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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022 Start Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time. This call will …
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Increasing the Focus on Complex Care

Patients with unmet behavioral health and social needs are major contributors to high healthcare utilization and poor health outcomes. This small percentage of the population consume a …
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Meet the Team: Josh Clodius

Meet Josh Clodius, a Quality Improvement Specialist at Healthcentric Advisors and a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO Nursing Home Team. Josh is a former nursing home administrator and …
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HQIC Health Equity Updates: October 2022

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare disparities within your communities. Get the October …
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Quality Improvement 101 Overview

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HHS’s We Can Do This: Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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Joint HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration Therapy LAN Event

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CMS: Covering Indian Country- November 2022

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Pre-recorded Learning Modules on Person and Family Engagement

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Identifying and Supporting Patient Representatives on a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Committee

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National Rural Health Day Webinar: CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

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Increasing the Focus on Complex Care

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2022 AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

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Meet the Team: Josh Clodius

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HQIC Health Equity Updates: November 2022

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HQIC Health Equity Updates: October 2022

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HHS Finalizes Physician Payment Rule Strengthening Access to Behavioral Health Services and Whole-Person Care

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Now is the Time: A Compendium of Tools to Use for Great American Smokeout and Beyond

Now is the Time: A Compendium of Tools to Use for Great American Smokeout and Beyond

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Health Equity Updates: November 2022 Newsletter

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Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Affinity Group

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New Day Nursing Home Education Summit on December 8 from 9 am – 3 pm

New Day Nursing Home Education Summit on December 8 from 9 am – 3 pm

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CMS OMH Honors Native American Heritage Month

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HHS Announces Listening Session on Protecting the Safety of Patients and Healthcare Workers

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Meet the Team: Anne Myrka

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CMS National Training Program Update

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Biden-Harris Administration Oversight of Nation’s Poorest-Performing Nursing Homes

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Boosters and Beyond: Rethinking Readmissions

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Influenza Vaccination to Help Protect All Adults

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Biden-Harris Administration Kicks Off Medicare Open Enrollment with Lower Premiums, Improved Benefits for 2023

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Health Equity Updates: October 2022 Newsletter

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National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call

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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy

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CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum

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CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

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Meet the Team: Melanie Ronda

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Meet the Team: Laura Benzel

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Meet the Team: Maureen Marsella

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CMS OMH Honors National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Clostridioides difficile: Sharing Best Practices and Outcomes Achieved

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Clostridioides difficile: Update on diagnosis and treatment in the acute and post acute care settings and Reflections from a Clostridioides difficile infection survivor

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Medicare Open Enrollment Period Bootcamp 2022 Webinars

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Do You Have a Plan?

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Health Equity Updates: September Newsletter

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August Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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A Quality Measure Case Study: High Risk Pressure Ulcers

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SAMHSA Webinar: Ending Homelessness-Developing Partnerships between HUD Continuums of Care and Disability, Aging, and Health Services Providers, August 29, 2022, 3-4 PM, ET

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IP3 Resources: Vaccination Updates

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CMS Updates the Nursing Home Requirements of Participation: What Pharmacists and Facilities Need to Know

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CMS Discontinuing the Use of Certificates of Medical Necessity and Durable Medical Equipment Information Forms to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Burden for Clinicians, DME Suppliers, and Beneficiaries

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Using Data to Drive Improvement

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Great Shot! Make Your Vaccine Campaign a Slam Dunk

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Identifying and Supporting a PFE Leader in Your Hospital

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August 28 is National Dog Appreciation Day!

August 28 is National Dog Appreciation Day!

