Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Street Level Conference Room
Showing 1 to 24 of 24 items tagged as health services
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: HealthCare.gov is a one-stop shop for learning about available health insurance coverage, based on location, state of health, and other criteria. It includes links to healthcare facilities that accept the uninsured-- "self-pay" patients and those who cannot afford to pay. HealthCare.gov is also a place to check for answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, and to use an interactive timeline detailing the implementation of its most important provisions. Different topics under "Comparing Care Providers" link to the Medicare website, to other sections of this site, or to the DHHS website, where users can learn about physicians or types of healthcare facilities.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, healthcare, healthcare policy, healthcare system, law, Medicare/Medicaid, public health, U.S. Government
Provider: Harris County (TX) Public Health and Environmental Services
Descriptions: This organization provides an informative website featuring community vital statistics, public health issues, clinic locations, a jobs listing, disease screening and immunization services, and disaster preparedness.
Keywords: animal, clinics, demographics, Harris County, health services, health statistics, Houston, infectious disease, population, public health, statistical, TX
Provider: Harris County Hospital District
Descriptions: A discount health services card for use in Harris County Hospital District's hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Financially distressed Harris County residents can apply for the Eligibility Card. Based on household income, one may qualify for medical financial assistance. The application form is available in English and Spanish on the website. A link to a list of local walk-in registration or "eligibility centers" and an explanation of the documents needed to accompany applications are also on this page.
Keywords: clinics, consumer health, Harris County, health services, healthcare system, hospitals, Houston, poverty, social services, TX
Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
Keywords: advocacy, blog, care, faculty, free, graduate medical education, health sciences, health services, healthcare, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, HIPAA, hospitals, interactive, law, management, medicine, networking, news, physician, policy, quality, standard of care, trend, workplace
Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: UNICEF is the division of the United Nations devoted to the health, welfare and human rights of children worldwide. Statistical information, treatment guidelines and policy documents are available here. The report, The State of the World's Children 2009, can be downloaded from the UNICEF website.
Keywords: child, health services, health statistics
Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: This is the United Nations website devoted to the UN's and its partners' activities in response to the global AIDS epidemic and in support of its goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS by 2015. Information on care, support, testing, counseling, prevention, research, societal and cultural issues are to be found here, as well as free full text publications relating to all aspects of the epidemic.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), health services, health statistics, international, population, public health, social services
Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: This interactive site provides U.S. and global health news, facts, and statistical data on significant healthcare policy issues, trends and indicators. Health disparities and costs, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, HIV/AIDS, women's healthcare policy and other topics are presented via data, data analysis, polling, news and opinion. Kaiser Health News is also a part of this website, accessible from the "Our Work" tab under Journalism.
Keywords: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), data, data analysis, demographics, disease, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare policy, healthcare system, maps, mashups, public health, statistical
Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Keywords: health services, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, law, Texas, U.S. Government
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: "The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies." Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.
Keywords: health services, health statistics, healthcare system, public health, Texas
Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, food safety, gateway, government, health services, health statistics, healthcare system, law, public health, safety, social services, Texas, vaccine
Provider: The R.A.R.E. Project
Descriptions: This website brings together a variety of advocacy, networking, research and educational resources to help parents of children with rare diseases.
Keywords: blog, child, consumer health, disease, health services, links, networking, patient education, pediatrics, portal, syndrome
Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This is the area of CDC's disaster resources for the use of health care professionals, dealing with infection control, public health surveillance, displacement and licensure issues, handling of human remains, and safety considerations for bringing equipment and facilities back into service after a hurricane or other disaster.
Keywords: communicable diseases, consumer health, disaster, emergency preparedness, health services, healthcare professional, hospitals, hurricane, infection, public health
Provider: Portland State University
Descriptions: From the website: The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health was established in 1984 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. This goal is accomplished through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons.
