Community Health Workers: Persons trained to assist professional health personnel in communicating with residents in the community concerning needs and availability of health services.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Volunteers: Persons who donate their services.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Community-Based Participatory Research: Collaborative process of research involving researchers and community representatives.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.BostonHealth Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Community Health Nursing: General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population or community. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.Mobile Applications: Computer programs or software installed on mobile electronic devices which support a wide range of functions and uses which include television, telephone, video, music, word processing, and Internet service.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)United StatesAttitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Medically Underserved Area: A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.BangladeshProfessional Role: The expected function of a member of a particular profession.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.South Africa: A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.MassachusettsQuality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Qualitative Research: Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Kenya: A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.Focus Groups: A method of data collection and a QUALITATIVE RESEARCH tool in which a small group of individuals are brought together and allowed to interact in a discussion of their opinions about topics, issues, or questions.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Malaria: A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.Uganda: A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.Community Medicine: A branch of medicine concerned with the total health of the individual within the home environment and in the community, and with the application of comprehensive care to the prevention and treatment of illness in the entire community.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Case Management: A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.IndiaHealth: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Community Mental Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of psychologic and psychiatric services to people living in a neighborhood or community.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Dental Facilities: Use for material on dental facilities in general or for which there is no specific heading.Oceanic Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Zambia: A republic in southern Africa, south of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and TANZANIA, and north of ZIMBABWE. Its capital is Lusaka. It was formerly called Northern Rhodesia.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Hospitals, Community: Institutions with permanent facilities and organized medical staff which provide the full range of hospital services primarily to a neighborhood area.Patient Education as Topic: The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Referral and Consultation: The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Neonatal Nursing: The nursing specialty that deals with the care of newborn infants during the first four weeks after birth.Vulnerable Populations: Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Ontario: A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Haiti: A republic in the Greater Antilles in the West Indies. Its capital is Port-au-Prince. With the Dominican Republic it forms the island of Hispaniola - Haiti occupying the western third and the Dominican Republic, the eastern two thirds. Haiti belonged to France from 1697 until its rule was challenged by slave insurrections from 1791. It became a republic in 1820. It was virtually an American protectorate from 1915 to 1934. It adopted its present constitution in 1964 and amended it in 1971. The name may represent either of two Caribbean words, haiti, mountain land, or jhaiti, nest. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p481 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p225)Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Capital Financing: Institutional funding for facilities and for equipment which becomes a part of the assets of the institution.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Inservice Training: On the job training programs for personnel carried out within an institution or agency. It includes orientation programs.Child Mortality: Number of deaths of children between one year of age to 12 years of age in a given population.House Calls: Visits to the patient's home by professional personnel for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.PakistanIntervention Studies: Epidemiologic investigations designed to test a hypothesized cause-effect relation by modifying the supposed causal factor(s) in the study population.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Personal Health Services: Health care provided to individuals.TexasHealth Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Ethiopia: An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Medical Staff: Professional medical personnel who provide care to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Physician Executives: Physicians who serve in a medical and administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff and who also may serve as liaison for the medical staff with the administration and governing board.American Samoa: A group of islands of SAMOA, in the southwest central Pacific. Its capital is Pago Pago. The islands were ruled by native chiefs until about 1869. An object of American interest beginning in 1839, Pago Pago and trading and extraterritorial rights were granted to the United States in 1878. The United States, Germany, and England administered the islands jointly 1889-99, but in 1899 they were granted to the United States by treaty. The Department of the Interior has administered American Samoa since 1951. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p44)Allied Health Personnel: Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.New York CitySouth CarolinaMental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Poverty Areas: City, urban, rural, or suburban areas which are characterized by severe economic deprivation and by accompanying physical and social decay.Antimalarials: Agents used in the treatment of malaria. They are usually classified on the basis of their action against plasmodia at different stages in their life cycle in the human. (From AMA, Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1585)Morale: The prevailing temper or spirit of an individual or group in relation to the tasks or functions which are expected.Cultural Competency: Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.ColoradoInfant Care: Care of infants in the home or institution.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Canada: The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Guideline Adherence: Conformity in fulfilling or following official, recognized, or institutional requirements, guidelines, recommendations, protocols, pathways, or other standards.Malawi: A republic in southern Africa east of ZAMBIA and MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Lilongwe. It was formerly called Nyasaland.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Midwestern United States: The geographic area of the midwestern region of the United States in general or when the specific state or states are not indicated. The states usually included in this region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Ambulatory Care Information Systems: Information systems, usually computer-assisted, designed to store, manipulate, and retrieve information for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling administrative activities associated with the provision and utilization of ambulatory care services and facilities.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Home Care Services: Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Bankruptcy: The state of legal insolvency with assets taken over by judicial process so that they may be distributed among creditors.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Chronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Infant, Newborn, Diseases: Diseases of newborn infants present at birth (congenital) or developing within the first month of birth. It does not include hereditary diseases not manifesting at birth or within the first 30 days of life nor does it include inborn errors of metabolism. Both HEREDITARY DISEASES and METABOLISM, INBORN ERRORS are available as general concepts.Family Characteristics: Size and composition of the family.Counseling: The giving of advice and assistance to individuals with educational or personal problems.Crisis Intervention: Brief therapeutic approach which is ameliorative rather than curative of acute psychiatric emergencies. Used in contexts such as emergency rooms of psychiatric or general hospitals, or in the home or place of crisis occurrence, this treatment approach focuses on interpersonal and intrapsychic factors and environmental modification. (APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed)Nurse Practitioners: Nurses who are specially trained to assume an expanded role in providing medical care under the supervision of a physician.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Mothers: Female parents, human or animal.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Diagnostic Tests, Routine: Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Gynecological Examination: Inspection and PALPATATION of female breasts, abdomen, and GENITALIA, as well as obtaining a gynecological history. (from Dictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology)Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Tanzania: A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Ecosystem: A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)MichiganWomen's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Fluorenes: A family of diphenylenemethane derivatives.Family Practice: A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.): An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.Biodiversity: The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.Artemisinins: A group of SESQUITERPENES and their analogs that contain a peroxide group (PEROXIDES) within an oxepin ring (OXEPINS).Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
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The health informatics community is still growing, it is by no means a mature profession, but work in the UK by the voluntary ... under the auspices of NHS Connecting for Health (part of the Health and Social Care Information Centre as of 1 April 2013). ... Many private Health Care center have developed systems, such as the Hospital Aleman of Buenos Aires, or the Hospital Italiano ... A national, federally funded, not-for-profit organization called Canada Health Infoway was created in 2001 to foster the ...
Typically eligible professionals for Medicaid reimbursement in federally qualified health centers include psychiatrists, ... Another single-site study at an urban community health center found that embedding BHCs resulted in reduced referrals to ... The behavioral health provider works as part of the medical team to meet the wide range of needs with which patients present. ... The other major issue impacting the development of the PCBH model is the dearth of well-trained mental health workers. At ...
... million in funding from the Age Strong fund toward Keystone Healthcare Development Service's Federally Qualified Health Center ... Capital Impact established its Healthier California Fund to assist community health centers and clinics to meet Affordable Care ... In 2015, Capital Impact awarded $40,000 to the Democracy at Work Institute and the United States Federation of Worker ... Capital Impact also funded Axis Community Health's new Pleasanton health center in September 2016. Capital Impact administered ...
