Category: Health

Margolis Center for Health Policy

The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Responds to the COVID-19 Crisis

The Duke-Margolis Center, faculty and researchers from Duke University and Duke Health System, and leaders from across the health care and health policy landscape are actively working together to advance recommendations for collectively addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center will be releasing new working papers, holding informational webinars, and centralizing useful resources for the policy community in the coming days and weeks. These resources will be centralized here and updated regularly.


COVID-19 Working Papers

The Center is writing a series of working policy papers in conjunction with national experts, which will be updated as new recommendations are formulated. The first paper, which recommended formation of Federal task forces to coordinate diagnostic and pharmaceutical development, can be found here. A follow-up paper with more detailed recommendations on the near-term needs associated with the development of and ready access to diagnostic

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Improving Health and Health Care Worldwide | IHI

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The Most Reliable Health Websites

Discover the Web’s smartest health advice for women.

We all know to go to Zappos for shoes or Amazon for, well, anything nowadays, but where do you turn when you get diagnosed with a heart condition, or you’re wondering whether your symptoms add up to irritable bowel syndrome, or you want to do a little digging on the drug your doctor prescribed? Sure, you can google yourself silly, but with so much contradictory—and in some cases flat-out wrong—information on the Web, how do you make sure the advice you collect is reliable?

“When patients ask me about Web resources, I’m always nervous because there’s a lot of incorrect information out there, or it’s industry sponsored,” cautions Alice Domar, PhD, founder of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, which specializes in integrative medicine. And indeed, studies funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others have found that information on health

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VA New Jersey Health Care System


 

NEWS

The VA New Jersey Health Care System has temporarily closed the Morristown Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) effective March 24, 2020, due to the COVID-19 and the closure of state nursing homes to any visitors or outsiders.

Morristown providers and staff have been converted to virtual care at this time and we recommend using telehealth (phone or video) for your scheduled appointments. To help us address the most urgent needs first, we ask that you use one of our online tools for routine or non-urgent concerns. You can:

  • Use Secure Messaging. You can send a secure message to your provider about any health concern or question.
  • Download VA Video Connect. Your provider may ask you to consider telehealth for an upcoming appointment. By downloading and learning about the VA Video Connect app now, you can prepare yourself. 


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 COMMUNITY CARE INFORMATION and FACT SHEET
VA Community Care Network changes

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How to Be Healthy (with Pictures)

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Journal of Transport & Health

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Coronavirus

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For assistance, you may Email or call the Joint Information Center 1-888-333-0461

COVID-19 Symptoms CDC.gov What to Do If Sick CDC.gov Frequently Asked Questions

Tribal Resources

If you are a member of the public and are concerned about getting tested for COVID-19, please contact your primary care provider.

Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely.  Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, you can take simple steps to protect yourself and your family:

  • Follow Governor Bulllock’s Directive to stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19,
  • Avoid contact with sick people when possible,
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a

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California Health Insurance, Medicare & More


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The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by an insurance agent or insurance company.

Once enrolled into your Medicare Supplement insurance plan, your coverage is guaranteed for the life of the plan with only two exceptions/restrictions: nonpayment of premiums and material misrepresentation.

Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company depends on contract renewal. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company (Anthem) has contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer the Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) noted above or herein. Anthem is the state-licensed, risk-bearing entity offering these plans. Anthem has retained the services of its related companies and authorized agents/brokers/producers to provide administrative services

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Health Information Technology | HHS.gov

Health information technology (health IT) involves the exchange of health information in an electronic environment.  Widespread use of health IT within the health care industry will improve the quality of health care, prevent medical errors, reduce health care costs, increase administrative efficiencies, decrease paperwork, and expand access to affordable health care.  It is imperative that the privacy and security of electronic health information be ensured as this information is maintained and transmitted electronically.

Mobile Applications

OCR released frequently asked questions about the HIPAA right of access related to apps designated by the individual and application programming interfaces (APIs) used by the provider’s electronic health record system. The FAQs clarify that once protected health information has been shared with a third-party app, as directed by the individual, the HIPAA covered entity or its business associate will not be liable under the HIPAA Rules for subsequent use or disclosure of electronic protected

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Social Determinants of Health | Healthy People 2020

Goal

Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.

Overview

Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities. We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, not smoking, getting the recommended immunizations and screening tests, and seeing a doctor when we are sick all influence our health. Our health is also determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships. The conditions in which we live explain in part why some Americans are healthier than others and why Americans more generally are not as healthy as they could be.

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing the social determinants of

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