Kaiser Permanente Works With Care Connectivity Consortium; CVS Sponsors Teen Drug Abuse Program; Houston Creates Healthy City Task Force - Health Minute for September 21, 2012

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Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:00am

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Kaiser Permanente has joined with five other health systems in the Care Connectivity Consortium to connect doctors electronically. Since its formation, the Consortium has developed standards-based information technology to connect doctors across the country. The IT allows doctors to have comprehensive access to patients’ medical record information and provide better patient care.

CVS has teamed up with a group of public and private sector partners to sponsor “The Medicine Abuse Project,” a multi-year effort by The Partnership at Drugfree.org to curb the abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. The project’s goal is to prevent 500,000 teens from abusing medicines over the next five years. The Medicine Abuse Project will launch next week.

The city of Houston has created a 22-member Healthy Houston initiative task force. The current city administration has generated a number of initiatives, including community gardens, farmer’s markets, bike share programs, nutrition education programs, and park improvements. Studies show that 17 percent of adolescents ages 15-18 and 20 percent of the adults of Houston and Harris Counties were obese.

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