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Challenges with Healthcare in Our Rural Communities

A Crisis Unfolding

Twenty percent of Americans live in rural communities. I am one person in that twenty percent. Since the pandemic began in 2020, the number of people moving out of urban areas has increased substantially, and our little town of 10,000 has grown. However, our healthcare systems have not. We still only have one hospital within an hour's drive and we still struggle to find local primary care pr...

Celebrating Juneteenth

Why We'll Be Offline Today

Bellese believes recognizing Juneteenth in the workplace can strengthen a company’s commitments to its mission, vision, and values to promote a diverse and inclusive workplace and to foster social and racial justice. The first initiative Bellese made was to make the announcement in 2020 that they will make Juneteenth an annual corporate holiday. The decision to observe Juneteenth in the work...

Aligning human-centered design and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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TL;DROn the surface Human-Centered Design (HCD) and SAFe might seem like they would work well together out of the box. In our experience, this can be a much bigger challenge than you might expect. The ebb and flow of HCD depends on the stage of the design process, which doesn’t always align with the rigid schedule that SAFe requires in the PI structure.We hav...

Why I’m Pursuing a Master’s of Public Health

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One of my public health classes featured a group project using human-centered design. When we received the instructions, my fellow students responded with a collective “huh?” The group members have diverse backgrounds: Anne (these names are all changed) is the chief of a busy ambulance unit, with 40-year veteran first responders reporting to her. Joseph is an EMT hoping to go to medical scho...

Thank You to our Veterans!

Today we celebrate all of the brave service individuals who fought for our country. Veterans, we thank you for your service.With today being Veteran’s Day and yesterday being the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, we especially want to thank our own Jason Cochran (Bellese Information Technology Manager) for his six years of service in the USMC.Cochran said of his...