May 23, 2017

“Kicking the Can” at the National Soda Summit

How can Americans "kick the can" and limit our consumption of sugary beverages? This was the main issue explored at the first National Soda Summit hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) on June 7 and 8, in Washington, DC. Nearly 250 people, including educators, activists, foundation executives, and public health advocates, such as ACU Executive Director Kathie Westpheling and I, attended this conference to explore the scope of issues involved with sugar-sweetened … [Read more...]

New Diabetes Patient Ed Resources

New and available free: patient education about the Fasting Blood Sugar Test. Patient handouts and videos are available in English, French, Russian and Spanish from Healthy Roads Media. These materials are adapted from the high-quality and extensive multilingual health education resources of Health Information Translations. Check out both websites for the tools you need. … [Read more...]

ACU Funds Member to Study Quality Improvement

ACU member Deborah Nuber, director of operations at Zufall Health Center in Dover, NJ, was the recipient of an ACU-Kaiser Permanente Scholarship to attend the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care annual meeting in Orlando, FL in December. Ms. Nuber said the conference offered up both motivation and inspiration. "Of particular benefit to me," she said, "was the safety net panel discussion which provided real time specific actions that could be implemented almost immediately to … [Read more...]

IPad 2 Winner Announced

Erin Sullivan, DNP, an ACU member from Athens, Georgia, was the lucky winner of the iPad2 gift card drawing held in conjunction with our membership renewal campaign. A computer program selected her name at random from the more than 200 members who joined or renewed their membership by December 31st. Congratulations, Erin! Dr. Sullivan is a family nurse practitioner at the Athens Nurses Clinic, which provides free health and dental care to no/low income, uninsured individuals in Athens-Clarke … [Read more...]