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National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Rating System with Staffing and Turnover Data

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Health Equity Updates: August 2022 Health Equity Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: August 2022 Newsletter

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Integrating Patients and Families on Quality Improvement (QI) Teams

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CMS Proposes Rule to Advance Health Equity, Improve Access to Care, and Promote Competition and Transparency

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Boosters & Beyond: Building QI Resilience

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: July Updates

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Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

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CMS: Updated Guidance for Nursing Home Resident Health & Safety, June 29, 2022

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Health Equity Updates: July Newsletter

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Ideas for Establishing Joy in Healthcare Work

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July Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Joy in Work: Five Languages of Appreciation

Joy in Work: Five Languages of Appreciation

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The Importance of Collecting Patient Demographic Data

The Importance of Collecting Patient Demographic Data

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IP3 Resources: Vaccination Campaigns for Long-Term Care Facilities

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Health Equity Updates: June Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: June Updates

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June Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Case Study: Improving Access to Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Medication Safety Assessment

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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CDC: New changes coming in May! NHSN Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Cumulative Summary Forms will be Revised

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CMS Unveils More User-Friendly Medicare Website

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Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Knowledge Builders Series

Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Knowledge Builders Series

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PFE LAN March 2022 Revitalizing PFE Practices after COVID

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CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum: Thursday, May 12, 2022

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May Infection Prevention Question of the Month

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Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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Listening Sessions for Feedback on a Refresh of the CMS Rural Health Strategy

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: ‘From Booster Shots to Bouncing Back,’ a Webinar Series

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Next CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum: April 27, 2022, 2PM

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HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Clostridioides difficile Module

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Opioid & Pain Management Best Practices, Strategies for Success

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Medicare Beneficiaries to Get Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests

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Eligible Individuals Can Receive Second COVID-19 Booster Shot at No Cost

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The next CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum: April 19, 2022, 2PM, ET

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April Is National Minority Health Month

April Is National Minority Health Month

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Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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A Conversation with HHS Women Leaders to Celebrate Women’s History Month; HHS Releases Fact Sheet Celebrating Women’s History Month

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Reimbursement & Resources for Screening & Supporting Patients with Substance Use Disorder

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: February Newsletter

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IPRO QIN-QIO & HQIC presents: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices: Technology for Opioid Risk Assessment, Naloxone Access, and Urine Screening

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IPRO HQIC presents: The Impact of Meaningful Medication Reconciliation on ADEs, January 13, 2022

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IPRO HQIC presents: Helping Healers Heal, January 27, 2022

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Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and Prevention Program

Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness and Prevention Program

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Conquering Covid-19: 13-Week Booster Blitz

Conquering Covid-19: 13-Week Booster Blitz

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How One Hosptial takes on Food Insecurity

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Don’t Miss a Click on Cardiac Care: Our Top 10 Picks for American Heart Month

Don’t Miss a Click on Cardiac Care: Our Top 10 Picks for American Heart Month

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CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call, February 2, 2022, 3 pm ET

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AHRQ Releases 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (NHQDR)

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Small Talks: An Education Series

Small Talks: An Education Series

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How Poverty Affects Health – Recognizing National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Strategies for Providing Affirming Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

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Hospital Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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HQIC Antibiotic Stewardship Workgroup: Penicillin Allergy Module

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: December Newsletter

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CMS Ambulance Open Door Forum Conference Call, December 9, 2021

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Health Equity Updates: December Newsletter

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Webinar December 7, 2021, Adopting LTC “Best Practices” & Addressing CMS Deficiencies by KEEN-CDC

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December 8, 2021: The Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

December 8, 2021: The Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

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CMS National Training Program (NTP) Update

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CMS & CDC to hold National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call, November 23, 2021

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ICYMI: Inpatient Quality Reporting notice from CMS

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An IPRO HQIC Webinar: Partnership in Action: Bedside Shift Change & Reporting, December 16, 2021

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum, November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM

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Be Antibiotics Aware: U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18-24 2021

Be Antibiotics Aware: U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week, November 18-24 2021

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: November Newsletter

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: Optimal Z Code Utilization & Reimbursement Opportunities, Webinar, December 7, 2021, 11 AM

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Webinar: Join Massachusetts Department of Public Health for CDC Led, Colonization Screening 101

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Rural Health Day

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Advancing Health Equity Among the Hispanic Population: Part 1 of a HRSA Webinar Series (In Spanish & English)

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Join the HQIC Webinar, November 23, 2021: One Hospital’s Journey to a Culture of Health Equity: Lessons Learned from a Rural Community

