Showing posts with label #HealthAccess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #HealthAccess. Show all posts

Thursday, February 15, 2024

πŸ₯ IMSPARK: Personalized Healthcare in the PacificπŸ₯

 πŸ₯ Imagine... Personalized Healthcare in the PacificπŸ₯

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will embrace the potential of personalized healthcare, a model that tailors diagnosis and treatment to each individual’s unique health profile. 

πŸ”—Link:

Ref Here

πŸ“šSource: 

Telehealth Technology Assessment Center. (2023). What technologies will impact healthcare in the next 3-5 years?

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

By leveraging digital technologies such as wearable devices, genomics, and telemedicine, personalized healthcare will improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and increase access for the diverse and dispersed populations of the Pacific. 🌊Personalized healthcare is a game-changer for the Pacific region, which faces many challenges, such as aging populations, 🌏chronic diseases, health inequities, and geographic isolation. 🧬Personalized healthcare can help overcome these barriers by providing more effective and efficient care customized to each person’s needs and preferences. 🩺It can also empower patients to take charge of their health and wellness and enable collaboration among various stakeholders in the healthcare system.


#PersonalizedHealthcare, #DigitalHealth,  #Innovation,#HealthAccess,#HealthEquity,#IMSPARK,

Friday, September 8, 2023

🌟IMSPARK: Transforming Health and Well-being in Hawaii🌟

🌟Imagine: Transforming Health and Well-being in Hawaii🌟


🌟 Imagined Endstate:

Improved well-being and resilience through targeted interventions addressing economic stability, housing security, and equitable healthcare access.

πŸ”— Link:                         

πŸ“š Source:

UHERO. (2023). UHERO Rapid Health Survey: Mental Health, Food Security, and Socio-Economic Determinants in Hawaii. 🌍

πŸ’‘ What's the Big Deal:

πŸ” The UHERO Rapid Health Survey sheds light on the links between mental health, food security, and socio-economic determinants in Hawaii.πŸš€ It reveals that while over 70% of participants rate their health as good to excellent, disparities exist based on socio-economic and demographic factors, particularly among Native Hawaiians and Filipinos. πŸ˜” Barriers to accessing healthcare, including delays in general practitioner visits, dental care, specialty services, and mental healthcare, further hinder well-being. The survey also uncovers a prevalence of mental health conditions such as depression, low self-esteem, and suicidal ideation, highlighting the impact of unemployment, COVID-19, housing instability, and poverty.

 

#Economics,#Socio-EconomicDeterminant,#FoodSecurity,#HealthAccess,

Friday, September 1, 2023

♿ IMSPARK: IMAGINE... Telehealth Access for the Pacific Disabled Community ♿

 

♿ IMAGINE... Telehealth Access for the Pacific Disabled Community ♿

1.πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Imagine a future where telehealth becomes an accessible and accepted standard of care for individuals with disabilities, empowering them to receive quality healthcare services remotely

2. πŸ”— Link:

(1): VA Elevating Telehealth Training, Improving Veteran Care

(2): Telehealth & Disability: Recommendations for Providers

3. πŸ“š Source:

a.      Clapper, J. (2023, July 12). VA elevating telehealth training, improving Veteran care.

b.     Telehealth Resource Center. (2021, September). Telehealth & Disability: Recommendations for Providers.

4.     πŸ’₯What's the Big Deal:

Telehealth has the potential to improve healthcare access for vulnerable populations, including individuals with disabilities, but communication barriers hinder its full utilization. Around 61 million US adults have disabilities, necessitating improved telehealth strategies to cater to their unique needs. 🌐 Recommendations for providers include assessing necessary products and services, considering assistive technology compatibility, and incorporating accessibility features. Providers should also involve caregivers, enhance cultural sensitivity, and offer auxiliary aids like sign language interpreters and real-time translation services. ♿ Effective communication can be achieved through remote interpretation services, video-based appointments, and written materials in advance. In addition, organizations like the VA and the University of Hawaii are actively working to expand telehealth services in the Pacific, overcoming geographic isolation and limited resources to advance healthcare accessibility and equity.


