Roadmap for Behavioral Health to Address our National Mental Health Crisis

Roadmap for Behavioral Health to Address our National Mental Health Crisis

This high prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States is a growing concern and has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the past-year prevalence of any mental illness among adults in the United States was 21%, meaning that...
NEW Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research | Report Highlights

NEW Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research | Report Highlights

New research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC®) 2022 covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including the basic biology of aging and the brain, risk factors and prevention strategies, and caregiving and living...
Alzheimer’s Association – Effective Communication Strategies I September 29, 2022

Alzheimer’s Association – Effective Communication Strategies I September 29, 2022

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the...
Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Bacteria hitchhike and latch on to surfaces and hands, so reducing this risk, must be part of an organization’s Infection Prevention Control program. Infections in our older adult population have high mortality rates and contaminated environmental surfaces is...
In Case you Missed It I Recording Available: Roundtable Discussion – Immunizations in the Dakotas

In Case you Missed It I Recording Available: Roundtable Discussion – Immunizations in the Dakotas

On August 16, we were fortunate to have a panel of four local experts discuss immunizations and vaccinations in our communities. The panel answered a series of questions, which included: What does data show us about immunization rates of influenza, pneumococcal and...
Advocacy and Awareness: The Importance of Vaccinations

Advocacy and Awareness: The Importance of Vaccinations

Although significant vaccine-related advancements have been made in the United States, adult vaccination rates still remain low overall, especially among racial and ethnic minority populations, who have been shown to be less likely to be vaccinated against certain...