HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships 3/6/13
On March 4th we received a Stakeholder update on the Affordable Care Act. Download this file for full information. Inside you will find:
- Medicaid Moving Forward Report
- New Report Shows Slower Medicaid Spending Growth
- Essential Health Benefits Final Rule Released
- Affordable Care Act State Report
- CMS Stakeholder and Partner Education Series Webinar
- Health Care Law Webinars Hosted by the HHS Partnership Center
- Updated HHS Affordable Care Act Rules and Regulations, News, Blogs, Videos and Educational Materials
Cancer Control Planet: ResourcesNew Community Guide Cancer Fact Sheets
The Community Guide has posted two new What Works
fact sheets that summarize the Community Preventive Services Task Force
findings, and systematic reviews on which they are based, for cancer screening and skin cancer prevention. The fact sheets are in the public domain, so may be printed as presentation or exhibit handouts, attached to webinar materials, or linked to from slides and websites.The Community Guide Announces Web Content Syndication Feature
Sure, you can link to The Community Guide
from your website; however a new feature called content syndication lets you do much more. Content syndication allows you to post actual Community Guide content, such as the new cancer fact sheets, directly onto your website -- and, once posted, this information is automatically updated each time The Community Guide makes changes! Content syndication ensures that your website displays the most current and accurate information about Community Preventive Services Task Force's evidence-based findings for policies, programs, and services that promote population health. Go to http://www.thecommunityguide.org/link/index.html
to learn how to syndicate web content from The Community Guide.
Healthy People 2020: Leading Health Indicators
Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators is offering webinars on Access to Health Services. The first webinar of the 2013 series "Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?" and highlighted Children's Defense Fund - Texas was held last month. The event was recorded, and you may listen to that recording at your convenience using the link Access to Health Services
. You can also view the January Healthy People bulletin
To find out about enrollment opportunities for children in your state, please visit insurekidsnow.gov
or call (877) KIDSNOW (8775431669). Both resources provide enrollment information to families and caretakers. Additionally, the website contains resources for health professionals.
If your organization or agency is interested in enrolling eligible children in CHIP and Medicaid, CMS is currently soliciting proposals until February 21, 2013 for Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants. States, local governments, community-based and non-profit organizations, Indian health care providers and tribal entities are all eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the Professionals section of InsureKidsNow
Finally, if your organization is doing work around any of the Leading Health Indicators, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites you to share your story with Healthy People 2020.
Tools added to "Practice and Education" Section:
Check out these tools
that have been added to the tools page under our "Practice and Education" section of the website:
- Body & Soul: A Celebration of Healthy Eating & Living
- Live Healthy in Faith: A Faith Community Guide to Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity
The Challenges of Nourishing Latino Children and Families
This report is from the National Council of La Raza - it is not specific to faith-based programming, but this report outlines preliminary findings regarding barriers impacting Latino family consumption of healthy foods.
Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Flu activity continues to increase in the United States with high levels of activity in the South Central and Southeastern regions. Other parts of the nation continue to see increases in flu cases. It's not too late to get vaccinated--the single most important step you can take to protect yourself and others against infection. Urge others i your faith communities to talk to their physician about flu vaccination.
- For additional ideas on teaching congregants about flu prevention check out the article Be Not Afraid.
- Download CDC's new mobile flu application: currently only available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch - Android availability soon. To read more information on this mobile application visit their full website.
Also Available from the CDC: CDC Mobile Application
The CDC Mobile application has been designed as a way for users to access health information at their fingertips. It features important health articles, disease of the week, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media to coincide with important health concerns and events throughout the year. It gives an increasingly mobile public 24/7 access to important and timely health information that people can use to protect their lives and loved ones. CDC mobile app is now available on Android and Windows 8. If your device does not support the application you can also view this by using your mobile device's internet browser and visiting (m.cdc.gov
); then save it to your favorites.