                               #TelehealthAccess,#HealthAccess,#VeteransCare,#DigitalAccess,#DigitalInclusion, 

Friday, July 28, 2023

πŸ’₯IMEA COFA SUPPORT NOW! - (VIDEO)πŸ’₯


🌍 IMEA: Imagine Pacific Envisioned Analysis | To Pay the Price: The Case for Investing in the Future of COFA Now! πŸ’Ό



In this video episode of Imagine Pacific Envisioned Analysis (IMEA), we explore the pressing challenges faced by the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Nations and advocate for transformative investments in their future. 🏝️ 🀝 Join us as we envision a brighter future for the Pacific region through cultivating sustainable partnerships with entities like the Hawaii National Guard, State of Hawaii Department of Health, DOD, University of Hawaii, and the VA. 🌐 πŸ’‘ IMAGINE a future where Micronesians have access to essential healthcare services and a supportive system that recognizes and maximizes their community assets. By fostering strategic engagements, research, and community-based initiatives, we aim to empower the COFA region to thrive and build resiliency. 🌱 πŸ’₯ Learn about the critical case for investing in the COFA nations, facing an existential climate crisis, economic disparities, and challenges in providing healthcare to Micronesian veterans. Despite their rich heritage, they rank among the world's poorest nations. 🏞️ πŸ” EXPLORE the challenges faced by Micronesian veterans in accessing healthcare, the impacts of climate change on vulnerable island states, and the urgent need to address health disparities in Hawaii. πŸ₯ πŸ“š FURTHER RESEARCH is essential in advancing economic cooperation, leveraging the State Partnership Program, addressing healthcare disparities, and engaging in climate-focused field research. πŸ“ 🌏 DISCOVER the potential impact of strategic partnerships, including Pacific region stability, climate change adaptation, infrastructural development, and the reduction of healthcare disparities. 🌊 πŸ“Š Participate in our QR Reader Survey to share your insights on the challenges faced by Micronesian veterans and help us work towards viable solutions. πŸ“² πŸ“’ Join us in advocating for justice and equal access to healthcare for Micronesian veterans by leaving comments, writing letters, and raising awareness about this critical issue. πŸ“ 🎬 Watch this thought-provoking IMEA episode and support a thriving COFA future, accessible resources, and a model of sustainability for the world. Don't forget to like and subscribe! πŸŽ₯

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

IMEA - COFA VETS - REEL 2

IMEA: To Pay the Price: The Case for Investing in the Future of COFA Now!

 IMEA: To Pay the Price: The Case for Investing in the Future of COFA Now!


πŸ’­ I. Imagine...

Cultivating new and vibrant sustainment partnerships via stakeholder collaborations in the Compact of Free Association (COFA) Nations with entities such as the Hawaii National Guard, the State of Hawaii Department of Health, DOD, the University of Hawaii, and the VA 🌍

II. Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where Micronesians have access to essential healthcare services and a supportive system that recognizes and maximizes their organic community assets. Through strategic engagements, research, and developing community-based assets collaborative partnerships and engagements could empower the region to further its resiliency and thrive.

III.πŸ’₯ What's the Case:

The COFA nations are facing a convergence of critical challenges, and an international transformative and all-encompassing approach to investing in their future becomes imperative. These nations find themselves at the crossroads of an existential climate crisis, grappling with extreme vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. Despite their rich cultural heritage and resilience, they rank among the poorest per capita nations in the world, confronting economic disparities that hinder their growth and development. Furthermore, the geographic separation from the United States has left many Micronesian veterans unseen, and deprived of the care they are entitled to as US veterans. Finally, there is a historical indebtedness by the countries who conducted atomic testing for over a decade, they hold some accountability for the aftermath effect on the region's vulnerable population.

πŸ”Ž IV. Consider This:

Challenges Faced by Micronesian Veterans: Micronesian veterans encounter numerous obstacles in accessing healthcare despite their dedicated service. The limited capacity in U.S. military hospitals in Hawaii often leaves many veterans without the medical attention they deserve. Additionally, the high cost of healthcare and complexities surrounding health insurance further hinder their access to essential medications and treatments, adding to the burden they bear after serving their nation. (Blair, 2017)

🌊 Impacts of Climate Change: The adverse impacts of climate change pose significant threats to vulnerable island states like the COFA nations. Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and environmental degradation are some of the challenges these nations face, putting their very existence at risk. (Rasmussen, 2022)

Health Disparities in Hawaii: A study by the East-West Center showed that Micronesians had significantly worse Severity of Illness (SOI) for various health-related hospitalizations, emphasizing the need for support to address disparities (Hagiwara, 2016)

πŸ“ˆ U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported more than $1 billion in costs associated with providing service to Micronesians for Hawaii and adjoining Pacific U.S. Territories (Rights, 2019)

πŸ’ͺ SPP's Role in Theater Security: The State Partnership Program (SPP) plays a crucial role in bolstering theater security and stability in the Pacific region. The SPP's efforts in building partnerships can serve as a strategic counterbalance to their growing influence and help ensure the long-term stability and development of the COFA nations (Rimando, 2023).

