Couch to 5K

Regular running can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, boost your mood and keep your weight under control. In this video, watch how Laura went from a fitness phobe to a keen runner with the Couch to 5K programme.

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25 CEs available at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN April 28-May 1

Nursing2011 Symposium

Register now for the Nursing2011 Symposium, April 28 – May 1, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.  

Take part in dynamic workshops and advance your ability to …

    •  expertly interpret ABGs
    •  protect your patient from immune system complications
    •  bring hemodynamic stability to your hypotensive patient
    •  help your patient survive severe sepsis
    •  recognize drug dependence and drug diversion in the workplace

… and much, much more.

Earn up to 25 continuing-education contact hours for all your new knowledge. REGISTER TODAY or call
TOLL FREE 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7798.

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Quick Health Data Online: Free Training – Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

Quick Health Data Online – Free Training Available!

Quick Health Data Online 101
QHDO 101 will provide an overview on health indicators available, preparing custom queries, and generating tables, graphs, and basic maps.

  • Monday March 21 at 2-3 p.m. (EST)

Quick Health Data Online 201
QHDO 201 will detail the comprehensive mapping features.

  • Wednesday March 23 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (EST)

Register today! The toll-free conference call number and other details are provided at the registration site. You need to be at a computer with internet access and a telephone.

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Address Cultural Competence and Health Literacy

A Free Webcast
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
1:00 – 2:30 pm E.T.

 For information about this Webcast and to register, visit


You’re invited to a free Webcast to better understand what you can gain from incorporating supplemental items on health literacy and cultural competence into the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. During this 90-minute live event, you can learn:

  • Why health literacy and cultural competence in delivering quality health care are important and how they support achieving objectives related to prevention, chronic care management, and reducing health care disparities.
  • How you can use the CAHPS Cultural Competence Item Set to assess how well providers bridge barriers to communication and understanding that stem from racial, ethnical, cultural, and linguistic differences.
  • How you can use the CAHPS Item Set for Addressing Health Literacy to assess providers’ activities to foster and improve the health literacy of patients.

You can also ask the speakers to respond to the issues that most concern you.

Who should attend?

  • Organizations interested in improving patients’ health literacy and the cultural competence of health care providers.
  • Organizations interested in measuring and reporting quality at the level of medical groups and individual clinicians, including medical groups, health plans, health systems, and survey vendors.

Learn more

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Medication safety module entitled “Does My Patient Understand?”

New HRSA Training Module

The FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH), in partnership with the HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC), has launched a new, web-based training course for health professionals. The medication safety module entitled “Does My Patient Understand?” highlights best practices for improving patient/provider communication and addressing factors such as low health literacy that limit a patient’s ability to safely use their medications. The course also explains how OWH consumer health materials can be used in clinical settings to improve patient education, compliance, and health outcomes.

The module provides one hour of continuing education credit for pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. The course can be accessed at:


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