DVH released a new phase of the Know More Hepatitis campaign. New resources including video PSAs, an infographic, and posters are available for you to use in your work to encourage hepatitis C testing among baby boomers. Spread the word about these new materials by sharing the link to the campaign resources. Here are 10 ways you can use the campaign materials to encourage testing for Hepatitis C.
Oct-13, CHICAGO, IL – With the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplace just 1 month away, consumers are already asking questions about health care options. Even in the age of digital information, hands-on consumer assistance will play a key role in helping Chicago’s Muslim American immigrant community understand their insurance choices. With an estimated 200,000 Muslims, Cook County has the largest Muslim American population of any county in the nation. [Read more…]
Healthy Chicago Spotlight- Tobacco Use. Click here to read the full report.
During the first Open Enrollment Period from Oct 2013 to Mar 2014, the Asian Health Coalition joined over 70 community-based organizations and Federally Qualified Health Centers in 22 states as part of a national network called Action for Health Justice (AHJ).
On Monday, May 26th, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) published its final recommendation statement on screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in individuals at high risk. This recommendation includes adults and adolescents who are not pregnant and who have not been vaccinated, as well as other individuals at high risk for infection. [Read more…]
The Chicago Dept of Public Health reports that new CDC data shows that smoking among CPS high school students is down. According to Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance (YRBS) data, in 2013, 10.7% of high school students smoked a cigarette within the last 30 days. [Read more…]
Building on the success of the nation’s first comprehensive cross-agency action plan, released in 2011, Combating the Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, & Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice (DOJ), and Veterans Affairs (VA) released a 3-year update of the plan in April 2014. [Read more…]
On Thurs April 3rd, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the next version and three-year update (2014-2016) of the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. [Read more…]