Pragmatic Clinical Trials as Topic: Works about randomized clinical trials that compare interventions in clinical settings and which look at a range of effectiveness outcomes and impacts.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Appendix: A worm-like blind tube extension from the CECUM.Aquaculture: Cultivation of natural faunal resources of water. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Veterinary Medicine: The medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.Animal DiseasesArbovirus Infections: Infections caused by arthropod-borne viruses, general or unspecified.Laboratories: Facilities equipped to carry out investigative procedures.Gastric Bypass: Surgical procedure in which the STOMACH is transected high on the body. The resulting small proximal gastric pouch is joined to any parts of the SMALL INTESTINE by an end-to-side SURGICAL ANASTOMOSIS, depending on the amounts of intestinal surface being bypasses. This procedure is used frequently in the treatment of MORBID OBESITY by limiting the size of functional STOMACH, food intake, and food absorption.Bariatric Surgery: Surgical procedures aimed at affecting metabolism and producing major WEIGHT REDUCTION in patients with MORBID OBESITY.Webcasts as Topic: Transmission of live or pre-recorded audio or video content via connection or download from the INTERNET.Obesity, Morbid: The condition of weighing two, three, or more times the ideal weight, so called because it is associated with many serious and life-threatening disorders. In the BODY MASS INDEX, morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2.Endocrine Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on any endocrine gland.Physician Executives: Physicians who serve in a medical and administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff and who also may serve as liaison for the medical staff with the administration and governing board.Bence Jones Protein: An abnormal protein with unusual thermosolubility characteristics that is found in the urine of patients with MULTIPLE MYELOMA.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Economics, Behavioral: The combined discipline of psychology and economics that investigates what happens in markets in which some of the agents display human limitations and complications.United States Public Health Service: A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Pediatric Dentistry: The practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Dental Auxiliaries: Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.United States
  • But despite this recognition of the importance of health security and the diversity of challenges that exist - including the need to strengthen health care systems, vaccination coverage, and human, animal, and environmental health interaction - no additional budget is being allocated…" (Cornish, 5/28). (kff.org)
  • If you are giving a presentation about an environmental health topic or just looking for general information about environmental health research or the institute, this page will help. (nih.gov)
  • 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)
  • 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 the NIEHS is to use environmental health sciences to understand human disease and improve human health. (nih.gov)
  • ATSDR worked with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) to find whether people living near Refinery Row were exposed to benzene and related chemicals. (cdc.gov)
  • The report advocates for increased international and national investment in research aimed specifically at improving coverage of health services within and between countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • A research team led by Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu has a received a $2 million federal grant for a project that will support increasing access to medical forensic care and training to help mainstream health care providers and victim advocates deliver culturally sensitive services. (uwm.edu)
  • The Sojourners ad invokes moral language, including phrases like "bear false witness" that allude to scriptural passages as it advocates for health care reform. (christianitytoday.com)
  • By focusing on creating a new "right" to maternal health, reproductive rights advocates believe they can consolidate gains while avoiding scrutiny by abortion opponents. (lifesitenews.com)
  • The CDC National Health Report web site offers quick access to key resources and tools to advance public health work. (cdc.gov)
  • However, the report is also accessible to a wider audience, such as universities, journalists and the public at large. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main concern of the World Health Report 2007 was how the world is at increasing risk of disease outbreaks, epidemics, industrial accidents, natural disasters and other health emergencies which can rapidly become threats to global public health security. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two students in UWM's Zilber School of Public Health are among those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, the greatest public health crisis of our times. (uwm.edu)
  • The combined neighborhood factors of race, poverty and low homeownership compound the risk for elevated childhood blood lead levels in Milwaukee County, according to a study by public health researchers at UWM. (uwm.edu)