The National Institute of Mental Health assumed responsibility for monitoring community mental health centers programs. This ... Paid overtime was granted to workers on government financed construction jobs for work in excess of 40 hours. Scholarships and ... and safety for employees working on federal and federally funded contracts and subcontracts". An 11-member Missile Site Labor ... Though the U.S. Army Special Forces had been created in 1952, Kennedy visited the Fort Bragg U.S. Army Special Warfare Center ...
Indonesia's community health system were organized in three tier, on top of the chart is Community Health Center (Puskesmas), ... These centers had about ten to thirty beds each, and the most qualified members of the staff were assistant doctors. The two ... Access to health care is enhanced by the requirement that doctors and dentists work in public health for at least five years. ... A compulsory health insurance system has been in the planning stages for several years. Wages for health workers are extremely ...
All Federally Qualified Health Centers and rural health clinics (i.e., facilities which receive federal grants to provide ... "Look-a-like" community-based providers which satisfy HRSA regulations for health centers but not the statutory requirements for ... 42 U.S.C. § 254e 42 U.S.C. § 254b "Health Center Program Requirements". Health Resources and Services Administration. 2016-08- ... Core mental health providers include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurse ...
... for workers with disabilities and not discriminate against otherwise qualified workers with disabilities, and that public ... As a result, much of the work done by the Disability Rights Movement was completed by allies, or those without disabilities but ... Unlike many of the leaders in the physical disability rights community, self-advocacy has been slow in developing for people ... "Disability History Timeline". Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Independent Living Management. Temple University. ...
The Center for Schools and Communities works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency and the ... Farmers can qualify for a farmstead exemption on building used for agricultural purposes. The farm must be at least 10 ... Funds are available to eligible school districts and full-time career and technology centers (CTC) in which one or more schools ... The Athens Area School Board requires a minimum of 25 credits for graduation, including classes in Health and Physical ...
Many recreational centers closed or reduced hours, making it difficult for people who work late hours, such as working-class ... UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. pp. 3-4. Retrieved March 16, 2017. Babey, Susan H.; Brown, Richard (December 2005). " ... The goal of this objective is to work with the members of the community to ensure that the open space and recreation facilities ... To qualify for the scholarship program, a family needs to have demonstrated need, as shown by participation in programs such as ...
"How health insurance mandate will work". CNN. Retrieved July 12, 2013. "2014 Poverty Guidelines". U.S. Department of Health & ... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is responsible for developing the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation ... To qualify for coverage, applicants must have a pre-existing health condition and have been uninsured for at least the past six ... The two federally regulated "multi-state plans" (MSPs) that began being phased into state health insurance exchanges on January ...
Worker Safety and Health in Community Health Centers, provides trainings, tools, and resources in collaboration with health ... and professional development to clinicians at Federally Qualified Health Centers and other health care delivery sites, in order ... a collaboration between MCN and the National Children's Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety, works with farmworkers ... Health care providers from health centers, health departments, and other health care delivery sites enroll patients who plan to ...
In 1977, all six of Kaiser Permanente's regions had become federally qualified health maintenance organizations. Historians now ... 1.50 per worker per month, to cover work-related injuries, while the workers would each contribute five cents per day to cover ... Kaiser operates a Division of Research, which annually conducts between 200 and 300 studies, and the Center for Health Research ... the health care community, and the general public. The end of World War II brought about a huge plunge in Kaiser Permanente ...
The Center for Schools and Communities works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency and the ... 2000 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health Statistics - Resident Live Birth rate by county, 2013 Center for Rural ... The school is a federally designated Title I school. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011, ... Farmers can qualify for a farmstead exemption on building used for agricultural purposes. The farm must be at least 10 ...
The Center for Schools and Communities works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency and the ... Farmers can qualify for a farmstead exemption on building used for agricultural purposes. The farm must be at least 10 ... These lands are tax exempt and increase the tax burden on private land owners and local workers/employers. Major industries in ... Funds are available to eligible school districts and full-time career and technology centers (CTC) in which one or more schools ...
... receiving immunizations through a Federally Qualified Health Center or Rural Health Clinic, or are Native American or Alaska ... "Reports of Health Concerns Following HPV Vaccination". Vaccine Safety. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... There is a working therapeutic HPV vaccine. It has gone through 3 clinical trials. The vaccine is officially called the MEL-1 ... He and others, notably workers at the Pasteur Institute, found HPV to be a heterogeneous family of viruses. Only some HPV types ...
v. United Mine Workers of America 325 US 161 (1945) time traveling to work through the coal mine did count as working because ... health plans or other benefits. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires employees have a safe system of work. A ... At the energy company, Enron, workers were encouraged by management to invest an average of 62.5 per cent of their retirement ... However, in 1993, this position was altered in St Mary's Honor Center v Hicks where Scalia J held (over the dissent of four ...
He also supports lifetime limits on welfare support, requiring recipients to perform work in the community, and a tiered ... is baseless and insulting to every public worker who has dedicated their lives to making Maine a great place to live, work and ... 50,000 of his emergency fund to a drug treatment center in Ellsworth. The Open Door Recovery Center provides treatment for ... He believes that MaineCare, the state Medicaid program, has too many enrollees and is too easy to qualify for. He vetoed a bill ...
London: Department of Health Department of Health (1995). Building bridges. A guide to arrangements for interagency working for ... a case study of an Italian community mental health service". International Journal of Health Services. 13 (2): 307-324. doi: ... Section 2 ("Jurors") qualifies the restrictions of jury members who are receiving mental health treatment. Section 3 ("Company ... 2006 - In the United Kingdom, the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) is a joint police/mental health unit set up in ...
... s (Chinese: 赤脚医生; pinyin: chìjiǎo yīshēng) are farmers who received minimal basic medical and paramedical training and worked in rural villages in China. Their purpose was to bring health care to rural areas where urban-trained doctors would not settle. They promoted basic hygiene, preventive healthcare, and family planning and treated common illnesses. The name comes from southern farmers, who would often work barefoot in the rice paddies. In the 1930s, the Rural Reconstruction Movement had pioneered village health workers trained in basic health as part of a coordinated system, and there had been provincial experiments after 1949, but after Mao Zedong's healthcare speech in 1965 the concept was developed and institutionalized. In his speech, Mao Zedong criticized the urban bias of the medical system of the time, and ...
According to an Institute of Medicine (2004) report, low health literacy negatively affects the treatment outcome and safety of care delivery.[28] The lack of health literacy affects all segments of the population. However, it is disproportionate in certain demographic groups, such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, recent immigrants, individuals facing homelessness,[29] and persons with low general literacy.[30] These populations have a higher risk of hospitalization, longer hospital stays, are less likely to comply with treatment, are more likely to make errors with medication,[31] and are more ill when they initially seek medical care.[32][33] The mismatch between a clinician's communication of content and a patient's ability to understand that content can lead to medication errors and adverse medical outcomes. Health literacy skills are not only a problem in the general population. ...
The Spanish National Health System (Spanish: Sistema Nacional de Salud, SNS) is the agglomeration of public health services that has existed in Spain since it was established through and structured by the Ley General de Sanidad (the "General Health Law") of 1986. Management of these services has been progressively transferred to the distinct autonomous communities of Spain, while some continue to be operated by the National Institute of Health Management (Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria, INGESA), part of the Ministry of Health and Social Policy (which superseded the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs-Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo-in 2009). The activity of these services is harmonized by the Interterritorial Council of the Spanish National Health Service ...
