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April 14, 2017

 


This Week in CHCACTivities

Last week, CHCACT along with Outreach Workers and staff from Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, Optimus Health Care, Fair Haven and StayWell Health Center were present at the 2017 Connecticut Mission of Mercy (CT MOM), a two-day clinic at which free dental care is provided to the underserved and uninsured children and adults in Connecticut.

Over 1200 people received dental care and were informed about dental and other services provided by CT FQHCs. Sliding fee scale programs are available for uninsured and underinsured patients at CT FQHCs; and no one is turned away.

CT MOM is held each year at different locations throughout out the state. For more information about CT MOM and the upcoming 2018 CT MOM clinic, please visit Connecticut Foundation for Dental Health.

Here are some pictures from the event.


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This Week in Funding Opportunities

Check out the list of new funding opportunities here!

This Week in Health Policy News

Here is a sampling of health policy news from around the state. If you see something in your local newspaper that you would like featured here in future weeks, please contact Deb Polun at dpolun@chcact.org. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!

Featured Stories 
4.13.17 WTNH: New Haven Hosts Health Fair for the Homeless (feat. CS-Hill)
4.8.17 CT Post: Health Experts, Advocates Still Tense About Health Reform (feat. Southwest)
4.3.17 MedPage Today: Improving Care for LGBT Community (feat. D. Olson, Fair Haven)
4.3.17 WDRC: Talk of CT Interview on ACA Repeal/Replacement Efforts (feat. D. Polun)
4.2.17 CT Health I-Team: Women at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction, Face Treatment Barriers (feat. Wheeler Clinic)
  
State Health News
 
4.13.17 News Times: Danbury Hospital Gets $4.5 Million Grant to Connect Patients to Social Services
4.13.17 Hartford Business Journal: Hospitals, Insurers Grapple with Affordability Puzzle
4.13.17 Hartford Business Journal: Report – CT Low in CDC Health Funding
4.10.17 CT Health I-Team: Medicaid Offers Birth Control Right After Delivery
4.5.17 CT Mirror: CT Hospitals Rally to Block Tax Hikes

Health Insurance/Health Reform News
4.6.17 CT Mirror: Aetna to Quit Iowa’s ACA Exchange, May Leave All Others
4.4.17 CT Mirror: Insurers Lobbying to Keep ACA Payments the GOP Hates
Could Strand Chronically Ill

National/Other Health News
4.13.17 NY Times: Trumps Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood
4.13.17 NY Times: A Transgender Learning Gap in the Emergency Room
4.13.17 NY Times: How Behavioral Economics Can Produce Better Health Care

 

This Week in Social Media

Events/Educational Opportunities

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Welcome to our events calendar! The calendar is updated on a regular basis with upcoming events, webinars, educational opportunities, outreach activities and more. You can sort the calendar by category and subscribe to calendar updates by clicking here.
Feb
11
Sat
Eastern AHEC’s 48 HOUR INTERPRETING HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SETTING COURSE (IHCS) @ Gateway Community College
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm

Eastern AHEC’s 48 HOUR INTERPRETING HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SETTING COURSE (IHCS)

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, February 3, 2017


Language Barriers affect millions of consumers in the United States each year. Their health care quality is compromised when communication is not communicated effectively. Course Description

  • Basic interpreting techniques and ability to justify the technique selected according to particular situations.
  • Knowledge of medical terms and concepts relevant to clinical and non-clinical encounters.
  • Skills and ethics of interpreting.

Location Gateway Community College 20 Church St., New Haven, CT Dates: 2/11/17 – 4/22/17 – Saturdays 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Price $775 (Includes course materials) Payment Plans Available – Group Discounts Available

 

Price $775 (Includes course materials) Payment Plans Available – Group Discounts Available

 

For more information or to register, contact Hector Gonzalez at 860-465-8281 x 405 or Gonzalez@easternctahec.org

Apr
26
Wed
What You Need to Know to Negotiate a Successful Health Care Transaction @ Shipman & Goodwin Hartford Office - Shipman Room
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Please join Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Joan Feldman and Michael Fritz as they discuss the process for identifying the health care transaction that best meets your business needs. This program is designed for health care executives, and will cover topics related to negotiating a successful transaction.

  • Models to consider:
    • Management contract
    • Merger
    • Affiliation
    • Asset purchase
    • Joint venture
    • Partnership
       
  • Legal stepping stones:
    • Non-disclosure agreements
    • Letters of intent
    • Due diligence
    • Definitive documents
    • State and federal regulatory issues
Apr
27
Thu
The Cyber Child: Neurological, Social & Educational Implications @ Grassy Hill Country Club
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Please join us for “The Cyber Child: Neurological, Social & Educational Implications” featuring 2017 Community Champion Awards.

