Social – Moor Plastic Surgery http://moorplasticsurgery.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:24:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png Social – Moor Plastic Surgery http://moorplasticsurgery.com/ 32 32 QU’s Interprofessional Health Education Committee Hosts ECI on Patient-Centered Care https://moorplasticsurgery.com/qus-interprofessional-health-education-committee-hosts-eci-on-patient-centered-care/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 06:24:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/qus-interprofessional-health-education-committee-hosts-eci-on-patient-centered-care/ Doha: The Qatar Interprofessional Health Education (IPEC) Academic Committee, comprised of representatives from all the different health schools in Qatar, recently held its fifth Interprofessional Activity (IPE) for the 2021/2022 academic year on the theme ‘Introduction to Interprofessional Education – Person-Centered Care.’ The virtual activity saw 62 students and nine facilitators in attendance. Students from […]]]>

Doha: The Qatar Interprofessional Health Education (IPEC) Academic Committee, comprised of representatives from all the different health schools in Qatar, recently held its fifth Interprofessional Activity (IPE) for the 2021/2022 academic year on the theme ‘Introduction to Interprofessional Education – Person-Centered Care.’

The virtual activity saw 62 students and nine facilitators in attendance.

Students from different health care programs at Qatar University participated in this activity ranging from physiotherapy and rehabilitation sciences, pharmacy and public health.

This IPE activity aims to introduce the concept of interprofessional education.

The session began with an introductory video by lead facilitator Dr. Lily O’Hara, Associate Professor of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences, who presented an introductory video before discovery interviews were held. conducted to learn more about, from and with other healthcare professionals. disciplines within the group.

A case study was presented to the students on the mental health of a 23-year-old woman.

They looked at her vital signs, nutritional intake and physical assessment and touched on mental health issues and the services available to her. They also discussed the role of each health profession and how they can be involved.

Dr O’Hara said: “Bringing together students from different health disciplines to learn from each other, with each other and from each other is an extremely valuable experience for them. In this event, we had a case study of a young woman whose mental, physical and social health and well-being are influenced by a number of social factors.

This case study was very relevant for young people today, as they face many similar issues. By working together in an interprofessional way, students were able to think about these complex issues in a more holistic way and understand the role each healthcare professional can play in contributing to a system that can address these issues in a more coordinated and supportive way.

Muneera Ali Abdullah, professional first year pharmacy student from the College of Pharmacy, said: “IPE sessions highlight the interconnected and interdependent nature of the healthcare sector and are essential in strengthening the relationships between the different sectors of the healthcare sector. health. The session was very productive and we met students from different health faculties.

We tried to solve a medical scenario by looking at it from different aspects and this experience taught us how EPI can promote trust and understanding between different professionals to achieve collaborative patient-centered care.

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Urban resilience: addressing an old challenge with renewed urgency https://moorplasticsurgery.com/urban-resilience-addressing-an-old-challenge-with-renewed-urgency/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:56:45 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/urban-resilience-addressing-an-old-challenge-with-renewed-urgency/ Incredibly, more than half of humanity already lives in urban settings. With this figure expected to reach two-thirds by 2050, the need for development action in cities can no longer be overlooked. Urban resilience – the ability of city dwellers to withstand economic, social, health, environmental, disaster and climate-related risks – takes on renewed urgency […]]]>

Incredibly, more than half of humanity already lives in urban settings. With this figure expected to reach two-thirds by 2050, the need for development action in cities can no longer be overlooked.

Urban resilience – the ability of city dwellers to withstand economic, social, health, environmental, disaster and climate-related risks – takes on renewed urgency and has become central to our development discourse. We know that the impact of COVID-19 has been predominantly urban (nearly 90% of those affected, according to an UNSDG policy brief), and that the greatest socio-economic disruptions have occurred in cities. The pandemic has exposed the “soft underbelly” of our systems of urban development, governance and risk management.

More than ever, a multitude of risks are manifesting with greater frequency and magnitude and cascading impacts in cities. According to UNDRR, nearly 84% of the fastest growing cities face extreme climate and disaster risk; the vast majority of which are found in Asia and Africa. This disconcerting scenario is compounded by the location of many high-risk cities in challenging development contexts such as Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Low-Income Countries (LICs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), associated with considerable governance and resource deficits. constraints. In fact, the World Bank predicts that COVID-19 may have pushed an additional 88 to 115 million people into extreme poverty, with the majority engaged in informal services and living in congested urban areas.

Crises are no longer isolated or episodic. Indeed, crises and risks of all types tend to converge in cities. The “increasing urbanization of risks” makes them even more systemic, with cascading effects across all horizons and interrelated development sectors – persisting well beyond their immediate appearance. At the same time, particular urban contexts tend to amplify their effect on the weakest segments of society, leaving them further behind due to high socio-economic vulnerabilities and pre-existing structural problems such as poverty, inequality, migration, informality, etc. and weak management capacities. risk.

UNDP’s new risk management and urban resilience strategy has identified five strategic priorities for policy and programmatic action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11 on sustainable cities and communities.

Driven by this new sense of urgency, UNDP is reviewing its practices for managing urban risks and building resilience through a multifaceted approach. UNDP’s recently released Risk Management and Urban Resilience Strategy identified five strategic priorities for policy and programmatic action, focusing on urban resilience through a multidimensional lens.

First, UNDP will place greater emphasis on neglected geographies where capacity gaps are greatest, such as small, medium and transition cities in LDCs, low and middle income countries and SIDS, including cities in or on the margins of crisis/fragile contexts. UNDP’s risk assessment tools, such as its Crisis Risk Dashboard, will be strengthened to make better use of data from risk atlases, while initiatives like the European Commission’s INFORM as well as UNDP and the Center Government of Japan Global Disaster Statistics (GCDS) will provide actionable risk analysis and information to support risk management and resilience building needs.

Second, UNDP will strengthen urban governance by bridging the gap between national policy and municipal-level implementation, and by increasing engagement with key city interest groups. Effective urban governance means engaging all actors to shape urban development through connected policies and collective actions. This will improve decision-making processes by promoting participation and overcoming traditional barriers to deal with existing risks and prevent new ones.

Third, UNDP will ensure that urban development and services address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of marginalized groups in urban communities. This will include improving their access to urban services such as health and education, while addressing circumstances that increase their exposure and vulnerability to small-scale localized incidents as well as “everyday” risks. croissants.

Fourth, UNDP will increase the capacities of cities with fewer resources to manage multidimensional risks through well-funded, risk-informed urban development planning and investments. This includes facilitating its application at the city level and scaling it up by fostering an enabling environment that aligns public and private finance to meet development and resilience-building needs. To help achieve this goal, access to actionable risk information, prediction and anticipation of shocks, and effective end-to-end early warning systems are being facilitated.

Finally, UNDP will develop innovation for a resilient urban future. Recognizing the dynamic and evolving needs of cities, the potential of innovative and digital technology-based solutions such as modelling, scenario planning and resilience benchmarking is maximized to improve urban services and functionality, while increasing urban planning and crisis management systems. Expertise from UNDP and DX4Resilience (“Accelerating Disaster Risk Reduction and Improving Crisis Response through Digital Solutions”) Japanese Government, UNDP Accelerator Labs and SDG AI Lab will help design contextual solutions .

But UNDP cannot do it alone. The need to unite in this Decade of Action to bring together the capacities of all actors and stakeholders to achieve the SDGs is well recognized. UNDP encourages partnerships across the UN system as well as with other key actors to adopt a “everybody on deck” approach to help meet current needs, unlock development constraints and close gaps. existing governance frameworks while laying the groundwork to respond to emerging priorities.

Recognizing this imperative, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025 seeks to transform our approach to development by mutually reinforcing investments in structural transformation, addressing the needs of the poor and marginalized to ensure that no one is left behind and ensuring resilience to cross-risk and systemic risks to promote sustainable development.

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Public Health in All Policies – Integral to Sustainable Development https://moorplasticsurgery.com/public-health-in-all-policies-integral-to-sustainable-development/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:45:52 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/public-health-in-all-policies-integral-to-sustainable-development/ Public health outcomes are influenced by a multitude of factors that affect health outcomes and impact housing, social protection, industry, international relations, governance, diplomacy and trade. This has been evident and visible throughout the pandemic that has challenged our times. The circumstances in which communities thrive, people grow, work and age, the systems that define […]]]>

Public health outcomes are influenced by a multitude of factors that affect health outcomes and impact housing, social protection, industry, international relations, governance, diplomacy and trade. This has been evident and visible throughout the pandemic that has challenged our times. The circumstances in which communities thrive, people grow, work and age, the systems that define their existence and especially their sustainability in terms of policies, norms, cultures and political processes affect civilians to a large extent.

