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Quality Improvement 101 Overview

A six-week interactive course Next cohort begins February 22, 2023. Please note that participants MUST register…

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

The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and…

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Health Equity Updates: June 2024 Issue

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Invitation to join a CMS Health Equity Confidential Feedback Report Listening Session on July 31, 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would like to invite providers to an upcoming…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: June 2024 Issue

In this issueView the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: May 2024 Issue

In this issueView the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools…

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Health Equity Updates: May 2024 Issue

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Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Payment Challenges

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024 I Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.ET I Registration Required AUDIENCE:This webinar…

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HQIC LAN: How to Discover and Share Your Hospital’s PFE Story

The PFE LAN on March 21 explored approaches that hospitals can use to discover and communicate…

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National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18, 2024)

As National Women’s Health Week comes to a close, we encourage women to continue to prioritize…

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QAPI Office Hours: Nursing Home Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Series

Session Topic and DescriptionDate, Time, and Registration LinkPresentation and RecordingCreating Your Roadmap for 2024 QAPI: Laying…

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Saluting the Physicians Who Support the IPRO QIN-QIO

IPRO QIN-QIO is grateful for the support of many physicians who collaborate with us on a…

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Bridging the Gap Between Acute and Post-Acute Care

Join Esther Pandey, DNP, MS, RN, system vice president of care transitions at Mount Sinai Health…

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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Historic Action to Increase Access to Quality Care, and Support to Families and Care Workers

Nursing home minimum staffing standards promote resident care and safety  Nursing Home Staffing Standards Establishing minimum…

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Health Equity Updates: April 2024 Issue

Download the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Improving the Culture of Safety in a High Reliability Organization

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 12 - 1 pm ET Registration is required for this event. View…

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CMS Publishes Quality in Motion: An Update on the National Quality Strategy

Quality in Motion: Acting on the CMS National Quality Strategy is CMS’s latest update to the 2022 National…

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National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call on April 24, 2024 at 2:30 PM ET

Please join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Wed, April 24, 2024, at 2:30pm…

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Upcoming CMS Open Door Forum

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for: Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024…

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Join Our Leader Forum 2024 Sessions

The IPRO QIN-QIO Leader Forum sessions offer a unique opportunity to connect with providers from across…

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Let’s Talk About Enhanced Barrier Precautions

What You Need to Know: Enhanced Barrier Precautions To support your quality efforts, we will present…

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Every Day is Drug Take Back Day

Talk to your patients about National Drug Take Back Day Do you know that many people…

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Hospitals in Action: Promising Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies for Safer Care

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING WEBINAR April 25, 20241 - 2 PM ET | 2 -…

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Overview of CMS Requirements for Hospital Discharges to Post-Acute Care Providers

(QSO-23-16-Hospitals Memorandum) Wednesday, March 27, 20241:00 PM | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Comprehensive and…

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Readmissions Mini Series Webinars 2024

It is well known that effective care transitions help reduce readmissions and are essential to patient…

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NHSN Office Hours

The IPRO QIN-QIO is hosting a 30 minute, bi-weekly chat to discuss various topics surrounding NHSN…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: March 2024 Issue

In this issueView the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools…

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Health Equity Updates: February 2024 Issue

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Prioritizing Patient Safety: Register for March Webinar

In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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Upcoming CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum

The next CMS Long-Term Services and Supports Open Door Forum scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024,…

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Health Equity Updates: January 2024 Issue

Download the newsletter View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and…

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You are Invited to a National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator on January 23, 2024

Please join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and…

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CDC and CMS Present Stories from the Field: Immunization Strategies for Long-Term Care

Date:  Wednesday, January 31, 2024  I  Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET  I  Registration Required: Register here AUDIENCE: This webinar is open to…

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Medication Education and Reconciliation Efforts LINKS Events

The IPRO QIN-QIO invites community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and others supporting consumers and patients with education,…

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Updates to Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Healthcare Personnel Summary Reporting for January 2024: NHSN Long Term Care Component

Beginning with data reported for the week of January 1-7, 2024, the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Healthcare…

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Health Equity Highlights December 2023 Issue

Download the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Nursing Home Readmission Affinity Group: Moving Beyond Your QAPI Committee: A Culture for Safe, Reliable and Quality Care

Thursday, January 11, 2024 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET | 12:30 - 1:30 pm CT SUMMARY:In…

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Advancing the Culture of Patient Safety: Strategies to Prevent CLABSI and CAUTI

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 12 to 1 pm ETRegistration is required for this event View…

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New! CMS Podcast Series on Opioid Use Disorder Management in Hospital Settings

No community is untouched by the opioid crisis. That's why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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How to Prepare for a Successful Joint Commission Health Equity Accreditation Survey

