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8 Posts in Community Health

All About Accreditation: 9 Questions from Human Services Professionals

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Earlier this year, Relias hosted a two-part webinar series with Jennifer Flowers, CEO of Accreditation Guru. These covered the basics of accreditation and the human services industry: what is it, why to do it, review of accreditation bodies and stories from those who have been there--surveyors and consultants.  We wanted to make sure these webinars were helpful, practical and gave you...

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Recruitment and Retention for Community Health Centers and Rural Health Facilities

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Recruitment and retention have become increasingly important for community health centers and rural health facilities across the nation as tens of thousands of doctor and nurse positions remain vacant.

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The New School Crisis: Substance Abuse Among Students

6 minute read

With Halloween around the corner, candy should be the only thing on the minds of school-age children. But, that is simply not true. Drugs could be on their minds.

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Pediatric Nursing Assessment in the Community and Home Health: Pearls of Wisdom

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When visiting a family in their home environment or in a community setting, there are many opportunities to assess physical, cognitive, and social-emotional health. You have the opportunity to observe the natural environment and activities of daily living in each unique family. Being aware of normal variations in growth and developmental milestones for infants, children, and adolescents will...

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Addiction Treatment Goes Bionic? Implants Could Be Key to Recovery.

8 minute read

More than 1.9 million people in the U.S. suffer from opioid abuse, reports the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Sadly, many of those who abuse prescription opioids lose their lives due to overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 165,000 people died of prescription opioid overdose during the most recent reporting period, which ranged from 1999 to...

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Hydration Alert: Is Dehydration Affecting Your Clients' Minds?

6 minute read

Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are serious health illnesses, and while emphasizing the importance of hydration when outdoors dominates the news, many forget how dehydration truly impacts the body and mind. For years, scientists have advised people to stay hydrated by drinking eight glasses of water a day, but as a recent article in The New York Times points out, strictly following this advice...

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When Lifestyle Change Is Too Late: Obesity

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Questions about body weight evoke both anger and excitement, but many do not truly understand how being significantly overweight or obese impacts quality of life and longevity. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30, and morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI of more than 35, reports Healthline. As the BMI increases, the risk for developing chronic,...

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Why You Need to Keep Using Sunblock

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How often is someone diagnosed with skin cancer in the U.S.? Is it once per day or once per hour?

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