Illinois Health Matters Sizes Up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through New Multimedia Series Focused on Key Chicago Neighborhoods

Illinois Health Matters, a website that provides expert resources and information around national health care reform in Illinois, today launched a multimedia series aimed at helping individuals and small businesses in key Chicago neighborhoods better understand and be prepared for the implications of the new health care law and the state’s health insurance marketplace (also known as a health insurance exchange).

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have a tremendous impact on the livelihoods of those living and working in many of Chicago’s traditionally underserved neighborhoods, including the South and West sides. “When we look at certain neighborhoods in Chicago, so many people and small business owners there don’t have access to practical information about how health care reform will deeply and directly support their families and their businesses,” says Stephani Becker, senior policy analyst and project director at Health & Disability Advocates, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization that powers the Illinois Health Matters website on behalf of a collaboration of health policy and community-based organizations.

“With our new videos and stories, we want to evangelize health care in these critical areas, to provide real-life stories that illustrate the new choices and opportunities that the Affordable Care Act makes available to them,” Becker says. Such opportunities include: More than 2.5 million Illinoisans under the age of 65 who have a pre-existing condition will be guaranteed access to health care in 2014 More than 160,000 small businesses in Illinois are now eligible for small business tax credits to provide health care to their employees A new health insurance exchange marketplace will let individuals and employees of small businesses in Illinois shop and compare a range of affordable health insurance choices.

The first installment of the video series illustrates the plight of Henry Edwards, a new father living in Garfield Park who struggles with paying out of pocket for medication to control chronic asthma. Also featured is Ruby’s Restaurant in West Garfield Park, where owner Henry Henderson and long-time manager Lillie Joiner discuss their choices in trying to find health-care coverage for their employees.

“The Affordable Care Act and the new health insurance exchange will give Illinois consumers more control, quality choices, and better protections when purchasing insurance. That’s why it’s so important for us to put forward this resource to help individuals and small businesses better understand how health reform will impact them,” adds Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates and a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

The videos will be showcased in a new section of the Illinois Health Matters website, “Neighborhood Stories.” Also featured are articles that share how community organizations, including Health & Disability Advocates, local Chambers of Commerce and others are educating and informing underserved groups about their health care coverage options under the new law. The multimedia series is part of the Local Reporting Initiative that’s supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust.

About Illinois Health Matters

Illinois Health Matters is a one-stop resource for information on national health care reform in Illinois, and provides clear, expert information around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as commentaries, resources and a blog for individuals, small businesses, community organizations, media and policymakers. Funding for Illinois Health Matters is generously provided by lead donor, The Chicago Community Trust and managed by Health & Disability Advocates in partnership with a collaborative of Illinois health policy and community-based organizations: AARP of Illinois, AgeOptions, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Campaign for Better Health Care, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, Illinois PIRG Education Fund, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

 

The Doctors Club.net Launches New Multimedia Interactive with Podcast to track and/or reverse Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

The Doctors Club.net Launches New Multimedia Interactive with Podcast to track and/or reverse Childhood Obesity, Heart Disease, and Diabetes










SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2006

The Doctors Club, LLC., (TDC) a privately held company focused on developing and providing preventive interactive medical services – based on multidisciplinary conventional and complementary/alternative medical practices, announced it has launched an interactive preventive health program which includes multimedia client interactive and podcast programs of medical exams, lifestyle recommendations and medical health tracking for clients worldwide in order to track and reverse childhood obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

(TDC) was founded by doctors to exam, educate and monitor the health of clients worldwide in achieving optimal health via a network of medical, academic and fitness professionals; representing medical expertise in general, preventive, family, sports, and internal medicine, cardiology, nutrition, aerobics, lifestyle and stress reduction.

The (TDC) customized preventive multimedia interactive(s) and podcast(s) are tailored to address the health requirements of each client by providing interactive medical exam summaries of comprehensive examinations, lifestyle questionnaires with assessment and monthly medical tracking. The goal is to assist each client in achieving optimal health by understanding health habits through a series of interactive lifestyle assessment tools. The Doctors Club provides the client an exam summary, recommendations and a health analysis via interactive(s) and podcast to educate on the process of lifestyle modification, specifically how to avoid, monitor or reverse health related risk which can effect their life in coming years. (TDC) tracking program is designed to assist physicians in monitoring health related risk in their clients in the office or remotely using the web.

“Mulitmedia interactive(s) and podcast are new methods to disseminate a clients health-related information of medical exams, comprehensive bodyscans which detect the risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer and other health related disease; medically monitored nutrition plans, fitness routines, and lifestyle coaching,” said David Mendiola, CEO of The Doctors Club. “With our interactive programs and podcast your medical information is always available to you regardless were you are in the world via a secure easy to understand format for reference in case of an emergency.”

The Doctors Club in partnership with other medial entities will expand their health tracking services worldwide by providing electronic monitoring, multimedia interactive(s) and medical podcast. “Our expanding direct presence internationally will assist us in our mission to improve health, fight childhood obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other health related disease effecting society.

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The Doctors Club.net Launches Multimedia Video Podcast for Medical Exams

The Doctors Club.net Launches Multimedia Video Podcast for Medical Exams










SAN DIEGO, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2006

The Doctors Club, LLC., a privately held company focused on developing and providing preventive medical services – based on multidisciplinary conventional and complementary/alternative medical practices, announced today that it has launched an interactive preventive health program which includes multimedia interactive video podcast of medical exams, lifestyle recommendations and health tracking for clients.

The Doctors Club was founded by doctors to exam, educate and monitor clients in achieving optimal health via a network of medical, academic and fitness professionals; representing medical expertise in general medicine, preventive medicine, family medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, internal medicine, nutrition, aerobics, lifestyle and stress reduction.

The customized preventive video podcast is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. The goal is to assist the client in achieving optimal health by understanding health habits through a series of interactive comprehensive examinations, questionnaires and lifestyle assessment tools. The Doctors Club provides the client an exam summary and recommendations via podcast education on the process of lifestyle modification, specifically how to avoid, monitor or reverse health related risk which can effect their life in coming years.

“The podcast is the new medium in disseminating health-related content of medical exams, comprehensive bodyscans which detect the risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer and other health related disease; medically monitored nutrition plans, fitness routines, and lifestyle coaching,” said David Mendiola, CEO of The Doctors Club. “With our podcast your medical information is available via a secure download in an easy to understand video format for reference in case of an emergency.”

The Doctors Club will expand services worldwide through electronic monitoring and video format in working relationship with other medical entities. “Our expanding direct presence internationally will help us in our mission to improve health worldwide through novel approaches to medicine.”

Contact:

Trisha Dinenberg

The Doctors Club

(858) 682-6353

http://www.thedoctorsclub.net

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