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Learn more about Medicaid Redetermination

By |2024-02-14T13:17:12-05:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

What's next? Continuous Coverage ended March 31st. The process to review people's eligibility will continue through May 2024. If you are still eligible and DCF can renew your coverage without you doing anything, they will. If this is the case, you will receive an approval letter when your Medicaid coverage has been renewed. If DCF [...]

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Tobacco Use Among the LGBTQ+ Community

By |2022-07-05T11:52:38-04:00July 5th, 2022|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Tobacco usage is responsible for over 450,000 deaths in the United States each year. With cigarette smoking being the leading cause of preventable deaths and diseases in the U.S., certain populations and communities are more susceptible to these tobacco-related deaths than others. One such at-risk population for engaging in tobacco use is the LGBTQ+ community. According [...]

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World No Tobacco Day

By |2022-05-16T15:04:12-04:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Education, Public Health|

In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) established World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) as a way to inform folk of the harms of smoking and encourage them to try quitting – if only for a day. Ever since then, the WHO has designated May 31st as World No-Tobacco Day and has evolved to not only keep the [...]

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National Women’s Health Week

By |2020-05-08T13:00:22-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Got your daily exercise yet? Are you making healthier food options? How about getting enough sleep? Well it’s not too late to start today! This year, we celebrate National Women’s Health Week to remind women all around the world to make health a priority and build lifelong healthy habits. Women have unique health issues such as [...]

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#VaccinesWorkforAll – World Immunization Week 2020

By |2020-04-22T15:23:28-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Education, Public Health|

The theme for World Immunization Week 2020 is #VaccinesWorkforAll. The campaign centers around promoting the value of immunization worldwide and increase access to vaccinations for those at risk. This week we celebrate an important campaign in the field of public health: Immunization! During the last week of April, we promote one of the world’s most powerful [...]

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What to Do When You’re Home bound.  Activity Ideas for Seniors

By |2020-03-24T18:40:36-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Education, Mental Health, Public Health|

For seniors who are home bound, it is important to stay engaged and active in order to avoid depression, isolation and boredom, which can sometimes lead to other physical ailments such as insomnia, weight loss, body aches, and fatigue.  There are things you can do to help avoid this from happening. Check out some great ideas [...]

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2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking Cessation

By |2020-02-24T20:27:42-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Mental Health, Public Health|

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. In 1990, the Surgeon General issued a report on The Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation calling for the need to provide quit-smoking resources to millions of U.S. smokers. The new 2020 report upholds the same critical message and includes all the [...]

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Suicide Awareness

By |2019-10-17T20:24:55-04:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, Public Health|

Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide? In the United States alone, approximately 123 people die every day by suicide. In 2017, suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,000 people. This affects individuals of all ages but is [...]

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UV Safety

By |2019-07-02T15:54:05-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

Summer has arrived and is in full force with beautiful days of sunshine and warmth. There are great benefits of sunlight, including the increase of the mood boosting hormone serotonin, and it can help our skin create vitamin D which plays a big role in our bone health. However, it is important to be aware of [...]

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What to Expect in a Tobacco Quit Group

By |2019-05-30T19:37:01-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Education, Public Health|

You're a tobacco user but you're ready to quit. You do well for a couple of days, but then the cravings come, and stress lowers your strength to say no. You’ve been here before. You really want to quit but you just don’t know what to expect from attending a quit group. Will you be judged? [...]

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