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Jan

24

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Safe Transitions for High Risk Patients

Posted by on January 24th, 2018 0 comments

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): “Transitions of care among ambulatory sites are vulnerable to patient safety gaps. Patients who transition from one ambulatory care facility clinician to another are especially vulnerable to patient safety errors. This is due, in part, to a lack of effective communication and patient engagement in shared… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy

Jan

22

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Review of Primary Care Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Academy Health is a nonprofit organization focused on health services research published a rapid evidence review titled, What are Effective Approaches for Recruiting and Retaining Rural Primary Care Health Professionals? This review summarizes peer-reviewed systematic reviews discussing recruitment and retention strategies for primary healthcare providers in rural areas that were published between 2004 and 2017.

Posted in: General, Rural

Jan

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A look at health literacy from National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

From NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine Focus on: Health Literacy Check out the interview with resident expert Rob Logan, PhD, in the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at NLM to find out what’s going on in the growing field of health literacy. Logan is the co-editor of… Read More »

Posted in: General, Health Information Literacy, National Library of Medicine News

Jan

19

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From the CDC: Not too late to get a flu shot

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health

Jan

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From the FDA Office of Women’s Health: Medicine and Pregnancy

Posted by on January 19th, 2018 0 comments

The FDA Office of Women’s Health offers resources to help women and healthcare providers get informed about medicines and other products used during pregnancy.  For 2018 the FDA Office of Women’s Health will continue to advance the understanding of women’s health issues, launch new research, and lead outreach activities to help women make safe and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Websites

Jan

08

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HIV Care Continuum Manuals

Posted by on January 8th, 2018 0 comments

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) developed four manuals to help HIV focused organizations implement evidence based interventions. These manuals focus on specific populations and highlight strategies such as cross-agency coordination. The manual Transitional Care Coordination from Jail Intake to Community HIV Primary Care, can be used by clinics, health departments, and jails to… Read More »

Posted in: General, HIV/AIDS

Jan

08

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Opioid Resources and Events in January 2018

Posted by on January 8th, 2018 0 comments

A recent article from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) described State Opioid Response Plans that have been developed by nine states to address opioid use disorder in 2018. Some statewide goals include focusing on prevention of opioid misuse, supporting those affected by opioid misuse, and expanding access to treatment. Proposed strategies… Read More »

Posted in: General, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jan

05

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Be an Organ Donor

Posted by on January 5th, 2018 0 comments Tags:

As of August 2017 over 116,000 men, women, and children are on the national transplant waiting list and the number continues to climb. According to Organdonor.gov, 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 54% actually have signed up as donors. One donor has the ability to save up to 8 lives. Have you… Read More »

Posted in: General, Multilingual, Websites

Dec

20

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Mom-to-Be’s High Blood Sugar May Raise Baby’s Odds for Heart Defects

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

The latest study on the effects of high blood sugar during pregnancy found that not only does diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects but the threat may also extend to women who simply have high blood sugar levels — not just full-blown diabetes. Among women who did not have diabetes before… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Public Health

Dec

20

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5 Tips to Beat Holiday Health Pitfalls

Posted by on December 20th, 2017 0 comments

From the Office on Women’s Health Read how you can still enjoy the holidays but stay on track eating healthy and getting your workout in. The Acting Director of the Office on Women’s Health says,“Pitfalls don’t have to be part of our holiday traditions! By taking small steps, we can make sure we stick to… Read More »

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