Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.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.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.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 Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Disabled Children: Children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.Child Welfare: Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.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 Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.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)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.Child Behavior: Any observable response or action of a child from 24 months through 12 years of age. For neonates or children younger than 24 months, INFANT BEHAVIOR is available.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.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 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 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.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.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).Health 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)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.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.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.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.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.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.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)Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.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.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Child Rearing: The training or bringing-up of children by parents or parent-substitutes. It is used also for child rearing practices in different societies, at different economic levels, in different ethnic groups, etc. It differs from PARENTING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the child and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.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.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.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).Child Behavior Disorders: Disturbances considered to be pathological based on age and stage appropriateness, e.g., conduct disturbances and anaclitic depression. This concept does not include psychoneuroses, psychoses, or personality disorders with fixed patterns.Child Psychology: The study of normal and abnormal behavior of children.Parents: Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.Dental Care for Children: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.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.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.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)Child, Institutionalized: A child who is receiving long-term in-patient services or who resides in an institutional setting.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.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.Child of Impaired Parents: Child with one or more parents afflicted by a physical or mental disorder.Child, Orphaned: Child who has lost both parents through death or desertion.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.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.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.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Quality 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.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Child Mortality: Number of deaths of children between one year of age to 12 years of age in a given population.Child Nutrition Disorders: Disorders caused by nutritional imbalance, either overnutrition or undernutrition, occurring in children ages 2 to 12 years.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.Mothers: Female parents, human or animal.Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of children aged 2-12 years.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Family Health: The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.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.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.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.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.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.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.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.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Child Language: The language and sounds expressed by a child at a particular maturational stage in development.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.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.School Health Services: Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.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.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Quality of Life: A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.Urban Population: The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.Great BritainTime Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.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.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Parent-Child Relations: The interactions between parent and child.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.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.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Pediatrics: A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.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.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)Health Planning Guidelines: Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.Adolescent Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Reproductive Health Services: Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.BrazilQuality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Environmental Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Family Characteristics: Size and composition of the family.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.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.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)IndiaRegression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Men's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.Residence Characteristics: Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.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)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.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Stress, Psychological: Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.Asthma: A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.EnglandSchools, Public Health: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Family: A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.Maternal-Child Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.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.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.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.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Health Fairs: Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Social Support: Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.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)Body Height: The distance from the sole to the crown of the head with body standing on a flat surface and fully extended.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Case-Control Studies: Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.Health Communication: The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.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.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Social Environment: The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Caregivers: Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Dental Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Body Mass Index: An indicator of body density as determined by the relationship of BODY WEIGHT to BODY HEIGHT. BMI=weight (kg)/height squared (m2). BMI correlates with body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE). Their relationship varies with age and gender. For adults, BMI falls into these categories: below 18.5 (underweight); 18.5-24.9 (normal); 25.0-29.9 (overweight); 30.0 and above (obese). (National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)Adaptation, Psychological: A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Child Custody: The formally authorized guardianship or care of a CHILD.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.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Wounds and Injuries: Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.Health Transition: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Poverty Areas: City, urban, rural, or suburban areas which are characterized by severe economic deprivation and by accompanying physical and social decay.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.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.Dental Caries: Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.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.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
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Part of the series Individualized Assessment and Treatment for Autistic and Developmentally Disabled Children. University Park ... University of North Carolina Health Care More than 200 articles and books were written by Scholper on autism spectrum disorders ... Individualized Assessment and Treatment for Autistic and Developmentally Disabled Children. University Park Press, 1980. Eric ... Funding was provided by the National Institute of Mental Health and trials were conducted with autistic children and their ...
... children and serves as collaborative and innovative stewards to these families and children as they navigate the health care ... or developmentally disabled children. SKIP is an advocacy and service agency that helps families who have seriously ill ... When the Prescription is Home Care Time Magazine, June 4, 2007. Child Magazine's Children's Champion Awards: Local Hero: ... Sick Kids need Involved People (SKIP) of New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit agency for families who want to care for ...
Treatment for pica may vary by patient and suspected cause (e.g., child, developmentally disabled, pregnant or psychogenic) and ... The health care provider should test for infection if the person has been eating contaminated soil or animal waste. The ... Behavior-based treatment options can be useful for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals with pica. Behavioral ... Prevalence rates for children are unknown. Young children commonly place non-nutritious material into the mouth. This activity ...
Their ministries include social service programs for the developmentally disabled, services for children in foster care ( ... and health care services for the poor. They also minister in community outreach programs that provide advocacy, ESL, literacy, ... It was there that Mary met the cloistered Dominican nuns, who had come from Ratisbon, Germany, to care for children of the ... Every available space was converted to rooms for the children and for the Sisters who cared for them. By 1884, the Sisters were ...
... children, the elderly, the developmentally or physically disabled, animals, et al. In To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of ... The ORIGINS of Primary Health Care and SELECTIVE Primary Health Care. Am J Public Health 94 (11):1868 Vienna Declaration and ... Inequalities in health, inequalities in health care: four generations of discussion about justice and cost-effectiveness ... Discussion involves topics such as affordable access to health care, especially for low income households and families. The ...
The developmentally disabled can turn to certain organizations to aid in their search to gain information regarding the options ... It is overwhelmingly the largest funding source of both acute health care and long term services and supports for most of our ... the organizations goal at this point was to alter perceptions of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and ... VOR is the only national advocacy organization that supports a spectrum of care options, including Intermediate Care Facilities ...
... teaching art therapy to both at-risk children and severely developmentally disabled young men. While in Israel, she conducted ... Willa worked for the Garlington Center, a community-based nonprofit mental health care center, and then went into (full-time) ... I recognize these people and I've come to care for them deeply." -Ellen Bass, author of The Human Line "Schneberg's poetry is ...
Residential treatment centers and other organized mental health care for children and youth: United States, 1988. Mental Health ... People who live in a group home offering support services may be developmentally disabled, recovering from alcohol or drug ... Alternative community options for these seniors are home health care, hospice care, specialized care (e.g., Alzheimer's), day ... this form of care is the most restrictive for youth in the foster care system. Unrelated children live in a home-like setting ...