Knowledge workers spend 38% of their time searching for information.[5][dubious - discuss] They are also often displaced from their bosses, working in various departments and time zones or from remote sites such as home offices and airport lounges.[6] As businesses increase their dependence on information technology, the number of fields in which knowledge workers must operate has expanded dramatically.[citation needed] Even though they sometimes are called "gold collars",[7] because of their high salaries, as well as because of their relative independence in controlling the process of their own work,[8] current research shows that they are also more prone to burnout, and very close normative control from organizations they work for, unlike regular workers.[9] Managing knowledge workers can be a difficult task. Most knowledge workers prefer some level of autonomy, and do not like being overseen or managed. Those who manage ...
A laying worker bee is a worker bee that lays unfertilized eggs usually in the absence of a queen bee (cf gamergates in ants). Only drones develop from the eggs of laying worker bees (with some exceptions, see thelytoky). A beehive cannot survive with only a laying worker bee. Even in a normal hive, about 1% of workers have ovaries developed enough to lay eggs. However the usual number of the laid eggs is very small. Only eight eggs (seven moderately and one fully developed) were found after examining of 10,634 worker bees (strong colony contains about 100,000). Workers eventually lay significant numbers of eggs only in queenless colonies. Laying workers develop in the absence of open brood as produced by a healthy adult queen. Normally, pheromones from the brood - known as brood recognition pheromones - prevent development of the workers' ovaries. Laying workers can develop after the ...
The queen is black with a yellow collar (the band around the front of the thorax), another yellow band on the first tergite (abdominal segment), and red colouration on the tail (terga 5 and 6). The male has a wider yellow collar, yellow colouration on both terga 1 and 2, and a red tail, also. The workers are similar to the queen, but often with less yellow colouration; usually the abdominal, yellow band is more or less missing. The head of the bumblebee is rounded, and the proboscis is short.[4] The bumblebee is quite small; the queen has a body length of 15-17 mm (0.59-0.67 in), the worker 10-14 mm (0.39-0.55 in), and the male 11-13 mm (0.43-0.51 in).[5] Shortly after their emergence, workers can be distinguished by a silvery color before quickly changing to the normal colors of the foraging bees (a similar appearance to the queen with the middle yellow band missing).[3] ...
In June 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Federally Qualified Health Center Advanced Primary Care Practice (FQHC APCP) demonstration project.[7] This demonstration project is conducted under the authority of Section 1115A of the Social Security Act, which was added by section 3021 of the ACA and establishes the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center).[8] The CMS and Innovation Center in partnership with HRSA will operate the demonstration.[4][8] This initiative was designed to evaluate the impact of the advanced primary care practice (APCP) model, also referred to as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) on improving health, quality of care and ...
The Arizona School of Health Sciences was established by ATSU in 1995. A second ATSU campus opened in 2006, the A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), located in Mesa, Arizona. It educates osteopathy medical students under a relatively new medical educational model, which links osteopathic training to community health centers in the U.S..[10] A partnership exists between ATSU and the National Association of Community Health Centers.[11] The ATSU-ASDOH implemented a model integrating state of the art training with patient care needs in Community Health Centers (CHCs). ATSU-SOMA ...
Craig J. Newschaffer, PhD, is the founding director of Drexel University's AJ Drexel Autism Institute, as well as a professor of epidemiology at the Drexel University School of Public Health and a professor of psychology at Drexel University College of Medicine. Newschaffer holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Boston University (1984) and a PhD in chronic disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University (1996). Newschaffer was formerly assistant professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities from 2004 until he was appointed professor of public health at Drexel in 2007. Newschaffer is the principal director of the "EARLI" study, which follows mothers of children with autism beginning at the start of subsequent pregnancies, given that these mothers are known to be at a higher risk of ...
... is a town located in the Indian state of Tripura and a recent nagar panchayat forming into a Khowai Municipal Council in newly formed Khowai district in the Indian state of Tripura. The city lies on the banks of Khowai river and hence from the river the city gets its name. Located near the bangladesh border it has boundaries with it on its entire Southern part. As of 2001[update] India census, Khowai had a population of 17,621. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khowai has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 85%. In Khowai, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. There are two range sector office in the sub-division of Khowai - (i) Khowai & (ii) Padmabil. The Khowai range has 13578 hector land of forest whereas the Padmabil range has 6468 hector of forest land. 1 sub-divisional hospital - Khowai hospital, 5 Public Health ...
... also known as macro practice is a branch of social work in the United States of America that focuses on larger social systems and social change, and is tied to the historical roots of United States social work. The field of community practice social work encompasses community organizing, social planning, human service management, community development, policy analysis, policy advocacy, evaluation, mediation, electronic advocacy and other larger systems interventions. In the UK the term is often used for community work or Health visitors. Although community practice has overlap with many other applied social science disciplines, such as urban planning, economic development, public affairs, rural sociology and nonprofit management, its roots go back as far as the 1890s. ...
... services are a wide range of community institutions, governmental and non-governmental services, voluntary, third sector organizations, and grassroots and neighborhood efforts in local communities, towns, cities, and suburban-exurban areas. In line with governmental and community thinking, volunteering and unpaid services are often preferred (e.g., altruism, beneficence) to large and continued investments in infrastructure and community services personnel, with private-public partnerships often common.. Non-profit organizations from youth services, to family and neighborhood centers, recreation facilities, civic clubs, and employment, housing and poverty agencies are often the foundation of community services programs, but it may also be undertaken under the auspices of government (which funds all NGOs), one or more ...
This law states that it is legal for communities to market themselves as "55+"or "age-restricted" provided they maintain that 80 percent of the occupied units are occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older. However, if the number of people age 55+ in a given community falls below the 80 percent threshold, the community could lose its age-restricted status (and loss of such status would be permanent). Most 55+ age-restricted active adult communities will place an age-minimum on the residents. In most active adult communities, no one under the age of 19 may reside in the community unless granted an exemption (or, if the community has designated "family units", resides within those areas). However, at a community's discretion, the age-minimum may be higher or lower. Furthermore, most communities stipulate that if anyone ...
Nowhere is our health care system more broken and desperate than rural Mississippi. Can an approach used in Iran help save ... Shahbazi began work on a program at Jackson State for the training of community health workers. Using resources from the ... H. Jack Geiger founded the countrys first federally qualified health center in 1967 in Mound Bayou, a small town in the delta ... The Iranian health houses, too, resemble the original mission of Americas community health centers. When Dr. ...
United Health Centers of San Joaquin Valley is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) whose main purpose is to be " ... health screenings to the farm workers to allow them to receive health services they need for free without having to miss work. ... United Health Centers currently operates 14 Health Centers and 15 WIC sites serving 28 rural communities in the following ... thus making the Earlimart Health Center the fourth UHC health center. In succeeding years, UHC health centers were established ...
... and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. ... and others who strive to improve the health of the public through chronic disease prevention. ... is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. ... is a peer-reviewed electronic journal established by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. ...
... qualified health centers. Dr. Flores has a been instrumental in the implementation of Community Health Workers in the Lubbock ... TAAHP is a state network of health professions advisors and staff of health professions schools working to promote excellence ... setting to manager of state and federal programs at the community level and federally ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center now graduates more health care professionals than any other health related ...
