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Below are some news bits we thought you should know about. They are listed chronologically and we will leave them posted for at least a month. Have something worthy of sharing, email khdsp@ky.gov.

January 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

Report of Health Care Provider Recommendation for COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adults, by Recipient COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Attitudes — United States, April–September 2021 Weekly / December 17, 2021 / 70(50);1723–1730

Influenza (Flu): Cabinet for Health and Family Services webpage. Weekly Flu Reports for 2021-2022

FluView: Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Updated January 3, 2022

TRAIN Kentucky: explore flu-related trainings available through the TRAIN Learning Network.

This Flu Season: Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2021-2022 Season Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage.

CDC Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report.

Upcoming Events:

Comprehensive Approach to Stroke (CATS) Lecture Series

Presentations take place on the third Tuesday of each month. 
12 – 1 pm EST (11 am – 12 pm CST). 
Lectures are accredited for Physicians, Nurses, EMS, Pharmacist, PT, OT, SLP, & RRT

Holidays and National Observances:

January

  • 1 – New Year’s Day
  • 17 – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday (State Holiday)

Partner Newsletters:

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)

The Bridge – Kentucky’s Connection to Rural Health Issues from the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH)

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Weekly) 2022 2021

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) Current Archive Bi-Monthly

Health Communication Science Digest (Monthly)

Journal of Human Hypertension (Monthly) Archive

The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. (Monthly)

Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control ProgramArchive

NIH News in Health (Monthly) Archive

  • January 2022 – Contents include:
    • Is It Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold?
    • Bruising Questions
    • Emmanuel Walter on COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids
    • Retraining the Brain to Treat Chronic Back Pain
    • Thyroid Problems?
    • When To Test for COVID-19
    • Illustration of a woman looking at supplements in a store
  • December 2021

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) – PCNA eNews delivered on the 4th of the month

World Hypertension League (quarterly)

Tools / Resources:

Documents

Toolkits

Videos

Websites          

December 2021

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

Upcoming Events:

  • Heart Failure (DEC 2)Heart Failure Summit. December 02, 2021. 8:00 am CST -12:30 pm CST. The complexity of heart failure management is the focus of PCNA’s Virtual Heart Failure Summit, December 2, 2021. Heart failure is a chronic progressive disease with over 6.5 million Americans affected by the disease, and researchers expect the number to increase to eight million by the year 2030. Earn up to 2.15 continuing education contact hours when you join us in a deep dive into heart failure. Agenda. Register.
  • Heart Failure (DEC 7)Innovations in Heart Failure Care. Transitioning from theory to practice to improve patient quality of life. Tuesday, 7 December at 6:00 a.m. EST. Heart failure (HF) is a chronic and progressive disease that affects 64 million people worldwide. It’s the world’s leading cause of hospitalization for those over the age of 65, and it results in a burden that is felt at every level of healthcare. As our lives become more virtual, new questions arise: Do patients need to take more responsibility for their own health? How can we use technology to advance the monitoring of patients? Join us on 7 December for a discussion on how digital technology can improve the lives of people living with HF. Register.
  • Kentuckiana Health Collaborative (DEC 14)Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care. Healthcare Equity Learning Series. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. EST. Join us for Session #2 of the Healthcare Equity Learning Series, “Bridging the Gap Between Health Disparities and Anti-Racist Clinical Encounters.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity is achieved when every person has the opportunity to attain his or her full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. Healthcare has too often blamed marginalized communities for their poor health outcomes, not recognizing its own role in creating and perpetuating systemic inequities and biases. The purpose of this series is to examine healthcare’s role and actions in ensuring equitable care and outcomes for all patients. This session will focus on disparities that exist in cardiovascular care. Register.
  • Million Hearts Learning Lab (JAN 19)Ensuring Health Equity in Preventing Cardiovascular Disease. 3:00 pm Register.
  • Million Hearts Learning Lab (MAR 16)Optimizing Care for High-Risk Patients with LDL >=190 mg/dL: Messaging and Management. 3:00 pm Register.
  • Nursing (MAR 24-26 2022)Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. PCNA 28th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium in person at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel. Virtual attendance is available as well through webcast. Registration is open.
  • Annual Conference (APR 12-13)2022 KHC Annual Conference. The Quest for Value & Equity. The conference will be held in person (no virtual option).
  • Million Hearts Learning Lab (MAY 18)Million Hearts Learning Lab – Topic 5 TBD. 3:00 pm Register.

