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Sep

12

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Roadmap to Behavioral Health

Posted by on September 12th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and SAMHSA recently released a new publication titled, Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. This new guide was designed to serve as a behavioral health resource for consumers and offers important information about mental health and substance use… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Sep

05

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September is National Recovery Month

Posted by on September 5th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. A 2017 Recovery Month Toolkit is available that includes logos, banners,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

Aug

25

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Center for Health Progress Uses Storytelling to Connect

Posted by on August 25th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Center for Health Progress believes the “only way to create an equitable health care system is to ensure that all voices are heard and considered in its design.” From their site: “Storytelling exists in many forms—novels or essays, one-on-one sharing, spoken word poetry, graphic art, video, audio, data visualizations, dance, and so on. They… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health, Websites

Jun

09

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Intimate Partner Violence Toolkit

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Futures without Violence, with funds from the HHS Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, has developed the IPV Toolkit specifically to aid health centers in building “a comprehensive and sustainable response to intimate partner violence (IPV)” and promoting prevention. The toolkit is available in web and PDF formats and gives resources for health centers including guides for… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Websites

Apr

03

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Intro to Mapping and Reporting on Community Commons

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2pm CT New to Community Commons or wanting to learn more about the free tools available on the site? Register for this intro webinar and learn how to make, save, and export a basic map and community health needs assessment. About Community Commons (from CommunityCommons.org) Community Commons is a place… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Webinars, Websites

Jun

24

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Learn How to Use Free and Low Cost Mapping Tools

Posted by on June 24th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

You can learn how to use free and low cost mapping tools to create community health maps through a series of six lab exercises available at the Community Health Maps blog.  The lab exercises take the student through the entire Community Health Mapping Workflow from field data collection through online data presentation. For each of the… Read More »

Posted in: General, Inner City, Low Income, Public Health, Regional Information

Mar

25

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information

Mar

25

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County Health Rankings & Roadmaps

Posted by on March 25th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Regional Information

Feb

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Rural Hospitals in America: Report Documents Health and Hospital Disparities

Posted by on February 19th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

A report from iVantage, Rural Relevance – Vulnerability to Value, documents the fiscally challenging environment for rural hospitals in America. There are at least 673 facilities at-risk of closure in rural areas, which cover nearly 12 million patient encounters, 99,000 healthcare jobs, an additional 137,000 community jobs lost, and a $277 billion loss to the… Read More »

Posted in: Rural

Jan

22

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Tips for Shopping for Prescription Drugs from Consumer Reports

Posted by on January 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Millions of Americans have been hit with high drug costs within the last year. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center poll of 1,037 adults showed that a third of those who currently take a drug said they experienced a spike in their prescription drug prices in the past 12 months—anywhere from just… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health

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