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Every year on June 27th, National HIV Testing Day is observed.  Healthcare providers, communities and individuals are invited to be a part of this day to help promote HIV testing and early diagnosis.  HIV testing is important to keeping yourself and others safe.  The Centers...

Whether you are a supervisor, teacher, employee, student or friend, checking in with others during difficult times is vital. We all handle stress and pressures differently and it is important to recognize that about our peers.  Without asking how another person is doing, we cannot assume...

We live in a digital world.  You can access the internet practically anywhere and so many resources are available at the push of a button.  We can shop online, access our medical records, look for information about our interests or places we want to eat,...

You may have heard of certain phrases about consistency such as “Consistent actions lead to consistent results” or “consistency is the key to success”. Consistency is defined as an agreement or adherence to the same form or parts.  It can also mean that something is...

According to Health.gov, 9 out of 10 adults do not have the health literacy to manage their health and prevent disease.  As mentioned previously, health literacy is how patients gather, process and understand health information and then use those to be able to make informed...

In any type of healthcare service, it is important to get to know your audience.  Understanding your audience is necessary for the success of your service.  Without knowing the specifics of your audience, you cannot make healthcare individualized or specific.  Some questions to ask yourself...

Cultural competency, or how we understand and view other people can greatly impact our work in the healthcare field.  One of the greatest assets we can obtain is knowing our patients and where they come from.  This can ultimately help us to provide the best...

Many of us have gone through cultural competency training either at work or in a class.  Many more of us have encountered situations that have increased our knowledge of cultural competency in our everyday lives.  This could have been an encounter with a person or...

HIPAA was designed to protect the patient and the privacy of their health information.  However, HIPAA affects not only the patient but healthcare providers who are interacting with patients.  It is important if you are in the healthcare field or considering a career in the...

As we explored in the previous blog, The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, also known as the NAHUC plays a large role in the health unit coordinator profession.  In addition to certification and recertifications, the NAHUC assists to provide education, support and networking for...

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