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Celebrate National Public Health Week! April 7 – 13, 2014

A message from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Celebrate National Public Health Week, April 7-13.  Missouri’s theme is “Public Health Start Here:  Better Health.  Better Missouri”.  Investing in prevention and public health can make an enormous difference.  During this week, help raise awareness of the critical role that public health and prevention play in keeping individuals and communities healthy.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has created an inspiring video about public health.  To help raise awareness about public health, we encourage you to add a link (or embed) to the video on your webpage and facebook page.  View the video at http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/.  Directions to embed the video on your webpage and facebook page can also be found on this link.  A toolkit for promoting National Public Health Week can be found at:  http://health.mo.gov/information/nphw/.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: ICD-10 CM Education for Long-Term Care – June 2014

Notice from the Missouri League for Nursing (MLN)

The ICD-10 training planned in conjunction with LeadingAge Missouri and the Missouri Health Care Association has been cancelled.  If you registered for this training, please send an email to Lori Bonnot at Lori@mlnnursing.org, and advise if you would like refund or a credit to use towards a future program.

Please send your refund request by April 15, 2014.

Hearing the Voice of Persons Living with Dementia – Conversations with Carmen

Hearing the Voice of Persons Living with Dementia

April 18, 2014: Conversations with Carmen…  A Monthly Webinar

Guest:  Megan Hannan, MS, Action Pact Consultant, Developer of PersonFirst®, author of Becoming Who They Were.  To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

MDS 3.0 Provider Updates – Training Videos

New Minimum Data Set (MDS) Sections I, G, M, and O provider training videos have been uploaded to YouTube.  To learn more and access these videos, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/NHQIMDS30TrainingMaterials.html.

Long-Term Care Administrator License Renewals

On April 1, 2014, renewal notices were distributed to licensed long-term care administrators with licenses expiring on June 30, 2014.  Licensees are encouraged to submit their renewals by May 30, 2014 to allow for sufficient processing time.  To obtain renewal forms and instructions, please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators (BNHA) at http://health.mo.gov/information/boards/bnha/.  If you have any questions, you may contact the BNHA at 573-751-3511, or send an email to bnha@health.mo.gov.