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Affordable Care Act Brochures & Educational Resources

These resources and presentations on the Affordable Care Act are from from various government agencies and departments.  They are free to share, download, and print.  Information is provided for specific population groups and links are given for additional resources.

Health Care Law and Utah

This is a brief description of the changes to health care and health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act.  It summarize the impact of the law on Utah families and businesses.

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform

.The non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation tracks polls, policy analysis, and government publications on various issues. Their health reform website has links to frequently asked questions and essential information about the Affordable Care Act.  It also has health insurance profiles for each state and interactive tools.

The Health Insurance Marketplace

This federal goverment website has information for individuals, families, and small businesses about the Health Insurance Marketplace.  The site has a quick survey to determine you qualify for lower health insurance cost.

The New Health Care Law and You

This easy-to-understand consumer guide from the Institute of Medicine explains the Affordable Care Act by emphasizing the need to ask four basic questions:  What are my choices for health insurance?  How do I get it?  How do I use it?  What will it cost me?

Utah Health Policy Project

This website has Information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act that is specific to Utah.  It includes newly released rates for the health insurance marketplace and has tools and resources for Utahns to navigate the implementation of health care reform.

 

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ALT HEALTHWATCH

This resource provides in depth coverage of complementary, alternative, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It includes articles (1990 to present) from over 140 publications.

Drug Information Portal

This site is a gateway to detailed information on over 12,000 prescription medications. It is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Gale Medical Encyclopedias

A set of medical encyclopedias that provides detailed information on hundreds of diseases, disorders, conditions, therapies, and medical procedures. Many of the articles have illustrations and links to additional resources.

HEALTH SOURCE - CONSUMER EDITION

A resource that provides access to the full-text of over 190 journals covering authoritative health information for consumers. Topics covered include general health, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and other topics.

HEALTH SOURCE - NURSING/ACADEMIC EDITION

This database provides full access to more than 550 medical journals focusing on a wide variety of medical disciplines. It is a good resource for obtaining in depth articles on diseases and medical conditions and for keeping current on different areas of medicine.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. It has information from reliable and trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions. 

X-Plain Easy-to-Read Health Information

This site provides access to over 300 interactive medical and health videos covering many illnesses, conditions, medical tests, etc. The videos are designed for all patients and consumers regardless of their educational level, ability, or familiarity with computers. 

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Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a state health insurance plan for children. Working Utah families who do not have other health insurance may qualify for CHIP, with eligibility dependent on family size and income. CHIP provides children with access to many medical services such as dental care, doctor visits, immunizations, hospital and emergency care.

Medical Home Portal

This site provides information for physicians, parents, teachers and other professionals to help with the care of children with chronic conditions.  Caregivers are linked to local resources, best practice guidelines for common chronic conditions in children, and practice-based case managers to further help link families to resources.  The site is maintained by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah.

MyHealthCare in Utah

This site provides easy access to Utah hospital reports that compare measures for charges, quality and patient safety.  The Utah Department of Health's Health Data Committee provides the information, along with other health care information for consumers. 

Utah 211

Utah 211 is maintained by the United Way of Salt Lake City. This resource offers links to many community help agencies such as domestic violence services, crisis and suicide prevention help, and homeless shelters. This website includes a Weber Morgan county phone directory of community resources.

Utah Advance Health Care Directive / Living Will

The University of Utah Center on Aging provides this form for an individual to specifiy what actions should be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves because of illness or incapacity.

Utah Department of Health

This state agency site provides information on family dental and safety clinics, as well as immunization, health insurance coverage and resources for children with special needs.  Users may also order birth and death certificates online.

Weber-Morgan Health Department

This site provides information how to obtain a food handler’s permit, where to get STD/HIV Tests, and how to obtain local birth and death certificates and emissions inspections. Emergency response, environmental and public health information are also accessible on this website.