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The Week Ahead

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, July 19, 2019
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    Staff Contact: Marti Wolf 
  •  Diabetes Work Group
    10:30 am to 1:30 pm
    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  
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    July 31, 2019
    October 17, 2019
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
Signature Events
New on OneDrive
Deaf-Blind Resources

Upcoming Events
  • 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
  • Interpersonal Violence Train the Trainer
    More Information

  • 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

  • Save the Date
    NCQA PCMH 2017

    October 22-24, 2019
    More information coming soon
Partner Events
  • Reach Out and Read Carolinas 2019 Regional Summit
    Friday, May 3
    Information here
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training 
    Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30, 2019
    Greenville Convention Center
     Additional information here

  • Opioid Summit
    June 11-12
    More information here
  • Medicaid Training Webinars
    MCT 103 - Value Based Payments and Quality Measurement in Medicaid Managed Care, NC Medicaid Managed Care 103
    Thursday, April 25, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.
    MCT 104 - Provider Policies, NC Medicaid Managed Care 104
    Thursday, May 9, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.
  • Training for New Clinical Directors
    • May 16-17, 2019 in West Valley City, UT
      Hosted by the Association for Utah Community Health 
      Courtney Pariera Dinkins

New to Community Health Centers? Learn about them here. 

New on OneDrive

340b- Starting a Program- TNPCA webinar series

Awards at Primary Care Conference- Nominations Open

Dental Access through Telehealth Webinar May 2, 1 pm

Financials for Dental Program
FTCA 2020 Deeming

HCV Cost Calculator - Recorded Webinar

MAT Funding Opportunity
Maternal Mortality Webinar- May 15, 1:00 pm
Medicaid Webinar Series

Oral Health Day at the Legislature
Oral Health Funding Infrastructure

PCMH -NCQA Teleconference
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Primary Care Digest-HRSA- Subscribe Here

Site Visit Guide
Service Area Considerations- HRSA Request for Information

Team-Based Care for FQHCs- archived webinar

UDS - 2019 Changes

Primary Care Conference Awards: You Deserve  an AWARD
Since 2002, NCCHCA’s Awards Program has paid tribute to many outstanding leaders from North Carolina’s community health centers and partners. We invite the staff and board of all member health centers to nominate a candidate for each of the awards listed below:

Dr. Evelyn D. Schmidt Outstanding Service Award

Association Service Award

Outstanding Provider Award

Health Center Advocate Award

Policymaker of the Year Award

The selected awardees will be recognized during the 2019 Annual Meeting and Primary Care Conference during the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Download the award descriptions and nomination forms from our website. Contact Pat Black at 919-297-0016 or with any questions.

MAT Expansion Funding Opportunity
Successful RCORP-Medication-Assisted Treatment Expansion (MAT Expansion) award recipients will receive up to $725,000 for a three-year period of performance to establish or expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in eligible hospitals, health clinics, or tribal organizations located in high-risk rural communities.
The funding opportunity will be posted at this link in the next few weeks.

Fundamentals of Health Center Dental Programs for Non-Clinicians: Financials
Hosted by the National Network for Oral Health Access, a HRSA-funded NCA
Thursday, April 18
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Register here
**1.0 CDE credit**

Calendar Year 2020 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act Medical Malpractice Coverage
HRSA has issued PAL 2019-02 to describe the process for Health Center Program grantees to submit applications for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) initial deeming and redeeming for calendar year (CY) 2019 and 2020. The PAL is available on the FTCA Program webpage. The redeeming application period (for coverage for CY 2020) begins on Friday, May 17, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, July 1. Initial deeming applications are accepted year-round.

Join NCOHC for Oral Health Day 2019
 Click here to register!
WHAT: Oral Health Day 2019
WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
OH Day introductions and speakers 8:30 am-11:00 am
Break to meet with legislators (if desired) 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Complimentary lunch and debrief (location TBD- will be sent out closer to event) 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm
WHERE: Bicentennial Mall | 1 E Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601
WHO: Anyone interested in advancing oral health access and equity in NC

2019 Site Visit Protocol Update Effective Thursday, April 18
HRSA has updated the Site Visit Protocol (SVP) in response to feedback from stakeholders including health centers, strategic partners, site visit team reviewers, and HRSA staff. No changes were made to the Compliance Manual or to Health Center Program requirements.

The 2019 SVP Update has been available for public preview, but will go into effect for site visits that start after this Thursday, April 18.

As part of HRSA’s commitment to continuous quality improvement, the updated SVP increases clarity and continues to provide HRSA the information necessary to perform its oversight responsibilities using a standard and transparent methodology that aligns with the Compliance Manual. Check out the 2019 SVP Summary of Updates and SVP Frequently Asked Questions.

