The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
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.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
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.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
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.
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)
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.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
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)
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
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.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
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)
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.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
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).
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
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)
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The status of health in rural populations.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
The status of health in urban populations.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
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.
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).
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)
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
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.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
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.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
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.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
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.
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.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
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.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
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.
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.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
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.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
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 care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
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.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
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.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
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.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
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.
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.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
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.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
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.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
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.
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.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
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)
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.
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)
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.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
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.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
An infant during the first month after birth.
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)
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)
Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Organized groups serving in advisory capacities related to health planning activities.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
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)
The practice of nursing in the work environment.
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)
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
The circumstances in which people are born, grow up, live, work, and age, as well as the systems put in place to deal with illness. These circumstances are in turn shaped by a wider set of forces: economics, social policies, and politics (http://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/).
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to mothers and children.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
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.
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
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.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
All organized methods of funding.
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.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.
Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.
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.
Health care provided to individuals.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.
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.
A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.
Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of members of minority groups.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
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.
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.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.
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.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
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.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the mother.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
The teaching or training of patients concerning their own health needs.

Disease eradication and health systems development. (1/691)

This article provides a framework for the design of future eradication programmes so that the greatest benefit accrues to health systems development from the implementation of such programmes. The framework focuses on weak and fragile health systems and assumes that eradication leads to the cessation of the intervention required to eradicate the disease. Five major components of health systems are identified and key elements which are of particular relevance to eradication initiatives are defined. The dearth of documentation which can provide "lessons learned" in this area is illustrated with a brief review of the literature. Opportunities and threats, which can be addressed during the design of eradication programmes, are described and a number of recommendations are outlined. It is emphasized that this framework pertains to eradication programmes but may be useful in attempts to coordinate vertical and horizontal disease control activities for maximum mutual benefits.  (+info)

Potential advantages of DNA immunization for influenza epidemic and pandemic planning. (2/691)

Immunization with purified DNA is a powerful technique for inducing immune responses. The concept of DNA immunization involves insertion of the gene encoding the antigen of choice into a bacterial plasmid and injection of the plasmid into the host where the antigen is expressed and where it induces humoral and cellular immunity. The most effective routes and methods for DNA immunization are bombardment with particles coated with DNA ("gene gun" technique), followed by the intramuscular and intradermal routes. DNA immunization technology has the potential to induce immunity to all antigens that can be completely encoded in DNA, which therefore include all protein, but not carbohydrate, antigens. DNA immunization results in presentation of antigens to the host's immune system in a natural form, like that achieved with live-attenuated vaccines. The DNA immunization strategy has the potential to rapidly provide a new vaccine in the face of an emerging influenza pandemic.  (+info)

Containing health costs in the Americas. (3/691)

In recent years, a series of policy measures affecting both demand and supply components of health care have been adopted in different Latin American and Caribbean countries, as well as in Canada and the United States. In applying these measures various objectives have been pursued, among them: to mobilize additional resources to increase operating budgets; to reduce unnecessary utilization of health services and consumption of pharmaceuticals; to control increasing production costs; and to contain the escalation of health care expenditures. In terms of demand management, some countries have established cost-recovery programmes in an attempt to offset declining revenues. These measures have the potential to generate additional operating income in public facilities, particularly if charges are levied on hospital care. However, only scant information is available on the effects of user charges on demand, utilization, or unit costs. In terms of supply management, corrective measures have concentrated on limiting the quantity and the relative prices of different inputs and outputs. Hiring freezes, salary caps, limitations on new construction and equipment, use of drug lists, bulk procurement of medicines and vaccines, and budget ceilings are among the measures utilized to control production costs in the health sector. To moderate health care expenditures, various approaches have been followed to subject providers to 'financial discipline'. Among them, new reimbursement modalities such as prospective payment systems offer an array of incentives to modify medical practice. Cost-containment efforts have also spawned innovations in the organization and delivery of health services. Group plans have been established on the basis of prepaid premiums to provide directly much or all health care needs of affiliates and their families. The issue of intrasectorial co-ordination, particularly between ministries of health and social security institutions, has much relevance for cost containment. In various countries, large-scale reorganization processes have been undertaken to eliminate costly duplications of resources, personnel, and services that resulted from the multiplicity of providers in the public subsector. Given the pluralistic character of the region's health systems, an important challenge for policy-makers is to find ways to redefine the role of state intervention in health from the simple provision of services to one that involves the 'management' of health care in the entire sector.  (+info)

The potential of health sector non-governmental organizations: policy options. (4/691)

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have increasingly been promoted as alternative health care providers to the state, furthering the same goals but less hampered by government inefficiencies and resource constraints. However, the reality of NGO health care provision is more complex. Not only is the distinction between government and NGO providers sometimes difficult to determine because of their operational integration, but NGOs may also suffer from resource constraionts and management inefficiencies similar to those of government providers. Some registered NGOs operate as for-profit providers in practice. Policy development must reflect the strengths and weaknesses of NGOs in particular settings and should be built on NGO advantages over government in terms of resource mobilization, efficiency and/or quality. Policy development will always require a strong government presence in co-ordinating and regulating health care provision, and an NGO sector responsive to the policy goals of government.  (+info)

The state of health planning in the '90s. (5/691)

The art of health planning is relatively new in many developing countries and its record is not brilliant. However, for policy makers committed to sustainable health improvements and the principle of equity, it is an essential process, and in need of improvement rather than minimalization. The article argues that the possibility of planning playing a proper role in health care allocative decisions is increasingly being endangered by a number of developments. These include the increasing use of projects, inappropriate decentralization policies, and the increasing attention being given to NGOs. More serious is the rise of New Right thinking which is undermining the role of the State altogether in health care provision. The article discusses these developments and makes suggestions as to possible action needed to counteract them.  (+info)

Environment, development and health: ideological metaphors of post-traditional societies? (6/691)

Environment and health have become nearly interchangeable concepts in post-traditional societies. We are able to observe almost an obsession with them, as if individual changes in ways of life--important for the individual and significant for the culture though they may be--possessed the power to overthrow a system of economic relations that aims at growth in numerical terms rather than at development, enabling society to sustain its specific modes of private and public interaction.  (+info)

Planning for the sustainability of community-based health programs: conceptual frameworks and future directions for research, practice and policy. (7/691)

Attention to the sustainability of health intervention programs both in the US and abroad is increasing, but little consensus exists on the conceptual and operational definitions of sustainability. Moreover, an empirical knowledge base about the determinants of sustainability is still at an early stage. Planning for sustainability requires, first, a clear understanding of the concept of sustainability and operational indicators that may be used in monitoring sustainability over time. Important categories of indicators include: (1) maintenance of health benefits achieved through an initial program, (2) level of institutionalization of a program within an organization and (3) measures of capacity building in the recipient community. Second, planning for sustainability requires the use of programmatic approaches and strategies that favor long-term program maintenance. We suggest that the potential influences on sustainability may derive from three major groups of factors: (1) project design and implementation factors, (2) factors within the organizational setting, and (3) factors in the broader community environment. Future efforts to develop sustainable health intervention programs in communities can build on the concepts and strategies proposed here.  (+info)

A reassessment of the cost-effectiveness of water and sanitation interventions in programmes for controlling childhood diarrhoea. (8/691)

Cost-effectiveness analysis indicates that some water supply and sanitation (WSS) interventions are highly cost-effective for the control of diarrhoea among under-5-year-olds, on a par with oral rehydration therapy. These are relatively inexpensive "software-related" interventions such as hygiene education, social marketing of good hygiene practices, regulation of drinking-water, and monitoring of water quality. Such interventions are needed to ensure that the potentially positive health impacts of WSS infrastructure are fully realized in practice. The perception that WSS programmes are not a cost-effective use of health sector resources has arisen from three factors: an assumption that all WSS interventions involve construction of physical infrastructure, a misperception of the health sector's role in WSS programmes, and a misunderstanding of the scope of cost-effectiveness analysis. WSS infrastructure ("hardware") is generally built and operated by public works agencies and financed by construction grants, operational subsidies, user fees and property taxes. Health sector agencies should provide "software" such as project design, hygiene education, and water quality regulation. Cost-effectiveness analysis should measure the incremental health impacts attributable to health sector investments, using the actual call on health sector resources as the measure of cost. The cost-effectiveness of a set of hardware and software combinations is estimated, using US$ per case averted, US$ per death averted, and US$ per disability-adjusted life year (DALY) saved.  (+info)

