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Contact your Policymakers Professional Association

Participate in APHA's legislative action alerts and urge policymakers to vote for and act on behalf of public health programs and services. ... | Read More

Help the Elderly Stay Independent Government - Federal

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on older adults (at least 55 yrs of age) who are currently living independently but meet the state's standard for moving to nursing home care. PACE combines comprehensive medical and social services in an effort to support patients and enable them to continue living safely at home for as long as possible. A team of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers and others, work together to assess an individual patient's needs and design a plan for care and delivery of services. Services can be provided at an adult day health center, in the home, and/or at inpatient facilities. Minimum services provided include primary and preventive care services, social and supportive services, restorative/rehabilitation therapies, personal care assistance, nutritional counseling and meals, and recreational therapy. Availability of the PACE program varies by state depending on State Medicaid benefits. ... | Read More

Help the Elderly Stay Independent Government - Federal

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a program under both Medicare and Medicaid that focuses on older adults (at least 55 yrs of age) who are currently living independently but meet the state's standard for moving to nursing home care. PACE combines comprehensive medical and social services in an effort to support patients and enable them to continue living safely at home for as long as possible. A team of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, social workers and others, work together to assess an individual patient's needs and design a plan for care and delivery of services. Services can be provided at an adult day health center, in the home, and/or at inpatient facilities. Minimum services provided include primary and preventive care services, social and supportive services, restorative/rehabilitation therapies, personal care assistance, nutritional counseling and meals, and recreational therapy. Availability of the PACE program varies by state depending on State Medicaid benefits. ... | Read More

Influence Policymakers Professional Association

There are many ways to make connections with legislators and to establish yourself as an expert consultant on public health. This guide provides tips on creating a relationship with legislators and their staff so that they may call on you when they need information or perspective on public health issues. ... | Read More

SUCCESS STORIES

People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.

Healthy Minnesota 2020

State seal of MinesotaThe Minnesota Department of Health has dynamically utilized America’s Health Rankings to build successful partnerships and action plans to improve health outcomes in their state.

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Live Well STL

Mary Jo Condon updates the progress of the Live Well STL initiative.  With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition and the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

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Now in its fourth year, the MaineHealth Health Index Initiative was launched in 2009-10 with the two-fold aim of: 1) Engaging MaineHealth, Maine’s largest integrated health system, and its partners to use health data to inform needs and opportunities to improve the health of the nearly 1.0 million people in the 11 counties served by the MaineHealth system, and 2) Monitor improvements made in health status over time
 

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Individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the health of our states - as nominated by their peers.  Read about public health heroes in your state.

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