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A New Year, New Decade, And New North Carolina General Assembly Opening Session for 2021
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

A New Year, New Decade, And New North Carolina General Assembly Opening Session for 2021

I witnessed the North Carolina General Assembly “Opening Day” in the NC House and Senate with feelings of hope during these difficult times.  The Opening

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Supporting Frontline Healthcare Workers in the Pandemic
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Supporting Frontline Healthcare Workers in the Pandemic

In the midst of the many challenges facing the general population throughout the pandemic, key statewide health organizations are calling out specific ways to support

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Engaging the Voices of Serious Illness: Nothing About Us Without Us
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Engaging the Voices of Serious Illness: Nothing About Us Without Us

2020 – A year of challenges and opportunity. Yes, opportunity! This year provided a special opportunity for our voices to be heard by voting for

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Andrea Harris Task Force December 2020 Biannual Report
Clinical Practice

Andrea Harris Task Force December 2020 Biannual Report

Policy Recommendations address social, economic, environmental and health disparities in communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 Download the full report. The Andrea Harris Social,

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Why Data Analytics is Important in Healthcare
Clinical Practice

Why Data Analytics is Important in Healthcare

Cassie Wallace When healthcare providers can integrate data analytics into their practice, they are better equipped to provide higher quality care, improve patient satisfaction, and

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Parents of Seriously Ill Children: Listen, Validate, Honor
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Parents of Seriously Ill Children: Listen, Validate, Honor

Parents of seriously ill children are magic, although most would not characterize themselves that way.  They move through the world with grace and determination that

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NC health brain trust keeps focus on ‘seriously ill’ patients, those likely to die within a year
News

NC health brain trust keeps focus on ‘seriously ill’ patients, those likely to die within a year

Since serious illness remains one of the biggest challenges we face in the healthcare realm, high level North Carolina health care professionals have been continuously

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Free Booklet Helps People Care for Those Recovering from COVID-19
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Free Booklet Helps People Care for Those Recovering from COVID-19

As hospitalizations from COVID-19 continue to soar, caregivers need information on caring for those with COVID-19 at home after they are discharged from a hospital. The North

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Making Serious Illness a Serious Topic
Communication, Advocacy, and Education

Making Serious Illness a Serious Topic

Contributed by Sue Collier. It’s the last month of summer 2020, a summer few will forget. We are living through a pandemic. Adjusting to new

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Health Equity in Aging for Transgender People
Caregivers and Patient Engagement

Health Equity in Aging for Transgender People

Contributed by Ames Simmons, Policy Director, Equality North Carolina. The population of the United States is rapidly aging, at the same time as more people

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Communication in the Days of Face Masks: Do You Have a Good Strategy?
Clinical Practice

Communication in the Days of Face Masks: Do You Have a Good Strategy?

What’s communication like between you and your patients and their loved ones while wearing masks?  Are you finding it somewhat difficult to hear someone in

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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2.0
Advance Care Planning

National Healthcare Decisions Day 2.0

We’ve got a second chance! National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) has designated July 16 as a second opportunity this year for organizations to help their

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