MHA Today | April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016
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In This Issue
HHS Awards $5 Million To Puerto Rico To Combat Zika
NHSN Identifies Central Line Insertion Practices Analysis Defect
DHSS Releases Health In Rural Missouri Biennial Report
Report Assesses National Health Security And Preparedness Levels

Quality and Population Health


HHS Awards $5 Million To Puerto Rico To Combat Zika

Staff Contacts: Sarah Willson or Jackie Gatz

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $5 million in funding to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to combat Zika. Funding will be used to expand voluntary family planning services, including contraceptive services, outreach and education, and hiring. Health care facilities have access to Zika resources on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

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NHSN Identifies Central Line Insertion Practices Analysis Defect

Staff Contacts: Dana Dahl or Stephen Njenga

The National Healthcare Safety Network recently has become aware of a defect in the current application for central line insertion practices surveillance for CLIP events occurring in 2016. Within the analysis functions of the system, adherence to the CLIP bundle is not being accurately determined in all cases. The defect will be corrected with the anticipated June 2016 release of NHSN software, and all users will be notified at that time.

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DHSS Releases Health In Rural Missouri Biennial Report

Staff Contacts: Dana Dahl or Stephen Njenga

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Primary Care and Rural Health has released its Health in Rural Missouri biennial report.

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Report Assesses National Health Security And Preparedness Levels

Staff Contact: Jackie Gatz

The National Health Security Preparedness Index has released results from the 2016 assessment of the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies. This year, the U.S. scored 6.7 on a 10-point scale — an improvement of 3.6 percent since the index began in 2014. Missouri ranked above the national average at 6.8. The index is comprised of six domains identified as important protections to health consequences from disasters and other large-scale hazards. The domains are health security surveillance, community planning and engagement, incident and information management, health care delivery, countermeasure management, and environmental and occupational health.

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Consider This ...

Today is Noise Awareness Day. Approximately 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) ages 18 and older report some trouble hearing. Men are more likely than women to report having hearing loss.

Source: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders