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So Much Yellow

Set in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changes her life forever. Inspired by true stories, this film depicts the difficult decision one family makes to institutionalize their young son who has Down syndrome.TRIGGER WARNING: this film …

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News Article: Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Penn State has released a news article, “Nursing Researchers to Enhance Age-Friendly Care for Older Adults in Rural PA,” announcing it’s funding award to support medically underserved regions throughout rural Pennsylvania. “With the funding support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), researchers from the College of Nursing in collaboration with the College of …

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American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation

Source: American Hospital Association’s Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community – The John A. Hartford Foundation The American Hospital Association (AHA) will be running an Age-Friendly Health Systems Action Community starting in September 2019. Health systems interested in improving care for older adults at their organization can learn how you can implement the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly care, …

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Know the Science

Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Know the Science Why is it important to know the science of health? Simply put, because there is a lot of misinformation out there—from anecdotes disguised as evidence to excessive claims made by supplement manufacturers to TV doctors touting the latest “miracle cure.” On this …

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Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018

This map shows the counties at risk of having no insurer on the marketplace (exchange), created by the Affordable Care Act, in 2018, based on a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of insurer rate filings and news reports Source: Counties at Risk of Having No Insurer on the Marketplace (Exchange) in 2018 | The Henry J. …

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Pain and pain assessment in people with ID

Pain and pain assessment in people with intellectual disability: Issues and challenges in practice Source: Pain and pain assessment in people with intellectual disability: Issues and challenges in practice – Doody – 2017 – British Journal of Learning Disabilities – Wiley Online Library Accessible summary Pain is difficult to identify when people cannot communicate. If …

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The Role of Families As Caregivers & Guides for Whole Health & Wellness

Health care providers often focus on serving either children or adults. While this focus may mean more tailored approaches to care for the individual patient, it may be a missed opportunity to address the role of family on health outcomes. Source: Multi-Generational Approach to Care Overview  Taking a multi-generational approach involves changing the focus of how …

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