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CMS Regional Office COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination IFC-6: Presentation Slides and Video

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November 9: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents Vaccine Mandate Information Session, November 10, 12 PM

IPRO QIN-QIO Presents Vaccine Mandate Information Session, November 10, 12 PM

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Catheter Cancel Culture

Catheter Cancel Culture

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Health Equity Updates: November Newsletter

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Understanding the Lifecycle of a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC): Learning and Action Network (LAN) Event

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The IPRO QIN-QIO presents New Day: Nursing Home Education Summit, December 9, 10-4 PM

The IPRO QIN-QIO presents New Day: Nursing Home Education Summit, December 9, 10-4 PM

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Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center for American Indian and Alaska Native programs from CMS

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center for American Indian and Alaska Native programs from CMS

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HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

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FDA amends EUA for Moderna/J&J COVID-19 Booster Shots, Effective 10/20/2021 & Billing Codes

FDA amends EUA for Moderna/J&J COVID-19 Booster Shots, Effective 10/20/2021 & Billing Codes

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Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide

Rural Americans Share Personal Stories to Inspire Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines in Local Communities and Nationwide

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CMS Launches Webpage to Share Innovative State Actions to Expand Medicaid Home and Community-based Services

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“Medicare & You” Handbook Now Available in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese

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Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

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AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program Winners Announced

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: October Newsletter

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Washington, D.C. Nursing Home Takes Control of Infection Prevention with I CAN Program

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers (I CAN) a Case Study, Oct. 26, 2021, 3 PM EDT

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: NHSN Office Hours, October 14, 18, 20

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IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: 30-Minute Vaccine Huddle for Nursing Homes, Oct. 19, 2021, 12 PM

IPRO QIN-QIO Presents: 30-Minute Vaccine Huddle for Nursing Homes, Oct. 19, 2021, 12 PM

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Health Equity Updates: October Newsletter

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Complete the Opioid & Pain Management Self-Assessment

Complete the Opioid & Pain Management Self-Assessment

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Four Ways to Improve Health Literacy at Your Health Care Organization

Four Ways to Improve Health Literacy at Your Health Care Organization

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September 21 National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day Virtual Town Hall Event

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Sept. 23 Providing Health Literate Virtual Services Workshop

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Sept. 17 Project Firstline Virtual Town Hall for Healthcare Workers

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Sept. 17 Call with CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and her Leadership Team on their First 100 Days

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CDC Updates Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Healthcare Settings

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Get Involved with Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Sept. 9: CDC COCA Call on 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on September 23: Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

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Health Equity Updates: September Newsletter

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Sept 22: Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

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CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

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Joint HQIC Webinar on September 30: Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part 2

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Webinar on Sept 8: The Hidden Truth About Emotional Exhaustion and COVID

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Webinar on Sept 15: Suicide Prevention Month – Insights and Strategies for Reducing Suicide among Older Adults

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StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

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Webinar with CE Contract Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

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Sept 1 Webinar: Partisan Divides and How to Improve Vaccination Rates

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CDC August 23 COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on the Rapid Community Assessment

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CDC Webinar: Additional mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

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ODPHP’s 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

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Changes to Weekly NHSN COVID-19 Vaccination Data Collection Forms

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video Series: Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices

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Free COVID-19 Training and Resources for Nursing Homes

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New Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index Website

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Hospital IPPS Final Rule Increases Payments to Treat COVID-19 and Improves Quality of Data Collection

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: August Newsletter

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Get Vaccinated During National Immunization Awareness Month

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COVID-19 Variants

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CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: August 5

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Joint HQIC LAN on August 24: Exploring Sepsis Strategies Part I

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COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging for Rural Communities

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Get your patients back on track with routine vaccinations.

Get your patients back on track with routine vaccinations.

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New Program Announcement: Operation Expanded Testing

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Health Equity Updates: August Newsletter

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CDC Health Advisory: Vaccination to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks with Current and Emergent Variants

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Webinar on July 29: Supporting Older Adults With Comorbid Health Conditions

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Anticoagulation Forum’s 16th National Conference: October 28-30, 2021

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Webinar on August 18 with CE Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

Webinar on August 18 with CE Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

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Webinar with CME & CE Credits: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country

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Addressing One of the Most Enduring Challenges in Health Care: End-of-Life Decision Making

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 24: How to get to a 75% COVID Vaccine Rate

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 10: Are you ready for Influenza and COVID?

