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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, 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
    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  
    April 10, 2019 - 1:30 - 4:30
    Sheraton Chapel Hill
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    NCCHCA offices

    July 31, 2019
    October 17, 2019
    Staff Contact: Carey O’Reilly
Signature Events

Clinical Conference on Quality and Chronic Disease
Tentative agenda here.
  • April 11-12, 2019
    Sheraton Chapel Hill
    REGISTRATION CLOSED- We are at maximum capacity for the space. THANK YOU!
New on OneDrive
Deaf-Blind Resources

Upcoming Events
  • Health Center Resiliency Bootcamp: presented by Americares
    April 3-4, 2019 
    Register Here
  • 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
  • Reach Out and Read Carolinas 2019 Regional Summit
    Friday, May 3
    Information here

  • Opioid Summit
    June 11-12
    More information here
  • 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

  • Deaf-Blind Resources

  • Emergency Preparedness: Americares Health System CHC Resiliency Bootcamp
    April 3-4, 2019, at NCCHCA
    Join us for an intensive hands-on disaster preparedness bootcamp for community health centers, hosted by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association. With guidance from Americares emergency preparedness specialists, participants will develop clinic-specific emergency documents that will enhance their existing plans. 
    Register here (no registration fee)



New Site Visit Guide

The 2019 SVP Update is now available for public preview. It will go into effect for site visits that start after Thursday, April 18.

New Funding Opportunity: Oral Health Infrastructure
On Friday, March 22, HRSA announced the availability of $76 million in one-time supplemental funding for Oral Health Infrastructure (OHI) to support health center infrastructure enhancements. These investments will increase access to new or enhanced high-quality, integrated oral health services, including those provided via telehealth and virtual dentistry.
Applications are due in by Monday, April 22 (11:59 p.m. ET) and HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by Tuesday, May 21 (5:00 p.m. ET).
For more information:
If you have questions, contact the OHI TA team.
National Care Transitions Awareness
first annual NCTA Day, April 16, 2019 via webinar. The NCTA Day will feature leaders and innovators in health care as well as engaging and interactive speaker sessions throughout the day.
The one day webinar will highlight the following:
 Time                    Session Title
9:00 – 9:50 am          Welcome & Opening Session
9:50 – 10:20 am Care Transitions & Medicare Billing Codes
10:30 – 11:00 am        Payment and Value Based Outcomes: CMS in Action
11:00 –11:20 am         Overview of Complex Discharges
11:20 am – 12:50 pm Grand Rounds
1:45 – 2:30 pm          Care Transition Best Practice Spotlight
2:30 – 2:50 pm          Federal Partners Work in Care Transitions
2:50 – 4:30 pm          Interactive Break-Out Sessions & Wrap-up

Join by webinar, registration is free of charge.  NCTA Day Registration Form .

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Health Promotion/Behavior Change to Address Childhood and Adult Obesity and Diabetes
Part of the Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations National Learning Series
Hosted by multiple HRSA-funded NCAs
Thursday, April 18
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Register here

Oral Health for Patients with Developmental Disabilities 

Hosted by NNOHA, a HRSA-funded NCA
Tuesday, April 30
4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Register here
**1.0 CDE credit**

Improving Opioid Misuse Prevention Literacy Between Older Adults and Health Care Providers
Research suggests that substance use, especially opioid misuse, is a growing public health issue among the nation's older adults. This webinar will feature a discussion regarding effective prevention strategies and approaches for improving understanding and dialogue between older patients and their health care providers about opioid use.

Thursday, March 28
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

Register here


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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