πŸ“š V. Research This:

          1. Garamone, J. (2023). Economic Cooperation and the State Partnership Program.
          2. Blair, C. (March 1, 2017). Lawmakers Urge Medical Help For Micronesian Veterans. Civil Beat.
          3. Brewington, L., Kokame, K., & Lewis, N. (2021). Global Health Engagement in the Pacific Region.
          4. Hagiwara, M. K. (2016). Healthcare Disparities Among Micronesian Veterans.
          5. United States Commission on Civil Rights. (2019).
          6. Rasmussen, E., Nakano, G., Kabua, S., & Hatoum, A. (2022). Climate-Focused Field Research within the Kwajalein Atoll Sustainability Laboratory.
          7. IMSPARK: Communities Combat Climate Crisis, July 25, 2023, Imagine Pacific Pulse
          8. IMEA: Imagine Pacific Envision Analysis - Healthcare for Micronesian Veterans, June 30, 2023, Imagine Pacific Pulse
          9. IMSPARK: Imagine Equal Care for COFA, June 26, 2023, Imagine Pacific Pulse
          10. IMOA: SPP and COFA, Match Made in the Pacific, July 24, 2023, Rimando, M., Imagine Pacific Pulse

🌍 VI. Impact on Pacific:

Here are the following impacts partnerships and engagements could provide if pursued:

        1. Pacific Region Stability: As near-peer competitor nations expand their influence in the Pacific, it becomes increasingly vital for the United States to strategically prioritize its engagement with COFA countries. The SPP's proactive efforts in building and strengthening partnerships can serve as an essential counterbalance, preserving the sovereignty and security of the region. By fostering enduring relationships, the SPP facilitates an environment where COFA nations can confidently navigate diplomatic complexities and maintain their independence in a changing geopolitical landscape.
        2. Climate Change Adaptation: Vulnerable island states, such as the COFA nations, face unprecedented challenges from the adverse impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and environmental degradation pose significant threats to their very existence. Organizations like the Kwajalein Atoll Sustainment Laboratory (KASL) and the University of Hawaii could foster focus on environmental protection and sustainability, serving as a valuable resource, and facilitating knowledge sharing and technical assistance.
        3. Infrastructural Development: The COFA nations' economic vulnerability necessitates international support and cooperation for sustainable development. Through a program like the SPP, the National Guard could offer expertise and resources in critical areas such as disaster response, healthcare, education, and organizational capacity building. In leveraging the resources and experiences of both the National Guard and partner organizations like the Department of Health, and Emergency Management Agency, strategic partnerships become vehicles to unlock potential, facilitate growth, reduce dependence, and foster sustainable progress in the Pacific.
        4. Reduce Healthcare Disparities: Global health engagements hold promise for addressing healthcare disparities in the COFA nations. By tapping into the National Guard's and University of Hawaii's expertise in both the medical logistical and telehealth, through medical engagements they could contribute to enhancing Micronesia's preparedness and response mechanisms. Specifically, efforts to mitigate the Severity of Illness (SOI) for various health-related hospitalizations in Micronesia through the SPP can lead to a more equitable and robust healthcare system.

πŸ“Š VII. QR Reader Survey: 

To better understand the challenges faced by Micronesian veterans and work towards viable solutions, we invite readers to participate in our QR Reader Survey. Your valuable insights and experiences will help us better understand the issues at hand. Please note that participation in the survey is voluntary and for the purpose of gaining a general assessment of the reader's impression of the IMEA. It is not intended for scientific purposes.