The environment in which we live, faced with extreme weather events, natural disasters, pollution, food insecurity, requires a thorough assessment of the functioning and understanding of patterns over time, the response society, economic proliferation, the grip and resilience that comes with it and the capacity in which governments can truly mature to realize that if we choose a sustainable future, that future must include a comprehensive public health approach to leaving no one behind in the truest sense of the word.

Integrate public health into government policies

Covid-19 has shown how quickly health systems break down and are often unable to handle the surge. Low- and middle-income countries face a triple disease burden from infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases, and disasters that deepen inequalities and also drive up health care costs.

Families today face early-stage illnesses that historically have been known to arrive later in life and trends are emerging such that this century could also be the first generation to have a life expectancy. shorter life than that of their parents.

Human life shouldn’t be reduced to big data and we should keep emotion in mind when designing policies. It is now well known that the environments in which people thrive have a huge influence on their health outcomes.

Directly and indirectly, responsibility for social health outcomes rests with many non-health partners such as employment, energy and safety agencies, the department of transport, housing, social welfare, the education, law and justice and environmental departments. We have uncoordinated hierarchical ministries in most parts of the world, which must come together for a common goal called civilization and humanity. Health in All Policies was described in the World Health Organization’s Adelaide Declaration as helping leaders integrate health policies and services. Over the years, the declaration has become more historic and representative without any real-world implementation to build a better future.

Create risk-informed and socially protective public policies

Our world faces cascading risks from natural disasters, climate change and public health consequences that emerge through endemics, pandemics and existing disease threats. The cascading risk that hits a region creates a watershed moment for development. As we chart the way forward for global public health, it becomes imperative for all countries to adapt risk-informed policies that consider social protection and have health components covered in every department with guidelines and specific roles defined for all stakeholders to engage in .

Create ministries of public health at national and subnational levels

In many countries, Ministries of Health work with fixed mandates on curative health outcomes and often have no budgets at all, lack guidance and strategies for preventive health, and lack preventive health at the local level. Reversing this trend and integrating health as an agenda for all policies will require a dedicated public health ministry to advocate for social health policies that work for people. The penetration of public health at national and sub-national levels requires a risk-based planning approach that integrates social policy deeply integrated with the cooperation of line ministries and the integration of civil society at the heart of social progress.

Consider health attachés for international cooperation and diplomacy

The Ministries of External Affairs of each country should appoint health attachés in their missions abroad and provide honorary consul ranks to establish bilateral mandates on comprehensive global health objectives taking into account regional cooperation and the interests of national security. Diplomacy can never be the traditional kind of careful diplomacy that was the norm in the past, today diplomacy is a craft that must have humanitarian components, must adapt to changing times that put people at the heart of the shared progress and also make global health a concept to be implemented in everyday diplomacy.

The success of public health in all politics will depend on the sincerity with which governments and actors rise up to fulfill their duty as children of this universe and men and women of honor.



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]]> FG’s callous road repair practices https://moorplasticsurgery.com/fgs-callous-road-repair-practices/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 04:06:38 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/fgs-callous-road-repair-practices/ THE contempt of public authorities for Nigerians is replicated on the 127.6 kilometer long Lagos-Ibadan highway. The resurgence of traffic jams on the nation’s busiest highway due to ongoing road repairs in the Otedola-Secretariat section reflects the federal government’s disregard for its citizens. While traffic slowdown is inevitable with road rehabilitation, serious efforts to improve […]]]>

THE contempt of public authorities for Nigerians is replicated on the 127.6 kilometer long Lagos-Ibadan highway. The resurgence of traffic jams on the nation’s busiest highway due to ongoing road repairs in the Otedola-Secretariat section reflects the federal government’s disregard for its citizens. While traffic slowdown is inevitable with road rehabilitation, serious efforts to improve it have been absent.

While the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing did little to alert commuters to the resumption of work on this stretch, it was the Lagos State government that announced its traffic diversion plan. on the eve of the June 9 start date. The repair should take six months. Based on the experience of the past nine years when the rehabilitation began, commuters, businesses and residents are ready for a hellish half year.

A report by The PUNCH captured the excruciating agony of commuters stuck in traffic due to the demarcation and road diversions erected by contractor, Julius Berger Plc. In the absence of an effective arrangement for traffic control or law enforcement, impatient motorists form several additional lanes on the main carriageway and on the sides, thus congesting the narrowed section of the road. The most lawless drive recklessly against oncoming traffic without challenge. Leading the lawlessness are the police, military and other security personnel. Thieves frequently attack commuters.

