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





 

Primary Intelligence

HRSA announced 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;
  • Proximity;
  • 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.
 
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.
HRSA will email eligible organizations’ authorizing officials, business officials, and project directors the link to access the application.
Applications are due in EHBs by Monday, May 13, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET. HRSA expects to make awards in September.
 
Did You Know? FY 2019 IBHS and FY 2018 SUD-MH are Different Funding Opportunities!
The fiscal year (FY) 2019 Integrated Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) opportunity is in addition to FY 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH).
Applicant Question of the Week: Can I apply for FY 2019 IBHS funding if I received FY 2018 SUD-MH funding and will receive Year 2 SUD-MH funding?
Answer: Yes! IBHS eligibility and awards are independent of FY 2018 SUD-MH year 1 and year 2 funding.
Don’t miss your chance for additional funding to support integrated behavioral health services. The IBHS technical assistance (TA) web page provides application development and submission resources. Join HRSA for the second of two live question and answer (Q&A) sessions:
Monday, April 29
Noon-1:30 p.m. ET
Join the webcast the day of the session
Call-in: 888-233-9404
Passcode: 5874407
Be sure to watch the recorded presentation prior to the Q&A Session. 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

Public Charge 101 Webinar
April 22, 4:00pm
Need a refresher or first-time overview of how public charge works today and how it may change under the Trump Administration’s proposal? Are you getting questions from community members about whether enrolling in basic needs programs will harm their immigration status? Join the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign on April 22 to hear experts discuss public charge policy today, discuss how and when it may change, and explain what you need to know if you work with immigrant families. Register here.

 

Member and NCCHCA News

ICYMI: Advance Community Health staffs Horizon Healthcare For The Homeless Outreach Centers
Locations: Oak City Cares 1430 S. Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27603, Women's Center of Wake County 112 Cox Ave Raleigh, NC 27605. This new Raleigh facility provides services to the homeless and those in transition. General Primary Medical Care (Camp Physicals, Diagnostic Tests/ Screens, HIV Treatment, Family Planning, Geriatric Care, Gynecological Care, Health Checks, Hearing & Vision Screening, Immunizations, Pediatric Care, Sports Physicals). Support Services include Diabetes Education, Diagnostic Tests/Screens, Drug Assistance, Health Education, Eligibility Assistance, Substance Abuse Services, Social Workers. 
Hours:
Oak City Cares 1430 S. Wilmington Street - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Women's Center - Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Congrats to Catherine Parker of Roanoke Chowan CHC
She received the inaugural Public Health Early Career Alumni Achievement Award during East Carolina University’s College of Health and Human Performance’s National Public Health Week celebration. Just six months after starting her professional career with Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Parker took on leadership of its school-based health program, working with the public school system in Hertford County.
 
 
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
 
NCCHCA’s Awards Program Call for Nominees
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:
  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 blackp@ncchca.org with any questions.

 
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: Extended to Tuesday, May 7, 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

Close the Health Insurance Coverage Gap!
Although it’s not a perfect bill, HB 655: NC Health Care for Working Families, may be our state’s best option for closing the coverage gap this session. Though the deadline for cosponsorship of the bill has passed, please contact your member of the NCGA and ask them to do what they can to Close the Health Insurance Coverage Gap this year!

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
Join NCTracks’ Email List

 

State Updates

Telemedicine Bill to Allow FQHCs to Bill as Distant Site Providers Introduced at NCGA
This week, Representatives Dobson, Lambeth, and Insko introduced House Bill 884: FQHC Medicaid Reimbursement/Telemedicine/Clinical Pharmacies Practitioner Services, which would allow FQHC providers to bill Medicaid for telemedicine services as a distant site provider for currently Medicaid reimbursable telemedicine services. The bill would also allow FQHC Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners to bill Medicaid for services in the same way that CPPs in other ambulatory settings do.
 
Broader Telehealth Legislation Introduced Last Week
Last week, members of the NC House of Representatives introduced broader telehealth legislation – House Bill 721: Increase Access to Telehealth Services - which would broaden the types of telehealth services that could be utilized and reimbursed under NC Medicaid, commercial plans, and the State Employees Health Plan. NCCHCA supports this legislation and believes it would address NC FQHC barriers to serve as distant site providers, as well as offer much greater opportunity to use new telehealth modalities to improve access to and quality of care for underserved patients.

