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Forum: Trauma’s Toll on Health: A Community-wide Response

October 1 , 11:00 a.m. EST. Register here. When Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Indiana looked deeply into the results of their Community Health Needs Assessment they witnessed a powerful connection between adverse childhood experiences and longer-term health problems. In the data, it was apparent that the more people experienced trauma when they were young, the more […]

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When You Don’t Need an Ambulance

Another great story from NPR and Kaiser Health News. This time it’s about what happens when you call 9-1-1 to ask for medical help. “When a fire department gets a call for medical help, most of them scramble both an ambulance and a fully staffed fire truck,” reports Eric Whitney. According to the story, South Metro […]

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Forum Sept. 3—CommunityRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care

Listen to the audio of the presentation here & view the presentation slides here. CommunityRx is an innovative program that connects patients in doctors’ offices and clinics with health and self-care resources in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood. It is funded by a 2012 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Health Care Innovation Award. Learn more about their e-prescribing technology embedded […]

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ACA and Faith-based Hospitals

  An article in the Baptist Standard, Obamacare changes the way faith-based hospitals deliver care, says that no matter one’s opinion, the new law has made an impact on healthcare delivery. It says that while there’s agreement that the law “is far from perfect, healthcare providers don’t have the luxury of watching all the wrangling from the sidelines.” […]

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San Antonio’s Mental Health Squad

      There’s a great story by Jenny Gold on NPR about a Mental Health Squad. The report begins with this sobering fact: ten times many mentally ill people are in jail than in state hospitals. In San Antonio, once overcrowded jails are now under capacity, people with mental illness receive better treatment, and the city […]

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Tool Kit: Sharing the Message

      By Jackie Ostrom We are often called upon to present our ideas and programs. Here are some tips for your next presentation. It’s About the Audience See the world from the prospective partner, CEO, CFO point of view Sense the person’s mood and adjust to it. What do they respond to – […]

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Upcoming: Fall Stakeholder Health Forums

Mark your calendars (and register) for this fall’s Stakeholder Health Forums. CommunityRx: Connecting Health Care to Self-Care September 3, 2014, Noon EST (note the time change). Register here.  CommunityRx is an innovative program that connects patients in doctors’ offices and clinics with health and self-care resources in Chicago’s South Side neighborhood. It is funded by a 2012 Centers […]

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