MHL Recommended Resources

Posted on May 13, 2010

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The Mayor’s Health Line continues to scour the web for the best and most comprehensive resources for you. Here is a list of recommended online health-related resources for this second week in May 2010 from the Mayor’s Health Line.

Resources for Medical Interpreters
Last week, Massachusetts launched a campaign to encourage the use of medical interpreters. Please read the press release http://bit.ly/diN23o
For more information and resources from the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services, see their website on Interpreter Services http://bit.ly/c5KKLM [CLAStalk listserv]

Guides to Breastfeeding
http://www.womenshealth.gov/pub/bf.cfm
An Easy Guide to Breastfeeding provides information and encouragement to women and their loved ones. It explains the benefits for baby, mom, and society, and also provides frequently asked questions and answers about breastfeeding. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese, as well as brochures for African American and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

Affordable Care Act and Young Adults
Beginning this fall, the Affordable Care Act provides young adults the opportunity to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. The President, Secretary Sebelius, and leading insurers have been working together to implement this important benefit now, bringing much needed peace of mind and insurance coverage to young people. Learn about which companies have agreed to start early and find out more information about this early benefit of the new law. http://www.healthreform.gov/healthsecurity.html
You can also view a video from President Obama on Health Reform at http://bit.ly/9oJp6T

For more information on health care reform, call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 or check out our Health Care Reform resource page at www.bphc.org/healthcarereform

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