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Increase support for non-profit health care organizations and deliver comprehensive ... Community health workers. Engage professional or lay health workers to provide education, referral and follow-up, case ... Take Action to Improve Health*What Works for Health*Using What Works for Health ... Health literacy interventions. Increase patients health-related knowledge via efforts to simplify health education materials, ...
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). Increase support for non-profit health care organizations and deliver comprehensive ... Community health workers. Engage professional or lay health workers to provide education, referral and follow-up, case ... Take Action to Improve Health*What Works for Health*Using What Works for Health ... Mobile health for mental health. Deliver health care services and support to individuals with mental health concerns via mobile ...
More social workers will be needed to work on Health Home teams, she said. ... incorporates community support systems and resources as well as coordination and integration of primary and behavioral health ... The Affordable Care Act encourages the growth of Health Homes, which ... community and grant-funded programs in 26 federally qualified health centers in New York. ...
... community health workers, extension professionals, staff at Area Health Education Centers, rural health clinics, and Federally ... including those working in minority and underrepresented communities, public health workers, ... Physician, Hilltop Community Health Center. Pittsburgh, PA. Brian Dawson. Director of Library Development, Office of ... Qualified Health Centers.. Membership. Chair: Lynne Williams. Executive Director, Southwest PA AHEC. Co-Founder, Jeremiahs ...
Lack of information about the health status of these populations upon arrival and their need for and use of medical services in ... the United States hinders development of public health policy, education, and provision of adequate clinical care. After these ... such as the federally qualified nonprofit community and migrant health centers that provide primary and preventive health ... For instance, the federal statutes governing migrant health funds define a migrant farm worker as a person who mainly works in ...
What Is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)? Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that ... What Is the ADA Doing to Promote Greater Collaboration Between Dentists Working in Health Centers and Those Working in Private ... Migrant Health Centers serve migrant and seasonal agricultural workers * Healthcare for the Homeless Programs reach out to ... Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes are health centers that have been identified by HRSA and certified by the Centers ...
These 11 graduated CHWs have now moved onto working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC): Henry J. Alston (Mercer ... Talent Development Center is steering two apprenticeship programs:. *Community Health Worker (CHW) Apprenticeship with major ... Community Health Workers help build the capacity of the community through education and outreach around critical health issues ... These are just a few ways Community Health Workers help to improve the quality of health in communities. ...
835,000 in federal grants to improve health care delivery. The U.S. Department of Health ... Ten community health centers in New Hampshire are splitting over $ ... and Human Services awarded the money last week after reviewing the performance of all 1,400 federally qualified health centers ... Manchester Community Health Center was among the eight community health centers in New Hampshire that the U.S. Department of ...
Prior to joining DPH, Erica worked for 11 years in the Community Health Worker field, in the roles of a CHW, CHW supervisor and ... Her role is to embed health equity in all the work of the AMA and to launch a Center for Health Equity. ... Tags: Community Health Centers, Federal Financing, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Financing, Issue Brief, State Health. ... Federally Qualified Health Centers and State Health Policy: A Primer for California July 16, 2009. /in Policy Reports /by NASHP ...
Health literacy is the degree to which one can understand and make deci... ... Health Lilteracy Implications of the Affordable Care Act: ... a survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers, free clinics, ... Community health workers offer interpretation and translation services, provide culturally appropriate health education and ... The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care ...
... and team-based care through strengthened partnerships between federally qualified health centers and community health centers, ... Prior to joining DPH, Erica worked for 11 years in the Community Health Worker field, in the roles of a CHW, CHW supervisor and ... Her role is to embed health equity in all the work of the AMA and to launch a Center for Health Equity. ... Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and pharmaceuticals. He has 13 years of healthcare ...
Guderian accepted the position of Director of HIV Care at a federally qualified community health center in the south Bronx, New ... Buchanan says, "I imagine myself working in a community or migrant health center with indigent populations, where I would still ... which uses community health workers to improve EID, PMTCT, and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Outcomes. Dr. Kim has now ... After his PAC service, he accepted a position with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Hanoi, Vietnam as the ...
The Institute is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) network. Like all Community Health Centers, the Institute accepts ... Over the years, the Institute has garnered a number of awards for their work, including the RWJ Community Health Leadership ... In 1986, the Institute acquired the Sidney Hillman Health Center in Union Square from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union ... "What is a Health Center". About Health Centers. Health Resources and Services Administration. Retrieved 2013-12-20. "2012 ...
Community Health Vote, supported by NACHC - An initiative supporting "as many of the more than 1,200 Federally Qualified Health ... At NCFH, we proactively support the work of migrant health centers and the empowerment of farmworker communities in our mission ... Agricultural Workers Anniversary Artwork & Artist Digital Stories Factsheet Farmworker Health Health Education Health Literacy ... HRSA Health Center Program Data - 2014 UDS data for all federally qualified health center grantees at the health center, state ...
Community Health Vote, supported by NACHC - An initiative supporting "as many of the more than 1,200 Federally Qualified Health ... Breast Cancer, Health Centers and U.S. Agricultural Workers 10/7/2015 ... Although there is a growth in assessment, there is still work to be done. U.S. migrant and agricultural workers suffer with a ... HRSA Health Center Program Data - 2014 UDS data for all federally qualified health center grantees at the health center, state ...
Wait-listed participants continue usual care plus engagement with community health worker intervention for 6 months prior to ... Participants are patients at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Portland, Oregon that serves patients experiencing ... Use of a wait-list control design balances community and staff stakeholder needs, who felt all participants should have access ... and 1 mental health diagnosis or substance use disorder. We exclude patients if they have < 6 months to live, have cognitive ...
C) Federally-qualified health center. The term Federally-qualified health center has the meaning given that term in section ... the entitys collaborative agreement with a community-based sickle cell disease organization or a nonprofit entity that works ... A) the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration;. (B) the Director of the Centers for Disease Control ... to repay any insurance carrier for insurance payments or to repay any person on account of workers compensation payments. A ...
New Mexico stands out for its widespread deployment of community health workers, as well as for state and local approaches to ... part of the First Choice Community Healthcare (First Choice) federally qualified health center network - has been working to ... CHWs are now working in federally qualified health centers, hospital emergency departments, and a clinic that serves the ... where access to health care is limited. CHWs working at a federally qualified health center in Hidalgo County, a remote area ...
It is both a federally qualified health center and a community mental health center, said Parinda Khatri, the organizations ... 54 million was awarded to community health centers to hire behavioral health professionals. The School of Social Work at the ... work. One is to get others to understand the contributions of social workers to behavioral health. Social workers "sometimes ... INTEGRATED PRIMARY BEHAVIORAL CARE AT CHEROKEE HEALTH SYSTEMS. Cherokee Health Systems, a comprehensive community health care ...
HRSA funds Area Health Education Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers. With HRSAs support, the Tougaloo Area Health ... The advanced community health worker model developed by the Global Health Worker Training Center at Jackson State University is ... implemented by the CMS Innovation Center, allows Medicare providers to work in a collaborative group to achieve improved health ... Community health workers-a vital part of the team model. Community health workers are frontline public health workers-trusted ...
