Upcoming & Past Events

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

Please join the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) to hear from hospitals that have successfully implemented shift change huddles or bedside reporting in partnership with patients and families. The event will include a facilitated discussion among attendees about the top barriers to implementing this practice in their …

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

Nursing homes do extraordinary work every day. At the same time, you need opportunities to learn and grow, to be on the cutting-edge of best practices, especially now. Stream New Day in your conference room so interdisciplinary team members can catch presentations throughout the day. Join the IPRO QIN-QIO for a dedicated day of free …

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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 are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” Addressing social determinants of health has increasingly gained importance for improving health outcomes and reducing disparities.  According …

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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

November 23, 2021 | 2-2:30 PM ET | 1-1:30 PM CT | 11-11:30 AM PT Join this exciting presentation to learn about the population health initiatives at Jefferson Healthcare, a rural health system located in Port Townsend, Washington. In 2020, a robust health equity initiative was started that strategically overlapped with hospital operations and focused …

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

Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a National Nursing Home Stakeholder call on Tuesday, November 23, 2021,  2 PM-3 PM ET. During the call, subject matter experts will provide an overview of recently released guidance and address trending questions. Please register in advance for …

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

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for November 18, 2021, 2-3 PM Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Start Time: 2- 3 PM Eastern Time (ET) Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time. Conference Leaders: Ing-Jye Cheng, John Hammarlund, and Jill Darling **Agenda is Subject to Change** …

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

In light of the President’s recent announcement mandating all healthcare staff must be fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022, the IPRO QIN-QIO is hosting an information session for providers attempting to increase the number of staff getting vaccinated. When? November 10, 2021, 12 PM ET You’ll hear from providers who have neared or reached 100% …

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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. CMS has posted the presentation slides and a recording of the call for your convenience. To view the slides, visit: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-19-health-care-staff-vaccination-ifc-6-national-stakeholder-call-slides.pdf To view the video, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHA0zY1aC-Y In addition to the resources above, CMS has prepared a frequently asked …

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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 priority aimed at optimizing the use of antibiotics to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Hospital AS Programs and teams have been challenged during the COVID pandemic to manage …

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

October 28-30, 2021 | Virtual and San Francisco, CA | CE Credits Available The Anticoagulation Forum’s forum provides the largest venue for open discussion and education on advances in anticoagulant therapy and improved patient care. The 3-day meeting offers attendees the unique opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and …

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

September 30 11 PT 12 MT 1 CT 2 EDT Resources View the recordingQuestions and answersPresentation slide deckSepsis Change Pathway Part II This is the second session in a two-part series on sepsis. View the materials from Part 1 – Sepsis & Readmissions. Join the IPRO, Alliant Quality, and Telligen HQICs for the second session …

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Webinar on September 23: Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

September 23, 1PM Join the New York State Association for Rural Health and the New England Rural Health Association for a webinar panel presentation exploring the rural response to the U.S. opioid crisis. The panelists bring rural perspectives from various regions across the U.S. to the discussion. Participation in this event is free.  CME and …

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Sept. 23 Providing Health Literate Virtual Services Workshop

September 23, 2021 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET On September 23, 2021, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy for a public workshop, Providing Health Literate Virtual Health Services, which will explore the challenges and opportunities virtual or telehealth services may pose to those with low health literacy. The …

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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 practices. Both naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder, such as buprenorphine, are proven to save the lives of opioid users. View the webinar recording, and view the slides if you missed the “Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices: …

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Sept 22: Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

September 22, 2021 Pioneer Network is proud to present the third in its series of four Symposia for 2021, each based on the theme, Envisioning the Future. In this symposium, the focus is on Finding Meaning & Purpose. Speakers include residents and innovators in the field who will draw on their experiences, including the collective experiences …

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

September 21 12:00 – 3:00 pm EDT Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) kicks off National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day with a virtual town hall event from 12:00–3:00 pm EDT, where participants will learn from experts and from those with lived experience about substance misuse, treatment, and the impact of the COVID-19 …

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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 You are invited to join the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS), Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, and her leadership team, to hear key updates from her first 100 days in office. The Administrator’s vision is for CMS to serve the public as a trusted partner …

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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 the COVID-19 Pandemic September 17 2:15 – 3:00 pm ET   CDC has updated its infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The updates …

