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4 free COVID tests per household once again available

Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to one’s home. You can request delivery of four free rapid tests using the online portal. This Federal program was stopped during the spring and summer but has reopened for this fall and

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 28, 2023

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

For the first time since 2019, congressional gridlock is poised to at least 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,

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Shared by Kaiser Health News September 27, 2023

Monthly Community Resource Fairs at Cincinnati Public Library

Free community resources fairs are held at the North Plaza of the downtown Main Library on the final Thursday of each month. These resource fairs offer individual assistance to get connected with area services, including access to free primary care health services and medicaid navigation, free legal aid, and discount

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 26, 2023

FREE Pediatric CPR Course

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is hosting a FREE pediatric CPR class Saturday October 14th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Hirsch Recreation Center, located at 332 McAlpin Avenue. The class is great for children 12 and older who are going to be babysitting younger kids, as well as adults

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 22, 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

No VA Legal Clinic on 10/9/23

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center will NOT be hosting their monthly FREE legal clinic on 10/09/23 due to the holiday. These monthly FREE legal clinics will resume in November. The next clinic will be on November 13th in B725 from 10:00am to noon. The Cincinnati VA Medical Center, located at

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 20, 2023

Free Afterschool Meals for Kids and Teens Available at Select Branch Libraries

Free afterschool meals for kids and teens are available at select library branches throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In partnership with United Methodist Church Food Ministry, kids ages 1 through 18 can enjoy free meals Mondays through Fridays at the Library throughout the school year. There are 15 participating branches

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 8, 2023

Homeless Resources for Families with Children

Families comprise 40% of the homeless population. Children in these families typically change schools 7 to 8 times per year, significantly disrupting their peer relationships and education. Cincinnati Public Schools provides a program which works with several local agencies to help connect students and families experiencing homelessness with resources to

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Shared by United Resource Connection September 6, 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

Extreme Heat Fact Sheet

The Hamilton County Department of Health provides a number of health education resources available for download and review. Among these are “Fact Sheets” on a number of topics, including one about important factors to consider during heat emergencies.   Those at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up

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Shared by United Resource Connection August 24, 2023