• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Dementia Management Update"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For September/October 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

More Americans Have Health Insurance and Receive Safer Care, But Gains Remain Uneven Among Minorities

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) 2016 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report shows quality of health care continues to improve gradually each year but gains remain uneven among minorities.

Some of the biggest improvements are in measures of “person-centered care,” such as communication between doctors and their patients, and the safety of medical care, such as fewer complications among hospital patients who were taking anticoagulants other than warfarin.

The report also indicates fewer people were uninsured, as 11% of people under age 65 were uninsured in 2016 compared with 18% in 2010.

However, most disparities in healthcare quality continued to persist, with no significant improvements for any racial or ethnic groups, especially people in poor, low-income and uninsured households, as well as Blacks and Hispanics.

As a companion to the report, AHRQ’s Chartbook on Patient Safety provides new data on dozens of safety measures, such as the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections decreasing by more than 40% between 2009 and 2014.

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