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#VaccineReady this National Minority Health Month

#VaccineReady this National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities and underscoring the need for these vulnerable...

Vaccine Confidence: We Can Do This!

Vaccine Confidence: We Can Do This!

There is a new national campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence. This campaign will rely on messengers from community-based organizations to press the importance of the vaccine, especially in underserved populations, including rural ones. The WE CAN DO THIS...

National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day: April 16

While 92% of Americans say it’s important to discuss their wishes for end-of-life care, only 32% have had such a conversation. 95% of Americans say they would be willing to talk about their wishes and 53% even say they’d be relieved to discuss it. (The Conversation...

Advancing Health Equity:  Strategies for Improvement

Advancing Health Equity: Strategies for Improvement

HEALTH EQUITY MEANS THAT EVERY PERSON HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL HEALTH REGARDLESS OF: • THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN • LEVEL OF EDUCATION • GENDER IDENTITY •SEXUAL ORIENTATION • THE JOB THEY HAVE • THE NEIGHBORHOOD THEY LIVE IN • WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE A...

Guide My Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Tool

Guide My Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Tool

Guide My PPE is designed to give care providers illustrated guidance for donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Developed by the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC), in partnership with Emory Visual Medical...

Forgone Care During the Pandemic

Forgone Care During the Pandemic

According to a recent CMS survey, many Medicare beneficiaries reported forgoing non-COVID-19 care, such as regular check-ups, medical screenings and other vaccinations, such as influenza and pneumococcal. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused healthcare providers to...

Brand New! CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series

Brand New! CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designed a new mini-webinar series addressing different topics related to COVID-19 vaccination. Each webinar is approximately 15 minutes and offers Continuing Education (CE). CDC’s first two webinars are available...

COVID-19 Safety Training for Direct Care Workers

COVID-19 Safety Training for Direct Care Workers

With funding from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), The University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute has developed a no-cost, web-based COVID-19 safety training for direct care workers. The training focuses on the safety of the worker and...

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May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Webinar
Learning and Action Series Webinar Medication Safety: What Matters Most May 18, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT Register Today. Medications can be lifesaving treatments that change the world. Unfortunately, if not used properly,[...]
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Webinar
Medication Safety Action Group: Overview This Medication Safety Action Group will help you identify areas for improvement regarding medication safety and assist you in developing an improvement plan. This session builds on the March 16[...]