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Upcoming Events and Classes - See Calendar  
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


Rev. Mary Diggs-Hobson speaks on new health care options.


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 condition.
 
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.
 
Visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org to learn more and enroll.


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 of Pediatrics.

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 health conditions.

For information about NIAAA materials for clinicians, visit the links below:

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


WellDyneRx
WellCard Health Program

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 Breast Cancer

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.  Register Now!


TELLING 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?

Sex, 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. Consider:

• African 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.

 



 

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