Similar suffering was inflicted on commuters using the expressway from the Ibadan Toll to the Iwo Road; the Ife-Ibadan highway to Ibadan and the Asejire-Ikire section of the highway.

Building, expanding, repairing or rehabilitating roads are normal government activities everywhere. Reportlinker.com, a market research firm, pegged ongoing road construction projects worldwide in 2020 at $2.54 trillion, with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for $1 trillion. With its inadequate road network of just under 200,000 kilometers of which only 60,000 km is paved (most of it dilapidated), the imperative to build new ones and rehabilitate existing ones by Nigeria’s three levels of government is unassailable.

But Nigerians are doubly underserved: only some of the existing roads are rebuilt, new ones are painfully few. Worse; federal and state officials and contractors treat commuters with contempt when repairing the few highway projects they undertake because the repairs take so long. This contrasts sharply with global best practices.

Development economists regard road infrastructure as the most important of all public goods. World Highways explains: “Roads provide access to employment, social services, health and education, making a road network crucial in the fight against poverty. Roads open up more areas and stimulate economic and social development. Therefore, although road rehabilitation should always be encouraged, it should be undertaken with due regard for commuters, businesses and the economy. Even dictatorships are making strenuous efforts to reduce commuter anguish, but in Nigeria, federal and state governments simply don’t care.

It is curious that the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the ‘poster boy’ for the orderly management of road construction and traffic when he was Governor of Lagos State (2007-2015), now oversees the outrageously callous federal works bureaucracy which, along with its contractors, abuses Nigerians with impunity.

Thanks to the strong institutional framework it has built, Lagos still stands out among other states and the federal government in responsible management of road construction. Announcements are made well in advance and traffic and safety agencies are mobilized to ensure safety and efficient traffic management.

But outside of Lagos, it’s a chaotic jungle during roadworks. On the Lagos-Ibadan highway, FMW&H and the two construction companies dealing with its rehabilitation, Julius Berger and RCC, have become notorious for inflicting suffering on the population with their cavalier blocking of roads (including entrances residential and business areas) with no notice, few road signs to guide movement, no major effort to hire traffic management officers and enlist security guards.

We hold Fashola responsible. It is his duty to mobilize the department, liaise with federal and state safety and traffic management agencies to ensure easier travel and safety on federal highways under construction. He should take the necessary steps today.

Governors, through whom state federal highways being rehabilitatedation passes through, should also coordinate with FMW&H, contractors, police, Federal Road Safety Corps, and various special security teams and together provide 24-hour surveillance, presence, and traffic management. Being a federal jurisdiction, state traffic agencies should be strictly limited to providing freer traffic and leave enforcement to the police and FRSC.

Elsewhere, there are standards that guide road repairs: diversions, signage and the deployment of traffic managers and law enforcement; deploy emergency rescue vehicles to evacuate disabled vehicles.

The United States Federal Highway Administration recommends massive public education and preparation of alternate routes before any closures. In Germany, there is a traffic management plan before road works; alternate or temporary routes are prepared, diversions with appropriate road signs, and traffic managers and police are deployed around the clock to direct traffic and ensure safety. In the UK, a traffic management plan is mandatory before any disruption due to road construction.

These countries also use the technology. China has added 10,000 kilometers to its network every year since 2011 and uses electronic signs to guide drivers and pedestrians.

In Nigeria, officials and individuals further torment citizens by sounding sirens in traffic, moving with overzealous police and soldiers wielding guns and riding crops who harass other road users to make way for them.

Nigerians should start resisting oppression and systemic dehumanization. Residents and businesses living along the Lagos-Ibadan highway and the Ife-Ibadan highway should form community development associations and, using mass media, draw attention to the chaos. They must file petitions with local, state, and federal governments, including state houses of assembly and the National Assembly. Until citizens put pressure on the government and act as catalysts for change, their oppression will not diminish.

Launched in 2013, the Lagos-Ibadan rehabilitation project has dragged on too long despite receiving additional funding from recovered “Abacha spoils”; it should be finished without further delay.

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Why harm reduction needs to be part of drug education for children https://moorplasticsurgery.com/why-harm-reduction-needs-to-be-part-of-drug-education-for-children/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 08:38:30 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/why-harm-reduction-needs-to-be-part-of-drug-education-for-children/ Fiona Spargo-Mabbs has done everything any responsible parent should do to help her child navigate the confusing landscape of teenage drugs and alcohol. She maintained a safe space for her son Daniel to talk about his thoughts and feelings regarding the increasingly common drug situations and even participated in a six-week course to ‘protect’ your […]]]>

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs has done everything any responsible parent should do to help her child navigate the confusing landscape of teenage drugs and alcohol. She maintained a safe space for her son Daniel to talk about his thoughts and feelings regarding the increasingly common drug situations and even participated in a six-week course to ‘protect’ your children. .

