SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
Too many Americans are being struck and killed by the drivers of cars, trucks, and SUVs while walking.  Dangerous by Design 2019 chronicles the preventable epidemic of pedestrian fatalities, which have been steadily increasing in recent years, even as traffic fatalities overall have been decreasing. Read the Report



MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
FIRST RESPONDERS SUFFER: HOW MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CAN HELP
John is a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance in New South Wales, Australia, and he battles the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brought on by his job. Read More

For more information or questions regarding Free Adult Mental Health First Aid Training , please go to  info@MentalHealthFirstAid.org.  To find a course or to contact an instructor in your area, please visit  www.MentalHealthFirstAid.org.  If you would like to host an Adult Mental Health First Aid class, please email  jaxhospitalpartnership@gmail.com . Adult Mental Health First Aid is a FREE , 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing a mental health crisis. As of January 2019, the Jacksonville Hospital Partnership's trainers have helped 6,400 citizens become more aware of mental illnesses and how to de-escalate a mental crisis.

NORTHEAST FLORIDA CANCER CONTROL COLLABORATIVE
The Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative will begin planning the annual disparities training. We look forward to the review of our strategic plan and hearing about your efforts in cancer prevention and improving the quality of life for those winning the fight against cancer.


MARKETPLACE NAVIGATORS
CMS Releases Final Snapshot for the 2019 Federal Exchange Open Enrollment Period - Final Snapshot Shows Enrollment Remains Steady

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final snapshot for the Federal Health Insurance Exchange 2019 Open Enrollment Period, showing steady enrollment with more than 8.4 million consumers enrolled. By comparison, 8.7 million people had enrolled at the same time last year. This represents remarkably steady enrollment at a time when a strengthening economy and job market may be reducing the need and demand for subsidized health coverage. There are several factors that may have contributed to this year’s enrollment. At the time Open Enrollment began, there were more than two million jobs added to the economy compared to the prior year which resulted in the lowest unemployment rate in nearly fifty years. More people in jobs means more people with access to job-based health coverage, which should reduce demand for subsidized coverage. In addition, due to the expansion of Virginia’s Medicaid population, CMS estimated that approximately 100,000 2018 Exchange enrollees would be eligible for expanded Medicaid. Read More