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It’s Not Too Late to Promote World Diabetes Day Efforts to Protect our Future

(Note: This guest blog post was written by Andrea Doughty, Louisville Metro Department of Health & Wellness and Co-chair of the Louisville Health Advisory Board Diabetes Committee) This November we ‘celebrated’ World Diabetes Day (WDD). Led by the International Diabetes Federation, WDD unites the global diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for diabetes advocacy, […]

The Potential and Value of Worksite Clinics

Guest Blog written by Larry S. Boress, Executive Director, National Association of Worksite Health Centers (NAWHC) Employers continue to face health care benefit costs that outstrip the inflation rate, while quality, access and satisfaction with the health system is declining. Many employers have decided to optimize their benefit dollars by offering an onsite or near-site clinic to […]

Clinical Quality Measure Prioritization: A Lesson from the Automotive Industry

The driver of a vehicle does not have the time or resources to monitor hundreds of warning lights, just as physicians do not have the time or resources to report, analyze, and take action on hundreds of clinical quality measures. The warning lights on a vehicle are neither duplicative nor inconsistent and yet the clinical quality measures currently in use are often both.

Actionable Healthcare Cost Information Essential to Healthcare Improvements

[Note: This column was written by Ellen Gagnon, who participated on a panel focusing on measurement at our Annual Conference. Ellen is the Executive Director, Healthcare Affordability for Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)] Recently I had the privilege of participating on a panel, Finding Meaningful Measurement in the Mayhem, at the third annual Kentuckiana […]

Free Worksite Wellness Program

Join the NEW Kentuckiana Metro on the Move (KMOM) community worksite wellness program proudly supported by the Anthem Foundation. It’s FUN! It’s FREE! This web-based physical activity and weight loss tracking program uses innovative technology to motivate your employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Employees can have fun competing individually or in teams in easy, […]

Dress in Blue Day – Friday, March 4th

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Friday, March 4 is Dress in Blue Day.  Please join the third annual nationwide campaign to raise awareness about this preventable disease and to increase colon cancer screening.  Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the country as well as in Kentucky; killing nearly 900 […]

NEW USDA & HHS Dietary Guidelines

On January 31st, the US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The new evidenced-based nutritional guidelines created to promote health are available at http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/DietaryGuidelines/2010/PolicyDoc/ExecSumm.pdf.