Archivo de la categoría: Salud y medio ambiente

Preventative Health


Preventative health care is a solid method to establish and maintain a healthy life-style. With backing from the Affordable Care Act, this concept of preventative health care may seem foreign to many, ultimately it means taking preventative measures when approaching one’s health. According to the US National Library of Medicine there is a four-tiered preventive classification system in place: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Prevention. The U.S. Institute of Medicine, the NIDA and the European Monitoring Centre all use this classification system. Primary prevention involves methods to avoid occurrence of disease. Most population-based health promotion efforts are of this type. Secondary prevention involves methods to diagnose and treat disease in early stages before it causes significant morbidity. Tertiary prevention involves methods to reduce negative impact of extant disease by restoring function and reducing disease-related complications. Finally Quaternary prevention involves methods to mitigate or avoid results of unnecessary or excessive interventions in the health system.
The Agency for Health Research and Quality brings insight on prevented health for those that have Internet access this website is very user friendly and can also be translated from English to Spanish. The service that is provided is essential for human service, especially for those who are not able to help themselves. Having the symptoms of possible disease and injuries make it much easier to look up and find out what is going on with your body.
The clinical information that is given by this website is very helpful for those who want to find out what precautionary steps to take in case they cannot make it to the hospital that very second. The browse for information feature allows you to choose from a list of subject area of interest in alphabetical order. From AIDS, dental Health, and minority Health. has a clinical section, which allows the reader to look at reviews to further educate yourself. The what’s new feature on the website stays up to date in the newest news, reports, clinical information, consumer & patients, funding opportunities, data & survey and research finding. helps to put out funding information for people to look and also see if their cause in the medical field can have funding assistance.

The location of Agency for the Healthcare Research and quality office of communication and knowledge transfer is located at 540 Gaither Road, suite 200 Rockville, MD 20850. The inquire number is (301)427-1104.­

by Manny Reid and Jesus Araujo


Mending poverty-stricken women of the San Fernando Valley

MEND, a multi-service nonprofit located in Pacoima, offers a free women’s clinic twice a month for those in low-income cities in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles.

Women's Clinic at MEND/ Photo by: Virginia Isaad


Nestled in the heart of Pacoima, amid auto shops and taquerias (taco shops in Spanish) is the San Fernando Valley’s sole multi-service non-profit center, Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND). Services range from educational to medical for residents of neighboring cities including Arleta, Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, San Fernando, North Hills, and Mission Hills.

Ed and Carolyn Rose along with three parishes located in Pacoima and North Hills began collecting clothing and furniture for the poverty stricken in the area. Initially working out of their garage, it officially became a non-profit organization in 1971.“We are the only agency that has so many unique services under one roof,” said Carolyn Rose.

[audio:|titles=Carolyn Rose talks about the history of MEND ] Click to hear Carolyn Rose talk about the history of MEND

Norma Ortiz, Intake Department Coordinator, said, “MEND helps 30,000 families a month, making sure they have a meal everyday and obviously clothing.”

See the full story at El Nuevo Sol: El Nuevo Sol.