Additional Empower Resources

SelfMade Health Network is dedicated to facilitating change in our communities as well as on a national scale.  Part of fulfilling this goal is to ensure that our community members have the right tools that allow them to positively impact the health of their neighbors. The tools below are geared towards empowering our members and mission-aligned practitioners working in their local regions. 

Webinar:  Advanced Smoking Cessation in California's Medicaid Population

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is hosting a live webinar, “Advancing Smoking Cessation in California's Medicaid Population: The Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project” on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 11:00 am PST (90 minutes).

The following speakers will be presenting on this important and timely topic:

Steven A. Schroeder, MD, Director, Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, University of California at San Francisco
Hai-Yen Sung, PhD, Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health & Aging, University of California at San Francisco
Elisa K. Tong, MD, MA, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, at Davis
• Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, Professor & Director, Center for Research & Intervention in Tobacco Control (CRITC), Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California at San Diego School of Medicine

Webinar Objectives:

1. Identify statewide outreach strategies to providers, plans, and public health partners.
2. Describe impact with Helpline caller response in California Medicaid population and subgroups
3. Describe the effect of incentives to help low-income smokers quit smoking.
4. Assess potential population-level costs and benefits of supplementing usual care of quitline services with financial incentives and mailed nicotine patches to Medicaid smokers who call the quitline.

Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers

Hosted by the GW Cancer Institute, this e-learning series provides healthcare practitioners with self paced learning modules covering cancer survivorship needs and follow-up care.

80% by 2018 

Hosted by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the 80% by 2018 initiative provides tools and resources geared to help organizations work together to increase colorectal cancer screening to 80% by the year 2018. Numerous resources are available for healthcare, businesses (employers), community organizations, coalitions and families.

Interactive Health Map

Hosted by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, this interactive map helps users identify community health rankings and measures, as well as the ability to compare regions across the US.

Cancer Risks Charts

Hosted by the NCI, these interactive charts help determine cancer risk based on demographic.

State Cancer Profiles

Hosted by the NCI and the CDC, this interactive map provides cancer statistics by state.

Rural Health Information Hub

The Rural Health Information hub, this resource shares resources to improve health for rural residents— including access to current and reliable tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.

The Economic Impact Analysis tool shows how a project’s spending on staff, supplies, equipment and other expenses benefits your community. Based on inputted information, this tool uses formulas to estimate economic impact of grant program investments on local economies. These calculations help rural program grantees assess performance, and advocate for resources that contribute to program sustainability and improved health care for rural populations.