  • The Regional Health Declaration identified policy actions to meet above challenges especially in the areas relating to health sector reform and healthy public policy, with the strategic directions to ensure universal access to quality health care, developing regional self-reliance and advocating intensively for health. (who.int)
  • Does the current 510(k) process protect patients optimally and promote innovation in support of public health? (nationalacademies.org)
  • Sporadic public-health disasters associated with a few devices generated substantial public concern. (nationalacademies.org)
  • In your reports concerning mental health challenges remember to include information about your local mental health services, which ones are low cost, and what public transportation is available to get to them. (cvent.com)
  • Dallas County Public Health November 2016 EPI Report. (storify.com)
  • An audio interview with Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the Director of the Department of Public Health for Los Angeles County. (pbs.org)
  • This continues a longer-term trend in which the share of all health spending that is out-of-pocket has declined," said Richard Hirth, associate chair of the department of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, in Ann Arbor. (medicinenet.com)
  • Austin Frakt, a health economist and associate professor in medicine and public health at Boston University, explained things this way: "Consumers, particularly those with employer-sponsored coverage, are largely unaware of premiums but more aware of out-of-pocket costs like deductibles and co-payments. (medicinenet.com)
  • Obesity is a public health problem in both the eveloped and developing world. (gc.ca)
  • With the aim of providing direction for public health policies to prevent obesity, an increasing number of population-based studies now focus on determinants of activity, especially among children. (gc.ca)
  • When staff travel, they do a range of things, including responding to emergencies, assessing countries' emergency preparedness, implementing vaccine and other public health campaigns, training health workers and more," the agency said. (nypost.com)
  • On Thursday, March 13 th , USGCRP and partners will hold a public forum to inform the development of the interagency Special Report on the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States . (globalchange.gov)
  • The forum, held at EPA headquarters in Washington, DC, will solicit input from subject matter experts and the public on proposed plans for scoping, synthesizing, drafting, and producing the report. (globalchange.gov)
  • The Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge is a consistent violator, upwards of 20 percent annually of the samples exceed water quality or public health standards. (kpbs.org)
  • Yet experts from academia, industry and public health say IARC confuses the public and policymakers. (reuters.com)
  • In a letter to one of the journals, he said the scientists involved in its classification decisions "are motivated by a desire to improve public health by identifying the causes of human cancer and thereby contributing to disease prevention. (reuters.com)
  • Developing schools of public health in countries of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. (springer.com)
  • Huston, P. Can J Public Health (2003) 94: 326. (springer.com)
  • The Roundtable on Health Literacy hosted a public workshop featuring invited presentations and discussion of the quality performance measures for integration of health literacy, cultural competence, and language access services. (nationalacademies.org)
  • The increasingly diverse ethnic composition of the United States population has created a profound and ongoing demographic shift, and public health and health care organizations face many challenges as they move to address and adapt to this change. (nationalacademies.org)
  • To better understand how the public health and health care communities can meet the challenges of serving an increasingly diverse population, the Roundtable on Health Literacy created an ad hoc committee to plan and conduct a public workshop on facilitating health communication with immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations through the use of health literate approaches. (nationalacademies.org)
  • The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop to examine health insurance through the lens of health literacy, focusing on literacy related barriers to information and coverage as well as on possible solutions. (nationalacademies.org)
  • Getting a better understanding of this connection and bridging cross-sector collaborations would advance progress to effectively respond to these diseases and to ultimately reduce the public health impact and burden of the convergence from the local to global levels. (nationalacademies.org)
  • Fracking Fumes: Air Pollution from Hydraulic Fracturing Threatens Public Health and Communities provides the most comprehensive analysis of available science to-date on toxic air pollution from oil and gas development. (nrdc.org)
  • For women in the developing world, few public health strategies have the potential to be as transformative as increasing the rate of male condom usage. (thenation.com)
  • Her writing on education, women's issues, public health, and American politics has appeared in The Daily Beast , The American Prospect , The Nation , the Washington Post , The New Republic , Slate and BusinessWeek . (thenation.com)
