CHICOPEE, Mass. -- To prepare professionals in a variety of fields to manage culturally complex healthcare issues, the College of Our Lady of the Elms has established a new certificate in global health program to launch in September 2019.
Using global health as a critical lens, students in this certificate program will study how the global burden of disease affects populations locally, nationally, and abroad.Led by expert faculty in biology, nursing, psychology, and social work, the certificate program emphasizes diverse frameworks for identifying, understanding, and developing interventions for global health issues. Students will focus on developing an adaptable, interdisciplinary skill set that can be applied to multiple contexts, including clinical nursing, healthcare administration, social work, community activism, education, and mental health.
Coursework will challenge students to engage with global health case studies, using epidemiological analysis, biostatistics, social determinants of health, and healthcare management strategies to deepen your expertise and knowledge of the health continuum.
Establishing a strong foundation in the principles of global health can pave the way for many career paths, including community health program coordinator, health researcher, nurse educator specializing in population health or public health, manager of health promotion and disease prevention programs, or manager of international healthcare planning and delivery programs.
The certificate in global health is 12 academic credits, made up of four courses from four majors at Elms: social work, biomedical studies, psychology, and nursing healthcare management. A final capstone project gives students the opportunity to synthesize the coursework and reflect on how they will apply global health principles to their careers.
With the asynchronous online format, the certificate program can be completed in as little as four 11-week semesters, taking place over one academic year. The online course structure also gives students the option to complete the program at their own pace. The program can be started in either the fall or spring semester.
Interested students and prospective students are encouraged to contact Cynthia Dakin, Ph.D., RN, director of MSN programs at Elms, at 413-265-2455 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Elms College
Elms College is a coeducational Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.
Ohana School of Performing Arts Offers All-inclusive Dance Weeks for All Ages and Abilities
Settled in its new location at 41 Sheridan Street in Chicopee, Ohana is currently enrolling for all-inclusive dance weeks. Full-day, half-day and daily participation is available to meet any family's summer schedule. Sibling and multi-week discounts are also offered. Weekly sessions are planned around popular themes that are bound to get your kiddos excited: LOL Surprise Fashion and Dance, Broadway Bound, Celebrate. Create. DANCE! and Spirit of Aloha. Evening classes and a week long intensive are also available.
Ohana's mission is to spread peace and positivity through performance, and so children of any age or ability are welcome to join. For more information about summer dance weeks, click through to https://www.ohanaperformingarts.com/summer. More information about summer session classes can be found here: https://www.ohanaperformingarts.com/summerclasses
As a child, I was always sensitive to spirit and energy. My mother was very spiritual and never dismissed my experiences. In fact, she was able to explain so much to me at a very young age, and as I grew older, my connection to the spirit world subsided as I was going through life's lessons. It wasn't until a few years ago, when I lost my fiancé , that I was nudged back to my spiritual journey, and onto finding answers. I was hurting so badly and I didn’t know where to turn. My heart was shattered.
One evening, as I was in deep grief, I was on my computer googling the word "Grief" and came across a book that was written by an author and channeled from a spirit guide. That then led me to reading the material. I found myself absorbing all of the information and yearning for more. It opened up so much for me, and soon all the synchronicities starting happening.
I knew I was being guided and led by spirit.
It wasn’t long before I dived into the metaphysical, became a Usui Reiki practitioner, enrolled in psychic/mediumship courses to master my craft. Its been an amazing journey thus far. Being a mom of two daughters, and owning my own company as well, I’ve been able to share some of my experiences to help inspire, encourage, and motivate others that spirit has sent to me. I am entirely grateful to spirit as I have been led to serve a higher purpose.
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Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has received five prestigious national and state awards for excellence and quality of stroke care in Massachusetts, including the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus & Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Quality Achievement Award. The other four awards were presented by the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Angela Smith, R.N., HMC’s Manager of Stroke Service, stated “at Holyoke Medical Center we have an amazing team focused on providing the very best care to all of our patients, and with stroke patients that means providing the best care with speed and efficiency to protect from brain loss. We are honored to be recognized again for our hard work and dedication to our patients.”
Recognition for HMC’s stroke program included:
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s:
Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
“Holyoke Medical Center is committed to following evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes, such as those implemented by the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke initiative,” said Spiros Hatiras, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems. “We commend our team for continuing to efficiently utilize the tools and resources provided to help us track and measure our success for the benefit of every patient.”
“We are pleased to recognize Holyoke Medical Center for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the United States, and a leading cause of adult disability. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Immediate assessment and treatment are critical to help improve outcomes.