Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Coordination of activities and programs among health care institutions within defined geographic areas for the purpose of improving delivery and quality of medical care to the patients. These programs are mandated under U.S. Public Law 89-239.
A system for the collection and/or processing of data from various sources, and using the information for policy making and management of health services. It could be paper-based or electronic. (From,,contentMDK:22239824~menuPK:376799~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:376793,00.html.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The creation and maintenance of medical and vital records in multiple institutions in a manner that will facilitate the combined use of the records of identified individuals.
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 degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Health 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.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
A province of Canada, lying between the provinces of Saskatchewan and Ontario. Its capital is Winnipeg. Taking its name from Lake Manitoba, itself named for one of its islands, the name derived from Algonquian Manitou, great spirit. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p724 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p332)
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.
Integrated set of files, procedures, and equipment for the storage, manipulation, and retrieval of information.
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)
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.
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.
A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
A province of western Canada, lying between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Edmonton. It was named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p26 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p12)
Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.
The procedures involved in combining separately developed modules, components, or subsystems so that they work together as a complete system. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
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.
Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.
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)
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
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.
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)
A medical specialty concerned with the provision of continuing, comprehensive primary health care for the entire family.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
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 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.
The practice of sending a patient to another program or practitioner for services or advice which the referring source is not prepared to provide.
Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.
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.
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.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
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.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The confinement of a patient in a hospital.
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.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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 (
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.
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 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.

Strengthening health management: experience of district teams in The Gambia. (1/273)

The lack of basic management skills of district-level health teams is often described as a major constraint to implementation of primary health care in developing countries. To improve district-level management in The Gambia, a 'management strengthening' project was implemented in two out of the three health regions. Against a background of health sector decentralization policy the project had two main objectives: to improve health team management skills and to improve resources management under specially-trained administrators. The project used a problem-solving and participatory strategy for planning and implementing activities. The project resulted in some improvements in the management of district-level health services, particularly in the quality of team planning and coordination, and the management of the limited available resources. However, the project demonstrated that though health teams had better management skills and systems, their effectiveness was often limited by the policy and practice of the national level government and donor agencies. In particular, they were limited by the degree to which decision making was centralized on issues of staffing, budgeting, and planning, and by the extent to which national level managers have lacked skills and motivation for management change. They were also limited by the extent to which donor-supported programmes were still based on standardized models which did not allow for varying and complex environments at district level. These are common problems despite growing advocacy for more devolution of decision making to the local level.  (+info)

Improving the quality of health care through contracting: a study of health authority practice. (2/273)

OBJECTIVES: To investigate approaches of district health authorities to quality in contracting. DESIGN: Descriptive survey. SETTING: All district health authorities in one health region of England in a National Health Service accounting year. MATERIAL: 129 quality specifications used in contracting for services in six specialties (eight general quality specifications and 121 service specific quality specifications) MAIN MEASURES: Evaluation of the use of quality specifications; their scope and content in relation to established criteria of healthcare quality. RESULTS: Most district health authorities developed quality specifications which would be applicable to their local hospital. When purchasing care outside their boundaries they adopted the quality specifications developed by other health authorities. The service specific quality specifications were more limited in scope than the general quality specifications. The quality of clinical care was referred to in 75% of general and 43% of service specific quality specifications. Both types of specification considered quality issues in superficial and broad terms only. Established features of quality improvement were rarely included. Prerequisites to ensure provider accountability and satisfactory delivery of service specifications were not routinely included in contracts. CONCLUSION: Quality specifications within service contracts are commonly used by health authorities. This study shows that their use of this approach to quality improvement is inconsistent and unlikely to achieve desired quality goals. Continued reliance on the current approach is holding back a more fundamental debate on how to create effective management of quality improvement through the interaction between purchasers and providers of health care.  (+info)

Health authority commissioning for quality in contraception services. (3/273)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the commissioning of contraception services by London health authorities with accepted models of good practice. DESIGN: Combined interview and postal surveys of all health authorities and National Health Service (NHS) trusts responsible for running family planning clinics in the Greater London area. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Health authority commissioning was assessed on the presence of four key elements of good practice--strategies, coordination, service specifications, and quality standards in contracts--by monitoring activity and quality. RESULTS: Less than half the health authorities surveyed had written strategies or service specifications for contraception services. Arrangements for coordination of services were limited and monitoring was underdeveloped. CONCLUSION: The process of commissioning services for contraception seems to be relatively underdeveloped despite the importance of health problems associated with unplanned pregnancy in London. These findings raise questions about the capacity of health authorities to improve the quality of these services through the commissioning process.  (+info)