April 27, 2017
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Grassy Hill Country Club
411 Clark Lane
Orange, CT

This workshop will explore the research concerning the effects social media is having both on children’s brains and on their behaviors.

Guest Speaker: Chris Parrott

2017 Community Champions:
Teresa Spencer a Ph.D. student who is engaged in local and statewide policy work related to substance use disorders.

Pat Lahaza, Echo Hose Ambulance Education Coordinator, partnered with NVHD to begin providing community based Narcan trainings.

Allison Kernan is a Recovery Support Specialist who has dedicated her time to helping others find their pathway to recovery. 

Ethan Stutheit is a student who is dedicated to making a difference among students in his community.

Julia Markarian is a parent who  founded an organization called FADE (Fighting Against Drugs Everywhere) after she lost her son to an overdose.

Kim and Hope Burrows, a mother and daughter team, who provide education about opioids and other substances throughout Milford in collaboration with the Milford Prevention Council (MPC).

Cost: $25 per person (includes continental breakfast)  
        ($200 per table of 10)

CEUs available for $10.

Get more information

Register Now!

 

Creating and Delivering Presentations that Inspire, Challenge, and Change the World!
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by National Health Care for the Homeless Council, a BPHC-funded NCA
Thursday, April 27, 3-4 p.m.
Register here

 

Apr
28
Fri
Diabetes Prevention Webinar: New Pathways for Reimbursement
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webinar–Diabetes Prevention: New Pathways for Reimbursement, Fri, April 28, 2017, 2:00-3:00PM ET, The recent decision by the US HHS to make the National DPP the first preventive program under the ACA to be expanded from an innovation pilot to reimbursable coverage for the Medicare population has opened the door for new opportunities for delivery of this proven program.  Registration deadline: Wed, April 26, 2017 at 2:00PM ET. 

Apr
29
Sat
NACHC New CMO Training (San Francisco, CA) @ Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

NACHC New CMO Training April 29-30 San Francisco

New to your role as Medical/Clinical Direc­tor of your health cen­ter? Train­ing for New Med­ical Direc­tors is a foun­da­tional and essen­tial build­ing block in your career devel­op­ment as a health cen­ter Medical/Clinical Direc­tor. This train­ing pro­vides the core knowl­edge and com­pe­ten­cies that all health cen­ter Medical/Clinical Direc­tors need to func­tion as effec­tive man­agers, lead­ers, and advo­cates for their cen­ters and com­mu­ni­ties. In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing con­tex­tual knowl­edge regard­ing the his­tory, polit­i­cal evo­lu­tion, reg­u­la­tory expec­ta­tions, and ter­mi­nol­ogy of the health cen­ter move­ment, course con­tent focuses on devel­op­ing com­pe­tency in evolv­ing health­care issues such as the patient-centered med­ical home, elec­tronic health records, and mean­ing­ful use. The course for­mat includes didac­tic learn­ing, small group case stud­ies, and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. These com­po­nents are inter-connected and come together to pro­vide you with a high-quality and com­pre­hen­sive train­ing. As such, your par­tic­i­pa­tion in the entire train­ing is required.

Dis­cus­sion Top­ics:

  • „ His­tory of Health Cen­ters and the National Health Ser­vice Corps
  • „ Per­for­mance Eval­u­a­tion: Review and Accred­i­ta­tion
  • „ Fund­ing Sources and Reg­u­la­tory Expec­ta­tions
  • „ Deliv­ery Mod­els and Sup­port­ing Orga­ni­za­tions
  • „ Fed­eral Tort Claims Act and Risk Man­age­ment
  • „ The Role of the Medical/Clinical Direc­tor
  • „ Qual­ity Man­age­ment, Patient-Centered Med­ical Home, and Mean­ing­ful Use

Target Audience:

Course content is designed specifically for new Medical/Clinical Directors, including Site Directors. Chief Dental Officers and Dental Directors are also welcome to participate.

CME:
This Live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 
 
 
2017 Transgender Lives Conference @ UCONN Health Center
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the transgender community?

 

Are you a parent or guardian seeking information? Are you in the healthcare or human service field? Are you a teacher and student aide? Are you transitioning or have a friend who is? Are you just curious about this population and want more…..this conference is for you!

 

Location: UCONN Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030

Get more information

Register Now!