... physically and developmentally disabled boy. The child, born near Leipzig and eventually identified as Gerhard Kretschmar, was ... In 1935 he transferred to Berlin, where he worked as a ministerial adviser in the Division IV (health care and people care) in ... Anna Wödl, a nurse and mother of a disabled child, vehemently petitioned to Hermann Linden at the Reich Ministry of the ... Lifton thinks this request was "encouraged"; the severely disabled child and the agreement of the parents to his killing were ...
It is significant as representing "the official effort of the State of North Dakota to care for its developmentally disabled ... CARES Clinic healthcare services, and the CARES outreach service. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register ... includes adult Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Developmental Disability (ICF/IDD), youth ICF/IDD, Home and ... A. R. T. Wylie, superintendent during 1910-1933 and a leading figure nationally in the care of the developmentally disabled. ...
HB 1217: Expand Access Health Care, lost in House. SB 082: OSA Security Audits IT Systems, signed by governor. Committee ... HB10-1213: Individualized Plans Developmentally Disabled Walk List, signed by governor. HB10-1255: Colorado Commission Deaf and ... HB 1130: Creates criminal penalty First Degree murder of an unborn child. HB 1149: Parents request action on Low-Performing ... She served on the Behavioral Health Transformation Council and Oversight of Mental Health in the Prison subcommittee. In 2012, ...
... children poor developmentally disabled elderly The services provided include: adoptions advocacy behavioral health services ... The organization cares for children and families, people who are poor and disadvantaged, seniors, and those who have ... In 1923, the Archdiocese incorporated all of the children's orphanages under a new "Bureau of Catholic Charities" and the care ... Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Baltimore's mission is to: provide healing and care to vulnerable children and adults ...
Rising costs in education and the provision of adequate care for developmentally disabled individuals have been a continuing ... Should the child fail to respond to a prompt, a "prompter," seated behind the child, uses either a partial-, a simple nudge or ... The study, later, received praise in a mental health report by the US Surgeon General in 1999.[citation needed] Since 2009, the ... The period of play began with 15 minutes of play with either the typically developed (TD) peer or the developmentally disabled ...
An incompetent developmentally disabled woman has no less interest in a satisfying or fulfilling life free from the burdens of ... In 1990, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that an appointed guardian may consent to health care for an adult incapable of ... Under Florida stutute § 985.18, delinquent children ordered by the court to undergo psychological or physical health exams may ... The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, ...
Except for his oldest brother, who is developmentally disabled, all of Gerardo's siblings graduated from college.[citation ... The ordinance requires that City employees (including police officers, airport workers, and health care workers) accept as ... Sandoval also stated in the same interview, "we should invest our money in our kids." This video can be found on YouTube. In a ...
The last bill he sponsored before his retirement in 1978 was to provide free care for pregnant women whose children might be ... and the needs of the aging and developmentally disabled. During his time in office, he served on the Committee on Municipal and ... of 1957 which created a system of community-based mental health services and provided the funding and structure to improve care ... It established regional centers so that disabled Californians could get the help they needed while living at home or on their ...
... to promote the general welfare and development of programs and research to benefit the developmentally disabled. By 1966, ... When García took over the facility, it was a depository for children with disabilities and no attempts were made to educate ... That same year she launched a public awareness campaign hoping to build an infrastructure of care, integration, protection and ... Foundation Award for her contributions to mental health. García began working with the Organization of American States Inter- ...
A recent phenomenon is that people with schizophrenia are at higher than average risk of physical ill health, and die earlier than the general population from natural causes. The fatal conditions include cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disorders. Although death by suicide in schizophrenia has received much needed attention, death from cardiovascular disease is far more common, accounting for up to 75 percent of deaths. The causes of physical health problems include factors associated with mental illness and its treatment, poverty, poor housing, higher rates of smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise. Despite the high rates of physical health problems, mental health service users report that health care workers overlook their physical health needs. Service users would like mental health practitioners to do more for their physical ...
... is the impact of a health problem as measured by financial cost, mortality, morbidity, or other indicators. It is often quantified in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs), both of which quantify the number of years lost due to disease (YLDs). One DALY can be thought of as one year of healthy life lost, and the overall disease burden can be thought of as a measure of the gap between current health status and the ideal health status (where the individual lives to old age free from disease and disability). According to an article published in The Lancet in June 2015, low back pain and major depressive disorder were among the top ten causes of YLDs and were the cause of more health loss than diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma combined. The study based on data from 188 countries, considered to be the largest and most detailed analysis to quantify ...
ICD-10 is an international statistical classification used in health care and related industries. Produced by the World Health Organization, it is used in several countries around the world. Some have gone on to develop their own national enhancements, building off the international classification. Chapter XXI of ICD-10 captures factors influencing health status and contact with health services. During some health encounters it may not be appropriate to use a code from Chapters I-XIX. As such codes from this chapter can be used in the primary diagnosis field when they represent the reason for which the encounter has taken place. Situations where this may be appropriate include: when a patient receives limited care or service for an ongoing condition (for example a patient in remission undergoing maintenance chemotherapy); to donate an organ and/or tissue; to ...
... is one of the government's highest priorities in its scheme of development and modernization. Health and related issues are overseen by the Ministry of Health, itself represented on the executive Lhengye Zhungtshog (cabinet) by the Minister of Health. As a component of Gross National Happiness, affordable and accessible health care is central to the public policy of Bhutan. The Constitution of Bhutan charges the Royal Government with ensuring a "safe and healthy environment," and with providing "free access to basic public health services in both modern and traditional medicines". The Ministry of Health has provided universal health care in Bhutan since the 1970s. Health care infrastructure and services are planned and developed through Five Year Plans ...
Men's Health Week, celebrated annually during the week preceding and including Father's Day, honors the importance of men's health and wellness. Men's Health Week was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near the holiday. Observing Men's Health Week is meant to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men's health and provide free and convenient health services to men who wouldn't otherwise receive such care. Men's Health Week was created by Congress in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.[3] The bills creating Men's Health Week were sponsored by former Senator Bob Dole and former Congressman Bill Richardson.[3] The sponsors cited the ...
Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan the Ministry of Health, along with the World Health Organization and other technical partners and donors reconstructed the health sector. At the time, at least 70%[4] of the Afghan population was dependent on health services provided by the international community. Almost six million Afghans had no or very little access to medical care. In addition, 50 of the country's 330 districts had no health facilities whatsoever. The goal of the ministry is to develop the health sector to improve the health of the people of Afghanistan, especially women and children, through implementing the basic package of health services (BPHS) and the essential package of hospital services (EPHS) as the standard, agreed-upon minimum of health care to be ...
... is a level of value provided by any health care resource, as determined by some measurement. As with quality in other fields, it is an assessment of whether something is good enough and whether it is suitable for its purpose. The goal of health care is to provide medical resources of high quality to all who need them; that is, to ensure good quality of life, to cure illnesses when possible, to extend life expectancy, and so on. Researchers use a variety of quality measures to attempt to determine health care quality, including counts of a therapy's reduction or lessening of diseases identified by medical diagnosis, a decrease in the number of risk factors which people have following preventive care, or a survey of health indicators in a population who are accessing certain kinds of ...
Child neglect, often overlooked, is the most common form of child maltreatment. Most perpetrators of child abuse and neglect are the parents themselves. A total of 79.4% of the perpetrators of abused and neglected children are the parents of the victims, and of those 79.4% parents, 61% exclusively neglect their children. The physical, emotional, and cognitive developmental impacts from child neglect in early childhood can be detrimental as the effects from the neglect can carry on into adulthood. Research has shown that by the time a child reaches the age of six, if they have experienced adverse exposures, such as neglect, their chances of having overall poor physical health increases by two-fold. Infants can develop poor physical health if neglect starts even before the child is born. A child deprived of basic necessities, such as proper pre-natal care, is at risk of being born prematurely or having ...
... surveillance has led to the identification and prioritization of many public health issues facing the world today, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, waterborne diseases, zoonotic diseases, and antibiotic resistance leading to the reemergence of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Antibiotic resistance, also known as drug resistance, was the theme of World Health Day 2011. Although the prioritization of pressing public health issues is important, Laurie Garrett argues that there are following consequences.[10] When foreign aid is funnelled into disease-specific programs, the importance of public health in general is disregarded. This public health problem of stovepiping is thought to create a lack of funds to combat other existing diseases in a given country.. For example, the WHO reports that at least 220 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes. Its incidence is increasing rapidly, and it is projected that the ...
... is a nonprofit, integrated health system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It provides health care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview currently operates ten hospitals, including University of Minnesota Medical Center,[1] forty eight primary care clinics and numerous specialty clinics in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and greater Minnesota. Fairview has 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers.. In June 2010, Thomson Reuters identified Fairview Health Services as one of the top ten health care systems in the United States.[2] The University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis was also recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top hospital in the United States for treatment in six different specialties.[3] In January 2011, ...
The meaning of health has evolved over time. In keeping with the biomedical perspective, early definitions of health focused on the theme of the body's ability to function; health was seen as a state of normal function that could be disrupted from time to time by disease. An example of such a definition of health is: "a state characterized by anatomic, physiologic, and psychological integrity; ability to perform personally valued family, work, and community roles; ability to deal with physical, biological, psychological, and social stress".[3] Then in 1948, in a radical departure from previous definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed a definition that aimed higher: linking health to well-being, in terms of "physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity".[4] Although this definition was welcomed by some as being innovative, it was also criticized ...
The congress is one of the world's largest medical conferences.[2] Arab Health is supported by the UAE Ministry of Health, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the Dubai Health Authority and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority. ...
旅行血栓症[4]是指旅行者形成深靜脈血栓。[5]也有使用「經濟艙綜合症」或「經濟客位綜合症」來描述這個症狀。[6]乘坐飛機遠途旅行的人通常易患旅行血栓症。深靜脈血栓可以引起肺栓塞這一嚴重併發症。. 旅行者形成血栓可能是缺乏活動、脫水和隱藏因素的共同作用。在飛行途中的環境因素也可能與此有關。[7][8]儘管和飛行有關係,但這個問題是和缺乏活動聯繫在一起的,所以乘坐巴士、火車和汽車的旅行者也有同樣的風險。[9]. 患有易形成血栓疾病(如抗磷脂綜合徵或癌症)的人患病風險會高出很多。風險最高的人群包括老人,有嚴重疾病者,例如癌症的病人、最近接受矯形外科手術(腿或膝蓋)的人以及孕婦。[10]一些研究者認為耐力類運動員也是高危人群。[11][12]. 世界衛生組織的WRIGHT(World Health Organisation Research Into Global Hazards of ...
