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Outreach and Enrollment
Advocacy
NC Tracks
State Updates
Federal Updates
Healthcare Headlines
Workforce Development
Funding Opportunities
Group Purchasing
Events and Training





 

Primary Intelligence

 
HRSA announces the availability of $200 million in supplemental funding for Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS).
IBHS will increase access to high-quality integrated behavioral health services, including prevention or treatment of mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder. Organizations currently receiving Health Center Program operational grant funding are eligible to apply for up to $145,000.
You can begin using the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) application module on Friday, April 5, 2019. HRSA will email eligible organizations’ authorizing officials, business officials, and project directors the link to access the application. We encourage you to start developing your IBHS project now using the resources available on the IBHS Technical Assistance (TA) webpage.
Applications are due in EHBs by Monday, May 13, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET. HRSA expects to make awards in September.
For more information:
Visit the TA webpage for details about the Q&A Sessions and additional TA resources. Contact the IBHS TA Team with questions.

Oral Health Infrastructure
April 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 Grants.gov 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
 

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Rural Providers: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program
Applications are due by Monday, April 22.
HRSA recently released a notice of funding opportunity that will support up to 32 public or private nonprofit health care providers located in rural areas to improve patient care in their communities. HRSA expects to invest approximately $6.4 million for this program, which aims to improve the quality of rural health care through an evidence-based approach to primary care that has proven effective in rural areas.
Previously funded organizations under this program designed and carried out projects focused on coordinated care for patients, chronic disease management, integrated care delivery systems, and reduced admissions for emergency rooms and hospitals, among other issues for rural providers. Objectives for this program, which is competitive every three years, include improved health outcomes, better engagement of patients and their caregivers, and continuous improvement to chronic disease management. Grantees also are encouraged to implement quality improvement activities that measure value by outcomes, establish and maintain PCMHs, and integrate behavioral health into the primary care setting.
View the announcement on Grants.gov to learn more.


2019 Patient Target EHBs Notification to Health Centers
Beginning this week, HRSA is sending a tailored email from the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) to each Health Center Program award recipient with a direct link to the patient target in EHBs. The Program Director should review the patient target and take appropriate action in EHBs by Friday, April 19. Email BPHCPatientTargets@hrsa.gov with questions. A recorded walk-through of the EHBs Patient Target Management Module and Patient Target Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Service Area Competition Technical Assistance (TA) website.

 

Outreach and Enrollment

April SNAP Benefits
NC DHHS continues to work towards getting SNAP households back on their normal benefit issuance schedule, which was disrupted by the federal shutdown earlier this year. Households that receive SNAP benefits between the 1st-11th of the month will receive their April SNAP benefits on their normal cycle. Households that receive benefits between the 12th-21st of the month will receive them on April 12. The regular issuance schedule will resume in May. Help spread the word by posting this flyer (available in English and Spanish) throughout your health center. Please note that SNAP is referred to as Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) in North Carolina.
 
Remind Consumers to Reconcile APTCs
Enrollment assisters should remind consumers to reconcile advanced premium tax credits (APTCs) received in 2018 when they file their taxes. Consumers can reconcile APTCs by using the information provided on Form 1095-A to complete Form 8962. If a consumer has not received Form 1095-A for their 2018 Marketplace coverage, they can log-in to their Marketplace account or call the Marketplace Call Center (1-800-318-2596) to obtain a copy. Consumers who fail to file a 2018 tax return and reconcile APTCs received in 2018 will not be issued PTCs for plan year 2020 until they take action.
 
Penalty Still Applies for Consumers Who Were Uninsured in 2018
Individuals who were uninsured for all or part of 2018 will be subject to a penalty when they complete their 2018 tax return, unless they qualify for an exemption. The penalty amount is a percentage of household income or a flat dollar amount, whichever is greater (see table below and the Tax Year 2018 Reference Guide).
 
Percent of Household Income Flat Dollar Amount
2.5% of income above tax filing threshold $695/adult; $347.50/child
Capped at annual cost of average premium of bronze level plan Capped at $2,085
 
Enrollment assisters can review exemptions individuals may be eligible for, possibly helping them avoid the penalty. The Exemptions Tool on Healthcare.gov, as well as this exemptions worksheet, can be used to assess possible exemptions an individual may be able to claim. The current tax season represents the last year uninsured individuals will be assessed the individual mandate penalty.