Prepaid Health Plan Meet and Greet Sessions
Monday, April 22 – Greenville
Thursday, April 25 – Boone
Regional sessions will offer providers an opportunity to meet with health plan representatives, ask specific questions about provider network participation and Medicaid Managed Care transition. Health Plans and NC Medicaid subject matter experts will be on hand to respond to provider inquiries. Registration is not required. For more information, visit: https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/php-meet-and-greet
 
Virtual Office Hours
Virtual office hours (VOH) will provide an interactive format for providers to have their questions answered. For the first VOH session, the focus will be on Medicaid provider enrollment and credentialing. A panel of NC Medicaid subject matter experts on this topic will be available to answer questions. For more information, visit: https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/virtual-office-hours
 
NC HIE TeleTown Hall
Wednesday, April 24th 12:00 PM
NC HealthConnex is hosting a TeleTown Hall webinar training and are inviting FQHC stakeholders to join. They plan to give an update on HB70, the Controlled Substance Reporting System integration, demo the InterSystems portal, and more.  To register, click here and please share this registration link with anyone who you feel would benefit from additional training.

 

Federal Updates

Deadline Extended: Review Patient Targets by Friday, April 26
The deadline for Health Center Program award recipients to review their patient target and take appropriate action in EHBs is extended to Friday, April 26. View the recorded walk-through of the EHBs Patient Target Management Module to learn how to access your patient target in EHBs. Visit the Service Area Competition TA webpage for additional resources and contact the Patient Targets Team with questions.
 
Title X Final Rule Becomes Effective May 3, 2019
Health Centers should be sure all staff are aware of the new rules affecting health centers receiving Title X funds either directly or as subcontractors. The following rules must be met by May 3rd .
FTLF offers a very comprehensive list of the new requirements here.
Streamlining Medicare Site Enrollment
Wednesday, April 24
2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
CMS will explain upgrades to the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) for health centers enrolling in Medicare to receive their Federally Qualified Health Center certification. HRSA and CMS collaborated on PECOS upgrades that launched on Monday, April 1, and aim to streamline the enrollment process for new health center sites.
Join the webcast the day of the session
Call-in: 888-233-9404
Passcode: 8901264
2019 UDS Reporting Changes TA
Thursday, May 9
1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
HRSA presents a TA webinar that will provide an overview of the changes for the calendar year (CY) 2019 UDS data collection and reporting activities for reports submitted by February 15, 2020. There will also be discussion of possible changes for 2020 UDS and revised clinical measures resulting from continued alignment with electronic specified clinical quality measures. Read a summary of the approved changes in the UDS Changes Program Assistance Letter (PAL).
Join the webcast the day of the session
Call-in: 888-233-9404
Passcode: 6379668
Register here

NC DHHS seeks, shares additional expert input into the design of the Healthy Opportunities Pilots.
Pursuant to the State’s Medicaid 1115 waiver, NC DHHS must develop a first-of-its-kind Medicaid fee schedule that will define and price Pilot interventions—nonmedical, evidence-based services that will address housing instability, food insecurity, transportation insecurity, interpersonal violence and toxic stress to improve health and reduce costs for a subset of Medicaid beneficiaries. Prior to Pilot launch, the Pilot Service Fee Schedule will be reviewed and approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   The Commonwealth Fund and Manatt Health are convening an expert advisory panel to offer feedback on this Pilot Service Fee Schedule. The panel will convene in the spring of 2019, and interested stakeholders are welcome to attend and observe the panel meetings, which will be held in Raleigh. More information on The Commonwealth Fund’s and Manatt Health’s Advisory Panel, including the list of Panelists and open meeting dates, meeting materials and locations, can be found at this link.


 

Healthcare Headlines

State
N.C.’s path to Medicaid managed care gets complicated
“Before the new managed care regimen can go live state officials have to get through the legal appeals filed by companies not chosen to do the work.”

Atrium-Wake Forest deal signals latest regional mega-system play
“Health systems aim to leverage the reputation of well-known academic institutions as they build out regional mega-systems. The latest example is a deal announced last week between Atrium Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest University, which would form a 49-hospital system with an expansive footprint in the North Carolina area. The goal, in part, is to give Wake Forest’s research a new testing ground across Atrium’s 900-facility network. They also plan to add a second medical campus in Charlotte, where Atrium is based, as well as expand its population health efforts in Winston-Salem.”
 
[Press Release] Blue Cross NC is Adding Commercial HMO and Medicare Advantage Product Lines for Direct Contracting for Behavioral Health
Starting January 1, 2020, Blue Cross NC will contract directly with commercial HMO and Blue Medicare HMO and PPO behavioral heath providers participating in these networks and will process behavioral health claims for our commercial HMO and Blue Medicare HMO and PPO products. There are no current changes to the behavioral health networks, and they anticipate minimal disruption for next year. Blue Cross will seek to contract with inpatient facilities, outpatient facilities, and individual providers, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Outreach to eligible providers will begin in April.

