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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: February 2021

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: February 2021

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Age-Friendly Health Care: Webinar Series

Age-Friendly Health Care: Webinar Series

Dakota Geriatrics, in partnership with Service Providers for Seniors, recently announced the launch of Age Friendly Health Care: Webinar Series. A series of 5 one-hour long tele mentoring sessions to be held every second Monday of the month at 4 p.m. CT, starting...

Mental Health During the Pandemic

Mental Health During the Pandemic

The Household Pulse Survey, run by the Census Bureau to measure how Americans are living during the pandemic, is tracking an uptick in mental health disorders: In October, 37% of Americans reported feeling hopeless more than half of the time. In 2019, that figure was...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Calls: February 2021

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls- January 2021

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

NEW NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Modules

NEW NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Modules

The CDC just released weekly COVID-19 vaccination data reporting modules: Surveillance for Weekly HCP & Resident Vaccination. These modules allow reporting of COVID-19 vaccination coverage among: Healthcare personnel working in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs)...

Preparing For the COVID-19 Vaccine

Preparing For the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Great Plains QIN team recently added these Vaccination resources to the COVID-19 page of our Web site; locate them on the Vaccinations tab of this page. COVID-19 Vaccine Resources   COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit — Medical centers, clinics, and...

Congratulations to North and South Dakota on Vaccine Administration

ECHO COVID-19: Global Conversations

  This series of teleECHO sessions addresses up-to-date concerns, information on evidence-based best practices and updates on the transmission, spread, and clinical management of COVID-19. This ongoing series is open to all healthcare workers around the globe...

Family Caregiving for Diverse Elders Resource Hub

Family Caregiving for Diverse Elders Resource Hub

In the March 2020 issue of AARP, Amanda Singleton's article, The Future of Family Caregiver Support is Diverse and Inclusive illustrates how caregivers are diverse and should be supported in an inclusive manner. She states, "Today, about 30 percent of caregivers...

Geriatric and Age Friendly TeleEcho Sessions/Huddles

Geriatric and Age Friendly TeleEcho Sessions/Huddles

The Great Plains QIN team had the opportunity to partner and support the University of North Dakota Project ECHO Series; the focus being Geriatric and Age Friendly Care. Following each monthly ECHO session, the Great Plains QIN team offered a 'huddle' to further the...