Women are the leading lady of their own medical drama. Each day they decide what they are going to eat, whether they will exercise, and to what extent they will consume their prescribed medications. No matter what health care professionals do or say, at the end of the day, every woman is a self-manager. You may not win an Oscar but gaining the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take an active role in your own health care may put you on the red carpet to better health outcomes. #WHCBismarck
Sally May, a registered nurse, is a Quality Improvement Specialist with North Dakota Health Care Review, Inc. in Minot. She is a graduate of the Trinity School of Nursing, Minot and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University. She has extensive experience providing care for the elderly across the healthcare continuum. Sally is currently the project lead for the Integrating Care for Populations and Communities, i.e., Care Transitions project. As a trained community organizer, she has facilitated community coalition development, data collection and analysis, evidence-based intervention selection, and measurement strategy creation. She provides presentations on various aspects of care transitions to healthcare professionals and consumers in the state.