 πŸ“’ VII. Call to Action: 

Imagine Pacific is in support of the COFA Veterans and asks that readers who feel the same consider joining us in advocating for justice and equal access to healthcare for Micronesian veterans. You can support this cause by: 

• Leaving a comment on the Imagine Pacific Pulse(www.imagine-pacific.blogspot.com

• Sending a letter to the Editor: https://www.staradvertiser.com/editorial/submit-letter/ 

• Reaching out to your local representatives and urging them to support legislation 

• Raising awareness about this issue within your social circles and utilizing the provided QR codes to share this IMEA.

🀝 VIII. Conclusion: 

Investing in the future of COFA nations requires transformative efforts encompassing equitable healthcare access, economic development, climate change resilience, and recognition of historical consequences. Partnerships contribute to Pacific stability amid geopolitical competition, empowering COFA nations to preserve sovereignty. Addressing healthcare disparities, climate change adaptation, and infrastructural development are vital. Collaborative efforts unlock potential, ensuring the well-being of COFA communities and fostering resilience. Let's work towards a thriving COFA future, accessible resources, and a model of sustainability for the world.


Monday, July 24, 2023

IMOA: SPP and COFA, Match Made in the Pacific

(IMOA) Imagine Pacific Original Article 




SPP and COFA, Match Made in the Pacific

By Lt. Col. Marlon Rimando, MD

Hawaii Air National Guard

Imagine Pacific Pulse    7/24/2023


In recognition of its 30th anniversary, it’s fitting that the United States Department of Defense's State Partnership Program (SPP) is poised more than ever to conduct capacity-building and empowering engagements in the Pacific (United States Department of Defense, n.d.)[1]. One such area where this could occur is between the National Guard and the Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations, including the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. In fostering relationships and promoting security cooperation, the SPP can play a pivotal role in addressing the unique challenges faced by these Pacific island nations.

One of the primary interests in the region is the increasing influence of near-peer competitor nations (Asian Bureau of Research, 2017)[2]. As they expand their economic and diplomatic ties with the COFA nations, it becomes essential for the United States to prioritize its engagement with these countries. The SPP's efforts in building partnerships can serve as a strategic counterbalance to their growing influence and help ensure the long-term stability and development of the COFA nations.

Climate change is another pressing issue that profoundly affects the COFA nations. Rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and environmental degradation pose significant threats to these vulnerable island states (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 2022)[3]. The SPP's focus on environmental protection and sustainability can facilitate knowledge sharing and technical assistance in climate resilience and resource management, empowering the COFA nations to tackle climate-related challenges more effectively.

Moreover, the COFA nations' economic status could benefit from international support and cooperation. Through the SPP, U.S. states can provide expertise and resources in areas such as disaster response, healthcare, education, and economic development (Garamone, 2023)[4]. Working together by utilizing apparatus such as the SPP program, the COFA nations can access critical support to address their economic vulnerabilities and foster stronger, more resilient communities.

Furthermore, the SPP's emphasis on global health engagement offers significant potential for the COFA nations. The National Guard's experience in responding to public health emergencies can be leveraged to help Micronesia prepare for and respond to health crises, enhancing its capacity to address health challenges effectively (Brewington, Kokame, & Lewis, 2021)[5]. A study by the East-West Center showed that Micronesians had significantly worse Severity of Illness (SOI) for various health-related hospitalizations, emphasizing the need for support to address disparities (Hagiwara, 2016)[6]. Here is a perfect example where a program like the SPP could and should make a difference.

In conclusion, the State Partnership Program holds immense promise as a platform for building resilience in the COFA nations and promoting lasting relationships between U.S. states and these Pacific allies. Coincidently, the benefit is mutual with development capacity in COFA nations and preventative measures in the United States, as the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported more than $1 billion in costs associated with providing service to Micronesians for Hawaii and adjoining Pacific U.S. Territories (Rights, 2019)[7]. As the region faces growing geopolitical competition and climate change impacts, the SPP's role in fostering enduring partnerships takes on even greater significance. Strengthening ties and promoting shared goals, the SPP can contribute to a more comprehensive and coordinated U.S. approach in the Pacific, ensuring long-term sustainability and development in the region.

Lt Col Rimando is a graduate of the USAF Air War College and served on numerous State Partnership Program and Global Health Engagements with PACAF, the Hawaii Air National Guard, and the Hawaii National Guard. He is a Flight Surgeon, currently serving as the HING Task Force CBRNE Surgeon for the CERFP. He also works as a MEB Physician with Tripler Army Medical Center.


