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CHC Provides Breast Health Education

May 27, 2016   Comments Off on CHC Provides Breast Health Education

Breast Health Education

Breast health awareness is important.
Consumer Health Coalition has teamed up Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh to spread awareness about the importance of breast health and the services that are available to improve access to breast health.Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh is a nonprofit breast cancer awareness organization with a mission to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care, and funding national research.
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The voucher program improves health access.
Susan G. Koman Pittsburgh provides a Mammogram Voucher Program of no-cost mammograms and follow-up diagnostic services for men and women who are uninsured or who are unable to meet their co-pays or deductibles. They must also reside in Central or Western Pennsylvania.Receiving regular preventative care is key to early detection of cancer. This program goes beyond mammograms to additionally cover needed follow-up services such as breast sonograms, biopsies, or surgical consultation.
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CHC is offering breast health education.
Consumer Health Coalition can provide presentations on breast health and healthcare enrollment. Our breast education services are being funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Healthy Woman Program. If you are interested in scheduling one or would like more information, please contact Leslie at lbachurski@consumerhealthcoalition.org.

 

Pittsburgh Expands Health Access to Children and Families

April 6, 2016   Comments Off on Pittsburgh Expands Health Access to Children and Families

Consumer Health Coalition has been the enrollment partner with the Healthy Together initiative in Pittsburgh since 2014 to ensure that all children have health insurance.

Healthy Together is part of national initiative through the National League of Cities. Recent results show that in the eight cities where a Expanding Health Access for Children and Families was implemented, 16,000 uninsured children and parents renewed or gained access to health coverage.

Healthy Together has been funded for another year, so keep an Enroll-o-bot in your neighborhood, and make sure all the children and families you know are covered.

Check out this video that highlights our work in Pittsburgh:

Cities Expanding Health Access from Mathematica Policy Research on Vimeo.

CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter!

March 31, 2016   Comments Off on CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter!

Go Vote

Here’s the great information you can find in CHC’s March 2016 Newsletter:

  • What does happiness mean for people with disabilities?
  • Voting day: April 26!
  • Special Enrollment in Health Coverage
  • Coming up in our advocacy series:
    Bodies, Buttons, T-Shirts, and Cocktail Umbrellas
  • Featured Partner: Washington County Drug & Alcohol Commission

Find the full newsletter here.

How do we ensure our state slogan applies to all?

March 16, 2016   Comments Off on How do we ensure our state slogan applies to all?

pa pursue your happiness

Pennsylvania introduced a new state slogan earlier this month: Pennsylvania. Pursue Your Happiness.

Bill McDowell, a member of our Health Committee for People with Disabilities, took this opportunity to raise awareness about issues needing positive change for people with disabilities. He wrote a Letter to the Editor that ran in the Post-Gazette.

“My pursuit of happiness is accessible, affordable services and communities where each belongs, builds and participates,” Bill writes. “Together, let us pursue this reality in Pittsburgh.”

The important topics he writes about that are essential to improving people’s happiness include housing, employment, and accessible communities. Read Bill’s full letter at the Post Gazette‘s website.

Would Knowing The Price Of Medical Care Make You Change Your Behavior?

March 10, 2016   Comments Off on Would Knowing The Price Of Medical Care Make You Change Your Behavior?

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“The call for price transparency has grown in recent years with health care advocates, like the Pittsburgh-based Consumer Health Coalition leading the charge.

Executive Director Lou Ann Jeremko said competition and transparency were expected to improve with the initiation of the Affordable Care Act, but that has not happened. She said most consumers are only interested in knowing what their insurance deductible is and what their co-pay will be once they reach that deductible.”

Great story from 90.5 WESA.

Link to the full article here: http://wesa.fm/post/would-knowing-price-medical-care-make-you-change-your-behavior

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