How to Hug During a Pandemic

By Tara Parker-Pope; June 4, 2020New York Times

Tara Parker-Pope is the founding editor of Well, The Times’s award-winning consumer health site. She won an Emmy in 2013 for the video series “Life, Interrupted” and is the author of “For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage.” @taraparkerpope 

Of the many things we miss from our pre-pandemic lives, hugging may top the list.  We asked scientists who study airborne viruses to teach us the safest way to hug. Read more…

The Power of Nursing, Patient Centered Care and Home Visiting are just a few of the topics RNs completing the Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program have an opportunity to strengthen.  Enroll now to gain specialized knowledge and prepare for practice in these important roles.  


Take Us to a Better Place

A CONVERSATION GUIDE; 2020; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Fiction has tremendous power to transport us to new places and to reveal familiar places in new ways. 

We published this collection of short stories to help us all imagine, explore, and talk about a Culture of Health—a time and place where everyone in the United States has the opportunity to live their healthiest life possible—and how we might get there. 

In the pages that follow, we’ve shared a few questions for each story to get the conversation started. Read more…


If You’ve Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You’ve Got Options

Julie Appleby; JUNE 12, 2020; Kaiser Health News

Many of our patients who are under 65 years old are facing loss of insurance coverage due to the pandemic.  The loss of employment for 21 million Americans is a double blow for many because it also means the loss of insurance.  This article covers options to allow us to assist folks looking for insurance coverage.  Time is of the essence. Read more…

Strengthen your understanding of Primary Care, Acute Care Transitions and Long Term Supports and Services by enrolling in the Advanced Care Coordination Series.


Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals So Highly Profitable?

By Danielle Ofri; Feb 20, 2020; New York Times

These institutions receive tax exemptions for community benefits that often don’t really exist.  The nonprofit label comes from the fact that they are exempt from federal and local taxes in exchange for providing a certain amount of “community benefit.”                                                                                           

Worth the read to better understand the financing of the US healthcare system! Read more…


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Changes to the CMSA Case Manager Standards of Practice 2016

Recorded June, 2020

It is important to note that the 2016 Standards of Practice for Case Management modifications are meant to communicate the value of professional case management practice and demonstrate adherence to relevant and recently enacted laws and regulations. Copy of 2016 Standards included.

Professional RN Case Manager are responsible for keeping abreast of both practice changes and evolving role expectations.  Take a moment to review the new revisions to the Standards of Practice for Professional Case Managers. Download: 2016 Changes to CMSA Case Manager Standards of Practice


Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to, Reopening, and Recovering from COVID-19

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; May 2020

“Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care.”

For communities and their residents to recover fully and fairly, state and local leaders should consider the following health equity principles in designing and implementing their responses. These principles are not a detailed public health guide for responding to the pandemic or reopening the economy, but rather a compass that continually points leaders toward an equitable and lasting recovery. Read more…