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Free Continuing Education Resources for Safety Net Health Professionals from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013, 2 PM ET

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are hosting a webinar to announce an exciting new HRSA Website http://1.usa.gov/14M5jFp  that provides HRSA grantees and safety net providers, such as health center providers, rural health providers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other safety net health professionals with free, clinically relevant modules to support continuing education and workforce training.  These free, accredited continuing education resources are based on the comparative effectiveness research from AHRQ;s Effective Healthcare Program http://1.usa.gov/15zfyxV

These modules cover a variety of disease areas including, but are not limited to- diabetes management, heart conditions, mental health, and infectious diseases. Participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from AHRQ staff on how these modules help health care providers access evidence-based research to inform patient treatment decisions and improve care.  Furthermore, HRSA staff will discuss how these clinical training modules align with the work of HRSA grantees and debut the new user-friendly HRSA website for safety net providers to access these AHRQ resources. (Registration below)

Presenters include:

Natalie Brevard Perry, M.N., M.P.H.

Deputy Regional Administrator

Atlanta Regional Office

Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Jean R. Slutsky, P.A., M.S.P.H.

Director, Center for Outcomes and Evidence (COE)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Michael Banyas, M.P.A.

Lieutenant, United States Public Health Service

Health Resources and Services Administration

 

Register here: http://bit.ly/13E5QMH

For more information and to send questions to presenters email healthit@hrsa.gov.

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees, will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence.   

The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications. 

The course is taught by: a Dr. Ijeoma Otigbuo, a Nigerian/American professor of microbiology and immunology at Montgomery College in Maryland; Mrs. Adeline Assani-Uva, a Ghanaian/American registered dietitian; and Dr. Emmanuel Koku, a Ghanaian-American, is an Associate Professor of Sociology, at Drexel University, and a Co-Director of its African Studies Program 

The presenters have several decades of expertise in their respective fields, have done several presentations on these topics and have authored papers on Africans, nutrition and HIV.

Register here: http://bit.ly/156cTJL

Webinar: Strength-Based Tribal Collaboration in Action

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Wednesday, July 10th – 10am – 11am Mountain Time

Identifying children at risk for child abuse and neglect is a key feature of community-based interventions.  Assuring the use of culturally appropriate assessment tools and integrating best practices in child welfare are both critical in protecting this at-risk population.  Through the use of the National Indian Child Welfare Association Relational Worldview, participants will be able to assess areas of strength and opportunity for the optimal collaboration in protecting our greatest resource – our children.  Tools and resource links will be provided that can be used across programs to support mutual values.

More information about the Strength-Based Tribal Collaboration webinar can be found online: http://bit.ly/1bm0zK1

Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an early intervention public education program that teaches the public how to assist someone experiencing a behavioral health crisis.  MHFA teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to individuals who may be experiencing signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder.  First Aid is administered to help individuals connect with appropriate care.  The training is especially useful in rural communities where access to mental health services may be limited.  Rural MHFA is a way to build community level capacity to identify mental health and substance use concerns early and for rural residents to increase their confidence to intervene and refer people to the resources that do exist.  MHRA is a way to increase the level of baseline knowledge about emntal health and substance abuse and to decrease the negative perceptions often associated with these disorders.

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour course that teaches participants about:

  • Risk factors and warning signs for mental health issues
  • Prevalence of various mental health disorders
  • The need to reduce stigma
  • A 5-step action plan to assess a situation, identify appropriate interventions, and help those in need access mental health services
  • Resources available to help people experiencing a mental health issue or problem

More information is available from the Rural Assistance Center online: http://bit.ly/136YxNd

Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

OMHRC’s Upcoming Webinar: Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees. June 28!

The HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center’s National African Immigrant Project is providing a webinar targeting clinicians that work with African immigrants with HIV and its co-morbidities. The webinar, Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees, will address HIV stigma as it pertains to African clients, MSM in the African community, FGM, gender issues and medical adherence. The webinar will address some of the cultural barriers that prevent African clients from accessing treatment and care and adhering to prescribed medications. The Breaking the Glass: Navigating Sexual Health & HIV Stigma with African Immigrants and Refugees? webinar will be held on June 28, 2013 , 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET.

