National Center for Health in Public Housing

National Center for Health in Public Housing We provide training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of federally funded health centers.

The National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH), a project of North American Management, is supported in part by a Cooperative Agreement grant awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. NCHPH provides training and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of federally-funded health centers to increase access to health care, eliminate health disparities, and enhance health care delivery for the millions of residents of public and assisted housing. The mission of the National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) is to strengthen the capacity of federally funded Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers and other health center grantees by providing training and a range of technical assistance. NCHPH, a project of North American Management, receives funding through a cooperative agreement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. North American Management is a client-focused firm providing innovative solutions for businesses, not-for-profit organizations, international concerns, and government agencies. North American Management is regarded in the industry as a results-oriented resource for assisting agencies to implement outcome-based management strategies.

Oral Health: Putting a Smile in Public Housing WebinarClick Here To Register:
12/05/2012
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Oral Health: Putting a Smile in Public Housing Webinar
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Preventing certain chronic diseases starts with good oral health. Dr. Hilton, Dr. Mouden, and Dr. Wakim will focus on general information regarding oral healthcare for public housing residents. The presenters will discuss the role CMS, NNOHA and health centers have on proper oral healthcare, resourc...

Taking Control Of Your Life – A Diabetes WebinarClick Here to Register:
11/15/2012
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Taking Control Of Your Life – A Diabetes Webinar
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This webinar will focus on diabetes and how you can help your patients control, manage, and treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Dr. Pam Allweiss from the CDC will present the information on the Diabetes Mellitus (DM) epidemic. Sandra Arevalo, Dr. Lydia Concepcion, and Dr. Rina Ramirez presentation will...

Hurricane by American Red Cross – Shared by Apps.USA.gov
10/26/2012
Hurricane by American Red Cross – Shared by Apps.USA.gov

Hurricane by American Red Cross – Shared by Apps.USA.gov

Be ready for severe weather with Hurricane by American Red Cross. Monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strik...

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical Storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes...
10/26/2012
Hurricanes | Ready.gov

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical Storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and several hundred miles inland. Currently, hurricane Sandy, with winds around 80 mph, is moving north along the east coast and affecting portions of Florida and Georgia with tropical storm force conditions. Learn what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

A hurricane is a type of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that forms in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A typical cyclone is accompanied bythunderstorms, and in the Northern Hemisphere, a counterclockwise circulation of winds nea...

Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: StudyHigh blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger...
10/24/2012
Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study (10/23/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Smoking, Diabetes Are Risk Factors for Poor Leg Circulation: Study
High blood pressure, high cholesterol are other danger signs for peripheral artery disease in men.

TUESDAY, Oct. 23 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms that smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels can all raise men's risk for poor circulation in the legs, otherwise known as peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Issuance of Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contamin...
10/24/2012
Health Alert Network | HAN Archive - 00329

Issuance of Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Patients Who Received Epidural or Paraspinal Injections with Contaminated Steroid Products:
As part of its ongoing investigation of the multistate outbreak of fungal infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to assess and revise interim guidance to clinicians involved in the management of patients who received injections with contaminated steroid products distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC).

As part of its ongoing investigation of the multistate outbreak of fungal infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to assess and reviseinterim guidance to cliniciansinvolved in the management of patients who received injections with contaminated steroid products dis...

10/23/2012
Lifting it away

Lifting it away

Men who do weight training consistently may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. Add aerobic exercise to their routine, and their risk may drop even more.

10/23/2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Call with Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary Sebelius: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
2:30pm PT

Dial in Number: 800-369-3106

Participant passcode: Breast Cancer Awareness

Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say:American Academy of Pediatrics says more complex stunting, acrob...
10/23/2012
Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Cheerleading Needs Safety Guidelines, Pediatricians Say:
American Academy of Pediatrics says more complex stunting, acrobatics call for greater surveillance.

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Cheerleading has become a competitive, year-round sport that features complex acrobatic stunts, which has led to an increase in the number and severity of injuries, experts say.