Doctors are reporting a disturbing rise in the number of cancer patients getting chemo and other aggressive but futile treatment in the last days of their lives. Critics say doctors should be concentrating instead on helping these patients die with dignity.
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The National Plan sets out national arrangements, policies and principles for responding to maritime emergencies. This is how federal, state and territory response capabilities work together.
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One of the worst parts of actually caring is that when other people suffer and especially when they are frightened, you suffer with them.
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Under the National Plan, we have marine pollution response equipment positioned in strategic locations around Australia to support response to an incident.
The healthcare system today is very complex, with frustrating and confusing policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and information overload. Its hard to know whom to turn to for advice or what information is accurate. A Personal Health Planner is a healthcare professional who knows the inner workings of the complex system and can help guide you through the maze of decisions you need to make for your health. Hookele Personal Health Planners are RNs, pharmacists, and therapists who work together with our Physician Advisors to help you navigate your way through the system ...
Here are a collection of policies, protocols and guidelines for treatment of eating disorders in different settings, and also for setting up access and services for eating disorders within health systems. We have collated as many as we could find from NSW, Australia and overseas. If you come across another document not included here, please email it to [email protected], as we want this to be a dynamic and useful collection, added to over time, that health planners and clinicians can use to set standards for treatments and to assist in developing services.. ...
Siliguri (West-Bengal) [India], June 27 (ANI): Amid the possibility of a third COVID-19 after the emergence of the Delta Plus variant, the Darjeeling district health department is ramping up the healthcare infrastructure to combat the third wave, which may affect the children.
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Knowing where you want to go and preparing for it has a huge impact on your success in life. Heres how to create your personal strategic plan.
Resource presenting textual and accessible, tabular format descriptions for graphs contained in CIHRs ICRH Strategic Plan 2013-2016.
As voters fume about the high cost of health care, politicians have been targeting two well-deserved villains: pharmaceutical companies, whose prices have risen more than inflation, and insurers, who pay their executives millions in salaries while raising premiums and deductibles.
Walk to add years to your life. In a study involving more than 650,000 people, those who got 2½ to 5 hours of brisk walking each week gained and average 3.4 years in life expectancy, and those who got half as much exercise lived an average of 1.8 years longer. In fact, in many cases, exercise was a bigger factor than body weight. Normal-weight inactive people in the study lived an average of 3.1 fewer years than obese people who kept up high levels of activity ...
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on 14/02/2020 at 3:13 pm In response to the detection of the COVID-19 virus in China in December 2019, countries in the WHO European Region have been activating national plans to ensure that health and other systems are not just prepared for but also ready to respond to importation of this new virus. This means that public health officials can rapidly respond to reports of suspect cases and identify contacts at high risk; hospitals have the necessary equipment and guidance to manage cases while protecting health-care staff and other patients from infection; and the public understands the level of risk posed by the virus and how to minimize it. […]. ...
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A new national plan of action provides a roadmap for improving the care of patients with delirium, a poorly understood and often unrecognized brain condition that affects approximately seven million hospitalized Americans ...
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Mozambique, with approximately 0.4 physicians and 4.1 nurses per 10,000 people, has one of the lowest ratios of health care providers to population in the world. To rapidly scale up health care coverage, the Mozambique Ministry ...
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On July 16 2015 Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) Resolution 505/15 was published in the Official Gazette. It establishes a national plan for…
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Today the American Camp Association (ACA) is at an imperative strategic inflection point in its history. There could not be a more propitious time to set a new course for our Association beyond 2020. This past summer the ACA National Board adopted a bold and ambitious 2020-2024 strategic plan after engaging strategic planning consultants to undertake eight months of research with members, volunteer leaders, staff, donors, and other stakeholders.
It is therefore commendable that the NCHE has decided to undertake the exercise of drafting its strategic plan that is expected to enable it achieve its unique organisational goals. The draft maps out the Councils main strategic route for the next five years and indicates to all role players in the higher education sector what the NCHE aspires to do in order to ensure that its goal of quality education for all is realised, Ngavirue said ...
Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week.
Hewlett-Packard Cos new chief executive, Leo Apotheker, is reportedly finalizing a strategic plan for the technology company that includes shuffling senior management and focusing on more profitable parts of the business, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.
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A new US study that raises the possibility of preschoolers with ADHD taking Ritalin has sparked a debate over the safety and appropriateness of such a practice.
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OTTAWA, July 9, 2015-- Poll results released by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions challenge federal and provincial/territorial leadership to tackle the issue of seniors care. Before Its Too Late: A National Plan for Safe Seniors Care, CFNUs safe seniors care strategy, addresses Canadians concerns. The poll by Abacus Data, commissioned by the CFNU in May,...
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The plan focuses on four essential, interdependent objectives that will help guide NIHs priorities over the next five years as it pursues its mission of seeking fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and applying that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.
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Planning (26 September 2019). "Crib Point: AGL APA gas import jetty and Crib Point - Pakenham gas pipeline". Planning. ... "Human Health". International Dark-Sky Association. Retrieved 12 May 2020. "Gas delay an 'opportunity' - MPNEWSMPNEWS". ... affects the health of both wildlife and humans living less than 1 km from gas terminal threatens future sustainable industries ...
He manages several Secretariats in charge of different fields: Government; Finance and Economy; Health; Public Works; Public ... Services and Environment; Planning; Social Promotion; Culture and Education; Production, Employment Promotion and Foreign Trade ...
Graham Kierath MLA, in the portfolios of: Labour Relations; Works; Services; Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs; Health; Housing ... Lands; Planning; Heritage; Employment and Training; and Minister assisting the Treasurer. At the time, Kierath and Blain formed ...
... health; home and foreign trade; industry; information and culture; interior; justice; national defence; planning; and social ... Once bills, state plans and budgets, and other measures were introduced, they were studied first by the assembly's commissions ... The Vietnamese concentrated on consolidating their gains through the K5 Plan, an extravagant and labour-intensive attempt to ... and public health. Development of language, literature, the arts, and science and technology was stressed, along with the need ...
... health Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in New Zealand NZ ABORTION LEGISLATION RESTRICTIVE New Zealand Family Planning ... access to health care services, including those related to family planning.' New Zealand, as a State which has ratified the ... physical health or mental health of the woman. Rape and extremes of age may also be taken into account. The Contraception, ... New Zealand Family Planning reports that the country has 'one of the highest rates of vasectomy in the world' with 18% of men ...
For instance, recent planning guidelines in the US advise that cycle tracks drop to a bike lane before arriving at an ... Briefing Note: The Health Benefits of Cycling, Adam Coffman, Cyclists Touring Club (accessed 8 June 2007) "SWOV Fact sheet: ... Alta Planning & Design popularized this as the "protected intersection" model. The majority of crashes take place at junctions ... In addition, it has been shown that in western countries the health benefits of regular cycling significantly outweigh the ...
Family Planning; Maternal Child Health; Services; Dental Services; Pharmacy Services; and Zone Nursing. Makoi Bhanabhai Health ... The Valelevu and Makoi Bhanabhai Health Centres are the primary health care facilities in the Nasinu area. Both are government ... Family Planning; Maternal Child Health; Services; Dental Services; Pharmacy Services; and Zone Nursing. Fiji National ... Valelevu Health Centre is situated on the corner Daniva Road after the Nasinu Police Station. It has a population catchment of ...
... long-range plan for subatomic physics. TRIUMF uses these plans to develop its own priorities. TRIUMF has over 50 international ... Capital acquired through the BC Provincial Health Services Authority Emerging Technologies Fund allowed purchase of the ... the Lawson Health Research Institute, and the University of British Columbia TRIUMF is owned and operated as a joint venture by ... strategic planning; communications and outreach; and supply chain management. Additional oversight is given to the Applied ...
Health; Planning & Housing; and Public Protection. Following a bid from AGMA highlighting the potential benefits in combatting ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Plan to end rail and road misery". thisislancashire.co.uk. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 31 ... Under its constitution (passed in 2008), the Executive Board of AGMA coordinates economic development, housing, planning, and ... carbon neutrality and planning permission, pending approval from the ten councils. Such strategic matters would be decided on ...
World Health Organization (WHO). "Family planning". Health topics. World Health Organization (WHO). Archived from the original ... World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research (2011). Family planning: A global handbook for ... World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research (2011). Family planning: A global handbook for ... World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research (2011). Family planning: A global handbook for ...
Planning Tribunal. Deals with appeals against the Environment Department planning decisions Parochial Appeals Tribunals Loi ... Mental Health Review Tribunals. The Tribunal provides a way for patients to appeal against detention or a Community Treatment ... "Mental Health Review Tribunals" (PDF). States of Guernsey. "PCC". States of Guernsey. Archived from the original on 2015-11-24 ...
"Student Planning". www.occc.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-14. "2016 - Oklahoma State Department of Health". www.ok.gov. Retrieved 2017 ... The Health Professions Education Center, a multimillion-dollar facility housing the Division of Health Professions, was ... "Planning and Research". www.occc.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-13. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (April 2017). " ... The beginning of the 1990s marked the opening of the School of Nursing and the Health Technologies Center, along with the ...
"AMA - Metro Public Health Department". ama.gov.gh. "AMA - Physical Planning". ama.gov.gh. "AMA - Urban Roads". ama.gov.gh. "AMA ... The physical planning department manages the activities of the Department of Town and Country Planning and the Departments of ... The department also plans, initiates and coordinates community-based projects, day care centers and services for the ... The Public Health department provides strategic and administrative leadership for the management of policies and programs ...
For the Turkish Ministry of Health, the General Directorate of Mother and Child Health and Family Planning, and the Delegation ... Stud Fam Planning. 1989:20(3):125-35. Maternal mortality in 2000: Estimates developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA. AbouZahar C, ... Am J Public Health. 2005;95(3):478-82. National maternal mortality study, 2005. Carried out by: Haceteppe University Medical ... Yet, numbers are needed for planning in order to reduce the problem of maternal death. Several methods have been used to ...
Publishing, Harvard Health. "The adolescent brain: Beyond raging hormones - Harvard Health". Demorest A.; Meyer C.; Phelps E.; ... This provides the ability to plan ahead, see the future consequences of an action and to provide alternative explanations of ... Marmot, M. (2003) Self-Esteem and Health: Autonomy, Self-Esteem, and Health are Linked Together". British Medical Journal (327 ... Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health". American Journal of Public Health. 91 (10): 1679-1685. doi ...
... planning; health services; and general research. Examples of applications reported included: designing a parliamentary briefing ... Rittel, Horst W. J.; Webber, Melvin M. (June 1973). "Dilemmas in a general theory of planning" (PDF). Policy Sciences. 4 (2): ... Landis, John (1988). "The case against statistics-as-methods: confessions of a born-again planmaker". Berkeley Planning Journal ... Friend, John K.; Hickling, Allen (2005) [1987]. Planning under pressure: the strategic choice approach (3rd ed.). Amsterdam; ...
... planning and coordination; social services and public health; agriculture, campesino affairs, and livestock affairs; education ... The minister of planning and coordination stated in December that 2,900 hectares of coca crops had been eradicated under the ... Bolivia, however, was seeking additional funds from the United States and Western Europe to proceed with an eradication plan ... However, the Paz Zamora government reportedly planned to disband these courts. Source: Based on information from United States ...
"Natural Family Planning". Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-02 ... responding to the global funding crisis in family planning". J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 30 (3): 155-7. doi:10.1783/ ... The World Health Organization considers the rhythm method to be a specific type of calendar-based method, and calendar-based ... Methods accepted by this church are referred to as natural family planning (NFP): so at one time, the term "the rhythm method" ...
"Water Safety Plan Manual: Step-by-step risk management for drinking water suppliers" (PDF). World Health Organization and ... The guidelines include health based targets, water safety plans, surveillance, and supporting information regarding the ... "Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality" (PDF). World Health Organization. Retrieved 26 March 2012. "WHO , Water safety planning ... understanding/awareness of issues and laws Beyond human health and ecosystem health, water quality is important for various ...
Greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; expressing decisiveness and ... It's just his luck that Mireille has already planned a trip to Chartres. Ever resourceful, Robert has a brainstorm - could he ... "Robert and Mireille are sharing stories of people they know who have ended up not doing quite what they had originally planned ... but Mireille prefers Robert's plan to travel around France. Robert continues to have misunderstandings with salesmen, this time ...
Health & Safety, Defendant Personal Injury, Planning, Real Estate, and Restructuring/Insolvency. The new firm's seven ... property and planning; finance; employment and pensions; health, safety and environmental; construction; dispute resolution; ...
Makinson C (1985). "The health consequences of teenage fertility". Family Planning Perspectives. 17 (3): 132-139. doi:10.2307/ ... Health Reports, 12 (1), 9-18; Statistics Canada . (2005). Health Indicators, 2005, 2. Retrieved from Facts and Statistics: ... there has been an increased effort to provide contraception to adolescents via family planning services and school-based health ... Title X of the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970 (Pub.L. 91-572) provides family planning services ...
