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Heart Disease and Depression – the connection Did you realize that “. . . everyone with depression is at increased risk for heart disease and everyone with heart disease is at increased risk for depression?”

In Athena Forum’s course on Women’s Health, Chapter 2 discusses the link between depression and heart disease. This Chapter asks the important questions: are people diagnosed with heart disease screened for depression and are people with depression screened for heart disease.
Athena Forum: Women’s Health, Module B) www.athenaforum.com

Developing the Plan Issues to consider when developing a care plan for patients with Depression, or at-risk for Depression (e.g. chronic conditions) include looking at return to work issues and disability. Please visit Chapter 5 of the Behavioral Health course for items that may be helpful in the assessment and planning phase of case management.
Athena Forum: Behavioral Health, Module A, Chapter 5)
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
AHRQ is looking for your input: Now is the time to speak up about what can: improve adherence; manage resource utilization; improve satisfaction; improve patient self-care; improve outcomes…Case Management. The Effective Health Care Program (EHCP) is seeking public comments to what is called a ‘Key Question’: Comparative Effectiveness of Case Management for Adults with Medical Illness and Complex Care Needs. The research is asking for comments about the affect of case management on patient outcomes, resource utilization and process management. As Case Managers your comments can and will have a significant impact on how subsequent research and funding impacts our practice.
In 2009 EHCP was awarded additional funding for comparative effectiveness research. Please take a few minutes to participate. Click here.
In the Headlines . . .

You take care of your patients and your staff, now it's time to take care of yourself. This week is National Women's Health and Fitness Day. On September 29th sites around the country will be hosting events to promote activities that support wellness, health and fitness. Even if you are not participating in a special event, make that day the day to take that walk at lunchtime, or chose the yogurt/fruit parfait instead of the donut, or stop at the gym. Take care of yourself….stay fit…and have some fun.

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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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