Category Archives: National Health Observance

The Struggles and Rewards of Being a Caregiver to a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator June is the National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The Alzheimer’s Association also celebrates June 21st as the “Longest Day” which is about love – “Love for all those affected by … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses Week!

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) theme this year is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, … Continue reading

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Bridging Health Equities Across Communities Begins with You

by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, HHQI RN Project Coordinator April is National Minority Health Month and this year’s theme is “Bridging Health Equities Across Communities.” The Office of Minority Health (OMH) selected this theme in an effort to promote awareness … Continue reading

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Patient Safety – It’s what we do!

by Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, Project Manager, Center for Patient Safety Patient Safety Awareness Week is coming up March 12-18 and I’m always excited during this time of the year. You see, patient safety seems so simple yet is so complex and … Continue reading

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Immunization and Heart Disease

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10, 2016 by Lilliam R. Gomez, RN-BC, BSN, CPHQ, and Laurel E. Martin, RN, BSHCA, COS-C, First Choice Home Health, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL The leadership and quality teams at First Choice Home Health, Inc. utilize evidence-based … Continue reading

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Be a Quitter! Take Part in the 2016 Great American Smokeout

by Nervana Elkhadragy, PharmD, and Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, Professor of Public Health Pharmacy, Purdue University College of Pharmacy With the 2016 Great American Smokeout just around the corner (November 17), there is no better time to start … Continue reading

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Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable

By Julia Richards, Manager, Stroke Survival Programs, National Stroke Association Lives can improve with better awareness, access and action. World Stroke Day is October 29, 2016. On this day the National Stroke Association, along with other agencies across the globe, will join … Continue reading

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