  • Data Sources & Tools Relevant to Rural Health
  • Selecting Rural Data in American Factfinder

Access the guides: http://bit.ly/1mb3I1w

Online Guide: Responding to Trangender Victims of Sexual Assault

The Office for Victims of Crime, U. S. Department of Justice, has created an online guide for those who provide service to transgender victims of sexual assault.

From Director Joye E. Frost:

“The guide presents a wide array of information in a user-friendly electronic format that allows practitioners to pick and choose the information that is most useful to them, from basic information about the transgender experience to specific guidance for sexual assault service providers and advocates, law enforcement officers, medical and mental health care providers, and support group facilitators. It includes practical tools to promote understanding and support of transgender victims, such as preferred language terms. Everyone is encouraged to review the guide’s core resource, “Transgender 101,” to gain a basic understanding of this population before accessing the educational provider-specific sections.”

Access the guide: http://1.usa.gov/1nozrfN

Don’t Miss the Signs: Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Check out the Skin Cancer health topic page on MedlinePlus for important information in prevention, screening, treatment and research. Information is available in English, Spanish and seven other languages.

Skin Cancer (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/1noBpNc

One Page First Aid Guides for Parents and Caregivers

From Allergic Reactions to Warts, KidsHealth has one page first aid guides for 50 common childhood accidents and illnesses.  Parents, grandparents, babysitters and other caregivers can bookmark the page and be ready to respond to (almost) any mishap.

One Page First Aid Guides (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1mCtws9

What to Include in Your First Aid Kit (KidsHealth): http://bit.ly/1sfiEDy