Developing a model to reduce blindness in India: The International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care. (4/273)

With the continuing high magnitude of blindness in India, fresh approaches are needed to effectively deal with this burden on society. The International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care (ICARE) has been established at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad to develop such an approach. This paper describes how ICARE functions to meet its objective. The three major functions of ICARE are design and implementation of rural eye-care centres, human resource development for eye care, and community eye-health planning. ICARE works with existing eye-care centres, as well as those being planned, in underserved areas of India and other parts of the developing world. The approach being developed by ICARE, along with its partners, to reduce blindness is that of comprehensive eye care with due emphasis on preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects. This approach involves the community in which blindness is sought to be reduced by understanding how the people perceive eye health and the barriers to eye care, thereby enabling development of strategies to prevent blindness. Emphasis is placed on providing good-quality eye care with attention to reasonable infrastructure and equipment, developing a resource of adequately trained eye-care professionals of all cadres, developing a professional environment satisfactory for patients as well as eye-care providers, and the concept of good management and financial self-sustainability. Community-based rehabilitation of those with incurable blindness is also part of this approach. ICARE plans to work intensively with its partners and develop these concepts further, thereby effectively bringing into practice the concept of comprehensive eye care for the community in underserved parts of India, and later in other parts of the developing world. In addition, ICARE is involved in assessing the current situation regarding the various aspects of blindness through well-designed epidemiologic studies, and projecting the eye-care needs for the future with the help of reliable information. With balanced attention to infrastructure, manpower, financial self-sustenance, and future planning, ICARE intends to develop a practical model to effectively reduce blindness in India on a long-term basis.  (+info)

Changing patterns of resource allocation in a London teaching district. (5/273)

The health plans of the Tower Hamlets district management team were studied to determine what effects the report of the Resource Allocation Working Party and the White Paper "Priorities in the Health and Social Services" have had on resource allocation in a teaching district. The study showed that at present acute services are allocated a greater proportion of the district budget than occurs nationally, while geriatrics, mental health, and community services receive proportionately less. In the next three years spending on acute services is expected to decrease, while spending on geriatric facilities and community services will increase. Nevertheless, cuts in acute services will take place mainly through a reduction in the number of beds serving a community function, concentrating all acute services in the teaching hospital. Services to the district might be better maintained by creating a community hospital to meet the needs of patients who would otherwise need to be accommodated in acute beds with unnecessarily expensive support services.  (+info)

An experience of utilization review in Europe: sequel to a BIOMED project. (6/273)

OBJECTIVE: To develop and test a utilization review screening tool for use in European hospitals. SETTING: In 1993 a group of researchers financed by a European Union grant reviewed the use of utilization review in Europe. They quickly noticed a lack of specifically designed instruments able to take into account the health care and cultural differences across Europe, and available for use in different health care systems. Hence, they embarked upon the task of developing and testing a utilization review screening tool for use in European hospitals. RESULTS: The European Union-Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol's list of reasons was developed and assessed. This is a common taxonomy that classifies days identified as unnecessary and provides a list of levels of care to identify patients' needs. This new protocol not only substitutes for the multiple previous local versions of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol, but will also facilitate comparisons of the varying experiences in European countries. MAIN FINDINGS: Development of utilization review in Europe has been carried out mostly on a voluntary basis and the main objective was not control. The experience varies widely: from France, where utilization review is still developing and research has been implemented by local teams, to Portugal, where utilization review programmes have been initiated by government authorities. At this point different initiatives in quality improvement, and more specifically in utilization review, are being developed within the European context.  (+info)

Introducing management principles into the supply and distribution of medicines in Tunisia. (7/273)