 

Member and NCCHCA News

Improving Access to Treatment and Healthcare in North Carolina
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm
UNC Nash Hospital’s Auditorium located on 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive in Rocky Mount, NC.
OIC of Rocky Mount, ROAR, JCANS.ORG, and NC Child invite you to a public forum to discuss access
to treatment and healthcare in North Carolina. At this presentation and discussion, Steve Mange
(NC Dept. of Justice) and Adam Sotak (NC Child) review state efforts to address the opioid epidemic
and substance misuse, barriers people face in accessing substance use disorder treatment and
related healthcare needs, and strategies for increasing access to treatment and care. An open
discussion will follow.
Register here.
 
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine’s (TAPM) - 2nd Annual Friends of TAPM Brunch featuring Merle Green, Director of Guilford County Department of Public Health as our Keynote Speaker and the inaugural Dr. Stewart and Betty Rogers Award. Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 8:30am-11:00am | The Conference Center at GTCC – Oak Ridge Room| 7908 Leabourne Road, Colfax, NC, 27235.  For more information go to friendsoftapmbrunch.eventbrite.com
 

The Seventh Annual Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation Legacy Award Luncheon Honoring Dr. Oveta McIntosh-Vick and Dr. Veronica Ray, Friday May 10, 2019 at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, Durham, NC. Lincolnchcf.org
 
Call for NCCHCA Board Officer Nominations
The North Carolina Community Health Center Association is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2019-20 Board of DirectorsOnly representatives of corporate members in good standing are eligible to hold office.
Nomination Deadline: Noon on Friday, April 15, 2019 to Nominating Committee Chair Carolyn Allison CarolynAllison@cchc-clt.org and Ben Money moneyb@ncchca.org.
Election Process: The election will be held via electronic polling May 15 – 31, 2019 and the results announced at the Annual Meeting June 26, 2019.

 

Advocacy

NCCHCA Advocacy and Communications group
Join us for our advocacy and communicators monthly call on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am. If you’re not already on our list but do advocacy and communications for your health center, please email wolcottl@ncchca.org to be added to the group.
 
Act Now: Deadline Extended for Congressional Delegation to Sign Butterfield NHSC Letter
The Butterfield National Health Service Corps Letter is a request to the House Appropriations Committee to continue funding the NHSC at least at this year's level of $120 million. Last week there were 16 Members of the House cosigning the Butterfield NHSC Letter, and there is more support out there! In order to show the broad base of support for the NHSC, the Appropriations Committee has agreed to accept the Butterfield NHSC Letter later this week. Contact your Member of Congress today and urge them to sign on to the Butterfield NHSC Letter to show their support for this important program!


Successful Day on Capitol Hill Last Week. And a Big Thank You to Our Senators!
Last week, thousands of health center advocates traveled to DC and urged their Congressional Members to reauthorize long-term health center funding. With hundreds of successful in-person meetings and nearly 6,000 emails and calls to Members of Congress, legislators listened and introduced two new bills  - S. 962/HR 1943, the Community Health Center and Primary Care Workforce Expansion Act, and HR 1983, the House version of the Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act. Both of these bills extend funding for the Community Health Center Fund and National Health Service Corps for a period of five years. We’ll be updating our HCAdvocacy Take Action page with more details soon. Keep an eye out for our next action alert in the coming week!
In the meantime, send quick thank you notes to Senators Burr and Tillis for signing onto our annual FY20 Appropriations health center funding letter.
 

 

NC Tracks

Is It Time for Your Re-verification Application? 
It's already been five years since the implementation of NCTracks, which means there are many providers who will need to complete re-verification over the next few months. If you haven't received a re-verification notification in your Message Center Inbox yet, you may be seeing it soon. To find your re-verification date, go to the NC Division of Medical Assistance (DMA)'s list of the providers who are due for re-verification in 2018 under 'Recredentialing' on the DMA Provider Enrollment webpage
 
Be sure to check your email and NCTracks Provider Portal for reminders on useful resources and tips for completing your application. To learn more, visit the Re-verification/Re-credentialing FAQs page today.