  • The arguments against fracking on public health and ecological grounds are overwhelming. (bmj.com)
  • The decline in honey bee health is a complex problem caused by a combination of stressors, and at EPA we are committed to continuing our work with USDA, researchers, beekeepers, growers and the public to address this challenge," said Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe. (usda.gov)
  • Although research has been conducted to understand the potential impacts of gas development on public health, for the most part these efforts fall short. (bmj.com)
  • In addition, efforts to summarise the existing public health science tend to focus on regulations and engineering solutions, rather than on health outcome data and pathways of exposure. (bmj.com)
  • Health coverage has become a central campaign issue, with Democratic presidential challenger promising an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, exploring the addition of a "public option" after pressure from Medicare for All supporters and Bernie Sanders . (yahoo.com)
  • Public Health Vaccination Reporting Hearing Session I had the privilege to attend a legislative hearing session that was held in the General Assembly of Maryland in Annapolis. (bartleby.com)
  • The report by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy shows that, on average, 30 cents of every premium dollar goes toward profits and administrative costs, compared with 12 cents for plans sold to the general public. (wbur.org)
  • Public health officials view it as a source of one-stop shopping for the best information on what children and women of childbearing age are exposed to, how much of it remains in their bodies and what the health effects might be. (parents.com)
  • But after a public comment period that was marked by unusually harsh criticism from industry, additional peer review and input from other agencies, the report landed at OMB last March, where it has remained. (parents.com)
  • The Office for Family Independence publishes reports with numbers of individuals, cases, and expenditures for various public assistance programs. (maine.gov)
  • This report was released for public comment on August 29, 2016. (cdc.gov)
  • Other major areas of government involvement in health provision not covered in the health chapters, or elsewhere in the Report, include public health programs, other than those for mental health, and funding for specialist medical practitioners. (pc.gov.au)
  • Public hospitals was the largest contributor ($61.4 billion, table 12A.1), followed by primary and community health ($32.1 billion, table 10A.1 and ambulance services ($3.2 billion (in 2016-17), table 11A.10). (pc.gov.au)
  • however, as much of this expenditure is already captured in the public hospital and primary community health expenditure it is not included in the health expenditure total to avoid double counting. (pc.gov.au)
  • There appears to be a fairly large proportion of people who are prepared to answer questions about their oral health but not undergo an examination, as shown during the 1988 survey of adult dental health in the United Kingdom where 18% of those who were content to be interviewed did not go on to be dentally examined. (nature.com)
  • The increasing recognition of non-clinical factors-including economic, social and environmental conditions-on the health of populations. (rwjf.org)
  • The Roundtable on Health Literacy of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop focused on facilitating health communication with people from immigrant, refugee, and migrant worker populations. (nationalacademies.org)
  • Self-reporting of oral health status, if it can be shown to be reasonably valid, may thus offer an opportunity to measure oral health in populations and groups in a way which many people could find more acceptable than undergoing a clinical examination, at a fraction of the cost of undertaking traditional epidemiological dental examinations and with potentially less bias. (nature.com)
  • GAO report: NIH still isn't doing enough to advance women's health. (slate.com)
  • Even the Women's Health Advisory Committee, which monitors the NIH's progress and compliance with the 1993 mandate, has only been able to analyze data collected on the agency as a whole, not on the trials it funds. (slate.com)
  • If the NIH complies, as the report says it will, the shift could make the difference between data for data's sake and tangible advances in our understanding of women's health. (slate.com)
  • The main purpose of the WHR is to provide policymakers, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make appropriate health policy and funding decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The report stated that Nawaz is still receiving treatment for the stability of his platelets while he has also developed a problem in his main artery. (com.pk)
  • The study was conducted using the échantillon généraliste des bénéficiaires , a sample on a 1/97th scale of the healthcare consumption of the population covered by the main French health insurance schemes. (irsn.fr)
  • Community Health Funding Report is a news service (or newsletter) published in Silver Spring, MD by CD Publications. (wikipedia.org)
  • FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds health care improved in much of the United States between 2011 and 2014, mostly because more people were insured and doctors and other providers did a better job. (medicinenet.com)
