Resource: Rainbow Welcome Videos
Two new videos highlight the courageous stories of gay, lesbian, and transgender refugees and their allies.
Event: North American Refugee Health Conference 2014
Save the Date!
June 19-21, 2014, Rochester, NY
Event: North America Region Conference, International Union Against TB and Lung Diseases
February 27 – March 1, 2014, Boston, MA
Deadline for abstract submission: October 7, 2013
Resource: Get Ready for Obamacare Video
Kaiser Family Foundation
New animated video walks through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost when major parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014.
News: States and their Health Insurance Marketplaces
Profiles on each state’s progress towards establishing and funding their health insurance marketplace.
Resource: Updated Healthcare.gov Website
U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The healthcare.gov website now contains more Affordable Care Act information for consumers about the Health Insurance Marketplace and Open Enrollment that begins on October 1, 2013. Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-318-2596 TTY: 1-855-889-4325.
News: Outreach and Enrollment Assistance
Health centers around the country received $150 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help people access new health coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act.
In the Literature: Cervical cancer screening adherence among Somali immigrants and refugees to the United States. (2013) Morrison TB, Flynn PM, Weaver AL, Wieland ML. Health Care Women Int.