  • According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, integrating mental health, substance abuse and primary care services produces the best outcomes for clients and is the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple health care needs. (
  • Michelle Mello is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Medicine in the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. (
  • The EHR also enables research in health processes and outcomes, and has permitted the Institute to participate in a number of federal and state payment initiatives such as Primary Care Medical Homes and achieve Meaningful Use designation. (
  • In recent years, improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries has become increasingly imperative. (
  • The Jackson Heart Study (JHS), a longitudinal observational study analyzing the health outcomes of 5,301 African Americans, has identified some contributing factors to health disparities in this research cohort (see article on page 46). (
  • One finding from this study is that treatment nonadherence in study participants contributed to poor health outcomes (Addison et al. (
  • 2011). The research suggests that public health interventions aimed at helping to increase treatment adherence and the awareness of adverse outcomes related to treatment non-adherence could have a positive impact on vulnerable populations at risk for non-adherence. (
  • Based on these findings, we developed two intervention models to assess their relative impact on health outcomes and use for a convenience sample of African Americans in Mississippi who are not part of the JHS cohort. (
  • As a result, interventions that could improve medication adherence would have a positive impact on health outcomes and reduce unnecessary use of health resources. (
  • Findings showing a statistically significant increase in hospitalization risk for those with the greatest level of treatment nonadherence have profound implications for health researchers who would like to address health disparities and improve health outcomes among a vulnerable African American population. (
  • CDC has developed and continues to update guidance for healthcare professionals and the public to encourage safer practices, improve health outcomes, and save lives. (
  • ECHO stands for Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes, and its goal is to provide innovative medical training using videoconferencing technology to break down the divisions between primary and specialty care. (
  • A growing body of research shows that doulas - nonclinical professionals who provide support and guidance to women during pregnancy, labor, birth and the post-partum period - are a promising strategy for improving health outcomes, closing disparities and advancing equity in maternity care. (
  • In spite of these health and social issues, there are favorable health outcomes seen in the Hispanic border population, such as lower rates of heart disease and stroke according to AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUPnet). (
  • If the [Trump] administration is successful, health outcomes could be severely impacted. (
  • Social determinants of health, including income, employment status, and access to healthy food and transportation, account for as much as 40 percent of individual health outcomes. (
  • For example, statewide initiatives are underway in Maine, North Carolina, and Vermont and they are beginning to show improvements in health outcomes. (
  • Seasonal harvesting and preparations that keep foods as close to their original whole as possible provide the best health and flavor outcomes for even the simplest of cooks and farmers/food producers. (
  • Redesigned specifically according to the needs of patients, the chronic care program works to improve clinical outcomes, improve the efficiency of care, and increase worker satisfaction. (
  • 169 The potential for farm injuries, antibiotic-resistant infections from livestock production, exposure to pesticides, diesel, and solvents also accompany agricultural production, and are associated with cancer, respiratory health issues, reproductive outcomes and neurological disorders. (
  • We will be working with the community network with an approach to improve patient and financial outcomes. (
  • Undocumented immigrants in the United States are broadly excluded from federally funded health-related benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food stamps) because they are not legally present in this country. (
  • CMS will test the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive (MAQI) Demonstration , which, when approved and adopted would waive Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements for clinicians who participate sufficiently in certain Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that involve taking on risk. (
  • On the bright side, the number of people with MS who have private health insurance or coverage under a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid appears to be increasing due to changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act of 2014, according to Nicholas LaRocca, PhD, vice president of healthcare delivery and policy research at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) . (
  • Medicare pays FQHCs an all-inclusive per visit amount based on reasonable costs with the exception of all therapeutic services provided by clinical social workers and clinical psychologists, which are subject to the outpatient psychiatric services limitation. (
  • Under the bill, reimbursement for telepractice services provided to Medicare beneficiaries could be expanded at the discretion of the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary. (
  • This study was the first to investigate Nebraska's recent experiences in building linkages between public health and primary care in 2017 and 2018 from the viewpoint of local health departments. (
  • We conducted a mixed-method study by using semistructured in-person and telephone interviews and surveys in 2017 and 2018 with directors of 19 Nebraska local health departments. (
  • Manchester Community Health Center was among the eight community health centers in New Hampshire that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated as a "Health Center Quality Leader" in 2018. (
  • Mali Givens is examined in February 2018 at the Community of Hope health center in Washington, D.C. The center works with expecting women and offers counseling before and after their pregnancy, as well as midwives for deliveries. (
  • While these are positive developments, "the reality is the number of women receiving services through the state in 2018 still falls below the number of women served in 2011," says Kami Geoffrey, CEO of the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas. (
  • Julianne Carbin, director of the DHHS Bureau of Mental Health Services, says development of the 10-year plan has been underway since early 2018. (
  • Our 2018 HMPRG Awards will take place on Friday, October 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center. (
  • Sep 11, 2018 Schweitzer Fellows Fest 2018 is an opportunity for family, friends, and the community to support our 2018-2019 Schweitzer Fellows as they begin to implement innovative public service projects in Chicago's most vulnerable communities. (
  • Aug 22, 2018 In this free webinar from the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative, "Transformation: The Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline," architect Paul Alt, AIA and psychologist Jim Munroe, Ed.D will describe their work on the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline (VAHEDG). (
  • Jul 26, 2018 On July 26, 2018 at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship presented the 2018 Schweitzer Leadership Award to Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MSc. (
  • Jun 25, 2018 On Monday, June 25 Health & Medicine hosted a forum to share lessons from members of our Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Learning Collaborative. (
  • Jun 20, 2018 On Jun 20, 2018, the Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative hosted this webinar discussing foundational research on the important buffering role that community resilience plays in mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on adult and youth health, school/work, and coping behaviors. (
  • What are the implications for public to integrate CHWs into the health care workforce, but these initiatives only have had modest effects to date. (
  • Thanks to the ACA, social workers will be among the benefactors of new HHS incentives to increase the workforce in new health care models. (
  • It is an opportunity for workers seeking high-skilled, high-paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. (
  • COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported among various essential workforce groups, including employees in food processing facilities ( 3 , 4 ), but studies prospectively assessing risk for infection among essential workers involved in food production are lacking. (
  • Agriculture in particular draws on a predominantly Latino immigrant workforce ( 6 ), who work longer hours, receive lower wages, and experience higher levels of household poverty than their US-born counterparts ( 7 ). (
  • The agricultural workforce comprises ≈50,000 resident farmworkers, and an additional ≈40,000 seasonal workers support the peak summer and fall seasons ( 11 ). (
  • The Center understands that rural health care facilities face unique workforce challenges. (
  • His first book, The Challenge of Working for American: Perspectives of an International Workforce was published in 2014. (
  • HRSA seeks nominations for new members to serve on its Health Workforce National Advisory Committees. (
  • The five committees advise the HHS Secretary and Congress on health workforce policies and programs. (
  • Highlights new policy flexibilities around the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs, NHSC Loan Repayment Program deadline extension, and changes to workforce training programs at health centers. (
  • Lack of resources has prevented many rural communities from developing the environmental workforce needed to address many of their environmental health risks. (
  • We are in a process of working with Northern Hospitals in Newark, Jersey City to train more cohorts. (
