Although South Asian women have a lower incidence rate of breast cancer compared to other races, the mortality rate for those affected is disproportionately high. [Read more…]
Volunteer nurses lined the entrance of the Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center, a Filipino community center on May 26. With their hands folded in front of their white uniforms, they directed patrons toward the health fair inside. Several health providers had set up their tables with pamphlets and medical equipment. Among them was the table set up by the Asian Health Coalition to screen for hepatitis B and C. Read More.
I would like to take the time to update you on our latest workforce initiatives that we have been working on, and specifically to share with you an NCAPIP webinar, “Health Policy 101 for Medical Students”, that will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 6pm PST (9pm EST). [Read more…]
Healthy Chicago is the ambitious, citywide public health agenda launched in August 2011 to improve the health and well-being of every Chicagoan in every neighborhood. The agenda prioritized 12 city-wide goals, outlining 193 actionable strategies to achieve those goals. The 36-page report details that of the 193 strategies, 45 percent have already been implemented and another 47 percent are currently in progress. The results from these strategies include improving bike lanes across the city, expanding oral health care for students and launching the successful PlayStreets initiative. In addition, it provides personal anecdotes for nearly every priority, showing the direct impact Healthy Chicago is having on residents. To Read the Full Report, Click Here.
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AHC’s women’s health brochure on ‘Mammogram and Pap Test” is now available on the Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN). RHIN is a national collaborative of health departments and professionals which provides multilingual, public health resources for resettled refugees and asylees. [Read more…]
Nonprofit groups and community organizations in Illinois aren’t waiting for government officials to translate information about the nation’s health overhaul into languages other than English. [Read more…]
The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a key Affordable Care Act rule predicted to expand substance abuse and mental disorder benefits to 62 million Americans. The rule, to take effect next year, lays out new essential health benefits standards for insurers, as required by the landmark legislation. [Read more…]