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Healthy Families: New Haven Healthy Start

Infant mortality rates are an important public health indicator for assessing and comparing the health and well-being of populations. Although the overall infant mortality rates in New Haven have declined since the 1980s (thanks in large part to the work of a Special Commission and its successor New Haven Healthy Start), there are still marked disparities between the mortality…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 7, 2017 at 11:40am — No Comments

Celebrating 29 days of Black Champions

February is Black History Month!

 

We are excited to announce New Haven Healthy Start social media campaign, “29 Days of Celebrating Black Champions” to celebrate Black History Month in February 2016: #blackchampions4health

  

New Haven Healthy Start has identified 29 Black Champions for Health who have contributed their vast expertise, knowledge, power, and…

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Added by New Haven Healthy Start on February 1, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers; so wrote the New York Times Editorial Board. this point cannot be overstated.

It's also important that Consumers and Advocacy Groups pay close attention! 

Health Insurance companies are trying to circumvent the ACA and price gouge consumers.  Two proposed mergers will reduce competition, raise premiums and shut many…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 15, 2015 at 1:09am — 1 Comment

Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies

HEALTH LITERACY: AFFORDABLE CARE STANDS: SWORD OF DAMOCLES GONE - SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. PUT YOUR HEALTH FIRST.

If you have had a life-changing event since the close of the sign-up period in Feb. 2015, you can today sign up for a plan.

In CT contact AccessHealthCT.  Get health coverage.  Barack Obama has succeeded in doing something America had not been able to do…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 25, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

For Baby Boomers Alzheimer’s Might Show-Up Differently

The information provided in this article by Lisa Rapaport is most informative and certainly worth reading and sharing.  At the end of the article are links to segments of a two-part program done by OneWorld with a  physician, an assessment specialist and loved ones of Alzheimer's patients.

Memory loss may not always be first sign of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 1:10am — 1 Comment

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT UPDATE FOR 2015

Have you received a “Medicare & You 2015 Handbook?  It is the official US Government Medicare Handbook and provides clear guidelines to all aspects of Medicare health coverage.  If you have not received a copy, visit:

http://www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you/medicare-and-you.html

It contains…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 20, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Insurance Department Rejects Anthem Rate Hike, Lowers Others

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CAN BE EFFECTIVE – GET INVOLVED IN the ACA Marketplace! 

Please Claim Your Voice as a health care consumer

Insurance department rejects Anthem rate hike, lowers others

By: Arielle Levin Becker | July 29, 2014

“The department turned down the request by ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 30, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Increasing Transparency In Health Care Costs – IMPORTANT!

Understanding Observational Status for Medicare Users In Hospital

YOU AND YOUR PARENTS HAVE MEDICARE? DON’T GET ZAPPED WITH UNEXPECTED MEDICAL BILLS!

Hospitals, health systems, hospital-owned private practices et al are using every avenue to increase consumers out-of-pocket costs.  Facilities…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 28, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Parents Have An IMPORTANT Role In Preventing Bullying

PARENTS HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN PREVENTING BULLYING.

StopBullying.Gov is a very informative web site with excellent resource information about every aspect of bullying.  We highly recommend visiting the site. 

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 15, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

HealthCare Costs ALERT - Planned 12.5% Rate Increase In 2015!

HEALTH CARE COSTS ALERT– PLANNED 12.5% RATE INCREASE IN 2015!

DO YOU, FAMILY OR LOVED ONES HAVE ANTHEM HEALTH INSURANCE?

OPPOSE THIS PLANNED 12.5 PERCENT RATE INCREASE BY ANTHEM

Anthem has plans to raise health insurance premiums by an average of 12.5% in 2015. That is what they recently proposed to the Department of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on June 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is This Care Necessary? Maybe Even Harmful? BE PROACTIVE!

REDUCING WASTE IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM & REDUCING POTENTIAL HARM

IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE, AS HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS, TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW ABOUT THE TYPES OF HEALTH CARE  TESTS WE GET AND FOR WHAT REASONS. VARIOUS LINKS IN THIS BLOG PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION IN THAT REGARD.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PATIENTS…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 7, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

APRIL IS National Minority Health Awareness Month

PREVENTION IS POWER – HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE IS SMART

April Is: National Minority Health and Health Disparities Awareness Month

During April, we mark National Minority Health Month by raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. This year's theme, Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 2, 2014 at 11:29pm — No Comments

HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - Easy to Use - Lowers Cost for ACA

Find Out If You're Eligible for Financial Help to Pay for Health Insurance

 HEALTH TAX CREDIT TOOL - YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL SUBSIDY TO LOWER YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM.…



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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 15, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Health Literacy: 13 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

OneWorld Progressive Institute's Health Literacy #1 – Oct. 25, 2013

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise - Huffington Post - By Sophia Breene

OneWorld has done the hard work for you; we have selected the title of each of the 13 benefits and listed them below.  To get the details of each benefit, please click the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on October 25, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Develop Skill-Building In Adults to Lessen 'Toxic Stress' In Kids

New Video Explains How Adults Can Lessen ‘Toxic Stress’ In Kids

WBUR, Sascha Garrey, 06/25/2013



Almost one in four American children are living in poverty, according to a new report by the…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on July 11, 2013 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

MAY IS WOMEN'S HEALTH MONTH - See OneWorld's Daily Health Notes

WOMEN – STAY HEALTHY - BE A WISE WOMAN ABOUT YOUR HEALTH & WELL-BEING

MAY IS WOMEN’S HEALTH MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute Makes Daily Health Information Postings and short informative videos.  See postings for May 1 - 4th listed in reverse order.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 4, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Forgotten Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

Would-Be Gateway Mass Murderer Pleads Guilty

"Amanda Bowden was a forgotten woman pleading guilty to a felony charge—and pleading for permission to leave prison to get the Zoloft she needs."  According to the article in the New Haven Independent, Amanda is 19 years old.  There are many Amanda Bowdens in our society; they are mainly black and brown; occasionally they are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 26, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION EDUCATION MONTH.

APRIL IS NATIONAL ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS AND EDUCATION MONTH.

OneWorld Informs the Community on Health Literacy, Education and Civic Engagement

KEEP Your Kidneys Healthy. Dialysis works, but healthy kidneys are the BEST for a good quality of life.

In Connecticut there are over 1,000 people…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on April 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Attention nonprofits: funding is available under the Affordable Care Act to help your clients navigate health insurance options

More people will be eligible for health insurance as of January 1, 2014 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Nonprofits, small businesses, faith organizations and others will be able to apply for funding to support the training of a staff member to help members of their communities learn about the new options and enroll in Medicaid and new subsidized insurance, as appropriate. This is part-time, temporary support intended to supplement an existing staff…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on February 27, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

Too Much Sitting Linked to Chronic Health Problems

HealthDay, 02/21/2013

Risks from diabetes, cancer and heart disease all seem to rise with more time spent seated, study finds. In this the 21st century many of us spend hours sitting at our computers or other technical gadgets. According to this and other medical reports, getting up and moving for 15 mins every two hours will help to reduce the predicted…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on February 26, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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