NCTracks Provider Announcement and Newsletters
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State Updates

NC Medicaid Managed Care Training Courses

MCT 101 - Provider Transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care 101A high-level overview for providers of the transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care. The webinar covers the vision and context of North Carolina's transformation to a managed care system, provides a close look at managed care key initiatives, and highlights opportunities for providers to be part of the process.

MCT 102 - Provider Payment and Contracts, NC Medicaid Managed Care 102

This webinar will help providers understand what and how they will be paid under managed care contracting arrangements. It will give providers an understanding of changes in financing and implications for their net revenue, what information they need to submit to be paid, protections implemented by the State (such as rate floors) and “any willing provider” requirements.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Register 

 

Review Medicaid Enrollment Records in NCTracks in Advance of Managed Care
To ease the burden on credentialing with multiple Medicaid managed care plans, the NC Department of Health and Human Services selected a provider data contractor (PDC) – Wipro Infocrossing – to serve as the state’s centralized credentialing provider. Neither the PDC nor Medicaid prepaid health plans/managed care plans are permitted to reach out to providers to update credentialing information (this is meant to ease the burden on providers). Therefore, it is imperative that Medicaid providers keep their information up to date in NCTracks. As outlined in the NC Medicaid April bulletin, be sure to:
  • Review affiliations by location for accuracy
  • End-date any affiliations that are not current
  • Make sure physical addresses are correct with the accurate taxonomies
  • Review license, certification, and accreditation information
  • If necessary, begin the Managed Change Request process to make necessary corrections and updates

Federal Updates

Who Isn’t Using Patient Portals and Why. 
Experts in health management, sociology, and psychology analyzed responses to the 2017 Health Information National Trends Survey to examine characteristics of patients who do not access electronic medical records and communications from their provider through online portals.  The researchers found that of the sixty-three percent of patients who reported not using a portal during the prior year, the nonusers were more likely to be male, be on Medicaid, lack a regular provider, and have less than a college education compared to those who did access portals.  Though we don’t typically include articles requiring paid access in this space, the findings may have implications on the advancement of telehealth for rural areas.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

The Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes April as the month to raise awareness of sexual assault, and increase understanding of its effects that go well beyond targeted victims.  While prevalence of the consequences of violence is higher among women than among men, decades-old research on children who are exposed to domestic violence shows life-long impact on chronic conditions for physical and mental health.  The New England Journal of Medicine (NEMJ) notes that intimate partner violence is “more prevalent during a woman’s lifetime than conditions such as diabetes, depression, or breast cancer, yet it often remains unrecognized by health professionals.”  In the same editorial, NEMJ refers to a strategic framework to improve the response of health care systems implemented here at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The HRSA Strategy to Address Intimate Partner Violence includes a partnership with the Administration for Children and Families to increase coordination between clinical and social response systems.

Coming Soon: NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. 
The National Health Service Corps has been placing primary care clinicians in underserved areas for nearly half a century.  Sign up at the link above to be notified when the application cycle opens later this spring for the new NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program.  This joint effort with the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program will offer awards to providers who use evidence-based treatment models to treat substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, in rural areas.

Information on Auto-HPSA updates available on NACHC and HRSA websites:  The auto-HPSA Update Preview 4 Report was sent to health centers last week.  If you have concerns about the accuracy of data used in the scoring contact Mark Snuggs at the NC Office of Rural Health mark.snuggs@dhhs.nc.gov. Once finalized, these new scores will become effective for the 2020 NHSC recruiting year. Both NACHC and HRSA have information on their websites about how and why the scores are being updated, and how to interpret preliminary estimates.  The NACHC Shortage Designation website contains FAQs, a background memo, and a recording of a NACHC webinar discussing the auto-HPSA changes.  The HRSA website contains general information about the Shortage Designation Modernization Project.  The NC Office of Rural Health is the immediate contact regarding preliminary HPSA scores however NCCHCA can facilitate with the process of collecting correct data for your county/area.  You may direct your general questions about the process to Sharon Brown-Singleton at NCCHCA.
 