Grampians Community Health, a not-for-profit company established in 1986, handles a variety of mental health issues, gambling, ... The central business district (CBD) is laid out in a grid plan south of the train line and is characterised by wide streets and ... Wimmera Health Care Group. 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018. "Horsham (SA2) (215011388)". stat.abs.gov.au. ABS. 26 June 2018. ... While there is no direct connection to the Victorian broad gauge rail network, there are plans to increase the frequency of ...
... health protection; nutrition; sports; disaster relief; land-use planning; civil ports and airports; large transport and ... Health is recognised in Article 32 both as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest, and free medical ... Nobody can be forced to undergo any health treatment, except under the provisions of the law; the law is aimed at the respect ... Indebtedness is allowed only as a means of funding investments, with the concomitant adoption of amortisation plans and on the ...
... its plan to promote a renaissance and enlightenment in the Islamic world. Wary of Soviet expansion, Pakistan had strong ... health; housing; information and broadcasting; interior; Kashmiri affairs and Northern Areas; law and justice; local government ... minority affairs; narcotics control; parliamentary affairs; petroleum and natural resources production; planning and ...
In such cases, delivery management should be discussed and planned with the parents and all health professionals involved and a ... Napili, Angela (October 15, 2018). Family Planning Program Under Title X of the Public Health Service Act (PDF) (Report). ... Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 878 (1992) Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 878 (1992) ("(a) To protect ... Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833, 846 (1992) Denniston, Lyle (June 27, 2016). "Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt - ...
In 1995-96, the journal Family Planning Perspectives published a study by the Guttmacher Institute, a sexual health research ... Krug, Etienne G.; World Health Organization (2002). World Report on Violence and Health. World Health Organization. ISBN 978-92 ... Price, Sally (2007). Mental Health in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 978-0-443-10317-9. Retrieved 15 ... A woman who becomes pregnant after a rape may face a decision about whether to raise the child, to make an adoption plan, or to ...
Regional Public Health. pp. 11-16. Archived from the original on 2017-03-08. "Arts and Cultural Programs". American Planning ... The proposed Chollas Creek Enhancement Plan would repair this damage to the waterway's health and create opportunities for the ... The city plans on dredging a shipping channel between Vallejo and Mare Island, as well as building a deep-water port and a ... In the plan, the city outlined how they would target specific areas that were deemed "vulnerable" (low-income, minority, former ...
"Join us". Emergency Planning Society. Retrieved 10 June 2016. "Royal Charter" (PDF). Royal Environmental Health Institute of ... "First Chartered Transport Planning Professionals Awarded". Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. 7 August 2019 ...
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"Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. 18 (3): 182-185. doi:10.1177/1355819613476017. PMC 4107840. PMID 23595575.. ... from strategical planning over pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight data provision. Since information management is an ...
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In Britain trade union movement's relationship with the Labour Party frayed as party leadership embarked on privatization plans ... occupational health and safety standards, complaint procedures, rules governing status of employees including promotions, just ...
Cormier, Z. (2012). "UK unveils plan to fight deadly ash disease". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2012.11790.. ... the UK Chief Plant Health Office, said that, "Landscapers, gardeners and tree practitioners should be vigilant for signs of ash ...
"Super Highs Sought: Estes Unveils Plan for Specialty Schools." The Dallas Morning News, 29 August 1971. ... DeBakey High School for Health Professions in Houston, Texas is a magnet school specializing in medical sciences ... At first, districts tried using involuntary plans which involved court-ordered attendance, the busing of children far from ... Funds were given to school districts that implemented voluntary desegregation plans or court orders to reduce racial isolation. ...
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health and ... "NCCIH Strategic Plan 2016-2021, or: Let's try to do some real science for a change". Science-Based Medicine. 2016-04-04. ... National Health Service in England (NHS), UK Dept. of Health. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-03-11.. ... According to mental health journalist Scott Lilienfeld in 2002, "unvalidated or scientifically unsupported mental health ...
Leiner indicated that it plans to explore debt restructuring and a sale of the company, and will continue normal operations ... "In the Matter of LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC". ftc.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2006. "CPSC, Leiner Health Products Announce Recall ... Leiner Health Products was a company based in Carson, California, and was one of America's largest manufacturers of vitamins, ... "CPSC, Leiner Health Products Announce Recall of Multivitamins Archived 2006-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.", U.S. Consumer ...
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The French minister of education appointed a panel headed by Jean-Paul Fitoussi to inquire into economics teaching.[7] In 2000, the panel called for limited reform.[8] Articles associated with the movement were published in the Post-Autistic Economics Newsletter from September 2000. This electronic newsletter became the Post-Autistic Economics Review and, since 2008, has existed as the peer-reviewed journal Real-World Economics Review.[9] Several responses to the French students' open letter were also published in Le Monde. A counter-petition signed by 15 French economists was published in October 2000.[10] Robert Solow adhered to the "main thesis" of the French students' petition, but criticised the "opaque and almost incomprehensible" debate that followed among academics.[11] Olivier Blanchard also published a response defending mainstream economics.[9] Other notable economists, such as Steve Keen and James K. Galbraith, wrote elsewhere in support of the French students.[12] ...
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"International travel and health. World Health Organization (WHO). Archived from the original on 29 July 2014.. ... "WHO planning for 'worst case scenario' over DRC Ebola outbreak". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 14 May 2018.. ... Ebola virus disease (Report). World Health Organization. Retrieved 6 June 2019.. *^ a b "CDC urges all US residents to avoid ... "World Health Organization (WHO). Retrieved 14 May 2018.. *^ Yong E (21 May 2018). "Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are ...
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According to art therapist and mental health counselor Susanne F. Fincher, we owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern ... Buddhist architecture often applied mandala as the blueprint or plan to design Buddhist structures, including temple complex ... Other temples from the same period that also have mandala plans include Sewu, Plaosan and Prambanan. Similar mandala designs ...
"Journal of Planning Literature. 21 (3): 267-294. doi:10.1177/0885412206295846. hdl:2142/11713. ISSN 0885-4122.. ... Wikipedia's health care articles can be viewed offline with the Medical Wikipedia app. ... With all things considered, many unisex public toilet designers are now creating plans in which urinals would be constructed in ... Robert B. Barnet (1970) The Constitutionality of Sex Separation in School Desegregation Plans, volume 37, Chicago L Review, p. ...
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... family planning and health survey: (NFHS, 1991). Kathmandu Nepal. 1993. "Annual Report 2013/2014" (PDF). Ministry of Health and ... The demand for health services is further lowered by the lack of health education. Reproductive health care is neglected, ... Rural health facilities often lack adequate funding. In 2003, Nepal had ten health centers, 83 hospitals, 700 health posts, and ... Nepal Health Profile World Health Organisation data (2010) "Health for all". My Republica. Archived from the original on 9 ...
Brief report:predictors of heavy internet use and associations with health promoting and health risk behaviors among Hong Kong ... Technology-based planning is what was used to build the US industrial giants before WWII (e.g., Dow, DuPont, GM) and it is what ... Brief report:predictorsofheavyinternetuseandassociationswithhealthpromoting and health risk behaviors among Hong Kong ... especially in cases dealing with environmental justice and health issues. Ottinger continues this reasoning and argues that the ...
"World Health Organization. June 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-24.. *↑ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2004) [2000 ... Planned Parenthood: " The Emotional Effects of Induced Abortion". *↑ Am J Psychiatry. 1991 May;148(5):578-85. Dagg PK. The ... Abortion in young women and subsequent mental health. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Jan;47(1):16-24. PMID 16405636 PDF ... In Bangladesh, India and Kenya, however, more such women thought the pregnancy was a risk to their health.[32] 1% of women in ...
The Health Impact Assessment Tools and Resources (Design for Health) help focus attention on human health in the planning ... The Planning Information Sheet: Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning[PDF - 1.1 MB] (University of Minnesota Design ... and other stakeholders with health planning.. The CDC/DOT Transportation and Health Tool gives transportation decision-makers, ... The Healthy Community Planning Toolbox (Tacoma-Pierce County) helps planners create healthy communities by integrating health ...
National Center for Health Statistics survey called Fertility, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health of U.S. ... Family Planning, and Reproductive Health of U.S.Women:," approximately 7.3 million women-or about 11.8%-were infertile. ... According to data from a 2002 (the most recent as of 2011) National Center for Health Statistics survey called "Fertility, ...
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Consumer-Driven Health Plan 1 (CDHP1), Consumer-Driven Health Plan 2 (CDHP2) and Traditional Plan. All three available plans ... Current: Health Plan Options. Health Plan Options. The state will be offering three statewide medical plans for 2020: ... Health Guides work closely with health care professionals, like nurses, health coaches, and social workers, to provide ... Anthem Health Guide. Beginning July 1, when a state of Indiana plan member calls Anthem customer service they will be connected ...
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... can collaborate on 2018/2019 health assessment planning. For both hospitals and public health, health assessments provide ... are co-leading the 2018/2019 health assessment planning meetings.. On the public health side, this work supports HIP-Cuyahogas ... these efforts support population health planning efforts and help realize the CHNA vision of identifying the health needs of ... and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) can collaborate on 2018/2019 health assessment planning.. ...
  • The Vicious Circle of CKD and Other Health Conditions · Try This 'Heart Smart' Dietary Approach for CKD · Skip the Salt · Choose Le. (reference.com)
  • NEW YORK , March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HTD Health announced today that it has acquired CareVoice, a digital tool to facilitate advance care planning and communication for end of life care. (prnewswire.com)
  • The state will be offering three statewide medical plans for 2020: Consumer-Driven Health Plan 1 (CDHP1), Consumer-Driven Health Plan 2 (CDHP2) and Traditional Plan. (in.gov)
  • 2020 Plan Comparison - This document includes information related to office visits, inpatient, ER, urgent care, wellness and prevention and medicine as they relate to each plan. (in.gov)
  • This document was updated on April 15, 2020, to correct an error in footnote 10 regarding the current end date of the public health emergency related to COVID 19. (cms.gov)
  • Nearly 200,000 New Mexicans may be able to buy health insurance through the exchange by 2020. (yahoo.com)
  • The standard annual rate for the 2020-2021 year for the Basic plan is $2,789 and the Plus plan is $3,719. (bu.edu)
  • Excise ('Cadillac') tax on high cost plans (starting in 2018). (shrm.org)
  • In March 2018, the ministry was dissolved and its functions were integrated into the new agency called the National Health Commission. (wikipedia.org)
  • A concerted effort is underway in Cuyahoga County to identify areas where hospitals, the Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) can collaborate on 2018/2019 health assessment planning. (prweb.com)
  • Several stakeholders - including the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and University Hospitals - are required to conduct a health assessment in 2018. (prweb.com)
  • These partners are in the process of meeting monthly to develop a 2018 joint health assessment. (prweb.com)
  • In parallel to the 2018 joint health assessment discussions that are underway, and to help achieve alignment with Cuyahoga County hospital stakeholders that are required to report in 2019, CDPH, CCBH and University Hospitals are also participating in 2019 health assessment planning. (prweb.com)
  • These parallel 2018/2019 health assessment planning efforts will ensure that all stakeholders are able to satisfy regulatory requirements while enabling Cuyahoga County hospitals and health departments to align on the same health assessment planning timeline. (prweb.com)
  • Dr. Heidi Gullett, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Kirstin Craciun, director of community outreach at The Center, are co-leading the 2018/2019 health assessment planning meetings. (prweb.com)
  • For more information on 2018/2019 health assessment planning, contact us . (prweb.com)
  • The same seven health insurance companies that sold individual plans in 2018 are returning for 2019, according to the Division of Insurance. (denverpost.com)
  • The number of plans across the state, and within each geographic region and county, will remain similar to the numbers from 2018. (denverpost.com)
  • The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC's NorthCoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (prweb.com)
  • For the second year in a row, UPMC Health Plan ranks highest in Pennsylvania in overall member satisfaction according to the J.D. Power 2017 Member. (prnewswire.com)
  • The table below lists 2017 individual and family health plans available in states where the federal government is operating the Marketplace. (healthcare.gov)
  • The data below will be most useful to developers, professionals, researchers, and others who want to study, analyze, and download the complete dataset of 2017 plan and price information. (healthcare.gov)
  • For all others, please use our more user-friendly tool for previewing 2017 plans and prices . (healthcare.gov)
  • 2017 data is also available on stand-alone dental plans. (healthcare.gov)
  • WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) attends a news conference critical of the Republican tax and budget plan at the U.S. Capitol October 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. (cnn.com)
  • Develop and plan for scenarios during a pandemic that are likely to result in an increase in demand for or disruption in business operations such as call centers, case management, open-enrollment season, requests for proposals, and contract renewals. (cdc.gov)
  • Our health centers are open. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Denver Health provides low-cost services at all its Family Health Centers and at the Women's Care Clinic on the main campus. (denverhealth.org)
  • Boston CHNA-CHIP Collaborative is a new initiative created by a number of stakeholders - community organizations, health centers, community development corporations, hospitals, and the Boston Public Health Commission to take on the first large-scale joint city-wide Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan process. (bphc.org)
  • Sorry, we could not find any Health Center for your search. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Since the search for alternative plans is expensive, companies get locked into a relationship with whoever happens to be their current provider. (slate.com)
