HCS 120 Know Your Health Care Resources

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Know Your Health Care Resources

Complete the following chart with resources that support your health as well as the health of the community. Research two resources at the federal, state, and local community level.

Resource title Resource Level (Federal, State, Local Community) Resource Website Describe the resource identified. Identify the contribution the resource makes to the health of the community.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Federal https://www.osha.gov/ “Set up to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance” If the workers aren’t working in safe environments it can also impact their customer wellbeing if mistakes are made.
Healthcare Exchange/Marketplace Federal https www.healthcare. ://gov/ Consumers shop for private health insurance plans with different cost sharing individuals with affordable health Provides insurance options so they can obtain health care treatment and preventative services.
Foodshare State Foodshare is Wisconsin’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and it helps low-income Wisconsin residents buy food FoodShare Provides the low income families with nutritional assistance
Badger Care State https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm A health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents including children, pregnant women, and adults. Allows pregnant women, children and adults recive proper medical treatment when they cannot afford private insurance.
Needle Exchange Program Local Community http://cityofracine.org/Health/ Provide new, sterile syringes in exchange for used, dirty syringes. They also help get drug users into drug treatment programs and other health care, & testing for infections to which drug users are prone, including HIV and Hepatitis Designed to reduce the spread of HIV and other blood-borne injections among people who use injection drugs, their families, and the community.
Lead Program Local Community http://www.kenoshacounty.org/334/Lead Seeks to reduce lead hazards in homes Offers assistance with testing for lead in homes with children under the age of 6 and if lead is found a contractor will be brought in for the removal of lead.

*Indicate the specific state and local community you have used to find resources.

Cite at least 5 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar resources.City of Racine. (n.d.). City of Racine. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from Community Health: http://cityofracine.org/NEP.aspx

Cross, N., & McWay, D. C. (2017). Stanfield’s Introduction to Health Professions (Seventh Edition). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC.

Dougherty, D. (n.d.). About OSHA. Retrieved March 24, 2017, from United States Department of Labor: https://www.osha.gov/

Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2016, August 16). Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from FoodShare Wisconsin: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/index.htm

Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2017, March 9). Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from BadgerCare Plus: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm




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