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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3




The Physicians Foundation Launches Campaign to Help Prevent Physician Suicide 
September 18, 2019 - In recognition of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, The Physicians Foundation, today announced the launch of Vital Signs, a campaign to help raise greater awareness about the physician suicide epidemic and to provide physicians the tools to attend to their own wellbeing. 
“One physician commits suicide every day, the highest suicide rate of any profession and more than twice that of the general population,” said Gary Price, M.D., president of The Physicians Foundation. “These are our mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They are human beings who deal with emotional and physical pain, and neurocognitive issues, like depression and anxiety, all of which are exacerbated by very stressful careers. We cannot continue to lose so many talented and caring professionals every year.”  

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today announced $26 million in funding for new research projects that focus on metastatic breast cancer, developing new, more-effective treatments, and addressing disparities in breast cancer outcomes. This year’s grant slate focuses on key areas that will help the organization achieve its Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026.

Hialeah Hospital hosted a Hurricane Dorian supply drive for the people of the Bahamas that were affected by the storm a few weeks ago.   Hialeah Hospital donated canned goods, baby formula, water, sunscreen and much more. “We are proud to work every day side by side with our Hialeah first responders to serve people in need.   This effort is another great example of that partnership,” said Hialeah Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Michael Bell. 

September 18, 2019 – South Florida-based Community Care Plan (CCP), the health plan with a heart, is pleased to announce that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has increased the accreditation status for CCP’s Medicaid Plan from Accredited to Commendable. CCP’s original Accredited status was awarded to CCP in December 2018 and the status increase is a result of NCQA’s annual review of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) data for 2019. 

Free Train the Brain Wellness Kits Available to All Palm Beach County Businesses 
September 17, 2019 — Palm Health Foundation is preparing to launch its third Train the Brain community health campaign in October 2019 with a goal to improve Palm Beach County residents’ brain health. The 2019 theme is “Brain Health in the Workplace,” created for employers to support employee wellness. The foundation is offering a free Train the Brain Wellness Kit that will help organizations and individuals offer meaningful brain health events and activities during the campaign. 
South Florida Babies Need Your Help by September 29
September 18, 2019 – Join the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade in giving back to babies in need through the Miami Diaper Bank's 2 million diaper challenge.  The Miami Diaper Bank needs the communities support to reach their goal of 2,000,000 diapers donated by September 29th, 2019.

September 17, 2019 Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL & OTCQX: TCNNF) ("Trulieve" or "the company"), continues to match the state registry's rapid growth pace as the doors of a new dispensary in Key West to opened on Tuesday, September 17th. As the company's 33rd physical storefront in Florida, the dispensary will directly serve patients living in the Florida Keys, continuing Trulieve's mission of expanding and ensuring patient access.

September 16, 2019 - Holy Cross Hospital, in collaboration with partners West Palm Beach Veteran Affairs Medical Center, C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, FAU Community Health Center and Community Health of South Florida, Inc., has announced a new Health Research and Services Administration Award at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. 

September 16, 2019 – Baptist Health International, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, has named Rogelio E. Ribas, M.D., corporate vice president. His responsibilities include developing and overseeing the implementation of Baptist Health International’s strategic plan, including growth initiatives, resource allocation, long-range planning and leadership development. 

National MENtion It® campaign examines barriers that stop men from seeking care 
September 16, 2019 – A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals why a lot of men avoid going to the doctor and why some men hold back on certain issues once they’re at the doctor’s office.
In an online survey among approximately 1,174 U.S. males 18 years or older, Cleveland Clinic found that 72 percent of men would rather do household chores, like cleaning the bathroom or mowing the lawn, than go to the doctor. Even for the men who take their health more seriously, some are holding back: 20 percent of men admit they have not been completely honest with their doctor before.
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