WVNA 2021 Virtual Policy Summit: Voices from the Frontline
Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
As the frontline of the health care industry, nursing simply must have a place at the table when shaping health care policy. From fighting the pandemic to daily patient care to adapting to constant rules changes for hospitals, nurses are woven into the very fabric of health care and must use their collective voices as outspoken change agents to strengthen policy for nursing and for their patients.
Add your voice to the discussion at this year’s virtual policy summit. Content will include policy updates, effective communication strategies with a legislator and their staff, posters, and more.
NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series Features L. Ebony Boulware, M.D., M.P.H on February 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Attend the NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series Lecture featuring L. Ebony Boulware, M.D., M.P.H., on Thursday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss “Where the Cloud Meets the Ground: Democratizing Health Data to Improve Community Health Equity.”
Dr. Boulware is the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She has devoted her scholarly career to studying mechanisms to improve the quality and equity of health care and health outcomes for patients and populations with chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Her work investigates the influence of attitudinal, social, and environmental contexts on health and health outcomes. Dr. Boulware has published more than 150 manuscripts and has mentored numerous students, fellows, and faculty members in clinical research. She frequently engages with community members, patients, and their families, and other stakeholders, to develop and implement relevant and sustainable interventions for health improvement.
This lecture will be held virtually, is open to the public, and can be viewed through the NIH videocast system at https://videocast.nih.gov.
Questions prior to and during the seminar can be submitted to NIMHDDSS@mail.nih.gov.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Behavioral Health would like to share the following information:
Prevention Data Resources for Community Coalitions
a part of their Prevention: Data to Practice Virtual Learning Series
Virtual Training February 5th | 1:00-2:30 pm
These sessions are designed for community members working with community coalitions to address substance misuse in West Virginia.
Participants will learn about:
1) Local, state, and federal data resources
2) How to access data
3) How to use data
Register on Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-to-practice-virtual-prevention-training-series-tickets-115528800753
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2020 has been… Something else. We’ve all felt it & we’re all feeling it now: isolation, loss, anxiety & struggle.
Maybe you’re tired. Or maybe you’re fired up. Maybe you’re looking to see where you fit in the fight for a better WV.
Consider looking here. The Health Care for All WV team fights for quality, affordable healthcare for all West Virginians. We believe that healthcare IS a fundamental human right. We’re surviving a pandemic. Every single one of us deserves affordable & accessible healthcare NOW.
The changes we need won’t come without grassroots support. That is real, everyday people demanding from their state representatives what they need to make their lives better.
If you want to be part of the fight, join us for our 2021 Citizen Civic Engagement Trainings on either Jan. 14th from 5-7 PM, or Jan 16th from 1-3 PM. Then, on Feb 4th from 5-7 PM, we’ll be discussing the healthcare policies we’re fighting for & strategies to make those policies a reality. These training sessions are free & virtual. Mark your calendars.
Talking to your representative might sound intimidating if you’ve never done it, but they’re just people who work for YOU. You can do this. You can help make important changes in our state.
If you want to be a part of the fight right away, or just want to learn more about being a citizen activist, like our Health Care for All WV Facebook page, and like/join any of these regional pages and groups. We look forward to hearing from you.
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For more information, visit our website at www.healthcareforallwv.com.