Beans a Boon for People With Diabetes, Study Finds:Eating more legumes, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, can lower ...
10/23/2012
Beans a Boon for People With Diabetes, Study Finds (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Beans a Boon for People With Diabetes, Study Finds:
Eating more legumes, such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, can lower blood sugar, blood pressure.

MONDAY, Oct 22 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from type 2 diabetes can see an improvement in both their blood sugar levels and blood pressure if they add beans and other legumes to their diet, Canadian researchers report.

3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows:New technique produces better images at lower radiation ...
10/23/2012
3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

3-D Mammograms Might Be Safer, More Accurate, Early Study Shows:
New technique produces better images at lower radiation dose.

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have developed a new technique to produce 3-D images of breast tissue that they say are two to three times sharper than current hospital CT scans with a lower radiation dose than is delivered currently by conventional mammograms.

More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey:Improvement in past decade attributed to more treatment wi...
10/23/2012
More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

More Americans Have High Blood Pressure Under Control: Survey:
Improvement in past decade attributed to more treatment with drug combinations.

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Increased use of multiple drug combinations likely explains the significant increase in the number of U.S. adults with hypertension who say they have their blood pressure under control, according to a new study.

Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer:Following prevention guidelines might have added bene...
10/23/2012
Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Heart Disease Risk Factors Also Tied to Death From Prostate Cancer:
Following prevention guidelines might have added benefit for men, study suggests.

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Men with metabolic syndrome -- a group of symptoms linked to heart disease and diabetes risk -- may also face a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer if diagnosed with the disease, according to a large new study.

10/23/2012
Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Approval Expanded for Sapien Artificial Heart Valve (10/22/2012) | womenshealth.gov

MONDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve has been expanded to include additional people with aortic valve stenosis, the medical term for a narrowing of the aortic valve that prevents the valve from functioning properly.

CDC - CDC's Primary Care and Public Health Initiative - OSTLTS
10/19/2012
CDC - CDC's Primary Care and Public Health Initiative - OSTLTS

CDC - CDC's Primary Care and Public Health Initiative - OSTLTS

Strong linkages across clinical medicine and public health are vital to addressing national health priorities. Collaboration among clinicians and public health is especially critical, given the United States' rising health care costs and poorer health indicators when compared with other industrializ...

Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies...
10/19/2012
Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer? (10/18/2012) | womenshealth.gov

Can Allergies Thwart Fatal Colon Cancer?
Immune responses that trigger hay fever, asthma might also ward off malignancies, study says.

THURSDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that people who suffer from both hay fever and asthma may be less likely to die from colon cancer.

Breast cancer - PubMed Health
10/19/2012
Breast cancer - PubMed Health

Breast cancer - PubMed Health

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer:

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Across the nation there are millions of residents living in public housing. The average household size for residents of public housing is 2.2 people and 1.6 for residents of Section 8 housing. Over 21% of residents remain in public housing more than 5 years and nearly 17% of residents remain in Section 8 housing for more than 5 years. Approximately 842,000 children (ages 0-17) live in public housing representing 40% of residents living in public housing. Approximately 2.3 million children live in Section 8 housing representing 47% of residents living in Section 8 housing. Nearly 330,000 or 15% of residents in public housing are seniors (age 62 and above), and approximately 400,000 or 8% of residents of Section 8 housing are seniors. 19% of public housing, 17% of Section 8 housing and 48% of Housing Choice Voucher households include a member who is disabled. The average annual household income of a household for residents of public housing is $12,569 and $8,869 for households in Section 8 Housing. This falls well below the federal poverty line, which in 2006 for a household of two was $13,167, and for a household of three was $16,079. The primary source of income for 30% of public housing resident households, 15% of residents of Section 8 housing and 32% of Housing Choice Voucher residents is through wages. However, despite the efforts of this working population 89% of public housing residents and 98% of Section 8 housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents fall into HUD’s “Very Low Income” category, with an income of less than 50% of the national median. Social Security payments are the primary source of income for approximately 55% of seniors in public housing and 52% of seniors living in Section 8 housing. The demographic information above was obtained from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Resident Characteristics Report as of January 31, 2009.

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