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Ask About Aspirin Initiative Gains Momentum

A new public health initiative aimed at reducing first-time heart attacks and strokes was officially launched in Minnesota on Thursday, June 2, 2016. ICSI is part of the Ask About Aspirin campaign, created by the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the School of Public Health, the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and the MN Department of Health. A number of ICSI members are already participating in the initiative. Learn more about the recent launch. Contact Karen Miller for information about partnership opportunities.

SHARE EBM Decision Aid Study Summary

ICSI and the Mayo Clinic partnered in an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant to help incorporate evidence-based medicine with patient preferences at the time of medication decisions. In this SHARE EBM study, we investigated processes that enhance use of decision aids and shared decision-making at point of care, including decision aids for osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, depression and lipid medications. A learning summary is now available. Learn more about ICSI's work in shared decision-making.

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Webinar: Learning from New York's
Care Transitions Network

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 12:15 - 1 p.m. CT

The Care Transitions Network for People with Serious Mental Illness is a four-year project in New York State that aims to reduce all-case rehospitalization rates following a psychiatric admission by 50 percent. Join this Mental Health Community Partners Network webinar to learn about the project and its work with both inpatient and outpatient practices, lessons learned in workflow and partnership development, and early data returns. Free and open to members and nonmembers. Learn more and register by Thursday, July 7.

Networking in the North Woods: Mental Health Community Partners Event

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. CT, Bemidji, MN

Join us in the beautiful north woods for the fourth networking event as part of the Mental Health Community Partners Network. You'll learn about innovative hospital-community partnerships and meet colleagues who are also passionate about improving care transitions for people with mental illness. Free and open to members and non-members. Learn more and register by Tuesday, August 2.


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