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Healthy Work Environment (HWE) Update

Challenge for the week
It’s random acts of kindness week! The HWE committee would like to challenge members of the college to participate. Just plan/do/say something nice for a colleague. Let’s spread smiles this week.

Join your colleagues for an impromptu breakfast huddle this Thursday Sept. 13
Stop by the 3rd floor lounge between 8-10 this Thursday. Drop in (quick is fine!) and enjoy some good food and short time with colleagues. We challenge another floor to sponsor something social in October (sponsored by your colleagues on the third floor).

HWE Pod challenge
Sue McFadden and Nancy Oberst crafted this fun idea called the “pod area/name challenge”

Hello all—Nancy Oberst & Sue McFadden are starting another “spoke” on our Healthy Work Environment wheel.  We would like to challenge each “Pod” or group of colleagues or area of the College to choose a focus, value, or trait that defines who or what your group wants to be and how we want to be treated.  (Our goal, BTW, is to have fun, be positive & find a way to do it without adding work…) » More …

Research flash talk invitations

As part of Research Week (October 15-19), the Office of Research has partnered with the colleges to offer four matchmaking sessions. These sessions are designed to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration by providing a platform for faculty to present their research projects in order to find collaborators that will help make these plans a reality. We are currently recruiting presenters in all disciplines and focus areas for potential matches with these topics: » More …

“The Power of Touch in Healthcare” Friday Sept 14

Enrico DeLuca, critical nurse and doctoral student from Sapienza University of Rome will present “The Power of Touch in Healthcare” Friday Sept. 14 from noon to 1 pm in SNRS 119. Attend a brown bag lecture about his experience training nurses in massage techniques and researching the effect of therapeutic touch on patients, families and nurses. AMS will be available.

A focus group on the topic will be held for direct care nurses who wish to be study participants from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
For more information please call 509-324-7443 or email
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Congrats Lois James – YWCA Woman of Achievement Honoree

The YWCA has announced the names of the nine women it will be honoring at its 36th annual Women of Achievement luncheon this fall.

The event has honored more than 230 women since it began. “We definitely want to help bring together individuals in Spokane to honor and acknowledge the amazing contribution of women in our community,” said YWCA Director of Communications Erica Schreiber. “The things they’ve done is just astounding.”

» Continue reading article in the Spokesman

Community Partnership Workshop II September 24th

This workshop will be held in Pullman.

Brief Agenda:
10:00-10:15 Opening and Welcome
10:15-12:00 Community Partnership Seed Grant Progress Reports (5 @ 15 minutes each and time for a break)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Breakout discussions of major health disparity issues

Closing the gap: Removing barriers to collaboration among communities, health professionals, and academic researchers.
From patients to policymakers, many people have recognized the problem of translating research into practice and the lack of correspondence between community needs and academic research interests. How can we improve the translation of research into action to address health disparities? What do academic researchers need to understand about community health organizations and community needs? How can health providers and health researchers work in concert to promote evidence-based healthcare in vulnerable populations? » More …

Pre-Licensure faculty – info on student assigments

Spokane Pre-Licensure Faculty,

All pre-licensure faculty in Spokane have a mail slot in the file cabinets directly across from the Undergraduate Office. Please direct students to the file cabinet when they are turning in homework assignments.