  • Satcher presented his report, based on more than 3,000 articles and first-person accounts, to Tipper Gore and Shalala at a news conference Monday. (webmd.com)
  • Ever since Lyme disease was first recognized in the United States in 1975, as a mysterious outbreak of arthritis near Lyme, Connecticut, it has been the subject of news reports and scientific studies. (travelandleisure.com)
  • TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even as consumers dig deeper to pay for health expenses, overall health-care spending in the United States continues to expand at a relatively low rate of growth, a new government analysis shows. (medicinenet.com)
  • The relative stability since 2009 primarily reflects the lagged impacts of the recent severe economic recession," report author Anne Martin said during a Monday news conference. (medicinenet.com)
  • There is some good news in the numbers released last month by the National Center for Health Statistics on the health of Americans in the first half of 2009. (nytimes.com)
  • But there is ample bad news, too, and a third of us are not feeling very well: the percentage of people who reported having excellent or very good health declined to 66.6 percent in the 2009 period, from 69.1 percent in 1998. (nytimes.com)
  • As many fans know, the MMA world was turned on its head with the news that Brock Lesnar 's health could keep him out for an undisclosed time or possibly forever. (bleacherreport.com)
  • Palestinian sources claimed Wednesday evening that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ' health has seriously deteriorated, Israel's Channel 10 News reported. (haaretz.com)
  • According to The MedZilla Report: February Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health, while millions of people bemoan the financial market and their job prospects, those in the medical field continue to be in an enviable position: members of a profession whose positions have grown since the start of 2008. (prweb.com)
  • Compared to January's numbers, February saw a relatively-large increase in the number of job searches made by companies according to The MedZilla Report: February Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health. (prweb.com)
  • Part of the APHIS VS mission is to coordinate the response to disease outbreaks and other epidemiological and animal health events that occur in the United States. (usda.gov)
  • In an effort to determine states' capacity to track produce-related cases of foodborne illness and gain a better understanding of how states conduct investigations of outbreaks, the Produce Safety Project, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts at Georgetown University, commissioned Safe Tables Our Priority (S.T.O.P.) to conduct a survey of state health departments. (pewtrusts.org)
  • In total, 5,146 food‐ and waterborne outbreaks were reported. (europa.eu)
  • The data in the app can be used to understand the health situation in the European Region and progress towards the targets of the Health 2020 policy. (who.int)
  • The report "On the road to Health 2020 policy targets: Monitoring qualitative indicators" provides updated analysis of the indicators for monitoring Health 2020 implementation. (who.int)
  • By adopting the Health 2020 policy framework in 2012, the Region helped ensure that it was well prepared and had a head start in tackling the breadth and complexities of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (who.int)
  • The CDC National Health Report 2014 offers a snapshot of our nation's health, highlighting recent successes and challenges in fighting critical health problems in the United States (U.S.). The report finds Americans are living longer, healthier lives, but suggests that more work is needed to ensure that all Americans can achieve optimum health. (cdc.gov)
  • CHF reports on sources of funding for healthcare concerns, such as substance abuse, teen pregnancy, minority healthcare, maternal/child health, chronic illness, mental health and HIV/AIDS programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • NEW YORK, NY, June 25, 2009 (C-FAM) - Last week, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released its annual report for 2008, highlighting the organization's work on maternal health and its "continued efforts to ensure the universal access to reproductive health and the right of all people to decide the number and timing of their children. (lifesitenews.com)
  • Then, once they are confident the new right to "maternal health" is established, they can assert the claim that abortion is part of the new right. (lifesitenews.com)
  • In addition, 44 million Americans have no health insurance coverage at all. (webmd.com)
  • Medical devices play a critical role in the health care of Americans. (nationalacademies.org)
  • Read and watch personal health care stories of Americans across the country whose coverage has fallen short--in some cases with dramatic consequences. (pbs.org)
  • Americans report that they have been exercising more. (nytimes.com)
  • Also, almost 15 percent of Americans had no health insurance and no regular place to go for medical care, the report said. (nytimes.com)
  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance within the first few months of 2020 amid mass layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic. (yahoo.com)
