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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!
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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. 

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Building Surge Capacity for Community Health Centers

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET

This webinar will describe strategies for community health centers to rapidly assess patient status during an emergency, including ways in which health centers can prepare for patient care during emergent situations. The webinar will highlight available resources and additional opportunities for training and technical assistance. Speakers include Dr. Anita Patel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alex Lipovtsev from the Community Health Care Association of New York State, and Tina Wright from the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. 1 CME/CNE credit available.

Register for this webinar
2019 Interpreter Series
Five comprehensive and affordable courses beginning with Level 1 in May and finishing up for exam prep June 25. Make plans now to advance your career in Interpretation for Health and Human Services. Click event title for details and registration or scroll down for the printed brochure link.
Level 1: Foundations of Professional Interpretation for Health and Human Services
May 13-14, 2019 - McCreary Tower, Winston-Salem
The purpose of this program is to improve the skills of individuals who provide or wish to provide interpreter services in any language in health or human services settings.

Level 2: Interpreter Training for Health & Human Services: Skills Improvement, Ethics and Practical Study
May 21, 2019 - McCreary Tower, Winston Salem
This workshop reviews and addresses technical and ethical challenges that may arise while practicing the skills taught in Foundations of Professional Interpretation in Health and Human Services (Level 1).

Level 3: Spanish Interpreter: Introduction to Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology
June 10-11, 2019 - McCreary Tower, Winston-Salem
The purpose of this two-day class is to improve knowledge of health care and medical terminology in English and Spanish. Both formal and informal terminology will be reviewed, including pronunciation and definition of terms.

Medical Interpreter Ethics & Standards of Practice; Sight Translation; and Introduction to Simultaneous Interpretation
June 24, 2019 - McCreary Tower, Winston-Salem
The first part of this one-day course provides an intense examination of foreign language interpreter ethics and national standards of practice. Principles and ethical standards from the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), and the California Healthcare Interpreter Association (CHIA) are examined, compared, and contrasted. 

Overview of National Professional Medical Interpreter Certification Exams
June 25, 2019  - McCreary Tower, Winston-Salem
This half-day workshop compares/contrasts the two main medical interpreter certification exams currently offered at the national level (CCHI and IMIA’s National Board) and includes a review of sample written exams from both.                                                         

Registration is now open for the American Heart Association’s 2019 Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit.  The Mid-Atlantic Heart & Stroke Quality Summit is the region’s premier event including educational opportunities in the areas of Hypertension, Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Resuscitation and Stroke.  This year’s Summit will be held in Raleigh, NC the week of April 22-26, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley.  

The conferences offer AMA, AAPA, AANP, ANCC, and CAPCE continuing education credits. Contact hours vary between 5.25 – 6.5 per activity. For full CME/CE accreditation information on the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Heart Stroke Quality Summit, please download the registration packet by visiting

New Supplemental Funding Opportunity Available: FY 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services
On Friday, March 29, HRSA announced the availability of $200 million in supplemental funding to health centers for Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). IBHS funding will increase access to high-quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or SUDs, including opioid use disorder (OUD).
Eligible health centers will receive emails announcing the availability of the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) application module on Friday, April 5. Applications are due in EHBs by Monday, May 13, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Join us for one or both of the upcoming live Question and Answer (Q&A) Sessions:
  • Monday, April 15, noon-1:30 p.m. ET
  • Monday, April 29, noon-1:30 p.m. ET
Be sure to watch the recorded presentation prior to the Q&A Sessions. Visit the technical assistance (TA) webpage for connection details for the Q&A Sessions and additional TA resources. Contact the IBHS TA Team with questions.
Time to register!
Click here to register!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson NC

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Johnston Medical Mall, Smithfield NC

5oo Cities
The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. These small area estimates will allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and assist them in planning public health interventions. See bottom of page for the note for data users. Learn more about the 500 Cities Project.

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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