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on July 27: Building your Vaccine Campaign

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Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Changes Proposed

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Ask a Doctor: What About the New COVID-19 Variants?

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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use: Interactive Training

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Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Confronting Health Misinformation on COVID-19 Vaccine

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AHRQ Toolkit for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals

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Celebrating 31 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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CMS NQIIC 2020 Annual Report: Confronting the Pandemic Together

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Webinar on July 15: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Your Community

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary

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July is BIPOC Mental Health Month

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HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video Series: Value in Vaccination

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: July Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: July Newsletter

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IPRO HQIC Event on June 28: Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers

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July 12 Webinar: Government and Primary Care: In Service to the VacciNATION

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Sept 22: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices, Now with Webinar Recording

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CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health, Hospice, and DME

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CMS encourages nursing homes to continue COVID-19 vaccination rates

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Webinar on June 22: Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for High Risk COVID Patients

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Webinar on June 23: COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy, and Masks

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June 15-July 8: We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars

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CDC’s Public Health Matters: Overdose Prevention

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COVID-19 Vaccination Upon Discharge from Hospitals, Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Facilities

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Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

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CMS Bolsters Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum – June 10

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LGBTQ+ Week of Action

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TMF Webinar on June 9: COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vaccine Hesitancy

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TMF Webinar on June 22: A Health Equity Perspective on Loneliness, Mental Health, and COVID-19

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar Series: Nuts & Bolts of Quality Improvement for Nursing Homes

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: June Newsletter

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Celebrate Pride with CMS OMH

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: May Newsletter

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Health Equity Updates: June Newsletter

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video: COVID-19 Vaccine Success in a Nursing Home Case Study

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video: Simplify Pneumonia Vaccine Recommendations

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May 27 Event: Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19: Evidence-based Information for Healthcare Providers

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on June 17: Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices

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Addressing Physician Burnout during the COVID Pandemic

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CDC Webinar on May 14: What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents

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16th Annual National Conference on Anticoagulation Therapy

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Call for Stories: IDEA Initiative Structural Racism & Health Disparities

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Post-COVID-19 Strategies for Building Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems

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COVID-19-Related Coverage and Payment

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CMS Launches Community Champions Video

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Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

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IPRO & Telligen HQICs Event on May 24: Pressure Injury: All-Cause Harm

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May 8: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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CMS Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

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May’s National Stroke Awareness Month

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May’s Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

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Healthcare Triage 6-Part Video Series

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar: Live Demo Entering COVID-19 Vaccine Data into NHSN

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NYSHealth Webinar on May 6: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: Providing Mental Health, Safety, and Support for Asian New Yorkers

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OMH Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

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IPRO HQIC Event on April 26: Opioid Stewardship: All-Cause Harm Reduction

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CMS Proposes to Enhance Medical Workforce in Rural and Underserved Communities to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on May 26: Pneumococcal Vaccine Confusion

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We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

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FDA & CDC Resume Use of the J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 and Brain Health

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Webinar on April 28: The Native Aging in Place Project

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CMS is Simplifying Telehealth Services

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QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on June 2: Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 19: Getting to the Root Cause

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 5: Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures

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CDC Call: Critical Diabetes Care and Prevention During COVID-19

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April 28: CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

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April 28: COVID-19 Impacts on Black & Latino Communities: Where are we now?

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April 22: CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

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A Letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Road to Equity: Examining Structural Racism Virtual Forum

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May 25: Delivering Whole Person Care: Improving Outcomes in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Updated Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

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Pausing the Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine: Information for Long-Term-Care Facilities

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Resources on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension

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Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

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NQF’s Measure Applications Partnership Call for Nominations Now Open Through May 6

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations

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CDC: How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccinator

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April 13: Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

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April 6: CMS Office Hours Call

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 29: All-Cause Harm Launch

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Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

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4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

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FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month

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How can I improve my sleep hygiene?

