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Medical Home

Medical Homes@Work
National e-newsletter updates on medical home issues, resources, funding opportunities and news from the National Center for Medical Home Implementation at the American Academy of Pediatrics. To view the current edition or access recent editions see:http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/about/newsletter/
Frequency:
Once a month
Sponsor:
National Center for Medical Home Implementation

To Subscribe:

Go to Publications webpage, and click on “Subscribe to Our E-Newsletter” (Note: newsletter icon appears in top right-hand corner and takes a moment to appear)
TransforMED – Practice Transformations Newsletter
TransforMED is focused on practice redesign and affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). TransforMED facilitators are using lessons learned from pilot projects to offer facilitation services, collaboration environments and learning opportunities that support and empower primary care practices across the country as they implement the TransforMED Patient-Centered Model.
Frequency:
varies
Sponsor:
TransforMED, a subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

To Subscribe:

Go to TransforMED’s home page and find the e-newsletter sign-up box (as of 2/11 near top right of page)
Medical Home Digest – News from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The objective of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative is to develop and demonstrate a replicable and sustainable implementation model to transform primary care safety net practices into patient-centered medical homes with benchmark performance in quality, efficiency, and patient experience.Five regions were selected for participation (Colorado, Idaho,
Massachusetts, Oregon and Pittsburgh), representing 65 safety net practices across the U.S. For more information about the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, refer to: www.qhmedicalhome.org/safety-net.
Frequency:
Several times a year
Sponsor:
Funded by the Commonwealth Fund, the Initiative is administered by Qualis Health and conducted in partnership with the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute.

To Subscribe:

Keep informed about the latest activities of the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, and learn from experts in the field bysubscribing to our newsletter (info@qhmedicalhome.org) —be sure to include your name, title, and organization in the message.

Special Health Care Needs

Linkages
Linkages is a Washington State newsletter that shares information, updates and resources for professionals and families caring for children with special needs.
Frequency:
Three times a year
Sponsor:
The Center for Children with Special Needs, a program of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Funding from the WA Dept. of Health, CSHCN Program.
To Subscribe:
Linkages Newsletter & Signup Form
Family Voices
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.FV offers 3 free e-newsletters:
Friday’s Child – Monthly e-newsletter with information for existing and emerging family leaders, as well as professionals, on topics such as leadership, mentoring and partnering.Bright Futures Family Matters – Newsletter for families and professionals about news, information and activities in the maternal and child health community.KASA e-news – Monthly e-newsletter full of opportunities and resources for youth with disabilities and their allies.
To Subscribe: Go to http://www.familyvoices.org/action/keep_informed
Catalyst Center E-newsletter
The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). The Center works with a broad range of partners to:

  • Expand health insurance coverage of CYSHCN across the country
  • Close the gaps faced by underinsured families
  • Develop and disseminate innovative financing strategies at the community, state and national levels
  • Enhance knowledge and collaboration among stakeholder groups around coverage and financing issues

For more information please visit us at www.catalystctr.org

Frequency:
Quarterly
Sponsor:
The Catalyst Center
To Subscribe:
http://hdwg.org/catalyst/publications/e-newsletter-signup
Disability Scoop
Disability Scoop is the first and only national news organization serving the developmental disability community including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and intellectual disability, among others. Disability Scoop sifts through the clutter to provide a central, reliable source of news, information and resources. Disability Scoop also has original content and series that take an in-depth look at what lies beyond the day’s headlines.
Frequency:
Five days a week
Sponsor:
Disability Scoop- founded by two experienced journalists
To Subscribe:
Sign up on home page for e-newsletter

Health Care

Five Things We’re Watching
Catch Washington state’s monthly briefing on 5 top issues in health care administration and health policy. Oregon, Alaska and California editions as well.
Frequency:
monthly
Sponsor:
State of Reform
To Subscribe:
http://stateofreform.com/commentary/5-things/
WCAAP Developments
Stay up to date on pediatric health news in Washington State.  View all issues online.
Frequency:
monthly
Sponsor:
Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP)
To Subscribe:
Send an email to Jennifer Donahue ( jdonahue@wcaap.org), Communications Coordinator
 Healthier Washington Feedback Network

