The Oft-Forgotten Team Members: Health Unit Coordinators

The Oft-Forgotten Team Members: Health Unit Coordinators

It was our pleasure to attend the 40th Annual Education Conference of the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators (NAHUC) in mid-August this year. The program was “open to all healthcare support team members and their supervisors, educators, and administrators.” This broad classification includes health unit coordinators; unit and medical secretaries; unit and ward clerks; … Read more

State, labor officials seek ‘culture change’ to improve mental health in construction industry

State, labor officials seek ‘culture change’ to improve mental health in construction industry

With decades of experience in the trades, DeShon Leek understands firsthand the dark side that comes with working in the construction industry. Leek, who serves as the Southeast region representative for the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Councilhas seen many cases of workers who struggle with mental health issues, even during boom times like the … Read more

UNC Health hires new health equity director, and more

UNC Health hires new health equity director, and more

Keck Medicine of USC hires its first diversity officer, GHX will see new leadership in the new year, and Premier Health hires its first chief clinical officer. Nicole Mushonga has joined UNC Health as its system executive director for health equity. Mushonga will lead UNC Health’s equity efforts across the system. She will lead efforts … Read more

Lack Of Staff In Hospitals Leads To Patient Deaths, Health Officials Say

Lack Of Staff In Hospitals Leads To Patient Deaths, Health Officials Say

This article was republished from Oregon Capital Chronicle. People in Oregon are dying as a result of the state’s hospital staffing shortage. Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, told a state legislative committee on Thursday that people in need of intensive care often have to wait for admission because hospitals lack staff. And … Read more

Water Access Has Returned to Jackson, But a Long-Term Health Crisis Remains

Water Access Has Returned to Jackson, But a Long-Term Health Crisis Remains

Jackson, Mississippi — In mid-September, Howard Sanders bumped down pothole-ridden streets in a white Cadillac weighed down with water bottles on his way to a home in Ward 3, a neglected neighborhood that he called “a war zone.” Sanders, director of marketing and outreach for Central Mississippi Health Services, was then greeted at the door … Read more

Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Education will come through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The council, founded in 1969, is an advocacy and educational group that represents more than 3,100 mental health and substance use treatment organizations. “They basically try to train them about what to expect and what to look for,” Dolan said. “It’s strictly clinical in education; … Read more

We need resilient health systems to address the dual crisis of infectious and chronic diseases

With our health systems strained by the concurrent outbreaks of monkeypox, polio and COVID-19, chronic diseases are not receiving the attention they deserve. But as we continue to face ongoing infectious disease threats, we need to build resilient health systems that are equipped to face both public health emergencies and ongoing population health challenges. Pre-pandemic, … Read more

U Health Awarded $28 Million Grant to Research HIV – The Daily Utah Chronicle

A research center led by University of Utah Health that studies the inner workings and vulnerabilities of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, was recently awarded $28 million from the National Institutes of Health. The CHEETAH Center for Structural Biology of HIV Infection Restriction and Viral Dynamics has been researching HIV and its … Read more