The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year. Through the ACS, we know more about jobs […]
Supporting Couple Relationship: Guidance for Health Visitors is a guide aimed at Health Visitors on the key issues in providing support to new families on Relational Issues. OnePlusOne is a UK charity that creates resources that strengthen relationships.
This report presents statistics from the 2001–2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) on selected measures of physical health and limitations, access to or utilization of health care, and behavior or emotional well-being for children under age 18 by family structure, sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, parent’s education, family income, poverty status, home tenure status, health […]
8 hours to a lifetime of relationship satisfaction Participant Handbook: A Relationship Enrichment Course for Couples Living with MS Read more
The health benefits of marriage have been much commented on and are often misunderstood. The significance of the growing body of evidence establishing the connections is now becoming clearer. A new series of NHMRC publications address these issues in depth and are an invaluable and reliable resource for health researchers, healthcare professionals and health policy […]
A call for collaboration with spousal and family caregivers in the proposed Medicare Better Care, Lower Cost Act (S. 1932)
A letter and bill recommendations to Senators Wyden and Isakson, from senior health care and family systems professionals (clinicians, researchers and educators) with special interest and expertise in chronic illness. See also this blog post by Matt Martin, PhD., LMFT, Theodora Ooms, MSW and Jana Staton, PhD. : A vehicle to promote couple and family-centered, integrated […]
Also posted on The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's website. It is seldom that family-centered health care professionals get an opportunity to directly influence national health care policy. Alerted by Theodora Ooms and Jana Staton, several members of CFHA recently saw an opening when Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Better Care, Lower […]
Growing MedFT blog post by Theodora Ooms and Jana Staton (7/3/2012). Too often couplehood is invisible to health care practitioners and ignored in current health care reform discussions. This blog points out the important differences between spousal and family caregiving and suggests ways to integrate a couple perspective in health care delivery.
“Something Important is Going on Here!”Making Connections Between Marriage, Relationship Quality and Health (Wingspread Conference Proceedings 2012)
The health benefits of marriage have been much commented upon in recent years by scholars, public officials, health and human service practitioners, and the media. Married people, we are told, are healthier and live longer, but the significance and practical use of this finding is not clear. Should healthcare professionals and advocates pay attention to […]
The health benefits of marriage have been recognized and commented upon in recent years by scholars, public officials, health and human service practitioners, and the media. Married people, in general, are healthier and live longer. However, the meaning and practical significance of this finding is not clear. More recent studies find that it is the […]