  • So much for the law of one price-because of search frictions, big price differences across plans don't get whittled away by rivalry. (slate.com)
  • If you are an international student who waived the Student Health Plan for Fall semester and are no longer studying overseas, you will need to enroll in the Student Health plan. (umass.edu)
  • Generally, an eligible employee may enroll in a health care plan available where the employee resides. (uky.edu)
  • Yale Health does not record the demographic information of students who enroll in its healthcare plan, although international students interviewed noted the relative convenience of taking out the University's health care policy rather than searching for a private provider in the United States. (yaledailynews.com)
  • We automatically enroll all students who are legally required to have health insurance in SHIP. (bu.edu)
  • You can enroll in Marketplace health coverage through August 15. (healthcare.gov)
  • Third-Party Administrators and Health Plan Providers can enroll to become vendors with the Health Coverage Tax Credit Advanced Monthly Program, allowing their members to receive the benefit of the monthly Health Coverage Tax Credit. (irs.gov)
  • For example, if you need to see a behavioral health provider, you will pay just a $10 copay for each visit-and you have unlimited sessions under SHIP. (bu.edu)
  • Silver Cross Hospital plans to partner with a national firm to build a $22 million behavioral health hospital to help address the need for such services in Will County. (chicagotribune.com)
  • If approved by the state board, construction on the $22 million behavioral health hospital could begin in the late summer and it could open in 2019. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Grandfathered health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are those existing without major changes to their provisions since March 23, 2010, the date of the ACA's enactment. (shrm.org)
  • As defined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a QHP is an insurance plan that is certified by the Health Insurance Marketplace, provides essential health benefits (EHBs), follows established limits on cost sharing, and meets other requirements outlined within the application process. (cms.gov)
  • UMass Amherst has elected to voluntarily configure plan benefits to comply with regulations issued by the federal Department of Health and Human Services as required by the Affordable Care Act for fully-insured student health insurance plans. (umass.edu)
  • According to Director of Yale Health Paul Genecin, several changes were made over the past several years to the Yale Health Plan to comply with the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in March 2010. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Starting in 2014, the Affordable Care Act forbids health insurance companies from turning people away because of their health conditions or medical histories and from charging them higher rates, making a hodgepodge of government-funded health insurance plans called high-risk pools effectively obsolete. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The plan expands upon the city's MetroPlus public option plan, as well as the state's exchange through the federal Affordable Care Act. (usatoday.com)
  • According to state and company insurance officials, the new plans can do something that plans under the Affordable Care Act can't do: They can charge more money for people who are sicker, such as those with pre-existing conditions, and lower prices for people who are healthier. (ajc.com)
  • Experts say that means the new plans will draw healthy, cheap clients away from regular individual market plans sold on the Affordable Care Act exchange. (ajc.com)
  • Of those, more than 180,000 are on the exchange, known as Connect for Health Colorado , which was created in 2011 after the passage of the Affordable Care Act. (denverpost.com)
  • Biden, who favors building on the Affordable Care Act, slammed Warren's plan as eliminating private insurance coverage and said it still amounts to a tax increase on workers. (mercurynews.com)
  • Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management. (informationweek.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Community Health Plan to rethink how it handles the automation of business processes. (informationweek.com)
  • You may need to examine the policy or contract to truly understand your health plan's coverage and limitations. (asha.org)
  • If you are unsure about the coverage your health plan provides for speech or hearing services call the 800 number listed on your ID card and speak to a customer service representative. (asha.org)
  • Pre-authorization is how the health plan verifies your coverage against the proposed care. (asha.org)
  • Different plans offer different coverage, but the Employee Benefit Research Institute says that in general, Medicare covers about 60 percent of the cost of heath-care services, not including long-term care. (cnbc.com)
  • If your health plan offers coverage for dependents, your child can stay on your plan even if he or she moves out of the house or gets married. (webmd.com)
  • If your child is pregnant and remains on your plan, the plan must cover prenatal and pregnancy-related care but does not have to provide coverage for your grandchildren. (webmd.com)
  • Dependent child coverage to age 26 (an exception for grandfathered plans when other coverage is available expires in 2014). (shrm.org)
  • W-2 reporting of health care coverage costs (this only applies if the employer provided more than 250 W-2s for the prior calendar year). (shrm.org)
  • This page provides an overview of private health plans in relation to audiology and speech-language pathology services including information on coverage, reimbursement, appealing denials, and determining fees. (asha.org)
  • Clinicians should ask their patients to determine their health plan policy's coverage before the first visit. (asha.org)
  • Remember, health plan coverage is an arrangement between patient and health plan. (asha.org)
  • At the same time, a typical type of non-group health insurance coverage supplied by Blue Cross-Blue Shield will soon cost subscribers in Northern Virginia $71.40 a month, compared to a monthly rate of $29.43 five years ago. (washingtonpost.com)
  • An HDHP is best for younger, healthier people who don't expect to need healthcare coverage except in the face of a serious health emergency. (investopedia.com)
  • The higher deductible also lowers insurance premiums, making health coverage more affordable. (investopedia.com)
  • This benefits healthy people who need coverage mostly in case of a serious health emergency. (investopedia.com)
  • The details of each health care plan are contained in a certificate of coverage or summary plan description. (uky.edu)
  • NOTE: Since alternatives, coverage, and administrators of the plans may change from time to time, it is recommended that an employee study and evaluate the certificates of coverage for each plan prior to enrollment. (uky.edu)
  • For active employees who are eligible for Medicare (e.g., age 65 or older), the selected University of Kentucky health care plan provides primary coverage and Medicare is supplemental. (uky.edu)
  • This requirement that everyone buy coverage has grabbed most media scrutiny of the Baucus plan, because Mr. Obama opposed it during the campaign. (wsj.com)
  • Learn about your health plan or find coverage for you and your family. (aetna.com)
  • Most Democrats and some Republicans have already accepted the need to create one or more health insurance exchanges where individuals without group coverage and possibly small businesses could buy insurance policies. (nytimes.com)
  • And it could serve as a yardstick for comparing the performance of private plans and for testing innovative coverage schemes. (nytimes.com)
  • The state intends to have a New Mexico-run insurance exchange ready for small businesses to shop for coverage for their employees this fall and will use a federally operated exchange to offer medical insurance plans to individuals for the next year, Dr. J.R. Damron, chairman of the exchange's governing board, said Monday. (yahoo.com)
  • Dartmouth College requires all students listed as active, including those on a leave term or not taking classes, to have a certain level of health insurance coverage. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Please Note: The cost of the plan for dependent coverage is in addition to the cost of the plan for student coverage. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Coverage for current plan year terminates on August 31st, unless a student submits a Waiver or Midyear Cancellation Form to cancel on December 31st or March 31st. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Glossary of health/insurance coverage and medical terms. (dartmouth.edu)
  • Recent studies have found that many people select into health plans with higher coverage (e.g., lower deductibles) even when those plans are financially dominated by other options. (nber.org)
  • It is the policy of the University to assist all active, regular full-time staff employees who are enrolled in a health care plan or plans by contributing toward the cost of the employee's coverage. (uky.edu)
  • The credit may be utilized in conjunction with family coverage or a more expensive single plan option. (uky.edu)
  • An employee retired under the provisions of AR II who has a minimum of fifteen (15) years of regular full-time employment, or its equivalent, who has fifteen (15) years of continuous service up to the date of retirement, and who is enrolled in a health care plan at the time of retirement is eligible for the credit for as long as the employee's coverage continues. (uky.edu)
  • Your coverage will begin on January 1 (as long as the plan gets your request by December 7). (medicare.gov)
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage. (medicare.gov)
  • If you're in a Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage), you can switch to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage). (medicare.gov)
  • These plans do not have good coverage for people with health problems who need regular care or tests. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You can only buy a catastrophic plan if you are under age 30 years or can prove you cannot afford health coverage. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Despite a constantly shifting national health care landscape, undergraduate student enrollment in the Yale Health Plan Hospitalization and Specialty Care coverage has held steady, with more than half the student body electing to waive the University's specialty health insurance. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Still, because of the prior comprehensiveness of the Yale Health Plan, these changes have had no major effects on student coverage, Genecin explained. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Yale Health has also submitted documentation to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to check that its health insurance constitutes minimum essential coverage and will not result in penalization by the government, Genecin said. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Hayashi added that, after talking about the University's special coverage insurance with international upperclassmen, she felt safer enrolling in the Yale Health Plan than searching for an alternative private insurer in the United States. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Other students said they waived the special coverage insurance because they were already covered by another health care plan prior to coming to college. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Marcie Tran '17 said that opting for her family's health care plan over Yale's full coverage saves her approximately $2,100 annually. (yaledailynews.com)
  • WASHINGTON -- More than 100,000 of the sickest people in the health insurance market will have to switch to new coverage next year as the federal government and states close down special programs for individuals with pre-existing conditions. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The failed launch of HealthCare.gov , the federal web portal to the health insurance exchanges in Oklahoma and more than 30 other states , is impeding enrollment into health coverage for millions of Americans. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Those who have the most serious health problems are especially vulnerable to gaps in coverage, which could interrupt their medical treatments and expose them to huge bills. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • For patients with expensive health care needs, finding new coverage is urgent. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The changes make the plan more competitive for students that need coverage outside the United States, while at the same time improving cost and coverage for international students studying in the United States. (prweb.com)
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday asked Congress and the White House to empower states to develop "a single-payer health system to achieve universal coverage, contain costs and promote quality and affordability. (usatoday.com)
  • Such plans "can be a good way to provide coverage for employees of small businesses," she said. (ajc.com)
  • For many students the SHIP plan offers the most comprehensive coverage with the lowest out-of-pocket costs. (bu.edu)
  • If you've been approved for MassHealth or a subsidized health plan through Massachusetts Health Connector prior to January 1, you may submit the Certification of Coverage Form . (bu.edu)
  • GSA members with alternate health and dental coverage can opt out of the GSA Health and Dental Plan. (ualberta.ca)
  • Please Note: The GSA cannot answer coverage and claim specific questions about the GSA Health and Dental Plan but qualified personnel are available by contacting Studentcare. (ualberta.ca)
  • And it's the doing not of individual patients so much as their employers, who are always on the lookout to switch plans for lower-cost coverage. (slate.com)
  • With coverage tied to an employer (or a spouse's employer), every time someone gets married, divorced, or moves to a new job, odds are he'll switch to a new insurance plan. (slate.com)
  • That is, all insurance companies should provide the same low-priced health coverage. (slate.com)
  • WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health care. (mercurynews.com)
  • Frank Barresi, CIO of Fallon Community Health Plan, said the organization had been flirting with adopting Business Process Management technology since before he arrived in the job, about a year ago, "but it was never quite a priority" -- not until deadlines loomed for implementing new requirements for online integration between health insurance companies and government portals for consumers seeking coverage. (informationweek.com)
  • If you're looking to purchase health coverage for yourself and your family, we can help you get to the right place. (aetna.com)
  • Still need 2021 health coverage? (healthcare.gov)
  • Though the counseling provision is a tiny part of a behemoth bill, the skirmish over end-of-life care, like arguments about abortion coverage, has become a distraction and provided an opening for opponents of the president's broader health-care agenda. (washingtonpost.com)
  • This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. (californiahealthline.org)
  • With the World Health Organization projecting the global urban population to almost double to 6.3 million by 2050, better urban planning is essential to improve the health of Earth´s city dwellers. (redorbit.com)
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88 (‎1)‎, 5 - 6. (who.int)
  • World Health Organization. (who.int)
  • Planned Parenthood has a partner website about sexual health topics specifically for Nigeria. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey, Inc. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Inc. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • underskriftsindsamling: Thank you, Planned Parenthood health center staff! (thepetitionsite.com)
  • To the nurses, doctors, clinicians, and other Planned Parenthood health center staff: THANK YOU! (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Thanks for always being there for the patients who rely on Planned Parenthood every day, no matter what. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • Sign today - join Planned Parenthood: Let our health care professionals know that you appreciate their hard work with a simple message of thanks! (thepetitionsite.com)
  • A high-deductible health plan (HDHP) allows for lower insurance premiums and is the only way to qualify for a tax-advantaged Health Savings Account (HSA). (investopedia.com)
  • A health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) is an employer-funded plan that reimburses employees for medical expenses and, sometimes, insurance premiums. (investopedia.com)
  • That should enable it to charge lower premiums than many private plans. (nytimes.com)
