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  • Building Bridges between Transportation and Health - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  - 28-MAY-2015    June 3, 2015, 2:00-3:00 EDT. This webinar will discuss the connection between transportation and health and give insight into the specific process one community used to fund programs and how the programs are implemented from start to finish.
  • Best Practices in Program Evaluation and Learning - 26-MAY-2015    This webinar, hosted by the Federal Reserve System, will be held from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM on May 28, 2015. It looks at potential solutions to the evaluation of program impacts, in order to successfully adapt them to local communities.
  • Medicaid Primary Care Parity - (Health Affairs)  - 12-MAY-2015    This brief looks at the Medicaid primary care fee bump, and the states' decisions on whether to implement it.
  • Hispanics' Health in the United States - 12-MAY-2015    The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites (whites), the two leading causes of death in Hispanics are heart disease and cancer.
  • National Center for Health Statistics Releases Health, United States, 2014 - 12-MAY-2015    The National Center for Health Statistics announces the release of Health, United States, 2014. Health, United States is the annual report on the health status of the nation, compiled by the National Center for Health Statistics and submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the President and Congress.
  • Intimate Partner Violence in Rural America images/pdf.gif icon - 12-MAY-2015    This brief presents the results of a September 2014 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Service on the impact of Intimate Partner Violence on families and communities in rural areas.
  • Elder Justice Policy Brief - (White House Conference on Aging USA)  - 08-MAY-2015    A new policy brief outlines the government's response to elder abuse, and the actions being taken on the federal, state, local, and tribal levels to respond.
  • Medicaid at 50 - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 06-MAY-2015    The history of Medicaid is examined in this report.
  • Community Health Maps Survey - (National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division)  - 05-MAY-2015    Survey to improve Community Health Maps (CHM) and tailor it the specific requirements of its users. The CHM project (http://communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) identifies and promotes tools that seek to meet the mapping needs of communities and community organizations such as clinics, schools, libraries, health departments, faith-based and community-based groups. These tools can be used to collect and visualize health statistics and local resources, to compare data across locations, and to explore trends.
  • Beneficiaries with Medigap Coverage - (America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP))  - 05-MAY-2015    The 2012 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey provides data on the number of people who had had Medigap coverage that year.