New FTCA Site Visit Protocol
FTCA-deemed health centers are already familiar with FTCA site visits. Now we have streamlined the process into one document, the FTCA Site Visit Protocol, to help you find the information you need.
HRSA: Fiscal Year 2018 SUD-MH Supplemental Funding Reminder
Health centers who received fiscal year 2018 Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health (SUD-MH) Services supplemental funding, should note this important reminder:
Staffing Requirement: You must add at least 1.0 FTE direct hire(s) and/or contracted personnel who will support SUD and/or mental health services within eight months of award—by Saturday, May 18. Failure to meet this requirement may impact Year 2 funding.


 

Healthcare Headlines

State
Blue Cross NC and Duke Health to Create New Health Insurance Company Targeting Seniors
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Duke Health are joining together to form a new health insurance company aimed at seniors, the companies said Tuesday. The new company, which will be called Experience Health, has filed an application with federal regulators to offer a Medicare Advantage plan in 2020. It will be jointly owned by Blue Cross NC and Duke Health and operate as a not-for-profit, the companies said in a news release. The company will use Blue Cross NC resources to provide enrollment, billing and claims services for customers, and it will use Duke Health doctors and facilities to provide medical services.

Special Report: What Happens When a State Expands Medicaid?
According to a review of six years of data and interviews with officials from states across the country that have already expanded the program, most health care systems were flexible enough to meet these additional demands and were also left on stronger financial footing.

National
How Seniors Are Being Steered Toward Private Medicare Plans
Today is the final day when seniors and people with disabilities can sign up for Medicare plans for 2019, and consumer groups are concerned the Trump administration is steering people into privately run Medicare Advantage plans while giving short shrift to their limitations. Between the lines: Medicare Advantage has been growing like gangbusters for years, and has garnered bipartisan support. But the Center for Medicare Advocacy says the Trump administration is tilting the scales by broadcasting information that "is incomplete and continues to promote certain options over others."

The Role of Medicaid Expansion in Care Delivery at Community Health Centers
Previous research has shown that health centers in states that expanded Medicaid have particularly benefitted from the ACA. But less is known about how the delivery of health care in centers has changed. This brief uses data from the Commonwealth Fund 2018 National Survey of Federally Qualified Health Centers to compare the experiences of health centers in states that have and have not expanded Medicaid.

New Mexico’s Passage of Dental Therapy Law Builds National Momentum for Changing Provision of Dental Care Amid Oral Health Crisis
This week, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) authorized dental therapy by signing House Bill 308 into law. New Mexico now joins nine other states in recognizing that dental therapists have the ability to do what many other initiatives before it have failed to do: expand access to quality dental care in communities that have long gone without.

Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
The U.S. government claimed that turning American medical charts into electronic records would make health care better, safer and cheaper. Ten years and $36 billion later, the system is an unholy mess. Inside a digital revolution that took a bad turn.


 

Funding Opportunities

Funding for Public Charge Education
Proposals Due April 15, 2019
The Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign has issued a Request for Proposals to support organizations with engaging their networks and disseminating accurate and understandable information about the conditions under which public charge factors can be taken into account for immigration purposes - and when they cannot - both abroad and in the U.S. Grants of $10,000-20,000 will be awarded for a project period of approximately eight months. Learn more.
SAMHSA: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Minorities at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
April 22.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) will make 24 awards of up to $500,000 each to increase engagement in care for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders, and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, who are at risk for HIV or are receiving HIV services and treatment.  Eligible applicants include state, local and tribal governments, public and private universities and colleges, and community- and faith-based organizations.  Racial and ethnic minority populations make up only 15 percent of the rural population, but approximately 62 percent of people living with HIV/AIDS in rural areas are minorities.


 
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation)
May 6.  The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each to rural communities to enhance service delivery for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.  All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas (as defined by the Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer).  The applicant organization must be part of an established network or consortium that includes at least three other separately-owned entities.  At least two of these entities must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area.  FORHP will hold a 90-minute webinar for applicants on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11:30-1:00 pm ET.  A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend.  For the webinar dial-in and playback information,  please reference page (ii) in the Notice of Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov.  (Click “Preview” on the Package tab, and then “Download Instructions”.)  Contact ruralopioidresponse@hrsa.gov with questions.
 