And yet, the worst possible outcome occurred when 16-year-old Daniel died after taking stronger-than-usual MDMA at a rave. Daniel’s tragic story is incredibly rare. Although there are inherent risks in illicit drug use, dying or becoming addicted is anomalous. But there is a wide range of harm that can occur in between, especially when drug education may seem like little more than an afterthought in the national personal, social, health education curriculum. and economic (PSHE). That’s why Fiona wrote the book ‘I Wish I’d Known’ and started the drug education charity Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation: to help young people make safe choices about drugs and drugs. alcohol and harm reduction, as well as providing drug education. and resources for parents and teachers.

“Dan’s was the worst case scenario,” Spargo-Mabbs says. “But drugs don’t have to hurt anyone. But you need to have the understanding and skills to be able to face these choices safely and understand what it means.

And right now, high school students aren’t equipped with that information.

Hannah Dawes, a PSHE and religious studies teacher in Bath, sees a disparity between the gender and relationship materials made available to teachers compared to educating their students about drugs which she describes as impoverished.

“Why hasn’t the government given more guidance to teachers on this,” Dawes asks? “It literally says about orientation, drug and alcohol education; it really doesn’t give teachers much detail about what they are supposed to teach. I still think most of the time we teach abstinence.

“My message tends to be that the safest way is not to use drugs,” she says, “but we know people do. So let’s talk about meaningful ways to reduce damage. I’ve noticed since I started teaching PSHE that kids are so interested, they want the facts, so they can make informed choices, whether they’re at a party and someone offers them MDMA , they know the associated risks.

In its recent policy document “From Harm To Hope a 10 Year Drugs Plan to Cut Crime and Save Lives”, the government makes noise about harm reduction (a set of strategies and practical ideas aimed at reducing the consequences negative effects associated with drug use) in adult populations. However, the integration of this approach into anti-drug education of adolescents is a rather controversial subject.

“Harm reduction is tricky in a universal framework,” says Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, who acknowledges that it took a long time to understand the merits of teaching harm reduction after her son’s death. “You have to be careful how you frame it, so that you’re not normalizing drug use, but also giving young people the tools they need. So it’s difficult. But as part of a preventive approach to drug education, harm reduction has to be part of it, but it has to be age-appropriate.

As a teacher herself, Hannah Dawes also recognizes the challenges.

“I think it’s difficult because harm reduction approaches aren’t foolproof,” she says. “There is something uncomfortable about teaching harm reduction. So I think it’s important for teachers to understand that it’s not an easy thing to do.

With that in mind, Hannah created Join the Exchange, which includes a series of drug education videos, including an episode on harm reduction, as well as a collaboration with Drug Science to produce drug education resources in secondary schools for teachers.

“I’m in a position where I say, can we please start talking about this? I am a teacher. I do that. It’s not as bad as you think. And talking about these things doesn’t make more kids use drugs.

But what does the evidence say?

While a recent report by the Higher Education Policy Unit found that among college-aged students, “a zero-tolerance approach to illicit drug use may cause more harm than it warns,” and goes on to “prioritize prevention of drug harm over prevention of drug use,” data on school-aged students is rather sparse. What is clear is that teaching the “just say no” message along with purely knowledge-based content that does not involve critical thinking and developing skills to make safer choices is not not an effective approach to substance abuse prevention in adolescents.

Spargo-Mabbs, who recently spoke on a panel on what evidence-based drug education looks like at the UK Government’s Drug Summit in May, still feels a rather lonely voice when it comes to advocating for the harm reduction message in drug education to policy makers.

“The conversation is always very present, what do we do with the crime? What about addiction? What do we do with drug-related deaths? Rather than saying, what do we do to get in before all of this happens, and try to give people choices and equip them to make choices that might avoid all of this.

“The headlines are always around people taking away their passports and banning them from football games… We’re not going to stop the volume of drug use that the government wants to tackle without getting in before they have thirties… Your average teenager, from your average family, they absolutely need to have some really decent drug education now more than ever, because drugs are now present in a way that they just never were it used to be. It’s frustrating that it seems so obvious that education has to be part of prevention. Prevention shouldn’t be about stopping people from getting drugs when they are already consuming.