Thursday, December 1412 to 1 pm ET Guest Speaker:Christina L. Cordero, Ph.D.,MPHThe Joint CommissionProject Director, Healthcare…

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Message from HHS About an Ongoing Active Cybersecurity Threat to IT Resources

In response to active exploitation of a cybersecurity vulnerability, the Department of Health and Human Services’…

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Creating and Implementing Your Workplace Violence Policy

Topics Covered: Where do you start? What is your program going to look like? How did…

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Creating Your Roadmap for 2024 QAPI: Laying Your Foundation

JOIN OUR UPCOMING LIVE EDUCATIONAL EVENT!Nursing Home Readmission Affinity Group:Creating Your Roadmap for 2024 QAPI: Laying…

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Health Equity Highlights November 2023 Issue

Download the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Health Equity Updates: November 2023 Issue

Download the newsletterView the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools…

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Boosters and Beyond: Reducing Readmission Rates

A Six-Week Series for Nursing Homes Care coordination often presents challenges for nursing home providers. For…

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Advancing the Culture of Safety: Strategies to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Pressure Injuries affect up to 3 million Americans and are a major source of MORBIDITY, MORTALITY, and INCREASED…

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Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid-Involved Breathing Emergency

The IPRO QIN-QIO and the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy invite you to join…

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Responding to the July 2022 Eastern Kentucky Flooding

THIS IS NOT A DRILL:Responding to the July 2022 Eastern Kentucky Flooding Last summer, residents of…

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Using the IPRO HQIC Planning Tool to Implement a PFAC in Your Hospital

The Self-Directed Learning Series for IPRO HQIC Hospitals is Now Available Purpose The goal of this…

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Health Equity Updates: October 2023 Issue

Read Now!View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to…

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October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month, an observance that was founded in 1999 by Helen Osbourne. Health…

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Health Equity Highlights October 2023 Issue

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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You are Invited to a National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator on October 17, 2023

Please join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and…

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The Patient, Family, and Care Partner Advisor (PFCA) Toolkit: Your Voice Matters

IPRO NQIIC INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN A WEBINARThe Patient, Family, and Care Partner Advisor (PFCA)…

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Anticoagulation Learning Circle

THE IPRO QIN-QIO INVITES YOUTO PARTICIPATE IN OURAnticoagulation Learning Circle Anticoagulants (blood thinners) are important for…

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IPRO ECHO: When the Pain Won’t Stop Whole Person Care Addressing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a complex issue that is never solely biological. In this series we will…

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Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements in Action Series Session Two: Pharmacy Expertise & Action

Learning Objectives: Review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic…

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Transitions in Care: Preventing Sepsis-Related Readmissions

Anyone can develop sepsis, a life-threatening, complex and challenging condition to manage. There are significant human…

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Sepsis: Lessons Learned

Sepsis mortality continues to be a challenge with sepsis and septic shock as leading causes of…

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Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Preparing to Submit the CMS Health Equity Structural Measure

Hospitals participating in the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program are required to submit structural measures…

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HHS Takes the Most Significant Action in a Decade to Make Care for Older Adults & People with Disabilities More Affordable and Accessible

New Rule Reduces Red Tape and Simplifies Medicare Savings Program Enrollment, Helping Millions of Older Adults…

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New Day Nursing Home Education Day November 30

Register TodayStream New Day in your conference room so that staff members may drop in to…

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The Patient’s Perspective: Whole Person Care Addressing Chronic Pain

September is National Pain Awareness Month. To bring awareness to the importance of individualized, multidisciplinary, and…

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Health Equity Updates: September 2023 Issue

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Increasing Referrals for Smoking Cessation Counseling

Despite decades of progress in the United States, tobacco use remains a pressing public health concern…

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Upcoming National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call

Please join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Centers for Disease Control…

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Hospital Health Equity Highlights: September 2023

View the latest hospital equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare…

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Minimum Data Set (MDS) Health Equity Requirements

CMS released the final version of the Resident Assessment Manual that represents the largest revamp of…

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Upcoming CMS Open Door Forum

The next CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum scheduled for:Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2023Start Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm…

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HHS Proposes Minimum Staffing Standards to Enhance Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

Builds on President Biden’s Historic Commitment to Create a Long-Term Care System Where People Can Live…

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Ensuring Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Treatment through the Continuum Webinar Series

More than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries had a diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) in 2020.However,…

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Leaders Forum: Partnership for Community Health (PCH)

Have you missed us? We've miss you!Let's regroup for an amazing rest of 2023. We have…

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Hospital Health Equity Highlights: August 2023

View the latest hospital equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare…

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Health Equity Updates: August 2023 Issue

