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Healthy Roads Media has new no-cost video in multiple languages
Healthy Roads Media has created a multiple use video on “Asthma and Children – A Guide to Coping” in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The no-cost downloadable files can be used on a closed circuit TV system, loaded onto laptops or tablets so they can be used in presentations, or the videos can be used in your EHR system. To get these videos Click Here
Source: BHIC - March 8, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Health Information Literacy Public Health Websites Source Type: blogs
Helmand Province – December 2010 A young girl in the paediatric ward of the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Lashkar Gah. It is one of only two twenty-four hour and free hospitals in Southern Afghanistan and has 154 beds.
Source: MSF Blogs - March 8, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Authors: brunodc Tags: 39. March 2012 Afghanistan conflict girl helmand hospital portrait Source Type: blogs
Pittsburgh, PA Folks – check out the Women and Girls Health Weekend
If you’ll in or around Pittsburgh, PA this weekend, we’d love to see you at the symposium on “Women, HIV, and the 40th Anniversary of Our Bodies, Ourselves,” featuring OBOS co-founder Judy Norsigian. The symposium is part of Women and Girls Health Weekend coordinated by Educating Teens about HIV/AIDS, Inc. This Friday, there will be a screening of the breast implant documentary “Absolutely SAFE” with filmaker Carol Ciancutti-Leyva, then Judy will speak on Saturday. Registration is required. Details on the Saturday event: Saturday, March 10, 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. University Club, 123 Universit...
Source: Our Bodies Our Blog - March 7, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Rachel Tags: Breast Implants Events HIV & AIDS OBOS 40th Anniversary Our Bodies Ourselves Source Type: blogs
Improving diabetes and hypertension outcomes in Medicaid patients
Medicaid patients with diabetes and hypertension need better outcomes. To achieve better outcomes, physicians need more consistent information on their patients’ real health behaviors. State legislators are pressing to get healthcare costs under control, while Medicaid administrators need to invest thinly stretched resources simultaneously in direct care and broad public health programs that will keep hospital readmissions down. As director of a network of managed primary care systems (Northern Piedmont Community Care) serving 60,000 members of North Carolina’s Medicaid population, I must balance these needs daily, a...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 7, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: Conditions Diabetes Endocrinology Heart newtag Source Type: blogs
ECRI Institute's Top Health Technology Hazards for 2012
In my Dec. 2010 post "ECRI: Healthcare IT In Top Ten Health Technology Threats to Patient Safety", I wrote that:The ECRI Institute is an independent, unbiased, evidence-based healthcare research, information, and advice provider. They have been in operation for more than 40 years and are one of only a handful of organizations designated as both a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.... (from WSJ) For the fourth year running, the nonprofit ECRI Institute has put together a list of what it judges to be the top ten h...
Source: Health Care Renewal - March 7, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: healthcare IT dangers healthcare IT risks ecri institute Source Type: blogs
Health Hazards of Mobile Devices
The age of mobile devices reached a milestone last month. According to the latest research from the Pew Internet and American Life project, as of February, just over half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone . In fact, some readers are viewing this on a mobile device right now. If you’re reading this on your iPad or smartphone: how is your neck positioned? How close are you holding your device to your face? Staring down and squinting at a small, bright screen for several hours a day clearly isn’t healthy, and as a reminder the infographic below “Are Mobile Devices Destroying Your Body?” illustrate...
Source: Highlight HEALTH - March 7, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Walter Jessen Source Type: blogs
Impact of New Technologies on HealthCare WebRadio March 14 11 AM EST, 5PM Europe.
SURVEYThis survey asks you about the impact of New Technologies on healthcare, a subject that will be examined at the Doctors 2.0 & You Conference in Paris, France - May 23-24 2012. Can New Technologies Improve Healthcare? Exploring the 2.0 Doctor A conversation with Denise Silber, CEO of Basil Strategies and Founderof Doctors 2.0 & Youconference, and Dr. Frank Antwerpes, President, DocCheck Medical, about the use of Web 2.0 and social media such as Twitter for improving patient care. They'll be giving their international perspective on the uptake of Web 2.0 and Socia...
