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January 12, 2015
From the CEO's Office
I hope you all are staying warm; it's more than a bit chilly in many parts of the country! As you saw last week, a number of announcements went out to you, our members. There was the CORE Data Collection Request, which is extremely important (details below) and the message regarding the way in which annual membership in NAO will work, effective 2015. I'm interested in hearing any comments or questions you may have about either. Please let me know.
CORE Data Collection Request
NAO Shortened and Simplified Annual Data Collection
In response to comments received on past data requests and in our continued effort to improve NAO data reporting, NAO CORE has made significant changes in our approach to annual data collection for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 reporting periods.
The few hours that you spend completing the forms could make all the difference as to whether or not AHECs continue to receive federal funds.
We are asking for two sets of data:
We have included specific instructions on each form that should allow you to complete the form efficiently and with the smallest time investment – an investment in AHEC's future.
In addition to completing the forms noted above, we would like you to share any questions and comments you had regarding your federal reporting, and any individual guidance you received from your project officer or the technical assistance center (e.g., types of sites you should/should not report, types of rotations you should/should not report, pipeline programs you should/should not report, etc.). We would also like to know your thoughts on the data you are reporting to NAO. Do you feel the numbers you are providing accurately reflect your program? If not, why not?
Please, please, please take the time to provide the requested data. The importance of your data and your comments on the reporting process cannot be overstated. We believe you will be surprised at how relatively painless it is. Please help us provide our leadership with the data they need to tell our story and demonstrate our value to our legislators. We cannot do it without you.
All data should be submitted to Kerrin Smith, NAO CORE Annual Data Collection and Reporting Co-Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 15, 2015. Reporting questions should be directed to Detra Brown, NAO CORE Annual Data Collection and Reporting Co-Chair, at email@example.com.
Your participation in the NAO data collection effort has never been more important. Every AHEC matters. We must have 100% participation!
Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps
Northwestern CT AHEC (NWCTAHEC) is requesting proposals from AHECs interested in participating in the Youth Mental Health First Aid Corps.
Follow this link for a copy of the Request for Proposals.
NWCTAHEC seeks AHECs to serve as the host site for a full-time AmeriCorps member during the program year September 2015 to August 2016. AmeriCorps members will be trained as Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructors and will implement YMHFA trainings for a wide cross section of community members who work with young people. Host site staff is also able to be trained as a YMHFA instructor to help build sustainability for the YMHFA program.
YMHFA is an evidenced based training program that helps individuals and communities better understand mental health and respond appropriately to adolescents who may be experiencing a mental health issue. In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, President Obama and other national, state and local leaders are calling for the widespread implementation of YMHFA as a strategy to improve access to mental health care services for young people suffering from mental illness.
Intent to Submit Proposal Due Date – January 16, 2015
Proposal Due Date: February 27, 2015
Submit proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct all questions regarding this RFP to: email@example.com
"Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"
The next call will be Tuesday January 20th, and, as a reminder, calls are now being held every other week from 12:30-1:30 EST: Please dial in at 1-605-475-3220: Passcode: 245171#.
One item we will want to discuss is new legislation in Louisiana regarding safeguarding PII for students. None of the requirements in the legislation are a problem except for one: the legislation requires information to be destroyed the within 30 days of the end of the contract (which would be the end of the program). That would mean tracking could not occur. Do other AHECs have this issue? Please join the call if you have any experience in this area or can offer some guidance.
Have a great week and stay warm!
Application of Behavioral Health Technology Tools in the Clinical Care of mTBI
Date/Time: January 15, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (EST)
During this webinar, participants will learn to:
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 https://www.dcri.org/cee/education/ethosce-learning-center/EthosCE_Fundamentals.pdf
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: http://www.dcoe.mil/Libraries/Documents/DCoE-Monthly-Webinar-Series-Continuing-Education-Accreditation-April-2014.pdf. 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 https://continuingeducation.dcri.duke.edu/application-behavioral-health-technology-tools-clinical-care-mtbi
Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.
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