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Insights from the Field: Albany Medical Center’s Dr. Alan Sanders on Sepsis Awareness Month

The rapid identification and treatment of persons with sepsis and septic shock continues to be a…

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IPRO Partner Shares Ways to Address Structural Inequities to Improve Patient Safety

Partnerships are key to IPRO’s efforts to promote health equity.  We are fortunate to collaborate with…

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Upcoming Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities Events

Mental Health 101, Suicide Prevention & De-escalation StrategiesWednesday, August 30 from 1 - 2 pm ETThis…

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Social Determinants of Health Items Explainer Video

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a 4-minute, animated explainer video, Social Determinants…

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Register to Join the Conversation on How Vaccines are a Critical Tool for Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 10 a.m. EDT, CDC is holding its next AMR Exchange…

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Upcoming CMS Educational Events

Counseling to Prevent Tobacco UseAugust 16 from 2 pm - 3 pmThis NGS webinar will focus…

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Boosters and Beyond: Geriatric Bootcamp

Join us for a practical review of common conditions causing hospital readmissions in short-term rehabilitation patients…

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IPRO Invites You to Prepare to Submit the CMS Health Equity Structural Measures With Us

Hospitals participating in the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program are required to submit structural measures…

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IPRO NQIIC Invites You to Join the Opioid Stewardship Affinity Group

WHAT IS AN AFFINITY GROUP?Affinity Groups highlight best practices, resources, and successful solutions to challenges. Opioid…

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Advancing the Culture of Safety: Using Safety Behaviors to Prevent Errors

Event objectives: Understand how errors occur Learn approavhes to safety behaviors associated with error prevention Excel…

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How to Rebuild, Reengage and Reenergize Your Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

In recent months, hospitals have begun to reengage their Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) after…

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CMS Releases October 2023 Public Reporting Hospital Data for Preview

What is the Public Reporting data preview? Starting Thursday, July 27, 2023, hospitals participating in the…

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Heat Advisory Triggers Warnings for Vulnerable Populations

The extreme heat that has been affected large portions of the United States this summer is…

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Health-Related Social Needs Series

Addressing health-related social needs (or social drivers of health) can improve health outcomes. Health-related social needs…

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Leqembi (lecanimab-irmb): What Traditional Approval Means for Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

by Robert C. Accetta, RPh, BCGP, FASCP, Sr. Pharmacist, HCQIP, IPRO The FDA granted traditional approval…

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Health Equity Updates: July 2023 Issue

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: July 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare…

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You are Invited to a National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator on July 18, 2023

Please join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and her…

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CMS OMH Celebrates Disability Pride Month and the 33rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Throughout July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) celebrates…

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IPRO HQIC PFE LAN: Applying PFE Best Practice 5 to Reducing Unplanned Readmissions, June 2023

The June PFE Learning and Action Event focuses on ways the implementation of patient and family…

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Ensuring Equitable Care: Understanding the Role of Trauma and Stigma in the Lives of Residents with a History of Addiction and Chronic Pain

IPRO and the Opioid Response Network (ORN) have developed an education series for use by nursing…

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IPRO QIN-QIO Local Interactive Network of Knowledge Sharers

The Power of Partnership Individually, you can impact the health of your community, but working collectively,…

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The Top 10 Deficiencies

IPRO recently held a fast moving, informative experience that explores the Top 10 Deficiencies with tips…

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Emergency Preparedness: Back to Basics

The IPRO QIN-QIO nursing home team supports providers in maintaining competency, skill, and readiness for emergencies.…

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Tools to Support Safe Care Transition Communications

As part of discharge planning, hospitals are expected to provide post-acute providers and caregivers information, including…

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CMS Innovation Center Outlines Primary Care Strategy

Primary care in the United States is in urgent need of investment and support following decades…

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Health Equity Updates: June 2023 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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CPSTF Releases 2022 Annual Report to Congress

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) is pleased to release the 2022 Annual Report to…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: June 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare…

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Join the Pneumonia Learning Circle May 24

The Pneumonia Learning Circle offers a forum for education and sharing of resources and best practices…

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HQIC Community of Practice Call | Partnering with Patients & Families to Prevent All-Cause Harm

Preventing all-cause harm continues to be a national priority. In 2016, an estimated 2.7 million harm…

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Health Equity Updates: May 2023 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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You are Invited to a National Office Hours Call on the Ending of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Please join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for an informational event to help…

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Boosters and Beyond: Holistic Dementia Care & Antipsychotic Drug Reduction

This series offers a holistic approach to dementia care that emphasizes increasing dementia skills while reducing…

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Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids by Amy Sgueglia, MSN, RN, MAIC Facilitator, JSI Research &…

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Fall and Injury Prevention: A 6-Part Webinar Series

