Before and After Disaster: Managing Your Medication

After a disaster, people who use medication to manage chronic conditions and stay healthy may be at risk. This includes people on medication for serious mental illnesses or in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, as well as people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health conditions. The following resources may help people […]

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National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month Is Here!

Calling all coalitions!  We need your help to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse.  October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM).  CADCA is providing a wealth of turnkey tools to help coalitions raise awareness on these issues within their communities. Learn More Spread the Message Social media […]

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October is Know Your Rights Month

Consumer Voice has designated October as Know Your Rights Month. Please join PCOA & the BeMedSmart Coalition in honoring residents living in long-term care facilities by celebrating and promoting awareness of dignity, respect and rights of each resident. Visit http://theconsumervoice.org/issues/recipients/nursing-home-residents/residents-rights for more information. Residents’ Rights Residents’ Rights Overview Residents’ Rights are guaranteed by the federal 1987 […]

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Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) and the BeMedSmart program join the world in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day!

The United Nations (UN) has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15©iStockphoto.com/Melpomenem The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders. It also seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing population, […]

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