 

Registration fee: $25 includes lunch, $50 for those seeking CEC’s from NASW, (free parking)

 

Come join us for a day filled with learning opportunities in regarding the Transgender community! We have 43 workshops that range from Healthcare, Education, Aging, Couples/Family Therapy, Mental Health, Substance Use/Abuse, Reproductive/Fertility Health, Housing Justice, Support Groups, Insurance, Armed Forces, Religion, Surgery, and CT laws.

 

Keynote Speaker: Nicole Maines

 

“It’s scary when people tell you that who you are isn’t what you are” – Nicole Maines

An identical twin who always knew she was different. At the young age of 3 she knew she was a girl. Her family allowed her to dress the way made her most comfortable which was always as a young lady. Throughout her life her family has been her #1 fans and told by her. In high school, she was challenged with discrimination over the bathroom. Her family filed and won the lawsuit against the Orono school district, which changed Maine’s state law! She is a pioneer for transgender youth and proud to finally be herself…..A WOMAN! Volunteer’s Wanted….if you are interested in helping the day of the event please email the coordinator at volunteer@transadvocacy.org

 

 

May
2
Tue
De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 3 @ 12:30 pm

Registration link: http://ftlf.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=89567

Over the last few years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers’ compliance with the nineteen (19) key health center program requirements – both on paper as well as in practice. .

  • Does your Scope of Project accurately identify the services provided and their mode of delivery?
  • Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions? 
  • Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
  • Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access? 
  • Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements? 

With the release of the draft Compliance Manual, HRSA’s focus on compliance with requirements continues to strengthen.  Coupled with the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements. 

Join Marcie Zakheim from FTLF and Warren Brodine, trusted health center advisor, for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the substance and implementation of the 19 program requirements, as well as the OSV review process, and identify key hotspots (both old and new) that cause concerns from OSV reviewers. 

Participants will explore current trends and patterns that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance and receive “tips” from our speakers.  Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must attend workshop!

Presenters:

Marcie Zakheim, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Warren Brodine, W.J. Brodine & Co. 

Length of the Training:

1.5 Days – 8 am to 5 pm on May 2, and 8 am to 12:30 pm on May 3.
The end time for each day is subject to change.

Agenda:
Specific agenda will be available here at a later date.

Cost for this 2 Day Training:
Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person

Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 

FTLF is hosting the FTCA training directly following this training on the afternoon of May 3 and all day May 4.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Location and Hotel Accommodations:
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.

Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements (San Diego, CA) @ San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
May 2 @ 8:00 am – May 3 @ 12:30 pm

May 2 & 3, 2017

San Diego, CA

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – 8 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 8 am – 12:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to complete the registration form for the attendee NOT the person completing the form.  Each attendee will need to complete the form separately.

Over the last few years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers’ compliance with the nineteen (19) key health center program requirements – both on paper as well as in practice. .

  • Does your Scope of Project accurately identify the services provided and their mode of delivery?
  • Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions? 
  • Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
  • Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access? 
  • Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements? 

With the release of the draft Compliance Manual, HRSA’s focus on compliance with requirements continues to strengthen.  Coupled with the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements. 

Join Marcie Zakheim from FTLF and Warren Brodine, trusted health center advisor, for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the substance and implementation of the 19 program requirements, as well as the OSV review process, and identify key hotspots (both old and new) that cause concerns from OSV reviewers. 

Participants will explore current trends and patterns that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance and receive “tips” from our speakers.  Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must attend workshop!

Presenters:

Marcie Zakheim, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Warren Brodine, W.J. Brodine & Co. 

Length of the Training:

1.5 Days – 8 am to 5 pm on May 2, and 8 am to 12:30 pm on May 3.
The end time for each day is subject to change.

Agenda:
Specific agenda will be available here at a later date.

Cost for this 2 Day Training:
Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person

Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 

FTLF is hosting the FTCA training directly following this training on the afternoon of May 3 and all day May 4.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Location and Hotel Accommodations:
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.

Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

May
3
Wed
Perinatal Infant Oral Health Inter-professional Summit @ Hilton Garden Inn Wallingford/Meriden
May 3 – May 4 all-day

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DPH+OH+-Oral+Health+Confer+2017

In this Continuing Education Seminar (6-12 CEUs) participants will learn:

• The importance of oral health during pregnancy and early childhood and associated health risks for the woman and children;

• how to incorporate evidence-based practices in the delivery of oral health care to children during early childhood, and woman during reproductive years;

• methods to communicate with patients on the safety and need for oral health preventive and restorative dental care; and

• current evidence based prevention measures to prevent oral disease.

www.wallingfordmeriden.hgi.com • 6 ceus each day • Lunch available each day • No cost

 

An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (San Diego, CA) @ San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

May 3 & 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 5 pm

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 8 am – 5 pm 

PLEASE NOTE: Day one does not start until 1 pm, with registration beginning at noon.

