Overview: August 19-23 is Communities of Color Week. This serves as a good reminder of the materials available on HHS.gov/healthcare to educate various communities about the Affordable Care Act and new health insurance options available to them beginning on October 1,2013. Each fact sheet listed below provides information about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on a particular community of color. Several infographics are available for distribution as well.
August 15th, 2013 – 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM ET
The VA is caring for 4 million older Veterans, 40% of who live in rural and highly rural areas, with 75% of those over age 65. As a group, these older Veterans are more likely to have multiple chronic illnesses that require medical care and support from caregivers. For older Veterans in rural areas, finding help with caregiving needs can be a difficult challenge. Many of these Veterans receive the bulk of their daily care from spouses, children, other family members, or friends. Little help has traditionally been provided for these caregivers. Recent VA initiatives to better support caregivers have prompted the development of new tools, programs, and opportunities.
Monday, August 12, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
Join Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wayne Guerra, MBA, as he speaks about the challenges rural hospitals face today. He will be discussing trends in the healthcare industry and showing how simple technology can save cost, increase revenue and educate communities on how to manage their health.
With more than 20 years of experience practicing in academic, tertiary care and community emergency departments ranging from 12,000 to 120,000 annual visits, Dr. Guerra has a rich passion for the challenges rural providers face.
During this 45-minute, complimentary webinar, you will learn:
- How to improve communication between you and your patients
- How to bring healthcare literacy to your community
- Ways to make your hospital a resource for your community
- Ways to educate your patients on how to better manage their healthcare
- Why rural hospitals need to embrace technology
Integrating Genetics in Your Practice 2013 Webinar Series
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Webinar Series, Integrating Genetics in Your Practice: What every primary care provider needs to know! This 6-part series will focus on providing primary care providers with the knowledge and resources to better provide genetic medicine as part of a medical home. Each educational webinar will highlight the important skills that primary care providers already have and will build upon them in order to provide a comprehensive approach to primary care in which genetic thinking is integrated in every patient encounter. Read more…
Poll: Sick in America
National Public Radio
Compares the experiences with and views of healthcare costs and quality (including during hospitalization) and their contributing factors among Americans with a serious illness, medical condition, injury, or disability with those of the general public.
Published: May 2012
Funder(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Subject(s): Health; Health, Healthcare Access/Reform; Aging