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November 10, 2014

Dear NAO Colleagues:
It is with deep personal regret that I inform you of the recent death of the husband of one of our long time NAO members, colleague, and Board Member, Carol Giffin-Jeansonne. Carol’s husband Carl passed away this weekend. Everyone in the AHEC Network sends their thoughts and prayers to you Carol and to your family as you grieve your loss. If you would like to send Carol your condolences, please send them to

From the Executive Director's Office

Only three weeks to go until our NAO Fall Conference. We have a great agenda planned and it will be extremely important for us to have a strong presence in Washington DC. Please register as soon as you can​:

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

National Training Center HPV Project Kick-off Webinar Reminder!

Have you registered for one of the HPV Project Kick-off webinars? If you have, great! We can't wait to spill the beans on this exciting new project. If you haven't, then what are you waiting for? You won't want to miss getting an overview of the new national project through NAO to train clinicians on the HPV vaccine and the different ways that AHECs can become involved. There are three opportunities for you to log in and/or phone in to learn more:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. Eastern. Register Now
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 3 p.m. Eastern. Register Now (Please note there is a HRSA conference call scheduled at this same time that may affect program offices.)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. Eastern. Register Now

Content will be the same at all three sessions. Pick the day and time that works best in your schedule. It's only 30 minutes!

Still can't make it? Don't worry! We'll record it! Drop us a note at for a link to the recording.


  • The CDC reports that "about eight million women 21 to 65 years of age have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years... {and} more than half of new cases occur among women who have never or rarely been screened."

Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"

Our next call will be Tuesday November 18th and are now being held every other week. The call after 11/18 will be on 12/9 as we will be in Washington, DC for the NAO fall conference on 12/2.

**Next Call: Tuesday 11/18/14: 12:30-1:30 EST: Please dial in at 1-605-475-3220. Please make note of the new dial-in number, Passcode: 245171#. Please join us to see where the dialogue will go!

Change Lab Solutions

I stumbled across this resource regarding the law & policy innovation for the common good. I thought it was interesting; it may be worth a quick look:

Have a great week!

Integrating Technology into DoD Efforts to Promote Psychological Health

Date/Time: November 20, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)


Many behavioral health providers are beginning to incorporate modern technologies into the psychotherapy relationship and process, often at the encouragement of patients who bring apps and downloaded Internet material into clinical settings. This presentation will articulate various opportunities for enhancing the therapeutic impact inherent in several current technologies including web and mobile applications, simulations and distance collaboration technologies and will highlight the necessary steps for moving forward with an integrated model of behavioral health care.

During this webinar participants will learn to:

  • Understand and articulate reasons why the standard of practice in behavioral health does not currently incorporate the use of modern technologies to include web and mobile applications and distance collaboration technologies
  • Describe some promising opportunities for improving behavioral health care through the use of these technologies as an adjunct to standard treatment
  • Outline the steps needed for moving forward with the integration of these technologies into their standard practice


Don Workman, Ph.D.
National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Wash.

Robert Ciulla, Ph.D.
National Center for Telehealth and Technology Defense Centers of Excellence for
Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Wash.

Kathleen G. Charters, Ph.D., RN, CPHIMS
Clinical Information Systems Specialist
Defense Health Agency, Healthcare Operations, Clinical Support, Health Systems Performance
Falls Church, Va.

Continuing Education
Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before Nov. 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EST) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

To qualify for receipt of continuing education credit for applicable webinars, eligible participants must create a profile in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System and register for the event on, or before, the event registration deadline. Complete responses to all pre-registration questions are required to be eligible to receive credit for attending this event. For guidance on creating a user account and event registration in the Duke Medicine Learning Management System site, please visit

Please note:  DCoE's awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and/or their families.

For details, please visit: Additionally since September 2014 for Psychology: This activity complies with all of the continuing education criteria identified through the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Requirements.

Sign up for the webinar at

Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.
If your network security settings do not allow access to the Duke Medicine website, use another network or device to access the registration page. Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Connect Online to attend the webinar.