Link Round Up: June 12 – 18, 2016

Link Round Up: June 12 – 18, 2016

By William JA Pinnock

This week’s Link Round Up covers a wide range of topics, from a Boston area health organization’s work to help those in need after the horrific events last weekend in Orlando, to how Oregon is changing the way opioids are prescribed, to a first hand account of being a patient who is also involved in research, and we end with the City of Seattle awarding $2 million dollars to three local community health facilities for improvements and expansions.

Fenway Community Health, who partners with OCHIN through the ADVANCE and CHARN networks, is working with patients, staff, and community leaders to help support their local community grieve and learn after the tragic events last weekend in Orlando, FL. Read more about Fenway and their work.

The Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guideline’s Task Force, a group of 36 members composed of physicians and health care professionals, have agreed to adopt the CDC’s guidelines for opioid prescription. The task force hopes new guidelines will help curb opioid abuse and encourage more discussion between patients and their physicians. Read more about the new guidelines.

Cherie C. Binns, RN, BS, MSCN, discusses how PPRNs(Patient-Powered Research Networks) can help change the research environment and how patients can be involved in research. Read more about her experience and how PPRNs help integrate the patient experience into research.

The City of Seattle awarded $2 million dollars to three local community health facilities to make improvements and expansions. These facilities work to offer help and care to the vulnerable populations of Seattle.  Read more about the awards and how the health facilities.