Holidays and National Observances:

December

Partner Newsletters:

American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)

The Bridge – Kentucky’s Connection to Rural Health Issues from the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH)

CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Weekly) 2021

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) Current Archive Bi-Monthly

Health Communication Science Digest (Monthly)

International Health Literacy Association. Monthly @ 24th Archive

Journal of Human Hypertension (Monthly) Archive

The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. (Monthly)

Kentucky Diabetes Prevention and Control ProgramArchive

Million Hearts e-update (Bi-Monthly)

NIH News in Health (Monthly) Archive

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) – PCNA eNews delivered on the 4th of the month

World Heart News from World Heart Federation emailed last Thursday of the month

World Hypertension League (quarterly)

World Stroke Organization (Monthly Newsletter)

Tools / Resources:

Documents

Podcast

Toolkits

  • Coalitions (APR 2020)Regional Time Sensitive Care Coalitions Toolkit. An ACC Clinical Toolkit prepared by the American College of Cardiology & National Association of City and County Health Officials. This toolkit provides resources to assist in the development and improvement of multi-organizational regional time sensitive care coalitions. This toolkit is intended to support local public health agencies, regulatory agencies, hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS) regulatory and provider agencies, payers, senior appointed or elected officials, and others champions wanting to improve systems of care for time-sensitive conditions. Download full PDF Document.
  • Communications (NOV)Customizable Communications Toolkit. From the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program. Utilize the Toolkit User Guide for an overview, campaign offerings, and tips for customization. Access the 8-part Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education Webinar Series created to accompany the Toolkit. The Toolkit is a compilation of four campaigns and includes communication templates such as educational flyers/posters, newspaper scripts, radio scripts, direct mail, talking points for leaders and staff, print materials, website graphics and landing page content, social media graphics and sample posts, digital display banners, infographics, and digital videos.
  • CVD (2021)COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Partner Toolkit. From Million Hearts.
  • FLU (NOV)Million Hearts® Stakeholders Flu Vaccination Toolkit. With a potentially severe flu season upon us, it is more important than ever to encourage our communities to get their flu shots. Below are valuable resources for social media, communications, and press relations to help you and your team amplify your voice and encourage others to get their flu shots. From the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention.
  • FLU (OCT 25)CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2021-22 Flu Season. On This Page: Social Media Images & Messages, Videos, Print Ready Materials, & Web Resources.
  • Health Equity (AUG 24)Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Health Literacy (2020)Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd Edition. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy levels.
  • Health Literacy (2021)Innovate to Communicate Toolkit. The Toolkit is the resources you need for health literacy workforce training. The aim is to educate frontline clinicians and hospital leaders in the knowledge and application of health literacy practices. The toolkit includes: a lesson plan, power point presentation, demonstration videos, role-play scenarios, a Kahoot game, communication observation forms, self-learning modules, and a participant and trainer evaluation.
  • Patient – Provider Communication (JUN 2021)Toolkit for Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnostic Safety. From AHRQ. This toolkit is designed to help patients, families, and health professionals work together as partners to improve diagnostic safety. The toolkit contains two strategies, Be The Expert On You and 60 Seconds to Improve Diagnostic Safety.

Videos

  • Blood Pressure (SEPT 10)World Heart Federation Roadmap for Hypertension – 2021 Update. YouTube Video from the World Heart Federation. Hypertension is the number one risk factor for death globally, affecting more than 1 billion people. It accounts for about half of all heart disease- and stroke-related deaths worldwide. Hypertension does not cause any symptoms on its own, which is why it’s often referred to as “the silent killer”. worldheart.org, TWITTER: @worldheartfed, FACEBOOK: World Heart Federation, LINKEDIN: World Heart Federation.
  • Flu & COVID-19 (OCT 12) – Give it a Shot: The Latest on the Flu & COVID Vaccine. 12:28 YouTube video from the American Heart Association. Why should I get a flu shot? Will my COVID vaccine also protect me from the flu? Get answers to all your flu season questions on this episode.
  • Heart Health (OCT 29)2021 RTP Homecoming from the Heart. YouTube video from Release the Pressure. Streaming from the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine, RTP Homecoming from the Heart is a special collaboration brought to you by the Release the Pressure Coalition, EBONY, iHeartRadio and the Ad Council. The virtual event features interviews with leading Black women physicians and celebrity influencers.

Websites          

  • Cholesterol (JUN 2021)Outpatient Webinars and Podcasts. AHA webpage.
  • Cholesterol (SEPT)Cholesterol. Medical News Today webpage. Providing science-backed resources and information on cholesterol and its effects on health.
  • Chronic Disease (Sept 20)A Chronic Health Condition Can Increase Your Risk. CDC. On This Page: Facts to Know about Flu and Chronic Conditions, Other health conditions that put adults at higher risk, Resources, Get Ready for Flu Season.
  • FLU (OCT 25)CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2021-22 Flu Season. On This Page: Social Media Images & Messages, Videos, Print Ready Materials, & Web Resources.
  • FLU (SEPT 20)A Chronic Health Condition Can Increase Your Risk. Webpage from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Health Literacy (Sept 9)Science Bites. Science bites are brief summaries of select findings and recommendations for health literacy practice. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Heart Attack (OCT)Stroke and Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms. Washington Department of Health webpage. This page provides links to information about the signs and symptoms of stroke and heart attacks in multiple languages (currently 37 languages).
  • Heart Health (AUG 2021)Heart-Healthy Steps. This Small Steps for Heart Health website was created by the CDC Foundation and the Million Hearts® initiative.
  • Heart Health (NOV)Release the Pressure. Release The Pressure is bringing together Black women from across America — reminding them to make self-care a priority to improve their heart health.
  • Heart Health (OCT)Advancing Heart Health. An AHRQ Initiative webpage.
January 21, 2022 @ 4:58 pm
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