Support Small Businesses, Support Community
by Kim Wilschek, RN, CCE, CPST – Partner, Safety Squad & Chicago CPR – Board Member, HealthConnect One This is the fourth year for Small Business Saturday, and a big weekend for small business owners in Chicago. Chicago CPR, a division of Safety Squad, is a small business that serves the Chicago-land area. Chicago CPR is built
- November 29, 2013
Make Room for Baby
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… Who will you remember on #GivingTuesday?
- November 26, 2013
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere
What is Leadership to You?
“The conventional view of leadership emphasizes positional power and conspicuous accomplishment. But true leadership is about creating a domain in which we continually learn and become more capable of participating in our unfolding nature… The capacity to discover and participate in our unfolding future has more to do with our being — our total orientation
- November 12, 2013
Communities Rise and the Power of Listening
by Gilberto Zamora When I started my job a couple of weeks ago, my friends and family wanted to learn more about HealthConnect One and I was excited to tell them, but I also wanted to wait until I had a better understanding of HC One and the work it supports. So I stayed quiet
Why I’m mad about the government shut down
by Laura McAlpine ————— October 1st was a really important day. It was the day when over 40 million people without health insurance, and millions more with bad health insurance, could finally find out how to get a health insurance policy they can afford — a milestone day in the implementation of the Affordable Care
Why Register to Vote?
by Jeretha McKinley, National Program Director for HealthConnect One Last year, a group of advocates and non-profits joined forces to register people all over the country to vote, and HealthConnect One was one of them. This year, we are participating again, and National Voter Registration Day is coming right up: September 24, 2013, which compels me
- September 11, 2013
HC One Position Statement on Model Policy: Payer Coverage of Breastfeeding Support and Counseling Services, Pumps, & Supplies
As you may know, the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and the National Breastfeeding Center (NBfC) on Thursday, July 18th, jointly released a set of policy recommendations for insurers, addressing the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s requirement to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.” HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations that agree with reimbursement for lactation
Photos, Breastfeeding and Peer Counselors
“It’s awesome!” – Diana “I get to help other mothers.” – Charmaine “The mothers would see me and realize it wasn’t as hard as they thought.” – Tikvah “I like helping moms reach their goals.” – Sonja “I know what it feels like to have no one to help with breastfeeding; to learn how misinformed I was.
Don’t allow access to breastfeeding support to be limited! Please act today!
The Affordable Care Act requires lactation support to be reimbursed as a women’s preventive health service. HealthConnect One joins with other national organizations who agree with reimbursement for lactation services, but oppose the creation of a Medicaid reimbursement code that would limit reimbursement to International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). We support the call by Healthy