A number of strategies have been proposed by various organizations and governments for rationalizing the use of drugs in developing countries. Such strategies include the use of essential drug lists, generic prescribing, and training in rational prescribing. None of these require doctors to become actively involved in the management of the drug supply to their health centres. In 1997, in the Kasserine region of Tunisia, the regional health authorities piloted a radically different strategy. This involved the theoretical allocation of a proportion of the regional drug budget to each district and subsequently to each health centre according to estimated demand. Medical staff were given responsibility for the management of these budgets, allowing them to control the nature and quantities of drugs supplied to the health centres in which they worked. This paper outlines the process by which this strategy was successfully implemented in the Foussana district of Kasserine region, and explores the problems encountered. It describes now the theoretical budgets were allocated to each district and how the costs of individual drugs and the consumption of drugs in the previous year were calculated. It then continues by giving an account of the training of the staff of the health centres, the preparation of a drug order form and the method of allocation of the theoretical budgets to each of the health centres. The results give an account of how the prescribing habits of doctors were changed as a result of the strategy, in order to take into account the costs of the drugs that they prescribed. They show how the health centres were able to manage their budgets, spending overall 99.8% of the budget allocated to the district. They outline some of the changes in the prescribing habits that took place, demonstrating a greater use of appropriate and essential drugs. The paper concludes that doctors and paramedical staff can successfully manage a theoretical drug budget, and that their involvement in this process leads to more rational prescribing within existing resource constraints. This has a consequence of benefiting patients, satisfying doctors and pleasing administrators.  (+info)

Family planning funding through four federal-state programs, FY 1997. (8/273)

CONTEXT: The maternal and child health (MCH) and the social services block grants have long played an important role in the provision of family planning services in the United States. The extent to which states have incorporated family planning services into the newer federally funded, but state-controlled, programs--Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)--has yet to be identified. METHODS: The health and social services agencies in all U.S. states, the District of Columbia and five federal jurisdictions were queried regarding their family planning expenditures and activities through the MCH and social services block grants and the TANF program in FY 1997. In addition, the states' CHIP plans were analyzed following their approval by the federal government. Because of differences in methodology, these findings cannot be compared with those of previous attempts to determine public expenditures for contraceptive services and supplies. RESULTS: In FY 1997, 42 states, the District of Columbia and two federal jurisdictions spent $41 million on family planning through the MCH program. Fifteen states reported spending $27 million through the social services block grant. Most of these jurisdictions indicated that they provide direct patient care services, most frequently contraceptive services and supplies. Indirect services--most often population-based efforts such as outreach and public education--were reported to have been provided more often through the MCH program than through the social services program. MCH block grant funds were more likely to go to local health departments, while social services block grant funds were more likely to be channeled through Planned Parenthood affiliates. Four states reported family planning activities funded under TANF in FY 1997, the first year of the program's operation. Virtually all state plans for the implementation of the CHIP program appear to include coverage of family planning services and supplies for the adolescents covered under the program, even when not specifically required to do so by federal law. CONCLUSIONS: Joining two existing--but frequently overlooked--block grants, two new, largely state-controlled programs are poised to become important sources of support for publicly funded family planning services. Now more than ever, supporters of family planning services need to look beyond the traditional sources of support--Title X and Medicaid--as well as beyond the federal level to the states, where important program decisions are increasingly being made.  (+info)

