Knox KL, Pflanz S, Talcott GW, Campise RL, Lavigne JE, Bajorska A, Tu X, Caine ED. Am J Public Health. 2010 Dec;100(12):2457-63. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159871. Epub 2010 May 13. SOURCE: Canandaigua VA Medical Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Canandaigua, NY, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effectiveness of the US Air Force Suicide Prevention Program… Read More »»
Satariano WA, Guralnik JM, Jackson RJ, Marottoli RA, Phelan EA, Prohaska TR. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug;102(8):1508-15. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300631. Epub 2012 Jun 14. SOURCE: School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA. email@example.com Optimal mobility, defined as relative ease and freedom of movement in all of its forms, is central… Read More »»
AAHD has joined a coalition, led by the American Heart Association, advocating fitness in elementary and secondary education. The coalition letter is available for download: PDF.
Andersen K, Gudnason V. Laeknabladid. 2013 Mar;99(3):129-34 SOURCE: Cardiovascular Research Center Landspítali University Faculty of Medicine, Univesity of Iceland IS 101 Rejkjavík, Iceland. firstname.lastname@example.org Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are currently the main cause of premature death and disability in the world. Most of these NCDs are due to unhealthy lifestyle choices i.e. tobacco, unhealthy diet,… Read More »»
AAHD is cited, as part of the Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) advocacy effort, in the May 30 issue of Nuesoft. Click here for the news article.
By Clarke Ross, D.P.A. The National Quality Forum, a nonprofit membership organization created to develop and implement a national strategy for healthcare quality measurement and reporting, builds consensus on national priorities and goals for performance improvement. The NQF released its interim report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on quality measures for… Read More »»
AAHD has joined over 80 organizations in advocating preparation of an annual federal childrens’ budget. The letter is available for download: PDF. On March 29, the CDC Coalition submitted testimony to the Congressional Appropriations Committees. AAHD is one of 140 national organization coalition members. The letter is available for download: PDF. On March 28, Roberta… Read More »»
AAHD joined 17 other national associations endorsing the Teen Screen – National Center for Mental Health Checkups – comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) on using the “Stage 2 Meaningful Use” electronic health records (EHRs) incentives and rules to improve clinical quality. The letter is is available for download: PDF.
AAHD has joined Family Voices and 18 other national organizations endorsing renewal of the Family-to-Family Information Resource Centers (S. 2123 and H.R. 4083). The letter is available for download: PDF.
The National Health Council (NHC) has commented to HHS on methods to calculate “actuarial value” of individual and small group health plan offerings under the Affordable Care Act. The calculation has little direct impact on “essential health benefits” but does impact cost-sharing obligations. AAHD is a NHC member. The letter is is available for download:… Read More »»