  • More Americans became uninsured between February and May than over any year in history, according to a report from nonpartisan consumer advocacy group Families USA, which compiled state-by-state reports estimating Covid-19 's impact among workers under 65. (yahoo.com)
  • The report found that the spike in uninsured Americans - adding to an estimated 84 million people who are already uninsured or underinsured - is 39 per cent higher than any previous annual increase, including the most recent surge at the height of the recession between 2008 and 2009 when nearly 4 million non-elderly Americans lost insurance. (yahoo.com)
  • After COVID-19, what is the future of health care for older Americans? (yahoo.com)
  • The report, published July 14, also found that the percentage of working-age adults without health insurance dropped in most places. (medicinenet.com)
  • Moving forward, we hope that local areas will integrate the lessons from this scorecard into their efforts to ensure that everyone has health insurance, can afford the care they need, and can get the right care at the right time. (medicinenet.com)
  • Dec. 13, 1999 (Washington) -- The U.S. Surgeon General's first-ever report on the nation's mental health urges those who need help to seek treatment, but the 500-page document also warns that much needs to be done to guarantee that insurance will cover the therapies that are available. (webmd.com)
  • Gore praised the report as a "historic opportunity" but also noted that it spotlights the need for more tolerance of mental patients and better insurance coverage for their treatments. (webmd.com)
  • It is ironic that the central recommendation of this report is that if you have symptoms of a mental illness you should seek help, but at the same time, we live in a world where not everyone can afford help, or even if they have insurance, they might find the insurance really doesn't cover what they need," says Steven Hyman, MD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, tells WebMD. (webmd.com)
  • A slideshow chronicling health insurance benefits in America. (pbs.org)
  • I want any change I could get, but some regulations should definitely be set in place for health insurance sector by our government. (pbs.org)
  • Because the report focuses on 2012 data, the authors didn't speculate on the impact of the 2014 expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on future spending trends. (medicinenet.com)
  • Having the right health insurance coverage is essential no matter where you are. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Yet, by some estimates as few as 5 percent of American travelers have health insurance coverage while they're abroad. (travelandleisure.com)
  • According to Larry Akey, spokesman for the Health Insurance Association of America, most U.S. insurance plans-even the more comprehensive point-of-service plans-do not reimburse you for any medical expenses outside the country. (travelandleisure.com)
  • For this reason, travel agents, tour operators, cruise lines, and clinics across the United States sell a host of supplemental travel health insurance plans to cover you when your regular provider doesn't. (travelandleisure.com)
  • To determine if you need travel health insurance, first check with your insurer about whether you have international coverage. (travelandleisure.com)
  • A bundled package-travel health and trip-cancellation insurance-that you buy yourself from a large travel-insurance firm such as Travel Guard International. (travelandleisure.com)
  • Health care and business groups maintain that the cap has helped to limit increases in malpractice insurance premium rates. (freedomworks.org)
  • This report analyses key competition and consumer developments and trends in the private health insurance industry during the reporting period that impacted on consumers' health cover and out-of-pocket expenses. (accc.gov.au)
  • Report to the Australian Senate on anti-competitive and other practices by health funds and providers in relation to private health insurance, 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. (accc.gov.au)
  • This report examines whether there are particular problems relating to information provision about private health insurance policies and the impact on consumer behaviour. (accc.gov.au)
  • Despite these historic coverage losses, no Covid-19 legislation yet signed into law has made a serious effort to protect comprehensive health insurance," Families USA reported. (yahoo.com)
  • Policymakers need to know now about the magnitude of coverage losses as they decide whether and, if so, how the next Covid-19 legislation will restore and maintain comprehensive health insurance. (yahoo.com)
  • A quarter of Florida adults also do not have insurance, according to the report. (yahoo.com)
  • Definitive coverage data won't be available until 2021 once the federal government begins publishing health insurance estimates for the previous year. (yahoo.com)
  • The University of Wisconsin System overpaid for health insurance premiums and pension contributions by nearly $33 million over the last two years, including $8 million for more than 900 employees who had already left their jobs, according to a report released Thursday. (twincities.com)
  • It said the UW System overpaid on employee health insurance premiums by an estimated $15.4 million between May 2011 and September 2012. (twincities.com)
