Health Education

Meridian’s Health Care Clinic Celebrates Successful First Year

Idaho State University Meridian Health Care, a nurse practitioner (NP) family practice health care clinic, has provided care for residents in Meridian and the surrounding community for one year.

With an increasing number of patients in the initial year, the clinic plans to expand clinic days to meet the demand within the next year. This is in keeping with fulfilling a mission to improve access to health care and increase health care services for Idahoans, residents of Meridian, Boise and rural area residents in the Treasure Valley.

The clinic opened in September 2021 and a ribbon cutting was held May 10, 2022. Millions of Americans choose an NP as their primary care provider. NPs are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are prepared at the master’s or doctoral level to provide care to patients of all ages and backgrounds. As clinicians who blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health

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Health Education

Early Childhood Development Centers Receive Health Promotion Training

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by Fernelle Neptune

The Bureau of Health Education within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs recently conducted health promotion assessments at a number of early childhood development centers in an effort to promote healthy behaviors amongst young children.

In response to the assessments, the department has started implementing a series of training sessions to address the needs identified.

The training sessions seek to build the capacity of early childhood development providers in their approach to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the children in their care.

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Family Life Educator Laurentia Maylor spoke on the need to undertake this workshop.

“This came about as a result of a need that exists in the region. In discussion with the providers, certain issues arise and we realize there is a gap and the need to fill the gap and hence the reason the workshop came

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Health Education

Stifers helps launch health education initiative | Local News

Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) was joined last Friday by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman and several post-secondary education leaders to announce the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Collaborative (KYHWC).

The $10 million initiative — part of House Bill 573 from the last legislative session — will provide direct grants to public colleges and universities that offer medical training programs in what are deemed “high-demand” areas, primarily in nursing and allied health professions.

KYHWC is funded through the State Fiscal Recovery Fund of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to establish the initiative, which is administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

“As each state faces a health care worker shortage, the legislature has chosen to lead and be a model other states will seek to emulate,” Stivers said after the announcement. “The problem isn’t relative to Kentucky, nor is it something we can solve overnight, but with the funding authorized by

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Health Education

Stivers helps launch health education initiative

Jul. 21—Senate President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) was joined last Friday by Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman and several post-secondary education leaders to announce the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Collaborative (KYHWC).

The $10 million initiative — part of House Bill 573 from the last legislative session — will provide direct grants to public colleges and universities that offer medical training programs in what are deemed “high-demand” areas, primarily in nursing and allied health professions.

KYHWC is funded through the State Fiscal Recovery Fund of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 to establish the initiative, which is administered by the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

“As each state faces a health care worker shortage, the legislature has chosen to lead and be a model other states will seek to emulate,” Stivers said after the announcement. “The problem isn’t relative to Kentucky, nor is it something we can solve overnight, but with the funding authorized

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Health Education

Mendi Powers Brain Health Education Training Game

What would we see if we peer under the door of the world? A chaotic and confusing landscape where stability is craved by most and experienced by few? The human experience offers the conundrum that with progress comes inevitable adjustment. Sometimes it seems like progress streaks across our lives, leaving a sense of unsettledness. Yet, those pieces of acquired knowledge that comfort our lives hold incredible value to our existence.

2007 brought our planet the iPhone.

Little did the populous know the deep-seated impact of this rectangle window to the world. A novelty at first and a necessity now – the iPhone has completely changed the wiring of the human experience allowing moment-by-moment chronicling of our lives. If this device we treasure could change our behaviors, habits, and patterns of

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