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now

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Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series

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Webinar on March 30 and April 1: Increasing Vaccine Confidence

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New C2C Telehealth Resources Available

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program

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Webinar on April 26: Strengths-Based Planning for Worst-Case Scenarios

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Webinar on March 24: Alaska Native Traditional Foods Movement Webinar

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We’ve Updated our COVID-19 Resources Page

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Mom’s Vaccinated: When can I visit her nursing home?

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

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Biden-Harris Administration Increases Medicare Payment for Life-Saving COVID-19 Vaccine

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New CMS OMH COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Vulnerable Populations Webpage

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Webinar on April 20: What We Bring to the Room: Reflecting on the Impact of Bias in Care

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CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

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Biden Administration to Invest $250 Million in Effort to Encourage COVID-19 Safety and Vaccination Among Underserved Populations

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Webinar on March 24: Physician Burnout and Mental Health

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March is National Kidney Month

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CDC Webinar on March 9: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness, and Learn How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns

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May 1: 2021 CDOE Spring Seminar

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CDC Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Drop in Life Expectancy, Vaccine Access & Devastating Winter Storm

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CDC Event on March 4: COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event

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CMS Resources for the Emergency Preparedness Rule

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Million Hearts® and CDC COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Partner Toolkit

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CDC Webinar on March 11: The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Access to Healthcare During COVID-19

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Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

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Webinar on March 18: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities

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CMS News on Feb. 26: Coverage of COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing and Reimbursements for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Uninsured

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CMS Conference Call on March 3: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

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Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses

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Webinar on March 5: Reimagined in America: Advancing Food Justice

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Webinar on March 18: Trauma-Informed Care

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

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Encouraging Improved Patient Safety Practices and Celebrating Successes

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Changing the Narrative: What is Reframing Aging and Why it Matters

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Virtual Event on March 24: Envisioning the Future: Exploring Lessons Learned

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CMS Takes Further Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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Webinar on March 4: Overviews of CDC’s Post-Authorization/ Post-Licensure Safety Monitoring and Communications for the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Addressing Disparities in Immunization Rates

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Webinar on Feb. 22: Multicultural Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Webinar on March 23: Stigma Kills: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder By Changing Culture

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Events from Feb. 22-March 22: MDPH COVID-19 Vaccine Live Q&A Sessions

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Webinar on Feb. 23: MIPS Call for Promoting Interoperability Measures and Improvement Activities

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What Partners Need to Know Now about Health Insurance Coverage during the Pandemic

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Webinar Series Starting on March 4: Nutrition, Socialization, and Health and Well-Being

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April 15-16: Anticoagulation Forum 2nd Virtual Boot Camp

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AC Forum IDEA Committee & Webinar Series Starting March 18

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Addressing Social Isolation Through Senior Housing During COVID-19

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April 13: 26th Annual Massachusetts Adult Immunization Conference

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Feb 22-24: CDC’s National Forum on the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Highlighting Health Disparities During American Heart Month and Black History Month

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March 2-3: 2021 CMS Quality Conference

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Fall Prevention for Native Elders

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Webinar on Feb. 10: CCSQ Lessons from the Front Line Call: Discussion on Health Care Professional Well-being & Resilience

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American Heart Health Month

American Heart Health Month

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African American History Month

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Building Confidence for COVID-19 Vaccines

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New Resources on Immunizations and Vaccines

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Health Equity Updates: February Newsletter

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Webinar on Jan. 28: Beyond Loneliness & Social Isolation

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Cultural and Linguistic Competency Toolbox

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Health Literacy Toolbox

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: January

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Culturally Competent Approaches to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

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Webinar on Jan. 19: Advancing Cultural Competency and Health Literacy to Achieve Health Equity

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Health Equity Updates: January Newsletter

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SWEEP from Jan. 21-May 26: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care

SWEEP from Jan. 21-May 26: Integrating Behavioral Health with Primary Care

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SWEEP: Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm

SWEEP: Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: January 2021

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New COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

New COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

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COVID-19 Workshop on Jan. 14: Innovative Home Care Collaboratives

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Moderna

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CDC Immunization Courses: Webcasts and Self Study

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Webinar on Dec. 18: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

Webinar on Dec. 18: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

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Webinar on Dec. 17: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Office Hours

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COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars & Other Learning Opportunities

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Hi Rhode Islanders, have you had close contact with someone infected with COVID-19?

