CDC Budget Cuts: The Newest GOP Health Care Plan

Republicans do not agree with President Obama’s health care law, and the public health program that was created. The GOP intends on cutting the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which is under the American Health Care Act, within a year and a half. Officials believe that this cut will lead to a gap for services … More CDC Budget Cuts: The Newest GOP Health Care Plan

Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, may be putting participants at risk. In general, we assume that SNAP provides its participants with fruits, vegetables, etc. It is a nutrition program, so it is expected that those who use the benefits are only allowed to buy healthy food. While there are many members … More Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs

Routine Drug Screening: Necessity or Inconvenience?

Drug testing has always been a common controversy within the United States. When it comes to welfare and government assistance, many people believe that drug screening should be necessary before an individual is able to receive their benefits. While this may be an effective way to prevent drug misuse within needy families, there will always … More Routine Drug Screening: Necessity or Inconvenience?

The Impact of Health Care Access on Our Communities

A community is much more than a group of people living in the same area. These people must have common interests and share similar values in order to be considered “strong.” According to a new study at Vanderbilt University, access to health care has a much stronger impact on a community than we think. With … More The Impact of Health Care Access on Our Communities

Elder Abuse Training Institute

The Elder Abuse Training Institute is devoted to training professionals from the medical community, legal community, law enforcement, social services and government agencies about all aspects of elder abuse, including: detection, reporting, investigating, prosecuting, caring for victims and prevention. Additionally, the institute goes beyond existing educational programs on elder abuse by offering multidisciplinary team training that … More Elder Abuse Training Institute

Controversial Health Check Program Saves Thousands

England’s NHS Health Check program may be controversial, but the results are too powerful to ignore. In its first five years, it may have prevented between 4,600 to 8,400 heart attacks, strokes, and even deaths. The program itself involves the diagnoses of diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and more. It has led to more diagnoses … More Controversial Health Check Program Saves Thousands