The current shelter was developed after the deaths of 14 firefighters who were overrun by flames on a Colorado mountain in 1994. The Colorado and Arizona disasters are among the deadliest for wildland firefighters since fire shelters became mandatory equipment in 1977. … [Read more...] about Emergency fire shelters can save lives, in some conditions
Saves lives at work
Now more than ever, community health workers are critical to America’s COVID-19 fight. In Baltimore, unemployed residents are being hired to conduct contact tracing and care coordination across the city, as part of the city’s Health Corps model. Hard-hit states like Texas and Arizona have community health programs that reach Medicaid patients and immigrant communities. But there are only 56,000 community health workers across America. To reduce transmission, prevent new outbreaks — and rapidly deploy a vaccine when ready — we must massively expand this vital workforce. … [Read more...] about Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously
The adoption particularly for video telemedicine visits has been slow over the years, some of which was due to variance in individual states for insurance coverage of these services. In some states, it was difficult to push for institutional funding to increase telehealth programs without appropriate reimbursement. The current state of Medicare and many commercial carriers providing coverage for telemedicine visits, in addition to the need for social distancing, has launched telemedicine forward at an uncomfortable pace. … [Read more...] about Will telemedicine save US health care?
Newborns were at the highest risk of death, even before the coronavirus pandemic, with a baby dying every 13 seconds in 2019, the UNICEF mortality report said. They could be at a much higher risk of death with coronavirus-related disruptions in essential health services, according to WHO. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing decades of work in reducing preventable childhood deaths, new report finds
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