Are you a student of medicine or social work? Do you have academic research related to health care and housing?
Wells Fargo and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to provide you with a chance to share your academic or practice-based research at the 2013 West Coast Health & Housing Conference.
Upload your poster proposal or a .PDF of your work by August 1, 2013. If selected, you’ll receive paid travel, lodging, registration, and meals to attend the full conference in Irvine, CA September 18 -20, 2013.
For more information visit our website, www.nhchc.org. For questions, contact Wade Munday,
2013 National Health Care for the Homeless--West Coast Health and Housing Conference
Jointly sponsored by the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council---September 18-20, 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Irvine, CA
Looking for Volunteers
San Jose 'Juneteenth In The Park' Festival is a 2-day event that will be on this weekend:
Sat. 6/15 (noon-7) & Sun. 6/16 (11-7) in downtown San Jose at 'Discover Meadows Park, 180 Woz Way - cross street is W. San Carlos St. -
This is the same location as The Children's Discovery Museum & is right next to the VTA Light Rail Station.
If you can please volunteer 3-4 hours, it would HUGELY be appreciated -- those who can help at least 4 hours will be given drinks & a meal.
This weekend, American Idol's season 11's DeAndre Brackensick will be performing (along with other great recording artists) & he will be present for promoting his newly released single...so come on out & meet him -- please post to your Facebook page and let your friends know.
Our volunteer orientation will be tomorrow, Friday June 14th at 6 pm. at the festival's office at:
304 N. 6th Street (on the corner of 6th St. & Julian St.)
San Jose, CA 95112
-- if you cannot make it to this orientation due to this being a very short notice, but can volunteer, please call the SJAACSA of San Jose office asap at (408) 292-3157 to speak to the volunteer coordinator for possibly making other arrangements for meeting & volunteering.
Affordable Care Act implementation one year post-decision: Medicaid expansion, preventive services, and public health implications
Webinar: June 26, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
In June 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, but made the law’s Medicaid expansion effectively optional for states. One year later – just months ahead of the ACA’s planned coverage expansions – experts from the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) offer an update on states’ decisions regarding Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges and discuss the implications for public health. NHeLP experts will also discuss the current challenges to other parts of the ACA, including the requirement that most health plans cover contraceptive services and supplies, and briefly discuss implementation of other ACA provisions regarding public health. This webinar is intended to answer questions the public health community may have about these important but complex implementation issues. Register Now!
Corey Davis, MSPH, JD
Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
Dipti Singh, JD
Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
Vanessa Forsberg, MPP
Public Health Policy Analyst, American Public Health Association
Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health is co-hosting a Dialogue4Health Webinar to provide information on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) funding on June 14th 2:30 to 4:00pm ET. Maybe an announcement can go out to all of the chapter chairs and advocacy members so they can register to attend. -cherylee
To register for the $1 Billion in CMMI Innovation Awards: Opportunities for Advancing Community Prevention and Population Health: https://publichealthinstitute.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=publichealthinstitute&service=6&rnd=0.04432375784791087&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fpublichealthinstitute.webex.com%2Fec0606l%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26confViewID%3D1035664758%26%26%26%26siteurl%3Dpublichealthinstitute
The University of MN Office of Community Engagement for Health host a telephone conference call to assist those interested in applying for Round 2.
Three UMN leaders who submitted a proposal in Round 1 will be available.
Please hold Monday June 17th from noon to 12:30 if you want to call in to listen or ask questions.
We will send you call-in details next week.
Hello Fellow Innovators,
Dr. Magnan, Assistant Commissioner Ellen Benavides, and my Office of Community Engagement for Health wanted to make sure you saw the big announcement from CMS last week ~ Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two. The awards will be $1M to $30M grants.
The second round of the Health Care Innovation Awards will support public and private organizations in four defined areas that have a high likelihood of driving health care system transformation and delivering better outcomes. Specifically, in this second round, CMS is seeking proposals in the following categories:
· Models that are designed to rapidly reduce Medicare, Medicaid, and/or CHIP costs in outpatient and/or post-acute settings.
· Models that improve care for populations with specialized needs.
· Models that test approaches for specific types of providers to transform their financial and clinical models.
· Models that improve the health of populations – defined geographically (health of a community), clinically (health of those with specific diseases), or by socioeconomic class – through activities focused on engaging beneficiaries, prevention (for example, a diabetes prevention program or a hypertension prevention program), wellness, and comprehensive care that extend beyond the clinical service delivery setting.
In this round, CMS specifically seeks new payment models to support the service delivery models funded by this initiative. All applicants must submit, as part of their application, the design of a payment model that is consistent with the new service delivery model that they propose.
Please let me know if we can connect you to expertise at the University of Minnesota to help you in your submission. The LOI is due June 28th with full application due Aug 15th. If the federal submission is not in your cards, I attached a three page executive summary of the $45M State Innovation Grant the MN Department of Health and the Department of Human Services received this spring. The Accountable Communities for Health may be of interest to you.
Health Care Reform Lecture
The Past and Present of Healthcare Reform Lecture – June 13 – 6:00-7:30 pm – Drexel University Sacramento
With the Affordable Care Act at the center of many national, state and regional debates, it is important to understand where we have come from to help us to forecast for where we are heading. Drexel University's School of Public Health Professor Dennis Gallagher will lead the discussion and explore this controversial issue from a historical perspective.
To register, visit:
Dennis Gallagher is an Associate Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Prior to coming to Drexel in 2003, Mr. Gallagher had a 27-year career with the federal Department of Health and Human Services working on community health programs and intergovernmental financing and regulation of public health programs. He has advised and consulted with federal, state, and local government agency officials, public health and advocacy organizations, and community groups on program and policy issues related to federal health programs, before and since coming to Drexel. At Drexel Mr. Gallagher teaches master and doctoral degree courses on US and comparative health system policy, and directs the curriculum for the Drexel Department of Health Management and Policy.
1.0 National Board of Public Health Examiners Certified in Public Health (CPH) continuing education credit will be offered at this event.
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