[1] United States Department of Defense. (n.d.). State Partnership Program.

[2]  National Bureau of Asian Research. (2017). China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific Islands: Assessment of key economic issues and priorities.

[3] Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. (2020). CommuniquΓ© of the 51st Pacific Islands Forum.

[4] Garamone, J. (July 19, 2023). Milley Touts Successes of Guard's State Partnership Program. DOD News.

[5] Brewington, L., Kokame, K., & Lewis, N. (2021). A Changing Climate and Its Implications for Health and Migration in the Pacific: Examples from the Marshall Islands. East-West Center.

[6] Hagiwara, M. K. (2016). Health disparities among Micronesians in Hawaii. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 75(11), 325-329.

[7] United States Commission on Civil Rights. (2019). Separate and Unequal: Federal Protections and Enforcement in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.

 


Thursday, July 20, 2023

πŸ”¬IMSPARK: Advancing Alzheimer's TreatmentπŸ”¬

πŸ”¬IMSPARK: Advancing Alzheimer's TreatmentπŸ”¬


πŸ’‘ IMAGINED ENDSTATE:

Imagine a future where individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease have access to effective treatments that target the underlying disease process, providing relief from symptoms and improving quality of life. Through continued research and innovation, we envision a world where Alzheimer's is better understood, and ultimately, a cure is discovered, bringing hope and healing to those affected by this devastating condition.

Link:                                            

πŸ”— [Link to the FDA article]

Source:

πŸ“š FDA. (2023, January 6). FDA Grants Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment.

πŸ’₯ WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL:

 The FDA grants accelerated approval for Leqembi, a breakthrough Alzheimer's disease treatment targeting the underlying disease process. It provides a new treatment option addressing amyloid beta plaque, a hallmark characteristic of the disease. This approval represents a significant advancement in Alzheimer's treatment, offering hope to millions affected. However, warnings for potential side effects like ARIA and infusion-related reactions emphasize the need for careful monitoring and management. This milestone underscores the importance of ongoing research and innovation to improve treatment options and find a cure for Alzheimer's.

 

#FDA, #Alzheimers, #Breakthrough, #Healthcare, #HealthAccess


 



Tuesday, July 18, 2023

🌐 IMSPARK: Advancing Cancer Research for Veterans 🌐

 πŸŒ IMSPARK: Advancing Cancer Research for Veterans 🌐

🩺Imagined Endstate:  Cancer research and treatment for veterans Prioritized πŸ©ΊπŸ”¬πŸŒ±

Links:

-          Cancer Research Getting New VA Effort as Burn Pit-Linked Cases Expected to Rise πŸ”—

-          IMEA: Imagine Pacific Envision Analysis - Healthcare for Micronesian VeteransπŸ”—

Sources:

1.       IMSPARK (2023, June 30). IMEA: Imagine Pacific Envision Analysis - Healthcare for Micronesian Veterans. Imagine Pacific Pulse. πŸ“š

 2.       Kheel, R. (2023, June 30). Cancer Research Getting New VA Effort as Burn Pit-Linked Cases Expected to Rise. Military.com. πŸ“š

What's the Big Deal:

The collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Stanford University's medical school signifies a significant leap in cancer research and treatment for veterans impacted by burn pit exposure. With the establishment of a dedicated cancer center, there is a commitment to providing cancer care. Equitable healthcare access is crucial for the maximum participation of all veterans, including Pacific Islanders. By addressing healthcare disparities within these communities, we honor the sacrifices of Micronesian veterans and acknowledge the unique circumstances and contributions of Pacific Islanders in their service to the nation. If built the cancer center could be a remarkable advancement in cancer research and treatment for all veterans, promoting inclusivity and equal access to cutting-edge care and support services. πŸ’ͺπŸ”¬πŸŒ

Key Words: #Veterans #VeteransCare #HealthAccess #HealthDisparities #HealthEquity  #Cancer #IMEA


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

🌍 IMSPARK: Imagine…Detecting Dangerous Diseases

🌍 IMSPARK: Imagine…Detecting Dangerous Diseases πŸŒ


Imagined Endstate:       

Imagine a future where Pacific Island nations and Puerto Rico are equipped with effective strategies and tools to combat dengue outbreaks, including predictive models for early warning systems and the implementation of dengue vaccines. This leads to improved public health response, reduced disease burden, and enhanced protection of communities.