Operating a health center within the confines of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has never been more challenging. The myriad of requirements, involvement of various agencies, coupled with increased accountability and responsibility can make providing health care services to your patients a risky proposition. This training provides information from trusted and experienced health center attorneys, Marty Bree and Matthew Freedus, who for years have provided advice and counsel on the day-to-day issues which arise around FTCA at health centers. It will also provide needed opportunities for you to share ideas and best practices with your colleagues from across the country.

Description of Training Content:
In this live, hands-on training, we’ll discuss the biggest risks in FTCA coverage for health centers – from risks related to their applications and participation (either deeming or redeeming) in the FTCA program to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. This training will cover the most up-to-date FTCA “hot issues” that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Topics we will cover include:

  • Deeming and Redeeming Applications – FTCA coverage is contingent on approval of an annual deeming application by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). For many health centers, these deeming application requirements have become increasingly more challenging to meet. From credentialing and privileging to referral tracking, HRSA deeming requirements can be complicated and confusing. It is essential for health centers to understand these deeming requirements so that they can get them right.
  • Site Visits – HRSA has begun conducting random FTCA site visits to both initial applicants and deemed grantees. According to the 2015 deeming PAL, if a site visit results in a finding of a lack of implementation of the FTCA program requirements, it may be grounds for a negative deeming determination– leaving the health center without malpractice coverage. During these two and one-half day site visits, HRSA reviews implementation of health center programs related to risk management, QI/QA activities and the health center’s credentialing and privileging program. We will discuss how to prepare for and be successful in these FTCA site visits. We will also discuss common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited.
  • Principles of Coverage – Once deemed, a health center must operate within the confines of the FTCA program requirements to ensure that its activities are covered. In most cases, only services provided to a health center patient within the scope of project of the health center and the scope of employment of the provider are covered by FTCA. If any of these elements is missing, the health center could be jeopardizing its FTCA coverage. We will review the principles of FTCA coverage and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center.
  • FTCA Claims Process – After a claim has been filed against your health center, you must take certain deliberate steps to access coverage under the FTCA. Health centers that do not go through these required steps may be putting their FTCA coverage at risk. We will discuss best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center.
  • Gap Insurance – Do you need Gap Insurance? How do you know? In this session we will discuss the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision.
  • FTCA Case Law – Since the inception of the FTCA Program the courts have made significant rulings that affect health centers’ FTCA protection. This session will review the history of these decisions and explain the impact on the health center.

Presenters:
Martin J. Bree, Esq., Of Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Matthew S. Freedus, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective. FTLF has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. Molly Evans combines her current work on the FTCA program at FTLF with significant experience as in-house counsel for a large health center. Together, Marty Bree and Molly Evans have advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers. Matthew Freedus has litigated on behalf of health centers, and NACHC, on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers. 

Length of the Training:
1.5 Days – 1 pm – 5 pm on May 3 and 8 am – 5 pm on May 4. 

Continental breakfast will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on day two. 

The end time for each day is subject to change.

Agenda:
Specific agenda will be distributed to attendees prior to the training.

Target Audience:
Specifically targeted for executive staff, clinical leadership and human resources staff, but all are welcome.

Cost for this 2 Day Training:

Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person

Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 

FTLF is hosting the Program Requirements Training directly prior to the FTCA this training on May 2 and the morning of May 3.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Location and Hotel Accommodations:
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.

Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

May
4
Thu
Innovative Approaches in Offering Immunizations to Adults
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 4, 2017 — 8:30 am 12:30pm

Innovative Approaches in Offering Immunizations to Adults

Including Community Based Influenza Vaccination

TO: Local Health Departments, Community Vaccinators, VNA’s, Others

FROM: Neal Lustig, DOH and Co-Chair CT Immunization Coalition

Sponsored by: American Lung Assn of the Northeast and the CT Dept of Public Health

This half-day program is scheduled for May 4, 2017, at the Meriden Health Department. It is designed to be an exploration

of ideas regarding what methods that healthcare providers, including Local Health Departments, Community Health

Centers, School Located Health Centers, School Nurses, Visiting Nurse Agencies, etc. are using to expand the

“outreach” and “marketing” of Adult Vaccination and Seasonal Based Community Flu Programs. The focus of the Best

Practices Workshop is to explore methods used to expand awareness, utilization, and cost recovery for Adult and

Community Flu Vaccinations.

