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Hospital Quality Improvement Newsletter – April 2021

This monthly newsletter highlights the latest insights, resources, and evidence-based best practices. Our hope is that this newsletter makes it easy for you to stay on top of trends and allows you to provide the best possible care for those you work with and serve. In T

Alliant Quality Cares & Shares Newsletter – April 2021

A monthly newsletter highlighting events and resources for Nursing Homes & Community Coalitions In This Issue: Latest News from CMS

COVID Self Care Tool Kit

Taking care of yourself when you are sick, or caring for someone else, can be difficult if you aren't sure what the symptoms mean or what to do about them. This COVID-19 Self- Management Tool Kit may help you, your loved one or patient know when to seek additional help and comfor

CDC and FDA Recommend a Pause in Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

On April 12, 2021, CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine pending an investigation into six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blo

Florida Starts Vaccinating Inmates After Blocking Access For Months

Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to send COVID-19 vaccines to state prisoners for several months, but state officials announced Tuesday that about 30,000 doses have been earmarked for the Florida Department of Corrections.

AHS Podcast Episode 25: How ESRD Network of Texas is Increasing Awareness about the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

Battling COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Jails

As jails across the country work to vaccinate their incarcerated populations, one Massachusetts county is making an effort to hear from the people in its facility, understand their hesitancy, and help educate to keep them safe.

Only 8.8% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Have Received COVID Vaccine, DOH Says

Three months into Hawaii’s vaccination campaign, only 8.8% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders have received immunizations though they represent more than 40% of COVID-19 cases in the islands.

Families Against COVID-19

Families who have lost loved ones to vaccine preventable diseases, including COVID-19, have joined together to promote vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines. This website is easy to navigate; provides links to reliable resources; provides easy to understand information and has

Experts Seek to Allay COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Americans

While the initiative is part of an established collaboration between Black barbershops and public health helmed by Stephen Thomas, PhD, it's also one of the many efforts aimed at increasing COVID vaccine uptake among Black people. Thomas is the director of the Maryland Center for

The Reason Black Americans Are Getting Vaccinated at A Much Slower Rate Is Not Because They’re Reluctant

Includes information as it relates to the narrative that Black people aren’t willing to get the vaccine, but some are of the view the real issue was the lack of investment in vaccine distribution in Black communities.

New Opportunity to Provide Feedback & Learn About a Human-Centered Design (HCD) Approach to Hospital Quality Reporting

CMS is investing in modernizing the Hospital Quality Reporting (HQR) site with a human-centered design (HCD) approach to improve the user experience of HQR / QualityNet Secure Portal users. The HQR user experience team is interested in feedback from peopl

CDC Vaccine Finder Flyer – NH/CC

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has launched a new online COVID-19 vaccine search tool called VaccineFinder to help Americans find which vaccine providers in their area have COVID-19 vaccines in stock. Alliant Quality has crea

CDC Vaccine Finder One-Pager – HQIC

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has launched an online COVID-19 vaccine search tool to help Americans find which vaccine providers in their area have COVID-19 vaccines in stock, according to a Feb. 24 NPR report. The site,

CMS Update: Request Access to Managed File Transfer (MFT) & Auto-Route Now to Ensure You Receive Your Reports

NEW COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance and Resources for Partners during the Pandemic

Shop Talk Short: “I have never had access to NHSN. My administrator added me as a user to our facility’s NHSN account, but I still can’t log in… What is my next step?”

Shop Talk Shorts: How do you find out who has access and rights for your facility account?

Shop Talk Shorts: I used my grid card at my previous facility. Can I use it to access my new facility?

Opioid Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) One-Pager

This material provides a general overview of Opioid Adverse Drug Effects (ADEs) including definitions, quick facts and common effects.