Keywords: behavioral sciences, child psychiatry, child psychology, federal agencies, health services, mental health, social services, U.S. Government
Provider: St. Luke's Episcopal Health System
Descriptions: Project Safety Net, endorsed by Harris County Public Healthcare System Council, is a free, interactive and bilingual (English/Spanish) public health page from St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities. Find information on local free healthcare access: safety net clinic locations, services, hours of operation, languages spoken, and financial requirements. Project Safety Net also facilitates health planners in identifying and prioritizing areas of insufficient capacity with a view to expansion of services.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, healthcare, healthcare professional, hospitals, Houston, poverty, spanish, TX
Provider: PHPartners Editorial Board
Descriptions: Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Collaborating organizations include: the American Public Health Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Library Association, National Library of Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation. The site serves as a portal for information compiled with the intention of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to the end of improving and protecting the public's health. The site provides links to information in several categories, including: health promotion and education; literature and guidelines; health data tools and statistics; grants and funding; and education and training.
Keywords: collaborative, consumer health, current events, free, health services, health statistics, multidisciplinary, NLM, public health, statistical, U.S. Government
Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The American Red Cross is the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross also aids victims of natural disasters. This website offers a smartphone First Aid app, and provides links to local Red Cross offices and information on giving blood and volunteering, and on how to obtain assistance or training. In case of domestic disasters, there is a forum to connect victims with those who are searching for them. Reports and financial statements published by the organization are also available here.
Keywords: blood, consumer health, earthquake, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, First Aid, health services, hematology, hurricane, links, public health, social networking, social services
Provider: New South Wales Ministry of Health
Descriptions: The chief resources of interest here that are applicable for healthcare professionals in any country are the multilingual translations available (from Albanian to Urdu) for communicating to patients about a large number of healthcare topics (from domestic violence to yellow fever.) Cue cards in various languages can also be downloaded. Browsing under Publications may yield more useful material.
Keywords: continuing education, free, full text, health services, healthcare, healthcare professional, nursing, patient education, physician, special populations
Provider: New York Academy of Medicine Library
Descriptions: The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library focused primarily on health services research and public health topics. Grey literature includes non-conventional, non-commercial publications and ephemera: pre-prints, statistical or technical reports, technical standards and specifications, theses, conference proceedings, translations, bibliographies, and government reports and documents. Search for content by title, author or keyword. Many or most of the publications are freely available online, with links provided.
Keywords: general health, health services, healthcare policy, multidisciplinary, public health
Descriptions: This website provides information about assistance available to help with the cost of generic and brand-name drugs, as well as links to disease-based programs providing financial assistance with health care costs.
Keywords: consumer health, drugs, health services
Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Descriptions: The Veterans Administration's site for veterans' healthcare and personal medical records access.
Keywords: consumer health, federal agencies, health services, U.S. Government
Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This website provides a means to research and compare the quality ratings of nursing homes. Search for local facilities and view their ratings based on health inspection, staffing and quality measures that reflect the general well-being of residents. A link to the free "Medicare's Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home" is provided under Help & Resources/Publications.
Keywords: aging, care, consumer health, health services, healthcare, Medicare/Medicaid, quality, U.S. Government
Provider: JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
Descriptions: Established in 1951, the independent, non-profit Joint Commission provides accreditation and certification services for health care facilities-- hospitals, nursing homes, laboratories, home health care providers, etc. and in diverse specialties ranging from critical care to behavioral health. The JCAHO "...seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value." To that end, it produces standards, goals, certifications, awards, quality reports and consumer resources. Standards address levels of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety and infection control. JCAHO publishes reviews, white papers, reports including an Annual Report, National Patient Safety Goals, its Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and numerous newsletters, some of which are freely accessible here.
Keywords: certification, consumer health, ethics, glossary of terms, health services, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, measurement, news, partial open access, patient education, public health, quality, reports, safety, standard of care
Provider: American Medical Association (AMA)
Descriptions: A physician search site provided by the American Medical Association. Search either by surname and state, or by specialty, state and city.
Keywords: consumer health, health services, physician
Provider: Smart + Strong
Descriptions: AIDSMeds.com provides news, treatment and side effects information, fact sheets, and many other resources, including links to blogs and forums, conference schedules, a health services directory searchable by ZIP code, and the ezine, POZ: Health, Life & HIV.
Keywords: AIDS, consumer health, full text, health services, immune system, infectious disease, organizations, social services, societies, special populations