  • These plans offer a network of health care providers and low monthly premiums. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These are plans that offer networks of providers and low monthly premiums. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You will pay more in premiums for this plan compared to an HMO, but you have a bit more freedom to see providers inside and outside the network without the need for referrals. (medlineplus.gov)
  • You may save some money in monthly premiums with this type of plan compared to a PPO. (medlineplus.gov)
  • This type of plan offers low monthly premiums and high yearly deductibles. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The monthly premiums are low, but the deductibles for these plans are quite high. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Kemp said the move was intended to give better health options to rural Georgians and work on lowering health care premiums. (ajc.com)
  • State officials pointed out that the market isn't great for everyone: Many Georgia counties have only one plan option on the regular individual market, and if they barely make too much to qualify for subsidies, they're hit with very high premiums. (ajc.com)
  • The Colorado Division of Insurance released its long-awaited 2019 health insurance plans and premiums Thursday, approving 5.6-percent average increases in premiums for individual plans. (denverpost.com)
  • Switching to the lowest-cost plan in the same tier could save people up to 50 percent over premiums from a year ago. (denverpost.com)
  • Those with gold plans on the individual market got some good news: Insurers requested a 6.85-percent increase in premiums but were only approved to hike rates by 3.8 percent. (denverpost.com)
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. began operations in 1985 and is based in Tampa, Florida. (newsweek.com)
  • FDRHPO or Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization is an organization that strengthens the north country healthcare system for Fort Drum Soldiers, their Families and the surrounding civilian community. (idealist.org)
  • These letters stand for health maintenance organization. (webmd.com)
  • The Northern Virginia Health Systems Agency, the federally mandated health planning organization for suburban Virginia, recently signed the agreement with the District government and two sister health planning groups in suburban Maryland. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Yuki Hayashi '17, president of the Yale International Students' Organization, said she could not think of any international students who were not on the Yale Health Plan. (yaledailynews.com)
  • A group health plan is an employee welfare benefit plan established or maintained by an employer or by an employee organization (such as a union), or both, that provides medical care for participants or their dependents directly or through insurance, reimbursement, or otherwise. (dol.gov)
  • The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association is the umbrella organization for the network of "safety net" family planning providers in the United States. (hewlett.org)
  • The organization works to provide a public policy voice and technical assistance to its members, and use litigation, analysis, education, and communications to promote policies that expand access to family planning services for the poorest throughout the United States. (hewlett.org)
  • The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association is the umbrella organization for the network of Title X family planning providers in the United States. (hewlett.org)
  • In all sites of operation, evaluate employee access to and the availability of health-care services in the face of a surge in demand during a pandemic. (cdc.gov)
  • Oftentimes, the benefits information provided by your health plan is confusing-leaving you unsure of what speech and/or hearing services will or won't be covered. (asha.org)
  • It is vital that you review the speech and hearing benefits information provided by your health plan and employer before you receive services. (asha.org)
  • Your health plan may require that you obtain prior approval or that a physician "prescribe" speech or hearing services. (asha.org)
  • Every private health plan is different, so you'll need to call the 800 number listed on your ID card and speak to a customer service representative to determine what speech or hearing services need prior approval. (asha.org)
  • Only when families seek supplemental services from their health plan, do they discover that the majority of private health plans will not pay for services that may also be provided in a school setting. (asha.org)
  • Health Policy and Planning is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering the study of health policy and health services. (wikipedia.org)
  • Compare costs for health care services and find in-network doctors. (in.gov)
  • Outpatient speech-language pathology and audiology services are often covered by health plans, but with limitations. (asha.org)
  • The National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHFPC) was a cabinet-level executive department under the State Council which is responsible for providing information, raising health awareness and education, family planning, ensuring the accessibility of health services, monitoring the quality of health services provided to citizens and visitors in the mainland, population and family planning in the People's Republic of China. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research and creative work with the OU School of Community Medicine, including the Tulsa Photovoice project, design of the Youth Services Health Clinic, and Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Tisdale Clinic, will be discussed. (planning.org)
  • To meet these needs, the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (EEHS) has developed the Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors, an all-hazards public health emergency response guide. (cdc.gov)
  • Rising costs like these, health specialists say, are partly due to overexpansion of hospitals, sophisticated medical equipment and medical services. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Northern Virginia has taken a step toward regional planning that would look beyond its own borders by signing an agreement with two neighboring jurisdictions to prevent unnecessary duplication of hospitals and other health services. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Currently there is no formal exchange of information or coordinated effort among the area's health planning agencies to control the growth of new hospitals, sophisticated medical equipment or expensive services in the region. (washingtonpost.com)
  • if they affect the delivery, cost or quality of services in another health service area, or if the proposed service is highly specialized (e.g. heart surgery and kidney care) and requires regional coordination to insure high quality and efficient utilization. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Qualified medical expenses include deductibles, dental services, vision care, prescription drugs, copays, psychiatric treatments, and other qualified medical expenses not covered by a health insurance plan. (investopedia.com)
  • Ask others about their experience with physicians who accept the plan, how out-of-pocket costs mount up and whether they've had problems filing claims or having services denied. (investopedia.com)
  • One signal is yesterday's news that Barack Obama has selected Tom Daschle, the very liberal former Senate warhorse, to head the Health and Human Services Department. (wsj.com)
  • It is important to learn which services the health care company will pay for. (ca.gov)
  • It is also important to follow all the rules so the company will pay for health services. (ca.gov)
  • The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are evaluating environmental public health issues for the Midlothian, Texas area. (cdc.gov)
  • Addressing the demand for access to reproductive health services, including a full range of contraceptive methods, will improve maternal and child health, reduce unintended pregnancies, lower HIV infection rates, enhance women's and girls' education, raise standards of living, and support more sustainable development. (interaction.org)
  • Zambia is facing a critical shortage of health personnel, especially in rural areas where access to modern family planning services is lowest. (interaction.org)
  • One in five women (21%) who want family planning services does not have access to them. (interaction.org)
  • In the context of human resource shortages, the provision of family planning services at the community level has shifted from health workers to CBDs. (interaction.org)
  • The CBDs program has been instrumental in increasing the uptake of family planning services, with the number of users increasing over six-fold in just four years - from 1,822 in 2012 to 11,700 users in 2015. (interaction.org)
  • This plan should include the child's name and photo, specifics about the food allergies (symptoms and treatments) and instructions for emergency services. (greenbaypressgazette.com)
  • SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico is switching gears on its plan for a health insurance exchange and initially will partner with the federal government for computer services needed for an online insurance marketplace. (yahoo.com)
  • Catastrophic plans offer benefits for basic services and major illness or injury. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Yale Health has also removed the dollar limit on covered durable medical equipment, increased outpatient mental health services for children of students and adjusted its inpatient mental health benefit in accordance with the legislation. (yaledailynews.com)
  • For questions about the provisions under the Public Health Service Act, contact the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . (dol.gov)
  • Our family planning services are designed to help men and women know their options for planning future pregnancies and preventing unplanned pregnancies. (virginia.gov)
  • You are now viewing all services in the Sutter Health network. (sutterhealth.org)
  • During the COVID-19 response, Denver Health continues to offer birth control and STD services. (denverhealth.org)
  • Our services support all stages of Family Planning. (denverhealth.org)
  • Our clinic also offers family planning services to men and women. (denverhealth.org)
  • Title X is a federally-funded program that provides family planning and reproductive healthcare services to women and men of childbearing age and of all income levels. (denverhealth.org)
  • When the ban was in place, no U.S. government funding for family planning services could be given to clinics or groups that offer abortion services or counseling in other countries even if the funds for those activities come from non-U.S. government sources. (motherjones.com)
  • With Wall Street sour on HMO stocks, the nation's largest health insurer hoped to give its flagging share price a boost by announcing plans Monday to split the company's health operations and financial services into separate subsidiaries. (chicagotribune.com)
  • To ease these concerns, Aetna is creating a Global Health unit that will include the company's domestic managed-care products and its international health businesses, while a Global Financial Services will oversee life and pension operations as well as life and disability products. (chicagotribune.com)
  • This grant will support the organization's ongoing activities and operations, including continued work to promote policies that expand access to family planning services and help family planning providers adapt to financing and other changes in the health care delivery system in the United States. (hewlett.org)
  • The people we're talking about are our brothers, our sisters, our fathers, our neighbors who happen to have mental illness," said Allen, deputy director of adult services at the county Mental Health Department. (latimes.com)
  • SHIP may be the best-and most affordable-option for covering your healthcare outside of Student Health Services (SHS). (bu.edu)
  • A new facility planned in New Lenox could help provide mental health services to area residents, as well as help alleviate pressure on Will County programs dealing with mental health and drug addiction issues. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Plans call for the bulk of the funding for the new facility to be financed through U.S. HealthVest, a for-profit agency that provides behavior health services and for services to be provided on a sliding fee scale to accommodate those who are uninsured or underinsured. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Hospital officials expect to apply to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for a certificate of need in February. (chicagotribune.com)
  • This is going to be a vast improvement for mental health services in Will County," Silver Cross Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Pawlak said. (chicagotribune.com)
  • It would provide acute mental health and substance abuse in-patient services. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow said the proposed facility would provide much-needed services for people in the county's specialty court programs such as drug court and mental health court. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Health Insurance Marketplace® is a registered trademark of the Department of Health and Human Services. (healthcare.gov)
  • Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities. (molecularstation.com)
  • The study analyzed administrative claims data provided by the Hawaii Medical Services Association on the usage of medical services by members of a PPO plan that offers a pay-for-performance option for physicians. (californiahealthline.org)
  • The latest Senate health bill will cost $829 billion over a decade and slightly reduce the federal budget deficit, congressional budget crunchers said Wednesday, marking a major step forward for Democrats' plans to overhaul American health care. (wsj.com)
  • Although the market reforms enacted by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul will provide the sickest Americans with unfettered access to the private health insurance market for the first time, and will offer financial assistance to many of them, people like Duffy could face disruptions in their medical care, especially amid the troubled rollout of Obamacare's health insurance exchanges. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • And he's not surprised by that, given what happened the last time a president tried to overhaul the health system. (npr.org)
  • WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- The White House is planning an overhaul of healthcare regulations based on what it sees as the success of waiving restrictions during the coronavirus emergency, according to a senior adviser to President Trump. (wnd.com)
  • The attacks on talk radio began when Betsy McCaughey, who helped defeat President Bill Clinton's health-care overhaul 16 years ago, told former senator Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn. (washingtonpost.com)
  • We'll cut the cost of a typical family's health care by up to $2,500 per year," he often says on the campaign trail. (npr.org)
  • Each plan has differences in premium costs, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums. (in.gov)
  • A Medical Savings Account (MSA) was a forerunner of a Health Savings Account (HSA) and had similar deductibles, IRA status, and tax treatment. (investopedia.com)
  • If you plan to use private health insurance instead of the SHBP, you must waive the SHBP by February 28, 2021. (umass.edu)
  • The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. (osha.gov)
  • For both hospitals and public health, health assessments provide useful tools for identifying opportunities to improve the health of the community with a particular focus on populations that have the greatest health needs. (prweb.com)
  • Hospitals are required by the IRS to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) once every three years. (prweb.com)
  • Guidance released by the state also encourages hospitals and public health partners to collaborate on health assessments and improvement plans. (prweb.com)
  • The majority of Cuyahoga County hospitals are required to conduct a health assessment in 2019. (prweb.com)
  • In addition to University Hospitals, hospitals involved in the 2019 planning meetings include Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Southwest General Health Center and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. (prweb.com)
  • With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. (prweb.com)
  • As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region's healthcare providers. (prweb.com)
  • Many doctors and hospitals take multiple plans, so this may not be a problem. (investopedia.com)
  • The risk is that if this plan, given its power, were too stingy, it might drive some financially stressed hospitals into bankruptcy. (nytimes.com)
  • Contact the plan to see if your doctors and hospitals are in the network. (mass.gov)
