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GI Disorders The Quick Tip List for Ulcerative Colitis:

Two major goals of treatment for patients with Ulcerative Colitis are to:

  • Achieve remission

  • Maintain remission

  • For an accessible Tip List to have for quick review, please visit Athena Forum’s GI course, Module A and the Chapter devoted the Case Manager’s Role (p.36)

    Athena Forum: GI Disorders, Module A – Chapter 7, page 36 www.athenaforum.com

    CV Risk: Reduce risk by walking weekly “We’re walking….?”:

    A quote from a movie, but in reality 70% of adults in the US are not walking OR achieving the goal of recommended activity. The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

    The impact of exercise in chronic illness is addressed in several Athena Forum courses. In the CV Risk: Stroke and MI course, please review Chapter 4 that addresses healthy lifestyles.

    Athena Forum: CV Risk, Module A – Chapter 4
    Excellence in Case Mgmnt
    HHS.gov: Grants for healthcare professionals

    Government announces dollars to be invested in us – healthcare professionals

    On August 5, 2010 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $159.1 Million in grants as part of the Affordable Health Care Act investment, is available for the development of healthcare workers.

    The three major target areas are: nursing; interdisciplinary geriatric care; and centers for excellence for underrepresented minorities in healthcare. Nursing grants are available for both advanced practice training and education, along with development of nursing faculties. Geriatric education programs that may be eligible for grant monies are targeted for physicians, mental health workers along with several other disciplines.

    Secretary Sebelius stated “We cannot build a healthier America if our country continues to face a growing health professions shortage…”.
    In the Headlines . . .

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    JSPH & Athena Forum – Partners in Chronic Care

    The Jefferson School of Population
    Health (JSPH) will host an Online
    Open House Tuesday, Sep. 28
    from noon to 1 pm EDT.

    See the article in this Monday Memo
    for more information.

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    JSPH & Athena Forum – Partners in Chronic Care

    Jefferson School of Population Health
    hosts Online Open House Master’s
    Degree in Chronic Care Management

    September 28 from Noon to 1 pm EDT.
    This virtual Open House — available to anyone with access to a computer and a high-speed internet connection — will present information on JSPH’s online Masters and Certificate programs in Health Policy; Healthcare Quality and Safety, and Chronic Care Management.

    Join faculty and other members of the School of Population Health to learn more about our online degree programs.

    JSPH’s online degree and certificate programs offer flexibility, convenience, and the same high quality as our on-site programs.

    Online courses provide the flexibility to work around your busy schedule and at your own pace — participating from anywhere that offers access to the internet.

    Registration is required. RSVP.

    Jefferson School contact: April Smith at
    215-503-5305 or april.smith@jefferson.edu

    The look of confidence
      CM Excellence® Series: 
      » Principles of Case
      » Patient Advocacy
      » Utilization Management
      » Discharge Planning
      » Hospital Revenue Cycle

      Clinical Series: 
      » Asthma
      » Behavioral Health
      » Colorectal Cancer
      » COPD
      » CV Risk: Stroke & MI
      » Diabetes
      » EOL & Palliative
      » GI Disorders
      » Heart Failure
      » Multiple Sclerosis
      » Obesity Management
      » Pain Management
      » Rheumatoid Arthritis
      » Women’s Health



    Cathy Wright Cathy Wright, BSN, RN
    Clinical Editor
    Athena Forum


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