  • Several initiatives in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provide incentives to hospitals and medical providers to achieve the triple aim of improving the patient care experience, improving population health, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. (
  • Many hospitals and health care systems are adopting new patient safety protocols to reduce the risk of maternal complications. (
  • Hospitals that admit patients under EMTALA who are later determined to lack health insurance and to be ineligible for Medicaid or other public insurance can apply to state Medicaid programs for Emergency Medicaid reimbursement. (
  • The Small Rural Hospital Transition ( SRHT ) Project supports small rural hospitals nationally by providing on-site technical assistance to assist bridging the gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging health care delivery and payment system. (
  • Over the past few decades, much of the care and education of people with diabetes in the United States has transferred from hospitals to outpatient settings, and several guidelines and diabetes management programs have been developed to improve diabetes care in the community. (
  • The initiatives and strategies of Cleveland's two largest health systems-Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals (UH)-and the persistent fallout from the weak economy continue to shape the community's health care market. (
  • Though practitioners and hospitals unaffiliated with any organized health system remain, their independence is tenuous, according to market observers. (
  • The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals dominate the Cleveland health care market, and both systems were pursuing strategies to bolster market share, following what one observer called a "grow or die" ethos. (
  • Roads to Community Living (RCL) is a project created to help people with developmental disabilities who are thinking of moving back into the community from an institution (Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs), nursing homes or children's mental health facilities). (
  • The Keep Yourself Strong and Secure (KySS) Fellowship Program offered by Ohio State University provides access to behavioral health education and skills-building for health care providers and health sciences students across the United States, emphasizing screening, assessment, accurate identification, evidence-based management, and prevention. (
  • A variety of promising models have demonstrated how to improve training in behavioral and emotional health promotion, risk prevention, and treatment. (
  • and is leveraging our workforce's strengths in public health surveillance, prevention, and laboratory capacity, to develop and provide the nation with the science-backed information and analysis needed to address this public health emergency. (
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health have released the 15th annual State of Obesity report, announcing an "urgent need to increase evidence-based obesity prevention programs. (
  • As with all mobile populations, visitors and temporary residents to the United States may represent a risk for public health through introduction of infections or vaccine-preventable diseases. (
  • Although each year millions of visitors and temporary residents visit the United States, little is known about the health status of these populations. (
  • Some published reports provide a glimpse of the effects of infectious and chronic diseases carried by arriving immigrant populations, but few reports and no summarized data specifically address how visitors and temporary residents to the United States are affected by health risks such as trauma and injuries, chronic diseases, and infectious illness ( 4 - 7 ). (
  • These include low income populations, the uninsured, those with limited English proficiency, migrant and seasonal farm workers, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and those living in public housing. (
  • Regarding her career goals, Dr. Buchanan says, "I imagine myself working in a community or migrant health center with indigent populations, where I would still have exposure to infectious diseases and tropical medicine and get to work with the patient population I love. (
  • Naturally, with Diabetes risk factors being higher within Latino populations, it is important for special vulnerable populations - like the United States' Migrant Agricultural Workers - to have provided to them the important tools and resources for both understanding the risk of Diabetes and how to manage it if diagnosed. (
  • Use of a wait-list control design balances community and staff stakeholder needs, who felt all participants should have access to the intervention, while addressing research needs to include control populations. (
  • Innovations that can develop competencies in caring for chronically ill children and their families include outreach to new populations, multidisciplinary inpatient or outpatient programs, automatic behavioral health consults and screening, quality improvement initiatives, and early exposure to special issues affecting children and families. (
  • The JHS recommendations were to develop public health models that work with vulnerable populations with the goal of improving treatment adherence and increasing awareness of the negative implications of treatment nonadherence (Addison et al. (
  • The VDS is located throughout the Mexican Consular network and aim to increase access to health care and health literacy, provide health screenings, and promote healthy lifestyle choices among low-income and immigrant Mexican populations in the U.S. (
  • In immigrant groups, the social determinants of health are a combination of these conditions between the country of origin and the destination where migrant populations will form new lives subjected to new governmental, social, and culturally established infrastructures. (
  • The chilling effect of current immigration enforcement policies on health care access affects other immigrant populations and US citizens in mixed-status families. (
  • In the current political environment, students in health professions, house staff and other early career professionals, and teachers and mentors in health care settings that serve low-income immigrant populations need a shared understanding of how to provide good care under changing and challenging conditions. (
  • Communities with less experience caring for immigrant populations and less-developed safety nets face challenges caring for this population, but many are taking steps to improve their ability to meet immigrant needs. (
  • he perceived size of the undocumented immigrant populations and the subsequent demand on local heath care systems varied across the 12 HSC communities. (
  • The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Data for Research on Small Populations. (
  • Rural communities are generally older populations and have higher rates of chronic conditions. (
  • 157 Rural populations are more likely to report fair to poor health status 158 and to have higher rates of mortality, disability, and smoking and lower rates of physical activity. (
  • Similarly, CHIP was designed for children whose families live above poverty thresholds but still cannot afford commercial health insurance and some 9.4 million children, as of 2017, are covered under this program. (
  • Population data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) indicate 7.9 million people reside in the U.S.-Mexico border region, with 556,688 living in nonmetro counties. (
  • Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) suffered significant damage to their infrastructure and health care systems from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. (
  • The brief builds on earlier work that examined how residents in Puerto Rico were faring two months after the storm and key issues for recovery in Puerto Rico and USVI identified during a Fall 2017 roundtable with key stakeholders . (
  • The National Academies of Science (NAS) convened a workshop in 2017 "to explore the impacts of economic, demographic, and social issues in rural communities and to learn about asset-based approaches to addressing the associated challenges. (
  • The Affordable Care Act encourages the growth of Health Homes, which incorporates community support systems and resources as well as coordination and integration of primary and behavioral health care. (
  • 1 As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) extends health insurance coverage to some 32 million lower-income adults and promotes greater attention to the barriers faced by individual patients, those implementing the law should consider how to incorporate health literacy into strategies for enrolling beneficiaries and delivering care. (
  • With the expansion of health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, more children than ever before now have health insurance. (
  • Health insurance coverage for people with MS appears to have increased with the Affordable Care Act . (
  • Those subjects now cover resistant hypertension, pediatric ADHD, risk-based approach to women's health, hepatitis C, and pediatric obesity and comorbidities. (
  • Our specialists offer a full range of care for your needs, including cardiology, cancer, organ transplantation, women's health, surgical subspecialties and more. (
  • From cancer care to immunology, dentistry to dermatology, orthopedics to women's health, specialties highlighted below may be useful to you when deciding what kind of care to seek and where. (
  • health practice? (
  • Currently, he is professor of pharmacy practice, senior executive associate dean, and the founding regional dean for Lubbock programs with the School of Pharmacy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. (
  • The Institute trains health students and professionals at all levels, including the operation of three family medicine residency programs: the Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice, the Mid-Hudson Residency in Family Practice and the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. (
  • In 1986, the Institute acquired the Sidney Hillman Health Center in Union Square from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union and turned the-multi-specialty practice into a family practice. (
  • In 1994, the Institute developed a relationship with Beth Israel Medical Center, and began the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice, opening the Phillips Family Practice to serve as the ambulatory care training site for those residents. (