  • The system makes health premium payments to the state Department of Employee Trust Funds, which passes the money on to insurance providers. (twincities.com)
  • The system has recouped only about $228,000 of the $15.4 million from its health insurance providers. (twincities.com)
  • Provisions in the state's contracts with its health insurance providers will likely limit the system's ability to recover all the money, the report said. (twincities.com)
  • in a health information technology (HIT) context, defines MU as a United States (US) government standard for using electronic health records (EHR) and for exchanging patient clinical information between providers in the health-care field, between health insurance providers and healthcare providers, and between clinicians and patients. (bartleby.com)
  • Students at state schools faced the greatest disparity: 45 cents of every insurance dollar they pay goes to profit and administrative costs, according to the report. (wbur.org)
  • New threats from scammers, complaints about Goldcar, mental health and travel insurance. (bbc.co.uk)
  • This year's report contains 10 new topics including activity limitations due to chronic diseases, asthma attacks, fatal and nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses, health-related quality of life, periodontitis in adults, residential proximity to major highways, tuberculosis, access to healthier foods, and unemployment. (cdc.gov)
  • Of Pennsylvania's approximately 12.4 million residents, close to 448,000 adults live with serious mental illness and about 129,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. (cvent.com)
  • The Society of General Internal Medicine , an organization of 3000 physicians who teach and do research related to primary care and internal medicine, says: "Don't perform routine general health checks for asymptomatic adults. (constantcontact.com)
  • The prevalence of health behaviors, medical conditions and preventive health care practices among Michigan adults by age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, household income and region. (michigan.gov)
  • The percentage of adults reporting serious psychological distress has remained steady, at around 3 percent. (nytimes.com)
  • In the area of reproductive health, the report noted anecdotal evidence that many salon workers tend to leave their jobs while pregnant due to concerns about chemical exposures. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Though UNFPA refuses to subject its books to an independent audit and also refuses to share specific budget reporting to its board of directors, its annual report asserts that in 2008, almost half of UNFPA's program expenses went to "reproductive health" programs, at a cost of $165.1 million, up from $146.6 million the previous year. (lifesitenews.com)
  • In all five regions, more funds were spent on reproductive health initiatives than any other program. (lifesitenews.com)
  • UNFPA's 2008 activities to help achieve "universal access to reproductive health" include family planning promotion, particularly through "securing reproductive health commodities" such as condoms. (lifesitenews.com)
  • UNFPA's report claims that its work has resulted in 80 countries having national budget lines for contraceptives and other reproductive health supplies. (lifesitenews.com)
  • UNFPA continued its focus on mental health as an "integral aspect of reproductive health. (lifesitenews.com)
  • The Convention is a document that worries Latin American social conservatives for references to "sexual and reproductive health" as well as "sexual orientation," which they feared would be used to promote abortion and homosexuality in the region. (lifesitenews.com)
  • The analysis by researchers at UC San Francisco, Stanford University and UC Berkeley found that discrimination reported by black patients declined significantly over the six-year study period, reducing the difference between blacks and whites from 8.2 percent to 2.5 percent. (ucsf.edu)
  • The report comprises several essays, case studies, and other collections of writing from experts in the field, researchers, and politicians, the blog notes (Radl, 10/26). (kff.org)
  • The researchers concluded that HMOs engaged in a wide variety of activities that improve the health of local communities as a whole, not just enrolled members. (rwjf.org)
  • The updated JAX health reports are just one example of ongoing research and work done to support researchers worldwide. (genengnews.com)
  • Find out about the exciting discoveries being made by NIEHS and NIEHS-supported researchers that are helping to improve health and save lives. (nih.gov)
  • In October 2012, a National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health, led by federal researchers and managers, along with Pennsylvania State University, was convened to synthesize the current state of knowledge regarding the primary factors that scientists believe have the greatest impact on managed bee health. (usda.gov)
  • In particular, the report examines the significant animal health events of 2010, and highlights areas of strategic focus essential to maintaining a dynamic, flexible animal health safeguarding system. (usda.gov)
  • The report, which examines the relationship between Christianity and mental health, said: 'Exorcisms are now a booming industry in the UK , with a number of interviewees noting the astonishing increase in demand - often, as one noted, in defiance of any actual rules or procedures put in place by any church. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Fracking is an inherently risky activity that produces hazardous levels of air and water pollution that can have adverse impacts on health. (bmj.com)