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  • This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to support health economics research conducted alongside planned large-scale health care delivery and financing pilots, demonstrations, and other experiments (PDEs) that are intended to reduce health care costs or cost growth while maintaining or improving patient outcomes. (
  • This FOA is a component of the Common Fund initiative on Health Economics for Health Care Reform ( ). (
  • Concerns about high and ever-rising health care expenditures and the efficiency and quality of health care have accelerated in recent years. (
  • These concerns along with changing market forces, burgeoning health care workforce shortages and compensation issues, and the recent enactment of the federal Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), have motivated public and private insurers, large employers, health care providers, and various research and policy centers to devise and examine new ways to structure, organize, and pay for health care. (
  • The purpose of this FOA is to solicit high-quality, health economics research ancillary to planned, large-scale federal and non-federal pilots, demonstrations, or other experiments (PDEs) in health care payment, structure, or organization that are examining ways to increase value by reducing or controlling costs while maintaining or enhancing quality and outcomes. (
  • This FOA runs in parallel with another separate funding opportunity announcement focused on economic studies ancillary to completed or ongoing PDEs to improve the value of health care ( RFA- RM-11-023 ). (
  • Planned Parenthood is one of the nation's leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation's largest provider of sex education. (
  • With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care. (
  • Everyone deserves affordable health care. (
  • If you're worried about cost, ask us about how you can get health care that fits your budget. (
  • Adding Surest as a health plan option helped several employers achieve lower costs and a better health care experience for their employees. (
  • Discouragement in trying to search for a health plan that bridges the gap between quality care and lower costs. (
  • Employees increasingly want their interactions with the health care system to mimic their experience shopping online. (
  • When Cache County School District first began offering Surest to its employees, the initial goal was to help curb health care costs while retaining provider choice and the quality of benefits for its employees. (
  • The Surest digital interface is the best health care platform we have ever encountered,' said Cache County School District Human Resources director Kirk McRae. (
  • When Lumen was shopping for new health plans to add to its portfolio, the team wanted a technology-powered health plan that would enable employees to make more informed health care decisions. (
  • While it may be tempting for some employers to consider shifting costs to their employees to mitigate rising health care costs and other economic pressures, many companies are finding that health plans like Surest are helping to reduce costs while also putting money back into employees' pockets. (
  • Boston Market, a fast-casual restaurant chain, was looking to gain control over its rising health care costs but didn't want to increase premiums or out-of-pocket maximums. (
  • That's why, for more than 30 years, Norman Regional has provided multidisciplinary, confidential care to those who need it. (
  • Norman Regional Behavioral Medicine Services has provided professional, confidential care to the community since 1985. (
  • Sharing the mission and vision of Norman Regional Health System, our goal in Behavioral Medicine is to provide a multidisciplinary, team approach to ensure our patients receive the most effective care. (
  • Patients receive direct daily care from a psychiatrist, registered nurses, social workers, an activity therapist and mental health technicians. (
  • People with pre-existing conditions - who need services like substance abuse treatment, mental health services, or comprehensive prescription drug coverage - often wouldn't be able to find the coverage they need at any price, much less an affordable one. (
  • Individuals may contact the Mental Health Helpline for DART program information. (
  • At least in the sense that as a specialist medical doctor in mental health I am asked to give expert advice, included in expert advisory groups, and if I give evidence in court, it's taken as expert evidence. (
  • But when I see young people in my day-to-day work to help them with their mental health it becomes evident to me who the real "experts" are. (
  • As the health professional, I try to use my training and experience to consider their story against the evidence in mental health research. (
  • Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events et al. (
  • This Workshop in Brief highlights the discussions that emerged from the presentations and discussions at the first regional workshop of the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events. (
  • The Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events: regional workshop series on the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign. (
  • "Community planning and engagement is a domain that has been lagging significantly behind in meeting the preparedness challenge," stated W. Craig Vanderwagen, workshop chair. (
  • The Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events is organizing three "regional" workshops in 2014 to explore opportunities to strengthen the regional coordination required to ensure effective medical and public health response to a large-scale multi-jurisdictional disaster. (
  • These conversations represent the viewpoints of the speakers and should not be seen as the recommendations or conclusions of the workshop, but they provide a valuable snapshot of the current state of community planning and engagement for regional preparedness initiatives and potential paths forward. (
  • The National Health Security Preparedness Index defines community planning and engagement as "coordination across the whole of community-organizations, partners, and stakeholders-to plan and prepare for health incidents, and to respond to and recover from such incidents with the goal of ensuring community resiliency, well-being, and community health. (
