MaineHealth turned a COVID-19 grant into a permanent telehealth program

Similar to many health systems across the country, COVID-19 created an urgent need for MaineHealth to take care of patients at a distance to keep patients and care teams safe.


“This was relevant to patients in the outpatient setting, who needed to stay connected with their primary care and specialist providers for acute and chronic needs, as well as for patients in the inpatient setting, who were able to receive some of their care virtually,” said Lizzy Mulcahy, director of telehealth at the Portland, Maine-based health system.

“In order to solve for the need to provide care virtually,

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UI Health Care receives approval to participate in new federal funding program, updates on the North Liberty campus

It’s no secret that Iowans have more complex care needs as our population ages. And as the hospital for the State of Iowa, UI Health Care provides care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

On a space-constrained campus, there are more patients who need us than our space and available beds allow today. These factors have led UI Health Care to develop plans so that we can continue providing care for those who need us most, including those enrolled in Medicaid.

Some of the ways we’re planning to address this challenge of increasing access to our services

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Individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight, keep it off — ScienceDaily

An individualized diet program that empowers users to create their own plan based on targeted levels of protein and fiber shows promise at helping people lose extra pounds and keep them off.

The Individualized Diet Improvement Program is a self-guided approach that involves easy-to-use tools, according to the nutritionists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who created iDip.

“Our program does not provide or offer a strict diet plan or recipes for participants to follow,” said graduate student Mindy H. Lee, a co-author of the study. “We’re not excluding food groups as low-carbohydrate or low-fat plans do. The primary goal

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Health care systems start program to ensure equity in patient care

Embedding equity into patient care is the goal of new program of the American Medical Association (AMA) and eight health care systems around the nation.

The Advancing Equity Through Quality and Safety Peer Network is a collaboration with AMA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the Joint Commission accrediting organization to “apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices.” The goal is to improve health outcomes for historically marginalized populations, according to a news release from AMA.

“For the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed systemic inequities in the quality and safety

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Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program | VA Kansas City Health Care

VJP ‘s Mission:
To identify Justice-Involved Veterans and engage them through outreach, to facilitate access to VA services at the earliest possible point in the criminal justice process.  Veterans Justice Programs accomplish this by building and maintaining partnerships between VA and key stakeholders of the criminal justice system.

VJP’s Vision:
Justice Involved Veterans will have access to care, services, and other benefits to help them maximize their potential for success and stability in the community, including avoidance of homelessness and the end of involvement with the justice system.

VJP’s Statement of Values and Commitment to Equity:
VJP is committed to

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