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Patient Benefits Coordinator Helps Tribal Members Enroll in Health Coverage

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Cross-posted from Indian Health Service - Newsroom

Jody Guardipee, a Patient Benefits Coordinator at Blackfeet Community Hospital in northwest Montana, knows firsthand that educating tribal members about their health care choices is key to building healthy families and healthy communities. Jody talks to patients daily on the…

Now You Can Message President Obama on Facebook

New Media | August 16, 2016 Read the full post
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Cross-posted from The White House Blog

Editor’s Note: In 2012, the President released the Digital Government Strategy and one of the goals was to “Enable the American people and an increasingly mobile workforce to access high-quality digital government information and services anywhere, anytime, on any device.”…

CDC Data Should Spur Action to Protect the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

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Cross-posted from CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

CDC recently released the first nationally representative data on the health risks of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students. These data show that the approximately 1.3 million LGB youth in this country experience physical and sexual violence and…

The Affordable Care Act: The Essential Role of Community Health Centers

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Cross-posted from HRSA Health Center Program Webpage

Editor’s Note: Learn more! Read about HHS’ new awards for health centers to improve care coordination and become patient-centered medical homes, and download a HRSA Health Center Program fact sheet [PDF 255 KB] on Health Centers and the ACA. Health centers…

Seven Ways To Create Social Media Engagement

New Media | August 9, 2016 Read the full post
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Maintaining active social media content is a great way to increase exposure for your organization. But getting your followers not only to look, but to share and engage with your content, requires strategically using each social platform’s strengths to its…

Ending LGBT Clinical Bias

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Cross-posted from HRSA E-NEWS

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people continue to experience discrimination in health care – underscoring the need for a dramatic shift in attitudes for a long-stigmatized minority and more behavioral health specialists working in primary care clinics. Not only does…

Lose your health insurance? You may be able to enroll now

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Cross-posted from Healthcare.gov Blog

If you recently lost health insurance coverage, you may be able to enroll in Marketplace coverage with a Special Enrollment Period. Health insurance losses that may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period Loss of job-based insurance: You may qualify if…

The Role of PrEP in HIV Prevention for Black Women: Power in Service

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Editor’s Note: We are pleased to bring you this guest blog post from the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Be sure to check out their Let’s Talk About PrEP campaign. “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in…