  • The Library is devoting considerable attention and resources to improving access by health professionals, patients, families, community-based organizations, and the general public to information, with special emphasis on rural, minority, and other underserved populations. (
  • For almost 25 years, Fogarty and its funding partners have been among the few organizations to support environmental and occupational health research training in LMICs. (
  • emergency response plan and with processes required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. (
  • Mass Casualty Radiological Incident , is part of CDC's effort to help prepare the nation's public health community for threats of This report summarizes the participants' terrorism. (
  • 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. (
  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is developed as a Common Fund initiative ( ) through the Office of Strategic Coordination, Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the NIH Director ( ). (
  • Part of the efforts to support the Ministry was to develop, strengthen, and maintain the International Health Regulations (IHR) public health core capacity requirements at designated airports and ground crossings, related to prevention, early warning and response. (
  • This revealed the need to strengthen coordination, IHR core capacities at all times and IHR core capacities during Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEICs). (
  • POEs are an important pillar and International Health Regulations (IHR) public health core capacities at designated airports and ground crossings are critical to the response. (
  • The workshop explored opportunities to strengthen the regional coordination required to ensure effective medical and public health response to a large-scale multi-jurisdictional disaster. (
  • Disaster Med Public Health Prep. (
  • Bringing multiple groups and sectors together that don't routinely work with each other can augment a response to a disaster but can also be extremely difficult because of the multi-disciplinary communication and coordination needed to ensure effective medical and public health response. (
  • NLM incorporates public review and comment on its health disparities programs in several ways. (
  • This was in direct response to data which showed that NLM's MEDLINE database, available free on the web since June of 1997, was being searched by members of the public seeking health information for themselves and their families. (
  • Although many members of the public are able to obtain useful information from the research literature covered in MEDLINE, it is not the most appropriate place for most citizens to seek health information. (
  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Healthy Community Design Program uses HIA and Health in All Policies approaches to build on its substantial work integrating land-use and transportation planning with health at the state, regional, and local levels. (
  • This rapid HIA examined the potential health impacts of new development and redevelopment, including providing public space in the transit station areas along the planned Chelsea Silver Line Extension, a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line. (
  • Are regional hospital pharmacies prepared for public health emergencies? (
  • We accept many private and public insurance plans. (
  • A local CSO called Maroc Solidarité Medico-Sociales (MS2) has created Cellules d'Ecoutes (listening centres) to assist members of the Oriental community - including migrants regardless of migratory status, women and survivors of violence - to access local public health services and fully realize these policies in practice. (
  • and federal, state, and local public health agencies, as well as experts in risk communications. (
  • In accordance with World Health Organization guide- options, including the use of the relatively new antiviral lines, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports drugs, neuraminidase inhibitors (7,8). (
  • In accordance with World Health Organization guide- ios. (
  • Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Summary of a Workshop Series. (
  • Each regional workshop will include discussion of mechanisms to strengthen coordination between multiple jurisdictions in various regions to ensure fair and equitable treatment of communities from all impacted areas. (
  • The current program uses a "hub" model, creating regional centers for research and training. (
  • The hubs together form a network intended to serve as a platform to coordinate activities and provide a credible source for state-of-the-art knowledge on environmental and occupational health. (
  • Known as GEOHealth, short for Global Environmental and Occupational Health , the program's first awards - in the form of cooperative agreements - were issued in 2015. (
  • Environmental and occupational health problems cross national boundaries, so research and training efforts to understand these problems through our GEOHealth hubs serves not only those affected locally, but all people suffering related issues," said NIEHS Director Dr. Linda Birnbaum. (
  • During the project period, the Sunshine ERC graduated 18 Industrial Hygiene masters level trainees, 18 Occupational Health Nursing masters level trainees, 13 Occupational Medicine masters level trainees, 8 Safety Management masters level trainees and 5 Industrial Hygiene Ph.D. level trainees. (
  • Over the project period, the total number of courses offered in the Continuing Education and Outreach program for each discipline are as follows: 63 Industrial Hygiene, 33 Occupational Health Nursing, 23 Occupational Medicine, 11 Safety Management and 42 Hazardous Substance Training Courses, totaling 172 courses offered. (
  • The breakdown by trainee group of attendees is as follows: 566 in Industrial Hygiene, 643 in Occupational Health Nursing, 593 in Occupational Medicine, 595 in Safety and 1344 in Other. (
  • The strategy formulation process was guided by Dr Raphael John Marfo deployed through the WHO Regional Office for Africa. (
  • The West Africa GEOHealth hub is studying workers at the Agbogbloshie electronic waste site in Accra, Ghana, to better understand the health risks of e-waste recycling, a growing industry. (
  • Two additional workshops focusing on ensuring health outcomes in a regional disaster will explore issues of incident and information management and surge management in July and November 2014, respectively. (
  • The NT Regional Training Hub additionally assists students and NT clinicians (in collaboration with workforce stakeholders) in the areas of mentoring, bursary programs, professional development opportunities and supervisor support. (
  • To date, limited attempts have been made to assess collective regional hospital pharmaceutical response capabilities. (
  • We also compared the number of expected hospital- lines, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports izations and deaths for each of the different intervention developed a national plan to minimize or avert effects of scenarios to the number expected for the nonintervention pandemic influenza. (
  • The work with state and local health departments roundtable, Hospital Communications in a in support of hospitals. (
  • This strategic framework will bring us together as key stakeholders to respond to future health emergencies", he added. (
  • The Scottish Government's response to a FMD outbreak is outlined in the Scottish Government's Exotic Diseases of Animals Contingency Framework Plan . (
  • The regional workshop on this subject will be organized for participating countries to prepare a framework and plan for implementation of the pilot projects. (
  • This national framework is localized through regional policies like the Oriental Regional Health Strategy, which jointly provide the legal foundations for community well-being. (
  • The workshop was attended by key stakeholders including Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS), Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB), port health officers, Botswana Police service as well as environmental health officers. (
  • Working in collaboration with all the specialist medical colleges and NT health services, the Flinders NT Regional Training Hub recently launched its new and improved 'Northern Territory Medical Career Pathways' resource which maps the scope of postgraduate medical training across the NT. (
  • Telepsychology, also called telemental health, allows patients to receive mental or behavioral healthcare services in an environment other than a traditional face-to-face appointment. (
  • But eliminating what are known as "Essential Health Benefits" would once again let insurers discourage enrollment by people with costly health needs: they would do so by cutting covered health services and raising out-of-pocket costs. (
  • Most people purchasing health insurance probably assume that it covers these basic services. (
  • Without Essential Health Benefit standards, insurers would likely stop covering those services as a way to discourage enrollment by sicker, more costly enrollees. (
  • Plans often had annual and lifetime limits on coverage and no limits on individuals' out-of-pocket costs, and they omitted key services. (
  • DART services are provided while individuals are present within the Alberta Health Services (AHS) or Covenant Health facility and are confidential, nonjudgmental, and choice-based. (
  • Most health insurance plans now cover prescription birth control, annual wellness exams, and STI/HIV screenings with no copay, and many other services with some copay required. (
  • Contact your health insurance company directly to make sure that the services you need are covered and what, if any, out of pocket costs you might have. (
  • Many catastrophic disaster plans include provisions of support from neighboring jurisdictions that likely will not be available in a regional disaster. (
  • The support of NIH's efforts to understand and eliminate health disparities between minority and majority populations is an integral part of NLM's mission. (
  • While urbanization and industrialization are increasing throughout the developing world, most LMICs don't have sufficient numbers of experts trained in the types of research that can guide city, factory and agricultural planning, and support policies to protect people from environmental and occupational hazards. (
  • This FOA provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for research planning activities and feasibility studies, followed by possible transition to up to four years of expanded research support (R33 phase). (
  • He'll announce funding from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support local communities with planning for and mitigating wildfire risks. (
  • In March 2014, the Forum convened the first regional workshop bringing together key stakeholders to examine community planning and engagement when planning for health incidents in a large-scale response. (
  • Speech to last meeting of National Association of Regional Medical Programs? (
  • The Library today is seen as a principal source of biomedical information and the NLM's many high-technology programs are infused with the confidence and competence resulting from a century and a half of experience in filling the information needs of health professionals. (
  • The national Community-Based Outreach Symposium to be held in early December 2004 will assist in evaluating and refining NLM's health disparities programs (see Objective 3.1.11). (
  • MDPH supports HIAs that focus on assessing policies, programs, and plans that influence the built environment, and uses the Massachusetts Healthy Community Design Toolkit: Leveraging Positive Change [PDF - 3.22 MB] as a Health in All Policies tool to integrate health into the routine work of regional planning agencies. (
  • Regional Health Planning" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) . (
  • Norman Regional Behavioral Medicine's staff of caring professionals is here to help. (
  • The site provides information about medical specialities including sub-specialisations, links to relevant college websites, where you can train in each speciality within the NT, eligibility requirements, how to apply for a training post, International Medical Graduate pathways, videos and key health service and college contacts. (
  • Participants assessed the impact of implementing Complete Streets projects on three health determinant pathways, access to green space, safety from traffic, and social cohesion, with a special emphasis on older adults. (
  • Participants assessed the impact of four design options on three health determinant pathways, active transportation/physical activity, safety from traffic, and social cohesion, and made design recommendations for each pathway. (
  • Each hub addresses health threats that are high priorities in their respective regions. (
  • Insurers in the individual market would still have to accept all applicants and charge them the same premium, regardless of health status. (
  • Many insurers would substantially reduce and restructure the benefits they cover to entice healthy people to enroll, and to avoid those in poorer health or with pre-existing conditions. (
  • The development of the Long Range Plan incorporated comments received from well over 100 individuals as well as members of the NLM Board of Regents and other advisory groups. (
  • Objective 3.1.1 Improve delivery of health information, through the development of easy-to-use information resources such as MedlinePlus that are sensitive to cultural diversity issues, educational level, and language. (
  • A reassessment of the impact of trauma systems consultation on regional trauma system development. (
  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. (
  • A designated regional EMS council, in cooperation with the Governor's EMS Advisory Board, shall develop, maintain, and distribute a comprehensive regional EMS plan for coordinating and improving the delivery of EMS in the regional service area, in accordance with §§ 32.1-111.3 and 32.1-111.11 of the Code of Virginia. (
  • 2. The approved plan shall be distributed to the Office of EMS, all localities, EMS agencies, hospitals and EMS physicians within its service delivery area. (
  • 3. The plan shall be reviewed and revised, if necessary, every three years and redistributed to the Office of EMS, all localities, EMS agencies, hospitals and EMS physicians within its service delivery area. (
  • SNIDs in the larger countries with difficult circumstances (Ethiopia and Zaire) served a dual purpose of providing supplemental OPV doses to urban children at highest risk for polio and strengthening planning and logistics for the 1997 vaccination days. (
  • This HIA, conducted by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in partnership with MDPH and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, assessed the potential health impacts of several streetscape design features, including increased pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, low impact design storm water infrastructure, and parklets in crosswalk bump-outs. (
  • The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in pursuit of its longstanding mission to acquire, organize, and disseminate health-related information, now has the opportunity to provide near-instantaneous reliable access to high quality health information resources when and where decisions are made. (
  • A primary objective of any health plan is to give ownership of choices to the covered members. (
  • The Metropolitan Area Planning Council and MDPH provided technical assistance to two regional planning agencies to complete the two HIA Sprint projects described below. (
  • The research hubs are designed to develop a critical mass of scientists who understand how the environment triggers disease, identify effective interventions and spur policy changes to improve health. (
  • These efforts are based on the belief that improving access to affordable and easy-to-use health-related information (in the form of published literature, databases, and the authoritative content of others) can help solve health disparities. (
  • This HIA Sprint focused on the Town of Egremont's Complete Streets Prioritization Plan, required by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Complete Streets Funding Program. (
  • The Department of Environmental Quality and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency have extended an Air Quality Advisory through at least Monday night, because of smoke from the Bedrock Fire. (
  • A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. (
  • Allegany County (N.Y.). Health Service, author. (
  • Pills by Mail is available at this health center - a service that delivers birth control pills to your home each month. (
  • Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health) organized the roundtable discussion. (
  • examined paredness plan, we were asked to estimate the magnitude the possible effects of influenza vaccine-based interven- of the problem in terms of the number of hospitalizations and deaths during an influenza pandemic. (
  • Therefore, pandemic planning is the assumptions made, and the value of critical parameters essential to minimize influenza-related illness, death, and (12). (
  • Netherlands and to analyze the effects of several (other al, regional, or local level. (
  • Health policy journals and newsletters regularly publish reports on these activities. (
  • Mr John Moloi, representing the Greater Lobatse District Health Management Team (DHMT) at the workshop, indicated that this would not be a one-time event but rather a process that will require a series of meetings to develop this very important document for Botswana. (
  • Develop country action plans. (
  • Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level. (
  • The White House and House Republican leaders are reportedly negotiating with House Freedom Caucus members to eliminate federal minimum benefit ("Essential Health Benefits") standards for individual and small-group market plans as part of the House health bill. (
  • Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) bear the biggest health burden. (
  • Pre-existing conditions protections would still exist on paper: people with pre-existing conditions couldn't be denied coverage or charged higher premiums for a given plan. (
  • And if plans did cover such costly treatments, they would charge exorbitant premiums because only those with pre-existing conditions would enroll in them. (
  • What's more, eliminating Essential Health Benefit standards could weaken the ACA's core protections even for people with coverage from large employers. (
  • These are some of the challenges and frustrations employers are faced with when evaluating health plan options. (
  • 1. The plan shall be submitted for approval by the Office of EMS within one year of designation. (
  • and expose many people with health insurance to unaffordable bills, or even put them at risk for medical bankruptcy. (
  • When is the last time your employees thanked you for the medical plan? (
  • Thus, repeal of Essential Health Benefit standards could make this protection meaningless, putting almost all Americans with private health insurance coverage - not just those with individual or small-group market coverage - at risk. (
  • In practice, eliminating Essential Health Benefit requirements means that women would once again be charged more than men, since they'd have to pay more for plans with maternity coverage - if they could find them. (
  • If you do not have health insurance, read about health insurance options to find out how to get more affordable coverage and what to consider when choosing a plan. (