Falls represent a major public health problem around the world and continue to be the most…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: May 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating healthcare…

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CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Time: 2:00 PM- 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please call at…

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National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator

Date: April 25, 2023 Time: 1:00 PM (ET)- 2:00 PM (ET) Please join the Administrator of…

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TAP: A Strategy to Prioritize and Implement HAI Prevention Efforts in Your Hospital

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Start Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Join us for a…

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Your Worst Day: Emergency Preparedness and Response Educational Series

For healthcare workers, it is not of question of if, but when an emergency will strike.…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: April 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating…

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Health Equity Updates: April 2023 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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New England Innovations and Best Practices in Reducing Opioid Related Harm

According to CDC[1], more than 5,000 individuals died from opioid overdose deaths in New England last…

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Rhode Island Tobacco Cessation: Help your patients take their last smoke break.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death, in fact on average, smokers die nearly 10…

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CMS Open Door Forum April 12

The next CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum scheduled for: Date: Wednesday,…

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IRF Provider Preview Reports- Now Available

The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. These…

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Nursing Home Sepsis Learning Circle

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Integrating Z-Codes into Your Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Strategy

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023 Start Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM Hospitals and health systems are…

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Vaccination: A Personal Journey

Vaccination: A Personal Journey

By Charles W. Redd, MS, RN As we continue to move towards normalcy since the pandemic,…

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A Pharmacist Reflects on the Opportunity to Protect the Public’s Health

By Jennifer Griffiths, PharmD, RPh When COVID-19 struck I was working at a small, independent pharmacy…

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Health Equity Updates: March 2023 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: March 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating…

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NEW! CMS Training Program Update

February is American Heart Month Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers cardiovascular screening blood tests once every…

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Leaders Forum: Partnership for Community Health (PCH)

Have you missed us? We’ve missed you! Let’s regroup for an amazing 2023.We have planned some…

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Partnering Beyond COVID-19 Prevention and Management of Patients with Chronic Disease

COVID-19 has changed healthcare in many ways and has delayed chronic disease management for many patients.…

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CMS Health Equity Measures and Joint Commission Requirements to Reduce Health Disparities

Thursday March, 2, 2023 12:00 - 12:30 PM ET A Guide to the CMS Hospital Inpatient…

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A Patient’s Perspective: Bivalent Booster Offers Another Layer of Protection

by Rosie Bartel, patient advisor As a patient who has a compromised immune system due to…

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A Patient’s Perspective: Why the Bivalent Booster was Important to Me

by Janice Tufet, Medicare beneficiary On March 1, 2020, I had just finished a two-day Complex…

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Help Curb Cardiovascular Disease by Focusing on Risk Assessment and Hyperlipidemia Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause…

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Health Equity Updates: February 2023 Newsletter

View the new issue of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: February 2023 Issue

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating…

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A Community Effort to Covid-19 Vaccinations

by Chris Symolon, Director, COVID-19 Vaccination Project, Foundation for Healthy Communities, New Hampshire Welcome to 2023,…

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IPRO HQIC Sepsis Affinity Group: Mid-to-large sized Hospitals

Sepsis remains a national priority and is a complex and challenging condition to manage. Despite substantial…

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If You’ve Seen One Rural Community, You’ve Seen One Rural Community

Perspectives of a Rural Health Advocate Guest Blog by Ronnie Rom, MSPH, CPHQ, Massachusetts Office of…

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National Stakeholder Call with the CMS Administrator

Date: January 24, 2023 Start Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET Please join the Administrator…

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Once More into the Breach: Perspectives of an Epidemiologist

By Jenna Cebelius, MPH, HAI Program Coordinator | Health Surveillance Epidemiologist, Division of Laboratory Sciences &…

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Bivalent Booster Hesitancy? Set the Stage for Success!

The COVID-19 Bivalent Booster is critical in preventing serious COVID-19 outcomes. Yet, Many are hesitant to…

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Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Start Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please call…

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National Poverty in America Awareness Month

During January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes…

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Join our Inaugural Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Learning Circle

Did You Know? UTIs are second most frequent infection in NH facilities Prevalence of UTIs range…

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National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)

A blueprint to help promote health equity.   What is CLAS? Culturally and linguistically appropriate services…

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Raising Preemies During a Pandemic: Vaccines Protect The Most Vulnerable

by Erin Just, BScOT, MA, Quality Improvement Coordinator, Vermont Blueprint for Health In 2019, I welcomed…

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Voices from the Field Series Session I: Best Practices for Addressing Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) in Care Coordination

Starting January 1, 2023, embedding health equity into your process, practice, performance, and quality outcomes will…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: January 2023 Newsletter

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating…

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Health Equity Updates: January 2023 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Walk Alongside the Community to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

By Sandra N. Colpitts MSN, RN, CIC, Manager, Infection Prevention and Control, South County Health, Wakefield,…

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Boosters & Beyond: Addressing Key Challenges

In November 2022, IPRO surveyed providers about their key challenges. In this series, the IPRO nursing…

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2023 CMS Quality Conference – Save the Date!

On behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, I am excited to announce the…

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The Winter of our Discontent….or Maybe Not! Perspectives of an Infection Preventionist

by Mary Ellen Casey, RN, Infection Preventionist, IPRO QIN-QIO As a college student I nearly drowned.…

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New Day: Nursing Home Education Summit

December 8, 2022 TimeAgendaPresentation9:00 AMOpening RemarksMargie McLaughlin, Director, Education & Transformation9:15-9:20 AMPneumococcal JingleMary Ellen Casey, Quality…

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2022-2023 Influenza Season Vaccination: What’s New? Who’s Involved? And Why?

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Start Time: 1:00 PM ET Objectives To analyze 2021-2022 influenza season…

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Health Equity Updates: December 2022 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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The IPRO NQICC Invites You to Join the Opioid Stewardship Affinity Group

In the United States, during the time period between 1999 and 2020, more than 263,000 people…

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2023 Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Stakeholder Webinar

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 Start Time: 3:00-3:30 PM ET You are invited to join the…

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HQIC Health Equity Updates: December 2022

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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CMS OMH Recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week

Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes…

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CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022 Start Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET); Please dial-in at…

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

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections,…

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CMS: Covering Indian Country- November 2022

Having affordable healthcare coverage makes it easier for people to keep up with screenings, check-ups, immunizations,…

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Pre-recorded Learning Modules on Person and Family Engagement

What is Person and Family Engagement and Why Does it Matter? PFE, and explains what partnership…

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

The September PFE Learning and Action Event explores how patient and family representatives can contribute to…

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

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Start Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET. The Centers for Medicare &…

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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…

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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…

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2022 AHRQ National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report

AHRQ released its annual disparities report:  2022 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. The report, which…

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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…

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HQIC Health Equity Updates: November 2022

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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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…

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

Rule includes expanded cancer screening coverage in support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot and promotes innovation…

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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

It is a well-established fact: smoking leads to disease, disability, and harm in nearly every organ…

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Health Equity Updates: November 2022 Newsletter

View the new edition of our health equity newsletter featuring news, events, and tools to support…

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Health Equity Organizational Assessment (HEOA) Affinity Group

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National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call

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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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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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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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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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National Immunization Awareness Month

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CMS Enhances Nursing Home Rating System with Staffing and Turnover Data

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

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Medication Safety Assessment

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

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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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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

To honor Women’s History Month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Intergovernmental…

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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

Hospital leaders from across the country attend the HQIC Community of Practice Call. The small, rural…

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

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Conquering Covid-19: 13-Week Booster Blitz

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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

Join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and…

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

Since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has reported on progress and opportunities…

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Small Talks: An Education Series

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

Imagine living on less than $1.90 a day. It’s difficult to fathom. According to the World Bank,…

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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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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

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives organizations like ours an opportunity…

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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

Healthy People 2030 defines social determinants of health as “the conditions in the environments where people…

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

Please join the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in a regional containment webinar led by the…

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Rural Health Day

Throughout the month of November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health…

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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

CMS' stakeholder call on the COVID-19 Omnibus Vaccine Rule (IFC-6) exceeded its limit of 10,000 participants.…

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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

Register for the Information Session In light of the President’s recent announcement mandating all healthcare staff…

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Catheter Cancel Culture

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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

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The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Technical Assistance Center guides American Indian and Alaska Native programs…

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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

November 4, 2021 | 1-2 PM ET (2-3 PM CT) Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a national…

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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

Effective October 20, 2021, FDA amended the emergency use authorizations for the Moderna and Jansen (Johnson…

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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

New PSAs from the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative Speak to Those Still Hesitant About Vaccination…

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new “one-stop shop” for state Medicaid…

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

Translated handbooks are available to order from Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…

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Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

Pharmacists Can Play a Role Addressing Health Literacy

October, being designated both Health Literacy Month and American Pharmacists Month, is an appropriate time to…

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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

Transitions Healthcare Capitol City in Washington, D.C. has its hands full! With 360 beds, it is…

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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

Hear how a nursing home in Washington, D.C. uses the Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers…

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

In this session, our nursing home experts will do a brief review of changes to NHSN.…

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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

Join our 30-minute vaccine huddle meeting, to discuss optimizing influenza and COVID-19 booster dosing this Fall.…

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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

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

September 21 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT Registration Information Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

