Tag Archives: Politics

Think Cultural Health

Think Cultural Health (TCH) is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact. With growing concerns about health inequities and the need for health care systems to reach increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and … Continue reading

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Gallop: Hawaii Continues to Lead in Wellbeing; North Dakota Second

The following was posted on PhPartners New Links Announcement [PHPARTNERS_LINK@LIST.NIH.GOV] http://www.gallup.com/poll/149105/Hawaii-Continues-Lead-Wellbeing-North-Dakota-Second.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_term=Wellbeing Americans in Hawaii continued to set the national standard in wellbeing in the first half of 2011, followed closely by North Dakota according to data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being … Continue reading

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National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities

The following comes to us from the Office of Minority Health website. http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/npa/ Elimination of health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority populations cannot happen without the united efforts of our public and private sectors. Further, we believe that ideas … Continue reading

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Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities

http://tascha.uw.edu/research/inclusionframework/ The IMLS is creating a framework as a ” first step toward the development of benchmarks and guidelines to help libraries and community-based organizations assess their needs for public-access workstations, portable devices, and bandwidth.” As part of that framework … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz: Assessing Americans’ Familiarity with the Health Care Law

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8148.pdf Kaiser Family Foundation “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is coming up on a year old, but in the midst of continuing debate over the merits of the landmark health care overhaul, … Continue reading

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Dispose of Unwanted and Unused Prescription Drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm., to safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. Go to http://www.justice.gov/dea or call 877-462-2911 for the disposal location … Continue reading

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HP2020: Improve Access to Health Services

More regarding Healthy People 2020… http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=1 Improving access to health services means increasing the timely, appropriate use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Access requires patients to complete three steps: (1) gain entry into the … Continue reading

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2010 National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr10.htm For the eighth year in a row, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). These … Continue reading

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KaiserEDU.org Has a New Look

“KaiserEDU.org http://www.kaiseredu.org/ has been outfitted with a new look this semester. Sections dedicated to Students or Faculty now makes it easier to find the content and tools that are appropriate for each group. Topics like Health and Government and Delivery … Continue reading

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