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Join Kristin Neff at the Free Mindfulness for Healthcare Virtual Summit May 20-23 [centerformsc.org]

We invite you to participate in the Mindfulness for Healthcare Summit , May 20-23, 2021 hosted online by our partner Mindful Communications and featuring Mindful Self-Compassion co-founder Kristin Neff along with 45 other experts in the mindfulness, compassion, and healthcare fields. This free virtual event will explore how mindfulness and compassion tools and practices support high-quality patient care and the well-being of healthcare workers , with a particular focus on promoting more just...

To solve the Black maternal mortality crisis, start with upending racist practices

It’s been all over the news for months: Black women in the United States are dying from complications during their pregnancies or in childbirth at alarming rates, and those deaths are preventable. Less well explored is how systemic racism and historical trauma have been at the core of what’s driven up these rates over several decades. A March 20 conference entitled The Impact of ACEs on Black Maternal Health took an in-depth look into why Black maternal mortality and complications during...

Impact of Stress on Nurse Workforce Will Outlast Pandemic [oregoncenterfornursing.org]

By Kelly Ilic, Oregon Center for Nursing, April 21, 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, its impact on healthcare workers continues. A new research brief from the Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) summarizes recent findings regarding the pandemic’s impact on the stress levels and emotional health of registered nurses and other healthcare workers. “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon’s registered nurses cannot be taken lightly,” said Executive Director Jana Bitton,...

Child Care Relief Funding in American Rescue Plan: State-by-State Estimates [CLASP]

March 10,2021 Editor’s note: This article includes CLASP estimates on child care relief funding each state, D.C., and Puerto Rico will receive of the $39 billion included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) For decades, our country has had a child care crisis fraught with inequitable access for communities of color, unaffordable care for far too many families, poverty-level wages for early educators, and razorthin margins for providers. This long-term crisis has been exacerbated by the...

American Psychologist Special Issue: Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translating Research to Action [apa.org]

The American Psychological Association has published a special issue focusing on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In this special issue you will find a variety of articles addressing ACEs and the impact they have on us from biology to policy. From the American Psychological Association, " The goal of this special issue is to publish articles that encompass the range of work being conducted in research, practice, programs, and policy in psychology and allied disciplines. This emphasis is...

ADDICTIONS: A COMMUNITIES OPPORTUNITY TO HEAL A FAMILIES INHERITED STIGMA

Visit www.starlings.ca to register or register directly here: https://starlingscommunity.web...nars/739363/register Today, we know that approximately: 1/10 individuals will be challenged by their substance use 4 people will be directly impacted by an individuals substance use 1/6 children are challenged by a parent's active addiction. As health professionals and first responders, we are ideally positioned to provide the compassionate and trauma-informed care needed to dismantle the stigma...

CHWs At Work: Making a Difference for Oklahoma's Marshallese Community [ruralhealtinfor.org]

By Kay Miller Temple, The Rural Monitor, March 17, 2021 In 2014, a statewide effort to disseminate primary healthcare delivery innovations led to the creation of the Oklahoma Primary Healthcare Extension System (OPHES). This system, modeled after agriculture extension offices, furthered its work by using County Health Improvement Organizations (CHIOs). Allison Seigars, a member of one of those CHIOs, remembers attending an early meeting with another colleague and first hearing about...

The pandemic is changing how we think about domestic violence, new survey shows (centerforhealthjournalism.org)

Amid a pandemic that shined a harsh light on domestic violence , Californians are increasingly viewing these abuses as a pressing social issue, according to a new survey of nearly 2,000 adults. Two-thirds of Californians consider domestic violence a public issue rather than private family matter, and 91% of participants said domestic violence is a serious societal issue, the survey found. “This info has given some validation to things folks have been talking about for a long time...

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