COMMUNICATE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE.

Specializing in training health care providers and students to effectively engage patients in health care since 1998.

We interpret patient data and develop strategies for improving patient communication, inreach, outreach and overall experience with your organization.

"Solid patient education strategies are foundational to improved compliance and success with national patient engagement initiatives. Numerous regulatory requirements—Meaningful Use, Value-Based Purchasing, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program—converge to advance the accountable care movement. To succeed in the risk-bearing reimbursement landscape, providers must ensure that patients understand and comply with their care plans." Better Patient Education for Improved Engagement and Compliance April 3, 2015 ‐ PSQH

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Reducing teen dating violence

About 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence.

You can make a difference: Encourage schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence.

How you can make a difference

We can use this month to raise awareness about teen dating violence and take action toward a solution – both at home and in our communities.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage parents to talk with their teens about healthy relationships.

  • Ask teachers to hold classroom discussions about dating violence and prevention – or to invite speakers in to talk about these issues.

  • Help schools to create policies that support healthy relationships and involve student voices.

Spread the word

We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:

 

Heart disease prevention

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

 

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

Make a difference in your community: Spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and encourage people to live heart healthy lives.

 

How you can make a difference

We can use this month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Encourage families to make small changes, like using spices to season their food instead of salt.

  • Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of the school day. This can help students start good habits early.

  • Ask doctors and nurses to be leaders in their communities by speaking out about ways to prevent heart disease.

 

Spread the word

We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: