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New Report from US Surgeon General: E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

On December 8, 2016 at 9:30 am the U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report titled “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General” at a press conference in Washington, D.C. This event is still available on the HHS YouTube channel. Here is information that was released on [...]

Autism Speaks hosts a Twitter Chat with Dr. Tom Novotny, HHS’s Autism Coordinator

The Twitter Chat is Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST. Autism Speaks hosts this science-based Twitter Chat on healthcare for those with autism of all ages. Dr. Tom Novotny, US Department of Health and Human Services Autism Coordinator will lead the discussion and be joined by Donna Murray, Senior Director of [...]

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation host a Facebook Live Chat with the American Psychological Association and SAMSHA

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is hosting this conversation about emotional wellness for those managing I.B.D and other chronic conditions. Pass on this opportunity to participate in this live Facebook chat on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST. To see more events like this visit the #HealthAdulting Open Enrollment Google Calendar.

Social Security Administration (SSA) & U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – new initiative to improve services to Veterans

Read more on this information sent by the Social Security Administration on "health IT". On October 11, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) launched a new initiative to improve services to Veterans and their dependents who apply for Social Security disability benefits.  This new national initiative [...]

Trust for America’s Health releases its Blueprint for a Healthier America

Trust for America's Health releases its Blueprint for a Healthier America. The Blueprint features high-impact policies for the next Administration and Congress. The report calls for a new approach to health that prioritizes improving health and addressing major epidemics in the United States, and details pressing crises and how investments could yield positive returns on [...]

NEW Catholic Health Association Resource Advocating Greater Partnerships to Care for Elderly

Improving the Lives of Older Adults through Faith Community Partnerships: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit   This 25-page booklet makes the case for greater partnership between health care organizations and faith communities in service to the elder populations they serve. It provides examples of current partnerships, suggestions for how to get started and shares relevant [...]