Source: Denise Silber's eHealth - March 7, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Denise Silber Tags: Doctors 2.0 Health 2.0 Source Type: blogs
From transition to transformation in public health
This resource page brings together factsheets, case studies, a glossary and policy summary to aid with the transition in public health from NHS to local government. The purpose of it is to assist local authorities and public health to develop a local public health system that is designed to have the greatest potential for improving health, not just in councils but with all local partners. Resource page
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 7, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: blogs
Paving the way: a closer look at what the changing policy landscape means for public health improvement, education and learning
This report examines the future learning and development landscape for the wider public health workforce. The findings highlight the complexity of developing effective education and learning to support health improvement and the changes that will be needed to ensure that the workforce can operate effectively in the new environment. Report RSPH - news
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - March 7, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Library Service Source Type: blogs
Medicare’s Hospital Compare Program Hasn’t Helped Save Lives
For several years, Medicare’s Hospital Compare initiative has published quality measures for hospitals. While the data are intended to help patients make better decisions, some experts have noted that the public nature of the information might also help spur lower-performing hospitals to shape up, improving the quality of care. But the project hasn’t led to improvement in 30-day death rates from heart attacks or pneumonia, and is linked to only a small reduction in death from heart failure, according to a new study. The research, published yesterday in Health Affairs, analyzed Medicare claims data from 2000 to ...
Source: WSJ.com: Health Blog - March 6, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Katherine Hobson Tags: Drugs Hospitals Medicare Quality Research Source Type: blogs
Broken healthcare system putting providers on autopilot
by Thomas Dahlborg Every time I turn on the television, go to a book store or see a movie advertisement I see "ZOMBIES." Zombies are everywhere. (Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got into the action with their Zombie attack preparedness manual.) Now I love zombie movies as much as anyone. In fact, "Shaun of the Dead" is one of my favorites, truly illustrating an existentialist view of life where people operate on autopilot. After my most recent visit to the bookstore and the most recent zombie reminder, I got to thinking about people operating on autopilot. I have heard on many occasions from physicia...
Source: hospital impact - March 6, 2012 Category: Health Managers Authors: Wendy Johnson Source Type: blogs
Call For Proposals: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program
Using the County Health Rankings model, the County Health Roadmaps project includes several efforts to support local communities, national partners and leaders across all sectors to improve health. This second call for proposals of the Roadmaps to Health Community Grants will support partner collaborations on implementing policy or system changes to address one of the social or economic factors that most strongly influence community health outcomes. These include: education; employment and income; family and social support; and community safety. Up to 20 grants of up to $200,000 each will be awarded. Applicants mus...
Source: BHIC - March 6, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Low Income Public Health Scholarships and Grants Source Type: blogs
Mobile App Helps Teens Quit Smoking
A new effort to help teens quit smoking will use one of their most constant companions: the mobile phone. SmokefreeTXT is a free text message service from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips for teens trying to quit smoking. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Its health consequences build up over time and include many different types of cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases. Nearly 20% of teens are current smokers. “Unless we make efforts to intervene today, they will most likely continue smoking into adulthood...
Source: BHIC - March 6, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Public Health Websites Source Type: blogs
Webinar: Foods, Nutrients and Food Components to Decrease and Increase
Thursday, March 8th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Foods, Nutrients and Food Components to Decrease and Increase – What Foods the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Say to Eat Less Of and More Of Sponsored by Weight Watchers, American Society for Nutrition and USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion To register: http://www.nutrition.org/meetings/asn-cnpp-webinar-series-on-the-2010-dietary-guidelines/ [from Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, March 5, 2012]
Source: BHIC - March 6, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Conferences Public Health Source Type: blogs
Public Health Graduate Students Offered Practical Course in Social Media
Some interesting things are happening at the University of Michigan regarding the use and teaching of social media. I reported recently about the hiring of a social media director for the institution (see: The University of Michigan Hires Social Media Director at $100,000 Per Year). Now comes news of a graduate course in the School of Public Health on communicating with science blogs (see: SPH students creating science blogs in social media course). Below is an excerpt from the article: It's not enough for new public health professionals to know the science that drives the field. To make a difference, they ...
