Soliant Health has released its 2023 Best States for Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states on various factors that impact mental health and mental healthcare access.
The report was commissioned to better understand the disparities in mental health support in communities and schools nationwide, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. This comprehensive report aims to elevate the conversations about mental health and the crucial need for increased access to mental wellness services across the country.
As children nationwide return for a new school year this August and September, Soliant has released the 2023 School Injury Report to educate parents on the most common dangers in schools for students. The report analyzes the most common causes and types of school-related injuries, including advice from medical professionals on how parents should talk to their children about school safety.
Our 11th annual list of the Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. was the most regionally diverse ever. Aside from multiple entries from two states, the rest of our rankings (more than 75% of them) were each from a different state.
Soliant Health interviewed nurses Steven Long and Joey Ellerbee to learn more about their careers, including powerful stories, advice for those looking to enter the field, how communities can help their local nurses, and insight into the most rewarding and challenging aspects of the jobs.
Today, over three million registered nurses play a crucial role in providing quality healthcare to countless individuals in communities across the nation. The patience, selflessness, and unwavering quality of care that nurses provide—even throughout a global pandemic and a national staffing shortage—deserves significant appreciation. Be sure to thank your local nurses for all they do to ensure quality care for their communities.
As the most trusted professionals in America, nurses are in extremely high demand, and data shows that this demand will persist for years to come.
According to an April 2022 nursing workforce analysis published in Health Affairs, the total supply of RNs decreased by more than 100,000 from 2020 to 2021, the largest drop ever observed in the last four decades. Most of these nurses who left the workforce were employed in hospitals, meaning now, hospitals in smaller U.S. cities are fighting to fill nursing positions so that they can offer patients the quality care they need.
The high demand for nurses, combined with the latest trends in employment—more flexibility and control over when and where employees want to work—makes travel nursing an ideal career for many in the healthcare industry.
From inspirational stories to award-winning designs, join Soliant as we celebrate these ten best inclusive school playgrounds in the United States.
Soliant reviewed outstanding school playgrounds across the country based on several factors, including the utilization of inclusive playground design core principles, quantity, and quality of play features offered, and any unique inspirations or stories behind the development, funding, or name of the playground. These selected playgrounds go beyond minimum accessibility to offer play experiences for a wide variety of needs—for example, by offering braille features for students who are visually impaired and sensory-rich structures for students with developmental disabilities.
While all schools that strive toward increasing inclusivity and equal play are winners in our eyes, here are our picks for the ten best all-inclusive school playgrounds in the United States.