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Mitigate negative heath outcomes due to COVID-19

Provider news | Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This public health crisis has caused great stress for patients and an increased risk for exacerbations of recurrent conditions relating to heart attacks and strokes, hypertension, COPD, asthma, insufficient perinatal care, and behavioral health conditions. As providers, you play an essential role in addressing and, where possible, mitigating the negative health outcomes with disaster-responsive and trauma-informed care.
Learn the signs of stress-related morbidity, conduct assessments, create responsive treatment plans, and supplement your usual care with measures aimed at regulating the stress response system, such as establishing:

Supportive relationships
Age-appropriate, healthy nutrition
Sufficient, high-quality sleep
Mindfulness and meditation
Adequate physical activity
Mental health care

Learn more about trauma-informed care at the Ace Aware and SAMHSA websites.

Read more news in the May issue of Provider e-News