Mary Biles is a plant medicine advocate, author of The CBD Book, medical cannabis writer and podcast host who enjoys uncovering the science behind herbal medicines and psychedelics. Tweets @Mary_Biles

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The donation from Cadia Valley Operations to launch the Glenroi Oval skatepark project https://moorplasticsurgery.com/the-donation-from-cadia-valley-operations-to-launch-the-glenroi-oval-skatepark-project/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 01:20:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/the-donation-from-cadia-valley-operations-to-launch-the-glenroi-oval-skatepark-project/ Orange Deputy Mayor Gerald Power has welcomed a $110,000 donation from Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) of Newcrest Mining for the construction of a new skatepark at Glenroi Oval. An expanded skatepark has been included in the Glenroi Oval Master Plan, which was adopted by Orange City Council in 2020 for the improvement and development of […]]]>

Orange Deputy Mayor Gerald Power has welcomed a $110,000 donation from Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) of Newcrest Mining for the construction of a new skatepark at Glenroi Oval.

An expanded skatepark has been included in the Glenroi Oval Master Plan, which was adopted by Orange City Council in 2020 for the improvement and development of the area.

The council will match Cadia’s contribution and seek additional funding from state and federal governments to build a skate park similar in size to the John Lomas Skate Park, which is estimated to cost around $1 million.

Cr Power said the skate park would be built in stages as funding became available.

SKATES ON: Thomas Lethbridge, Cadia Valley Operations Manager, Hana Way, Orange Youth Hub Youth Leader, and Gerald Power, Deputy Mayor of Orange, at the Glenroi Oval skatepark, which is about to be renovated.

“You only have to see the hundreds of children who visit John Lomas Skate Park each week to know how popular a facility it will be with residents of the Glenroi area and users of Glenroi Oval,” he said. declared.

“This project will be a significant boost to the Glenroi community and a valuable recreational addition to the town, and will sit alongside a new $170,000 playground, new amenities block and BBQ facilities.

The initial investment of $220,000 will enable the design of the skate park and the construction of Stage 1, which is expected to be similar in size to Anzac Park skate park.

Cadia provided the funding through its Legacy Fund, which works in partnership with community representatives to develop and deliver strategic projects that will leave a legacy for the local area.

Cadia General Manager Aaron Brannigan says it will be great to see the community facility become a reality.

“Through the Cadia Legacy Fund, we are pleased to support Glenroi Oval Skate Park which has been identified by the local community as a key initiative to activate the area,” said Mr Brannigan.

“The new skateboard park will increase community accessibility to neighborhood facilities and provide a recreational outlet for youth that will have physical, mental and social health benefits.

“This donation will help create a facility that families will enjoy for decades and leave a lasting legacy in our local community.”

CONCEPT: One of the plans of what the new skatepark might look like.

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SecureSeniorConnections® and VNA Care announce new partnership to bring social connection to seniors https://moorplasticsurgery.com/secureseniorconnections-and-vna-care-announce-new-partnership-to-bring-social-connection-to-seniors/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:56:00 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/secureseniorconnections-and-vna-care-announce-new-partnership-to-bring-social-connection-to-seniors/ The two innovators have joined forces to enable older adults to form new relationships to reduce loneliness and social isolation BOSTON, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SecureSeniorConnections® today announced its partnership with VNA Care that will reduce loneliness and social isolation and support the well-being of the seniors VNA Care serves. The partnership will offer […]]]>

The two innovators have joined forces to enable older adults to form new relationships to reduce loneliness and social isolation

BOSTON, June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SecureSeniorConnections® today announced its partnership with VNA Care that will reduce loneliness and social isolation and support the well-being of the seniors VNA Care serves. The partnership will offer the first SecureSeniorConnections digital platform to VNA Care patients and their caregivers aged 65 and over. Grounded in science and co-developed with seniors, the SecureSeniorConnections platform is designed to help improve feelings of connection and engage seniors in managing their health.

The age-friendly platform provides a trusted community and allows members to make genuine connections through shared interests and passions. Through its partnership with SecureSeniorConnections, VNA Care will sponsor eligible patients, employees and family members of employees for free.