Source: Lab Soft News - March 6, 2012 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Blogosphere and Websphere Healthcare Information Technology Lab Blogs and Podcasts Medical Consumerism Medical Education Medical Research Source Type: blogs
Courses and Conferences on Health Care Ethics, Corruption, Marketing
Two courses and two conferences of interest to Health Care Renewal readers are coming soon.Short Course: Why Do Physicians Not Make Rational, Evidence Based Decisions?A full-day course at the 14th Biennial European Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making on Sunday, 10 June, 2012 in Oslo, Norway. Taught by bloggers Dr Roy Poses and Dr Wally Smith, the course will address both the effects of cognitive psychological limitations and of external influences by vested interests leading to less than optimal decisions.A full description of the course is here. Online Course: Corruption in the Health SectorA 30 hour...
Source: Health Care Renewal - March 6, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: deception health care corruption pharmaceuticals marketing health care ethics judgment and decision psychology Source Type: blogs
Chick-fil-A Borrows a Page from American Dietetic Association and American Academy of Pediatrics Playbook in Defending Its Support of Anti-Gay Groups
Last week, the Northeastern University Student Senate voted to rescind plans to bring a Chick-fil-A to campus because of the company's financial support of groups which oppose gay and lesbian rights.Chick-fil-A had been one of a group of restaurants being eyed for vendor spots in the University's new student center. The offer was canceled as a result of Chick-fil-A's support of a number of organizations that oppose gay and lesbian rights, including opposing same sex marriage. These groups include Focus on the Family, the Family Research Council, Exodus International, the Marriage & Family Legacy Fund, and the Fellowshi...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - March 6, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
The flying creatures I sleep with
We’ve taken over a compound from another aid agency as a temporary MSF base. ‘Compound’, however, is probably too grand a term for the small, single story building of mud, riddled with termite holes, its bare wooden beams roofed with … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - March 6, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
Active Video Games May Not Increase Physical Activity in Children
A study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children given “active” video games meant to encourage whole-body movement don’t necessarily increase physical activity. In the study, principal investigator Tom Baranowski of Baylor College of Medicine compared the activity of children given “traditional” video games (such as Mario Kart for Wii) to that of children given so-called “active” video games, such as Dance Dance Revolution. The “active” games are meant to get kids off the couch, and to encourage sports-like movement, including running in place and jump...
Source: Highlight HEALTH - March 6, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Kirstin Hendrickson Source Type: blogs
As I took the bins out in the rain this morning, and looked across at the Derwent, I was thinking that it still spins me out sometimes that we are here, living in another city on a big island on the other side of Australia. It feels like we have been here for ages and we are settling in very well in all areas of life, but just once in a while I just stop and think “Wow, we really are here!” Our big trip over here in January now feels like ancient history, and it occurred to me that I never got around to blogging about it or posting photos (although my facebook friends got a lot of photos on the way across). So ...
Source: Baggas' Blog - March 5, 2012 Category: Family Physicians Authors: baggas Tags: Australia Family General Practice Housekeeping Paul Personal Tasmania golf gp Hobart road trip Travel Source Type: blogs
Ryan Goslingfying biostatistics communication
Biostatistics is perhaps not the most approachable thing to people outside the biostatistics sphere, and as a discipline of Public Health Sciences it is sometimes frowned a little bit upon. Maybe because it is, even to many public health professionals, quite boring. It’s all about numbers, computer programmes, likelihoods, tests and probabilities and communicating it is difficult to do in a sexy or funny manner. Or is it… A wonderful friend and fellow public-health’er who for better or worse have biostatistics as an integrated part of her work sent me this link to a Biostatistics Tumblerblog. She wrote: &...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - March 5, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: Public Health Science Communication blog public health sciences ryan gosling Source Type: blogs
Des médicaments, de toute urgence
Je ne me sens pas bien en ce moment, ma maladie s’aggrave de plus en plus car je n’ai plus de médicaments depuis un certain temps. La nuit, je tousse beaucoup et mes crachats sont de couleur blanche. Je ne peux pas dormir, mon corps entier me fait souffrir, surtout au niveau du thorax et [...]
