Featured COVID-19 Data Literacy is for Everyone Our pandemic lives are deeply entwined with data visualizations. From instructional hand-washing infographics, to calls to ‘flatten the curve,’ data visualisations are telling us how to live, and predicting our possible futures. As the cascade of open data relating to the COVID-19 virus grows, so too do the charts and graphs claiming to decipher, decode, and translate this data for everyday understanding.
Featured Managing Media Exposure During COVID-19 Many of us are taking careful precautions to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus – and yet, we don’t often consider how we are repeatedly exposing ourselves to traumatic and disturbing media content.
Featured Shaking the stigma: We need a proactive COVID-19 response for mental health and addiction Today, we spotlight the needs of persons requiring mental health and addiction services, one of the most neglected sectors in healthcare. On behalf of RNAO, our tremendous appreciation to Kim Moran (CEO, Children’s Mental Health Ontario), Adrienne Spafford (CEO, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario) and Camille Quenneville (CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario) for contributing the article that follows. RNAO calls on government to immediately heed their call!
Featured WEBINAR: Healthcare: How will COVID-19 Impact a Value-based Transformation? This webinar will provide an overview of the fundamentals and advantages of Value Based Healthcare (VBHC). We will then explore the ways that current healthcare professionals are fighting against COVID-19 through a VBHC lens and strategy.
Featured Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 mental well-being In the midst of COVID-19, it is increasingly difficult to avoid the bleak headlines and bright-red news banners. Staying informed is, after all, one way many of us try to win back a semblance of control. But while it’s natural to seek information about this unfolding public health crisis, we must also take steps to protect our mental health.