Successes

Be Opioid Aware

Patient Engagement • Website Development • Outdoor Advertising • Social Media Advertising • Technical Assistance

In Clinton County, Ind. the average rate of non-fatal emergency department visits due to opioid overdoses is two times higher than the state rate at 78.93 per 100,000. The county was ranked 3rd in the state with significantly higher non-fatal emergency department visits due to overdose. The Medicare population has among the highest and fastest-growing rates of diagnosed opioid use disorder, currently at more than six of every 1,000 patients.

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PopsickleCell PhotoVoice Provider Roadshow

PhotoVoice Booklet and Banners • Media Relations

Given the heightened awareness of pain management and the opioid epidemic, Qsource needed to create awareness that treatment of a sickle cell disease (SCD) pain crisis is a time-sensitive condition. Also, busy Emergency Department (ED) healthcare providers needed encouragement to use the current National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines and have systematic processes in place to treat SCD most effectively.

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Bells for Remembrance

Educational Material (Fact Sheets/Posters/Brochures) • Canned messaging for bulletins • Press Releases • Symbolic items (fans/bells)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicad (CMS) emphasized the need for women to understand the need to have a yearly breast exam.

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Cultural Competency Certification Training

Focus Group • E-Blast • Postcards • Advertisements • Web Resources • Feature Stories

We were asked to promote a national cultural competency certification initiative for healthcare providers to complete a series of online modules and receive Continuing Medical Education credits free-of-charge.

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