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Navigating the Health Care System - Links and Resources

The University of Connecticut Health Center Library has put together a comprehensive resource guide with links on NAVIGATING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. Once you are on their website, click on the various tabs at the top of the page for further information.

This guide can be printed and also subscribed to via RSS. The areas covered are: the Affordable Care Act, Obtaining Health Insurance, Evaluating Health Care Providers, Evaluating Hospitals, Communicating with  your Doctor, Comparing Managed Health Care Plans, Understanding the Medicare System, Organizations That May Help, Hospital Care Information, Long Term Care Options, Gathering Background information, End of Life Decisions, Privacy Rights, Special Needs Planning, Searching For Additional Information. 

Access Health CT (AHCT) has launched its toll-free call center, providing consumers with a new and easy way to get information about health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Consumers can speak with a call center representative by dialing    

1-855-805-HEALTH (4325) Monday-Friday, 8:00am-8:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am-3:00pm.  

Obamacare: Big changes ahead for some in Connecticut (article, describing various scenarios)

You also find in our library a display next to the TotemTom Column with handouts, flyers and books about the Affordable Care Act.  

Check out our Library's health weblinks

In addition, our library provides access to the database FOLIO's PHYSICIAN's DIRECTORY which also lists health care facilities. 

Books about the Affordable Care Act 

Check out our new book arrivals in the 610s in the new nonfiction section in the library, or subscribe to our

Lifestyles Bookletter to keep up to date about new titles which might be of interest to you.



 

 



 

 

Summer Concert Series

guitar player

When you come to the library this month, check out our display with books and CDs related to the Summer Concert Series in Hamden. The concerts take place at Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Food available on site. Ample free parking. 

This Friday, July 26, 2013 there will be a concert with Eddie Money. The library has a CD available for checkout featuring Eddie Money

Opening act: The Joey Sexton Band. 

The opening acts begin at 7:30 pm, Headliners at 8:15 pm.

For more information, contact the Arts Commission, Tel. 203/287-2546. 

 



Connecticut Historic Gardens Day

Private Gardens of Connecticut
Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
takes place on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 12  to 4 pm. This event has taken place annually for the last ten years.

"Connecticut's  Historic Gardens was started in 2002 by a small group of historic sites with gardens that pooled resources to participate in the annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show held in Hartford, Connecticut in February." There are fourteen members of Connecticut Historic Gardens.

Check out our book PRIVATE GARDENS OF CONNECTICUT.

Other books you might be interested in:

 The History of Gardens in Painting by Nils Büttner.

"The creation of gardens was among the first achievements of early civilizations, and garden design was already highly developed in antiquity. Pictures of gardens are a reflection of the social, historical, and aesthetic context in which gardens were conceived. The focus of this captivating book is not the gardens themselves or the different concepts of the garden, but rather the representation of gardens in paintings. The author examines why artists paint gardens by covering the varied and lively 2,000-year history of the garden picture using 180 masterpieces of gardens as examples. The text begins with a look at ancient Rome, when paintings of gardens, as found in villas in Pompeii, were already valued as works of art. The wide-ranging coverage also includes pictures of charming medieval gardens in books of hours; Botticelli's masterwork La Primavera, set in a grove of orange trees; views of well-known historic gardens, such as those at Versailles; painter's gardens, as for example, Monet's Giverny; and modern gardens depicted by Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and David Hockney, among others. For collectors of art history books and garden books, this lovely volume should appeal to a broad audience."

Secrets of Monet's Garden: bringing the beauty of Monet's style to your own garden by Derek Fell

"Derek Fell examines Monet's planting philosophies, shedding light on his use of color, sense of structure, extravagant combinations of form and texture, and favorite flowers.



 

 Vincent's Garden: paintings and drawings by Van Gogh by Ralph Skea.

A book for gardeners and art lovers everywhere: a selection of Vincent van Gogh's garden and flower paintings and drawings. Presents Van Goghs lifelong love affair with the garden. This title illustrates a range of works, from iconic oils such as Irises to exquisite etchings and intimate sketches."

 

 

 

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