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August 11, 2020 – University of North Dakota ECHO Session: Prescription for Physical Activity [12:00 p.m. CT]
August 18, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle: Prescription for Physical Activity [12:00 p.m. CT]

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleECHO session hosted by the University of North Dakota. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. Our team will answer questions and offer assistance and resources.

The Prescription for Physical Activity education will focus on the benefits of physical activity for older adults. Strong evidence demonstrates that compared to less active men and women, older adults who are physically active:

  • have lower rates of all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer, a higher level of cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, healthier body mass and composition;
  • have a biomarker profile that is more favorable for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and the enhancement of bone health; and
  • exhibit higher levels of functional health, a lower risk of falling and better cognitive function; have reduced risk of moderate and severe functional limitations and role limitations.

Attend the UND Session and the Great Plains QIN huddle to talk about this important topic as well as to better understand what research has taught us about the value of frailty to clinical care. Open to healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota

Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and underserved communities through the Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleEcho™ Series. 

These sessions will address knowledge gaps and expand understanding of effective, high quality medical and behavioral treatments for conditions common among the senior patient population. Access information on the North Dakota Geriatric and Age Friendly Care Series. 

Upcoming Schedule – All events are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT [subject to change]

August 11, 2020 – Prescription for Physical Activity
August 18, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle 

September 8, 2020 – Medication Update
September 15, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle 

October 13, 2020 – Depression in Older Adults
October 20, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle 

November 10, 2020 – Decisional Making Capacity
November 17, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle 

Register for the UND TeleEcho Sessions