Links:

1.https://www.pihoa.org/pihoa-e-blast-two-pacific-island-nations-to-develop-predictive-models-for-dengue/ πŸ”—

2.https://www.astho.org/communications/blog/dengue-preparedness-in-us-territories-freely-associated-states/ πŸ”—

Sources:

Pacific Island Health Officers Association (2020, December 3). PIHOA E-Blast: Two Pacific Island Nations to Develop Predictive Models for Dengue. Www.Pihoa.org. Retrieved July 7, 2023,

Wong, M., & Youngbar, C. (2023, May 19). Dengue Preparedness in the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. My Profile, e-Learning Center, my.ASTHO. πŸ“š

What's the Big Deal:

🌍 The development of predictive models and implementation of dengue vaccines in Pacific Island nations and Puerto Rico represent a significant leap forward in combatting dengue outbreaks. πŸ§ͺ By leveraging climate, health, and sociodemographic data, these predictive models enable early detection and effective response. πŸ’‰ The deployment of the Dengvaxia vaccine, coupled with robust surveillance systems, empowers high-coverage vaccination programs. πŸ“Š These initiatives enhance dengue preparedness, protecting communities and reducing the disease burden. 🌐 They pave the way for a future where dengue outbreaks are minimized and the well-being of populations is improved. πŸš€ Imagine the impact of proactive measures in reducing the spread of dangerous diseases and ensuring a healthier future.


#Dengue

#HealthAccess

#PublicHealth

#DiseaseControl

#HealthEquity

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

πŸŒπŸ’‘IMSPARK: Imagine... Precise Diagnosis πŸ₯πŸ’‰

 


πŸŒπŸ’‘IMSPARK: Imagine... Precise Diagnosis πŸ₯πŸ’‰

1. Imagined Endstate: Imagine AI's breakthrough in medical diagnosis πŸ₯transforming healthcare for isolated communities, rural areas, and island nations, bringing accurate predictions and improved healthcare outcomes through AI tools like NYUTron.

2. Link to URL: Click here for the source article

3. πŸŒAPA Source for the URL: Digital Journal. (n.d.). AI Doctor: Transforming Healthcare for Communities.

4. πŸ’‘What's the Big Deal: AI's breakthrough in medical diagnosis holds immense potential for isolated communities, rural areas, and island nations. AI tools like NYUTron have the capability to bring accurate predictions and improved healthcare outcomes to these underserved regions. With limited access to specialized medical professionals, AI can bridge the gap by providing valuable insights and supporting local healthcare providers in making informed decisions. This transformative technology empowers remote communities with precise diagnoses, enabling timely interventions and better healthcare management. It ultimately levels the playing field and ensures quality care for all, regardless of their geographical location. The advancement of AI in healthcare represents a significant medical breakthrough with far-reaching implications for healthcare access and the well-being of communities.

Key Terms:

#AIDiagnosis

#HealthAccess 

#Remote 

#RuralHealthcare

#PacificIslands

#MedicalAdvancement

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Zero-Cost TRICARE and Dental for Veterans

 

🌍 Imagine...Zero-Cost TRICARE and Dental for Veterans






  1. Imagined Endstate: Imagine a future where all National Guard service members have access to zero-cost TRICARE health benefits and dental care. #Veterans #HealthDisparities #COFAVeterans
  2. Link to URL: [Link to the Source] πŸ”—
  3. APA Source for the URL: National Guard Association of the United States. (n.d.). Zero-Cost TRICARE and Dental. πŸ“š
  4. What's the Big Deal: The Healthcare for Our Troops Act (H.R. 4221) and the Dental Care for Our Troops Act (S. 2046 / H.R. 4420) aim to provide zero-cost TRICARE health benefits and dental care to National Guard service members. By supporting these acts, we can ensure access to essential healthcare services for our veterans and bridge health disparities. Let's work together to prioritize the healthcare needs of our National Guard service members and ensure they receive the quality care they deserve. πŸ’ͺπŸ½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ’™

Key Words:

#HealthAccess

#HealthDisparities

#HealthEquity

#VeteransCare

#Veterans

#TransformingLives

 

🦀 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀

 πŸ¦€ Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦀  πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...