December 2019 archive

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report Reveals Obesity Rates Drop in 41 American States and Territories 

A report released on Thursday, December 19, 2019 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ)  has revealed that  Obesity rates have dropped among young children from lower-income families in the United States. However, the latest data indicates that obesity continues to be a major risk to children’s health: Approximately 1 in every 7 children ages …

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ACA Open Enrollment Extended Until 3:00AM EST December 18

Some consumers who attempted to enroll in a Health Care Marketplace plan before the December 15, 2019 deadline were unable to do so because of website glitches on Therefore, CMS has extended the deadline. Consumers now have until 3:00AM EST December 18 to enroll in a plan with coverage starting January 1, 2020. Find …

Continue reading Explains Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid

    The website has published a guide that explains the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. The guide provides information about eligibility, what is covered, and how to apply. The information is available at Medicare vs. Medicaid: What’s the Big Difference?  

Partnership for a Healthy Durham Health and Housing Committee December 2019 Meeting

The Partnership for a Healthy Durham Health and Housing Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:30 am in the second floor Conference Room B of the Durham County Human Services Building, 414 E. Main St., Durham, North Carolina. The Communications Committee will conduct its communications needs assessment.  The participants will also discuss …

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