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Repost: "Why is the Health Department Here?"

Check out our local health department perspective featured in the national Living Cities blog. Below are some excerpts from the piece.

Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health and Kirsten Wysen, Public Health Program Manager highlight several ways public health staff are working across sectors. 547 more words

Kids & Families

Americans' Experiences with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction

From  the Issue Brief published by the Commonwealth Fund:

… Three years after the Affordable Care Act’s major health insurance expansions went into effect, nearly 28 million people are estimated to have coverage either through the marketplaces or through Medicaid. 266 more words

Health Disparities

HDRG: Multidisciplinary Support for Engaging Community-Based Participatory Research

Addressing health disparities requires a broad understanding of the underlying causes as well as approaches to increasing health equity. Such understanding grows through the development of relationships and partnerships around specific issues and approaches. 367 more words

Social Determinants Of Health

Medicaid Expansion and The Homeless Population

At the end of April 2016, the Kaiser Family Foundation hosted a web briefing to discuss new findings from research on the impact of Medicaid expansion on services to the homeless population in expansion states. 65 more words

Health Equity

Narrative, Health, and Social Justice: Stories of the Body

Annie Robinson, today’s guest blogger, holds a Master of Science in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University. As an eating disorder recovery coach, wellness educator, and workshop and retreat leader, Annie uses story to facilitate healing, self-reflection, and narrative competence.

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Unexpected Benefits from the ACA Medicaid Expansion

From The big way Obamacare helps the poor isn’t really about their health by Max Ehrenfreund on the Washington Post Wonkblog:

President Obama’s health-care reform law made government health insurance available to more people living in poverty or near poverty by expanding Medicaid. 351 more words

Access To Care

Does Your Health Team Include a Lawyer?

From the article by Mary E. Kennelly, on Health.gov:

When most people go to the doctor’s office, they don’t expect to leave with a referral to see a lawyer. 258 more words

Health Disparities