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  • An Oregon Department of Human Services employee assigned to Child Protective Services falsified child abuse reports in at least 15 cases, according to investigators. (
  • An individual must be notified of a positive test result including face-to-face counseling, information on health care services and services related to locating and testing persons who have been in contact with infected individual. (
  • and insurance coverage often excludes critically important services that fall outside narrow definitions of medically necessary care. (
  • Alternatively, integrated provider organizations could receive a capitation fee to cover a broad range of LTC and acute care services. (
  • 2) Meeting routine living needs is a central feature of LTC, with biomedical issues often secondary .Hence, logic dictates that the system emphasize social services, not just medical ones, with social service and nursing personnel rather than physicians often coordinating care - a model that some physicians and policymakers may find threatening. (
  • 5 And, (3) LTC needs are largely invisible to policymakers because the majority of services for disabled people - of any age - are provided by "informal" (unpaid) care givers, mainly female family members, neighbors, or friends. (
  • Long-term care services are those health, social, housing, transportation, and other supportive services needed by persons with physical, mental, or cognitive limitations sufficient to compromise independent living. (
  • For example, adult day care services provide a variety of health, social, and related support services in a protective setting during the day. (
  • Assisted living provides 24-hour supervision, assistance, meals, and health care services in a home-like setting. (
  • Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) provide a full range of services and care based on what each resident needs over time. (
  • Services include treatment to help residents become as independent as possible, as well as health care services. (
  • Health care to underserved rural community, victim services for battered women and children, developmentally disabled residental. (
  • The analysis revealed that most proposals focused primarily on ways to finance health care services for the over 30 million Americans without any form of health insurance. (
  • The Arizona Early Intervention Program, also known as AzEIP, is a statewide system of supports and services for families of children, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays. (
  • Arizona Family Planning Council program offers a broad range of effective contraceptive methods (birth control) and related preventative health services on a voluntary and confidential basis. (
  • Head Start is a program that provides early childhood services for children ages birth to four years of old to prepare them for school readiness. (
  • They provide direct care and act as links to hospitals, medical professionals, nursing homes and professional caregiving services. (
  • Information remains limited, but recent studies indicate that people with disabilities experience both health disparities and specific problems in gaining access to appropriate health care, including health promotion and disease prevention programs and services. (
  • They also frequently lack either health insurance or coverage for necessary services such as specialty care, long-term care, care coordination, prescription medications, durable medical equipment, and assistive technologies. (
  • People with certain disabilities experience specific health disparities and additional unique problems in accessing health care and services. (
  • Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that includes about $300 million in funding to provide health care services for the developmentally disabled. (
  • One crucial yet often overlooked area is the large number of disadvantaged children who still need to obtain access to dental services. (
  • They have offices throughout California that help families and individuals find and access the many health care services that are available to them, including dental care. (
  • The governor's signature means that $300 million will soon be available for the developmentally disabled, and now lawmakers must ensure that dental services should be an important part of this effort. (
  • CompWest Insurance Company, part of the Accident Fund Holdings family, recently partnered with Phoenix Risk Management Insurance Services to write workers' compensation insurance for specific classes in the health care industry. (
  • Provides portable dental services for children in schools. (
  • Your local United Way may provide transportation assistance, financial aid or other health and human services assistance. (
  • A West Memphis day care where a 5-year-old developmentally disabled boy died in a vehicle has been placed on probation by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. (
  • The agency said Wednesday that the license of the Ascent Child Health Services facility is on a probationary provisional status for one year. (
  • The agency is also prohibiting Ascent Acquisition Corporation, which owns the day care and 10 other facilities, from providing any transportation services in Arkansas, as of June 30. (
  • With the support of The Pew Charitable Trusts, NASHP is currently researching state efforts to engage primary care medical providers in children's oral health by, for example, reimbursing these providers for preventive services such as fluoride varnish application under Medicaid. (
  • Erika Ferguson serves as the Director of the Office of Healthy Opportunities for the NC Department of Health and Human Services. (
  • Erika started her career managing a homeless shelter in the Mississippi Delta and has since served in a variety of capacities across health care and human services including positions at Duke University and the World Health Organization. (
  • 4 Health Services Administrator Springer, NM, USA At Centurion, our dedication to making a difference, and our passionate team of the best and the brightest health c are employees has made us one of the leaders of the correctional health industry. (
  • for developmentally disabled persons in California, such services, when needed, could be done by independent living program staff, supported living staff, group home staff, and specialized staff at the workshops. (
  • AoA was created by Title II of the OAA, and is currently directed by the assistant secretary for aging within the office of the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (
  • To strengthen the involvement of the Administration on Aging in the development of policy alternatives in long-term care by participating in all departmental and interdepartmental activities concerning development of long-term-care health services, review all departmental regulations regarding community-based long-term care, and provide a leadership role for AoA, state, and area agencies in development and implementation of community-based long-term care. (
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-03-865T entitled 'Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice: Several Factors Influence the Placement of Children Solely to Obtain Mental Health Services' which was released on July 17, 2003. (
  • As these reports documented, some parents choose to place their children in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems in order to obtain the mental health services that their children need. (
  • Senators Susan Collins and Joseph Lieberman of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs asked GAO to testify on: (1) the number and characteristics of children voluntarily placed in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to receive mental health services, (2) the factors that influence such placements, and (3) promising state and local practices that may reduce the need for child welfare and juvenile justice placements. (
  • What GAO Found: Child welfare directors in 19 states and juvenile justice officials in 30 counties estimated that in fiscal year 2001 parents placed over 12, 700 children into the child welfare or juvenile justice systems so that these children could receive mental health services. (
  • According to officials in the 6 states we visited, limitations of both public and private health insurance, inadequate supplies of some mental health services, difficulties accessing services through mental health agencies and schools, and difficulties meeting eligibility rules for services influence such placements. (
  • Despite guidance issued by the various federal agencies with responsibilities for serving children with mental illness, misunderstandings among state and local officials regarding the roles of the various agencies that provide such services pose additional challenges to parents seeking such services for their children. (
  • These included finding new ways to reduce the cost of or fund mental health services, bringing services into a single location to improve access, and expanding the array of available services. (
