ANCC: Attention Disaster Healthcare Professionals…New Certification

Are you passionate about saving lives? Do you want to get involved, engaged, and network with your peers and other professionals to maximize healthcare outcomes during a disaster? If so, you now have a new tool that will help you achieve all of those goals.   Introducing the first interprofessional certification designed especially for you! [...]

Announcing New Document to Support County Mental Health Administrators in Promoting Community Inclusion!

Temple University Collaborative: The County Mental Health Administrators' Toolkit for Promoting Community Inclusion The Temple Collaborative on Community Inclusion is excited to announce the publication of its latest in a series of documents that offer mental health decision-makers the tools they need to develop the policies, programs, and practices that promote community inclusion at the [...]

May is National Glaucoma Awareness Month – Check out these great resources on Glaucoma and Eye Health for May

Check out these great resources on glaucoma, senior eye health and more that you can use in your next bulletin or newsletter article. 7 Risk Factors for Glaucoma: Dr. David Ardaya, O.D., California Optometric Association, shares the following article on glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness in the United States. - A Place for [...]

CMS: Center for Program Integrity – Combating the Opioid Epidemic Webinar

Join the Center for Program Integrity on May 11, 2017, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT, where they will discuss CMS’ approach to combating the opioid epidemic, including priority areas which aim to: Implement more effective strategies to reduce the risk of opioid use disorders, overdoses, inappropriate prescribing, and drug diversion Expand the use and distribution of [...]

Wheat Ridge-Individual Giving: Asking Major Donors to Invest In Your Impact Webinar

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT  In this webinar, they will explore what significant donors are looking for when making an investment in an organization and what approach to take with them. "Individuals give 76% of all philanthropic dollars. This is the largest piece of the benevolence pie but oftentimes can feel like [...]

Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of Marijuana

In the February 2017 Clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics this article was posted and although it is directed towards Pediatricians, it is great information for all health professionals.  Here is an excerpt: "Many states have recently made significant changes to their legislation making recreational and/or medical marijuana use by adults legal. Although [...]

New Marijuana and Health Research

Keep yourself informed on the latest research on Marijuana and Health.  See the links below to read more: Marijuana use and physical dating violence among adolescents and emerging adults - Marijuana and other cannabinoids as a treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: A literature review - Longitudinal influence of alcohol and marijuana use on [...]

HHS: New CMS Updates – Chronic Care Management Resources, Coverage to Care Budget Guide & Video

Check out these great new resources sent to us from HHS: CMS New Chronic Care Management Services Chronic disease is prevalent among Medicare beneficiaries with most having multiple chronic conditions. CMS has resources to help health care professionals learn more about providing chronic care management services and educate patients about the benefits of receiving this [...]