April 17, 2014
The American Cancer Society's study of government data has revealed some positive and improved statistics regarding colon cancer. The number of Americans 50 and older with colon cancer plunged 30% from nearly three decades ago according to this new study. The number of Americans with colon cancer has been declining since the mid-1980s due to a higher rate of colonoscopies, access to information, and advancements in technology.
February 28, 2014
Our region is in the middle of a four-year experiment. It tests whether the community can define its most important public health challenges and then tackle them, as a community, rather than rely on government and large health providers. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation, through its executive director, has been part of the planning process since 2010. The 2013-2017 health improvement plan looks like:
February 26, 2014
The Cover Arizona Coalition
February 18, 2014
November 4, 2013
Every year 2.5 million Americans suffer eye injuries - and nine out of 10 are preventable if proper eye protection was worn. You might be thinking that employers should be fined for allowing so many eye injuries on the job, but you'd be mistaken. Most eye injuries today happen at home, and if they don't, they happen on the athletic fields and in parks.
October 7, 2013
Medical cost transparency is a hot topic among business, academic and political leaders worldwide -- and a new Arizona law reflecting this trend goes into effect December 31. House Bill 2045 requires health care providers make available on request or online the direct pay price for their 25 most commonly provided services and update that price list at least annually. Failure to do so is considered unprofessional conduct, subject to discipline by the licensing board.
June 10, 2013
Dear Healthcare Professionals, A series of emails have been released from our Central Office in the past few days regarding information on the EHR Incentive Programs and the June 30th deadline associated with the CMS e-Prescribing program, and I pulled them together for you below so you would have them in one place. The updates include:
May 14, 2013
University of Arizona Medical Center Professor and Vice Chairman of Medicine, Phil Factor, DO, FCCP is featured on Health Break. He highlights the importance of patient safety and a team approach to quality care and improved patient outcomes. Check out his video here!
May 6, 2013
March 11, 2013
Check out our latest Something More for You Blog Post!
February 6, 2013
In celebration of American Heart Month, the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation is proud to announce it has awarded its February Trustee Award in the amount of $1,000 to the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health to provide funding for The Heart Disease Prevention Study. This study will measure outcomes of The HEART Series, an ongoing, comprehensive, medically directed, evidence based, hands-on program designed to prevent, halt, or reverse heart disease.
January 9, 2013
The Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation Trustee Awards Program granted its first $1,000 award of 2013 to Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services to provide funding for their Teen Education Network. The TOPS TEN program aims to increase education and cultivate healthy lifestyle choices through a nine week educational program for teens. Funding from the award will provide education seminars and program materials for up to 40 students for one semester.