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Apr

06

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AHRQ Stats: Medical Care for Children

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

In 2014, approximately 8 percent of U.S. children younger than 18 (about 5.8 million children) were reported as not having a usual source of care. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief #501: Children’s Usual Source of Care: Insurance, Income, and Racial/Ethnic Disparities, 2004-2014.) Other Highlights Children who were… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Mar

30

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Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant

Posted by on March 30th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Aetna Foundation requests proposals for the Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant. The program is “geared specifically to local nonprofit organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes, and state/local government agencies that work with underserved, low-income, and minority populations in the continental United States.” They invite applications “that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental,… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Scholarships and Grants

Mar

29

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Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities recording

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments Tags:

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved shared the recording of “Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities,” a presentation given by Susan White, MD on February 28, 2017. “This workshop reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and… Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health, Rural, Webinars

Mar

27

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Become a Summer Food Service Program sponsor

Posted by on March 27th, 2017 0 comments

“Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service program. To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and administratively, for running your program. The following types of organizations can be sponsors: Public or private nonprofit schools Units of local, municipal, county, tribal, or State government Private… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Public Health

Mar

24

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Chronic Care Management Resource

Posted by on March 24th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, General, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Mar

02

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Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Chronic Conditions from AHRQ Stats

Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Among adults with health care expenses in 2014, those treated for multiple chronic conditions had average out-of-pocket expenses that were more than three times as high as expenses for adults with one or no chronic condition ($13,031 versus $3,579). This is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Chronic Disease, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

06

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Homelessness in Special Populations (webinar series)

Posted by on February 6th, 2017 0 comments

The MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center is offering a webinar series for providers and others who work with people experiencing or at risk for homelessness. WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Formerly Incarcerated Tuesday, February 21, 2017     2:00PM ET WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special Populations: Veterans Tuesday, March 7, 2017     2:00PM ET WEBINAR: Homelessness in Special… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Low Income, Veterans Resources, Webinars

Dec

19

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National Homeless Person's Memorial Day

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is the held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are homeless are at greater risk for many mental and physical health problems, and have a much higher mortality rate compared to those who are not… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Low Income

Dec

19

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National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is the held on the first day of winter, the longest night of the year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are homeless are at greater risk for many mental and physical health problems, and have a much higher mortality rate compared to those who are not… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Low Income

Nov

14

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Funding: Environmental Justice Small Grants

Posted by on November 14th, 2016 0 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications for “grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at $30,000 each.” Priority will be given to organizations… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Low Income, Minority Health Concerns

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