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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 This webinar is intended to raise awareness about suicide and highlight strategies to help professionals, consumers, families, and communities understand the role they can play in promoting emotional well-being and preventing suicide. Speakers will discuss the impact of suicide in later life, the implementation of 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention …

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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 In this The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Director’s Lecture, Dr. Mi-Kyung Song will present her intervention research to develop and test an end-of-life communication intervention targeting patients with chronic illness and their family caregivers, spanning all stages of the NIH Stage Model of behavioral intervention …

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ODPHP’s 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

September 8-9, 2021 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and Trust for America’s Health are hosting the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium. During this free, 2-day virtual event, attendees will hear from researchers, local and state health officers, aging directors, and policymakers from across the nation who are making a positive impact in the lives of older …

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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 Join the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity Call to hear presenters provide updates on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2021-22 influenza vaccination season and guidance for coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Participation in this event is FREE. Free Continuing Education …

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

September 8, 1-2PM EDT Burnout in healthcare has made headlines, but the data tell a more nuanced story. Although some healthcare workers have experienced crippling emotional exhaustion, others have felt more empowered. Safe & Reliable Healthcare has been measuring culture and engagement within healthcare since they developed the first culture survey for healthcare, SAQ in …

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

September 1, 3-4PM EDT CME, CNE, and Pharmacy Continuing Education will be offered. The Indiana Immunization Coalition is offering a webinar featuring Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, President and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation.  He will discuss how partisan divides may be affecting herd immunity, and how to achieve the best public health outcomes. Brian …

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CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

August 31, 2-3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Acting Chair – Emily Forrest (Center for Medicare) Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications) Announcements & Updates FY 2022 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule IPPS Payment Updates LTCH Payment Updates Implementing Legislation …

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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 the materials and discover ways to: Develop strategies to encourage change Identify the root cause of common nursing home concerns Design an approach to test new interventions Session Materials Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures June …

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

August 24, 2021 @ 11-11:30AM EDT Joins the IPRO QIN-QIO for the next session in our bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes as we discuss best practices to achieving a 75% COVID vaccine rate. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. …

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

This is the first session in a two-part series on sepsis. View the materials below and register for Part 2 – Exploring Sepsis Strategies. August 24 1–2 PM ET 12–1 PM CT 10–11 AM PT Materials Recording Slides Resources, Links and Speaker Biographies IPRO HQIC Sepsis Change Pathway Part 1 Join the IPRO, Alliant Quality, …

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

August 23, 2-4PM EDT  Registration closes on Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 8PM ET.   Pre-registration is required. This bootcamp is provided via Zoom. The meeting access link will be provided after pre-registration. Seats are limited to 200 participants.  You are cordially invited to attend a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on the Rapid Community Assessment (RCA) hosted by …

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

August 18, 2PM EDT | 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours If you can’t make the date, register anyway to receive a link to view the webinar after it airs live. Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the …

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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! Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the transition out of the hospital remains complex. Join Sepsis Alliance this Wednesday, August …

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

August 17, 2-3PM EDT Registration is not required. Continuing Education is not offered for this COCA call. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. People with immunocompromising conditions or who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies are …

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

August 12, 1PM EDT Join Sophia L. Pink, MS, from Stanford University, Polarization and Social Change Lab, as we discuss “Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country.” Participation in this event is free.  CME and NYS Social Work CE credits are available for purchase after the event ($20.00 fee)*. After registering, you will …

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

August 10, 2021 @ 11-11:30AM EDT Are you ready for Influenza and COVID? Join the IPRO QIN-QIO for the next session in our bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. Our Experts Melanie Williams, host …

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CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: August 5

Thursday, August 5, 2-3PM EDT The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 2-3PM EDT. Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling Agenda (Subject to Change) Opening Remarks Chair – Todd Smith …

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

July 27, 2021 @ 11:00-11:30AM EDT Join us on July 27 for “Building your Vaccine Campaign.” This is part of the IPRO QIN-QIO bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. Materials CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication …

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

July 15, 1 PM EDT Individuals may be reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine for many reasons. One way hospitals and health systems can increase vaccination rates for their patients, employees and communities is to focus on why people are hesitant. Kaiser Permanente and the California Testing Task Force did just that and produced an …

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

Monday, July 12, 2PM EDT The Primary Care Collaborative will host a conversation with special guests from the White House and state government, who will talk about the role of primary care in the administration of and education on the COVID vaccines. The speakers will also discuss the strategies the Biden administration and state public …