National
Scammers May Be Using DNA Testing to Defraud Medicare and Steal Identities
Authorities in several states are warning about an alleged scam in which people visit senior-living communities and low-income neighborhoods, offering to perform DNA tests and collecting information from people in government health programs. The alleged DNA-testing scams appear to be a new twist on an old tactic, in which people are tricked into giving away personal information or participating in medical services they don’t need. Perpetrators of such schemes can bill the government for unneeded medical tests and procedures, or use the information they collect — such as Medicare and Medicaid identification data — to commit identity theft and fraud.

 

Funding Opportunities

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.

NHSC Scholarship Program
Eligible health profession students can receive payment for tuition, fees, and other educational costs, as well as a living stipend. In exchange, they serve at least two years at NHSC-approved sites in underserved rural, urban, and tribal communities. Applications are due Thursday, May 16. Learn more about the NHSC Scholarship Program.

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Eligible nursing students may receive funding for tuition, fees, and other educational costs, as well as a living stipend. In exchange, they will serve at an eligible facility with a critical shortage of nurses upon graduation. Applications are due Tuesday, May 21. Find out more about the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program.

 

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.

Burnout Series 201
The ACU’s STAR2 Center offers a six-part webinar series on one of the most pressing topics facing health centers: provider burnout. It features experts who are on the front lines of this issue discussing topics such as team-based care and the role of provider satisfaction, clinician experience, and the connection between physical space and provider well-being. The weekly series began on Thursday, April 11. Learn more and register for the series now.
Promising Practices in Behavioral Health Workforce Planning
Experts from the University of Michigan, the University at Albany-SUNY, and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), will share promising practices and resources focused on behavioral health workforce planning, recruitment, and retention. This webinar will share evidence-based research to improve and design strategic investment in behavioral health workforce planning.

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.
 
Community Health Center Inc’s Clinical Workforce Development National Cooperative Agreement encourages you to apply for their Team Based Care Learning Collaborative.
Deadline: May 31, 2019
The Team-Based Care Learning Collaborative is an 8-month participatory learning experience offered by the National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) for Clinical Workforce Development, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and hosted by Community Health Center, Inc.(CHCI) in Middletown, CT. The Collaborative is designed to provide transformational strategies and coaching support to help primary care practices in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) implement an advanced model of team-based care. The Collaborative will provide a series of videoconference learning sessions with 10-12 primary care teams from across the country, as well as in-person quality improvement training, ongoing mentoring for coaches in your organization, technical assistance, and access to web-based tools. Teams will complete an assessment of their current practice using a nationally recognized method to identify opportunities for improvement, and will work between learning sessions to meet their aims.
Applications are open at www.regpacks.com/tbcnca

 

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

Triangle ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course
Sponsored by UNC ECHO for MAT
Morrisville, NC
April 23, 8:00 am-12:30 pm This course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.
This is an 8-hour blended course combining 4 hours of online learning followed by 4 hours of live learning. The live portion of the course builds off content delivered in the online portion.
Register Here


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.
Remaining Dates and locations:
  • 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.


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.  QUESTIONS: Please contact Paula Fields (pfields@sbh4all.org).

CDC Webinar: Cultural Competence in Preparedness Planning
April 24 at 1 PM ET
Is your organization committed to building cultural competency?  Do you need communication resources to help? Please join CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) for a webinar.  When a disaster strikes a community, it affects people of various cultural backgrounds—sometimes disproportionately. Cultural competency can help public health communicators reduce this disparity. Please join CDC EPIC and CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity for this discussion. Julio Dicent Taillepierre, team leader for the Initiatives and Partnerships Team, will discuss why cultural competency matters during emergencies, the potential consequences of being culturally incompetent, and resources to help build your understanding.  
Participating in this webinar will qualify attendees for CEU, CHES, and CPH continuing education units. Closed captioning will be available.
Click Here to Join Webinar


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. 
Who should attend?
  • Quality Improvement Coordinators
  • Risk Managers
  • Board Members

NACHC presents: Two-Day Leadership &Networking Intensive
 May 15-16, 2019
Westin Washington National Harbor
171 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland
Early Bird Registration Fee: $795 if registration received by May 1, 2019
Regular Registration Fee: $895 if registration received after May 1, 2019
Register here.

HRSA's Virtual Job Fair
May 22, 2019
6:45 to 10:15 PM ET
Visit the Virtual Job Fair website to learn more.

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
 
Find More Conference and Training Opportunities on the NCCHCA Calendar

 
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