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Medicare’s 5-star Special Enrollment Period

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Training Sessions: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Training Sessions: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes: Updated Effective Date for Pfizer-BioNTech

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Fall and Slip Prevention: Winter 2020-2021

Fall and Slip Prevention: Winter 2020-2021

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CDC Webinar on Dec 14: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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CMS Guidance for Medicare Coverage of COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot

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Health Equity Updates: December Newsletter

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Webinar on Dec. 17: Operation Safe Station Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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Webinar on Dec. 15: Social Determinants of Health Congressional Briefing

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ACL/CMS Webinar on Jan 14: Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases during COVID-19

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2019 National and State HAI Progress Report: HAI Prevention Possible

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Health Equity – December Events

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Monoclonal Antibody Infusion: Enforcement Discretion Relating to SNF Consolidated Billing

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CMS Takes Further Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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Report: The State of Obesity 2020

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Report: 20% of COVID Patients Develop Mental Health Issues

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Policy Statement: AHA Recognizes Structural Racism as a Driver of Health Disparities

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Article: Whole-of-Government Response to Homelessness in the U.S.

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Article: Health Literacy Should Be Valued as a Social Driver of Poor Health Outcomes

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Resource: CMS Home and Community-Based Services Toolkit

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Article: Mobile Apps for mHealth and People with Disabilities

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New Tool: Mapping Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Health and Opportunity

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls: December 2020

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CMS Policies Give Medicare Beneficiaries More Choices around Surgery

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Dec. 2 Update: CDC National Quarantine Guidance

Dec. 2 Update: CDC National Quarantine Guidance

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CMS Call on December 2: Physician Fee Schedule

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Finalized Permanent Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services and Improved Payment for Time Doctors Spend with Patients

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National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 6-12, 2020

National Handwashing Awareness Week: December 6-12, 2020

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National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 6-12, 2020

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 6-12, 2020

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Supporting Healthy Minds for Wisdom Keepers

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HHS/ASPR Training to Help Older Adults During a Disaster

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Celebrating Family Caregivers

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Behavioral Health Resources for Indian Country

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CMS Comprehensive Strategy: Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge

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Reducing Loneliness for Nursing Home Residents

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CMS Announces Historic Changes to Physician Self-Referral Regulations

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Earn Free CE: CDC’s Online Antibiotic Stewardship Training

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CMS Request for Application: Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Initiative

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CMS Nursing Home Podcast Series for Front Line Clinicians and Staff

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CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID-19 Guidelines This Holiday Season

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2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar on Nov. 19

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CMS to Celebrate the Power of Rural

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Dec 9: Supporting Safe Transitions During COVID-19

IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Dec 9: Supporting Safe Transitions During COVID-19

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CMS Releases Nursing Home COVID-19 Training Data with Urgent Call to Action

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New infection control and PPE resources for home and congregate care workers

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Rapid eMOLST Implementation to Facilitate Advance Care Planning During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Webinar on Nov. 18: What You Need to Know about Vaccines

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CMS Will Retire the Original Compare Tools on December 1

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2020

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Know the connection between Diabetes and Kidney Disease

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Understanding the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

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COVID-19 Vaccine Codes and PC-ACE Software Update

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CMS Takes Steps to Ensure Medicare Beneficiaries Have Wide Access to COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

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November 16: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Enrollment Webinar

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Take Action Against Diabetes

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CMS Webinar on Nov. 12: NTP Medicare Update & Education Webinar

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American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

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National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month

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COVID-19 Workshop on November 12: Building Patient Trust

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CMS Releases Toolkit to Accelerate State Efforts to Rebalance Long-term Care Systems and Enhance Home and Community-Based Services for Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls for November

