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August Health Hero of the Month Recipients

Congratulations to our Health Hero of August! Rachael Rivera Why She Was Chosen This month we are excited to feature Mrs. Rachael Rivera for her outstanding work with students who have used asthma medication in school-based clinics in the district.  Mrs. Rivera is an Army veteran and Family Nurse Practitioner who enjoys working part time for Northwest ISD. She helped both...

Asthma 411 Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to our awesome Asthma411 art contest winners! This year’s theme was Healthy Earth, Health Lungs. Title: BloomAuthor: Mya MendezInspiration: My inspiration was how the pollen in flowers causes allergies and how that can affect a person with asthma, but modern medicine allows those people to still be able to enjoy the beauty of nature. Title: Give Out Good, Breathe...

July Health Hero of the Month Recipients

Congratulations to our Health Heroes of July! Fort Worth ISD Health Assistants Front Row from left to right: Charlene Wheat and Armandina Lopez Middle row from left to right: Dillian Gaines, Eliza Villanueva, Gloria Mulkey, Alberta Barnett, Cynthia Rey, Jeffrey Shadowen, Jovonne Miles, Susana Kupchunos Back Row: Delinda Gull Not pictured: Esmerald Escobedo, Ashley Street, Ashley Stewart, Brenda Huey-You, Sin...

National Men’s Health Week

National Men's Health Week is the week in June leading up to Father's Day. This week is all about bringing awareness to preventable health issues for men and boys. Download SaferCare Texas's Director John Sims speak to his experience with men's health. When men ignore symptoms and suppress emotions, they risk early death or poor quality of life. Heart disease...

The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005: An Introduction

Author Spotlight: Tracy Chamblee Phd, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPPS, CPHQ, FCNSPatient Safety & Quality ExecutiveIn the U.S., healthcare is a highly regulated industry. From the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), numerous laws, rules, regulations, etc., that are designed to protect public wellbeing.Another key law to understand is the Patient Safety...