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Board Of Nursing Reports LPN Licensure Renewal Deadline Approaching
exploreMOhealth 2020 Updates Celebrate National Public Health Week
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care
Staff Contact: Sarah Willson
The Missouri State Board of Nursing reports that 9,896 of the 14,263 licensed practical nurses with licenses set to expire May 31 have renewed. The board is encouraging hospitals to remind LPNs to renew. LPNs that did not receive the renewal reminder can contact the board at email@example.com to request their unique renewal PIN. Hospitals can use www.nursys.com, which is updated nightly with licensure data from all boards of nursing, to verify licenses. For questions about licensure during COVID-19, contact Lori Scheidt, Executive Director of the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Mat Reidhead
MHA’s community health needs assessment platform, exploreMOhealth.org, was updated today, April 6, in honor of National Public Health Week. The site now offers Missouri ZIP Health Rankings data from fiscal years 2017-2019 and 2020 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data. The April issue of HIDI HealthStats provides a summary of the new data and comparisons of several communities across the state.
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According to consumer research released in March by SYKES, 60% of those surveyed indicated the COVID-19 pandemic has increased their willingness to try telehealth.