New COVID education and training project is looking for nursing homes to sign up

The new “Project Echo National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network” is looking for nursing homes to sign up to participate in its training program.         The program was launched by the AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.)

The agency says that “We are actively recruiting nursing homes and training centers around the country to join this interactive community of practice to collaboratively advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control.”                                                                                                                           Any nursing home in the US can participate, AHRQ says, adding that the goals of the program are to “rapidly assist nursing homes in consistently implementing evidence-based best practices to protect residents and staff.”                                                                                                                                                                                        You can learn more about the program here: https://hsc.unm.edu/echo/institute-programs/nursing-home/pages/

Applications Are Open for 2021 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving awards

It’s sponsored by the Family Caregivers Alliance, and winners in each of three categories get $20,000 in prize money. Deadline is Oct. 30. For more information:

https://www.caregiver.org/alz-caregiving-awards