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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
  • 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
  • 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
Diabetes Risk in Elementary School Children

Measles Outbreak- 19 states
Medicaid Enrollment
- Webinar on Wednesday 
Medicaid Webinar Series
NC Rural Counts Policy Lunches

Oral Health Day at the Legislature
Oral Health Funding Infrastructure
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Service Area Considerations- HRSA Request for Information
Small Grants Available to PAs

UDS - 2019 Changes

 Small Grants Available to PAs
Joyce Nichols fund ( It is a fund for community-based projects and is named for Joyce Nichols, who was the first female PA and the first African-American female PA (  We distribute smaller funding ($2,000) to projects that PAs are doing in the community. We haven’t had a lot of applicants over the past few years and it is never any fun to have money and not be able to give it away.

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

Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training 
Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30, 2019
Greenville Convention Center
303 Southwest Greenville Boulevard, Greenville, North Carolina 27834
This conference offers participants training on identification and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) with the goal of enhancing care for maternal behavioral health disorders. See attached flyer for training details. A number local champions will be eligible to attend the training at no cost. To apply to attend training at no cost, please complete the short form at the link below. Professionals working with under-served populations are encouraged to apply.
Additional information here

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.
NCCHCA Medicaid Enrollment Broker Webinar
We invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00am to hear a presentation by representatives with the NC Enrollment Broker. As a key stakeholder in the upcoming transition to Medicaid managed care, the Enrollment Broker will help Medicaid beneficiaries select from the available pre-paid health plans in their region. There will be time for Q&A. Register for the webinar here. Registration for the webinar is expected to be at/near capacity. If others at your health center plan to watch, we ask that you watch as a group so we can accommodate as many participants as possible.
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.

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.

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

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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