Upcoming Events and Classes - See
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
North Puget Sound Conference on Race:
Focus on Food, Health, Housing
Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall, 20000 68th Ave W,
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Free - Open to the public. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Register at BrownPaperTickets.com
A New Way to Get Health Insurance
There is a new way to
get health insurance in our state: Washington Healthplanfinder, a
customer-friendly online marketplace. At
wahealthplanfinder.org, you can find, compare and enroll in the
health plan that best fits your needs and budget. AARTH is proud to
partner with Washington Healthplanfinder, and can help connect
you to an expert who can answer your questions and help you enroll.
All health plans offered through
Washington Healthplanfinder include basic benefits like doctor
visits, prescriptions, maternity care, emergency care and preventive
care like cancer screenings and vaccinations. No one will be denied
coverage because they are sick or because they have a pre-existing
And depending on how much you earn, you may qualify
for tax credits or financial help to pay for copays and premiums. Free
and low-cost coverage is also available.
Youth Alcohol Screening CME and other resources
NIAAA has created an online CME course based on their adolescent/youth
alcohol screen that was developed in collaboration with the American Academy
Alcohol and drug screening is seen as essential
component of integrating behavioral health and primary care services, one
goal of the ACA. Early identification and management of alcohol misuse
can prevent high risk drinking, associated medical and public health harms,
and can improve care for individuals with a number of co-morbid physical
For information about NIAAA materials for clinicians, visit the links
For patients aged 9-18: Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth:
A Practitioner’s Guide
For adults 18+: Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide
WellCard Health offers free help in paying for medical expenses. It
provides discounts on the costs of pharmacies, vision care providers,
hearing care specialists, and patient advocacy groups as well as on charges
for prepaid lab and imaging tests, patient advocacy services, and more.
Army of Women Against
The Dr. Susan Love
Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation
for Women launch the Love/Avon Army of Women
with two revolutionary goals: Recruit 1,000,000 women of every age and
ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors
and women at high-risk for the disease, to
participate in research that will eradicate
breast cancer. Challenge the
scientific community to expand breast cancer
prevention research conducted on healthy
women. Join us in this movement that
will create opportunities to study what causes breast
cancer—and how to prevent it.
MOM was one of the hardest things Reginald Diggs ever had
to do. He was infected with HIV. He'd been living on the
"down low," having sex with other men against the
teachings of his church and his mom, his life-long comfort
and strength. Would she still love him?
spirituality and secrecy are a tangle for men on the "down
low," and one of the reasons (along with poverty, drug
use, incarceration and poor access to health care) for
soaring HIV-infection rates among African Americans.
Americans are 12 percent of the U.S. population, but about
half of the million people infected with HIV.
• In King
County, blacks are 5 percent of the population but 22
percent of the HIV cases.
African-American men are infected with HIV at seven times
the rate of white men; African-American women at 19 times
the rate of white women. In both cases, transmission is
mostly through sex with men.