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

Join CMS for our We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars The HHS We Can Do This campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for …

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers

Thursday, July 1, 3-4:30PM ET Please join the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a webinar on Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers. Vaccine uptake among direct service workers (DSWs) is particularly important for personal health and safety and to the many individuals that DSWs …

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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 that care is not equitable across all populations. Person and Family Engagement (PFE) is central to the HQIC and is recognized as a promising mechanism to aid in achieving equity in both quality and safety. However, some populations may …

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

Wednesday, June 23, 3-4PM EDT Registration is required to attend this event. Audience: Healthcare providers, stakeholders, and community partners Join Telligen for a webinar titled, “COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy, and Masks” on Wednesday, June 23, from 3-4PM EDT. Telligen is offering this webinar to support the Biden Administration’s goal to have 70% of U.S. …

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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 exacerbated and contributed to increased isolation. Join TMF for a webinar on June 22 titled, “A Health Equity Perspective on Loneliness, Mental Health, and COVID-19.” During this webinar, attendees will explore and discuss this issue from a health equity …

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2-2:30PM EDT Audience: Quality, Infection Preventionists, Pharmacy, Antimicrobial Stewardship Leaders, Laboratory and Physicians Since their initial emergency authorization in November, monoclonal antibodies have been an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19. These products have proven to be effective at preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 in some of the highest …

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

June 1712:30-1:30PM EDT Materials Slides Recording Naloxone is an essential drug that reverses respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. Having naloxone readily available in nursing homes is an opioid harm reduction best practice that can save lives. In response to nursing home needs, we are hosting a Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices webinar. Join us …

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Addressing Physician Burnout during the COVID Pandemic

June 15, 2021 | 7:30-9 AM Wellness Series for Health Care Professionals This is the first summit of a two-part series supporting health care professionals. The second summit will be scheduled for September. About this event: Dr. Wendy Cohen and Kathleen Boyd, leading area physician health experts, will discuss physician wellness and burnout. They will …

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum – June 10

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 2-3PM EDT. Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time. Conference Leaders: Ing-Jye Cheng, John Hammarlund and Jill Darling. Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Co-Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (Center for Medicare) Co-Chair …

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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 & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. There are approximately 1.6 million adults 65 or older who may have …

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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 and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. These factors also influenced how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and rolled out. Join TMF for a webinar on June 22 titled, “COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vaccine Hesitancy.” During this webinar, …

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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, are hosting a 3-part education series on quality improvement strategies for nursing homes throughout Delaware. Join us and discover ways to: Develop strategies to encourage change Identify the root cause of common nursing home concerns Design an approach to …

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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 Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO. Session 3 Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing June 2, 2PM EDT This session provides a review of the Model for Improvement & SMART Goals along …

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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 have shown that COVID-19 does not affect all population groups equally. The risk of severe COVID-19 (e.g., hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), intubation or mechanical ventilation, death) increases with the number of underlying medical conditions. During …

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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 and resources to support your pneumococcal vaccination efforts to enhance residents’ wellbeing and improve facility’s quality measures. During the webinar, we will discuss: Benefits of vaccination Changes in guidance, which occurred in 2019 Regulatory compliance Minimum Data Set (MDS) …

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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 Materials Recording Slides Only 20% of what influences the health of patients is related to the quality of the health care they receive. The other 80%—called the social determinants of health—is found in patients’ behaviors, socioeconomic conditions, and physical …

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

May 24, 11AM-12PM EDT Materials Recording Slides Join both the IPRO & Telligen Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs) as they team up for a joint Learning and Action Network (LAN) webinar event on the All-Cause Harm focus area of Pressure Injury. The webinar will include: A presentation of aggregated results from the IPRO and Telligen …

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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 Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO. Session 2 Getting to the Root Cause May 19, 2PM EDT This session provides an overview of the tools to investigate and plan quality improvement …

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

Wednesday, May 19, 3PM EDT COVID-19 has exposed deep fissures in our national and local healthcare systems, which comes as no surprise to mental health providers already accustomed to treating behavioral health needs rooted in systemic racial and economic disparities. Addressing these needs requires targeted outreach and robust community engagement efforts aligned with the principles …

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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 COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents who are 12-to-15 years of age. Clinicians will learn about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, vaccine recommendations, and clinical guidance for using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents in this age group. Access …

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