Author Archives: hhqi

During National Women’s Health Week, Honor Your Own Health

10 Tips for Good Health in Later Life by HealthinAging.org National Women’s Health Week (May 13-19, 2018) is a perfect reminder to female healthcare providers to practice what we preach. As caregivers and as women who serve our communities’ health, … Continue reading

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Your Next Home: A Senior’s Guide to Decluttering and Downsizing

by Janet Campbell, Founder of ElderSpark April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month. Occupational therapists are a valuable resource for caring for patients at home. Keeping patients safe at home can be a challenge related to bathing, excessive clutter, unsafe pathways, … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Kidney Disease Prevention

by Dr. Angie Kurosaka, DNP, RN, CNN, CCM, NEA-BC, Sr. Vice President of Medical Management, Specialized Markets, a division of Centene Corporation Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and that holds true today. The … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions & Your Heart

by Misty Kevech, RN Project Coordinator, HHQI A little over a month ago, many people made New Year’s resolutions such as losing weight, exercising more, and trying to quit smoking. Have you started down the slippery slope of forgetting or … Continue reading

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Preparing for Winter Weather: What to Have in Case of Emergency

by: Patricia Sarmiento, writer for Public Health Corps Being prepared in the event of an emergency is important for anyone, but when you have children, elderly family members, or loved ones who have health issues, it’s especially imperative. When the roads become … Continue reading

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Food Banks: Thinking Outside of the Box

by Jodi Gatts, Administrator of Healthy Habits Training Center at Greater Washington County Food Bank Fundamental Needs Food banking as we know it today started with a Phoenix man, John Van Henge, in the 1960’s. He saw a need, developed … Continue reading

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Is Diabetes Your Destiny? It’s Not the Native American’s!

Promoting self-empowerment and change through healthy choices and policies. by Susan Gay, M.A.Ed., CHES., public health training coordinator, Southern Plains Tribal Health Board You may already know that some racial/ethnic groups have higher rates of diabetes. This is true for … Continue reading

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