1. From the Executive Director's Home Office
I have a just few items to share, as last week was a short week, and mostly dedicated to catching up after being in Washington the previous week.
NAO 2012 Annual Report
Health Affairs and Academic Medicine Briefing
Have a great week!
2. Don't Forget to Save the Date for the NAO Conference: July 7-11, 2014
3. From A-TrACC
Marketplace Project Orientation, Sessions A&B led by the A-TrACC team. This webinar will orient AHEC staff to the project and how to participate. Two sessions are being offered, with the same content included in each. Attend on the day/time that works best for you.
4. Online Call for Presentations
The conference theme for 2014 is AHEC: Driving Access to Quality Healthcare through INNOVATION, IMPLEMENTATION & IMPACT. The goals of the conference are: 1) to provide practical skills and information to implement or improve AHEC-sponsored programs; 2) to enhance the professional development of AHEC directors, staff and board members; and 3) to enable participants to develop new approaches that advance the AHEC mission.
Proposals are to be submitted online this year. Please read all of the directions carefully to ensure that all submission requirements are met.
Please click on the following link to access the online submission system:
Note: The due date for final submissions is Monday, January 20, 2014.
5. Rural Healthy People 2020 (RHP2020) Announcements
As we announced, the RHP2020 project will be conducting a Delphi Survey starting on December 2 and ending no later than December 18. We are looking to recruit 60 rural stakeholders representing all 10 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regions. Specifically, we want to create four panels of 15 people each. One panel will represent providers that could include, but are not limited to: doctors, nurses, public health practitioners, local health department directors, and FQHC and hospital administrators. A second panel would represent academics involved in rural education and/or research. A third would include people broadly involved in state policy (e.g., State Offices of Rural Health, Primary Care Associations, state public health, or rural health associations). The fourth panel will represent rural community members; those not employed in health care but with more than a passing knowledge or appreciation of health issues in their community. Some examples could be members of a federally qualified health center board of directors, local health department board, hospital board, health ministry, and social services.
Additional details about the Delphi can be found on the webinar recording around the 17-minute mark. http://srph.tamhsc.edu/centers/srhrc/
If you are interested in participating in the Delphi Survey or know of others who might be interested, please click on the following link: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_abK0R75QMeQftYx
If you have difficulties linking, try cutting and pasting the link into your browser. The link will take you to a web-based survey site where you will be asked to read an informed consent about the project. If you agree to participate, provide us with an email address you use regularly, and complete a few demographic questions that will enable us to place you in the appropriate panel.
Please act now. As we get closer to the December 2 start date, we may be sending out another email soliciting your help with recruitment for specific panels.
6. National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education News
National Advisory Council holds first meeting; members urge National Center to "inform, connect, engage and advance"
Nexus Innovations Incubator sites launched; research agendas set
Post articles, presentations, or videos on National Center's Resource Exchange!
All Together Better Health is inviting student poster presentations for its conference June 6-8, 2014.
National Association of School Nurses has posted a three-segment video series on oral health.
Collaborative Change Leadership: A Certificate Program for Healthcare & Health Education Leaders
Improving Quality & Safety for Diverse Populations: An Innovative Interprofessional Curriculum Webinar
7. The Next NAO Update Will be Released Dec. 10
Mission Statement: Our vision is that the AHEC network is the national leader in developing a highly competent and diverse health care workforce for underserved populations.
To submit an item, please click here. Deadline: Thursdays, noon CST.