From the Execut
From the Executive Director's Office
I'm sure most of you, by now, know that the CR/Omnibus has been completed and that AHEC Program funding for FY15 will be $30.250 million--which
is a tremendous accomplishment--though it does reflect a slight decrease from FY14 funding levels by $76,000. We've already started working to make our case
for AHEC Funding to be included in President Obama's FY16 Budget Proposal. I will keep you all apprised as to how our discussions evolve.
"Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"
We had a great group and a fantastic call last week where eight AHECers discussed the recently concluded fall conference, the appropriations
process for FY15 and FY16, federal reporting requirements and the language used in the president's budget justification in FY14 and FY15, as well
as the NAO National Training Center CDC HPV Project.
Our next call will be Tuesday December 23rd and, as a reminder, calls are now being held every other week.
**Next Call: Tuesday 12/23/14: 12:30-1:30 EST: Please dial in at 1-605-475-3220: Passcode: 245171#. Please join us to see where the dialogue will go!
NAO 2014 Fall Conference Presentations
Our Fall Conference just wrapped up and it was a great success. Thank you to all who attended.
The 2014 Fall Conference presentations are now available for immediate access using the link noted below as well as still being posted on the NAO website.
To access the presentations now, please click HERE.
Members can continue to access the presentations at any time by using the following instructions:
Go to www.nationalahec.org. Scroll your mouse over the word Events on the top
menu, then move your mouse down and click on Conference Proceedings. This will bring up the NAO member login screen. Enter your member user
id and password as noted. If you enter a successful login, you will see the conference presentations from this meeting as well as some from past meetings.
Simply click on the link under the 2014 Fall Conference header and you can then download what you need.
AHRQ SHARE Approach Listserv Message
AHRQ SHARE Approach to Shared Decision Making: New Resources Now Available
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers new resources to help clinicians understand and use findings from patient-centered
outcomes research in shared decision making. Free tools and workshops are part of the SHARE Approach, a five-step process for shared decision making.
Resources include patient decision aids, conversation starters, tips to communicate with patients, an implementation guide for clinical teams, and
a brief summarizing the benefits of shared decision making.
Train-the-trainer workshops are also being offered in locations across the country. Clinicians who participate will learn how to implement the
SHARE Approach and train peers in shared decision making. Participants can earn up to six hours of continuing medical education credits (CME)/continuing
education units (CEUs). For workshop participants, a learning network and webinar series will also be available to support ongoing implementation.
To learn more please visit the AHRQ website and review the attached documents (Drop-in Article, Fact Sheet, Partner Flyer).
To register for a train-the-trainer workshop near you, click here.
Have a great week and stay warm; it's cold out there!
Family Medicine Board ABFM) Prep Workshop
The MassAHEC Network and University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Family Medicine & Community Health will be holding
a Family Medicine Board (ABFM) Prep Workshop on January 30, 2015. This workshop will begin with a practice examination, followed
by a discussion of "best practice" test taking skills. The learner will apply “error analysis" to determine what skills
need to be addressed and the remainder of the day will be spent reviewing questions which will provide the basis of an individualized needs assessment.
The workshop will be 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 pm at the Shrewsbury, MA campus. The cost is: Attending $250.00 and PGY3 Resident $75.00. For more information
and a registration form, please contact Maryanne.Adams@umassmemorial.org.