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Sept. 23 Providing Health Literate Virtual Services Workshop

September 23, 2021 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET Register On September 23, 2021, join the National…

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Sept. 17 Project Firstline Virtual Town Hall for Healthcare Workers

CDC Experts Will Discuss Updates to its Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Healthcare Workers During…

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

September 17, 2021 12:30 - 1:00 pm EST Join the Call You are invited to join…

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CDC Updates Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Healthcare Settings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance…

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Get Involved with Falls Prevention Awareness Week

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CMS OMH Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

During September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) recognizes…

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

September 9, 2021 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET REGISTER Join the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication…

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Webinar on September 23: Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

September 23, 1PM Register Join the New York State Association for Rural Health and the New…

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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

September 30 11 PT12 MT1 CT2 EDT Resources View the recordingQuestions and answersPresentation slide deckSepsis Change…

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

September 8, 1-2PM EDT Register Burnout in healthcare has made headlines, but the data tell a…

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

September 15, 2–3PM EDT Register This webinar is intended to raise awareness about suicide and highlight…

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StAT Learning Series for Hospitals

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The new StAT (Standards, Approaches and Tactics for Infection Control & Prevention) Learning Series for Hospital…

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

August 18, 2-3PM EDT Nurses can earn 1.20 free RN CE Contact Hours for this course! Register…

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

September 1, 3-4PM EDT Register CME, CNE, and Pharmacy Continuing Education will be offered. The Indiana Immunization…

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

August 23, 2-4PM EDT Register  Registration closes on Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 8PM ET.   Pre-registration…

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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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CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: August 5

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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

July 29, 12:30 PM EDT Register A SAMHSA-sponsored webinar presented on behalf of Mental Health America…

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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

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August 18, 2PM EDT | 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours Register If you can't make the…

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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

September 14, 2021 @ 10-11AM EDT | VIDEOCAST Register In this The National Institute of Nursing…

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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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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use: Interactive Training

This interactive training promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.…

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AHRQ Toolkit for Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals

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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

July 15, 1 PM EDT Learn More & Register Individuals may be reluctant to get the…

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Rule Would Expand Access to Telehealth Services, Enhance Diabetes Prevention Programs The Centers for Medicare &…

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary

July 26, 2021 is the 31st anniversary of the day the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

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HHS Announces Rule to Protect Consumers from Surprise Medical Bills

Announcement is the first in a series of regulations aimed at shielding patients from increased financial…

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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

June 28, 11AM–12PM EDT Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in hospital safety and quality outcomes demonstrate…

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers

Thursday, July 1, 3-4:30PM ET Register Please join the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and the…

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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

An important focus of our work is spreading strategies for implementing opioid and pain management best…

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

Postponed The Home Health, Hospice and DME ODF (originally scheduled for June 23, 2021) will be…

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CMS encourages nursing homes to continue COVID-19 vaccination rates

June 17, 2021 | On May 11, 2021, CMS published an interim final rule with comment…

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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

Wednesday, June 23, 3-4PM EDT Register Registration is required to attend this event. Audience: Healthcare providers,…

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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

June 11, 2021 A Shared Approach to Preventing Opioid Overdoses As the opioid overdose epidemic worsens,…

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently shared with immunization program mangers across the…

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

Action Could Impact as many as 1.6 Million People with Medicare As part of President Biden’s…

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

As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare &…

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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, the National Institute on Mental Health…

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum – June 10

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

June 9, 1-2PM EDT The COVID-19 pandemic revealed deep-seated inequities in health care and amplified social…

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

June 22, 1-2PM EDT Loneliness was a mental health issue prior to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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

The IPRO QIN-QIO hosted a 3-part education series on quality improvement strategies for nursing homes. View…

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Health Equity Hospital Highlights: June Newsletter

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating…

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Celebrate Pride with CMS OMH

June is Pride Month, a time for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of…

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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

The IPRO QIN-QIO’s team of quality improvement experts is committed to supporting nursing homes with COVID-19…

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IPRO QIN-QIO Video: Simplify Pneumonia Vaccine Recommendations

The IPRO QIN-QIO’s team of quality improvement experts is committed to supporting clinicians in improving vaccination…

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

May 27, 2-3PM EDT While age is the strongest risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes, studies…

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

June 1712:30-1:30PM EDT Materials SlidesRecording Naloxone is an essential drug that reverses respiratory depression caused by…

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Addressing Physician Burnout during the COVID Pandemic

June 15, 2021 | 7:30-9 AM Learn More and Register Wellness Series for Health Care Professionals…

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

May 14, 2-3PM EDT Overview This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech…

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16th Annual National Conference on Anticoagulation Therapy

