Madison County Health Department will deny no one access to services due to the inability to pay. Madison County Health Department offers a sliding fee schedule for services. Please call 828-649-3531 for information.
Click on the link below to find out more information about WNC Healthy Impact, the regional Community Health Assessment initiative.
WNC Healthy Impact
The results are in for the 2012 Community Health Assessment.
Please check out the results on Community Health Assessment page on the left listed under “Programs and Services”.
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: Now Available for Viewing and Implementation
On December 2, 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled the Nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention. The launch, marking the beginning of Healthy People 2020, included remarks from the HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Dr. Howard K. Koh; HHS Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park; Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Health Officer, Dr. Jonathan Fielding; Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika; and many others.
For more details about the initiative and how you can get involved, visit the newly redesigned Healthy People Web site at www.healthypeople.gov. The Web site allows users to view the new Healthy People 2020 topic areas and objectives, tailor information to their needs, and explore evidence-based resources for implementation.
Subscribe to the Healthy People E-mail Updates
Get the latest information about Healthy People 2020. Sign up for the Monthly e-Bulletin or the periodic News You Can Use, which features new tools, events, and resources to help you implement Healthy People.
Find other professionals implementing Healthy People, share ideas, and network. Join the Healthy People 2020 LinkedIn group and invite your colleagues to do the same.
Stay current with the latest Healthy People information on Twitter; @GoHealthyPeople
We look forward to your participation. Now the real work begins!
News and Alerts:
Check Out This 9 Minute Video On Health Care Reform
Check out this 9-minute video created by the Kaiser Foundation re. health care reform: http://healthreform.kff.org/The-Animation.aspx. It explains different elements of the health care reform law and I think is a great educational tool for access to care teams and the community at large. It moves pretty fast – there were several times I wanted to hit the “pause” button to let what had been said sink in.
Affordable Care Act Subsidy Calculator
This subsidy calculator illustrates health insurance premiums and subsidies
for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance
exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not
eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can
apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.
With this calculator, you can enter different income levels, ages, and
family sizes to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how
much you could spend on health insurance. As premiums and eligibility
requirements may vary, contact your state’s Medicaid office or exchange with
Click this link to go to the calculator or use the embedded one below.