The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently announced the release of the “ePSS widget” – which provides primary care clinicians and health care teams with timely decision support regarding appropriate screening, counseling, and preventive services for their patients.
The tool is based on the current, evidence-based recommendations of the US […]
A few weeks ago Medical Facilities Licensing conducted a surprise complaint investigation of our Arizona State Hospital’s Forensic Campus. Last week we received notification that no deficiencies were found during the 3-day on-site inspection – which included an in-depth review of policies, procedures, documentation and patient care standards. Congratulations to the entire Forensic Campus team for […]
The Panama Canal celebrates its 100th anniversary this week. Hailed as both a Wonder of the Modern World and a Monument of the Millennium, the Panama Canal has public health, engineering, and laborers to thank for its completion. You may remember from history class that […]
Smokeless tobacco has made recent headlines with former MLB players citing their habitual use for their cancer diagnosis, including Tony Gwynn, who recently died after battling salivary gland cancer, and this week, Curt Schilling, who publicly announced his diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer of the mouth). Both attributed their cancer to their 30+ years of chewing.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials recently investigated ways in which public health can support healthy aging. The results are now available in an issue brief that outlines key recommendations to help state health agencies support healthy aging, identify collaborative opportunities, and integrate public health and healthy aging.