Space is limited. Reserve you seat here:  http://bit.ly/11Qz308

National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Tuesday, June 25th 1:00 – 2:00 Mountain

Men who have sex with men are disproportionately represented in new HIV infections and existing HIV and AIDS cases among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This webinar will present several products, campaigns, educational resources and programs that have been developed recently for AI/AN lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two spirit (LGBTQ2-S) communities.  These resources can be used to help support local efforts to combat stigma, promote awareness, HIV testing and encourage more equitable community norms.

More information about this National Indian Health Service HIV/AIDS Program Webinar can be found online: http://bit.ly/173J3Lx

Bridging Criminal Justice Systems and Community Healthcare Webinar

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Tuesday, June 18th – 2:00 – 3:30pm Eastern

Join the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions for a webinar showcasing the need for new community partnerships with local criminal justice systems.  Learn why a public health approach will meet this community need, and what providers need to bridge the integration of primary, behavioral health and criminal justice.  Examine cases, explore research-based practices and gain insight into how health centers can engage criminal justice systems and improve care coordination.

More information about the webinar can be found online: http://1.usa.gov/195dPRj

 

 

Indian Health Service Suicide Training

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The Indian Health Service’s TeleBehavioral Health Center for Excellence is pleased to announce an eight-part series on suicide training.  This series will cover Risk Assessment and Safety Planning.  The first session took place on June 1oth.  There is no cost to attend the trainings.

The remaining offerings in the 8-session series will occur on the following dates at 3:30pm Eastern and cover the following topics:

- June 17th – Understanding Suicide

- June 24th – Theory of Suicide

- July 1st – Understanding Impact of Suicidal Related Behavior

- July 8th – Safety Planning for Suicide

- July 15th – Clinical Practice Related to Suicide

- July 22nd – Suicide Risk Assessment Formats

- August 12th – Introduction to Available Clinical Resources from the Suicide Prevention Research Center

More information about the TeleBehavioral Health Center for Excellence Suicide Training is available online: http://bit.ly/13CVA3s

Upcoming Webinars for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Webinar: LGBT Engagement in CDC’s Talk To Your Doctor Campaign Webinar
Date and Time: June 13, 2013 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
Description: CenterLink, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and the Network for LGBT Health Equity are teaming up to provide a webinar discussing the “Talk With Your Doctor” campaign, and the impact that it will have on the health of LGBT communities. A new feature of the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign was unveiled this week— “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD). The goal of this phase of the campaign is to engage health care providers and encourage them to use Tips as an opportunity to start a dialogue with their patients who smoke about quitting. It is also meant to serve as a reminder for smokers to talk with their healthcare providers about effective methods to help them quit.
Register: http://svy.mk/11m6oPn

Webinar: Creating an Inclusive Workplace for LGBT Employees
Date and Time: June 18, 2013 12:00PM –1:00PM ET
Description: The National Association of Community Health Centers webinar provides an overview of concepts and terms related to sexual orientation and gender identity. The presentation will include best practices for using inclusive language and creating an affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Protocols that support transgender staff members who may be in the process transitioning their gender will also be reviewed.
Register: http://bit.ly/11JRi5Y

Webinar: Cultural Competency and LGBT Health Disparities: Identifying Barriers and Tailoring Strategies
Date and Time: June 18, 2013 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET
Description: Understanding and improving the health, safety, and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals is a growing public health concern and is a goal for Healthy People 2020. The June National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore several health disparities this population faces across the cancer continuum. Join us as we feature research, programs, and resources designed to assess and address cancer health disparities facing sexual minorities.
Register: http://1.usa.gov/ZVzTxg

Webinars for week of June 3

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Working Together to Promote Oral Health Care for Pregnant Women

Sponsored by The American Academy of Pediatrics:

Monday June 3     12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/C01RG

 

Building Safety Net Billing Capacity – State Support for a Solid Foundation

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Monday June 3     12:30pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/gm1ml

 

Rural Health Networks: A Case for Collaboration

Sponsored by Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Wednesday June 5     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/aStoH

 

Questions and Answers on the Health Care Law

Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Wednesday June 5     12:00pm – 1:00pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/Y5GhK

 

 

National Provider Call: Getting Started with PQRS Reporting – Implications for the Venture-based Payment Modifier

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wednesday June 5     12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

For more information: http://goo.gl/FE6R2