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program – Professionals and Paraprofessionals
May 7. HRSA is accepting applications for the FY 2019 Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) Professionals and Paraprofessionals funding opportunities. Apply on Grants.gov by Tuesday, May 7.
The OWEP for Professionals’ purpose is to build upon existing HRSA investments to enhance community-based experiential training focused on OUD and other SUD for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. The OWEP for Paraprofessionals funds this same training for peer support specialists and other types of behavioral health-related paraprofessionals.
HRSA anticipates awarding $39.3 million for approximately 29 OWEP for Professionals awards and $29.8 million to fund about 33 OWEP for Paraprofessionals awards.
 
 
All other funding opportunities are listed on our website, here.

 

Workforce Development

STAR² CENTER SELF-PACED COURSES
The STAR² Center has added new interactive self-paced online courses to our growing catalogue of resources and training opportunities for health center workforce teams looking to enhance their recruitment and retention efforts. Take some time today to  set up your learner account and review our new "Administrative Strategies for Increasing Retention" course.  Click here to view a brief overview of how to access and register to complete these courses and be sure to reach out to Mariah Blake with any questions.


Become a Vital Part of North Carolina’s Safety Net!
Community Health Centers are a unique, growing area of the health care industry. Community Health Centers offer many dynamic career opportunities for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in their communities. You will also find postings for careers within the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) whose mission is to promote and support patient-governed community health care organizations and the populations they serve. Visit our website to see open positions and to post opportunities.


 

NCCHCA Group Purchasing Organization


The NCCHCA Group Purchasing Organization provides a shared savings model for NC Community Health Centers. NCCHCA members may participate at no cost and can save a significant amount of money on items, such as medical/dental supplies and equipment. Thank you to our current partners: LabCorp, Toshiba Business Solutions, and Community Health Ventures (VIP). Contact Chris Shank for more information.
 

Events and Training

 
SUD-MH Tri-Annual Progress Reporting TA Office Hours
For health centers that received fiscal year (FY) 2018 Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health (SUD-MH) Services supplemental funding, HRSA will hold SUD-MH Progress Reporting TA office hours to provide updates and reminders for the next report submission and answer questions about reporting requirements. Visit the TA website for other resources.
Wednesday, April 10
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Join the webcast the day of the session
Call-in: 888-233-9404
Passcode: 3415759
 

 
Coming Together for Rural Resiliency
The NC Agromedicine Institute is partnering with NC Cooperative Extension to conduct a one day workshop "Coming Together for Rural Resiliency" in 4 locations across the state.   Workshops and lunch are all provided at no cost. If you are a community organization that provides behavioral health or other support to farming and rural communities and you would like to have a table to share resources with participants, please let them know. Topics include:
  • causes & effects of escalating farm & rural stress
  • share or learn about existing resources to support farm families & other rural residents experiencing stress
  • share your ideas as to what strategies are needed to address farm & rural stress
  • participate in ‘Talk Saves Lives’: A presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide
Dates and locations:
  • April 8, 2019: Edenton Baptist Church, 200 S Granville Street, Edenton, NC 27932
  • April 11, 2019: NC Cooperative Extension–Duplin County Center (Lois Britt Agriculture Service Center), 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349
  • April 15, 2019: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759
  • April 29, 2019: NC Cooperative Extension – Forsyth County Center, 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston Salem, NC 27105
Registration is free. To register: call the NC Agromedicine Institute at 252.744.1008 or email agromedicine@ecu.edu . Be sure to indicate the date and location of the meeting you plan to attend.

Diabetes in Special & Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series
Fourteen HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) have partnered to create a four-part national learning webinar series for health centers, PCAs, and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs). The series’ goal is to increase foundational knowledge of effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable Health Center Program populations. It focuses on co-morbidities associated with diabetes (e.g., oral health, behavioral health, SUD, obesity, and social risk factors).
Diabetes Continuum of Care: Using Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Integration to Address Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments and Diabetes
Tuesday, April 9
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Learn more and register for individual webinars.


