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How to Implement Age-Friendly Care

No matter how old your patient is, practicing age-friendly care is important to help people meet their health goals. Geriatrician Tim Farrell guides us through age-friendly care and shares how everyone can start implementing age-friendly care practices.

University of Utah Health Department of Nursing Strategic Priorities

Chief Nursing Officer Tracey Nixon walks us through the Department of Nursing Strategic Priorities to explain what it is, how it works, and why it matters to you.

Building Health Literacy: What is Health Insurance?

After hearing feedback from community groups, University of Utah Health Plans Community Outreach team are taking an active role in educating underserved communities about health insurance through short videos, available in 11 languages.

Using Emotion Coaching to Build a Peer Support Culture

Emotion coaching is a skill that can help validate a person’s experience—but it takes practice. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to use this important skill with patients, co-workers, family members and friends.

Building a Nursing Community of Practice

Strategic communications administrator Bridgette Maitre outlines a new way to connect, learn, and build community within the Department of Nursing.

What I’m reading: Atomic Habits

Whether your goals are health, financial, or work-related, the Resiliency Center’s Betsy Holm shares how Atomic Habits can help you develop a system in your life to accomplish what it is you want to achieve.

How to Make the Shift from Doing to Leading

Our work has high stakes, and it’s natural we feel a deep sense of responsibility. Ally Tanner teaches us that trust helps lighten the load.

Addressing Discrimination With Your Team

After receiving feedback from an employee survey, Community Clinics Environmental Services Director Jess Rivera pulled her team together to address workplace discrimination. She shares insights from her journey to break down barriers and create a safe, inclusive work environment for all.

Add a Little Play to Your Day

Feeling stressed? Maybe you should decompress. Recreational therapist Holly Badger and training specialist MaryAnn Young outline three expert ways to add a little more play to your day.

The Surprising Outcomes of Patient Self-Scheduling

With careful communication and teamwork, technical supervisor Lindsey Garcia, family medicine physicians Susan Pohl and Bernadette Kirarly, and associate director of strategic projects Erin McCormack share how Madsen Family Practice made it easier for patients to schedule virtual appointments and access the primary care they need.

What Improvement Taught Me About Gardening

Every summer, senior value engineer Cindy Spangler stocks our offices with an abundance of tomatoes, zucchini, and squash. We asked her to share how improvement thinking influences her gardening. Turns out, there are parallels–learn from others, stick to your scope, and learn from the mistakes.

High Reliability Camping

Every summer, Utahns head to the mountains for camping, biking, rafting and other activities. And every summer, many a family is left without a stove, or a helmet, or a…because it was left at home. Thrill-seeker and value engineer Cindy Spangler wants to prevent your next packing mishap with a customized camping checklist.