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Webinar Opportunity: Improving Your Practice and Advocacy of Cultural Competence Through the Skills-Based ASCN Model

Date: May 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM, PST
Hosted by: Arizona TeleMedicine Program and Southwest Telecare Resource Center
Presenters: John Mormanis, PhD & Randa M. Kutob, MD MPH:

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the ASCN (Ask, Share, Compare, and Negotiate) model and how this skills-based approach to culturally competent care can be applied to your clinical setting.


Six Health Policy Related Articles for Health Advocates

Put This Date On Your Obamacare Calendar: June 21

From This article discusses GOP concerns about Obamacare and is sustainability for insurance markets. It identifies current insurance companies who have pulled out of the insurance market places due to losses and risks. It also addresses 2 policy issues that are pending discussion for the GOP. and-politics/2017/3/31/ 15127386/obamacare-deadline- insurers-aca


The ACA’s Cost Sharing Reduction: Protecting Consumers From High Out Of Pocket Health Care Costs

This blog piece from Families USA discusses cost sharing under ACA and how it reduces out-of-pocket health care costs. Click here to download. 



Building on ACA’s success Will Help Millions With Substance Use Disorders

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) presents a policy futures piece which provides suggestions for supporting substance users including Medicaid expansion, SUD coverage, maintaining financial structure, and avoiding barriers to coverage.  Click here to download and read. 



Building Health Literacy and Family Engagement in Head Start Communities : A Case Study

Bhavna Sivanand, MBA, MPH, Impact@Anderson at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Northrop Nonprofit Consulting; Ariella Herman, MS, PhD, UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and UCLA Anderson School of Management; Carol Teutsch, MD, Health Care Institute; Steven Teutsch, MD, MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Public Health Institute, and Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California. April 14, 2017

This discussion paper provides a case study to discuss how parent engagement improves health behaviors and health outcomes for mothers and head start children.  It talks about how improving family engagement and health literacy can improve health outcomes.  The paper is meant to direct future policy direction.  Click here to download. 

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