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Webinars: November Health Equity Events

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Report: Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities

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Resource: NIH COVID-19 Communities Responding Together

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Initiative: RWJBarnabas Health Launches Social Determinants of Health Initiative

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Report: How States Can Advance Health Equity & Address Health System Costs

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Sleeve Up to Fight The Flu

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Report: 2020 National Quality Forum Report

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Report: Tracking FY2019 Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis

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Article: Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attacks with Cardiogenic Shock

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Resource: HRSA 2019-2020 Health Equity Report

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CMS’ New One-Stop Nursing Home Resource Center Assists Providers, Caregivers, Residents

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Twice Monthly Live Q&A Sessions: CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management

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CMS Webinar on October 8: Getting Ready for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

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October 30: Deadline for Vaccine Program Sign-Up

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CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – October

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Free Training: Nursing Home COVID-19 Preparedness

Free Training: Nursing Home COVID-19 Preparedness

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Telehealth Webinar on November 3: Preparing for the New Normal

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IPRO to Provide Hospital Quality Improvement Services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Pre-Launch Webinars: National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 29: Primary Care During a Crisis

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CMS Webinar: Staffing Challenges & Solutions: Insights from the Frontline

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Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Resources for Patients, Families, & Caregivers

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Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15

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CMS Call on October 7: Substance Use Disorder Treatment during COVID-19

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Telehealth Webinar on October 20: Telehealth for Physical Therapy

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National Residents’ Rights Month

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Healthy People 2030 Initiative: Building a healthier future for all

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Article: Energy, Water and Broadband

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Article: Black Barbershop Hypertension Intervention Gets Telemedicine Update

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Policy: HHS Releases Rural Action Plan

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Resource: North Carolina Creates NCCare360

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Vermont’s Food Relief Program: Everyone Eats!

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Article: Racial Disparities Persist in Hospice Care and End-of-Life Treatment

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Article: Pragmatic Framework for Establishing Meaningful Measurements for Equity

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NHSN Webinars on Oct. 1 & 6, 2020: New Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Module Updates

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Behavioral Health & Opioids: September & October Updates

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Register for Free Training on Coronavirus Testing in Nursing Homes

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Free Webinar Hosted by the National Kidney Foundation: Preventing Influenza Amid COVID-19

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Telehealth Webinar on October 6: The Impact on Care Transitions

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CMS Announces New Guidance for Safe Visitation in Nursing Homes

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Report Released: Independent Nursing Home COVID-19 Commission Findings

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CMS & CDC Trainings & Live Q&A Sessions on COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management

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COVID-19 Workshop on October 1: Surgery During the Pandemic

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Article: Disparities in U.S. hospitalizations for serious infections in patients with & without opioid use disorder (OUD)

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Initiative: How Can Hospitals Improve the Health of their Communities?

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Article: Respiratory distress the cause of most post-COVID hospital readmissions

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Initiative: CMS Announces CHART Model for Improving Rural Health

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Article: Housing Insecurity a Growing Problem

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Article: Assessing Telemedicine Unreadiness Among Older Adults in the U.S.

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Article: Receipt of Home-Based Care Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries

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Resources: Where can I learn more about health equity?

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IPRO Webinars Sept 21 & 29: On-Site Home Dialysis in SNFs

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COVID-19 Workshop on Sept. 17: CDC’s Influenza Resources & Infection Surveillance

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CMS Releases Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program Web-Based Training

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COVID-19 and Influenza Season 2020-2021

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National Recovery Month

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CMS Stakeholder Calls: September 8-24

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Telehealth Webinar on September 22: A Physician Office’s Transition Experience

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CMS Releases Interim Final Rule, Reporting Requirements Updates, and Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions

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CMS Launches National Training Program to Strengthen Nursing Home Infection Control Practices

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Nursing Home Strategies for COVID-19 Only Isolation of COVID-19 Residents

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Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19

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Anticoagulation Forum Virtual Boot Camp: Sept. 25-26

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2020 CDOE Annual Symposium: A Virtual Event

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