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đź“… Save the Date for Mental Health America’s 2022 Annual Conference

Mark your calendars! Mental Health America (MHA)’s 2022 Annual Conference, “Forward Together: Recovery, Healing, Hope” will be held June 9-11, 2022, with affiliate Pre-Conference Day on June 8. Like last year, the event will be presented in a hybrid format consisting of an in-person* event in Washington, DC, and a live-streamed virtual event for remoteContinue reading “đź“… Save the Date for Mental Health America’s 2022 Annual Conference”

Why COVID-19 Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal

Every single person can help our country control the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing their own chance of getting infected by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes coronavirus disease, or COVID-19), and preventing the spread of COVID-19 to coworkers, friends, and loved ones. Widespread testing is one of the most effective strategies to help prevent the spreadContinue reading “Why COVID-19 Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal”

MHA Webinar: How To Support Your Healthcare Worker Staff During COVID-19

How To Support Your Healthcare Worker Staff During COVID-19 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 1:15 pm CT / 11:15 am PT Healthcare workers are at increased risk for burnout due to the added stresses from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is imperative to support caretakers so that they are able to continue providingContinue reading “MHA Webinar: How To Support Your Healthcare Worker Staff During COVID-19”

MHA WEBINAR Tomorrow: BIPOC With Chronic Health Conditions Coping With COVID-19

BIPOC with Chronic Health Conditions Coping with COVID-19 Wednesday July 22, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 1:15 pm CT / 11:15 am PT Chronic health conditions increase the risk of contracting COVID-19 and the severity of the infection once contracted. Due to the higher rates of chronic health conditions in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People ofContinue reading “MHA WEBINAR Tomorrow: BIPOC With Chronic Health Conditions Coping With COVID-19”

Alzheimer’s Association Releases Policy Recommendations to Improve the State and Federal Response to COVID-19 in Long-term Care Settings.

The Alzheimer’s Association is actively working to pursue recommendations which have not yet been implemented or fully implemented here in Illinois. The ICRN will keep you updated as the work continues. Alzheimers Association COVID19 LTC Policy Recommendations

Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals

Given the COVID-19 outbreak, many medical practices are communicating with patients in different ways, like telehealth. This makes good communication even more important between health care teams and older patients. There are many ways that professionals can improve their communication skills, including: Using the patient’s preferred form of address to show respect. Establishing a rapportContinue reading “Communicating with Older Patients—Info for Professionals”

COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC

Older adults or people with severe chronic medical conditions should prepare in advance for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. Watch this video from the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay C. Butler, to learn more about COVID-19 and older people.   Learn how to be prepared if COVID-19 startsContinue reading “COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message from CDC”

COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message From the CDC

Older adults or people with severe chronic medical conditions should prepare in advance for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. Watch this video from the CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Dr. Jay C. Butler, to learn more about COVID-19 and older people.   Learn how to be prepared if COVID-19 startsContinue reading “COVID-19 and Older People: Video Message From the CDC”