• NCHA sets up relief fund for health care workers

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    The North Carolina Hospital Foundation (NCHF), an affiliate of the North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA), established a disaster relief fund to support North Carolina health care workers who suffered significant property loss to their homes during Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding.

  • NQF releases quality measures for rural health

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) released a rural health report containing a core set of quality measures relevant to rural health.

  • Nurses may receive overly restrictive HIPAA guidance

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    Family caregivers can be unnecessarily excluded from conversations about their loved ones’ care because of myths about the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), says a Campaign for Action blog post.

  • Nurses need ongoing CPR training

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    Nurses should train regularly on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to keep skills fresh and provide high-quality response to cardiac arrest, HealthLeaders reports.

  • Senate passes HHS funding bill, House vote next week

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    The Senate this week passed legislation to provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until Dec. 7.

  • Senate passes opioid bill

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    Earlier this week the Senate approved the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a package of 70 bills with many provisions, including screening packages from overseas to reduce the flow of synthetic opioids into the U.S. and increasing access to treatment for people with substance use disorders, mainly by funding new comprehensive opioid recovery centers.

  • Substance use disorder treatment reaches high

    September 20 2018|Publication: eNews Update

    The number of U.S. residents initiating heroin use fell by more than 50 percent in 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said in its latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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