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African American Health Disparities Infographic
Racial and ethnic health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. Communities of color are more likely to suffer from certain health conditions, and they are more likely to get sicker, have serious complications, and even die from these conditions. Families USA is an organization working to achieve high quality, comprehensive, affordable health care for all Americans. Key issues for the organization include increasing enrollment in health insurance coverage, achieving equity in access to care, and improving the health care system by emphasizing quality and evidence rather than volume. A new infographic called "African American Health Disparities Compared to Non-Hispanic Whites" is available on their web site:  http://bit.ly/1nqQjF8

The Health Insurance Marketplace is Open! Enroll now in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more. Plus, see if you qualify for lower costs.
Click here Health Care Gov HealthLawHelper is an informational tool designed for individual consumers. It incorporates the best information Consumer Reports has about the federal healthcare law's impact on consumers.
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Health law helper

The Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition (LHEC) was founded to help Louisianians better understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
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Learn about the impact of the Affordable Care Act with KFF's consumer resources: educational animated video, premium and subsidy calculator, FAQs, and more
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                 Kaiser

April is National Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community

The American Cancer Society
is recruiting men and women across Shreveport-Bossier area for a landmark research study called Cancer Prevention Study -3 (CPS-3).

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What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?" Now you can. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many, and the American Cancer Society urges you to join and sign up today. Anyone can visit www.cps3northla.org and schedule an appointment today to reserve a spot to participate in CPS-3.

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
This is a great resource  for improving antibiotic use in healthcare settings from the CDC's Get Smart for Healthcare campaign. You will find brochures and handouts for educating the public about antibiotic use and also information for healthcare professionals. http://1.usa.gov/1gGHWoO

Keeping Food Safe
If you lose  power due to winter weather the Foodsafety.gov website http://1.usa.gov/1c1D7CY offers food safety information for emergencies. Find out how to keep food safe during and after an emergency, such as a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power. Here is a link to the Refrigerated Food Chart http://1.usa.gov/18Xfx95

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