Frequency:
Typically 1-4 times a month, as announcements are made
Sponsor:
Washington State Health Care Authority – The Healthier Washington Project Team
To Subscribe:
To receive regular updates on Healthier Washington, sign up to join our Feedback Network and follow us on Facebook for news and links to our social media announcements.
Pediatrics – New content alert
Sign up to receive an email with the table of contents of new articles in Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ official peer reviewed journal.
Frequency:
monthly
Sponsor:
American Academy of Pediatrics
To Subscribe:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/alerts/etoc – enter email address
National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Quality Improvement Listserv
The NICHQ-QI Listserv is a lively online community that shares a passion for quality improvement for children and adolescents–what’s new, what works, what doesn’t. Participants raise questions, suggest ideas and share reactions to anything related to healthcare for children and adolescents. NICHQ also will keep you posted about programs, progress and new activities that we are undertaking.
Frequency:
n/a
Sponsor:
National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality
To Subscribe:
http://www.nichq.org/with-you/listservs

 

The Commonwealth Fund
Sign up to receive e-mail alerts about one, some, or all of the Fund’s program areas such as child health and development, healthcare quality/quality improvement, health insurance, minority health and innovative state policies. You also may choose to receive the Fund’s Annual Report, Quarterly, or Washington Health Policy Week in Review.
Frequency:
varies
Sponsor:
The Commonwealth Fund
To Subscribe:
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications
Kaiser Health News
KHN is a nonprofit news organization committed to indepth coverage of health care policy and coverage. KHN’s mission is to provide high-quality coverage of health policy issues and developments at the federal and state levels. In addition, KHN covers trends in the delivery of health care and in the marketplaceKHN offers two daily health care reform/news e-updates:

  • First Edition – Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations
  • Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report – KHN Original Reporting and Guest Opinion
Frequency:
Daily
Sponsor:
KHN is an editorially-independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit private operating foundation dedicated to producing and communicating the best possible analysis and information on health issues.
To Subscribe:
From the homepage, choose “email sign-up” at the top of the page.
The Center for Health Care Strategies Email Updates
Nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care. We work with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve people with complex and high-cost health care needs.
Frequency:
Monthly digest; Weekly updates
Sponsor:
The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
To Subscribe:
Click on “Email Updates” option on home page
The Center for Health Professions News
This leading academic health center assists health care professionals, health professions schools, care delivery organizations and public policy makers respond to the challenges of educating and managing a health care workforce capable of improving the health and well being of people and their communities. The Center’s programs address a range of issues that impact the health care system and workforce both in California and nationwide including: supply and distribution; skills and training; cultural competency and diversity; and leadership, partnership and vision. Newsletter is monthly update of Center activities, publications, and application deadlines.
Frequency:
Monthly
Sponsor:
The Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco.
To Subscribe:
Send an email to chpnews@thecenter.ucsf.edu asking to be subscribed to this list. Please include your first and last name in the e-mail.
Puget Sound Business JournalHealth Care Inc, NW
The Puget Sound Business Journal offers free, brief daily e-newsletters on a variety of topics including health care. Find out what’s happening in health care in WA and Oregon from a business perspective.
Frequency:
Daily
Sponsor:
Puget Sound Business Journal
To Subscribe:
Go to http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/newsletter/, choose “Health Care” under “Industry and Niche” and select Seattle/Portland for city.

Young Children

Zero to Three News
Brief updates on activities, publications, conferences, journal features, training opportunities, and news.
Frequency:
n/a
Sponsor:
Zero-to-Three
To Subscribe:
Send a blank e-mail message to:
join-news@lists.zerotothree.org

Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health E-Newsletter
The Mental Health E-News contains the latest news, research, and resources in children’s mental health; upcoming conferences and Webinars; and funding opportunities.
Frequency:
Bi-monthly
Sponsor:
Funded by a grant (UC4MC21534) from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
To Subscribe:
Sign up by email to be on the listservPast issues are also available on this webpage.
Childrens Mental Health Network Friday Updates
The Children’s Mental Health Network is a national alliance between communities, practitioners, families, agencies, alumni of system of care communities, and individuals that seek to share information, keep in touch, advocate for children’s mental health issues, and offer experience-based consultation and education to those interested in promoting the system of care concept.
Frequency:
Weekly (Fridays)
Sponsor:
Childrens Mental Health Network
To Subscribe:
Subscribe from home page
RtcUpdates
rtcUpdates include information about: new research and developments in the field of Children’s Mental Health; the RTC’s publications, products, research and conference; and topics under discussion in the Forums section of their web site.
Frequency:
Periodic (every month or two)
Sponsor:
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health (RTC), Portland State University, OR
To Subscribe:
Click on the “Join our List!” link

Funding

BHIC – Bringing Health Information to the Community
This blog focuses on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. There is a section every day on funding opportunities available. The blog is run by medical librarians at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Frequency:
Daily
Sponsor:
National Library of Medicine
To Subscribe:
Request subscription to a daily digest by going to http://nnlm.gov/bhic/ and following the subscription directions in the top left corner of the webpage.