“We see firsthand the effects of loneliness on our elderly patients and their caregivers,” said Jane Pike-Benton, RN, MS, Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Director of VNA Care. “As part of our vision to transform care to improve lives, we are thrilled to partner with SecureSeniorConnections to enable eligible patients and caregivers to make social connections virtually, which we know play a vital role. to help patients stay safe and independent at home.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the epidemic of loneliness. Forty percent of seniors who join the SecureSeniorConnections platform have high levels of loneliness, revealing that seniors need more social support,” said Mike Wessel, CEO of SecureSeniorConnections. “With SecureSeniorConnections already available to over 2 million seniors, we believe our partnership with a leading and innovative provider like VNA Care will build our momentum to address senior loneliness and social health recovery post-pandemic. “

Launched in 2021, SecureSeniorConnections has grown tremendously, with members now representing all 50 states. This platform is available to all eligible VNA Care patients and caregivers.

About SecureSeniorConnections®

SecureSeniorConnections was founded by a team of experts who saw how loneliness impacted their family and friends and vowed to make a difference for seniors everywhere. These health, insurance and technology experts used their decades of experience to develop SecureSeniorConnections®. The digital, science-based platform is a vibrant, trusted community that reduces loneliness by enabling members to connect with purpose.

About VNA Care

As one of the largest providers of home care, hospice, hospice and private care in the Commonwealth, VNA Care serves over 29,000 patients each year. Founded by Massachusetts’ most established and trusted home care organizations, VNA Care Network, VNA of Boston and VNA Hospice & Palliative Care, VNA Care has the capabilities and resources to provide a full range of home, palliative and community health services to patients of all ages and with all health care needs. VNA Care is focused on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable people in their homes and communities.

Contact:
Lauren Kurkul
SecureSeniorConnections®
[email protected]

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20 years of impact | Colorado Institute of Health https://moorplasticsurgery.com/20-years-of-impact-colorado-institute-of-health/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:18:13 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/20-years-of-impact-colorado-institute-of-health/ Building on the past to design our future As the Colorado Health Institute celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2022, we reflect on our impact over the past two decades and are grateful for the investments Colorado’s health policy community has made with us. The timeline below presents highlights of CHI’s history, beginning with our founding […]]]>

Building on the past to design our future

As the Colorado Health Institute celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2022, we reflect on our impact over the past two decades and are grateful for the investments Colorado’s health policy community has made with us.

The timeline below presents highlights of CHI’s history, beginning with our founding by forward-thinking organizations that saw the need for an independent health research institute. Year after year, CHI has grown from a small center for data and analytics, to an incubator of important organizations such as Connect for Health Colorado, to a strategic consultant and organizer of innovative efforts to improve health and health. health equity.

In 2021, CHI focused on responding to the impacts of the pandemic, on the social determinants of health and on providing research, analysis and information to drive work on health and equity in health across the state.

Going forward, we are leveraging lessons learned to achieve our mission to improve the health of all Coloradans by integrating systems of care, supporting behavioral health, and adapting to climate change. We are invigorated by this work and the possibilities that our third decade holds.

We look forward to building on 20 years of expertise and our trusted partnership with the Colorado healthcare community as we devise new ways to improve the health and lives of the people of our state.

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Australian National University Investigators Report New Data on Managed Care (Social Health Insurance: A Quantitative Exploration): Managed Care – InsuranceNewsNet https://moorplasticsurgery.com/australian-national-university-investigators-report-new-data-on-managed-care-social-health-insurance-a-quantitative-exploration-managed-care-insurancenewsnet/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:14:31 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/australian-national-university-investigators-report-new-data-on-managed-care-social-health-insurance-a-quantitative-exploration-managed-care-insurancenewsnet/ JUNE 08, 2022 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Health policy and daily law — New research on managed care is reported. According to reports from Canberra, Australia, by the editors of NewsRx, the research said, “We quantitatively explore the economic effects of expanding the public and private components of […]]]>

JUNE 08, 2022 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Editor at Health policy and daily law — New research on managed care is reported. According to reports from Canberra, Australia, by the editors of NewsRx, the research said, “We quantitatively explore the economic effects of expanding the public and private components of the US health insurance system. Our analysis uses an overlapping generations model that includes health risk, labor market risk, and key features of the U.S. health insurance system such as private individual health insurance (IHI), health insurance employer-sponsored group (GHI), means-tested public health insurance. for low-income people (Medicaid) and public health insurance for retirees (Medicare).

Funders of this research include School of Emerging Technologies (Fixed at Towson University, Australian Research Council.

