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My Dog is My Home is a multimedia project highlighting the importance of homeless people’s relationship with their pets. Researchers focused on the relationships between humans and animals, what those relationships demonstrated and what solutions might address the needs of both. The project provides video interviews to tell individual stories, and provides understanding of the… Read More »
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies division developed the Peer City Identification Tool to compare and visualize trends or challenges among a city’s peers, which can give needed context to “policymakers and practitioners.” The tool draws from city-level indicators from the American Community Survey and historical Decennial Census records. After clicking… Read More »
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 »
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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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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