Reproductive health

No Barriers Summit 2020 Goes Virtual This June

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

No Barriers USA and presenting sponsor Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announce the 2020 No Barriers Summit will shift to a virtual format, June 26-27, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • No Barriers USA and presenting sponsor Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announce the 2020 No Barriers Summit will shift to a virtual format, June 26-27, 2020.
  • The two-day experiential event seeks to empower people to break through barriers and provide connections to employment and financial health opportunities.
  • Despite the circumstances, were excited to take this transformative event online to allow the No Barriers Summit and our mission to reach far beyond what we could do in person, said No Barriers Executive Director and Co-Founder Dave Shurna.
  • Wells Fargo will host various virtual activities dedicated to employment, financial health and the resilience of diverse communities.

Around the Clock Healthcare Services (ATC) to Offer Turn-Key Onsite COVID-19 Testing Services to All Businesses

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1:31pm

Today, rising unemployment, repairing the economy, re-opening business, and bringing back workforces safely, including through the utilizations of various testing options, are key topic's in today's news cycle.

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  • Today, rising unemployment, repairing the economy, re-opening business, and bringing back workforces safely, including through the utilizations of various testing options, are key topic's in today's news cycle.
  • By partnering with ATC, businesses will be able to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees without incurring the unnecessary burden of coordinating testing.
  • ATC has taken the steps to invest in those resources that are necessary to provide this comprehensive and unique quality testing solution.
  • Screening: ATC is providing comprehensive screening services to ensure that employees are safe to come into the work place on a daily basis.

Resuming Deferred Procedures Will be Complex as Health Systems Work to Mitigate Concerns, Deloitte Survey Finds

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

Survey respondents say their organizations are planning or implementing measures to mitigate key concerns.

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  • Survey respondents say their organizations are planning or implementing measures to mitigate key concerns.
  • Of note, 88% have partially or fully implemented and 10% are planning to implement use of virtual health for some or all non-procedure visits.
  • Clinical leaders expect getting back to pre-COVID-19 volumes could take between two and six months.
  • Notably, nearly all leaders said their organizations have implemented or plan to use virtual health for non-procedure visits.

COVID-19 Crisis: Aetna Expands NIPT Coverage for Young Pregnant Women

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!

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  • While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!
  • women under the age of 35, big players like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) still restrict coverage to include only traditional serum screening and other similar tests for young pregnant women.
  • By limiting NIPT access to women over the age of 35, these insurers in-effect put young women at high risk of false positives and false negatives.
  • 4APA, a non-profit organization, has raised awareness against the age-related discrimination amongst pregnant women that deprives access to the advanced and accurate NIPTs for young moms-to-be.

Lords question government on Covid-19 and NATO on 19 May

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Questions scheduled for Tuesday 19 May from 11am:

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  • Questions scheduled for Tuesday 19 May from 11am:
    Lord Touhig to ask the government what steps it is taking to coordinate the response to the Covid-19 pandemic with NATO to prevent any security risks.
  • Lord Dubs to ask the government about the improvement in air quality emissions and other environmental indicators since the Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.
  • Lord Faulkner of Worcester to ask the government what advice it has given to the Premier League about Project Restart.
  • Baroness Tyler to ask the government what steps it is taking to protect and support mental health services during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ride Health Launches First Comprehensive COVID-19 Equipped Transportation Network for New York City Metropolitan Area

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 1:01pm

NEW YORK, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride Health , coordinating smarter transportation for every patient need, has assembled the Greater New York City area's first and most comprehensive COVID-19 equipped transportation network.

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  • NEW YORK, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride Health , coordinating smarter transportation for every patient need, has assembled the Greater New York City area's first and most comprehensive COVID-19 equipped transportation network.
  • Ride Health has individually vetted transportation providers in the network to ensure their policies and procedures comply with CDC guidelines as well as state-specific health authority guidancefor COVID-19.
  • Standards include continuous use of personal protective equipment, sterilization of vehicles between every ride, and daily health checks for drivers.
  • Ride Health partners with healthcare organizations and transportation network providers to manage transportation benefits, strengthen enterprise transportation programs, and drive intelligent transitions of care.

75% of Americans with Behavioral Health Conditions are Continuing Therapy Services During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 12:00pm

CHICAGO, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --New survey data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that 75% of Americans with behavioral health conditions are continuing therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of telehealth and other digital health services.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --New survey data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) shows that 75% of Americans with behavioral health conditions are continuing therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the prevalence of telehealth and other digital health services.
  • Further, while 42% of people reported delaying a health care appointment due to the pandemic, only 16% have delayed a mental health appointment.
  • The usage of telemedicine has seen a 1.6 times increase since the summer of 2019, with more than half of that growth occurring since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
  • Individual BCBS companies have also adjusted current behavioral health programs and introduced new initiatives to meet the unique needs of their local markets.

ACHA Releases New Guidelines on Reopening Campuses in the COVID-19 Era

Friday, May 8, 2020 - 1:33pm

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The American College Health Association (ACHA) announces the release of its new guidelines, Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era.

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  • SILVER SPRING, Md., May 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The American College Health Association (ACHA) announces the release of its new guidelines, Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era.
  • While physical distancing practices are currently in place on nearly all campuses, a second wave of infections may occur if campuses reopen in the coming months without being fully prepared.
  • The new guidelines, Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era, can be downloaded at https://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_Considerations_... .An extensive list of additional ACHA resources and updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic can also be found at https://www.acha.org/COVID-19 .
  • ACHA advocates for student health by integrating the critical role of college health into the mission of higher education.

Nightfood Launches SnackingFor2.com to Support Upcoming Pregnancy Marketing Initiatives

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 1:20pm

In addition to being endorsed as the Official Ice Cream of the American Pregnancy Association, Nightfood has recently entered into initiatives with Ovia Health and Lamaze International to increase awareness within the American pregnancy demographic, which includes approximately three million women at any time.

Key Points: 
  • In addition to being endorsed as the Official Ice Cream of the American Pregnancy Association, Nightfood has recently entered into initiatives with Ovia Health and Lamaze International to increase awareness within the American pregnancy demographic, which includes approximately three million women at any time.
  • We're working to quickly build a base of happy expectant moms who can become advocates for Nightfood within the pregnancy universe, Folkson continued.
  • This program also allows us to learn more about, and build relationships with, the specific consumers that are buying Nightfood.
  • Nightfood recently received the endorsement of the American Pregnancy Association as the recommended ice cream for pregnant women.

CDC Foundation Sources PPE From Stoltz One to Protect Vulnerable U.S. Health Care Workers on the Front Line

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 2:03pm

PPE is vital to safeguard health care workers from exposure to COVID-19, which means that many are lacking the life-saving supplies needed to safely do their jobs.

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  • PPE is vital to safeguard health care workers from exposure to COVID-19, which means that many are lacking the life-saving supplies needed to safely do their jobs.
  • As of mid-April, nearly 9,300 U.S. health care workers have contracted COVID-19, of whom 27 have died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • To combat the spread of the virus, the CDC Foundation contacted Stoltz One, an international company that supplies medical equipment and PPE under its trading division, Stoltz One Health, to import much of the PPE the CDC Foundation requires to address the urgent needs of health care workers and front line responders.
  • We are pleased to work together with them to protect our health care and other front line workers."