MHA Today | August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

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In This Issue
Commonwealth Fund Publishes Chronic Disease Study
Eiler Represents Mental Health At AHA
State Board Of Nursing Executive Director Receives Award

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Quality and Population Health

Commonwealth Fund Publishes Chronic Disease Study

Staff Contact: Leslie Porth

The Commonwealth Fund published a study linking a patient’s ability to self-manage health to a lower risk of chronic disease and hospital use. After reviewing medical records for approximately 98,000 adults, researchers found that patients who did not feel competent to manage their own health or navigate the health care system were more likely to develop a chronic disease throughout a three-year period than “activated” patients with good self-management skills.

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Eiler Represents Mental Health At AHA

Staff Contact: Sarah Willson

John Eiler, Administrative Director at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Psychiatric Support Center, recently was elected to the governing council of the section for psychiatric and substance abuse services at the American Hospital Association. During his two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Eiler will work with AHA to address key issues in psychiatric and substance abuse care, some of which include access, evidence-based practice, Medicaid reimbursement and health reform. Eiler is a member of MHA’s psychiatric network.

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State Board Of Nursing Executive Director Receives Award

Staff Contacts: Mary Becker or Sarah Willson

Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, Executive Director at the Missouri State Board of Nursing, recently was awarded the Meritorious Service Award. The award, bestowed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, reflects Scheidt’s significant contributions to the profession of nursing. Scheidt received the award during NCSBN’s annual meeting held Aug. 17-19 in Chicago.

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Consider This ...

Lead exposure is estimated to account for 674,000 deaths per year, with the highest burden in low- and middle-income countries.

Source: World Health Organization