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Apr

18

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Recap: 2018 Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Conference

Posted by on April 18th, 2018 0 comments

Last week, I attended the Louisiana Public Health Association annual meeting for the first time. I had the privilege of also being a presenter there, premiering a session I’ve been developing on mHealth to a packed room.  It was a two-day conference with a crawfish boil at the President’s Reception on the first night. My… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Library Workforce, Louisiana

Sep

11

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

Posted by on September 11th, 2017 0 comments

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Did you know: Half the population has been impacted by suicide? In the U.S., someone dies from suicide every 11.9 minutes? 90 percent of people who attempt suicide survive? According to the latest CDC data from 2014, there were nearly 6,000 deaths attributed to suicide in the SCR… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Louisiana, Mental Health, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Apr

21

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CMS 2016 Final Rule and Emergency Preparedness

Posted by on April 21st, 2017 0 comments

This past week, I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Emergency Preparedness Conference in New Orleans. It was a brand new topic for me, covering the four phases of emergency response: Mitigation Preparation Response Recovery We heard from hospitals who served events like the Boston Marathon bombing, the Pulse Night Club incident, ransomware attacks,… Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Louisiana, Patient Safety

Mar

20

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SCR Regional Highlight: Two Louisiana Cities Rank Top Five for HIV Diagnoses

Posted by on March 20th, 2017 0 comments

According to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings report conducted by the United Health Foundation, Louisiana is the second most unhealthy state in the nation, just behind Mississippi. The report uses a number of factors to create these rankings, but it has become increasingly clear over the years that the state’s high diagnoses of new HIV… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General (all entries), Louisiana, Public Health

Nov

03

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Louisiana Sees More Cases of West Nile Virus

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016 0 comments

The Louisiana Department of Health reported this week that it has seen 36 cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana so far in 2016. Six more cases were reported within the last two weeks. Of those diagnosed with West Nile virus, 15 were asymptomatic or fever cases, a mild illness. Twenty-one were neuroinvasive, a very… Read More »

Posted in: Louisiana, Public Health

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