June 2023 Calendar of Events

June 2023 Calendar of Events

Below is a compilation of Great Plains Quality Innovation Network’s education offerings for June 2023. With a focus on improving patient outcomes and advancing the field of healthcare, we have quite a few exciting opportunities for healthcare professionals and...
Friday Focus 4 Health I Life’s Essential 8™ Tools for Quality Improvement

Friday Focus 4 Health I Life’s Essential 8™ Tools for Quality Improvement

Our Friday Focus 4 Health April Series will feature the Life’s Essential 8™ guidelines, tools and application to improve quality and health outcomes for our patients and residents in the Dakotas. This week we will begin to look into how these tools can be utilized for...
Diabetes-Related Services for the 211 Helpline Center in South Dakota

Diabetes-Related Services for the 211 Helpline Center in South Dakota

We are reaching out in partnership and to support the Helpline Center in South Dakota. The Helpline Center is providing services in your community via 211. It is a free, 3-digit number people can call 24/7 for any kind of non-profit, social service, government and...
June 2023 Calendar of Events

GPQIN April 2023 Calendar of Events

Below is a compilation of Great Plains Quality Innovation Network’s education offerings for April 2023. With a focus on improving patient outcomes and advancing the field of healthcare, we have quite a few exciting opportunities for healthcare professionals and...
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16 I Let’s Talk About It

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16 I Let’s Talk About It

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an initiative to encourage people to talk and express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. This year we recognize NHDD on April 16. It’s important...
Life’s Essential 8™: Key Measures That Can Lead to a Lifetime of Good Health

Life’s Essential 8™: Key Measures That Can Lead to a Lifetime of Good Health

Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. Addressing the drivers of health disparities, including the social determinants of health, structural racism, and rural health inequities, is the only way to truly achieve equitable health and well-being...
Today Is American Diabetes Alert Day

Today Is American Diabetes Alert Day

Diabetes Alert Day® is today – March 28. Observed annually on the fourth Tuesday in March by the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day “wake-up call” that focuses on the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of...
Q-Tips For Your Ears: A Great Plains QIN Podcast

Q-Tips For Your Ears: A Great Plains QIN Podcast

We added a few more episodes to our new podcast series: Q-Tips For Your Ears. This podcast is designed for everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and family members; we will share basic healthcare information on topics that matter. Check out our newest...
Best Practice Brief: Vape Video Challenge Promotes Peer Messaging I November 8, 2022

Best Practice Brief: Vape Video Challenge Promotes Peer Messaging I November 8, 2022

Everyone knows bad habits are hard to break. Addiction is even more difficult. New vaping products have caused a major setback in the fight against tobacco and nicotine, especially among South Dakota’s youth. This Best Practice Brief series will provide information on...
Customizable Teach-Back Training Toolkit Available

Customizable Teach-Back Training Toolkit Available

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that 40 – 80% of the medical information patients and residents are told during office visits is forgotten immediately and nearly half of the information retained is incorrect. The teach-back method is...