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July 28, 2014

1. From the Executive Director's Office
I hope you all are taking time to enjoy summer; I finally feel like we're in a bit of a groove with kids' schedules and their myriad activities. I will be away from Tuesday August 12th through Friday August 22nd, and will be back in the office on Monday August 25th. I'll send out another reminder as the dates grow closer.

Items of Note This Week

Congratulations to Susan Stewart, Executive Director, Western Maryland Area Health Education Center, for her Center's participation on the Medscape video: "Incorporating an EHR Into the Practice Setting: The First Year". Dr. Sanjay Saxena from Hagerstown Family Medicine and a preceptor at the Western Maryland Area Health Education Center in Hagerstown, Maryland was one of the presenters:

You must be a member to view the video, but the membership is free. Please take a look.

Georgia AHEC Preceptor Tax Deduction Program

As was mentioned at the Charlotte NAO conference, the Georgia AHEC Preceptor Tax Deduction Program was passed this year. Denis Kornegay, Program Director at the Georgia Regents University AHEC, is happy to assist anyone wanting to work on this in their own state. Denise can be reached at or 706-721-8331.

Attached are three documents that may be of use: the bill, the department of revenue tax guide language, and the white paper The Georgia AHEC used with Georgia legislature to support the bill. I look forward to seeing how this develops.

"Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"

We had an excellent discussion last week on the "Tuesdays with Trachtenberg" call. Six AHECers discussed a wide variety of topics including the Fall 2014 Conference for which planning is underway, the joint PDCG and CDCG meeting in Charlotte, and the FY15 and FY16 Federal Funding cycles. Please consider dialing in next week to see where the conversation will take us:

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 EST: Dial in at 1-424-203-8400, Passcode: 245171#.

NAO Website

Please be sure to check out the NAO website on a regular basis. While the 2014 Charlotte conference piece hasn't yet come down (it will be coming down very soon), the presentations from the conference will be up shortly; we'll send a note out when that occurs.

In the far left-hand box at the bottom of the page is the "Latest News" section. Please be sure to take a look on a regular basis to see what's going on~anything that gets posted to the NAO FaceBook page or Twitter feed will wind up there as well:

Have a great week!

2. Call For Poster Abstracts

2014 NAMME Annual Conference
September 17-20, 2014
Indianapolis, IN

The National Association of Medical Educators, Inc. (NAMME) will offer a Poster Presentation session at this year's annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The poster session will take place during the NAMME Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 17th and provides opportunity for researchers, academicians and health profession and graduate students to gather and discuss scholarly work and research (quantitative and qualitative) that are aligned with NAMME's mission and vision. The session provides a forum for the extended exchange of ideas and networking among conference participants. Presentations should address issues relating to the conference theme "Next Level Thinking, Teaching and Advising". For a listing of suggested categories and topics see the attached "Conference Categories and Topics 2014' document.

To submit an abstract, please complete the attached poster abstract application and verify that all information is complete and accurate before making a submission. Abstract submission must be received on or before July 31, 2014 by 5:00 pm Eastern. All abstracts received on or before the deadline will be reviewed for acceptance by the review committee.

Please complete and return the application form along with abstract to:
Felicia Boyles at
cc: Linda James at

3. From A-TrACC

Coverage 2 Care Webinar
Open enrollment came and went. Now what? Dr. Pamela Roshell, Regional Director of Region 4 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will discuss lessons learned from the first Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period and what to expect from the next one in a webinar Thursday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. Eastern. She will also provide new resources to educate health professionals and consumers as part of the Coverage to Care Initiative. Register Now!

Fran Becker, Executive Director at Na Lei Wili AHEC in Hawaii, heard Dr. Roshell speak at the NAO Conference and said, "Hearing Dr. Roshell explain the background history, both the challenges and the opportunities, gave me a better perspective of the whole project nationally, and helped me realize what was being done at the state level, and eventually how it would impact our local community of consumers (individuals, families, businesses, and providers & their staff)." You don't want to miss it!

Marketplace Self-Study Guide
Would health professionals in your community be interested in free CE credit? The AHEC Marketplace Project includes a self-study guide that you can provide for free CE credit covering CME, CNE and Behavioral Health. Contact for the guide and a promotional flier. Did we mention that disseminating the self-study guide counts toward your goal of educating 50 people on the marketplace? It's that easy!

How's It Going?
Marketplace Project Participants, we want to hear from you! Were you able to download all of the Marketplace Curriculum materials? Will you be able to complete your trainings by mid-September? Drop us a note at if you haven't heard from us!

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.

Vision: Our vision is that the AHEC network is the national leader in developing a highly competent and diverse health care workforce for underserved populations.

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