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NDEAM 2020 – “Increasing Access and Opportunity” for Americans with Disabilities
2020 is a year unlike any other. This year will be long remembered for the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic crisis and the hotly contested presidential election. Not only that, 2020 is a year of key anniversaries for the disability community. Over the summer, in socially distanced and virtual events nationwide, millions of people with disabilities celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Since the aftermath of the Second World War, the U.S. Department of Labor has challenged employers to fully embrace the incredible talents of workers with disabilities and make workplaces more accessible.
For 2020’s celebration of NDEAM, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) chose the theme of “Increasing Access and Opportunity.
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Vivify Health Releases ‘Aging in Place with Remote Patient Care’ White Paper
Vivify Health, the developer of the nation’s leading connected care platform for remote patient care, announced the release of a new white paper, "Aging in Place with Remote Patient Care."
The paper examines the accelerated adoption of telemedicine and RPM during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides strategies to help some of the nation's largest health systems and providers create a new ‘Golden Age’ for Americans in their golden years.
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Up until the pandemic, virtual care played a minor role in the healthcare industry. This white paper explicates how the pandemic has created a good starting point for hospitals and health systems to broaden their use of telehealth and RPM for older Americans that should continue post-pandemic. The study also examines how the gains made from a health and re
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Celebrating a Healthcare Hero: Nurse Highlights Camaraderie While Volunteering to Treat Covid-19 Patients
Albuquerque nephrology nurse Sandy Nichols didn’t think twice when she got the call to volunteer in Chicago, a hot zone for COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic, to provide extra support for sick patients.
Nichols has always been inspired to help others since starting her nursing career in 2005. She found her calling in nephrology during her third semester of nursing school when she was chosen to go for a week of clinicals in a hemodialysis clinic.
Now, Nichols works in an acute setting at Fresenius Kidney Care in Albuquerque, continuing to care for people living with kidney disease and on dialysis.
In April 2020, Nichols found another calling when Fresenius Kidney Care asked for nurses to volunteer in hospitals due to the rise in acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by COVID-19, which often required treatment with dialysis.
“When I started to hear about all of the different places bei
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Mission Homefront: Translating Research into Practice in Veterans Healthcare
In keeping with its commitment to improving veterans healthcare, Jonas Philanthropies has announced its first-ever virtual conference: Mission Homefront: Translating Research into Practice in Veterans Healthcare.
Taking place October 16, 2020, this free and open to the public day-long symposium hosted by Jonas Philanthropies’ signature program, Jonas Nursing & Veterans Healthcare, will digitally unite leading experts in medical, psychological, and environmental care, along with clinicians, influential educators, and Jonas Scholars to arm private sector healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to best care for veterans.
“The passing of last year’s MISSION Act, which expanded veteran provider options beyond VA facilities and into the private sector, truly changed our country’s approach to veteran healthcare. This conference will delve into the latest research and p