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Partnership to Advance Tribal Health | Our Work Continues

Partnership to Advance Tribal Health | Our Work Continues

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has the privilege of continuing to support 5 Indian Health Services (IHS) facilities in the Dakotas through the Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH). The PATH project began in the Fall of 2016 and through a recent CMS...

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [October 2020]

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls [October 2020]

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...

Coalition Aims to Relieve Added Pressure of Pandemic

Coalition Aims to Relieve Added Pressure of Pandemic

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition - Enrollment Ends October 30, 2020 After months of being poised to return to quality improvement work, the arrival of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract almost a year ago signaled a return to business as usual...

COVID Stops Here. Burleigh-Morton Community Campaign

COVID Stops Here. Burleigh-Morton Community Campaign

We all have varied feelings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has disrupted our lives: “I’m over it”, “It isn’t a big deal” or “No one is going to tell me what to do.” Despite those feelings, the Burleigh-Morton community in North Dakota is joining together...

COVID-19 and Dementia: Six Resource Videos

COVID-19 and Dementia: Six Resource Videos

The California Partnership to Improve Dementia Care has created six resource videos on the topic of COVID-19 and residents living with dementia. Activities for Patients with Dementia: Creative Ideas During COVID-19 Coping and Stress Management During a Pandemic...

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

According to a recent Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study, the number of individuals reporting mental health symptoms [anxiety or depressive disorders] has jumped from 11% in 2019 to 36.5% in June 2020. This affects us all in one way or another. Nursing homes...

Fall Risk Assessment Slipping Through the Cracks

Fall Risk Assessment Slipping Through the Cracks

As the temperatures drop, the risk of a fall increases. Slippery driveways, cluttered entries and lack of handrails are just a few of the home hazards contributing to fall-related injuries and even death for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control...