Deadline: June 10, 2021 Scholarship & Abstract Awards Scholarships are now available for the Anticoagulation Forum’s…

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Call for Stories: IDEA Initiative Structural Racism & Health Disparities

Deadline: May 19, 2021 The Anticoagulation Forum's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Initiative is developing…

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

Wednesday, May 19, 3PM EDT Register COVID-19 has exposed deep fissures in our national and local…

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COVID-19-Related Coverage and Payment

HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) On May 3, 2021, HHS, through the Health Resources and…

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CMS Launches Community Champions Video

On May 5, 2021, as a part of CMS’ ongoing COVID-19 response efforts to support the…

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Health Equity Updates: May Newsletter

Check out the latest health equity news, health observances, events, and resources supporting the IPRO QIN-QIO…

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

May 24, 11AM-12PM EDT Materials RecordingSlides Join both the IPRO & Telligen Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors…

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

May 8, 2-3:30PM EDT THE HHS Office of Minority Health invites you to join the Asian American…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

During May, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health recognizes Asian American…

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

May 13, 12-1PM EDT Please note: You will receive an email with login information from GoToWebinar…

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May’s Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength

In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the…

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

In the United States, nearly 68 million people have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Hypertension increases…

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May’s National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause…

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Healthcare Triage 6-Part Video Series

In a new Healthcare Triage YouTube series, funded by NIHCM Foundation, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains the…

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

The IPRO QIN-QIO held a live demonstration of using NHSN to submit and track COVID-19 vaccine…

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

May 6, 11-11:30AM EDT This 30-minute webinar will feature a short discussion followed by audience Q&A.…

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

May 13, 12-1PM EDT The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS…

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

April 26, 11AM-12PM EDT Join the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement (HQIC) in webinar on the All-Cause…

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

Proposed Rule Would Require Hospitals to Report Vaccination Rates Among Healthcare Staff CMS News - April…

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

May 26, 2PM This presentation will support Nursing Home Administrators and Directors of Nursing with education…

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We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

We’ve added new COVID-19 resources

Stay up-to-date on new resources from the New York State Department of Health, U.S. Department of…

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

As of April 25, 2021, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend…

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COVID-19 and Brain Health

The Global Council on Brain Health's report, COVID-19 and Brain Health (PDF), recommends steps to safeguard…

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Webinar on April 28: The Native Aging in Place Project

The Native Aging in Place Project: Building sustainable LTSS capacity in your tribal community April 28,…

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CMS is Simplifying Telehealth Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new telehealth resources to further support health…

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QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO,…

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

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware…

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

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware…

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

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware…

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

April 26, 3-4PM EDT Register Please join us for updates on the agency's COVID-19 response. CDC…

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April 28: CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

April 28, 2-3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Agenda **This…

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

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series (Session 7): COVID-19 Impacts on Black & Latino Communities: Where are we…

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April 22: CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

Thursday, April 22, 2-3PM EDT Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening RemarksChair- Ing-Jye Cheng,…

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A Letter from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dear Colleagues, The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the egregious and long-standing inequities that exist across the…

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The Road to Equity: Examining Structural Racism Virtual Forum

April 27, 1–4:30 PM EDT Register April 28, 1–4:45 PM EDT Register During National Minority Health…

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

May 25, 11AM-12PM EDT Part of the Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm SWEEP…

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

We're sharing the following information from the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program. Updated:…

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

The IPRO QIN-QIO is sharing an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC…

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Resources on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Suspension

Information Provided by the Anticoagulation Forum Following six reported cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)…

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

Thursday, April 15, 2-3PM EDT Advanced registration is not required. This COCA Call will present the…

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine: Health Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert, about the CDC and…

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

The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Call for Nominations for organizations and individual subject matter…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: Reaching Vulnerable Populations

As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the…

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CDC: How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccinator

CDC's new web page reviews information and training on how to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccinator…

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

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13,…

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April 6: CMS Office Hours Call

April 6, 5–6PM EDT CMS is hosting its final COVID-19 Office hours, a recurring stakeholder engagement…

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

March 29, 11AM-12PM EDT The IPRO HQIC's patient safety and performance improvement team leaders facilitated a…

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Health Equity Updates: April Newsletter

Check out the latest health equity news, health observances, events, and resources supporting the IPRO QIN-QIO…

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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Updates as of April 2, 2021 Highlights Fully vaccinated people can:Resume domestic travel Do not need…

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4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 6, 2021 | Registration is Free The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is proud to…

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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month

Are you #VaccineReady? The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing this year's National Minority…

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FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

FDA Encourages Americans to Dispose of Unused Prescription Opioids Safely

More than 100 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, and millions are addicted to…

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How can I improve my sleep hygiene?

