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Teaming Up on “6 Plays for Men’s Health”

Teaming Up on “6 Plays for Men’s Health”

Ongoing agricultural and pandemic stressors have increased the need for mental health services across the Dakotas. During Men’s Health Month in June, the Office of Minority Health’s “6 Plays for Men’s Health” campaign promotes a healthy lifestyle consisting of support...

Pioneering Spirit Advances Community Pharmacy Networks

Pioneering Spirit Advances Community Pharmacy Networks

A visit to the pharmacy is a common and frequent occurrence for individuals managing any acute or chronic health care condition. Pharmacists continue to expand their services and expertise beyond medication dispensing to include chronic disease management,...

Project Firstline Takes Infection Prevention Beyond the Pandemic

Project Firstline Takes Infection Prevention Beyond the Pandemic

Hand washing and mask wearing are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to infection prevention practices. While COVID-19 expanded awareness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Project Firstline (PFL) is working to ensure every health care...

Pandemic Playbook: Nursing Home Toolkit Updates for COVID Resources

Pandemic Playbook: Nursing Home Toolkit Updates for COVID Resources

During the coronavirus crisis of 2020, LeadingAge members and partners, along with their dedicated staff, learned critical lessons about navigating a pandemic. This grant-funded Pandemic Playbook presents the collective intelligence they gathered. This year has...

Men’s Health Month: Encouraging Men to Take Control of Their Health

Men’s Health Month: Encouraging Men to Take Control of Their Health

June is Men’s Health Month; an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of health care for men and focus on encouraging men and their families to practice healthy living decisions, such as exercising, preventive screenings and healthy eating.  According to...

CLAS Report and Toolkit from the Office of Minority Health

CLAS Report and Toolkit from the Office of Minority Health

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) developed National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards) to provide meaningful and practical guidance on delivering culturally and linguistically...

June is National COVID-19 Vaccine Month of Action

June is National COVID-19 Vaccine Month of Action

As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),...