The ultimate goal of the educational workshop is to “Promote Vaccination Utilization” through the sharing of ideas

and best practices.

Latest Presenter List includes:

Drive-thru Vaccinations: Sue Dubb, Uncas Health District

Working with Faith-Based Organizations: Judy Becker, Western CT Home Care

New Techniques in Marketing Vaccination Clinics: Neal Lustig, Pomperaug Health District

Mobile Vaccination Unit: Susan Manganello, Protein Sciences and Karen Pagliaro, Hartford Healthcare at

Home.

Additional presenters to be added

More Information and Registration Info to Follow!

Any questions please call Neal Lustig, Pomperaug Health District at 203-264-9616, neal.lustig@pddh.org

Or Michelle Caul, American Lung Assn of the Northeast at 860-838-4370, michelle.caul@lung.org

 

Healthcare Incident Command System (HICS): Application for Community Health Centers
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Healthcare Incident Command System (HICS): Application for Community Health Centers

Dates: Thursday, April 6 and Thursday May 4, 2017

To register go to ct.train.org and search for course ID 1069395


The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge and hands-on planning experience incorporating the Incident Command System (ICS) into your Center’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and customizing ICS tools for your Center’s use. The training will begin with a 90-minute webinar to establish an understanding of key incident management concepts for FQHCs, based on the Healthcare Incident Command System (HICS) model, including how it is incorporated into the EOP.  After the webinar, participants will have a one-month project period where they update the ICS components of their Center’s EOP as a team and customize standard HICS tools for their center. Technical assistance will be available to Center teams as needed during the project period. The course will close with a final 90-minute webinar where participants will share their project accomplishments and challenges followed by a presentation on how to draft and execute a workplace exercise to test their organization’s utilization of HICS. This training is a collaboration between NEPHTC, the DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness and CHCACT.

 

Course Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the importance and purpose of utilizing HICS to manage the response to an incident.
  • Discuss how HICS is incorporated into the organizational Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
  • Describe the primary functions and management principles of HICS.
  • Recognize the key HICS tools and forms used in incident management.
  • Update the organizational EOP to enhance the use of HICS when the plan is activated
  • Select HICS tools and forms to be used within the organization and adapt them as necessary
  • Provide examples of common challenges updating an organizational EOP and associated HICS tools.
  • Identify initial steps to draft an exercise to test the use of HICS in a simulated EOP activation.
  • Locate resources to support the design and execution of an exercise.

Prerequisites

  • IS-100.HCb, Introduction to the Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals
  • Recommended: IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • CHC facility must have an EOP and participants must be able to use the plan for course activities

Duration of Training: 3 hours total for 2 webinars and 2 hours or more for team project to update organizational EOP between webinars.

Target audience: Center personnel who have a direct role in emergency preparedness planning and response, as well as key decision-making staff such as executive directors, operations managers, office managers and facility staff.  Teams of 3 to five staff for each center are encouraged.  Each team should appoint a leader to coordinate the project.

  • Webinar 1: April 6, 2014 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Project Period: April 7 to May 3, 2017
  • Webinar 2: May 4, 2017 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Completion: Participants must attend both webinars and participate in the team project in order to receive a NEPHTC Certificate of Completion.

Registration is limited!

Questions? Contact Kathi Traugh at kathi.traugh@yale.edu or 203-785-2868

May
10
Wed
Five-Part Board Chair Leadership Webinar Series (5 of 5)
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Dimensions of Board Chair Leadership Webinar Series

This webinar series provides board chairs information and insight about leading the board of directors in their oversight and support responsibilities.  Each webinar looks at a dimension of board chair responsibilities and highlights practices for improvement – improving their own performance, the performance of the full board, and ultimately the performance of the health center in achieving its mission in the community, which is the passion of all board members.

 

Webinar #5:  Assuring Long-Term High-Performing Governance

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 2:00PM – 2:45PM EST
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This webinar will look at the board chair’s role in assuring long-term high performance at the health center by leading the CEO’s annual evaluation and the board’s self-assessment processes, including  the collection of constructive feedback for performance improvement.   This presentation will also discuss leadership transition that includes thinking about the kind of leadership needed now and in the future.

National Health Center Week Kick Off Webinar
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s never too early to start planning! National Health Center Week 2017 is August 13-19.  The theme this year is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities”.  PLease join us on May 10, 2017 for the annual NHCW Kick Off Webinar. RSVP here. As you start your planning, please send along any high-resolution photos from past NHCW events that we can use to promote this important celebration online. Send photos to grassroots@nachc.org.

 


 
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