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  • NACCHO Announces Fifth Cohort for Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  - 05-FEB-2016    NACCHO's program pairs local health department practitioners who are experienced in applying the Retail Program Standards with those newly enrolled and/or looking for assistance, guidance, tools, resources, and recommendations for continued success.
  • Nursing Facility Initiative Annual Report - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 04-FEB-2016    The latest edition of Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents has been released. The Intiative tests ways to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among long-stay nursing facility residents
  • Lead in the Flint, Michigan Water System images/pdf.gif icon - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - 29-JAN-2016    In response to the emergency in Flint, Michigan, the NLM has compiled this list of resources to assist health professionals, policy makers, and volunteers who may be responding to the incident.
  • The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance - (National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) USA)  - 28-JAN-2016    A new report focuses on important issues in the aging network, including: Community-based long-term services and supports for Medicare and dual-eligibles, traditional home and community-based services waivers and managed Medicaid long-term services and supports, and the development of a cost-efficient, accountable, person-centered care system.
  • Washington MFFS Preliminary Evaluation Report - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  - 22-JAN-2016    Based on an investigation conducted from July 2013 to December 2014, a new report summarizes preliminary results from the Washington Health Homes demonstration under the Medicare-Medicaid Financial Alignment Initiative.
  • International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2015 - (Commonwealth Fund)  - 22-JAN-2016    A new report looks at health insurance, financing, health system organization and governance, health care quality and coordination, disparities, efficiency and integration, use of information technology and evidence-based practice, cost containment, and recent reforms within the health care systems of Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States
  • Global Health Risk Framework - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  - 13-JAN-2016    This initiative has released five new report related to the ebola outbreak. Aimed at creating "A Framework to Counter Infectious Disease Crises", the reports cover "Research and Development of Medical Products", "Pandemic financing", "Health Systems to Respond to Global Infectious Disease Outbreaks", and "Governance".
  • How High-Need Patients Experience the Health Care System in Nine Countries - (Commonwealth Fund)  - 12-JAN-2016    Using the Commonwealth Fund 2014 International Health Policy Survey of Older Adults, this report examines the U.S and Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland in regard to health care use, quality, and experiences among high need patients (patients with multiple chronic conditions.)
  • Kresge Foundation introduces $20 million initiative to improve early childhood outcomes - 08-JAN-2016    The Kresge Early Years for Success (KEYS: Detroit) Initiative is a $20-million, 5-year initiative to promote the healthy development of Detroit children through investment in high-quality early childhood centers, funding of neighborhood collaborations focused on early childhood development, support for early childhood workers, and a redesign of the infrastructure that supports young children throughout the city.
  • Surprise Medical Bills - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  - 07-JAN-2016    A new issue brief looks at the financial consequences for consumers when they inadvertently receive care from an out-of-network provider.
  • Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the Open Science Prize - (National Institutes of Health (NIH))  - 06-JAN-2016    This prize will support the prototyping and development of services, tools and/or platforms that enable open content to be discovered, accessed and re-used in ways that will advance research, spark innovation, and generate new societal benefits.