Your Vaccine Recommendation Protects Patient Health

By |2018-08-03T18:39:20-04:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

Patients trust you to give them the best counsel on how to protect their health. You know that immunization is an important preventive measure—but it’s unlikely that getting vaccinated is on the radar for your adult patients. Your strong recommendation is critical in ensuring that they get the vaccines they need to help them stay healthy. [...]

Vaccine Myths Busted

By |2018-08-03T18:38:06-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations are extremely important. They prevent disease ,reduce hospitalization, on top of many other things . More recently, people are concerned about the safety of immunizations, while others might even question why we still immunize if some of these diseases have been eradicated. With all the media, it can be [...]

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We Need Nurses to Protect Children with Immunization

By |2018-08-03T17:38:56-04:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

Parents consider healthcare professionals one of the most trusted sources for answering questions and addressing concerns about their child’s health. A recent survey on parents’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors regarding vaccines for young children – including vaccine safety and trust – found 8 out of 10 parents consider pediatric health care professionals to be one of [...]

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Conference Survival Tips

By |2018-06-13T18:34:13-04:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

Are you going to a multiple-day conference soon? Rebecca Thomas recently attended the Florida Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Summit. Here are her conference survival tips, especially useful if you’re an exhibitor at one of our events: A couple months ago, I attended the Florida Rural Health Association Summit at the Rosen Plaza in beautiful Orlando, [...]

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Why Does My Son Need the HPV Vaccine?

By |2018-04-23T12:37:45-04:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

I often get the question, “Why does my son need the HPV vaccine? He doesn’t have a cervix.” I smile and respond, “Well he can spread the virus to his future partner, and he can also get HPV-related anal, penile and throat cancers.” Many times, this statement opens the parent and/or teen up to hearing more. [...]

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Knock Out HPV!

By |2018-04-03T15:43:27-04:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education|

So, I am a 47 year old woman and I have had an STD! BAM!! POW!! Saying that out loud makes me feel like I’m a villain in the old Batman show. Then I remember that an estimated 80% of the adult population in this country at any given time have had HPV, and I am [...]

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FRHA 2018: Larry Mullins is Leading in Uncertain Times

By |2018-03-12T13:45:27-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Conferences|

Florida Rural Health Association’s Annual Educational Summit is fast approaching! The annual summit, now in its 24th year, has always been dedicated to raising awareness of the topics and issues faced by rural health professionals. This year’s focus is Healthcare, Politics, and Funding in Uncertain Times. One of the most important skills that rural health professionals [...]

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Cervical Health Month 2018

By |2018-01-09T18:55:28-05:00January 9th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Education, Tobacco Cessation|

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the most prevalent HPV-associated cancer among women in the United States. HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, Cervical cancer is preventable. The best way to prevent cervical cancer is with an HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls 11-12 years old. This is when [...]

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National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections

By |2017-12-13T19:48:23-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Education, Health Insurance Navigation, Tobacco Cessation, Workplace Wellbeing|

National Health Education Week: Healthy Connections This week is the 23rd annual National Health Education Week. The theme for 2017 is Scaling New Heights: Health Educators Know What’s Up with today’s focus being Healthy Connections, our specialty! Here at Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, one of our goals is to create healthy connections in the [...]

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Understanding Gender and Sexual Identities: A Healthcare Perspective

By |2018-06-20T18:22:17-04:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Education|

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center hosts annual events that highlight topics important to our organization. This first annual education summit on LGBT healthcare experiences aimed to provide information to healthcare providers so that they could create a climate of inclusivity in their offices. On Friday, March 18th, 2016, Suwannee River AHEC hosted its inaugural LGBQ&T [...]

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