1. From the Executive Director's Desk
Fall NAO Conference
SHOP Marketplace (PPACA) for Small AHECs
NAO Updated Website
Have a great week, and today starts the school year in our town. I'll really miss having the kids around all day, though will appreciate some longer stretches of quiet time!
2. Send Us Your Vets Mental Health CE Data by August 30!
Complete a separate spreadsheet for each CE event. If you have already used previous versions of these materials, that is fine. Report what you have in the respective areas of the spreadsheet, and contact us with questions. Thank you for your participation in this project. We will be providing more TA and support in FY 2013, so keep up the good work!
3. Next Veterans Mental Health Webinar is Friday, September 7
Register: September 7, 1:00 PM Eastern
4. Performance Measures 2012 Webinars from A-TrACC
POSTPONED: NAO-CORE Suggestions for the BHPr Performance Report, September 4
September 10: 2012 BHPr Performance Measures Manual Q&A
Register: Tuesday, September 4, 3:00 PM Eastern
5. Veterans Mental Health Project SPOTLIGHT!
July 25, 2012, over 66 healthcare professionals attended "Serving Those Who Have Served: Educating Community Healthcare Providers Working With Service Members, Veterans and Their Families." The purpose of the program was to increase knowledge and improve practice for civilian healthcare professionals as it relates to behavioral/mental health issues and military culture of veterans, service members and their families; and increase access to culturally competent care for veterans, service members and their families. Presenters were Sergeant Gabe Henderson, Corporal Nathan Moore, Stacey Good, LISW-CP, Lynda Cox, PsyD, and Major Charlie Hall. Plans are underway to repeat the program later in the year. Upstate AHEC partnered with the Greenville Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.
Share your plans, activities, successes, in the Monday Update. Send a 100-word or less description of what you are doing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach supporting materials or include links to online resources. These will be featured in the Monday Update on a regular basis.
6. Reminder Regarding Advocacy
If you can, please let us know what, and how you are doing. Send our Executive Director a quick e-mail so he can build on your local activity when he is in Washington, D.C.
Looking forward to seeing you at our Fall Meeting.
Mary Mitchell, Executive Director, MSI AHEC
7. Help Set the Rural Public Health Agenda for the Next Decade
Dear Rural Stakeholders:
Rural health policy makers and researchers are looking for your input on the most important health issues facing rural residents.
Rural Healthy People 2020, is designed to identify what rural stakeholders see as the most significant preventable threats to the health of rural people, identify existing rural models for practice that address these threats, and to establish goals for reducing these threats. The starting point for this conversation is an online survey.
You're invited to take the survey and to forward this link to people in your own networks so they can participate, too.
The more broadly we distribute the survey, the more likely we are to get results that match the health concerns of all rural Americans.
The survey link will be open through August 31, 2012. Please take a few minutes today to go on-line, complete the survey, AND share it with your networks.
The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and does not require professional background in health issues.
Mission Statement: The National AHEC Organization supports and advances the AHEC Network to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities.
To submit an item, please click here. Deadline: Thursdays, noon CST.