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Impact South Dakota elections: Support your SDAHO PAC

The SDAHO Political Action Committee (PAC) campaign has started its 2017 campaign with a bang. In the first week, two facilities have met their goals. Campaign contributions are distributed to those individuals running for office identified as recognizing the importance of health care in South Dakota and in Washington D.C.

Celebrate national health care weeks

Each year in May, the nation celebrates National Hospital Week (May 8-12), National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20). This is a time when we pause to recognize the organizations and individuals who care for us when we are in our most fragile condition.
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Happy National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896.
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May health care observances

May is filled with many other health care celebrations in addition to this week's National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week. Also on the bill are Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month and next week's National Nursing Home Week (May 14-20).
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AHA Annual Meeting and congressional visits

A delegation of our members traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to attend the American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Meeting and to meet with members of the South Dakota congressional delegation.
Mental Health Awareness Day

Today is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, May 4, is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The commemoration focuses on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth and young adults with mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2017 national theme is “Partnering for Help and Hope.”
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Alex Ourth interns at SDAHO

Alex Ourth will join SDAHO as a summer intern as part of the RISE-UP program through the University of South Dakota (USD). Alex is studying chemical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a minor in public policy.
Donate Life Month

Donate Life Blue & Green Day highlights organ, eye and tissue donation

Today is Donate Life America’s annual Donate Life Blue & Green Day, a chance for all to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation by wearing blue and green.
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Wear blue and green Friday to support organ, eye and tissue donation

Members are urged to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation by wearing blue and green on Friday for Donate Life America’s annual Donate Life Blue & Green Day.

Foundation seeks nominees for Future of Population Health Award

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) is seeking nominees for its 2017 Future of Population Health Award. The award recognizes exemplary practice by hospitals and health systems that are collaborating with public health departments and other community partners on health improvement strategies and implementation efforts.