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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The purpose of this program is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty. The program provides funds to accredited schools of nursing so these institutions can offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs. Upon graduation, in exchange for full-time employment as nurse faculty, the program will pay off 85 percent off the faculty member’s loans.
We can all use a good dose of inspiration now and then.
For a real emotional pick-me-up look no further than this powerful short video – Carrol and Kayla’s Path – which tells the story of a group of remarkable women in Ritchie County.
Carrol Layfield manages a quilting group of older women in Ritchie County that used to work in the area’s garment industry. The women piece together quilts from remnants of of fabric from shuttered factories.
Kayla Turk is a young mother of two children who returned home to Ritchie County to live with her parents when her husband was laid off.
At a communal baby shower, Kayla receives a quilt from the older women, and discovers a network of support and an avenue to learn about the key elements of good health, including good oral health during pregnancy.
This beautiful film was produced as part of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Our Path to Your Health” initiative. The initiative features a series of videos from around the United States focusing on grassroots community projects that made a positive impact.
Watch the complete film now at app.frame.io/f/VvAto9OX
Oral Health America released A State of Decay, Vol. IV earlier this month.
And while the report, which provides a state by state analysis of the oral health of older adults, revealed that half of the mainland states received a “poor” ranking, there is a glimmer of hope for states struggling with oral health outcomes.
West Virginia was one of the states that received a poor ranking, in 43rd place.
But the example of Alabama will be heartening to oral health advocates and professionals in West Virginia. A low ranking in the last analysis in 2016, when it was placed 50th, got the attention of state officials, which led to creation of a plan and commitment to goals in five key areas.
The result: in 2018 Alabama was placed 29th, a dramatic improvement and a hopefully example for other states, like West Virginia, Mississippi and New Jersey, that often do poorly in public health studies, that improvement is possible.
Through publication of A State of Decay and provision of guidelines for action, OHA continues to lead the way toward healthier mouths for older adults.
States, advocates, and public health coalitions that share OHA’s commitment can use these recommendations to push forward policies needed to positively impact the health and oral health of older adults.
Read and download the full report at astateofdecay.org.
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If you and your colleagues at work want to do something simple to make your workplace a healthier and happier place, there are free resources to help you do that.
The American Diabetes Association team in West Virginia is looking for local folks interested in wellness in the workplace. Their Wellness Lives Here initiative provides valuable tools to assist in setting up a workplace wellness program, launching lunch-and-learn programs, and offering proven strategies to develop best practices around workplace wellness.
The goal is to inspire and fuel our nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. With year-round opportunities, Wellness Lives Here helps companies, organizations and communities educate and motivate people to adopt healthful habits to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related illnesses.
For some, it means fewer sick days and higher productivity. For others, it means looking and feeling better. For everyone, the result is empowerment—Americans who are better able to control, delay or prevent Diabetes and related health problems.
If you’re interested in learning more, contact Deanie Eldridge, Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association in West Virginia, at firstname.lastname@example.org or. 757-424-6662 x3281.
Deanie can help develop a complimentary custom wellness plan for your organization.
And here’s some handy online wellness tools you can use right now.
In addition to the Boone Memorial Hospital Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention Program led by Nurse Practitioner Kathy Hill,
Quality Insights and EDC (Everyone with Diabetes Counts) will offer a
FREE 5-week program for diabetics at BMH starting Feb. 20th.
Spaces still available. See details below and click
HERE for more information