  • Today's dynamic health care marketplace has created an environment in which some hospitals and health care systems are operating a health plan - either on their own or in partnership - as part of their strategy to advance health in their communities. (aha.org)
  • There are increasing examples of health care systems and hospitals partnering with provider and commercial health plans to offer health insurance products in local markets. (aha.org)
  • The city pays more than $8 billion to treat 1.1 million people through its New York City Health + Hospitals program, he wrote . (usatoday.com)
  • I think after the debacle of the Clinton reforms, the prudent strategy of a presidential candidate at this stage of the race is to pander, but do not wake the dragon," says Goldsmith - the dragon being doctors, hospitals and other providers of health care. (npr.org)
  • They have provided Healthcare cash plans for many years with roots going as far back as 1813, when the residents of Great and Little Bolton organised a public collection to raise money for the first 7-bed dispensary. (reading.ac.uk)
  • High-deductible health plans are thought to lower overall healthcare costs by forcing individuals to be more conscious of medical expenses. (investopedia.com)
  • There are different types of managed care plans but they all involve an agreement that the patient will use certain healthcare providers or clinics within those programs' network. (ca.gov)
  • After refugees choose a managed care company, that company will give them a list of healthcare providers who are members of its plan. (ca.gov)
  • Refugees should go to their primary care healthcare provider when sick, when in need of immunizations, or for treatment of a continuing health problem. (ca.gov)
  • Nasim Mirzajani '18, who lives in Dubai, also cited the inconvenience of searching for a U.S. healthcare plan other than Yale's. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Family planning is a unique and important part of women's healthcare. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Fallon had been talking on and off with Pegasystems , a business process management software company with healthcare and health insurance as a couple of the major industries it serves, and decided it was time to buy. (informationweek.com)
  • As employers determine their plan designs for the coming year, those with grandfathered plans must decide if maintaining that status is their best option. (shrm.org)
  • Here we use Aetna and Cigna PPO plans offered by employers as examples. (investopedia.com)
  • Cigna is a global provider of health insurance for employers in 29 countries. (investopedia.com)
  • We present evidence that these patterns may arise naturally from employers passing through large average-cost differences between HD and LD plans to their employees. (nber.org)
  • The Michigan State Plan also applies to state and local government employers. (osha.gov)
  • This plan is called a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement, and it involves similar businesses banding together in an association in hopes of receiving the same treatment as big employers that don't have to comply with as many rules as smaller firms under the ACA. (ajc.com)
  • The small group market - health plans for small employers with between two and 100 employees - will see a 7.28-percent average increase. (denverpost.com)
  • Explaining the promiscuous relationship between employers and their health insurance providers presents a challenge to economic theory. (slate.com)
  • In a 20-page online post, Warren said her plan would call on employers to transfer to the government almost all the $8.8 trillion she estimates they would otherwise spend on private insurance for employees. (mercurynews.com)
  • And in a nod to unions whose support will be key in the Democratic primary, Warren said that employers already offering health benefits under collective bargaining agreements will be allowed to reduce how much they send to federal coffers - provided they pass those savings on to employees. (mercurynews.com)
  • Do zoning regulations impact residents' physical, social, and emotional health? (planning.org)
  • The CDC/DOT Transportation and Health Tool gives transportation decision-makers, health officials, and the public easy access to data to understand the health impact of an existing transportation system or proposed transportation project. (cdc.gov)
  • The Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit provides a framework for public health departments, city planners, project managers, and other stakeholders to conduct HIAs on proposed transportation projects, plans, and policies. (cdc.gov)
  • It provides a framework for public health departments, city planners, project managers, and other stakeholders to work together. (cdc.gov)
  • Assign specific persons to monitor up-to-date, reliable pandemic information from www.pandemicflu.gov, c ommunity public health, emergency management, and other sources. (cdc.gov)
  • It will tell the story of the founding of the CHED in the larger context of the state's public health issues, then focus on looking at case studies of various multi-disciplinary education, research, and service projects started by the CHED since it's inception five years ago. (planning.org)
  • Educational projects include the CHED Talks series of public panel discussions and a class developed to introduce graduate students to environmentally-related health outcomes and the development of Health Impact Assessments. (planning.org)
  • Initiating the public health response during the first 24 hours (i.e., the acute phase) of an emergency or disaster. (cdc.gov)
  • Public health departments in Ohio are newly required by the Ohio Department of Health to shift from conducting a community health assessment (CHA) once every five years to once every three years to align with hospital reporting timelines. (prweb.com)
  • On the public health side, this work supports HIP-Cuyahoga's goal of more closely linking clinical and public health. (prweb.com)
  • These private plans would then "compete" with a new public insurance option, i.e., a program managed by the government and modeled after Medicare. (wsj.com)
  • and, (3) to state what reports and public health actions ATSDR and DSHS will generate or undertake. (cdc.gov)
  • This plan is a living document, meaning that as ATSDR and DSHS evaluate public health issues for the Midlothian area, the plan can be added to or revised and the status of on-going activities can be updated. (cdc.gov)
  • In December 2007, the DSHS issued a draft Public Health Consultation for Public Comment. (cdc.gov)
  • Indeterminate Public Health Hazard, because further information was needed to fully characterize the extent of the public health hazard posed by air contaminants, specifically chromium. (cdc.gov)
  • As the debate on health care reform unfolds, no issue has caused such partisan rancor - and spawned such misleading rhetoric - as whether to create a new public insurance plan to compete with private plans. (nytimes.com)
  • The nation already has several huge public plans, including Medicare for the elderly (once reviled by conservatives, it is now only short of the flag in its popularity) and Medicaid for the poor. (nytimes.com)
  • Now the issue is whether to establish a new public plan to encourage more competition among health insurers and provide Americans with an alternative. (nytimes.com)
  • What Republicans are adamantly opposed to is the idea of adding a public plan to that exchange. (nytimes.com)
  • Nor is there any talk of extending the veterans health care system, a stellar example of "socialized medicine," to the general public. (nytimes.com)
  • The debate is really over whether to open the door a crack for a new public plan to compete with the private plans. (nytimes.com)
  • A public plan would have lower administrative expenses than private plans, no need to generate big profits, and stronger bargaining power to obtain discounts from providers. (nytimes.com)
  • Unfortunately, many Senate Democrats are so desperate to find a political compromise with Republicans - or so bullied by the rhetoric - that they are in danger of gravely weakening a public plan, or eliminating it entirely. (nytimes.com)
  • THE MOST ROBUST This approach, favored by many analysts, would allow the new public plan to piggy-back on the rate-setting powers of Medicare. (nytimes.com)
  • The Diane Rehm Show , a National Public Radio program produced by WAMU in Washington, DC, featured the Commission staff in a program focusing on end-of-life conversations and advance care planning on August 8, 2012. (americanbar.org)
  • The report also includes some case studies of public works and policy decisions that have had a positive impact on public health. (redorbit.com)
  • Limited data exist on state public health agencies and their use of planning and quality improvement (QI) initiatives. (rwjf.org)
  • Using the 2007 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) State Public Health Survey, this article describes how state public health agencies perform tasks related to planning, performance management (PM) and QI. (rwjf.org)
  • Analysis of state health department level planning, PM and QI initiatives can inform states' efforts to ready themselves to meet the proposed national voluntary accreditation standards of the Public Health Accreditation Board. (rwjf.org)
  • This session will provide an overview of the American Planning Association's Plan4Health initiative, which aims to integrate planning and public health where we live, work and play. (planning.org)
  • Key project deliverables, which include conducting a needs assessment, hosting a roundtable related to planning and public health and completing a final summary report will be highlighted. (planning.org)
  • The partnership was established in 2000 to realize the goal of eliminating tuberculosis as a public health problem by 2050. (who.int)
  • NIEHS is committed to conducting the most rigorous research in environmental health sciences, and to communicating the results of this research to the public. (nih.gov)
  • Modules are also available for medical school students and professional students in public health and health sciences. (nih.gov)
  • In modules specifically created for clinical health care, medical and public health students apply knowledge gained from reports and clinical case studies to make connections to their own practice. (nih.gov)
  • Medicaid managed care) and other plans offer a full portfolio of products for the public and commercial sectors. (aha.org)
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proposed Cascade Care, a public option plan under his state's health insurance exchange. (usatoday.com)
  • Denver Public Health is nationally recognized for its expertise in testing for and treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). (denverhealth.org)
  • Excellent public health groups working in the world's neediest countries were denied funding under the Bush Administration because they handed out condoms or provided family planning counseling. (motherjones.com)
  • Public health experts say plans should depend on a variety of factors - regional risk, personal risk and common sense. (medicinenet.com)
  • As we start to figure out what we can do that gets us back to some sense of normal, limit your contacts," said Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment science in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (medicinenet.com)
  • I live in New Orleans and worked on a couple of public-sector planning and code development projects. (planning.org)
  • I was getting a public health degree and I got really interested in how the built environment shapes our access and opportunity to physical activity and healthy food options. (planning.org)
  • The dual degree of planning and public health has really helped me understand how decisions are made on a local or city level and how we can take those principles and practices from planning and public health to design healthier communities. (planning.org)
  • Linda Fried, an epidemiologist who is dean of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in New York City , thinks that the surveys will not only allow South Africa to develop its science base but also attract international investment. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Such a generous benefit package, combined with Obama's promise to limit out-of-pocket health costs, would require enormous public subsidies. (npr.org)
  • Information on other related business and planning arrangements relating to the NHS, executive agencies, special health authorities and public bodies is available below. (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
  • Since 2016, HTD Health has helped over 40 health and wellness partners build digital health products and devices. (prnewswire.com)
  • This is the first acquisition by HTD Health, which also owns and operates RazorBear, a development agency, and co-founded Exos, a compliance and security solution for distributed digital health organizations. (prnewswire.com)
  • Private health plans are either indemnity (fee-for-service) plans, or managed care plans, such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and preferred provider organizations (PPOs). (asha.org)
  • All the area health planning organizations will continue to make decisions concerning health care in their own jurisdictions. (washingtonpost.com)
  • For FY2017, we recommend a total of $1 billion for family planning and reproductive health programs (FP/RH), both bilateral and multilateral, with funding provided from the Global Health Programs account and the Economic Support Fund, as well as from the International Organizations and Programs account in order to provide a $65 million voluntary contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). (interaction.org)
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). (medlineplus.gov)
  • The CDC and other health organizations still recommend physical distancing of at least 6 feet between people, as well as face masks and frequent handwashing. (medicinenet.com)
  • Stahl said the plan will be open to farms and "farm-related" businesses that have been designated as agriculture under the Standard Industrial Classification code, a system once devised by the federal government and still employed by some agencies and financial organizations. (ajc.com)
  • Blue Cross officials call the regional planning approach "the only alternative to enormous waste and expense. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The Northern Virginia Health Systems Agency reviews medical project proposals costing more than $100,000 and advises state health officials on whether they are needed in Northern Virginia. (washingtonpost.com)
  • First, city governments should forge an alliance among health officials, urban planners and "those able to deliver urban change for health in active dialogue. (redorbit.com)
  • County mental health officials are also planning to expand the scope of the facility with new outreach counseling programs for homeless youths and people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. (latimes.com)
  • Officials Wednesday also noted the closure of the Tinley Park Mental Health Center in 2012 left a void in mental health care. (chicagotribune.com)
  • UPMC Health Plan has established a Center of Excellence program for elective hip and knee joint replacement surgery to promote high-quality outcomes. (prnewswire.com)
  • The UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care today announced it has been approved for a $3.8 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes. (prnewswire.com)
  • Lead author Professor Yvonne Rydin of the UCL Bartlett School of Planning singled out one important step policymakers could take to improve health outcomes for lower income city residents. (redorbit.com)
  • Next, presenters will outline the Planners4Health initiative, sharing project expectations, planned activities and anticipated outcomes. (planning.org)
  • In this paper we outline the general rationale for planning for control of communicable diseases, describe briefly the process and outcomes of global planning for tuberculosis control, and then review the policy implications of long-term planning for tuberculosis control to illustrate the value of the planning process. (who.int)
  • The creation of a Foundation fulfills a long held desire of James Roosevelt, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Tufts Health Plan to use the assets of the health plan in a way that brings demonstrable improvement to longstanding health care issues. (idealist.org)
  • The Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook helps communities in designing parks and trails that promote physical activity, reduce stress, and provide environmental benefits. (cdc.gov)
  • Connect with the right benefits and programs for your health care needs including any of the Condition Care programs. (in.gov)
  • Under the new law, if your child gets a job with health benefits, he or she will have a choice to make. (webmd.com)
  • If your child works but his or her employer doesn't offer health benefits, your child can buy a health plan on an insurance Marketplace . (webmd.com)
  • Lifetime dollar limit prohibitions on essential health benefits. (shrm.org)
  • Phase-out of annual dollar limits on essential health benefits, with all limits removed by 2014. (shrm.org)
  • Please take a look at the benefits table to find out what's covered under the plan. (reading.ac.uk)
  • The plan document, entitled "University of Kentucky Medical Benefits Plan", is available in the Employee Benefits Office and on the Employee Benefits website ( http://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits ). (uky.edu)
  • Health care plan participants who receive medical benefits through the University's long-term disability plan and who are eligible for Medicare Part B shall apply for Medicare Part B benefits through the Social Security Administration. (uky.edu)
  • Upon approval for Medicare Part B, the participant shall change enrollment from a current health care plan to a carveout plan which provides benefits secondary to Medicare. (uky.edu)
  • Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. (aetna.com)
  • It would determine the range of benefits that all participating plans would have to offer. (nytimes.com)
  • Urban planners need to be mindful of the health advantages city living can convey and should maximize these benefits as best they can. (redorbit.com)
  • In the trampled grass lies an approach to planning that combines the benefits - and minimizes the drawbacks - of both these approaches. (who.int)
  • We explore whether having dominated options is common by analyzing data on plan designs from the Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey for firms that offered employees both a high-deductible (HD) health plan and a lower-deductible (LD) option. (nber.org)
  • We thank the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research Educational Trust for access to the data from the Survey of Employer Health Benefits used in this analysis. (nber.org)
  • Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO is a Medicare Advantage plan under contract with the federal government that includes Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits. (mass.gov)
  • Contact the plan for additional information on participating providers and benefits. (mass.gov)
  • In addition to the plan type, make sure you compare the benefits , out-of-pocket costs , and provider network for a good fit. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Obamacare's federal Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan also provides benefits to about 100,000 people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Employee Benefits in the United States , a Bureau of Labor Statistics program, provides information about access and participation in and key provisions of employee benefit plans for workers in private industry and state and local governments. (dol.gov)
  • Also, if you want to use an out-of-network provider, the plan will still pay benefits-but your costs will be higher. (bu.edu)
  • It's difficult and time-consuming to weigh the costs and benefits of insurance plans with different reimbursement rates for thousands of procedures, diverse physician networks, and differences in quality of patient care. (slate.com)
  • Take charge of your health care and benefits with your Aetna member website. (aetna.com)
  • Hearing aids are covered by some plans when the hearing loss results from an illness or injury, but many insurers exclude hearing aids. (asha.org)
  • Although New Mexico will rely on the federal exchange for enrolling uninsured individuals until October 2014, the state will determine the health benefit packages that are offered to individuals and will regulate prices charged by private insurers for those insurance plans. (yahoo.com)
  • In the past, mergers of health insurers have led to customer service problems as millions of employees transfer their benefit packages and related paperwork from one company to another. (chicagotribune.com)
  • With this silver-loading quirk tucked into the ACA, however, insurers can now pack their premium hikes into silver plans, which increases federal subsidies for all plans. (denverpost.com)
  • It takes about a decade for insurers to recoup their investment in early diabetes treatment, and by then odds are that their customer has moved on to another health plan. (slate.com)
  • Using data from the Community Tracking Study, a national household survey on health-care delivery, the authors estimate that 20 percent of policyholders switch insurers each year. (slate.com)
  • The "law of one price" assumes that health insurers are all peddling a similar product, and that it's easy for customers to learn about and compare the various offerings available. (slate.com)
  • A high-deductible health plan (HDHP) is a health insurance plan with a high minimum deductible for medical expenses. (investopedia.com)
  • An HDHP usually has a higher annual deductible than a typical health plan, and its minimum deductible varies by year. (investopedia.com)
  • Having an HDHP allows you to get a health savings account (HSA), to which you can contribute tax-deferred contributions that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses not covered by the HDHP. (investopedia.com)
  • One of the perks of an HDHP is a health savings account (HSA) , which is only available to United States taxpayers who are enrolled in one. (investopedia.com)
  • A HDHP may be one of the plan types above with a high deductible. (medlineplus.gov)
  • UPMC Health Plan will once again offer the lowest cost health insurance plans on Pennsylvania's Health Insurance Marketplace, including the lowest. (prnewswire.com)
  • Private health plans are offered by commercial insurance companies, such as Aetna, Cigna, and BlueCross BlueShield Plans. (asha.org)
  • But in Vermont, the Cigna plan gets a 3.5 in consumer satisfaction while Aetna gets only a 3.0. (investopedia.com)
  • Aetna Inc. also said its Web-based businesses may be spun off into a separate company, competing directly with other fast-growing e-commerce firms and health information sites such as Drkoop.com. (chicagotribune.com)
  • It is offered through Aetna, a large national health insurer. (bu.edu)
  • The Attain by Aetna℠ app is a first-of-its-kind health experience designed in collaboration with Apple. (aetna.com)
  • With the pre-ex and mental health changes, the StudentSecure now meets the stated requirements of almost all US schools that accept international students. (prweb.com)
  • Allen and Goldfarb find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict pitting mental health advocates against community activists in the heart of Hollywood. (latimes.com)
  • At issue is a plan by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to open one of its largest clinics just blocks from the movie capital's historic core. (latimes.com)
  • I'm sure the [new] Hollywood mental health clinic will be as good a neighbor as they were to us. (latimes.com)
  • The only way we can break the cycle of decline and bring back the Hollywood community is if we develop positive programs like the mental health center," said Capt. Glenn R. Ackerman, who commands the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division. (latimes.com)
  • Mental health advocates believe that much of the resistance in the community is the result of misperceptions about mental illness. (latimes.com)
  • They also noted Will and Grundy counties combined have only 75 beds -- or 10.15 for every 100,00 people -- dedicated for mental health care. (chicagotribune.com)
  • CareVoice makes the process of advance care planning more human and more accessible for older adults, their families, and their medical care providers. (prnewswire.com)
  • How is housing assistance coordinated with medical care through the Health Planning Council's IHHP program? (hhs.gov)
  • Does the program have any formal or informal arrangements with health care providers to coordinate housing assistance and medical care? (hhs.gov)
  • In addition to implementing innovative programs linking HIV housing assistance to medical care and other supports, grantees are expected to work at the community level to create integrated housing plans designed to improve the functioning and efficiency of the local HIV housing service delivery system. (hhs.gov)
  • While health care is a key part of any financial plan, regardless of age, Ramnani and other advisors say workers within 10 years of retirement should take a detailed look at their anticipated medical costs in retirement. (cnbc.com)
  • On the other hand, medical bills with an HMO are usually lower than with other types of plans. (webmd.com)
  • Minimum medical loss ratios (this only applies to insured plans). (shrm.org)
  • This session describes the efforts of the University of Oklahoma's Community Health and Environmental Design (CHED) initiative to bring together design, planning, and medical professionals to improve community health by better environmental design of buildings, neighborhoods, and cities. (planning.org)
  • The other allotments are for Nassau Health Care Corp. ($37.2 million), SUNY Downstate ($20.4 million), Upstate ($15 million), Stony Brook ($8.5 million), Erie County Medical Center ($8.5 million) and Westchester Medical Center ($8 million). (crainsnewyork.com)
  • One way to curb the overexpansion, they add, is planning - planning that would look at existing medical facilities throughout the metropolitan area before building more. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The state health commissioner ultimately decides on the construction or purchase of medical facilities. (washingtonpost.com)
  • A Health Savings Account (HSA) is an account for individuals with high-deductible health plans to save for medical expenses that those plans do not cover. (investopedia.com)
  • A limited purpose flexible spending arrangement (LPFSA) is a medical savings plan, for use with a health saving account (HSA), to pay dental and vision expenses. (investopedia.com)
  • And to start, you can take of your health, which McClanahan said is the No. 1 way to keep down their medical costs when heading into retirement. (cnbc.com)
  • Take especial care if you tend to rely on holistic medicine, McClanahan added, as that's not covered under most medical plans and can be quite expensive. (cnbc.com)
  • An employee receiving the health care plan credit shall not continue to receive it during any month in which the employee is on leave without pay and receives no pay check, except for an employee is on an approved Family and Medical Leave without pay and an employee who is on an approved temporary disability ninety (90) days leave period without pay. (uky.edu)
  • People with these plans often get a medical savings or reimbursement account. (medlineplus.gov)
  • When choosing a plan, think about your medical needs and preferences. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In the Sutter Health network, we offer a wide range of programs for patients who want to start a family, from expert diagnosis and consultations, to medical treatments and procedures. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Although on-line health information is still in its infancy, tens of millions of Americans already are tapping into medical Web sites for health information and products. (chicagotribune.com)
  • But in Africa, as in many other parts of the developing world, such long-term projects have been neglected in favour of focusing on health emergencies such as HIV or Ebola, says Glenda Gray, president of the South African Medical Research Council. (scientificamerican.com)
  • On the other end, those covered under the Denver Health Medical Plan will see 21.6-percent premium hikes. (denverpost.com)
  • Antos says health experts have been talking about things such as better prevention and moving to electronic medical records for the past two decades, and they are still looking for the answers in many of these areas. (npr.org)
  • A campaign on conservative talk radio, fueled by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills, has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life 'rationing' and even 'euthanasia. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Hillary Clinton is pushing Bernie Sanders to explain his single-payer health insurance plan and whether that means dismantling Obamacare or increasing taxes. (cnn.com)
  • Now the integration with the Massachusetts Health Connector website was going to have to be real time, rather than batch. (informationweek.com)
  • WellCare provides managed care health plans primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug plans for more than 4.4 million members across the country. (newsweek.com)
  • Forecast and develop contingency plans for employee absences due to illness of personnel and/or their family members, or community-wide containment measures such as taking care of children during school closures. (cdc.gov)
  • Additional cost for the health care plan in which the employee enrolls shall be paid by the employee. (uky.edu)
  • The employee shall have sufficient earnings to pay the monthly premium of the plan in which the employee is enrolled. (uky.edu)
  • In 65% of firms the high-deductible option would result in lower maximum possible health spending for the employee for the year. (nber.org)
  • In such cases the employee is responsible for the difference between the credit and the cost of the plan selected. (uky.edu)
  • Most private sector health plans are covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) . (dol.gov)
  • Among other things, ERISA provides protections for participants and beneficiaries in employee benefit plans ( participant rights ), including providing access to plan information . (dol.gov)
  • If your congressman is like your average federal employee, he's got the Blue Cross Standard Option (plan), and it costs in excess of $12,000 a year," Antos says. (npr.org)
  • The Healthy Community Design Initiative, also known as the Built Environment and Health Initiative, is no longer a funded program and the information on this website is not being reviewed and updated on a regular basis. (cdc.gov)
  • People have a tendency to get comfortable with what they have," said Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. (denverpost.com)
  • The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which has focused on reducing the cost of HIV medicine in sub-Saharan Africa, currently accounts for about two thirds of the foundation's annual income and expenses, according to disclosures online. (reuters.com)
  • If you're nearing retirement, make sure one of the most important and expensive aspects of your golden years-your future health-care needs-is not overlooked. (cnbc.com)
  • Yet most of them have not factored those costs into retirement planning, and 70 percent of couples that age haven't discussed how much they should save to fund those expenses. (cnbc.com)
  • A minimum of five (5) years of regular full-time employment or its equivalent at the time of retirement and, at the date of retirement, participation in a plan. (uky.edu)
  • Survey says: You're probably worried about how to pay for health care during your retirement. (cnbc.com)
  • More people list having good health as their top priority for a happy retirement, over being financially secure and having loved ones around you, according to a survey of 3,300 people over the age of 25 by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, a leading researcher on aging . (cnbc.com)
  • Despite this, few people-just 15 percent of retirees, the study said-have taken health care costs into account when planning their retirement. (cnbc.com)
  • The unpredictability of one's health as we move through and particularly in the later years makes it a very difficult variable to plan for - perhaps the most difficult,' said Andy Sieg, head of global wealth and retirement solutions at Merrill Lynch. (cnbc.com)
  • T aking health care costs into account when planning your retirement is not that hard, according to Carolyn McClanahan, director of financial planning at Life Planning Partners. (cnbc.com)
  • In addition to working papers , the NBER disseminates affiliates' latest findings through a range of free periodicals - the NBER Reporter , the NBER Digest , the Bulletin on Retirement and Disability , and the Bulletin on Health - as well as online conference reports , video lectures , and interviews . (nber.org)
  • Health care is one of the biggest expenses you'll have in retirement. (nationwide.com)
  • What Does Obama's Health Plan Really Cost? (npr.org)
  • Actually, Obama's plan wouldn't cover every single American, but it is estimated to reach about 34 million of the estimated 46 million uninsured. (npr.org)
  • Antos says the biggest problem with Obama's health plan isn't how little it will save, but how much it will spend. (npr.org)
  • One of Obama's key promises is that under his plan, everyone will be able to get a health plan at least as good as those available to members of Congress. (npr.org)
  • Still, Harvard economist David Cutler, who helped craft Obama's health plan, defends its cost-cutting proposals. (npr.org)
  • Some financing for Obama's plan would come from money currently going to tax cuts for upper-income people. (npr.org)
  • Students who have their own health or insurance plan may apply to waive the automatic enrollment into the DSGHP by completing the waiver process by July 1st of each year. (dartmouth.edu)
  • They don't have a reason to waive [the Yale Health Plan]. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred is a Medicare Advantage plan that requires members to select a Primary Care Physician (PCP) to manage their care. (mass.gov)
  • From January 1 - March 31 each year, if you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare (and join a separate Medicare drug plan) once during this time. (medicare.gov)
  • Sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan and/or a Medicare drug plan. (medicare.gov)
  • Switch from your current Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare drug plan to another plan. (medicare.gov)
  • Drop a Medicare Advantage Plan or a Medicare drug plan completely. (medicare.gov)
  • If you sign up for a Medicare Advantage Plan during this time, you can drop that plan any time during the next 12 months and go back to Original Medicare . (medicare.gov)
  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. (medicare.gov)
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. (medicare.gov)
  • You can drop your Medicare Advantage Plan and return to Original Medicare. (medicare.gov)
  • In the clinic at Tygerberg Hospital we believe that family planning is an invaluable tool in the struggle to achieve gender equality, as it enables women to make informed choices in their reproductive life, using their own judgement. (sun.ac.za)
  • This family planning clinic has a proud history of service to the community. (sun.ac.za)
  • One more tip: If your routine care involves tests or consultations with specialists, make sure that everyone involved in your care takes your insurance plan. (investopedia.com)
  • While your future health is 'the great unknown,' according to McClanahan, savvy financial planning can make your golden years even richer. (cnbc.com)
  • Several important health care considerations should make the list of preparations as well, including allergies, vaccinations and hearing tests, among others. (greenbaypressgazette.com)
  • This information helps you make "apples-to-apples" comparisons when looking at health/insurance plans. (dartmouth.edu)
  • At the same time, we wanted to make sure the plan was priced as affordably as possible - with monthly rates starting at $29, we were able to meet that goal. (prweb.com)
  • You may never need your advance care plan - but if you do, you'll be glad that it's there and that you have had these conversations, to make sure that your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself. (albertahealthservices.ca)
  • Although advance care planning conversations don't always result in determining goal of care designation, they make sure your voice is heard when you cannot speak for yourself. (albertahealthservices.ca)
  • Every adult can write a health care advance directive , such as a living will or health care power of attorney, to make his or her health care preferences clear and legally binding. (aarp.org)
  • First, who can best serve as your health care agent or proxy to make decisions for you if you become incapable, even temporarily, of speaking for yourself? (aarp.org)
  • The actions you take - and decisions you make - will likely be influenced by your stage of life and health experiences. (aarp.org)
  • To safely kick it off on Memorial Day weekend, everyone needs to use common sense as they make plans. (medicinenet.com)
  • Experts including Keith were puzzled at exactly how Georgia and Anthem were engineering the plan to make it legal under federal law. (ajc.com)
  • More than 100,000 Coloradans who qualify for premium tax credits - those who make under four times the federal poverty level - will actually see, on average, a 24-percent decrease from last year if they renew the same plan, according to the Division of Insurance. (denverpost.com)
  • Based on more-detailed data from a large regional insurer, they calculate that annual turnover may run as high as 30 percent, far too high to make back the cost of pre-emptive diabetes care, or subsidized gym memberships, or other front-loaded investments in good health. (slate.com)
  • But shopping for health insurance isn't like buying a stack of 2-by-4s-you make a few phone calls to find the lowest price. (slate.com)
  • Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says his health plan would make insurance available to all Americans. (npr.org)
  • Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama says he can make health insurance available to all Americans and make health care cheaper. (npr.org)
  • Obama also says he will cover all Americans and make sure they can take their health care with them if they lose their job. (npr.org)
  • Regulators had defined the specific data formats for XML documents Fallon's systems would need to be able to send and receive to make its plans available on the state exchange, which now needed to implement federal requirements on top of the state's own. (informationweek.com)
  • You may not have to wait until the next open enrollment period to make changes to your plan. (aetna.com)
  • About one-third of Americans have living wills or a document designating a health-care proxy who would make decisions if they become incapacitated, said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit group that focuses on the rights of the terminally ill. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The University contributes a health care plan credit amount toward the cost of the monthly health care premium for enrolled regular, full-time employees (see HRP&P 94.0: Health Care Plan Credit). (uky.edu)
  • Stakeholders also need to address health inequalities among communities in urban areas, making community representatives involved and accountable. (redorbit.com)
  • 3 This is exemplified by the global planning for tuberculosis (TB) control over the next decade that has been undertaken by the diverse coalition of stakeholders in the Stop TB Partnership. (who.int)
  • NIEHS offers a broad range of job opportunities, career enhancement programs, and research training grants and programs in environmental health sciences and administration. (nih.gov)
  • The vision of NIEHS is to use environmental health sciences to understand human disease and improve human health. (nih.gov)
  • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere. (nih.gov)
  • The modules challenge students to consider the complex interactions between environmental health and human health and prompts students to take action to improve their communities and design interventions to enhance climate resilience. (nih.gov)
  • 1 Plan for the impact of an influenza pandemic on your business. (cdc.gov)
  • Evaluate mission-critical pandemic preparedness of third-party suppliers and require them to improve plans if necessary. (cdc.gov)
  • Evaluate vulnerability of computer, communications, and other information technology systems to increased use during a pandemic and plan for potential disruptions or shut-downs. (cdc.gov)
  • Plan for impact of pandemic on domestic and international business travel. (cdc.gov)
  • 2 Plan for the impact of an influenza pandemic on your employees and establish policies to be implemented during a pandemic. (cdc.gov)
  • Beginning July 1, when a state of Indiana plan member calls Anthem customer service they will be connected to an Anthem Health Guide instead of customer service. (in.gov)
  • In what way(s) is the Health Planning Council involved, if at all, in the following in community/state planning activities? (hhs.gov)
  • To start the discussion, please state your job title and briefly describe your role as the Director of Health Assessment and Urban Planning at the Health Planning Council of NE Florida. (hhs.gov)
  • In what way(s) are you involved, if at all, in the following in community/state planning activities? (hhs.gov)
  • In what way(s) is the Part A program/the City of Jacksonville involved in the following in community/state planning activities? (hhs.gov)
  • The SHBP meets or exceeds state requirements for health insurance. (umass.edu)
  • and Overseeing the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine Population control Family planning Family planning policy of Mainland China One-child policy Deng, Shasha. (wikipedia.org)
  • Retrieved 2013-03-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) National Health and Family Planning Commission National Health and Family Planning Commission (in Chinese) Ministry of Health The State Council Ministry of Health (in Chinese) "Critical health literacy: a case study from China in schistosomiasis control" "Children's Health and Care" in China. (wikipedia.org)
  • State, local, and Tribal health departments play a crucial role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters of all kinds. (cdc.gov)
  • The development of a cooperative health planning scheme for the entire metropolitan area also comes three years after Congress passed a new national health planning act that set a goal to establish strong regional planning bodies to cut across state lines in multistate metropolitan areas. (washingtonpost.com)
  • You may have seen the new online, multi-state health care power of attorney and booklet entitled Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Your Health Care . (americanbar.org)
  • A state health improvement plan was used by 80.4 percent of respondents, with 56.9 percent of respondents completing the plan more than three years ago. (rwjf.org)
  • More than two-thirds (68.2%) of the respondents developed the plan by using results of their state health assessment. (rwjf.org)
  • That's the thing that keeps me up at night," said Tanya Case, who is the executive director of the Oklahoma Temporary Health Risk Pool, a federally funded program based in Oklahoma City, as well as chairman of the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, a trade group that will dissolve next year. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • With an A (Excellent) rating by AM Best and an A+ (Strong) rating by Standard and Poors, students can rest assured that they have a financially stable, high quality plan that both meets and exceeds all insurance requirements laid out by the US State Department and most colleges and universities. (prweb.com)
  • The only legal document you need is one that appoints a health care agent, proxy or representative - the terminology varies by state. (aarp.org)
  • In Oregon where I am, there's a huge variation in cases among the counties, where some are high-risk and some are low-risk," said Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for Global Health at Oregon State University. (medicinenet.com)
  • Federal OSHA covers the issues not covered by the Michigan State Plan. (osha.gov)
  • A brief summary of the Michigan State Plan is included in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 29 CFR 1952.13. (osha.gov)
  • Federal OSHA also retains the authority to monitor the State Plan under Section 18(f) of the OSH Act. (osha.gov)
  • The General Industry Safety and Health Division conducts safety and health inspections in general industry within the state. (osha.gov)
  • For more information, please visit the Michigan State Plan website. (osha.gov)
  • Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday announced the state has approved a new health plan that the insurance company Anthem will offer through the Georgia Farm Bureau, which claims 300,000 "member families," including Kemp himself. (ajc.com)
  • This is an exciting moment for our state, one of many that will reform our current health care system," Kemp said as he made the announcement, flanked by Anthem's Georgia president, Pam Stahl, the president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, and the state's acting insurance commissioner. (ajc.com)
  • Blue Cross maintains that the time for regional efforts to control health care overexpansion and the consequent higher costs is long overdue. (washingtonpost.com)
  • In the U.S. today, most people with health insurance have some type of managed care plan. (ca.gov)
  • The health care plan will not pay for a refugee to see a specialist unless they have a referral from a primary care doctor. (ca.gov)
  • The comprehensive health care plan unveiled by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week drew applause from the Democrat's supporters but also skepticism from those in the city who question the value and cost of the effort. (usatoday.com)
  • John McCain has also made cutting health care costs a key goal of his health care plan. (npr.org)
  • The Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Application is available to issuers applying for certification to participate in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs). (cms.gov)
  • The Department of Health's Business Plan for 2012-15 sets out the programme of work that is planned to be carried out over the next three years to support the Coalition Government's objectives. (nationalarchives.gov.uk)
  • Always check with your health plan before having any service performed. (asha.org)
  • The Built Environment Assessment Tool measures the core features and qualities of the built environment that affect health, especially walking, biking, and other types of physical activity. (cdc.gov)
  • The Parks and Trails Health Impact Assessment Toolkit can assist in the development of HIAs with park and trail components. (cdc.gov)
  • What is a Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-CHIP)? (bphc.org)
  • The Obama campaign itself estimates the plan could add as much as $60 billion a year to the nation's $2 trillion health tab. (npr.org)
  • Health Guides work closely with health care professionals, like nurses, health coaches, and social workers, to provide personalize and consultative support. (in.gov)
  • Once Medicare kicks in at age 65, picking a plan differs little from choosing a plan at work or on an ACA health-care exchange. (cnbc.com)
  • Dental and vision plans work differently than your other health insurance. (webmd.com)
  • The new agreement, while not creating one umbrella agency for the region, does form a common ground for the separate groups to work toward the same goals - keeping health care facilites well-distributed and well-utilized while curbing the rising costs of health care. (washingtonpost.com)
  • A work plan and time table will be developed for this work. (cdc.gov)
  • I waived Yale health insurance, because I have insurance through my Dad's work," Avery Thompson '17 said. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Your doctor will work with you to decide what's best for your health and needs. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Grace Kyung, MPH, and Fred Neal, Jr., AICP, recently exchanged stories about their interest in the intersection of planning and health, their current work, and how other APA members can get involved. (planning.org)
  • It was a specific hook that connected to my day-to-day work and brought me to think more broadly about health. (planning.org)
  • The Ministry is created from the former Ministry of Health and National Population and Family Planning Commission. (wikipedia.org)
  • Data from seven countries across three continents shows that for every $1 invested in family planning, there are significant savings to governments in the health and education sectors, ranging from $2 in Ethiopia, to more than $6 in Bangladesh and Guatemala, and up to $9 in Bolivia . (interaction.org)
  • A total of $607.5 million (of which $32.5 million is designated for the UNFPA) is appropriated for U.S. assistance for family planning and reproductive health programs for FY2016. (interaction.org)
  • USAID estimates that greater access to family planning each year has the potential to save the lives of 1.4 million children under the age of five in its priority countries. (interaction.org)
  • Despite these investments, an estimated 225 million women in developing countries want to choose the number, timing, and spacing of their pregnancies, but lack access or face barriers to family planning methods. (interaction.org)
  • Looking for information about family planning or where to find free or reduced-price birth control? (colorado.gov)
  • Learn about the Colorado Family Planning Program's impact on reducing unintended pregnancy and the importance of family planning. (colorado.gov)
  • Family planning choices are highly personal. (sutterhealth.org)
  • To avoid pregnancy, oral contraceptives or birth control pills are a well known and commonly used family planning method, which has a very high success rate of preventing pregnancy when taken correctly. (sutterhealth.org)
  • For low-cost contraception, please call (303) 436-4949 and ask for a "family planning appointment. (denverhealth.org)
  • Our family planning health educators will meet with you one-on-one to discuss sexual and reproductive health topics, and can assist you with contraceptive decision-making. (denverhealth.org)
  • We're a health care company that's building a healthier world. (aetna.com)
  • What it's going to do is it's going to allow healthier people to go in and get a better rate," said Katie Keith, a professor of health law at Georgetown University. (ajc.com)