  • Between 1991 through 1998, the Institute opened the Parkchester Family Practice, Walton Family Health Center, Urban Horizons Family Health Center, East 13th Street Family Practice, and the Mount Hope Family Practice. (
  • In 2000, the Institute implemented a system-wide electronic health record and practice management system, Epic. (
  • Two years later, the Institute moved this practice to the newly built Family Health Center of Harlem, two blocks away, which serves as the home of its third residency program, the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. (
  • Over the past five years ECHO-Chicago has trained more than 250 providers, which includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, and social workers. (
  • This map highlights state activity to integrate CHWs into evolving health care systems in key areas such as financing, education and training, certification, and state definitions, roles and scope of practice. (
  • Among other attributes, nominees should be distinguished in the conduct of health care research and demonstration projects, the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement and the practice of medicine. (
  • All the work has been worth it, says Marie-Mitchell: Integrating ACEs science into pediatric practice "has tremendous power to change the course of someone's life, if that identification of risk factors is combined with getting the child, family or both the kind of help that they need. (
  • Practice reports illustrate for clinicians their practice's performance including metrics that demonstrate their own performance compared to the entire community. (
  • The data are further used by a team of "practice improvement consultants" -community clinicians trained in an academic detailing model - who serve as resources to help formulate and implement strategies to improve practice control rates. (
  • To the extent that the physician or others in the practice who provide social assistance or patient advocacy may be able to help this patient negotiate worksite modifications, she may be able to continue to work. (
  • Calling themselves "24:1," they first came together in the midst of the nationwide mortgage foreclosure crisis that threatened the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and entire communities. (
  • Acacia Network's mission is to partner with our communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families. (
  • Our supportive housing covers individuals and families living with medical and/or behavioral health chronic conditions. (
  • Established in 2004, the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort (CCHC) is a randomly-ascertained, community-based cohort of Mexican Americans and currently numbering around 5,000 individuals recruited from border communities on the Texas-Mexico border from Brownsville to Laredo. (
  • Through the health teams, eligible individuals receive assistance with social service needs and medication management. (
  • In addition, key provisions will help procure additional personal protective equipment for health care providers, and provide financial stability to small business owners, contractors, and self-employed individuals. (
  • Federally guaranteed loans of up to $10 million for small employers with 500 or fewer employees, sole proprietors or independent contractors, and eligible self-employed individuals to cover payroll, mortgage, rent, and utility payments, as well as other debt obligations. (
  • CHCS works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve Medicaid beneficiaries with complex and high-cost health care needs. (
  • Provide education opportunities for health care workers to obtain additional education or certification to meet demands of health care market. (
  • Using CHWs shifts the burden of addressing social challenges from primary care providers to nonclinical workers who have more knowledge of community needs and resources and can provide culturally appropriate care. (
  • Primary care providers are in a unique position to screen, identify, and provide evidence-based management for behavioral health disorders, but many do not feel comfortable managing these issues, said Bernadette Melnyk, associate vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, professor and dean in the College of Nursing, and professor in the College of Medicine at Ohio State University (OSU). (
  • The mission of the BHC is to provide international leadership to optimize health and quality of life along the U.S.-Mexico border. (
  • She wanted to know how to best word questions about ACEs to increase identification of risk factors and to provide community referrals without negatively affecting visit time or patient satisfaction. (
  • 30.75 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund to provide grants to states and local districts , for governors to disburse to hard hit communities, and for colleges and universities. (
  • Michel: Healthy food comes from healthy, living soils that are managed in ways that enhance the ecosphere and provide the food plants with maximum health, nutrients and, therefore, flavor. (
  • The concern that work-related biomechanical stressors have caused or contributed to the patient's back pain may provide an opportunity for positive intervention. (
  • Although repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and awkward postures present clear ergonomic hazards, workplace modifications to reduce these hazards can be straightforward, affordable, and provide a tangible return on investment, particularly if other workers have been injured, which is likely. (
  • They provide a health and wellness safety net for the underserved through disease management, case management, and organizational protocols with a client focus. (
  • We are pleased to provide this compilation of brief biographies of our new faculty, managerial, and professional staff members, who bring a breadth of experience and achievement to our campus community. (
  • I have always felt a need to work with an urban, underserved population,' says Lisa Benish, PA-C. 'I chose the physician assistant profession because I felt that PAs were increasingly in need and I felt that it was a career that would enable me to provide cost effective care in a team with others in an underserved setting. (
  • The measures were developed by a subgroup of the Measures Application Partnership (MAP), which formed a Rural Health Workgroup to provide recommendations from a rural perspective. (
  • Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 The meeting was convened by Tom Morris, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy. (
  • Present from the Office of Rural Health Policy: Tom Morris, Director and Steve Hirsch, Executive Secretary. (
  • Dr. Fran Feltner, DNP, MSN, RN Director University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health Hazard, KY Fran Feltner welcomed the committee to Kentucky. (
  • For this reason, the work of the Rural Health Research Centers informs that of FORHP's policy team and vice versa. (
  • The Center's Resource Library features webinars, presentations, articles and toolkits developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders. (
  • Find information about upcoming webinars, workshops and more hosted by The Center or Rural Health Innovations. (
  • Learn more about Rural Health Innovations, The Center's small business subsidiary. (
  • Describes successful strategies to recruit and retain behavioral health workers in rural areas, based on phone interviews with state-level experts in rural health and behavioral health. (
  • Presentation slides from the Arkansas 2019 Annual Rural Health Conference. (
  • Rural health issues differ based on a community's dependence on farming, as well as based on other characteristics. (
  • 171 One challenge in examining rural health issues is determining which urban-rural differences are due to distinct rural factors and which are due to the demographics of the people living there, such as employment characteristics and age. (
  • There is also an important racial/ethnic component of rural health. (
  • He said part of the HHS $9 billion annual budget is used to train the next generation of health care providers. (
  • To put this into perspective, we would need nearly 15,000 additional health care providers to meet the current need and nearly 80 million children and families live in HPSAs right now. (
  • We're translating the changes in medicine more rapidly out to community providers," said Daniel Johnson , MD, the principal investigator for ECHO-Chicago, associate professor of pediatrics and chief of the Section of Academic Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine. (
  • We're able to reduce that time by bringing state-of-the-art care to community providers at the speed of light. (
  • This is an opportunity for rural providers and researchers to contribute to the work and research priorities of AHRQ. (
  • Because most undocumented immigrants lack health insurance, they primarily rely on safety net providers for care. (
  • CCTs, also referred to as community health teams or interdisciplinary care teams, are locally based, multi-disciplinary groups of care providers. (
  • The Learning Collaborative has just completed three years of work, and released a Playbook that describes the knowledge gained from providers, advocacy groups, people with lived experience, and a managed care provider as we attempted to find a way to solve ongoing challenges to integration. (
  • The recession-and resulting high unemployment-and rising health care costs continue to strain consumers, employers and health care providers, who are shouldering more uncompensated care costs. (
  • Even as the two dominant health systems continued to expand capacity, providers faced growing demand for uncompensated care as people lost their jobs and health insurance. (
  • More than 49 million Americans are living in areas with a shortage of oral health care providers. (
  • Others, particularly young professionals and health care providers, continue to migrate away from the islands, leaving an older population with less family support. (
  • Paper and nonstandard electronic health care administrative transactions are expensive and inefficient for providers, payers, consumers, and government alike. (
  • Recently, more states have undertaken new approaches to who are vital to achieving goals in health care reform. (
