Cthealthbook.org – new collection of resources

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While you are home avoiding getting out to shovel, check out the updated www.cthealthbook.org. The site includes a collection of basics on CT’s health care environment. Health Policy 101 is a basics module created as a training tool for incoming CT Health Policy Project interns, volunteers and staff. Health Policy 201 includes 21 sets of slides from a class given this fall on topics ranging from health care finance, Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, the uninsured and international comparisons along with some of the class writing assignments. The site also includes a link to our 2010 candidate briefing book with 21 short briefs on CT’s health care environment, background, trends, and policy options. Topics in the briefing book include obesity, tobacco, health information technology, workforce, patient-centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations.