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Questions and answers about federal employee health insurance

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits program is a time for workers and retirees to consider the many health insurance offerings available to them and to make any changes. Open season ends on Dec. 14. This is the first year for self-plus-one coverage, which allows participants to purchase health insurance for two eligible […]

De Blasio Announces Additional $23 Million To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Today's the 28th annual World AIDS Day, and Mayor Bill de Blasio marked the occasion by announcing an additional $23 million per year for HIV prevention and health care programs, a sum that will allow an estimated 200,000 individuals to receive services each year. Show More Summary

Many, many questions and long phone waits on federal health benefits

As open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program draws to a close, many federal employees and annuitants are still trying to get through jammed phone lines with their questions. Open season, the five-week period when they can change health insurance plans, ends Dec. 14. This season, much more than most, comes with […]

City plans to spend additional $23 million on HIV prevention and care programs

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the City Council want to allocate an extra $23 million a year for AIDS prevention and health care programs. "As we mark World AIDS Day, I’m proud... To view the full story, click the title link.

All We Need Is YOU: A Call to Action on World AIDS Day

Coauthored by Venton C. Jones Jr., Program Officer, LGBT Health and Wellness Initiatives at National Black Justice Coalition. Liberation for Black folks must start with a focus on the issues that hinder the most marginalized in our community. Show More Summary

National Grant Supports Regional Cancer Health Disparity Research

The NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities awarded the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center a 3-year $750,000 Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) grant for cancer health disparity research.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo To Push For $200M In Funding For HIV And AIDS Health Care

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking an additional $200 million in state funding for housing and health care programs for people living with HIV and AIDS.

Child Vaccination Rates Improve with Home Intervention and Education

A program by Stony Brook Children's Hospital that involves the use of trained community health workers on child immunization reveals that home intervention improves vaccine rates in at-risk children.

Sexual Assault and Canadian Mining Companies

Canada has a progressive reputation among many Americans, especially because of its health care program as compared to the United States. But if you follow natural resource policy, the Canadian corporations are truly some of the most vile in the world. That’s especially true for the multinational mining companies who routinely deprive local people of […]

Two-thirds of studies on 'psychosocial' treatments fail to declare conflicts of interest

The creators of commercially sold counseling programs increasingly profit from public health services across the world. However, a new study on the evidence basis for some of the market leaders reveals that serious conflicts of interest across the majority of the research go habitually undisclosed.

Study: Medicaid, CHIP score higher than private insurance on access to kids’ preventive care

Public health insurance programs often get a bad rap, despite a growing positive evidence base on their patient care, quality and outcomes. Earlier this month, another study emerged that found Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance...Show More Summary

Is The Health Minister Following The Evidence With Respect To E-Health In Mental Health?

This appeared last week:E-health key to mental health reform: LeySerkan Ozturk | 17 November, 2015 | The Federal Government wants digital programs to play a central role in reforming mental health care, despite growing concerns overShow More Summary

Kenya Launching Door-to-Door HIV Testing Campaign

The Star reports that the African country’s ministry of health has said the program will initially focus on geographic locations with high HIV rates, including Nairobi and Homa Bay. Currently six percent of the population has HIV, but nearly half of the citizens still don’t know their HIV status. Show More Summary

Is Georgia Withholding State Aid from those that need it most?

The Georgia Department of Community Health is responsible for administering the Georgia Pediatric Program (GaPP) that is supposed to assist medically fragile children in this state in getting their healthcare needs met. According to parents of those children it isn’t doing so. Judges who have heard their Americans with Disabilities Act complaints agree, and the …

Planned Parenthood Strikes Back Against Texas Medicaid Ban With a Federal Lawsuit

The Texas government’s blitz on women’s health hit a snag yesterday, when Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against state officials for kicking the organization out of the Texas Medicaid program without just cause. Along with...Show More Summary

Hospital Cyber-Attacks Could Be Mitigated through Higher Education

Editor’s Note: J.A. Eve Krahe, Ph.D. is the dean of graduate programs for University of Phoenix School of Health Services Administration. Prior to joining University of Phoenix, she served as the director of health care innovation programs at Arizona State University. In his comments to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in September... Read More

Another setback for New York Medicaid initiative

A fifth health insurer has dropped out of an ambitious but struggling Medicaid reform program that targets New Yorkers with high medical costs. The state-federal initiative, known as the Federally... To view the full story, click the title link.

Trojan Ranked Colleges By Accessibility To Sexual Health Resources. What Are The ‘Most Improved’ Campuses Doing Right?

"There are programs that we couldn't have even imagined existing on campuses when we began this survey." The post Trojan Ranked Colleges By Accessibility To Sexual Health Resources. What Are The ‘Most Improved’ Campuses Doing Right? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Virginia Mason Uses Cardinal Health Foundation Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Virginia Mason Medical Center is using a $25,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to support a pilot program designed to reduce hospital readmissions among patients diagnosed with heart failure.

The National Institute of Health Is Officially Ending its Chimpanzee Testing Program

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

According to Nature, National Institute of Health director Francis Collins made the controversial announcement on Monday that the Institute will officially no longer be performing "invasive biomedical research" on chimps.

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