  • Schools of social work across the U.S. are working to address the changes in health care reform, in curricula and field training, she added. (
  • Although low health literacy is certainly not a featured concern of the health care reform legislation passed in early 2010, there are those who would argue that the law cannot be successful without a redoubling of national efforts to address the issue. (
  • In response to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States and other countries have implemented broad interventions to mitigate community transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ( 1 ). (
  • Education, policy, and interventions to promote visitor health are needed. (
  • TAAHP is a state network of health professions advisors and staff of health professions schools working to promote excellence in pre-health professions advising. (
  • Our reach stretches across the state of Texas to promote excellence in pre-health professions advising. (
  • Founded in 1983, the Institute is one of the largest community health centers in New York State. (
  • The 24:1 community was shocked to its core four years ago when the state of Missouri stripped its school district of provisional accreditation. (
  • Children can qualify for federal adoption assistance or state assistance, depending on the child's history. (
  • State-funded adoption assistance may end earlier than federally funded adoption assistance (see question 7). (
  • The state will suspend state-funded adoption assistance if the child re-enters foster care, or enters and stays in a residential treatment center, psychiatric residential treatment facility, or psychiatric hospital for longer than 30 consecutive days. (
  • CDC is also working with partners to develop guidance and decision tools to assist state and local officials and other stakeholders in adjusting mitigation strategies. (
  • Development and ongoing updates of the State Community Health Worker Models Map would not be possible without the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Center for Healthy Housing. (
  • Where can I find specific information about border health in my state? (
  • Each border state operates a state office of border health, which can be contacted for state-specific information and resources. (
  • for a listing of state border health offices. (
  • During a hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban affairs, Sen. Menendez (D-NJ) quoted a U.S. Bureau of Labors Statistics report that state and local governments across the nation had to lay off nearly 1 million workers in the month of April. (
  • During year 1 of the ASTHO Breast Cancer Learning Community , each participating state focused on describing the burden of its problem by analyzing its local data. (
  • Through the learning community, we were able to look at state-level data contributing to this national trend in Arizona, Tennessee, and West Virginia. (
  • Such a facility must be a free-standing unit and not part of a hospital or other facility licensed for other purposes by the State Board of Health. (
  • Operators of child care centers are expressing concern over proposed rule changes in how they are licensed by the state. (
  • Researchers interviewed more than 45 health care leaders, including representatives of major hospital systems, physician groups, insurers, employers, benefits consultants, community health centers, state and local health agencies and others. (
  • Nearly 6,000 children were immunized as a result of Operation KidShot , which also helped pass a state law that requires all health insurers to cover childhood immunizations. (
  • DR. BENTON received his PhD from the University of Vienna in Austria after working with the State Department for nearly a decade. (
  • She comes to Montclair State after serving as the Research Director at Race Forward, the Center for Racial Justice Innovation and teaching at New York University, The New School, and Teachers College, Columbia University. (
  • In spite of their integral role in our state, undocumented Californians are, for the most part, left out of our health insurance system. (
  • Additional information regarding Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.536 and related rules is available at on the Minnesota Department of Health Administrative Simplification Act website at . (
  • Identifies education as a social determinant of health and includes examples related to health education, particularly state loan repayment legislation. (
  • Stockton's progress is noteworthy, not only because of its socioeconomic challenges, but also in light of its significant health challenges relative to other parts of the state. (
  • Not having health insurance is a huge problem in Mississippi, but it isn't the only one. (
  • Lack of health insurance and transportation are big factors. (
  • By 2012, 53% of immigrants from Mexico lacked health insurance ( 7 ). (
  • Furthermore, 61% of those born in Mexico, who work and contribute to the U.S. economy (18-64 years of age) reported lacking health insurance. (
  • Pursuing Medicaid and health insurance funding streams. (
  • Respondents raised significant problems with policies including binational health insurance, expanded employer-provided health insurance, and telemedicine. (
  • 3,4 Mexican immigrants are among the least likely to have health insurance of any population. (
  • In 2007, over half of all immigrants from Mexico in the US had no health insurance, compared with 19% of non-Latino immigrants and 12% of US-born non-Latino whites. (
  • 5 Unauthorized immigrants (undocumented) were over twice as likely to have no insurance as documented immigrants (59 versus 24% without health insurance). (
  • Mexican immigrants in the US have a higher labor force participation rate than US-born non-Latino whites (hereafter referred to as US-born whites), but a majority of Mexican immigrants are concentrated in low-wage industries such a construction and service occupations that are the least likely to offer health insurance. (
  • Nationally, three-quarters of employed US-born white men obtain health insurance through their work. (
  • In contrast, under one-quarter of Mexican immigrant workers in heavily Mexican immigrant occupations obtain work-based health insurance, and under half of Mexican immigrant workers in non-immigrant dominated occupations obtain work-based insurance. (
  • 7 Even though the employment coverage rate for Mexican immigrants is low, it is still the most common source of health insurance for adults. (
  • About 30% are below the poverty level, and more than 60% have no health insurance. (
  • Recent reports indicate that an increasing proportion of immigrants lack health insurance, 2 and more newly arrived immigrants are undocumented, in part because of a decline in visas granted after the 2001 terrorist attacks. (
  • As they can for anyone, life changes such as losing a job, changing jobs, or getting a divorce can affect health insurance options and coverage for people with MS. (
  • If you have health insurance through your job, ask your employer for the contact information of the representative, or contact the insurance company directly to find out whom to talk to. (
  • Expands unemployment insurance , including an additional $600/week for up to four months, even for those not eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, those with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the COVID-19 emergency. (
  • The continued shifting of health care costs from employers to employees, including greater use of high-deductible health insurance plans. (
  • Undocumented Californians are less likely to have employer-sponsored insurance because they are more likely to work in industries and occupations that do not offer health insurance. (
  • Among working-age adults (age 19-64), 21 percent of non-citizens without a green card (including but not limited to undocumented adults) had employer-sponsored insurance, compared to 68 percent of citizens and 38 percent of Californians with a green card in 2014. (
  • Gaps in health insurance coverage are also an issue, particularly in rural counties that are not adjacent to an urban county, where nearly a quarter of residents were uninsured in 1998 and where employment in small businesses that do not offer health benefits is particularly common. (
  • Finicia Graham, MD, practices family medicine at Beloved Community Family Wellness Center in Robbins, IL, and has participated in more than 30 ECHO-Chicago sessions. (
  • His professional work as an artist spans experimental and traditional practices, including interactive installation, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects. (
  • She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. (
  • Our Cov autopsy team worked bravely, under challenging circumstances, to perform post-mortem studies and collect important tissue samples for research. (
  • And research shows that poor oral health can lead to disease elsewhere in the body. (
  • Leading research efforts to support the health and well-being of Rio Grande Valley residents since 2003. (
  • A national leader in promoting Hispanic Health research. (
  • The sheer volume of information and data gathered by these projects makes us one of the most robust and authoritative research groups on Mexican American health in the United States. (
  • Beginning in 2014, NIHCR has contracted with Altarum Institute's Center for Sustainable Health Spending and others, with a focus on research to improve health in Detroit. (
  • Long standing issues in eastern Kentucky include low tax base, underfunded schools systems, limited employment opportunities, poor health status and depression which results in selfmedication and substance abuse. (
  • Community Health Workers and Promotoras de Salud can go out in the fields and educate both men and women on what constitutes as sexual abuse. (
  • Mejor acceso a la atención en salud para inmigrantes indocumentados en los Estados Unidos. (
  • (4) Centro de Investigación en Sistemas de Salud, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública. (
  • Identificar políticas para mejorar el acceso a la salud en migrantes indocumentados mexicanos en los Estados Unidos. (
  • La única con consenso de factibilidad, accesibilidad y pertinencia fue el crecimiento de la red de centros a la atención de salud comunitaria (CHC por sus siglas en ingles). (