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Empowering Younger Americans to Take Charge of Heart Health

Empowering Younger Americans to Take Charge of Heart Health

While cardiovascular disease–related deaths have fallen since the 1950s, decades of rising rates of obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes have contributed to slowing progress. A closer look at these data shows an increase in deaths for individuals 35 to 64 years...

The Heart of the Matter: South Dakota Cardiovascular Collaborative

The Heart of the Matter: South Dakota Cardiovascular Collaborative

Healthcare professionals are quick to respond to any individual experiencing symptoms of a potential heart attack or stroke. Immediate treatment reduces damage and saves lives.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading...

February Is Heart Healthy Month

February Is Heart Healthy Month

Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack. About 790,000 people in the United States have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die¹. February is known as the month of love. However, individuals are not fully aware of how...

National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 2

National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 2

Let's Unite and Wear RED on Friday, February 2. National Wear Read Day: Get involved and join the national social media campaign using #WearRedandGive.  For tools and information on how to get involved and show your support, visit the American Heart...

Cardiac Rehab Roundtable Webinar

Cardiac Rehab Roundtable Webinar

  WebEx Opportunity: Cardiac Rehab Roundtable February 27, 2018 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM CT Hosted by The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI) Evidence suggests hospital readmissions and all-cause mortality rates are reduced when patients who have...

Million Hearts® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions

Million Hearts® Recognizes the 2017 Hypertension Control Champions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced 24 winners of the 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge. One of this year’s winners is located in the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network region — Sanford Clinics, in Bismarck, North...

Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Healthcare providers and their teams serve and treat patients on a daily basis. However, healthcare professionals may suffer from chronic diseases,  i.e., diabetes, flu and other health conditions themselves. With workers in America today spending more than one-third...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Released

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Released

The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and several other health organizations released a comprehensive new guideline with recommendations regarding the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hypertension. Everyone, even people with normal blood...

November 16: Great American Smokeout

November 16: Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout November 16, 2017 Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s ‘Great American Smokeout’ event. You can encourage your patients or someone you know to use the date as an...

Upcoming Events

Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska seeks your participation during the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value[...]
Apr 10 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Register Now This webinar will review acute pain and chronic pain guidance and will discuss how to use a pain guidance document in practice. Differentiation of pain treatment recommendations as they relate to patient populations[...]
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  Register Now On January 1, Nebraska became the first state to require pharmacists and pharmacies to report all dispensed prescriptions daily to the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), not just controlled substances. PDMPs are a[...]
Mar 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now This webinar will highlight the development of a Pain Guidance Task Force in Nebraska. Presenters will  discuss composition of the task force and utilization of CDC’s guidelines on opioid prescribing to compile the[...]
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm Younes Conference Center
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. CT Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE Register Now Attend this free event to learn more about the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare environment; we will look[...]
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]