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The Week Ahead
December 3, 2018

Congratulations to Advance Community Health for achieving NCQA PCMH at the Rock Quarry, Apex, Fuquay-Varina and Louisburg sites!

Important Dates
Work Groups
  • Behavioral Health Work Group
    NCCHCA Offices 

    Staff Contact: Alice Pollard
  • Dental Directors Meetings
    11 am to 2 pm
    NCCHCA offices
    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf 
  •  Diabetes Work Group
    10:30 am to 1:30 pm
    February 27
    April 10 at Clinical Conference
    July 18
    October 30
     Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
  • MAT Discussion Group
    Staff Contact: Alice Pollard
  • Pharmacy Directors Meetings
    11 am to 2 pm
    NCCHCA offices
    Wednesday, December 12  RSVP HERE
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf

  • Medical Directors Meeting
    January 4. 2019 10 am - 2 pm
    April 11, 2019 5:30 pm -7:30 pm 
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf

  • QUICHE Work group  
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    February 26
    April 10 - Clinical Conference
    July 31
    October 7
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
  • Special Populations
    October 31, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am 

    Click here to learn more
Signature Events
  • Clinical Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease
    April 11-12, 2019
    Sheraton Chapel Hill
    Watch here for more information

New on OneDrive
If you need instructions for accessing OneDrive, contact Marti
  • Uniform Data System (UDS) Training 
    Thursday, January 10, 2019, Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia-Greystone, Columbia, SC.

    Registration, agenda, and hotel information can be found at:
    *The registration deadline is Friday, December 21, 2018.
    *The special room rate ($129.00 per night) will be available until December 27th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

  • FTCA University hosted by NCCHCA!
    May 15-16, 2019
    More information coming soon
  • NC Primary Care Conference
    June 2019
    More information coming soon

  • Finance Essentials Academy
    September 10 & 11, 2019
    Crowne Plaza Executive Park, Charlotte, NC
    More information coming soon

  • East Coast Migrant Stream Forum 
    October 2019
    More information coming soon
NCCHCA Trainings
  • Coding for Excellence and Clinical Complexity – Essential Coding.
    December 11
    Paid registration open here.
  • NCCHCA Medicaid Managed Care Monthly Topical Training
    Date: Thursday, December 20th from 2:00-3:30PM
    Register here.
    Topic: November 2018CMHN/NCCHCA Support for AMH Tier 3

Other Events
  • Advancing Oral Health and Primary Care Integration to Support People Living with HIV on December 19, 2018 at 2:30pm ET. Register for the webinar here.
  • Million Hearts® 2022 Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Forum
    Tuesday, December 11 
    2:00-3:00 p.m. ETTo register, email your name, organization, and email address. You will receive an invitation and be added to the roster.
  • Joint Commission: Strategies to Keep Health Center Employees Engaged
    Thursday, December 13
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
    To register, click here.

New to Community Health Centers? Learn about them here. 

New on OneDrive

Advancing Oral and Primary Health Care Integration to Support Diabetes Prevention and Management  recorded webinar  here
Chicken Pox in Buncombe County- update
Clinical Guidelines
HIPAA Webinars with ECRI
Million Hearts
PCMH Renewal
Physical Activity Guidelines- New

Million Hearts® 2022 Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Forum 
Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), also known as home BP monitoring, plus clinical support helps people with hypertension control their blood pressure. The Million Hearts® SMBP Forum will gather SMBP implementers, facilitators, and others quarterly to exchange knowledge, identify obstacles, and surface solutions in order to advance the practice of SMBP nationwide. NACHC, a HRSA-funded NCA, welcomes active participants from diverse sectors, including clinical care teams, health departments, community-based clinical support providers, employers, payers, and others. The purpose of this quarterly online meeting is to exchange best and promising practices, identify obstacles, and share resources in order to accelerate SMBP uptake.

Tuesday, December 11 
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

To register, send your name, organization, and email address to You will receive an invitation and be added to the roster.

Updating Your Accreditation and Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Information 
Need to update your health center’s accreditation or Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition information? Submit updates from your EHBs Grant Folder by clicking the “HRSA Accreditation/PCMH Initiative” link and choosing either the “Request Accreditation Update” or “Request PCMH Recognition Update” button. We will review your updates and send an email confirmation once we have reviewed your request. Contact HRSA’s Accreditation and PCMH Initiative with questions.

Clinical Guidelines
ECRI Institute's new public website, ECRI Guidelines Trust™, fills the void left by the de-funded National Guideline Clearinghouse™ to give healthcare professionals access to trustworthy guideline resources.

Create your account now to browse new Guideline Briefs of expertly vetted guidelines. Each Brief includes ECRI’s new TRUST Scorecard, which evaluates how a guideline stacks up against the Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthiness.
HIPAA Webinars with ECRI

Register for the time you prefer:

This newsletter is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number 5 U58CS06835-13-00, State and Regional Primary Care Association Cooperative Agreement for $1,415,574.00 with 0% financed with non-federal sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

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