jueves, 21 de diciembre de 2017

Public Health Law News: Interview with Amy Dinn, JD, Lone Star Legal Aid

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Webinar: Adults Need Immunizations Too! Medicaid Coverage, Cost Sharing & Provider Reimbursement for ACIP-Recommended Adult Vaccinations

This webinar, co-hosted by the American Bar Association and CDC’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP), will provide an overview of the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults, and discuss Medicaid’s vaccination benefit policy for adult enrollees. It will take place on January 16, 2018, 1:00–2:30 pm (EST).

NACCHO Policy Statement on Cannabis

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has published a policy statement, Medical and Recreational Cannabis and Cannabinoids to assist health departments considering approaches to medical and recreational cannabis within their communities. The policy statement was proposed by NACCHO’s Public Health Law Workgroup and approved by the NACCHO Board of Directors.

CDC Externships in Public Health Law

PHLP offers externships in public health law, tribal public health, and administration and communications. The externships consist of 9–14 weeks of professional work experience with PHLP in Atlanta, Georgia. With rolling start and completion dates during the academic year, unpaid externships must qualify for academic credit as authorized by law and public health schools. Applications for summer 2018 positions are due by January 31, 2018.

Report: Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health

A new report from de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in order to move the needle on critical public health challenges. The report contains six illustrative examples of how a public health agency might use electronic health data to make progress on childhood asthma, a common and preventable chronic illness. It also provides answers to some frequently asked questions about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.

Public Health Law News Quiz Question, December 2017

What organization is co-hosting a webinar with PHLP about adult immunizations under Medicaid in January?

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