Shared with the permission of Robin Sparer, Director of Integrated Behavior Health at CCI Health and…

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

March 30, 3-3:45PM EDT The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO HQIC hosted the…

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

March 29, 2021 - As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, the Centers for…

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Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series

April 15, 12–1PM EDT Register The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations…

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Webinar on March 30 and April 1: Increasing Vaccine Confidence

March 30, 9:30am or 2:30pm April 1, 12PM Challenges abound in the midst of COVID-19, not…

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New C2C Telehealth Resources Available

In response to the increased use and expanded coverage of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, From…

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

Grant Opportunity: FR-6400-N-69 Application deadline: May 4, 2021 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)…

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

Person-Centered Planning in Disaster Preparedness April 26, 3-4:30PM EDT Register The events of 2020 and early…

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Webinar on March 24: Alaska Native Traditional Foods Movement Webinar

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Register Traditional foods are an integral part of Alaska Native culture. The…

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We’ve Updated our COVID-19 Resources Page

Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 resources. This month, we're highlighting new resources from the Centers…

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

It is so great that your mom, dad, or other loved ones have received their COVID-19…

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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

As COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more available across the country, CMS is taking action to protect…

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

CMS - March 15, 2021 | Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is…

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority and vulnerable populations. The COVID-19 vaccine can reduce the…

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

April 2011AM-12PM EDT Part of the Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm SWEEP Materials…

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CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

CMS Updates Nursing Home Guidance with Revised Visitation Recommendations

March 10, 2021 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the…

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

HHS Office of Minority Health Will Offer Localities Funding to Partner with Community Organizations to Connect…

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Webinar on March 24: Physician Burnout and Mental Health

March 24, 2-3PM EDT Register The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and dramatically increased the long-standing epidemic of…

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March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about kidney disease. This year’s focus…

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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

March 9, 2-3PM EDT No Registration Required A few minutes before the webinar starts, please click…

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May 1: 2021 CDOE Spring Seminar

Saturday, May 1, 7AM-1PM EDT  Hosted online via Zoom Register See below for registration fee 2021…

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CDC Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s Role in Health Literacy March is Women’s History Month, a perfect time to highlight Dr.…

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Drop in Life Expectancy, Vaccine Access & Devastating Winter Storm

Check out the March Population Health Spotlight newsletter from the National Institute for Health Care Management…

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

March 4, 12-1PM EDT Register The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of…

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CMS Resources for the Emergency Preparedness Rule

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of updated emergency response plans. The Centers for Medicare &…

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

A year of missed preventive care is endangering minority communities. And people with serious heart conditions…

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

Considerations for Vaccine Uptake and Monitoring for Adverse Events March 11, 2-3PM EDT Advanced registration is…

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Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

Check out the latest health equity news, health observances, events, and resources supporting the IPRO QIN-QIO…

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

Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities: A Presidential Advisory from…

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

Biden Administration Strengthens Requirements that Plans and Issuers Cover COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Without Cost Sharing and…

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

March 3, 2–3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. This Open…

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Prevent Prescription Opioid Overdoses

Learn More Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Rx Awareness campaign to discover how…

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

March 5, 1:30PM EDT Register Deep-rooted structural racism, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, have exacerbated…

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Webinar on March 18: Trauma-Informed Care

March 18, 1-2PM EDT The New England Rural Health Association, the New York State Association for…

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Encouraging Improved Patient Safety Practices and Celebrating Successes

Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 14–20, 2021 Patient Safety Awareness Week both acknowledges and celebrates…

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National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Each March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. It’s a great time to discover and make informed…

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 14–20, 2021

Patient Safety Awareness Week both acknowledges and celebrates improved safety and care practices throughout all healthcare…

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

February 24, 11AM-12:30PM EDT Register The Maine Council on Aging (MCOA) invites you to join a…

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

March 24, 11AM-4:45PM EDT Registration Fee: $99 Individual | $1,000 Organizational Learn More & Register CEs…

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

CMS - February 19, 2021 | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use…

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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

March 4, 1-2PM EDT Register Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) will host a webinar on March 4…

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Addressing Disparities in Immunization Rates

February 23, 12-1PM EDT There is no fee to participate in this activity, but pre-registration is…

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

February 22, 6-7PM EDT Healthcare Voices of NH is excited to launch a Zoom Series "Multicultural Perspectives…

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

March 23, 2021, 11AM-12PM EDT This session is part of the Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce…

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

Dates of Trainings Monday, 2/22/2021; 1-2pm - Register HereMonday, 3/8/2021; 1-2pm - Register HereMonday, 3/22/2021; 1-2pm - Register…

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 23,…

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

CMS Memo - February 17, 2021 | As COVID-19 vaccines begin rolling out across the country,…

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