  • Titled 'Partnerships for Recovery: Australia's COVID-19 Development Response,' the new policy will see the aid program focus on health security as its key pillar. (kff.org)
  • Envisaging the unfinished agenda and challenges that lay ahead and acknowledging the aspirations of the people, the Ministers of Health affirmed their unstinted commitment and support for accelerating the health development progress through enhancement of policy actions. (who.int)
  • As a follow-up to this, WHO has organized a regional consultative meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in February 1998, to review and make necessary steps in implementing the policy actions stipulated in the Regional Health Declaration. (who.int)
  • A goal of Canadian health policy is to reduce or eliminate socio-economic inequalities in health. (gc.ca)
  • Find Health Affairs and Defense Health Agency policy documents. (health.mil)
  • It leaves that confirmation step to its program officers-but, GAO found, NIH program officers don't have a "required field in a reporting system" or any other way to record compliance or noncompliance with the NIH's inclusion policy. (slate.com)
  • Dr Christoph Hamelmann, head of the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development (the Venice Office) said: "The WHO European Member States have a unique opportunity to achieve their development goals by investing in these 4 policy areas and integrating action to maximise the health benefits for all. (eurekalert.org)
  • Health is a policy choice - this report will help everybody who wants to translate that choice into practice. (eurekalert.org)
  • 93% of countries indicated that they had a national health policy aligned with Health 2020, which is 35 percentage points more than in 2010. (who.int)
  • Countries also report that they have implemented Health 2020 and its values by employing an increased number and diversity of approaches in their policy development. (who.int)
  • The set of targets includes qualitative policy indicators that not only track progress towards the implementation of Health 2020 but also act as a measure of accountability for WHO and policy-makers alike. (who.int)
  • As the Region embarks on efforts to achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda, while simultaneously facing challenges such as large-scale migration and global emergencies, even greater effort will be made to apply the values and principles of Health 2020 in policy-making for health and well-being. (who.int)
  • any anti-competitive practices by health insurers or providers, which reduce the extent of health cover for consumers and increase their out-of-pocket medical and other expenses. (accc.gov.au)
  • The Boston Globe's Kay Lazar reports that insurers are profiting more off of health plans sold to Massachusetts college students , with less money actually spent on medical care. (wbur.org)
  • The report also underscores the need for more consistent data on population characteristics that have often been lacking in health surveys such as disability status and sexual orientation. (cdc.gov)
  • Please report safety hazards found on the UNF campus. (unf.edu)
  • The heavy traffic, noise and odour that accompanies fracking, as well as the socially disruptive effects of temporary 'boomtowns' and the spoilage of the natural environment are additional health hazards. (bmj.com)
  • These include efforts to ensure safe imports and exports, conduct regulatory functions, and prepare for animal health emergencies. (usda.gov)
  • Among other responsibilities, WHO is the UN agency charged with setting global health guidelines and coordinating the response to health emergencies around the world. (nypost.com)
  • This progress report describes the status of ATSDR's work in the Refinery Row area. (cdc.gov)
  • This progress report describes the status of current efforts and is based on internal agency reviews, site visits to Corpus Christi, and consultations with partners in the community, in state and federal government agencies, and in universities. (cdc.gov)
  • In both cases, his spokespeople released statements denying reports on illnesses he was allegedly suffering from, and announced that his medical state was satisfactory. (haaretz.com)
  • The theme of the World Health Report 2008 was the renewal of primary health care, and the need for health systems to respond better and faster to the health care challenges of a changing world. (wikipedia.org)
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines recovery from mental health challenges as a process beginning with an accurate diagnosis and moving into successful management of the symptoms of the condition. (cvent.com)
  • How common are mental health challenges? (cvent.com)
  • While Chicago's health care sector is not immune to the access, cost and disparity challenges facing the national market, its rich talent and resource pools have the potential to drive transformation and growth for residents. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • The report details the quality of care delivered in all of the state s hospitals, based on billing and discharge information that hospitals are required to report to the Health Department. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care employment grew by about 36,000 jobs in the month of February, especially in hospitals and physicians' offices. (prweb.com)
