Northern California’s SOPHE is committed to the professional development and advancement of public health professionals, via networking and enrichment opportunities that contribute towards th..
Provide and facilitate open lines of communication so that current public health trends can be shared thru an extensive network of resources that will encompass a global perspective. Unite ed..
Healthy lives through knowledge, involvement, education, promotion and practice. Demonstrating integrity, accountability and transparency amongst the membership while embracing diversity, promotin..
Provide monthly trainings, professional development activities and social support events to health educators within Northern California. Highlight groundbreaking work being conducted by colleagues..
Apr 24, 2016
Can Telemedicine Help Address Concerns with Network Adequacy? Opportunities and Challenges in Six States Sandy Ahn, Sabrina Corlette, Kevin Lucia April 6, 2016 Health plans have been increasingly narrowing their provider networks, raising concerns about gaps in access to services for consumers, particularly in areas with provider shortages. Could telemedicine be used to help fill those gaps? Through a review of state regulations and interviews with key stakeholders, including insurance companies, regulators, and medical providers in six states (Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Texas, and Washington), this paper finds that while telemedicine can increase access to services, it is unlikely to be used as tool to meet network adequacy standards any time soon. Full article can be found here: http://www.urban.org/research/publication/can-telemedicine-help-address-concerns-network-adequacy-opportunities-and-challenges-six-states/view/full_report ..Read More
Apr 24, 2016
Changing Hearts and Minds to Change the Status Quo Thursday, April 14, 2016 Jackie Pinkowitz (http://altarum.org/staff/jackie-pinkowitz) A Life-Affirming Perspective In a poignant video released in 2014, Person-Centered Matters (http://daanow.org/an-extraordinary-video-about-dementia/), Lon Pinkowitz shared his personal perspective as a caregiver to his father living with dementia. A member of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), a national coalition of advocates for people living with dementia, Pinkowitz expressed hope that creating a life-affirming culture for people living with dementia is possible: “Life is best lived and most fulfilling with a sense of purpose. Starting with memory, Alzheimer’s slowly erodes aspects of living. It is important that we don’t further diminish the life of someone living with dementia, even if our actions are with the best of intentions. A life ..Read More
Apr 24, 2016
Program Coordinator Department: Wellness Services Department Reports To: Program Manager Classification: Full-Time, Exempt Job Summary Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Program Coordinator will be the programmatic lead of AACI’s FNL Program, which operates six Club Live (CL) and three FNL chapters at various middle school and high schools throughout Santa Clara County. Adhering close to the FNL standards of practice, the Program Coordinator will ensure youth partners are provided opportunities to build positive relationships with adults, and are given the resources and development to become active leaders and resources in their communities. This position demands a diverse set of skills ranging from outreach, recruitment, and community organizing to marketing and media savvy. Primary Duties Outreach and recruitment for FNL membership at high school chapters Develop and coordinate alcohol, tob ..Read More