  • Regulates the design and construction of healthcare facilities to ensure they are safe and capable of providing services to the public. (
  • Now the hospital design and construction industry has a single enforcement agency to provide all services and technical guidance with regard to the construction of health facility projects. (
  • This edition of MEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATION DIRECTORY, incorporates thousands of changes to addresses, telephone numbers, personnel and other key details as well as newly established health- and medical-related organizations, agencies, companies, publications, and health services. (
  • Our programs provide specialized services for the Developmentally Disabled, the Mentally Ill and those in need of Supportive Living Services. (
  • Licensed by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health and Social Services, ODTC operates intensive residential care and total treatment services 24 hours a day 365 days a year. (
  • Genesee Lake School, located on the ODTC campus offers a Day School Program for children from area school districts in need of more intensive educational services. (
  • 5 Public Health Services (Section B). . 7 Health Support Services. (
  • Minor additions to the survey were made to reflect current health services categories and occupational categories.Local Health Department Survey - FY2016-2017 2 Division of Public Health N.C. Department of Health and Human Services State Center for Health Statistics Table 1. (
  • Local Health Department Survey - FY2016-2017 3 Division of Public Health N.C. Department of Health and Human Services State Center for Health Statistics Staffing (Section A) Local Health Department Occupations and FTEs Table 1 presents data regarding Health Department staffing for FY2017. (
  • Health and social services (H&SS) expenditures account for about 29 percent of General Fund spending in California. (
  • Please see our companion document, Health and Social Services Budget Primer , for more information on individual program components, spending trends, and funding sources. (
  • Describe the various spending and program requirements the Legislature faces in terms of setting service levels and controlling costs in health and human services programs. (
  • 1 Optum By United Behavioral Health 2015 Florida Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) Level of Care Guidelines (PSR) services combine daily medication use, independent living and social skills training, support to members and their families, housing, pre-vocational and transitional employment rehabilitation training, social support and network enhancement, structured activities to diminish tendencies towards isolation and withdrawal and teaching of the recipient and family about symptom management, medication and treatment options. (
  • Members of the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA), a constituency of the American Dental Association (ADA), care about your oral health care needs and the ability for you to access quality affordable dental services in a timely manner. (
  • The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should define by regulation the meaning of "valuable consideration" per the National Organ Transplant Act and be empowered to authorize demonstration projects aimed at increasing organ donation rates applying the concept of valuable consideration but not the trafficking of human organs. (
  • As the initial step in what must be an evolving effort by clinicians to define, measure, report, and improve the care that patients and their families receive, this monograph is essential reading for those who provide and receive care, accredit and regulate care, and purchase and administer clinical services. (
  • MAXIMUS, Inc. April 1988 This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-85-0004 between HHS's Office of Social Services Policy (now the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy) and MAXIMUS, Inc. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the ASPE home page at (
  • If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, OS/OCIO/PRA, 200 Independence Ave., S.W., Suite 336-E, Washington D.C. 20201, Attention: PRA Reports Clearance Officer. (
  • By locating all health care services at one site - the Village at LAC+USC Medical Center - foster children will now have a place where they can receive dental care, integrated with their medical care, on a regular basis, Mulligan explained. (
  • Mulligan, who serves as associate dean of community health programs and hospital affairs, has a personal goal to get oral health services to people who have no other access. (
  • The program may include the provision of educational, preventative, diagnostic and treatment services, including medical care, hospitalization and other institutional care and aftercare, appliances and facilitating services directed toward reducing infant mortality and improving the health of mothers and children. (
  • b) The department shall implement the pilot program to assess the incidence of preterm births in 1,000 women at high risk of preterm birth, 500 of whom shall be provided daily ambulatory uterine monitoring services between the 23rd and 36th weeks of gestation and 500 of whom shall be provided routine prenatal care augmented by training in palpatation. (
  • This report was prepared under contract #HHS-100-87-0039 between the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Social Services Policy (now the Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy) and Macro Systems, Inc. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the ASPE home page at . (
  • Among the issues investigated are boarder babies, recruitment and retention of foster parents, enrollment of foster care children in experimental trials, services and training, testing for HIV. (
  • The Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) proposes to change the methods and standards by which certain services are reimbursed under the Illinois Medical Assistance program. (
  • These services, when delivered and billed by a community mental health provider will be reimbursed at the rate paid to a physician for the same procedure. (
  • The HFS, in coordination with the Department of Human Services, will increase, by 2.69%, the rate of reimbursement for services provided by intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled. (
  • In Cook County, the changes may be reviewed at the Office of the Director, Healthcare and Family Services, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, Illinois. (
  • When the district fell on hard financial times in 1996, voters turned the hospital over to the private John Muir Health in exchange for a guarantee that the company maintain services and donate $1 million a year for unmet health needs. (
  • Phoenix police are investigating and the Arizona Department of Health Services on Friday confirmed that the woman was a patient at Hacienda de los Angeles, according to . (
  • This would enable purchasers of group health insurance policies and health care services and the public to make meaningful financial and quality of care comparisons. (
  • Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has been working diligently on keeping up-to-date on all Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and guidance from the Center for Disease Control , the World Health Organization , and from the New York State Department of Health . (
  • Is dentistry so unique among the health professions that it warrants a separate discussion from a more generic discourse on health services? (
  • On one hand, there are a number of unique features about oral health and oral health services that set them apart from other health services. (
  • On the other hand, just as the mouth is part of the body, oral health is an essential and integral component of overall health and should not be isolated from any analysis of health services. (
  • Dental services and oral health: United States, 1989. (
  • Dental school accreditation standards set the foundation for preparing graduates who provide oral health services to millions of people with special needs in Canada and the United States. (
  • Advantage Home Health Services, Inc. Is a physician-owned, Medicare and Medicaid certified home health agency based in North. (
  • Healing Starts at Home Care Services, is an elite Home care service. (
  • Experienced in home care/companion services. (
  • Born and raised in Western New York, Sandi has been employed in Health Care as a Medical Social Worker, worked as a Multi Systemic Therapist, a Wrap Around Services Director, Director at Everywoman Opportunity Center, and presently with the City of Salamanca as Youth Bureau Director for the past 14 years. (
  • It is designed to produce a cadre of well qualified health care professionals committed to serving Connecticut's urban underserved populations. (
  • These four hour retreats bring Urban Health Scholars from the five disciplines together for focused training sessions that examine the competencies through the lenses of vulnerable populations. (
  • The fundamental concepts and complexity of pain include how pain is observed and assessed, collaborative approaches to treatment options, and application of pain competencies across the lifespan in the context of various settings, populations, and care-team models. (
  • Racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, the developmentally disabled, young children, and pregnant women are just some of the vulnerable populations in need of improved access to oral health care. (
  • For that report, we surveyed state child welfare directors in all states and the District of Columbia and juvenile justice officials in 33 counties in the 17 states with the largest populations of children under age 18. (
  • We are a medium-sized health care provider with a national reputation as a leader in specialized intensive treatment care for populations that are difficult to serve. (
  • The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in concert with all public and private healthcare providers, are working to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging at risk populations to get tested. (
  • Whether it's foster children, the developmentally disabled, geriatric patients or homeless vets (to name just a few discrete populations the Ostrow School serves), she believes that oral health care should be available to all. (
  • There are many populations where the lack of good oral health has a profound effect on individuals and the quality of their life, potentially their ability to get jobs, their ability to do well in school. (
  • In each of the negative health outcomes the researchers analyzed, they found a disproportionate impact on the developmentally disabled population. (
  • Across all age groups, income brackets and sexes, the early mortality rate of 1.6 per cent prevailing in the non-disabled population soared to 6.1 per cent for the developmentally disabled. (
  • The data indicates a phenomenon known as alternate level of care, in which someone spends at least one day in hospital despite being medically cleared for release, only impacts 0.7 per cent of the non-disabled population. (
  • With the aging of the population and improved survival of disabled people of all ages, the need for a cogent LTC policy will become even more pressing. (
  • Primary barriers to health and health care for the general population are beginning to be well documented, and heightened national awareness of these obstacles has spurred numerous proposals for health care reform. (
  • Few professional health care training programs address disability issues in their curriculums , and most federally funded health disparities research does not recognize or include people with disabilities as a disparity population. (
  • People with disabilities comprise the largest and most important health care consumer group in the United States, yet the Institute of Medicine and others have warned that Federal agencies, policymakers, and health care systems have not yet responded to the broad-ranging implications, for individuals and for society, of the demographic increase in disability as the population ages. (
  • Although the oral health of most Americans has improved dramatically in recent decades, several high-profile, tragic, unnecessary deaths of children to preventable dental problems make clear that a significant portion of the population still has persistent, unmet oral health needs. (
  • Blind and disabled persons make up 14.4% of the population but over 40% of the expenditures. (
  • The largest growth was for disabled individuals, which is the most expensive population we have in our Medicaid program right now. (
  • The idea started with Astrid Heger , who approached Roseann Mulligan in 2011 about this special population of children. (
  • The goal: to reach an overall target population of 45,000 children. (
  • Sandi Brundage has worked to improve population health since the City of Salamanca was awarded the ACHIEVE grant in 2008. (
  • Also housed there are 580 of the developmentally disabled, bringing the hospital's total patient population to about 1,200. (
  • 10:35) Fifteen-thousand healthcare workers in California ratified a new, five-year contract with Dignity Health. (
  • The creation of Covered California under the Affordable Care Act has provided many of the most financially burdened Californians the opportunity to sign up for dental insurance. (
  • In fact, The California Healthcare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting confirm that only about 25 percent of all dentists accept Denti-Cal patients, and only a small percentage of this 25 percent are pediatric dentists. (
  • The steady rise in employment in the health care industry over the last six years, as jobs in most other fields disappeared, has created an opportunity for expansion for Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. in the health care area of the California workers' compensation market. (
  • Additionally, this partnership brings deep focus and expertise to the California workers' compensation market, providing customers and retail agents a service-oriented, long-term, stable market for the growing health care industry. (
  • Administers the California Health Facility Construction Loan Insurance Program and provides credit enhancement for eligible nonprofit healthcare facilities when they borrow money for capital needs. (
  • The California Legislature enacted the California Health Facility Construction Loan Insurance Law (Insurance Law), Chapter 1, Part 6, Division 107, commencing with Section 129000 of the Health and Safety Code. (
  • Although we note how this federal legislation may limit some state options with respect to H&SS programs we will be evaluating how federal health care reform may affect California in future publications. (
  • It is the designated institution for mentally ill children from all of Southern California. (
  • An LTC payment board in each state would contract directly with providers through a network of local public agencies responsible for eligibility determination and care coordination. (
  • Nursing homes, home care agencies, and other institutional providers would be paid a global budget to cover all operating costs and would not bill on a per-patient basis. (
  • Over that time, the school district and state agencies had paid more than $1 million for Adam's tuition and care. (
  • For several years, he owned and operated two well-known in-home senior care agencies in New Jersey. (
  • Mangiola recently sold these agencies to head up One-to-One Lifecare Inc., a health and wellness advocacy firm focused on helping consumers maximize their health care options and match them with the resources needed to live the highest possible quality of life. (
  • Peter recently sold his agencies to become a health and wellness advocate. (
  • For purposes of the survey of child welfare agencies, children who tested positive for the virus but who may later seroconvert are included. (
  • Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A woman in a vegetative state for years has given birth to a boy, prompting an investigation by law enforcement and health agencies. (
  • While federal and state privacy laws prohibit us from publicly discussing a patient's health or case, Hacienda has and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement and all the relevant regulatory agencies regarding this matter. (
  • CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices vaccination series (National Health Interview Survey, CDC, (ACIP) annually reviews the recommended Adult Immuniza- unpublished data, 2003). (
  • Although these recommendations are not new, this guide is a concise, one-stop resource where ambulatory care providers can quickly find evidence-based guidelines produced by the CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) . (
  • Repeated outbreaks and notification events resulting from unsafe practices highlight the need for better infection prevention across our entire healthcare system, not just in our hospitals. (
  • Based primarily upon elements of Standard Precautions, including medical injection safety and reprocessing of reusable medical devices, this guide reminds healthcare providers of the basic infection prevention practices that must be followed to assure safe care. (
  • I urge you to use this guidance document, and the accompanying Infection Prevention Checklist for Outpatient Settings to assess the practices in your facility to assure that patients are receiving the safe care that they expect and deserve. (
  • Officials in the states we visited identified practices that they believe may reduce the need for some child welfare or juvenile justice placements. (
  • 2 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE Optum s Level of Care Guidelines are used to standardize coverage determinations, promote evidence-based practices, and support member s recovery, resiliency, and wellbeing. (
  • While this Level of Care Guideline does reflect Optum s understanding of current best practices in care, it does not constitute medical advice. (
  • Legislative Alchemy , the process by which the state and federal governments transform quackery and pseudoscience into legal health care practices, continued apace in 2017. (
  • In sessions she's conducted with emergency room staff, for instance, she's repeatedly heard that disabled patients are rare arrivals. (
