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VHHA releases statement on recent violence against health care providers, efforts for workplace safety

VHHA releases statement on recent violence against health care providers, efforts for workplace safety

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) released a statement Wednesday regarding recent episodes of violence impacting hospitals and health care providers who face heightened risk for being victims of workplace violence, as well as ongoing workplace safety initiatives being led by hospitals . The statement highlights recent examples of violence …

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Measuring the Effectiveness and Value of Virtual Health Care

Measuring the Effectiveness and Value of Virtual Health Care

The authors call for the collection and use of data on virtual health care to shape an informed and thoughtful approach to telehealth payment that equitably serves all stakeholders. Am J Accountable Care. 2022;10(2):21-23 _____ At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state regulators issued orders enabling the rapid expansion of all virtual …

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Improving Behavioral Health Care For Older Americans: If Not Now, When?

In his first State of the Union, President Joe Biden addressed the national mental health crisis, urging the nation to achieve parity between physical and mental health care. The White House published an associated brief outlining strategies to tackle the crisis, including strengthening system capacity, increasing access, and identifying priority populations. This national attention marked …

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Colorado has pushed for years to combine mental health and medical care. Some new laws and money should help.

Colorado has pushed for years to combine mental health and medical care. Some new laws and money should help.

Almost a quarter of the residents of Routt and Moffat counties use the local community health center, which is why it has tried to incorporate mental health screenings for anyone who comes in for a checkup — or even a toothache. Northwest Colorado Health, with offices in Steamboat Springs and Craig, began integrating mental health …

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The state is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pay for the $1 million initiative.

NH schools could offer or expand health care services. Why it's needed, how it would work.

Citing a rise in youth mental health needs and a drop in medical checkups, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services wants to establish or expand health clinics in some school districts. With parental or caregiver permission, students could receive immunizations, mental health counseling, physical exams, and health education at their school. “Since …

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Elderly Woman Dies From Powassan Virus, a Tick-Borne Disease | Hartford HealthCare

Elderly Woman Dies From Powassan Virus, a Tick-Borne Disease | Hartford HealthCare

June 07, 2022 An eastern Connecticut woman has died of the Powasan virus, a rare tick-borne disease. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) reported the death Tuesday evening, adding that the woman was in her 90s and lived in New London County. She became sick in early May, was admitted …

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