HRSA is pleased to announce the release of the Health Center Program Service Area Considerations Request for Information (RFI). HRSA seeks input from the public on service area considerations that may inform HRSA decisions regarding Health Center Program expansion through an existing health center’s addition of new service delivery sites.
These considerations include factors such as:
Parameters for unmet need;
Reasonable boundaries for the service area;
Consultation with other local providers;
Demonstrated capacity and performance in existing service area; and
Ensuring patient input/representation.
The Service Area RFI announcement will begin with a 30-day preview period. Instructions on how external stakeholders may submit feedback are forthcoming. Following the preview period, HRSA will accept public feedback for 60 days and plans to announce those details in a future Primary Health Care Digest newsletter. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

Join us for a free Training of Trainers!
Addressing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking
 in Community Health Centers across North Carolina
May 23, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm (8:30-12:00 training; 12:00-1:00 lunch; 1:00-4:30 technical assistance)
North Carolina Community Health Center Association
4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 165
Raleigh, NC 27606

Description: There is substantial research describing the dynamics and effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) and human trafficking (HT) and related co-morbid health and behavioral health outcomes for survivors. Health center staff are in a unique position to initiate conversations with their patients about healthy relationships and violence, offer universal education on the health impact of IPV/HT and promote harm reduction strategies. Building local partnerships with domestic violence or community-based programs will help facilitate warm bi-directional referrals, and promote the short- and long-term safety needs of patients. 
This Training of Trainers will begin with a 3.5 hour demonstration of the trauma-informed evidence-based curriculum by FUTURES faculty, on addressing and responding to intimate partner violence (IPV) and human trafficking in community health centers. The curriculum explores: support for staff/capacity building and self-care; dynamics and health impact of DV/HT; the “CUES” evidence-based intervention to initiate conversations with patients; and strategies for partnering with local advocacy programs.  Following, the afternoon will focus on attendee readiness as trainers, providing time to ask questions, and discuss strategies. This interactive training curriculum includes small group exercises, group discussions and “pair and share” opportunities, as well as didactic material to appeal to different learner styles. The PowerPoint curriculum and training tools will be available to all participants so attendees can conduct their own similar trainings in partnership with local advocacy staff.  An hour lunch will be provided between the morning and afternoon sessions. 
Questions? Please contact Cassandra Rowe at (919)956-9124 x233 / or Alice Pollard at (919)655-0389 /

Continuing Medical Education: Physicians (MD or DO only) *Note: some advance practice nurses are able to achieve ACCME CEUs by presenting certificates of participation to their state licensing boards.
Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. FUTURES designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

NC Rural Counts Policy Luncheons
The NC Rural Center’s Rural Counts advocacy team is building upon lessons learned from last year’s 80-county listening tour and other policy roundtables. Now they are providing regional updates on what's happening in the General Assembly and what you can do to advance important legislation in the areas of broadband, health, small business, and more. Join other rural advocates from across the state to learn how you can have a direct impact on state policy this year! Each event will run from 11:30am - 2:00pm Lunch will be provided with registration. There is a $15 to help cover the cost of the meals. Dates and registration are as follows. More information here.

North Carolina Medicaid
Additional Webinar Topics Announced
NC Medicaid recently launched a webinar series to support providers and practices during their transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care. “General” webinars are overviews of significant changes and features of the managed care program. “Topical” webinars are in-depth reviews of specific managed care topics.

Upcoming topics:
Value Based Payments and Quality Measurement in Medicaid Managed Care, NC Medicaid Managed Care 103
Thursday, April 25, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.

Provider Policies, NC Medicaid Managed Care 104
Thursday, May 9, 2019, Noon-1 p.m.

From HRSA's Primary Care Digest
UDS 2019 Changes

Thursday, May 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Access Here

Tennesssee PCA- 340 B series
Register Now: TPCA's 340B Webinar Series (April 22, June 20, July 25)

Registration is open for TPCA's three-part 340B webinar series for health center staff presented by Kris Klein-Bradham, 340B Education and Compliance Support Manager, Apexus.

APRIL 22, 2019 – So You’re Thinking About 340B…
  • Time: 1-2 p.m. (Central)
  • Price: $0 Member, $50 Non-Member
  • Description: A beginner's session covering basic requirements and items health centers need to know to be successful.
JUNE 20, 2019 – 340B Compliance
  • Time: 10-11 a.m. (Central)
  • Price: $0 Member, $50 Non-Member
  • Description: An intermediate session discussing compliance concerns and best practices of the 340B program.
JULY 25, 2019 – How Do We Maintain?
  • Time: 1-2 p.m. (Central)
  • Price: $0 Member, $50 Non-Member
Description: An advanced session discussing Medicaid, audit preparation, centralized distribution, and physician administered drugs.
from HRSA's Primary  Care Digest

New TA Resource Available for HRSA’s Oral Health Infrastructure Funding Opportunity
A recording from the March 28 Q&A Session for HRSA’s Oral Health Infrastructure (OHI) funding opportunity is now available on the OHI TA webpage. The recorded TA presentation is also available.

Applications are due in by Monday, April 22 (11:59 p.m. ET), and in EHBs by Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m. ET). If you have questions, contact the OHI TA Team.

Addressing Diabetes Risk Factors in Elementary School Children Through Community Partnerships
Hosted by the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the School-Based Health Alliance, HRSA-funded NCAs
Wednesday, April 10
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Register here

Patient-Centered Medical Home Teleconferences: PCMH Standards, Part 2
Hosted by NCQA
Tuesday, April 23
2:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Call-in: 844-676-8471
Conference ID: 1400361

Patient-Centered Medical Home Teleconferences: PCMH Standards, Part 1
Hosted by NCQA
Thursday, May 16
2:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Call-in: 844-676-8471
Conference ID: 1400361


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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