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Nov

09

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Focused Outreach to Berkshire County, MA

Posted by on November 9th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , ,

This September, I took a drive out to Western Massachusetts to meet with library workers. Region 7 is conducting Focused Outreach to Berkshire County for 2022-2023. Several weeks earlier, I attended a meeting of library directors at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield. I conducted a virtual visit with Annie Pecor, Director of the Northern Berkshire… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Apr

01

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Type 1 Diabetes – What You Need to Know

Posted by on April 1st, 2021 0 comments Tags:

I met Dr. Erinn Rhodes last spring when she asked if she could interview me as part of her research for a paper that she was writing on Health Literacy for a class she was enrolled in.  I was impressed that a pediatric endocrinologist who oversees the quality improvement program for the Endocrine Division at… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, NLM Resources, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Mar

04

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Words Matter

Posted by on March 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

Did you know that illicit drug use disorder is the most stigmatized health condition in the world and alcohol use disorder was ranked not far behind as fourth in the world? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3353607/ A study was conducted by the Recovery Research Institute that asked participants how they felt about two people “actively using drugs and alcohol”…. Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Patient Engagement, Public Health

Feb

16

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Rural Healthcare Readiness Surge Web Portal

Posted by on February 16th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , ,

On January 21, 2021, I attended a webinar co-sponsored by the New England Rural Health Association and the New York State Association for Rural Health.  These two associations are offering webinars on rural health through June 2021. Recordings of previous webinars are located on this page. Renée Joskow, Chief Dental Officer, Health Resources and Services… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health

Dec

29

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MCSTAP: Guidance for Clinicians Treating Substance Use Disorder, Pain or Both

Posted by on December 29th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

  One of the NER’s Year 5 funded grant recipients is the Massachusetts Consultation Service for Addiction and Pain or MCSTAP (https://mcstap.com/) for short. MCSTAP’s goal is to help primary care providers increase their capacity for and comfort in using evidence-based practices to screen, diagnose, treat and manage the care of patients with chronic pain,… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, Public Health

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