National Quality Initiative (NQI) pioneers in school health services.
You are invited to form—or join—a team of leaders in children’s health in North Carolina to participate in a 10-month Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) focused on adopting and reporting the standardized performance measures for school-based health centers (SBHCs), making measurable improvements in the health and mental health of students, and working with state-level partners to strengthen policies and programs that support growth of school-based health services.  The CoIIN will take place during the 2019-20 school year.
  • WHO CAN APPLY? SBHC providers, administrators, and state-level representatives from the Departments of Health, Education, Title V, Medicaid, Primary Care Organizations, and/or managed care organizations from ANY state or territory can for a team and apply.
  • WHEN DO I APPLY? The Alliance will be accepting applications from April 1 through May 31, 2019.
  • WHAT DOES IT MAKE POSSIBLE FOR YOU? Participating in the CoIIN will give you an opportunity to create or strengthen relationships in North Carolina between you and other state leaders such as department of health, Title V, Medicaid, and other state-level partners; and an opportunity to develop and improve policies and programs that promote quality, sustainability, and growth of school-based health services. 
CLICK HERE to learn more and apply.  Join us for an informational webinar on Tuesday, April 9 at 3PM. Click here to register. QUESTIONS: Please contact Paula Fields (pfields@sbh4all.org).

2019 Communities Joined in Action National Conference
April 24-26, 2019
Seattle, WA
Communities Joined in Action (CJA) will bring together community and national health leaders to share innovations, lessons-learned, and inspiration. Attendees will leave with ideas, tools, and action plans that improve health for all people. The conference will include compelling plenary presentations by national leaders, group discussions of current challenges and opportunities, and focused workshops that highlight local innovations. The conference will help community leaders better understand how to work toward creating equity in health and health care delivery. Learn more.
 
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Convening
May 2-3
Goldsboro, NC
This convening is designed for nonprofit and faith-based organizations who are interested in learning creative ways to develop programming around healthy eating, active living or who want to enhance programming they are already doing. They provide spots for agency representatives as space permits.  Anyone who’s interested can learn more at the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/resourcefulcommunities.
 
 
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership Summit
Request for Workshop Proposals
Deadline: May 13, 2019
The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is accepting workshop proposals for their upcoming Summit, scheduled for September 19-20, 2019 in National Harbor, MD. Individuals do not need to work with a medical-legal partnership in order to present a workshop at the Summit. Preference will be given to proposals that take a layered approach and include a broad range of perspectives. Preference will also be given to proposals that include consumer presenters. Full tuition and travel scholarships are available for consumers who present workshops. Learn more about submitting a workshop proposal.   
 
Registration Open: Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) University
May 15-16, 2019
Asheville, NC
Hosted by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association and presented by the Health Resources and Service Administration, the Federal Tort Claims Act University (FTCAU) is an innovative training offered to members of the health center community. FTCAU provides a great opportunity for seasoned quality and risk management professionals and new professionals to learn from experts, leaders, and government officials about FTCA, healthcare quality and risk management, and related subjects. Over the course of two days, attendees will participate in interactive presentations and exercises that are specially geared toward health center grantees. 
 
Save the Dates: Oral Health and Primary Care Integration for People Living with HIV
HRSA will host a two-part webinar series on oral health and primary care integration to support people living with HIV. The strategies we will cover are designed for all HRSA recipients serving people living with HIV regardless of whether the organizations deliver oral health care directly, refer out for all services, or are somewhere in between. We’ll share registration information when it becomes available.
  • Assessing Risk and Providing Basic Services at Primary Care Settings
    Thursday, May 23
    2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
  • Connecting Clients to Oral Health Services
    Thursday, June 6
    2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
 
Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Summit
June 11-12. 2019
McKimmon Center at NC State University
Raleigh, NC
Summit website and registration.
 
Save the Date: 2019 NCCHCA Primary Care Conference
June 26-28, 2019
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Registration Opening Soon.
 
10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
July 15th - 18th
Anaheim, CA
Click Here for more information


Save the Date: 2019 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
October 9-11 | Carolina, Puerto Rico
The East Coast Migrant Stream Forum convenes over 200 health professionals, researchers, advocates, and students from 20+ states and Puerto Rico for three days of professional development and networking opportunities. The conference is organized into five major disciplines – clinical, outreach/lay health/community health workers, policy, programmatic/administrative, and research – and focuses on increasing access to care and reducing health disparities among vulnerable populations with an emphasis on migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.
Request for proposals, hotel information, sponsorship opportunities, training stipend application, and more coming soon!



Please save the date for the
Fourth Annual John W. Hatch FaithHealth Lecture
December 3, 2019
Shaw University—Raleigh, North Carolina
 

 
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