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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
    To Be Determined 

    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 Partner Events
  • NHSC New Site Application Webinar
    Wednesday, April 24th from 1:30-2:30 PM ET
    Join the webinar
    Dial in: 800-857-1286
    Passcode: 9348657

  • 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 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. 

It’s time to elect someone to represent the clinical voice on NCCHCA’s Board of Directors. The current term ends with the June Board Meeting, with the election winner taking their seat in September, 2019.
Voters must be clinicians or clinical support staff at a North Carolina Community Health Center (FQHC or FQHC Look Alike).
Please vote here

Elections are open until May 5. Please vote early, but NOT OFTEN. One vote per person, please!

New on OneDrive

340b- Starting a Program- TNPCA webinar series

Awards at Primary Care Conference- Nominations Open

Centering Health Care Training Opportunity
Cholesterol and Hypertension Resources

Dental Access through Telehealth Webinar May 2, 1 pm

Ebola- Preparing for Ebola Outbreak in the US
Emergency Preparedness-Healthcare Facilities

FTCA 2020 Deeming-May 17-July 1

Health Care Executive Leadership Program

MAT Funding Opportunity

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

Subscription-Worthy Newsletters

Telehealth for Acute and Chronic Care Consultations
Toxic Work Behaviors Erode Pt Experience- Webinar: 5/6/19, 2:00 pm

Vaccine Preventable Disease Outbreaks
Vaping Webinar May 8

Vaping legislation

Tuesday, April 30, at 2 pm EST to learn more about Better Evidence for Asthma Care: Translating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Learnings into Equity-Focused Policy Recommendations

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.

Subscription-Worthy Newsletters

NC DHHS Oral Health PhriDay 5

HRSA Primary Health Care Digest

Health Care Executive Program
Join us at UCLA Anderson this summer! Application deadline is in 5 days, don't delay!
The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program (HCEP) is a valuable opportunity for executives of community health centers (CHCs) to participate in an eleven day, intensive management and leadership development program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. While CHC’s have been the principal audience, AIDS service organizations (ASOs), and other community-based organizations (CBOs) that are engaged in cross sectoral partnerships to address behavioral health and the social determinants of health will also find the program extremely relevant.
The program helps build the entrepreneurial competence of executives while enhancing their capacity to expand the quality and quantity of care, treatment and support delivered to under-served and vulnerable populations nationwide.
“The HCEP has earned a national reputation for successfully developing the pivotal management and leadership competencies required by leaders to excel in the challenging and changing context for health care. ”
Victor Tabbush, Ph.D.
Faculty Director, UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program
Program Dates:
June 17 – 27, 2019
Deadline to Apply:
April 26, 2019
“The program presented me with two amazing opportunities — one, to learn, and two, time to be strategic. Too many times, as CEOs, we do not invest in ourselves. Unless we do, our organization will not be successful.”
Beth Wrobel
CEO, HealthLinc, Inc.
For more information please contact Diana Hernandez, Senior Program Manager at (310) 794-9559 or
Visit our website at
Sponsored by:

Johnson & Johnson
Developed by:


Pallone, Shalala Introduce Bill to Ban Online E-Cig Sales, Raise Minimum Purchase Age

On April 16, House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) introduced a bill allowing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect user fees for e-cigarettes, raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 and prohibit online sales of tobacco products. The bill also bans all characterizing tobacco product flavors, requiring the FDA to finalize rulemaking to implement graphic health warnings for cigarette packages, and holds all deemed tobacco products to the same advertising and sales requirements applied to combustible cigarettes.

Monitor the bill here.

Exploring the New Landscape of Tobacco Products: Implications for Dental Health
May 8. 2019 @ 12pm—1pm  Register here:

Centering Healthcare Institute Offers Technical Assistance Opportunity to Health Centers

Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI) launched an aggressive plan in October 2017 to expand access to the Centering model of group healthcare in the communities where group care can have the greatest impact. CHI is pleased to offer free implementation support and facilitation training to 130 eligible sites - primarily in FQHCs and community health centers - eliminating the financial barrier to those in resource-limited communities. The goal of this initiative is to increase patient access to Centering care, specifically Centering Parenting family-centered well-child care. 

Details of the application process are outlined on our Implementation Grants page. Proposals are due May 31, 2019

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 is in effect for site visits  after April 18. 
Check out the 2019 SVP Summary of Updates and SVP Frequently Asked Questions.

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

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. 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. 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.

Vaccine Preventable Disease Outbreaks
Hepatitis A

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

Cholesterol and HTN Resources
Target BP website
Target BP two-page overview  
Target BP data collection requirements
CCC-Cholesterol website
CCC-Cholesterol two-page overview  
CCC-Cholesterol data collection requirements


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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