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FREE Daily Mindfulness Exercises for Youth

In partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, there are FREELY available 40+ weeks of daily mindfulness exercises for Children preschool age through 12th grade. The exercises are available as YouTube videos, designed to facilitate youth brain development with music and mindfulness instruction. A sample video is available for those interested. There

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 18, 2023

CPR “Hands Only” Training Videos and Fact Sheets

Only about 40% of individuals who experience a major cardiac event away from a hospital receive the immediate help they need before professional help arrives. While formal CPR certification is best, research shows that simply viewing online videos also makes a significant difference. Individuals who are shown very brief CPR

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 16, 2023

Seeking Medicaid & SNAP recipients to serve as advisory board

United Resource Connection is seeking Medicaid and SNAP recipients for input and feedback about local support programs and services. One of the goals of United Resource Connection is to make access to support services more user-friendly. One of the ways we do this is by providing more than phone numbers

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Shared by United Resource Connection November 14, 2023

CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall and Winter Virus Season

The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. While people of any age can catch COVID-19, it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults, with the highest risk

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Shared by United Resource Connection October 31, 2023

What Happens to Health Programs if the Federal Government Shuts Down?

U.S. Congressional gridlock can temporarily shut down big parts of the federal government — including many health programs. If it happens, some government functions would stop completely and some in part, while others wouldn’t be immediately affected — including Medicare, Medicaid, and health plans sold under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Uber Eats will start accepting food stamps for grocery delivery in 2024

Starting in 2024, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will gain the ability to utilize their benefits for grocery deliveries through Uber Eats. Uber Eats is an online food ordering and delivery platform launched by Uber in 2014. Couriers deliver meals using cars, scooters, bikes, or on foot. Instructions for

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 21, 2023

Updated Help Tool For Public Service Loan Forgiveness

There is an updated tool for application and participation in the public service loan forgiveness program. The tool allows participants to manage their account completely online, including the required signatures by borrowers and their employers.  Things you can do with the online tool include the following: The tool provides a

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 5, 2023

SAVE Student Loan Repayment Program

A number of changes have been applied to Federal Student Loan repayment requirements following the U.S. Supreme Court determination that the federal student debt relief program, initiated last year, did not have proper authorization. Since our previous student loan debt relief update, an additional income-based student loan repayment program has

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 1, 2023

Tools for Children Impacted by Addiction

The National Association for Children of Addiction produces a booklet called “Tools for Kids” to support healthy development of children impacted by addiction in their family. The 2023 version of the booklet provides children with important information about addiction, how addiction impacts kids, what kids can do, and how children

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 1, 2023

FREE Tools for Advanced Healthcare Directives, Wills, and Other Legal Documents

An Advance Healthcare Directive is a legal document that specifies your wishes for end-of-life healthcare, and who should make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. It is also known as a living will, advance directive, or medical directive. Having an advanced healthcare directive is crucial for both

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 29, 2023