We can expect the number of Virginians with disabilities to increase in coming years, leading to increased demands for services such as Social Security Disability or home-health services. There are for two reasons for this: 1.Increases in life expectancy. Disability is much more common at older ages; as people live longer, they will be more likely to live long enough to develop a disability. 2.Aging Baby Boomers. The large cohort of Baby Boomers began to turn 65 in 2010; disability rates increase substantially after age 65. Statewide and nationally, the population 65 and older will grow as the Baby Boomers age
Legislative Review This Legislative Brief summarizes major federal regulatory developments that have an impact on plan sponsors in 2010 and 2011. Please read below for more information and contact your 360 Corporate Benefit Advisors LLC representative with any questions
WASHINGTON, January 4, 2012 ― Trafficking victims in Virginia have few options for help. Unlike other states, Virginia is continuing to struggle to implement a comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation. Without strong laws, children remain particularly vulnerable to traffickers and have nowhere to turn.
The CDC’s first multi-year estimates from its national HIV incidence surveillance find that overall, the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States was relatively stable at approximately 50,000 new infections each year between 2006 and 2009. However, HIV infections increased among young men who have sex with men (MSM) between 2006 and 2009, driven by alarming increases among young, black MSM – the only subpopulation to experience a sustained increase during the time period.
US Department of Health and Human Services-National Partnership for Action to end health disparities
Hispanic Immigrants and Citizens in Virginia
Communities across the globe are developing quality approaches to health based on a new way of thinking: one that examines the root causes of illness and injury. In the April issue of the international journal Environment & Urbanization, Prevention Institute makes the case that community prevention is indeed a global concern.
Surveillance of Health Status in Minority Communities — Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) Risk Factor Survey, United States, 2009*