Hospitals

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)

A blueprint to help promote health equity.   What is CLAS? Culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) are a way to improve the quality of services provided to all individuals, …

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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 identical twin boys. They arrived earlier than hoped, requiring medical intervention to improve their …

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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 be a priority for healthcare organizations. To help you prepare to meet these requirements, …

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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 QI or patient safety initiatives. The one-hour session explains the roles and responsibilities of …

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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 system. It has long been shown to cause cancer, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, lung …

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

On September 23, 2022, the CDC updated its infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel across all settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of recent changes includes: Updated …

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy

November 8, 2022, 1 – 2 PM EST. Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by …

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Clostridioides difficile: Sharing Best Practices and Outcomes Achieved

October 5, 2022 1 – 2 PM EST Pharmacy Continuing Education offered by CT Pharmacist Association The 2019 CDC Threat Report lists Clostridioides difficile (C.difficile) as an urgent threat. There …

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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

Speakers: Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Director Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, University of Rochester Medical Center Mary E. Curtin Pierce, MSN, BSN, RN Infection Preventionist, Reflections from a C.difficile Survivor.  In this session, …

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

Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center Proposed Rule Proposes Payment Policies for Rural Emergency Hospitals and Behavioral Health Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing actions …

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

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) gathered hospitals that have successfully implemented shift change huddles or bedside reporting in partnership with patients …

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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 …

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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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). C. AURIS AND CPO COLONIZATION SCREENING 101: …

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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 …

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

Engaging patient and family advisors individually or in a council or committee to apply their own experiences and perspectives is one way to create patient-centered strategies, policies, or procedures that …

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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 for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Infection Control Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about …

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Get Vaccinated During National Immunization Awareness Month

This August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) is recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month and encouraging you to get vaccinated to protect yourself …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging for Rural Communities

The New England Rural Health Association developed a COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging Campaign to help improve vaccination rates in our states and communities. Materials These materials focus on the business community and …

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Get your patients back on track with routine vaccinations.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of healthcare professionals to protect patients of all ages against vaccine-preventable diseases through on-time vaccination. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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Health Equity Updates: August Newsletter

View the latest hospital health equity news, events, and tools to support your efforts in eliminating health care disparities within your health system and communities. What’s inside? America’s Health Rankings …

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

July 27, 2021 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issues Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory The CDC is issuing this Health Alert Network Health Advisory to …

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

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued the first Surgeon General’s Advisory of this Administration to warn the public about the urgent threat of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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