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The Week Ahead

February 11, 2019
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, April 5, 2019 NEW 

    Friday, July 19, 2019
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf 
  •  Diabetes Work Group
    10:30 am to 1:30 pm
    February 27, 2019
    April 10, 2019 at Clinical Conference
    July 18, 2019
    October 30, 2019 
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
  • MAT Discussion Group
    Staff Contact: Alice Pollard
  • Pharmacy Directors Meetings
    11 am to 2 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    May 8, 2019
    August 14, 2019
    November 6, 2019
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf
  • Medical Directors Meeting
    April 11, 2019 5:30 pm -7:30 pm 

    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf
  • QUICHE Work group  
    2019 dates
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    February 26, 2019
    April 10, 2019 - Clinical Conference
    July 31, 2019
    October 17, 2019
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
Signature Events

Clinical Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease
CONFIRMED! Dr. Judith Steinberg, CMO, BPHC will present the opening plenary.
Tracks include care coordination, team-based care, behavioral health, oral health, diabetes, SDoH and more.
Tentative agenda here.
New on OneDrive
  • NEW! FTCA University hosted by NCCHCA 
    May 15-16, 2019
    FTCAU Flyer.pdf
    Registration and Information Here
  • 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

Partner Events
  • 2019 STD Update 
    March 20, 2019

    Winston-Salem, NC
    Information and Registration 
  • Addiction 101 Webinar Series: Weitzman Institute
  • Hepatitis C Learning Collaborative
    March 5 KickOff
    More Information
  • Laying the Foundation for Obesity Assessment and Management: An Introduction to the AAP Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment Algorithm 
    Thursday, March 7, 2019
    12:00- 1:00 p.m. ET
    Join the webcast the day of the session 
    Call-in: 888-399-8606 
    Passcode: 6921792
  • 80% in Every Community for Colorectal Cancer Screening Kickoff 
    Hosted by NCCRT 
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 
    2:00-3:00 p.m. ET 
    Register here
  • Emegency Preparedness Communications: Key Considerations
    Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET
    National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

    Register here

  • Training for New Clinical Directors
    Training for New Clinical Directors provides the core knowledge and competencies that all health center Clinical Directors need to function as effective managers, leaders, and advocates for their health centers and communities. Clinical Directors, including Site Directors in their position for two years or less are encouraged to enroll. Below are the two training dates:
Funding Opportunities

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program - Apply by April 25

New to Community Health Centers? Learn about them here. 

New on OneDrive
Coding for UDS Weight Management Measure: Tips from your Peers


80% by 2018
Calories, Cavities and Kids: The Role of the Dental Professional in Childhood Obesity
CVS Cancels 340b Pharmacy Rate Cut 
Community Health Center Takes Grand Prize for 80% by 2018 CRC Screening
Diabetes Videos for your Waiting Rooms
DPP- Blue Cross NC Invests $5 Million in Access to DPP for ALL
Harm Reduction Courses
Improving Diagnosis in Primary Care
Medication Management- it's role in Value-Based Care 
Opioid Prescribing for Women of Reproductive Age: Information for Dentists
Oral Health Professional Guide to Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs
Promoting Health and Cost Control in States: How States Can Improve Community Health & Well-being Through Policy Change
Sealants Measure FAQ for UDS
Social Media in Health Care
Substance Abuse Recovery Platform

Vaccinations for People with Diabetes

Recovery Platform
LabCorp is making available free software licensing for the Recovery Platform for FQHCs, which may be useful for health centers with MAT.  The Recovery Platform is An EHR plugin designed for Medication Assisted Treatment. For more information, contact Franklin Walker at the NC Medical Society Foundation at

It’s Time to Recertify for 340B – Must Complete by Monday, 2/25
Every year, all health centers are required to “recertify” their compliance with all 340B program requirements, as well as each of their clinical and contract pharmacy sites, on the HRSA 340B database.  Health centers who fail to complete this process by Monday, February 25 will lose eligibility to participate in 340B for a minimum of 4 months.  HRSA has information and tutorials on recertification available here. For further assistance, please contact the 340B Call Center at or 1-888-340-2787. NACHC will be reaching out via email to PCA 340B contacts to share lists of health centers that have not yet completed the recertification process.

