Health Policy & News

Fourth National Climate Assessment

U.S. Global Change Research Program

Dec 09, 2018

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. A comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States concluded that climate change exacerbates existing climate-sensitive health threats and creates new challenges, exposing more people in more places to hazardous weather and climate conditions.

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Study of 2016 Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign


Dec 06, 2018

National media campaigns are an important population-level strategy for reaching specific population groups who are experiencing tobacco-related disparities. Exposure to targeted Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign ads was associated with a greater likelihood of intentions to quit and quit attempts among smokers with mental health conditions.

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National Navigation Roundtable Report- Webinar on 12/14 at 2 PM ET

Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care

Dec 04, 2018

The National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) is a national collaborative of organizations, convened by the American Cancer Society, working together to advance patient navigation efforts. The National Navigation Roundtable met in late November in Washington, DC and on Friday, December 14th at 2 PM ET, a webinar and meeting summary will be offered.

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National Navigation Roundtable

American Cancer Society

Dec 03, 2018

The NNRT is a national collaborative of organizations working together to advance patient navigation efforts. Patient navigation in the cancer care setting refers to individualized assistance offered to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality care.

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Webinar on new NCP Palliative Care Guidelines

National Consensus Project

Dec 02, 2018

On Monday, December 17th at 2:30 PM there will be a FREE webinar about the New National Consensus Project’s Palliative Care Guidelines, 4th edition! Speakers will present an overview of the newly published Guidelines.

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Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress

Nov 18, 2018

NASW staff attended the attended the Integrative Pain Care Policy Congress. hosted by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, in Boston on November 10, 2018. The goal of the gathering and ongoing workgroups, is to advocate for appropriate access to pain care and comprehensive treatment options.

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