The Rural Assistance Center offers a new topic guide: Social Determinants of Health for Rural People. Visit this guide to learn how income-level, educational attainment, race, and where you reside impact health. Find statistics and FAQs on the health inequities that rural residents experience. This guide focuses on the health inequities that rural residents experience, discussing the impact of and documenting rural differences: http://bit.ly/1f3CH48
Archive for the ‘Low Income’ Category
Webinar: From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)Friday, May 1st, 2015
What can integrated primary and behavioral health care providers do to connect with individuals who experience homelessness – and keep them engaged in services? Individuals experiencing homelessness face many challenges that can prevent them from engaging in primary and behavioral health care integrated services, such as a trauma history, distrust of the health care system, extended periods of homelessness, or unresolved substance use issues. Join this webinar, a partnership between the SAMSHA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the SAMHSA Homeless and Housing Resource Network, to learn considerations for working with the homeless population. Hear how a SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantee provides mobile services and medical outreach to engage clients and how sober housing may be an option for those also seeking substance use treatment.
Richard Cho, MCP, Senior Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, James Withers, MD, Medical Director, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Jason Howell, MBA, PRSS, Director, Texas Recovery Oriented Housing Network, National Alliance on Recovery Residences
From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)
Tue, May 19, 2015 2:00 PM EDT
From Community Science
“Join Community Science for a Webinar: “How to Assess the Effectiveness of ACA Outreach and Education Efforts” on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 2:30pm – 4:00pm EDT. This webinar will provide practical strategies to assess outreach and education efforts used to inform difficult to reach, racially and ethnically diverse populations on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, this webinar will provide organizations that are conducting, funding, or planning, ACA outreach and education to racially and ethnically diverse populations with insights on assessing the reach and effectiveness of those activities. The webinar will focus on lessons learned from an evaluation conducted by Community Science.”
A National Public Radio story discusses the differences in perceptions in what affects health for those with low incomes vs. those with higher incomes. Some factors are bad housing, low-paying jobs and unemployment, which can harm health status and increase the odds of developing stress-related health conditions. http://n.pr/1xvbyj4
“The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) is an initiative of the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A strategic part of OPRE’s mission to provide synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings, the SSRC provides researchers, policymakers, and practitioners access to high-quality research focusing on self-sufficiency, employment, and family and child well-being.”
Included in the SSRC is research on access to health care and the relationship between health status and income.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse: https://www.opressrc.org/
Health Topic page: http://bit.ly/1FKkcva
From Kaiser Health News, here is a helpful analysis of the Affordable Care Act case now before the Supreme Court. Five important points and their potential consequences are detailed here: http://bit.ly/18yX0Th
Center for American Progress has published a new report, Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof: Addressing Homelessness Among Transgender Youth. This report compiles existing research in order to provide an overview of the demographics of transgender homeless youth, their experiences while homeless, and the factors that contribute to homelessness and housing instability among this community.
Beyond 4 Walls and a Roof: http://ampr.gs/1MeZCF4
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Each year, as many as 1.6 million youth per year may experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines, many homeless youth are victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.
Social Security Administration: New website. Faces and Facts of Disability. This public awareness campaign seeks to dispel misconceptions about the Social Security disability program and demonstrate its critical importance through the personal stories of individuals who receive benefits. http://1.usa.gov/ShBw5f
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from information collected in the 2014 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement.
The nation’s official poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15.0 percent in 2012. The 45.3 million people living at or below the poverty line in 2013, for the third consecutive year, did not represent a statistically significant change from the previous year’s estimate. Median household income in the United States in 2013 was $51,939; the change in real terms from the 2012 median of $51,759 was not statistically significant. This is the second consecutive year that the annual change was not statistically significant, following two consecutive annual declines. The percentage of people without health insurance coverage for the entire 2013 calendar year was 13.4 percent; this amounted to 42.0 million people.