From NACHC's Washington Update
CVS-Caremark Cancels April 1 Rate Cuts To Health Center Pharmacies

Yesterday, CVS-Caremark indicated that it is cancelling its plans to reduce reimbursement rates for pharmacies owned by health centers and other 340B providers starting on April 1, 2019. The Pharmaceutical Benefits Manager (PBM) states that it heard from many safety net providers about how the cuts would severely impact their ability to care for medically underserved patients, and that “After consideration of these conversations, CVS-Caremark has decided not to move forward with the implementation of the new reimbursement rates scheduled to become effective April 1, 2019.” Health centers who participate with CVS-Caremark should receive a copy of this notice within the next several days.

NACHC thanks the many health centers, PCAs, and HCCNs who have worked to raise awareness of discriminatory contracting under 340B, and how it harms health centers’ ability to provide access to high-quality, affordable care to underserved populations. Today’s announcement demonstrates the impact that health centers “telling their 340B story” can have on such practices.  

HRSA UDS Sealant Measure Frequently Asked Questions Now Available 
The National Network for Oral Health Access, a HRSA-funded NCA, has released its annual HRSA UDS Sealant Measure Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) guide. Developed in consultation with oral health specialists and HRSA staff, it answers questions about the HRSA UDS Sealant Measure for children ages 6-9 years at risk for dental caries.

Social Media in Healthcare: Lessons for the Digital World 
In today’s digital age, it is easier than ever to share information and reach a massive audience within seconds. However, it is also easier than ever to share incorrect, sensitive, or private information in a way that is public and permanent. Misuse of social media can impact a health center's reputation, violate patient privacy, and even impact patient care. A webinar from ECRI Institute, presented on HRSA’s behalf, will address some of the most common topics related to social media, including:

  • Implementing a social media plan in your health center
  • Responding to negative reviews about the health center posted online
  • Addressing smartphone risks other than social media (e.g., distractions, texting)
  • Responding to patients who record office visits

Real-life scenarios and case studies will highlight the potential pitfalls of social media use as well as important risk management strategies.

Join one of these two sessions:

Tuesday, March 5 
Noon-1:00 p.m. ET 
Register here

Wednesday, March 6 
3:00-4:00 p.m. ET 
Register here

from HRSA
Patient Safety Week Webcast: Improving Diagnosis in Primary Care 

Patient Safety Week is March 10-16. HRSA will host a webcast featuring Dr. Gordon Schiff, a general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care. Dr. Schiff will speak on improving diagnosis in primary care.

Wednesday, March 13 
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET 
Join the webcast the day of the event

Opioid Courses

The Harm Reduction Coalition has produced 3 online courses; Foundations of Harm Reduction, Engaging People Who Use Drugs, and Overdose Prevention and Response. The courses are $39 each or $80 for all 3.  More information can be found here
80% by 2018

The NCCRT has recognized six organizations with the 2019 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States. This year’s recipients include NOELA Community Health Center, New Orleans, LA, as the grand prize winner; and other honorees include AT&T, Dallas, TX; Bryan Green, M.D., Greenwood, SC; Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA; Kentucky Cancer Consortium, Lexington, KY; and Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD.

Diabetes Videos
NC DPH Clinical & Community Connections for Prevention and Health has diabetes videos that can be played on your waiting room TVs.  Below are samples. To get videos, contact Sanga Krupakar to let her know what format of video is needed. 
Option 1: Check out “Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support” from CCCPH on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at
Option 2: Check out “Marie - Diabetes Prevention Program Inspirational Video” from Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at
Option 3: Self-Monitoring of BP:
Option 4:  (Walk More)
Option 5:  (Right-Size My Portions)
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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