Source: MSF Blogs - March 5, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
So, when I finish the treatment, I have to go to school. I’ll take the application form in around June I think. I’m prepared to struggle very hard to get admission! But, if I fail to get into school, what shall I do? As a lay man I cannot sit and watch. My plan is [...]
Source: MSF Blogs - March 5, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
Have you seen HealthMap?
HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers founded in 2006, utilizes informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site ‘healthmap.org’ and mobile app ‘Outbreaks Near Me’ deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. For more, including an introductory video called “What is HealthMap?”: http://healthmap.org
Source: BHIC - March 5, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Environmental Health General Public Health Regional Information Websites Source Type: blogs
National School Breakfast Week, March 5-9
This week, school cafeterias across the country will celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 5-9) by hosting “School Breakfast – Go for Gold” a fun campaign designed to highlight how eating a balanced breakfast at school helps students shine. The School Nutrition Association (http://schoolnutrition.org ) has many free resources for non-members, including a wealth of resources on a page called “Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) Resource Center: http://docs.schoolnutrition.org/SNF/BIC/ . [School Nutrition Association Press Releases, Feb. 28, 2012] More on National Nutrition Month at: http://www.eatright.org/nnm/ .
Source: BHIC - March 5, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: General Public Health Websites Source Type: blogs
New Promise for Addressing Chronic Homelessness
The combination of two evidence-based practices—supported employment and permanent supportive housing—shows promise in addressing chronic homelessness among adults with serious mental illness. Research reported in the March issue of Psychiatric Services, a journal of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), found good housing and employment outcomes in a demonstration project with this difficult-to-reach group. For the complete press release from APA:http://ow.ly/9scF7 [MedlinePlus News, March 1, 2012]
Source: BHIC - March 5, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cheryl Rowan Tags: Articles General Inner City Public Health Source Type: blogs
The work and the play
Day 30 One month. Exactly one month since I left home. 30 Days. And the staff meeting tonight was as frustrating as is possible to be. Just like staff meetings at home. Over 2 hours of meeting and a totally … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - March 5, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
Focus on Fit, Not Fat
Most of my clients who carry more weight than they’d like believe that they cannot be healthy or fit because they are fat. They hyper-focus on weight, shape, body discomfort, and how others view them, and feel helpless and despairing over their size. They believe that fat equals unfit. Research tell us this is not the case, so listen up. A study published in the March 2009 issue of BMC Public Health proves that some people can be fat, yet fit. Their research concludes that both overweight and obese individuals can have healthy cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels if they eat healthfully and exercise. A M...
Source: Normal Eating - March 5, 2012 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: eatnormalnow Source Type: blogs
Egg-producing stem cells isolated from adult human ovaries
For the first time, researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these cells can produce what appear to be normal egg cells or oocytes. Since the 1950s, reproductive biologists have thought that egg precursor cells stop dividing about halfway through mammalian fetal development, giving a newborn female a finite number of potential eggs. A baby girl, for example, is born with an estimated 1 million oocytes. By puberty, that number has declined to roughly 400,000. During a woman's fertile years, follicles, the structures that host an oocyte and help it to mature, are...
Source: Dr. Buttery's Public Health BLOG - March 3, 2012 Category: Epidemiologists Tags: Genetics Prevention Technology The future behavioral change policy Source Type: blogs
Busy in the mountains
Dear Friends, My predecessor, Lisa, left on Tues. We had a grand farewell celebration for her last Saturday. There was a football match between the staff of the medical team against staff of the logistics team. Happily it was a … Continue reading →
Source: MSF Blogs - March 3, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: blogs
The Health and Social Security Bill is an unholy mess. Drop it now.
