Tobacco Cessation Intervention for Behavioral Health Providers | May 29, 2024

Tobacco Cessation Intervention for Behavioral Health Providers | May 29, 2024

Commercial tobacco use is still the number one cause of preventable death and individuals with behavioral health conditions and substance abuse disorders have significantly higher rates of tobacco use in comparison to the overall population. Tobacco Use Disorder is...
Great Plains QIN LAN Event | Decoding Dialysis: Improving Care Across the Continuum for Patients with Kidney Disease – May 21, 2024

Great Plains QIN LAN Event | Decoding Dialysis: Improving Care Across the Continuum for Patients with Kidney Disease – May 21, 2024

Care of the patient living with end stage renal disease can be intimidating due to the complex interplay of dietary and fluid restrictions, medications, vascular access care, and dialysis treatments, often in the setting of other comorbid medical conditions. It is...
More Evidence on the Need for Antibiotic Stewardship

More Evidence on the Need for Antibiotic Stewardship

An analysis of outpatient antibiotic prescribing in the United States from 2017 through 2021 was recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study shows that rates of inappropriate prescribing returned to baseline levels following a brief drop at the...
High Blood Pressure Education Month: Improving Heart Health Everywhere

High Blood Pressure Education Month: Improving Heart Health Everywhere

Since May is High Blood Pressure Education Month, what better way to teach your patients about their blood pressure than to implement self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring in your practice? The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) for...
CMS Quality In Motion Report: Putting Quality Goals into Action

CMS Quality In Motion Report: Putting Quality Goals into Action

Quality in Motion: Acting on the CMS National Quality Strategy is CMS’s latest update to the 2022 National Quality Strategy, which was launched to improve the quality and safety of health care for everyone, focusing on those from underserved and under-resourced...
Updated Multi-Visit Patient Utilization State Reports

Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities | Upcoming Virtual Events

The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF) is excited to announce their 2024 series of the Behavioral Health Action Network. This series of six-monthly virtual one-hour sessions will kick off in May 2024. COE-NF is inviting...
Ambiguous Loss & Grief: Reflections and Healing

Ambiguous Loss & Grief: Reflections and Healing

Grief is the process of reacting to loss (thoughts, behaviors, emotions and physiological changes). People who are close to a person living with dementia often times experience grief and loss on the journey. This is because dementia is progressive (which means it will...
New Million Hearts® Cholesterol Management Change Package

New Million Hearts® Cholesterol Management Change Package

The Million Hearts® Cholesterol Management Change Package (CMCP) was developed in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). This change package provides clinicians in outpatient settings...