Posts from — July 2015
July 30, 2015 Comments Off on As health program turns 50, study finds long-term benefits of childhood Medicaid
Happy 50th birthday to Medicaid! The program has long-term benefits that address problems related to both health and poverty.
“I like to call it the ‘exhale’ of knowing you have health care coverage,” said Rev. Jo Snyder, who directs Advocacy and Consumer Engagement for the coalition.
Read the full article from Newsworks here:
July 20, 2015 Comments Off on City To Celebrate Health Care Coverage Options With 10-Neighborhood Marching Band Tour
From WESA on the Healthy Together initiative:
Children and families fell in line Thursday tooting kazoos and banging makeshift instruments through Northview Heights beside the players of Pittsburgh’s River City Brass Band.
Dubbed March Pittsburgh, the movement kicked off an effort to enroll youth in health care programs with help from from a $40,000 UPMC Health Plan sponsorship, Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, the Consumer Health Coalition and other partners.
Organizers estimate 2,000 local children qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program but are not enrolled.
“Those 2,000 kids are going to be the ones that are going to have a hard time when they start school,” Peduto said at the event. “They’re going to be the ones (who) are going to be struggling to stay in school. They’re going to be the ones having a hard time staying on a path that will lead them away from things they don’t want to be a part of.”
Find the full article here: http://wesa.fm/post/city-celebrate-health-care-coverage-options-10-neighborhood-marching-band-tour
Find the full 10-neighborhood marching band schedule here: http://www.getenrolledpgh.com/march-pittsburgh/
July 20, 2015 Comments Off on Webinar Series: Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation
This great webinar series from the American Public Health Association is addressing the national impact of race and racism on health outcomes and disparities. Follow this link to learn more or register:
From the APHA website:
“The recent events in Charleston, South Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, and Ferguson, Missouri, remind us that stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today.* Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a summer webinar series about racism’s impact on health and disparities.”
Webinar # 1 | Naming and Addressing Racism: A Primer
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, and Camara P. Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
July 21, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Webinar #2 | Community Violence Well-Being
August 4, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Webinar #3 | Unequal Treatment: Disparities in Access, Quality and Care
August 18, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
Webinar #4 | Racism: The Silent Partner in High School Dropout and Health Disparities
September 1, 2015 | 2 p.m. EDT
July 19, 2015 Comments Off on As networks narrow, choosing a health plan gets tricky
The Post-Gazette wrote this article about some of the challenges of health insurance coverage networks and the impact they can have on individuals.
Do you have a Marketplace plan and have questions about the network?
Call our Help Line at 412-456-1877!
July 7, 2015 Comments Off on CHC’s June Newsletter!
Check out our June newsletter to read stories on these topics and more:
- Supreme Court upholds ACA subsidies
- Fun Summer plans with Healthy Together
- HCPD Book Club
- Advocacy Stat! 2015-2016 State Budget
- Thanks to McAuley Ministries!