Jump to follow-up [Use Firefox if embedded videos do not show in Chrome] Andrew Lansley’s Health Bill (HASSB) aims to change the NHS into something more like the US system, which gives worse results at twice the cost. The only possible reason for wanting to do that is simple far-right ideology. No wonder that no hint was given of its intentions before the election. On the contrary, David Cameron stated repeatedly that there would be no top-down reorganisation of the NHS. That turned out to be a straight lie. “First let me tell you what we are not going to do. There will be no more of those pointless reorganisa...
Source: DC's goodscience - March 3, 2012 Category: Professors and Educators Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: College of Medicine David Owen Department of Health Michael Dixon National Health Service NHS Prince Charles Prince of Wales UCL Hospitals UCLH Andrew Lansley Lib Dems NHS Alliance Sam Everington Source Type: blogs
PLoS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
Open AccessEssay info Why Most Published Research Findings Are False Article Metrics Related Content Comments: 26 To add a note, highlight some text. Hide notes Make a general comment John P. A. IoannidisAbstract Top Summary There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field. In this framework, a research findi...
Source: PharmaGossip - March 3, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Have we lost touch with the real world?
I wonder, sometimes, if humanity is progressively, steadily, losing touch with everything it means to be human. I could give a long list of reasons I believe this to be true, but what strikes me are the ways people are incredulous about their bodies when I see them in the emergency department. Afflicted with a bruise on an arm or leg, but no fracture, they say: ‘So if it isn’t broken, why does it hurt like this?’ Or, ‘why is it black and blue?’ When their children have cough and head colds, and no pneumonia, they are flabbergasted by fever. ‘I don’t get it. I give him Tyl...
Source: edwinleap.com - March 2, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Edwinlea Tags: Wonder culture emergency medicine medical policy parenthood public health Source Type: blogs
Europe To Speed Pricing & Reimbursement Decisions
Plagued by complaints that regulatory approval is too slow, the European Commission has issued a proposal to speed things along. Specifically, the idea is that member states should decide on pricing and reimbursement within 120 days if the drugs are innovative medicines and make decisions within 30 days for generics. Currently, the rule allows 180 days for such decisions. Studies have shown that delays in pricing and reimbursement decisions can last 700 days for innovative meds and up to 250 days for generics. A key problem is that a 1989 directive has never been amended to reflect new realities on the ground, notably, the...
Source: Pharmalot - March 2, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Drug Approvals Drug Reimbursement European Commission European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations European Generic Medicines Association Generics Prescription Drug Pricing Source Type: blogs
Is big pharma about to take a fall? - The Irish Times
DOMINIC COYLEBlockbuster drugs coming off patent will knock a major hole in our export figures and tax revenuesPHARMACEUTICALS HAVE been a driving force for Ireland’s export success in recent years. Even through the darkest days of our financial collapse and recession, the sector, dominated by the large multinational players, continued to deliver export growth and a glimmer of hope of economic recovery.However, the most recent trade figures point to a looming problem for the Government. Reporting a 9 per cent fall in exports in December, the Central Statistics Office was unusually frank and detailed in stating that “a ...
Source: PharmaGossip - March 2, 2012 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: insider Source Type: blogs
Worth Reading This Week
Stacey Tovino, Reforming State Mental Health Parity Law, SSRN/Houston J. Health L. & Pol'y Sharona Hoffman, The Drugs Stop Here: A Public Health Framework to Address the Drug Shortage Crisis, SSRN/Food & Drug Law Journal Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Affordable Care...
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - March 2, 2012 Category: Medical Lawyers and Insurers Authors: HealthLawProf Hodnicki Source Type: blogs
Hope lies with the residents
I remain relatively new to the health care field, but even in that short time, it has become evident to me that the pace of quality and safety enhancements and front-line driven process improvement in hospitals is inadequate given the scale and scope of harm that occurs to patients. Indeed, it can be viewed as a paradox that the doctors of America, a group of dedicated, well-intentioned, intelligent, and highly trained individuals, constitute one of the top-ranked public health hazards in the county when as they work together in the nation’s hospitals. That they collectively have not made much of a dent in th...
