Trending

Dentists No Longer Permitted To Turn Away Patients Due To Disabilities – Disability Scoop

People with developmental disabilities may find it easier to get dental care after a national board changed its ethics policy to be more inclusive. The American Dental Association recently revised its code of conduct to prohibit denial of care to patients with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. In cases where a dentist does not have …

Dentists No Longer Permitted To Turn Away Patients Due To Disabilities – Disability Scoop Read More »

Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY

Source: Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY PITTSFORD, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier today, St. John Fisher College, Tom Golisano, and the Golisano Foundation announced the creation of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing thanks to a $5.8 million gift, $5 million from Tom Golisano and $800,000 from …

Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY Read More »

Addressing Social Determinants and Its Impact On Healthcare – Watson Health Perspectives

Source: Addressing Social Determinants and Its Impact On Healthcare – Watson Health Perspectives This executive overview paper examines the many factors that are driving change in the healthcare industry.2 It covers the social determinants of health and introduces a smarter approach to care that enables healthcare providers to personalize programs, services and treatments based on …

Addressing Social Determinants and Its Impact On Healthcare – Watson Health Perspectives Read More »

Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Center for Health Care Strategies

Source: Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Center for Health Care Strategies This brief explores opportunities to better address patients’ non-medical needs, including: (1) identifying patients’ non-medical needs; (2) employing non-traditional workers; (3) partnering with community-based organizations and social service agencies; (4) testing new uses for technology to …

Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Center for Health Care Strategies Read More »

Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan

Nutrition is vital to health, growth, and development through all stages of life. Poor nutrition causes health problems and can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. NIH recently released a draft of its first-ever Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research to focus efforts in advancing the scientific understanding …

Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan Read More »

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Source: National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together …

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Read More »

New York’s ‘BSN in 10’ Law And The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Hold BSN By 2020 | Nurse.org

Update: 12/30/2017 at 9:12pm PST After nearly 14 years of lobbying, New York State finally passed their “BSN in 10” law. The state now requires all nurses to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing within 10 years of receiving their initial RN license. New York state may be the first state to actually pass the …

New York’s ‘BSN in 10’ Law And The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Hold BSN By 2020 | Nurse.org Read More »

Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support

Karen Dodd, Karen Watchman, Matthew P. Janicki, Antonia Coppus, Claudia Gaertner, Juan Fortea, Flavia H. Santosi, Seth M. Keller, and Andre Strydom Aging & Mental Health, 22:11, 1406-1415.  DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1373065 ABSTRACT Objectives: Post diagnostic support (PDS) has varied definitions within mainstream dementia services and different health and social care organizations, encompassing a range of supports that are offered …

Consensus statement of the international summit on intellectual disability and Dementia related to post-diagnostic support Read More »

How the Future of Work May Impact Our Wellbeing – RWJF

Work is a powerful determinant of health. As these stories about taxi, care, and cleaning work from a new report show, it is a central organizing feature of our lives, our families, our neighborhoods, and our cities. And work—its schedules, demands, benefits, and pay—all formally and informally shape our opportunities to be healthy. Source: How …

How the Future of Work May Impact Our Wellbeing – RWJF Read More »

The Electronic Health Record Problem | Commonwealth Fund

EHRs have one critical performance requirement: generating clinical revenues. In the fee-for-service world Source: The Electronic Health Record Problem | Commonwealth Fund December 13, 2018 David Blumenthal, M.D. It’s no secret that many physicians are unhappy with their electronic health records (EHRs). They say they spend too much time keying in data and too little …

The Electronic Health Record Problem | Commonwealth Fund Read More »