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Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) created a change package entitled Promising Practices in Cardiovascular Disease: Closing the Gap in Minority DisparitiesVisit success stories to learn more.

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) released a video that “brought patients into the room” at a healthcare provider Learning Action Network meeting to increase awareness of the benefits of community-based programs.
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Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s Bless Your Heart health ministry toolkit has helped improve the well-being of the congregation in Arkansas churches. Visit Success Stories to learn more.

MetaStar highlights heart healthy medication therapy management in a video featuring Ha yat Pharmacy in Wisconsin. Visit Success Stories to learn more

QSource releases “West Tennessee Senior Resource Guide for Providers.”  Visit Success Stories to learn more.

Arkansas Libraries Joining the Fight Against High Blood Pressure- Blood pressure monitors now available in libraries.

Loucious Thomas: Against the Odds- The story of Loucious Thomas, an Arkansas man who lost more than 130 pounds after serious chest pain forces him to go to the hospital. That hospital visit triggered a complete life change for Mr. Thomas. View His Story and Other Cardiac Success Stories External Link Icon

Information on Heart Disease Prompts Beneficiary to Seek Care The instructor spoke with John after a diabetes class when she notices he was not feeling well. In fact, John was not feeling well, and he continued to feel worse as the day progressed.  John remembered some information that was shared during one of the Diabetes Self Management Education classes. Please read more to learn how John took action.

Cooking Healthy Meals with Food Bank Ingredients - Ann and her husband learned how to make lifestyle changes to help them manage their diabetes. They have struggled to make diabetes-healthy meals from the starchy foods they get from the food bank—mostly potatoes, rice, beans, and pastas. In Ann’s EDC diabetes education class, she learned a new method of preparing potatoes. Learn more about cooking healthy meals with food bank ingredients and other success stories.

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QIO Program Launches New Website

To expand awareness of the progressive health care quality improvement work being carried out by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), the QIO Program has launched a new website – QIOProgram.org External Link Icon. The new site highlights the QIO Program’s priorities and patient-centered approach to improving care and provides useful resources such as videos, industry headlines and issues of the Program’s e-newsletter, QIO News.

The QIO Program is committed to increasing patient and family engagement, creating healthy living communities and building value while reducing health care costs. QIOProgram.org places up-to-date health care quality information at your fingertips. We encourage you to visit QIOProgram.org External Link Icon and bookmark the site for future reference.

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Health Literacy:
Accurate, Accessible and Actionable Health Information for All

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site provides information and tools to improve health literacy through the delivery of information and resources on current activities in health literacy research, practice and evaluation for public health. The site will bring new and timely information about CDC’s work to improve health literacy and highlight the work of others by state who are implementing the goals and strategies of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy External Link Icon. The resources are for any organization that interacts and communicates with people about health. Click here to learn more External Link Icon.

Health Information for Women from the Office of Women’s Health

Womenshealth.gov - Empowering women to live healthier lives!The Office of Women’s Health (OWH) External Link Icon, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) External Link Icon, aims to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. It is recognized as a leader in women's health with information from the federal government and recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. OWH serves as the focal point for women’s health activities across HHS offices and agencies and leads HHS efforts to ensure that all women and girls achieve the best possible health. Click here to access the OWH website External Link Icon.

Healthy People 2020: A Report Card on the Health of the Nation

Healthy People 2020 External Link Icon, an initiative sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion External Link Icon at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. The vision of the initiative is "a society in which all people live long, healthy lives". In the May 28th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), HHS Assistant Secretary for Health, Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, reviews the progress of Healthy People 2020’s comprehensive national health promotion and disease prevention agenda that encompasses more than a thousand specific objectives organized into 42 topic areas, including social determinants of health. It is also hypothesizes that the improvements in insurance coverage, care coordination, access to preventive services, and public health resulting from the Affordable Care Act will improve future health outcomes in a variety of ways.
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