Source: Running a hospital - March 1, 2012 Category: Health Managers Source Type: blogs
GOP Attempt to Quash Contraception Coverage Fails for Now But Begs the Question: What if There Were 83 Women Senators?
By a close vote of 51 to 48, the Senate today blocked a measure that would have allowed employers and health insurance companies to deny coverage for contraceptives and other medical services for any religious or moral objection. The vote was on an amendment proposed by Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who sought to insert the largest political wedge possible between an individual and her doctor. The amendment would have allowed employers and insurers to refuse to cover “specific items or services” if coverage would be “contrary to the religious beliefs or moral convictions of the sponsor, issuer o...
Source: Our Bodies Our Blog - March 1, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Christine C. Tags: Abortion & Reproductive Rights Politics Source Type: blogs
Give Brain Injury a Voice
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, a critical time when you can raise awareness about this important public health problem. http://1.usa.gov/wkDN6S [CDC]
Source: BHIC - March 1, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Jacqueline Leskovec Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs
Students minding the science gap in public health
The objective of this whole blogging exercise is an ambitious one: “to help ensure that UM School of Public Health graduates are some of the best communicators around when it comes to translating scientific evidence into something that others understand, and can act on.” As part of the initiative, readers of the blog have been encouraged to write comments, both on the content and the form. So-called mentors from all backgrounds have signed up to comment on a weekly basis (you can still sign up here). With the comments the aim is for the students to improve their communication skills though the ten weeks. I have...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - March 1, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: Public Health Science Communication blogs masters of public health Michigan University mind the science gap public health sciences public health students Schools of Public Health student blogging university of british colombia web2.0 Source Type: blogs
Health Policy Brief: The Prevention And Public Health Fund
Editor’s Note: For more on the state of prevention efforts and the impact of the cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, see Health Affairs Blog “Contributing Voices” posts by Georges Benjamin and Jeffrey Levi. The latest policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the Prevention and Public [...]
Source: Health Affairs Blog - March 1, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Chris Fleming Tags: Chronic Care Obesity Policy Politics Prevention Public Health Spending Source Type: blogs
Prevention For A Healthier America
Editor’s note: For more on the state of prevention efforts and the impact of the cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, see this Health Affairs Blog “Contributing Voices” post by Georges Benjamin and an additional post about a Health Policy Brief on the Fund. The Prevention and Public Health Fund, created by the [...]
Source: Health Affairs Blog - March 1, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Jeffrey Levi Tags: All Categories Chronic Care Nonmedical Determinants Obesity Policy Politics Prevention Public Health Spending Source Type: blogs
Prevention Funding: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Editor’s note: For more on the state of prevention efforts and the impact of the cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, see this Health Affairs Blog “Contributing Voices” post by Jeffrey Levi and an additional post about a Health Policy Brief on the Fund. Two years ago with enactment of the Affordable Care [...]
Source: Health Affairs Blog - March 1, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Georges Benjamin Tags: All Categories Chronic Care Nonmedical Determinants Obesity Policy Politics Prevention Public Health Spending Source Type: blogs
The American Medical Association and AARP Team Up to Keep Seniors Healthy
The American Medical Association and the AARP jointly released a new brochure called Team Up to Stay Healthy to explain important preventive services (that are now covered at no additional cost thanks to the Affordable Care Act) to Medicare beneficiaries and how they can take advantage of them. In addition to receiving many preventive services with no deductible, copayment, or fee required, Medicare beneficiaries will have two types of physician visits available to them at no cost: the Welcome to Medicare visit and the yearly wellness visit. The first type of visit must happen within the first 12 months of enrollment, ...
Source: BHIC - March 1, 2012 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Monica Rogers Tags: Health Information Literacy Public Health Source Type: blogs