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2014-07-11 10:10:05

St. Michael's Hospital For the first time, researchers have access to detailed information about how an urban Aboriginal population in Canada uses health care. A new study, called Our Health Counts, uses this health database to clearly demonstrate the unique challenges faced by urban Aboriginal people in Canada – according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published today in BMJ Open, illustrate striking disparities between urban First Nations individuals and...

2014-07-02 12:28:34

TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) shows that Quebec's publicly funded drug plan provides the best access to new drugs among all the federal and provincial public drug plans in Canada. The study compares Canada's public drug programs in terms of the number of new drugs approved for public insurance coverage, as well as the time that patients must wait for publicly insured access to new drugs. It ranks the quality of coverage...

2014-07-01 23:10:06

Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of their Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar in July on emerging trends in population health. The webinar—What Role Do Patient Engagement Strategies Play in Promoting Population Health?—will examine different approaches to target, engage, and modify individual behaviors to lead a healthier lifestyle New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of their...

2014-06-30 12:31:57

Gap Between Medicaid Eligibility & Obamacare Subsidies Lacks Public Support SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthPocket has released the results of a nationwide survey of consumer opinion regarding the gap where people can make too much for Medicaid eligibility but too little for Obamacare premium subsidy. Almost 5 million people across the United States fall into this gap. Previous Medicaid research by HealthPocket found that even using the lowest cost...

2014-06-26 12:26:24

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announces the publication of the ASTHO State Profile of Public Health, Volume 3, which is a comprehensive source of information about state public health agency activities, structure, and resources. First published in 2007, the profile aims to define the scope of state public health services, identify variations in practice among state public health agencies, and...

2014-06-25 23:12:36

India Network visitor health insurance programs have been providing valuable coverage for all ages 0-99 with or without pre-existing conditions. These plans have now been oversubscribed due to the unique coverage options available to members. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 India Network Services, administrator of visitor health insurance in the USA, announced today that the comprehensive and scheduled benefit health insurance policies exceeded expectations of enrollment of elderly...

2014-06-25 23:04:13

The Georgia State University School of Public Health has received a four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services totaling nearly $2 million to support programs and research related to prevention of child abuse and neglect. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Georgia State University School of Public Health has received a four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S....

2014-06-24 08:32:29

ZURICH, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The online and mobile dacadoo health engagement solution obtains the US patent for its Health Score and launches a completely new website to consumers, employees and business partners. dacadoo offers a comprehensive health engagement and lifestyle navigation solution that enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health and well-being in an easy and fun way. Applying the principle of 'what you can measure you can...

2014-06-23 23:04:33

Health policy expert Don Berwick brings more than 400 to Albany, NY to discuss the future of health care in the Capital Region. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 A lively debate in Albany as business, policy, and health care professionals gathered to discuss the future of health care in the Capital Region. The event, which was co-sponsored by CDPHP and the University at Albany School of Public Health, featured a keynote address by leading health policy expert Dr. Donald Berwick. “Never...

2014-06-19 23:14:46

Dr. Elvira Beracochea, Global Health Leader and CEO of MIDEGO, Inc. is announcing the next Realizing Global Health Teleseminar will be held on June 27th at 1PM Eastern time. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 MIDEGO is announcing it is making big changes so they can make a bigger impact and help more health professionals improve the health system in their countries. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” They do believe that and are putting it to work now more than...


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