Associations Urge Administration to Prioritize Mental Health Care for College Students

Over the summer, the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury proposed rules to amend current regulations for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008, with a goal to better ensure that people seeking coverage for mental health and substance use disorder care can access treatment as easily as people seeking coverage for medical treatments.

The MHPAEA aims to ensure equal access to mental health and substance use disorder care by preventing private health insurance companies from imposing stricter requirements on these benefits compared to medical and surgical benefits. However, barriers to accessing

Randall Ortel leverages the power of social media to promote health education

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Randall Ortel has taken interacting with patients to a whole new level – leveraging the power of social media to encourage his followers to take care of their physical and mental health. And while he provides expert advice on a range of health conditions, from cardiovascular disease and diabetes to the potential origin of nagging back pain, the disclaimer remains clear – always visit a healthcare provider’s office to confirm and manage a diagnosis.

Dr Ortel is a family medicine specialist, and an occupational, emergency and obstetric medical practitioner. He’s a lecturer in

National Health Education Week (10/16/2023-10/20/2023) – District Health Department 10

National Health Education Week

Key Facts

According to the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE):

  • Health education improves the health status of individuals, communities, states, and the nation.
  • Health education enhances the quality of life for all people.
  • Health education reduces costly premature deaths and disability.
  • Health education focuses on prevention reducing the financial and human costs spent on medical treatment.

Join District Health Department #10 (DHD#10) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in celebrating National Health Education Week – October 16-20, 2023! The focus of this celebration is on increasing national awareness on major public health issues