Our reporters got a quote from the research of Australian National University“Our simulations show that extending Medicare to all workers—i.e., Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI)—improves overall welfare if the UPHI coinsurance rate is set. at a level above the current Medicare coinsurance rate.There is an optimal coinsurance rate that balances the incentive and insurance trade-off of the UPHI system and maximizes welfare outcomes. coexisting with UPHI schemes reduces the overall fiscal cost of UPHI and results in larger welfare gains Fiscal financing instruments are important for welfare outcomes The use of A consumption tax to finance the expansion of public health insurance leads to fewer distortions and better welfare outcomes than taxes on income or wages.

According to the editors, the research concluded: “If, under the current US system, the government mandates that GHI offerings be available to all workers, welfare gains can also be achieved.

This research has been peer reviewed.

For more information on this research, see: Social health insurance: a Quantitative Exploration. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control2022;139. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control can be contacted at: ElsevierRadarweg 29, 1043 Nx Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier – www.elsevier.com; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control – http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-economic-dynamics-and-control/)

Our journalists inform that additional information can be obtained by contacting Chung Tran, Australian National University, Economics Research School, CanberraLaw, Australia.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for this additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jedc.2022.104374. This DOI is a link to a free or paid online electronic document, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

(Our reports provide factual information on research and discoveries around the world.)

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2022 RhPAP Rhapsody Awards Winners https://moorplasticsurgery.com/2022-rhpap-rhapsody-awards-winners/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 23:15:43 +0000 https://moorplasticsurgery.com/2022-rhpap-rhapsody-awards-winners/ Content of the article The Rhapsody Physician Award was presented to Dr. Karen Lundgard of Peace River, Alberta. Photo by SUPPLIED. The Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) The 2022 Rhapsody Awards honored healthcare workers. Content of the article The Rhapsody Community Award was presented to the Vulcan and County Healthcare Worker Attraction and Retention […]]]>

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The Rhapsody Physician Award was presented to Dr. Karen Lundgard of Peace River, Alberta. Photo by SUPPLIED.

The Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) The 2022 Rhapsody Awards honored healthcare workers.

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The Rhapsody Community Award was presented to the Vulcan and County Healthcare Worker Attraction and Retention Committee. The Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award was presented to Kim Ruether, X-Ray & DI Tech in Fairview, Alberta. The Rhapsody Physician Award was presented to Dr. Karen Lundgard of Peace River, Alberta.

The RhPAP Rhapsody Awards continued the tradition of celebrating rural areas and their work in the health sector, the announcement said.

“A play on our name, the Rhapsody Awards are designed to recognize individuals, teams and volunteers who make significant civic and health care contributions in rural Alberta. Nominations are evaluated by an awards selection committee consisting of a rural Alberta practicing physician, a member of an active rural community health workforce attraction and retention committee, and from a rural Alberta healthcare professional, all from different parts of Alberta,” the RhPAP said.

Recipients of these awards receive a recognition event in their community. This includes a video presentation for the winner on their great work. The dates of these events will be announced at a later date.

The announcement also gave information about the three winners.

The Vulcan and County Healthcare Worker Attraction and Retention Committee has completed projects with partners to support healthcare workers. They worked to create a new clinic which was able to provide a better working environment for the workers.

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The committee has also worked on free housing for new doctors, overnight stays for workers who need it, a recruiting website, transition-to-practice events for rural-trained doctors, career advocacy at local high school, provision of community service packages for locum physicians, onboarding activities for new workers and appreciation weeks.

Ruether, winner of the Rhapsody Health-care Heroes Award, is a medical radiation technologist and basic life support instructor.

“She used her family’s experience to teach and advocate for agonal breathing and the critical need for AEDs in all schools in Alberta. In addition to increasing the number of AEDs and people trained to use them in schools, the Brock Project and its advocacy efforts have been instrumental in changing the dispatch protocols of International Emergency Dispatch Academies so that emergency medical dispatchers ensure 911 callers use AEDs if necessary,” the announcement said.

This change (from “Brock’s Law”) has influenced over 29,0009 dispatchers worldwide.

Rhapsody Physician Award winner Dr. Lundgard has been an important voice in women’s health, as well as mental, physical and social health, RhPAP said.

His participation was instrumental in the establishment of the Peace River Shell Rotary House and the Sunrise Medical Clinic.

“Dr. Karen Lundgard has done incredible work for Peace River in terms of medicine, teaching, leadership, advocacy, attraction and retention of health personnel and community development. In the words of a committee member, “there is no part of health care in Peace River that she hasn’t touched,” the ad said.

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