  • Health-care professionals are not trained to recognize developmental disabilities and provide appropriate care in adulthood, she said, adding they often expect their patients to show symptoms and behaviours based on stereotypes they've long grown past. (
  • New hospitals that lie one-third empty house thousands of chronic-care patients because even the shabbiest nursing homes remain constantly full. (
  • Yet for a variety of reasons, this new coverage option doesn't always lead to patients receiving the care they need. (
  • In order to actually receive health care, there must be a professional willing to provide that health care to these patients. (
  • Mennonite patients were given preference in the Bethania program, but as a matter of fact it cared for many non-Mennonite Russian and Jewish patients. (
  • In-school programs, children and developmentally disabled patients. (
  • As healthcare professionals, we must recognize our responsibility to protect patients - care should not provide any avenue for the transmission of infections. (
  • Healthcare continues to transition to settings outside the hospital, and efforts to prevent infections must extend to all settings where patients receive care. (
  • The Sylmar Earthquake of 1971 caused the collapse of several hospitals, endangering the lives of patients in those hospitals at the time and rendering the hospitals incapable of providing emergency care to people injured in the earthquake. (
  • National organization representing dentists and the leading source of oral health information for dentists and patients. (
  • Despite the general population's reliance on spirituality, the fields of social work, mental health counseling and nursing have been reluctant to introduce and incorporate religion and spirituality in the professional training curricula, and faculty and practitioners are frequently ill-equipped to discuss these themes with clients and patients. (
  • Today's patients want to know that the care they receive is safe, effective, and accessible. (
  • In light of this study, along with other recent studies suggesting complications with long-term PPI use, The ACG urges patients to discuss the use of PPIs and any other medications with their healthcare provider. (
  • Doctors also have found that patients heal faster when families are involved in care, he said. (
  • In such cases, patients can appeal to the patient care committee, which is drawn from the hospital's doctors, nurses and administrators, and from social workers, clergy and others in the community. (
  • The MNA will again file our bill to require the Department of Public Health to set a limit on the number of patients a hospital nurse is required to care for at one time. (
  • Direct patient care RNs get injured from lifting, moving and repositioning their patients at a higher rate than that of laborers, movers and truck drivers according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. (
  • This legislation would enhance penalties for patients/clients who assault any health care provider treating, transporting or otherwise performing health care responsibilities. (
  • In fact, naturopathic education and training is far inferior to that of primary care physicians (also here ) and their patients receive substandard care . (
  • Patient engagement through web-based patient health portals (PHP) can offer important benefits to patients and provider organizations by improving both quality and access to care. (
  • Although he gained a considerable amount of knowledge about vision therapy, it wasn't until he bought his Florida practice, Bright Eyes Family Vision Care, in the mid-1990s that Dr. Bonilla-Warford began implementing it with patients, particularly children. (
  • Graduates must have sufficient clinical and related experiences to demonstrate competency in the management of the oral health care for patients of all ages. (
  • The use of the word "must" in the Canadian standard expresses compulsion "to demonstrate competency in the management of oral health… for patients of all ages. (
  • At the end of the 1990s and early 2000s, a series of studies found that, during 4 years of education, more than half of US dental schools provided fewer than 5 hours of classroom presentation and about 75% devoted only 0%-5% of patient care time to the treatment of patients with special needs. (
  • Persons who may be exposed to the virus by means of blood, blood products, or human bites, such as health care workers, employees in medical facilities, patients and staff of live-in facilities and daycare programs for the developmentally disabled, morticians and embalmers, police and fire department personnel, and military personnel. (
  • To get more use out of the huge hospital, the state in 1967 began to treat developmentally disabled patients at Camarillo. (
  • The developmentally disabled patients are treated separately from the mentally disabled patients. (
  • and, finally, the steady erosion of the public health care system because of chronic underfinancing and the seriousness and intensity of problems brought to its doorstep, including AIDS, drug addiction, and violence. (
  • In a study published in Academic Pediatrics, an estimated 43% of US children (32 million) currently have at least 1 of 20 chronic health conditions assessed, increasing to 54.1% when overweight, obesity, or being at risk for developmental delays are included. (
  • b) The brochure shall address how proper nutrition and exercise help prevent the development of chronic disease in pregnant women, new mothers, and young children. (
  • Children are at much higher risk for chronic infection. (
  • A majority of infected young children will fail to clear the virus from their bodies and go on to develop chronic infection. (
  • NDs advertise themselves to legislators as being all about health promotion and disease prevention, skilled at treating chronic disease, and capable of addressing the shortage of primary care physicians. (
  • Her additional duties include: Public Information Officer, ACHIEVE Salamanca Coach, Healthy Livable Communities Consortium Co-chair, Community Transformation Grant (CTG) for Healthy Communities Lead Coach, Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE) Consortium Co-Lead, NACDD Coach , grant writer, member of multiple chronic disease partnerships, and current Board Member for the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau and for WNY AIDS & STDs Network/ EtE (End the Epidemic). (
  • Sometimes a parent's demeanor or behavior sends red flags about child abuse. (
  • Using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL [ 5 ]), Hartley and colleagues [ 6 ] found one third of 169 children with ASD aged 1.5 to 5.8 years had total problem scores in the clinically significant range. (
  • Chiquita Newell, a former employee of a long-term care facility, appeals the district court's grant of summary judgment against her in this suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 to 12213, as well as the court's denial of her post-judgment motion to set aside that decision. (
  • Some employers and insurance companies have sought to have individuals tested for the HIV virus, which can lead to AIDS, before hiring in order to prevent considerable expenses in the future as the employee's health fails. (
  • The great tension regarding the rights of individuals with the HIV virus or AIDS, the public's interest in controlling and fighting the epidemic, and the interest of employers, insurers, and health officials in providing adequate and affordable medical care has created a very dynamic ethical and legal dilemma that will not soon be resolved. (
  • The second study was conducted under contract with Macro Systems, Inc., to assess policy and practice with regard to a number of issues bearing on pediatric AIDS and the child welfare system. (
  • 15 SNF Director of Nursing - RN (Relocation to Fredericksburg) Albuquerque, NM, USA Company Description Knopp Health c are is a family owned company that provides care to the elderly in Fredericksburg, Texas. (
  • A recent study plublished by a German Health Plan suggested an association between Proton Pump Inhibitor use and dementia in the elderly. (
  • If the child has a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, your doctor may recommend waiting until the child gets better before receiving this vaccine. (
  • He was most recently assigned to the Beaverton office, where his duties included the investigation of child abuse and neglect reports. (
  • Technical sophistication in therapy for acute illnesses coexists with neglect for many of the disabled. (
  • Health-care workers have been added to the figure that statements for each recommended vaccine can be viewed, provides immunization recommendations by medical downloaded, and printed from CDC's National Immuniza- indications and other conditions (Figure 2). (
  • These barriers include health care provider stereotypes about disability, lack of appropriate training, and a lack of accessible medical facilities and examination equipment, sign language interpreters, and individualized accommodations. (
