Category Archives: National Health Observance

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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A New Appreciation for Physical Therapy’s Role in Rehab

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator HHQI would like to specifically thank all physical therapists (PTs) and assistants (PTAs) in honor of National Physical Therapy Month (#ChoosePT). In home health, physical therapists are valuable interdisciplinary team members that provide care to … Continue reading

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World Heart Day is September 29, 2017

By Cynthia A. Keely, BA, RRT, LRTR, Director, Quality and Systems Improvement, Get With The Guidelines, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference This World Heart Day, we’re asking you to share how you power … Continue reading

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National Immunization Awareness Month – Are Adults Currently Immunized?

by Shari Levine, MPH, Information Director for Infectious Disease, Vermont Department of Health, NIPHIC Vaccines – for you, me and everybody. What comes to mind when you think of vaccines? I think of babies, toddlers and pre-teens with their heads shaking NOOO when … Continue reading

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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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