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April 2017 Featured Resources

4/18/2017
Use HHQI's wealth of free resources to help promote monthly health observances among your staff and patients. This month, we highlight Minority Health, Occupational Therapy, Foot Health, and Alcohol Awareness.
 
National Minority Health Month

HHQI's Underserved Populations (UP) Network was created out of the need to address disparities and improve care among vulnerable populations, including minorities. The UP Network presents quarterly webinars on a wide variety of topics. Browse the archives or subscribe to our mailing lists to be among the first to know about future events. Featured HHQI Resources:
Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy practitioners are effective and important components of any home health agency's patient care and administrative teams. They can have many roles in improving efficiency, implementing new administrative requirements, and optimizing outcomes for patients. Featured HHQI Resources:
Foot Health Awareness Month

For people with diabetes, nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can lead to serious foot problems. During Foot Health Awareness Month, you are encouraged to remind yourself and your patients of the things that can be done to keep their feet in good shape, improve circulation, and catch a problem before it becomes severe. Featured HHQI Resources:
Alcohol Awareness Month

Many patients are unaware of the negative impacts that excessive alcohol can have on their health. For instance, drinking too much can raise the levels of some fats in the blood. It can also lead to high blood pressure and heart failure and an increased calorie intake which can lead to obesity or diabetes. Also, alcohol can reduce the effectiveness or cause adverse interactions with cerain medications. During Alcohol Awareness Month, make a special effort to educate patients about these risks. Featured HHQI Resources:
More Resources

These are just a handful of HHQI's available resources related to this month's health observances. For more, visit our new complete resource library and use the filters to quickly sort through hundreds of free, high quality resources. Our BPIP-specific webpages also provide pre-filtered lists of related resources.
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