August 22, 2020
- KFF: Health Care and the 2020 Presidential Election
- Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs
- Washington Listens helps provide support during COVID-19
- SHAG Community Life Foundation
- The Six P's of Evacuation
- Loose Ends
1. KFF: Health Care and the 2020 Presidential Election
Charts and Slides published August 20, 2020
Figure 1: Where do the 2020 presidential candidates stand on health care issues?
Figure 2: Trump’s Health Record: At a Glance
Figure 3: Biden’s Health Proposals: At a Glance
Figure 4: COVID-19 Response
Figure 5: The ACA Marketplace
Figure 6: Public Option
Figure 7: Medicaid
Figure 8: Medicare
Figure 9: Prescription Drug Prices
Figure 10: Reproductive Health
Figure 11: HIV Policy
Figure 12: Mental Health and Opioids
Figure 13: Immigration and Health Coverage
Figure 14: Long-term Care
Figure 15: Lowering Health Care Costs
For more information: KFF.org/election-2020/
2. Seattle Emergency Communications Hubs
The Hub Network is an ALL-VOLUNTEER force dedicated to helping Seattle communities prepare for a disaster. We work closely with City of Seattle officials, are incorporated into the response plan, but choose to remain independent of formal city control. This allows us to remain nimble and respond to our communities as the unique entities that they are. Currently, we have nearly 60 Emergency Communication Hubs throughout Seattle where trained neighbors will gather to help organize and support their communities after a large disaster. Thank you for considering a donation!
Self Help Posters were created by Hub volunteers to be used at the Hubs as a tool to help people immediately after a major disaster. In those first few days when information will be hard to get, these posters remind people of basic information so they can stay safe. There are 5 posters for the following topics: Food Safety, Sanitation, Water Safety, Hazards, Communication.
3. Washington Listens helps provide support during COVID-19
“Calling and reaching out for help doesn’t mean you’re broken… All of us need support.” Many people are dealing with severe stress, anxiety, and hopelessness as the pandemic rages on. Counselors fear mental health crises will rise as an expected second wave of the coronavirus hits in the fall. In response, the state has launched Washington Listens, a new service open to anyone seeking support and connections to community services.
4. SHAG Community Life Foundation
This week's News Just for You takes a break from COVID updates and, instead, is a Special Edition that celebrates some of our remarkable residents who were honored at the Community Life Foundation's 2020 I AM Ageless Awards and Virtual Watch Party on August 13.
If you missed the premiere, you can still tune in to the SHAG Community Life Foundation YouTube channel at http://bitly.ws/93tM to learn more about our 2020 resident award winners and their inspiring stories.
5. The Six P's of Evacuation
In the event of an immediate evacuation in any type of emergency or disaster, here are the six “P’s” to keep in mind for arranging and gathering items in advance:
- People and Pets (and what they need in emergency go kits)
- Papers, phone numbers and Important Documents (digitized photos for backup)
- Prescriptions, Vitamins, and Eyeglasses
- Pictures and Irreplaceable Memorabilia
- Personal Computers (information on hard drive & disks & cloud backup)
- Plastic (IDs, credit cards, ATM cards, & cash) (digitized photos for backup)
6. Loose Ends
A bunny rabbit has been visiting the garden on the east side of A Building. We have been getting reports from Marty D. on the Friday Garden Net walkie-talkies. If you would like to participate in Friday Garden Net, contact me by email. I have spare walkie-talkies, free to use.
photos, or blurbs, send me an email at ArrowheadResident@Gmail.com