March 10, 2017
This Week in CHCACTivities
The CFO Workgroup consists of financial leadership staff members from the 17 FQHCs across the state. CHCACT hosts meetings every other month to allow the CFOs to discuss current fiscal issues, share best practices about policies and procedures, and network with their peers.
On Tuesday, the CFOs from 9 FQHCs came together for the March meeting. Collectively, the workgroup has over 100 years of FQHC financial experience!
We would like to welcome the newest members of the CFO Workgroup, Liz Martuccie of CIFC Greater Danbury Community Health Center, Athena Dellas of Wheeler Clinic, and Kelvin Kreho & Natalie Cummings of Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center!
The focus of this week’s meeting was to conduct a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of the workgroup and determine meeting content for the remaining meetings of 2017. The meeting topics will include preparing for the financial requirements of HRSA/Joint Commission Operational Site Visits, interpreting Uniform Data System data from a fiscal perspective, and preparing for the transformation to value based payments. Please contact Lauren Ford (email@example.com) or Jennifer Succi (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Have a great weekend,
This Week in Funding Opportunities
CHCACT maintains a list of available funding opportunities. Check them out 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 email@example.com. Check out all the Health Policy News from the past month here!
3.10.17 CT Mirror: Once Again, School Health Clinics Facing Cuts (feat. UCFS, Southwest)
State Health News
3.2.17 CT NewsJunkie: Eye Doctors Worry About New Apps, Ocular Telemedicine
3.1.17 CT NewsJunkie: Analysis – A City-Wide Health Check-Up, Neighborhood by Neighborhood
2.27.17 Hartford Business Journal: Doctors Push Value-Based Contracts, Education
2.27.17 CT NewsJunkie: Accidental Drug Overdoses Increase 25% in Connecticut
Health Insurance/Health Reform News
3.8.17 Trend CT: American Health Care Act – Who Gains and Loses in CT?
3.8.17 CT Mirror: What the GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill Means for You and CT
3.6.17 CT NewsJunkie: Lawmakers Seek to Clear Up Confusion Over 3D Mammography
National/Other Health News
3.8.17 NY Times: Surgery or Drugs? Doctors’ Pay May Influence Choice
3.8.17 Governing: The Road to Value in Health Care
3.7.17 NY Times: A Diet for Lead Poisoning? It Probably Doesn’t Work
3.6.17 CT By The Numbers: Healthy Eating Not So Great Among Children; Community Can Help
This Week in Social MediaMarch 7, 2017
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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
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
Feb 23 – Apr 6 all-day
The 2017 Application and Program Guidance for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program is open through Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The program awards up to $50,000 (tax-free) to health care professionals to repay their student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at NHSC-approved sites in high-need, underserved areas.
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Encore Boston Network and its partners – ReServe and ESC of New England are pleased to announce a webinar to help your mission. This is being brought to you thanks to the support of the Boston Foundation. The webinar is part of our work to share learning about and options for building capacity in non-profits in the New England area by engaging adults 50+.
There’s been a lot of talk about the value of encore talent. But the idea of engaging older adults in paid and volunteer roles sometimes morphs into a challenging series of questions and concerns, making it seem hard to start and sustain operationally. This webinar will address those questions and concerns, providing a roadmap for tapping, integrating and retaining the skill and experience of adults 50+. We will focus on changes in the workplace that make this reservoir of talent both available and desirable. Using a toolkit of best practices, we will introduce resources for attracting encore talent and creating a multigenerational workforce. And we will describe current options for fast-tracking access to encore talent in a variety of roles.
Attendees will come away with the following by participating in this event:
Note: This is a 90 minute session to allow time for questions and sharing your reactions.
Click here to register for this free webinar!
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day
2017 Medical-Legal Partnership Summit—National Harbor, MD–April 5-7, The Medical-Legal Partnership Summit hosts leaders and practitioners from the public and private sectors for a national conversation about how to integrate health and legal services to better address social determinants of health. Early bird registration rate ends 2/24
Apr 6 @ 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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-785-2868
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn more about the efforts underway in Connecticut to prevent, identify and treat opioid and other forms of addiction in women.
Apr 7 @ 6:00 am – Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
On April 7th from 1-4 pm the Community Health Workers Association of CT will be celebrating the Community Health Worker Day in CT.
Representation from CAHS will be present to talk about resources in CT and the EBO system. An update about what is happening in Connecticut will be also given. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your ideas and meet others.
Please, share this email with others. RSVP by March 31, 2017 at 203-685-6429 or email at email@example.com.
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NNOHA Webinar – Improving Oral Health Using Telehealth-Connected Teams: Opportunities for Health Centers
Webinar Description: In a rapidly changing health care environment, there are new opportunities for health centers. These include the ability to expand their role on the front line of oral health delivery systems using telehealth-connected teams and improve the ability to bring oral health care to currently underserved groups, improve oral health, and lower the per-capita cost to do so.
Apr 12 @ 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 #4: Leading High-Performing Board Meetings
The fourth webinar presentation will look at the board chair’s role in facilitating and leading board and executive committee meetings that assure participation and viewpoints of all members. The session will address developing agendas that streamline the use of time, cover fiduciary and strategic issues, and execute the board’s annual work plan.
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The New Haven Food Policy Council is a volunteer advisory board for the City of New Haven. http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/government/foodcouncil.asp
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Keep the Promise Coalition was formed in 1999 by people living with mental illness, family members, providers and other advocates in response to the “broken promise” to invest in community mental health services and supports in Connecticut. The state’s promise to build a comprehensive, community mental health system has not been kept forcing many people with mental illness into expensive settings such as emergency rooms, jails/prisons, homelessness, and institutional care. KTP advocates for spending money smarter by focusing on cost effective, preventative, early intervention and community mental health services, supports and housing. Spending money smarter on proven solutions saves lives and taxes!
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 – Apr 30 all-day
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.
Course content is designed specifically for new Medical/Clinical Directors, including Site Directors. Chief Dental Officers and Dental Directors are also welcome to participate.
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. .
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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 email@example.com.
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