  • The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee this week asked 31 hospitals and health-care systems to provide feedback on problems with computer systems associated with the government's efforts to incent the rollout of electronic health records (EHR). (computerworld.com)
  • Consolidation in the last several years has contributed to not only the erosion of stand-alone hospitals, but also for-profit players, according to the report. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • The life sciences RFID market will be worth $15 billion in three years, according to figures released by research group Health Industry Insights. (eweek.com)
  • According to recent figures released by research group Health Industry Insights, the life sciences RFID market will experience blistering growth over the next few years and be worth an estimated $15 billion by 2009. (eweek.com)
  • Pharmaceutical company adoption of item-level RFID tagging, which constitutes the bulk of the life sciences RFID market, will continue to drive this industry segment, Health Industry Insights found in a recent review of this industry segment. (eweek.com)
  • But it's not going to be easy, based on key insights and trends included in a report released today by the Health Care Council of Chicago, or HC3. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • In July 2010, a team in New Delhi reported a cluster of three cases of Acinetobacter baumannii bearing blaNDM-1 that were found in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Chennai, India, in April 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the report says "there is little direct evidence of problems with quality in well-implemented managed care programs," Hyman believes behavioral treatments are still being hit hard by HMOs. (webmd.com)
  • The case examples in this booklet were developed to accompany the AHA Behavioral Health Task Force's recommendations. (aha.org)
  • At UC San Francisco, we encourage our students to approach health care issues with critical thinking and a spirit of inquiry. (ucsf.edu)
  • It is expected that anyone, with a professional or personal interest in international health issues, will be able to read and take use of it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. (kff.org)
  • Health issues are being addressed more holistically through a life-span approach, particularly covering the health of children, adolescents, women and the elderly. (who.int)
  • The American Psychiatric Association lauded the report as an effort that could raise awareness of mental health issues, much as the 1964 Surgeon General's report increased understanding of the perils of smoking . (webmd.com)
  • Should you encounter issues in accessing the information contained either on this webpage or within the downloadable full reports please email flu ([email protected]health.gov.au) or contact the Department of Health switchboard on 02 6289 1555 or 1800 020 103. (health.gov.au)
  • Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), asked in a Jan. 19 letter , that the health facilities, which include some of the nation's largest, to inform him of any "issues or concerns that have been raised by your health care providers" over the past two years. (computerworld.com)
  • Last fall, Grassley wrote directly to major health IT technology vendors regarding issues with e-health technology. (computerworld.com)
  • Composed of 62 local health care businesses, HC3 seeks to address health-related issues and support growth in and around Chicago. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • The World Health Report 2000 introduced a conceptual framework and measurement approach to examine and compare aspects of health systems around the world, and better understand the complex factors that explain how health systems perform. (wikipedia.org)
  • As we stand of the eve of a new millennium, this landmark mental health report equips us with a scientific, 21st-century approach to mental illness ," says U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD. (webmd.com)
  • In a statement, Women's Heart Alliance CEO British Robinson called last week's report a "wake-up call. (slate.com)
  • The survey requested 2007 data on the types of questionnaires administered by state health departments to foodborne-illness victims, the time frame in which they were completed, the types of questions asked, and how states collected and stored the resulting data. (pewtrusts.org)
  • Self-reporting questionnaires have previously been used for basic tooth conditions with a reasonable degree of success. (nature.com)
  • Published annually or biennially in multiple languages, each report includes an expert assessment of a specific global health topic, relating to all countries that are Member States of the organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Report 2005 focused on the fact that almost 11 million children under five years of age die annually from causes that are largely preventable, and another half a million women die in pregnancy, childbirth or soon after. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the report, health-care spending continued to accelerate annually across every category of "personal health spending. (medicinenet.com)