FHOP Wishes You a
A very happy
new year to all of you! FHOP hopes that you had a happy and
healthy holiday season and that you are refreshed and ready to delve
into the Needs Assessment.
We know that
many of you are anticipating the reposting of the DataBooks; they
will be reposted within two weeks! We are working hard with the State
MCAH Epidemiology program on a data quality enhance process to
improve consistency in data definitions, descriptions, and methods
for the data being analyzed by both FHOP and the State.
In order to
prepare yourselves for the DataBooks and the work that will come
afterward, take a few minutes to review the Needs Assessment page on the FHOP website where you
will find audio recordings, presentations, materials, and relevant
web links for additional information. You may also find some of
FHOP's previous webinar trainings, as well as the MCAH Marketplace
(see below), to be helpful.
looking forward to working with you to make the most of the coming
year, particularly with your Needs Assessment. FHOP is always
available for questions, comments, concerns, etc. so please feel
comfortable in sending them our way.
all the best in 2014!
The MCAH Market (MCAH Marketplace)is a place intended for MCAH Directors and related
program staff to share examples of resources (interventions,
assessment tools, etc.) and programs they have developed that other
local MCAH programs could adapt and utilize.
*Share your resources for Title V Needs Assessment!
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Recently Added Documents
Examples of Needs Assessment documents created and
used by Sonoma County during the 2010-2015 Needs Assessment process.
Prevention of Substance-Exposed
Pregnancies Collaborative (PSEP). The Prevention of Substance-Exposed Pregnancies
Collaborative (PSEP) represents 18 months of work led by CityMatCH
with funding and guidance from the National Center on Birth Defects
and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. Released in December 2013.
Weight Status and Sexual Orientation:
Differences by Age and Within Racial and Ethnic Subgroups. White and African American lesbians or bisexual women
are more at risk of being overweight than heterosexual women,
according to this analysis of sexual orientation. Using data from the
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), a research team from the
Boston University School of Public Health found that these sexual
minority women tended to be overweight at 18 and retain that weight
in adulthood, when compared to heterosexual women of the same race
Supreme Court temporarily allows religious
groups not to cover birth control. The Obama
administration faced a fresh challenge to its health-care law just as
many of its key provisions took effect Wednesday, after an
eleventh-hour Supreme Court ruling temporarily allowed some Catholic
groups not to cover birth control in their employee health plans.
Millions Of Lower-Income People Expected
To Shift Between Exchanges And Medicaid. In 2014, millions of people are expected to shift
between the health exchanges and Medicaid, as their income fluctuates
over the year. That could be costly for states and insurance
companies, and patients could wind up having gaps in coverage or
having to switch health plans or doctors.
Life Course Indicators Online Tool. Explore the set of 59 life course indicators by
Category, Data Source, or Domain (tabs) and click on the
names to expand the section.
Social Media in the States: Tools for
Instant Access to Emerging Issues. According to
a recent study by the Pew Internet Project, 61 percent of adults look
online for health information, with 41 percent using social media to
obtain information about health or medical issues.
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