  • In this role, she leads the Department's comprehensive strategy to effectively deliver health, not just health care by addressing the medical and non-medical drivers of health including housing, food, transportation and interpersonal safety. (
  • Comprehensive guide to medical and health information. (
  • Medical and Health Information Directory provides a one-stop source to medical and health information. (
  • Part of good health care is having family involved in the care," said James Nelson of the Hastings Center, an independent, nonprofit research and educational organization in New York that examines ethical issues in medical and life sciences. (
  • For anyone feeling more severely ill, particularly, with trouble breathing, seek medical care without delay, but always with a call before you go . (
  • Medical child abuse occurs when someone gives false information about illness in a child that requires medical attention, putting the child at risk of injury and unnecessary medical care. (
  • Today we look at state bills (some of which I previewed earlier this year ) bestowing undeserved legitimacy on naturopathic "doctors" (NDs) who have degrees from naturopathic "medical" schools, by making them licensed or registered health care professionals. (
  • Rhode Island does not recognize doctors of naturopathy as primary care providers and a doctor of naturopathy is not responsible for the overall medical care of any patient. (
  • To help a medical fragile child in need and bring some much needed care. (
  • ACCs serve as a medical home for clients, enhanced medical management, care coordination and integrated disease management. (
  • The complexity and enormity of the financing challenge, however, seemed to overshadow many subsidiary issues of special importance to pregnant women and to children. (
  • reported the patient was sexually assaulted by someone who had access to her at Hacienda Healthcare and workers didn't know she was pregnant until the baby was born on Dec. 29. (
  • In 2000, the first-ever Surgeon General's report on oral health documented widespread disparities in oral health and access to oral health care among Americans. (
  • The report also drew attention to the important connection between oral health and overall health. (
  • Here are some valuable resources on how to improve your oral health and information on where to find care. (
  • Use the Virtual Dental Van to find out about insurance programs and how to improve your oral health. (
  • Resource for expecting moms about the importance of oral health care during pregnancy and for their children. (
  • Seniors will find a wealth of information about maintaining oral health as they age. (
  • Children have fun playing games and engaging in crafts and activites about the importance of oral health. (
  • Why include a chapter on oral health in a rural health textbook? (
  • The oral health burden in the United States: A summary of recent epidemiological studies. (
  • Oral health problems can influence people's Quality of Life (QoL) because of pain, discomfort, limitations, and other esthetics problems, affecting their social life, feeding, daily activities, and the individual's well-being. (
  • The authors studied the most relevant, patient-identified, oral health information available in the PHP to inform their assessment of patient-centered care. (
  • Targeted cancer therapies: Oral health care implications. (
  • The authors searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, and the US Food and Drug Administration Approved Drug Products database to identify reported adverse effects of targeted agents in the orofacial region as well as other implications in oral health care. (
  • This leaves the states and private insurers able to deny coverage under both private and public health insurance plans. (
  • Federal, state, and local governments are responsible for protecting and safeguarding the public health and welfare. (
  • Erika holds a BS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health and Duke University and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. (
  • Ms. Dickerson has over 30 years of experience in the field of public health and strategic policy development. (
  • ALF testifies before Congress and state legislatures on important issues related to liver disease to help effect change in public health policy. (
  • The Foundation's "Annual Day on the Hill" engages staff and volunteers in a full day of lobbying for legislation on critical issues including increased funding for research, public health education and organ donor awareness. (
  • An obscure Central Contra Costa County public health district with no hospital, declining tax revenue and rising costs is trying to avert extermination. (
  • This legislation would add an additional seat on the Public Health Council for a registered nurse from the state's largest organization of registered nurses. (
  • Schenectady County Public Health supports, protects and improves the health of our community. (
  • Public health recommendations have been updated to accommodate new scientific evidence, evolving epidemiology and the need to simplify risk stratification. (
  • Pa-per presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November. (
  • Proceedings of the workshop: Cost-effectiveness of caries prevention in dental public health. (
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry , 49 (special issue) , 279-289. (
  • This work was supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research under the Health Technology Assessment programme (Project:11/22/03 to HM, NL, CT, JR and GM), and the Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland to GM. (
  • Sandi earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Edinboro University in 1984, her Master of Science degree in Education from St. Bonaventure University in 1988, and her Master of Science Degree in Public Health from Walden University in 2012. (
  • In 1993, Nichols began her career as Public Health Educator for the Cattaraugus County Health Dept, a position she has held since. (
  • Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, or in various types of facilities. (
  • Eligible Health Facilities must be owned and operated by private nonprofit public benefit corporations or political subdivisions such as cities, counties, healthcare districts or joint powers authorities. (
  • This essentially created a building department within the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, called the Facilities Development Division (FDD). (
  • 1 If the fabric of our acute care is marred by the stain of the uninsured and underinsured, the cloth of our long-term care (LTC) is a threadbare and tattered renmant. (
  • Financing for LTC is largely independent of financing for acute care and varies depending on whether the need is intermittent or continuous, short or long term, posthospital or unrelated to hospitalization. (
  • The district spent the balance on administrative costs, elections, and pension and health benefits for Ellis and Leone, the only two eligible directors. (
  • The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP) is a professional membership association comprised of pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, academicians, hospital administrators and physicians, nurse practitioners, school nurses and other child health care providers. (
  • The research from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the developmentally disabled were significantly more likely to die young, languish in hospital without plans for appropriate aftercare, spend time in long-term care, or have repeat hospitalizations and emergency room visits than their non-disabled peers. (
  • Santa Ana, CA -(PRNewswire)- In an economy where jobs in general seem to be increasingly difficult to find, positions in the health care field continue to grow and are projected to increase significantly over the next decade. (
  • In 1983, the HSSA (Health and Safety Code, Section 129675) was significantly amended and ultimately preempted local building departments from all hospital construction plan review responsibility and transferred it to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and the Division of the State Architect. (
  • Major progress is being made in developing excellent schools at every level, preschool through graduate school, protecting our environment, energizing our economy and improving access to quality health care. (
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  • Each then examined important aspects of patient care and constructed a quality framework that included dimensions of access, quality (appropriateness of care), perception of care (satisfaction), outcome, and-for the children's report-prevention. (
  • Join us for a "Designing for Inclusive Health" webinar on March 30th at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific to learn more about this exciting opportunity and hear from communities hard at work to make sure every community member has access to healthy choices. (
  • In Canada, health insurance is a universal good, in which everyone has access. (
  • Therefore, they have to wait in line for an opportunity to access healthcare. (