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Health Promotion Workshops Available in Spanish

The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Eat Healthy – Be Active workshops are now available in Spanish. Each workshop promotes evidence-based health information and learning materials for Spanish speaking consumers to make informed decisions related to nutrition and physical activity and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Materials are designed for people with limited health literacy. Order “Eat Healthy—Be Active” workshop materials in Spanish and English.

New Medicaid/CHIP Fact Sheets Available: Helping Consumers Understand the Basics

Throughout the nation, efforts to enroll eligible individuals in health insurance are moving forward and Medicaid and CHIP enrollment, not subject to an open enrollment period, continues. To help support outreach and enrollment efforts, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is offering a set of Medicaid Fact Sheets that are aimed at helping consumers understand the basics including eligibility criteria, benefits, and the enrollment process. These fact sheets are heavy on visuals and are available in English and Spanish with different sets for states that have and have not expanded Medicaid. You can find the full set of fact sheets as well as information on how to customize the fact sheets here.

New Diabetes Resource

National Diabetes Education Program offers a new resource Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD). This enhanced toolkit was designed to help medical professionals work together to recognize the early danger signs of diabetes, decrease the risk of complications, and manage medication therapy. Get the toolkit here:  http://1.usa.gov/1oeo8XW

Resources for African Immigrant Health

http://nnlm.gov/bhic/2014/01/14/african-immigrant-health/

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) has sponsored an ongoing outreach program for African immigrant health.  In support of that program, they have searched and cataloged materials on this topic in their online database – http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/opac.aspx .  If you go to the database, select “Advanced Search” and enter the phrase: “africans immigrants” and you will find several resources.  Also, see the OMHRC website for a description of their outreach program for African Immigrants: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=66&ID=9093

Public Health and Primary Care Integration Resources

View the following resources to learn the benefits of integrating public health and primary care:

The Practical Playbook, a web-based, interactive tool developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the de Beaumont Foundation, and Duke Community and Family Medicine, guides users through the stages of integrated population health improvement. This is a part of an initiative seeking to facilitate greater collaboration between public health and primary care in targeted health interventions.

The “Primary Care + Public Health” Video, produced by The Institute of Medicine, highlights how the integration of primary care and public health can enhance the capacity of both sectors to carry out their missions and improve population health.

Info on Outreach & Enrollment for FQHCs

The NACHC website at www.nachc.org links from the home page to important Outreach & Enrollment information for FQHCs.  On the Outreach & Enrollment page is information about job descriptions, resources, HRSA Supplemental Funding, Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators information, and links to Enroll America and Health Outreach Partners.

KnowYourDose.org: New Spanish Language Materials on Safe Acetaminophen Use Available

Research by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (NAHH) found that more than half of Hispanic consumers are not aware of the health risks associated with taking too much acetaminophen, and do not check medicine labels to see if their
medicine contains acetaminophen. NAHH and the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition’s Know Your Dose Campaign have joined together to launch new web-based resources and educational materials in Spanish about safe acetaminophen use.

Visit KnowYourDose.org Exit Disclaimer  to order free, patient educational materials in English and Spanish. The site includes a Spanish-language section with a medicine-label reader guide, answers to frequently asked questions and an animated video on safe use of medicines containing acetaminophen, produced by the NAHH. Patients can call the toll-free Su Familia Helpline at 1-866-783-2645 for answers to questions about safe acetaminophen use and referrals to health resources in their communities. Learn more

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) post interactive Stage 2 Toolkit

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) post interactive Stage 2 Toolkit

This toolkit for Eligible Professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) includes materials on Stage 2 and the 2014 clinical quality measure (CQM) requirements.

Access additional EHR Incentive Program educational resources from CMS.

Resources for Meaningful Use & ICD-10

Meaningful Use Update

A Stage 2 Toolkit is available for Meaningful Use EHR activities at your FQHC.  It also addresses the 2014 clinical quality measure (CQM) requirements. You may access additional EHR Incentive Program educational resources from CMS.

ICD-10 Update

CMS provides two free ICD-10 video lectures and an expert article to assist physicians and health care providers in transitioning to ICD-10. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are available for physicians who complete the module, and anyone who completes the module will receive a certificate of completion. For more information, please visit: CMS ICD-10 News Updates 2012