Category: Legislative

Legislative, Public Policy

How Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients' Sensitive InformatioHow Can Medical Personnel Protect Patients’ Sensitive Information?

The proper ways for handling a patient’s health records are set forth by the government at national and local levels. All healthcare organizations must have systems in place to comply with these legal requirements, referred to as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996). The penalties associated with not following the laws and […]

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Editorials, Legislative

office of indian healthLet’s Not Forget the Office of Indian Men’s Health

By Eric Bothwell, DDS, MPH, PhD and Tamara James, PhD As the Obama administration winds down its eight years of oversight and support of the health care needs of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) from federally recognized tribes, a brief reflection on what has been accomplished and what might still be accomplished is worthwhile. […]

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Advocacy, Boys, Depression, Education, Family, Fatherhood, Health, Health, Legislative, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Military, Others, Policy, Public Policy, Sports, Suicide, Well-being

A trip to the White HouseA trip to the White House

It was a “seminal” event, and by White House invitation. The topic? The future of men’s health. Why are men medically underserved in America? What cultural factors are at play that we can change? Who should be involved? Seeds of Change An impressive array of stakeholders was present for the dialogue. Hats off to the […]

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Advocacy, Health, Legislative, Policy, Public Policy

A Laymen’s Guide to getting Health Insurance on the Marketplace

Whether you plan on enrolling through the Health Insurance Marketplace this year or not there are a few key points everyone should be aware of. These points include the deadline to enroll for 2015 health coverage, the Special Enrollment Period, and the penalties for anyone without coverage. Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act […]

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Advocacy, Cardio, Legislative, Others, Policy, Prostate, Public Policy

How PCORI is Advancing Men’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month, and the week culminating in Father’s Day, which this year falls on June 15, is Men’s Health Week. Created by an act of Congress in 1994, Men’s Health Week is a perfect time to remember the health issues facing men. At PCORI, we’re funding a wide variety of research projects […]

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