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Category: community health

New Rankings of Clinical Preventive Services Released

HealthPartners Institute and the National Commission on Prevention Priorities (NCPP)  announced the 2017 update of their Ranking of Clinical Preventive Services, which compares 28 of the most cost-effective and life-saving evidence-based interventions. Three of the most cost-effective and life saving conversations a clinician can have with a patient include: Advising adults to quit smoking; Encouraging children and teens to not start smoking; and Getting vaccines This... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, January 9, 2017 | 0 comments

Fewer People Skipping Medical Care for Cost Reasons

According to the September 1, 2015 Amy Goldstein article in the Washington Post: "During the first three months of the year, just 1 in 20 Americans said they did not get medical care they needed because they could not afford it, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The findings, from the federal National Health Interview Survey, show that 4.4 percent of people interviewed from January through March said they had skipped medical care in the previous... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, September 3, 2015 | 0 comments

Menu and Vending Machine Calorie Labeling Regulations Announced

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines.  This is a significant act and will go a long way in helping your employees and their families make wiser choices when they eat out or use your company vending machine. We know that transparency changes behavior!   Menu labeling final rule: Applies to restaurants and... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Ebola Recommendations for Workplaces

CDC has developed Ebola recommendations for: healthcare workers  laboratory workers  airline workers humanitarian workers funeral/mortuary workers  Other workers that are at potential risk for ebola exposure include first responders, such as police, fire and emergency medical professionals, as well as transportation workers. Recommendations have also been developed for colleges and universities about study abroad programs. Click... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Trust for America's Health Calls for Worksite Wellness Programs for ALL Workers

From the National Business Coalition on Health: The non-profit Trust for America's Health is calling for a revamp of public health management at the federal, state and local levels in a report that urges a greater focus on preventive care.The report, called "A Healthier America 2013: Strategies to Move from Sick Care to Health Care in the Next Four Years" argues that the different agencies in HHS involved with preventive healthcare should work more closely together to coordinate efforts,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | 0 comments

Adult Obesity Rates Could Exceed 60% in TN by 2030

As you read this article on the impact of diabetes in the US and Tennessee and the potential we have to decrease the financial as well as disease-related impact by just decreasing our average BMI by 5%, consider participating in MBGH's efforts to bring the Center for Disease Control's National Diabetes Prevention Program to Memphis and Tennessee! See the presentations from our Annual Conference on this evidence-based, highly successful program and contact Cristie Travis at ... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 0 comments

For One Little Soul At A Time...

This video explains it all...why MBGH is working with our regional hospitals to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their care. For one little soul at a time. Plan to attend MBGH's April 24, 2012 celebration of 10 years as a Leapfrog Regional Roll-Out, and thank the employers and hospitals, and their teams, that have taken on the work of saving lives. Click here for registration information. And, plan to watch the full-length documentary on the Discovery Channel April 28th,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, April 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Some Good News for Shelby County in the County Health Rankings

The recently released 2012 County Health Rankings have some good news for Shelby County as well as continuing to point out where we need to focus efforts to improve the overall “health” of our community. The good news is that Shelby County is improving in some key health measures including: Fewer people are dying prematurely, from 10,646 in 2010 to 10,334 in 2012 Fewer adults are smoking, from 22% in 2010 to 19% in 2012 Fewer preventable hospitals stays, from a score of 74... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, April 5, 2012 | 0 comments


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