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Free webinar: Coverage to Care

Coverage to Care (C2C) is a national initiative designed to help answer individual’s questions about their new health insurance and to help them take advantage of their benefits to obtain primary and preventive care. Read more about C2C here: http://1.usa.gov/1uBw89x

C2C will conduct a free webinar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/1x2PuFV.

Gender-based Violence in Higher Education

Futures Without Violence, in collaboration with the Avon Foundation for Women has made a new resource available: Beyond Title IX: Guidelines for Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence in Higher Education. Women make up the majority of the overall college populations, and continue to be at risk for gender-based violence.

The document provides guidance for developing policy and practice which supports a culture of respect and non-violence  on campuses and beyond. The guidelines are designed to help campus administrators implement policies that protect students from sexual abuse: http://bit.ly/1lwM60x.

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