Monthly Archives: May 2017

Healthy Teeth Healthy Children Launches New and Improved Website

The Healthy Teeth Healthy Children (HTHC) program of the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is excited to announce the launch of their new and improved website. New features of the website include:

  • A single-page format viewable on all devices
  • Provider presentation and Oral Health Story Kit request forms available to complete and submit directly on the website
  • An updated timeline detailing the history of HTHC
  • Revised printable resources and helpful links for providers and community members on oral health

COPD National Action Plan Released

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the COPD Action Plan, a first-of-its kind plan that provides a unified framework to guide stakeholders nationwide in their efforts to reduce the burden of COPD.  It addresses the needs of patients, health care delivery and practice guidelines, research potential, and policy implications.  It has five goals designed to address different aspects of COPD.


Free Healthy Woman Program Training

The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute has received a grant from the PA Dept. of Health – Healthy Woman Program to increase the number of women (50 years and older) who get recommended breast and cervical cancer screenings, with a special focus on Hispanic and African American women and women who reside in RURAL areas of Pennsylvania.  This training is specifically designed for the Healthy Woman Program partners in response to public education and targeted outreach (PETO)requirements.

They are offering trainings in different locations within Pennsylvania so organizations and practices can learn about these issues and increase the number of women who get breast and cervical cancer screenings.  The workshops will include “Patient Navigation” tools and techniques to accomplish our goals.  Training dates, locations and times:


Thursday, June 8 – Family Health Council of Central PA, 3461 Market Street, Suite 303, Boardroom, Camp Hill, PA                               Registration: 9:30 – 10 AM. Meeting: 10 AM – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, June 13 – Maternal & Family Health Services, 15 Public Square, Suite 600,  Conference Room, Wilkes-Barre, PA      Registration: 9:30 – 10 AM. Meeting: 10 AM – 3:00 PM


Next FCAP Webinar – May 10th at 3 p.m.

Americares will host the next FCAP Webinar on Wednesday, May 10th and provide information on their Medication Adherence Texting Program.   In collaboration with CareMessage and with product support from AstraZeneca, this program has a goal of increasing the medication adherence of a cohort of patients with high cholesterol across five free clinics. Americares uses CareMessage’s text messaging program to send patients adherence messaging with general education and disease self-management content to promote positive behavior changes.  To register for this event use the following link:

The day of the event – if you haven’t pre-registered, use this link to access the webinar: