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Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 1)

Our blog article entitled, "Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is it and What Does it Mean? (Part 2)" touched on ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how public health departments can strategically head off poor health outcomes by addressing the root cause (such as addressing ACEs) early on. In March, I had [...]

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 2 of 2)

Part 1 of this article introduced our interview with David W. Pluymers, Assistant Director of Rock County Health Department in Wisconsin. We asked David to expand on his presentation at the February 2018 Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB) Operations Conference and talk to us about Public Health Modernization and Public Health [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:33:14-05:00August 14th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is It and Why Does it Matter (Part 1 of 2)

We recently attended the February Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards Operations Conference. The conference centered around the idea of public health modernization, and featured a keynote address by Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Kansas City, Missouri entitled, “The Future of Public Health: Strengthening Your Role as Your Community’s Chief Health Strategist.” [...]

By |2018-08-08T12:16:56-05:00August 9th, 2018|Conference, Interview, Public Health 3.0|0 Comments

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Upstream Intervention through Data Exchange

Quick Facts About the Opioid Crisis: In 2016, there were more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in the US 40% of those deaths involved a prescription opioid More than 46 people die each day from prescription opioid overdoses $504 billion was spent in 2015 to contain the crises (2.8% of 2015's GDP) We are indeed [...]

Delaware General Health District’s Newborn Home Visit Project: Improving Safe Sleep in the Community

Following our previous two articles about Safe Sleeping and the DGHD Home Infant Visitation Program, we wanted to follow up with the results of their project as reported to us by Joyce Richmond, RN, BS who was the Nursing Director for Delaware General Health District in 2015 when the study was completed. How was the program [...]

Draft Interpretive Guidelines for HHAs: How to Appropriately Address Fraud & Abuse

The following article is republished with permission from Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.. Elizabeth is an attorney in private practice with clients from across the healthcare continuum, all over the country. She is a subject matter expert on future healthcare trends and regularly publishes articles, like the one below, which are well regarded in the healthcare [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:17:48-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware General Health District Newborn Home Visitation Program

Following on from our previous article about Safe Sleeping, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about how one Public Health Agency uses Nightingale Notes to help them identify newborns at risk from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and educate parents. Background In 2015, the Delaware General Health District (DGHD) initiated a free of [...]

Tips on How to Have a Successful CMS Survey

Cindy Firme, RN, PHN (center of above photo) recently shared with Champ Software that Renville County Public Health’s Home Healthcare department received a successful home care survey by CMS in November 2017. Background Cindy has been a Public Health Supervisor with Renville County Public Health for 30 years. Renville County is situated just southwest of [...]

By |2018-06-25T07:24:32-05:00March 27th, 2018|Blog Expert|0 Comments

CDC Safe Sleep for Babies

This is the first of 3 articles about safe sleep for babies best practice, and how Nightingale Notes can help. Although the two may seem completely unrelated, we’ll explain how they are related, and what Nightingale Notes can tell healthcare providers about parents and caregivers of new born babies. The recent CDC Vital Signs Safe [...]

Can I contact my community health clients via text message?

It’s a good question, and one that you’re right to ask. Perhaps you’re thinking that you should take advantage of technology to: Increase the number of people who attend appointments Inform more people about community health programs Target a particular demographic Why message community health clients via text? According to many sources, including Small Biz [...]