From the CEO's Office
Exciting times on the horizon! After a great deal of work to establish much of the CDC HPV project's operational "nuts and bolts", the NAO National
Training Center team is ready to launch the search for the 10 HPV Project Regional Coordinators needed for the project, followed shortly thereafter by
the search for the participating AHECs, of which we need 55 (though possibly slightly fewer)
The leadership team, made up of Gretchen Forsell, Trisha Schultz, Terry Zollinger, Cindy Lewis and our GWU colleagues Mandi Chapman and Aubrey
Villalobos have worked diligently internally and with the CDC over the past few months to frame the project as well as to work in partnership with the
other CDC HPV Project awardee associations (American Cancer Society; Academic Pediatric Association; American Academy of Pediatrics). Once the Regional
Coordinators come on board, those individuals will become part of an expanded leadership team.
I'm thrilled with the work the team has put in thus far, and extremely excited to take the next steps and functionally get the project moving across
the country. Please see specific information below regarding two upcoming webinars that will explain in greater detail the process of hiring and the role
of the HPV Project Coordinators.
HPV Project Regional Coordinator Job Announcement!
Background: The NAO National Training Center is embarking on the Improving HPV Immunization Rates on a National Scale Utilizing the National AHEC Network
project. The project will work in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the HPV immunization rates of 11 and 12 year
old, males and females, throughout the nation by improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine.
To complete this project, 10 regional HPV project coordinators will be hired to work closely with selected AHEC entities in each state within their region
to establish and maintain links with appropriate resources. Learn more about regional coordinators’ role, the job description, the desired qualification,
application process and salary. You've got two chances to hear more about this exciting opportunity:
(Content will be the same at each session)
Region A: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York
Region B: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey
Region C: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
Region D: Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi
Region E: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Region F: New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Region G: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska
Region H: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
Region I: Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada
Region J: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington
"Tuesdays with Trachtenberg"
The next "Tuesday with.." call will be Tuesday February 3rd, 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#. Please join us to see where the dialogue will go!
Have a great week!
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
Intent to Submit Proposal Due Date – January 16, 2015
Please email your intent to submit a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Intent to apply is not mandatory but is helpful to NWCTAHEC for planning purposes.
Proposal Due Date: February 27, 2015
Submit proposals to: email@example.com
Direct all questions regarding this RFP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open
and will close on March 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM EST.
Program provides loan repayment assistance to licensed primary care medical,
dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who serve in communities
with limited access to health care. There are both full-time and half-time
2015 application cycle is expected to be competitive. On average, it can take
up to three weeks to complete an application so applicants are encouraged to
apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some
loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan
resources include the Application and Program Guidance and instructions on how to apply.
assistance provided by NHSC program staff is available during the following
- NHSC Loan
Repayment Application & Program Guidelines Webinar
3, 2015 from 8:00 – 9:30 PM EST
Access link: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/nhsclrp2015/
Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
* To participate in the webinar, you will need to use both the access
link and the dial-in number.
- NHSC Loan Repayment Technical
Assistance Conference Call #1
18, 2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
- NHSC Loan
Repayment Technical Assistance Conference Call #2
2015 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST
Dial-in Number: 1-888-391-6801
Health Service Corps
Learn more from
Felicia Hamilton, MD
Nick Box, PA
Sean Boynes, DDS
Society Hill, SC
Patrick Carillo, PhD
AHRQ’s Primary Care Practice
The primary care medical home, also
referred to as the patient centered medical home (PCMH), advanced primary
care, and the healthcare home, is a promising model for transforming the
organization and delivery of primary care.
We provide implementers, decision
makers, and researchers with access to evidence-based resources about the
medical home and its potential to transform primary care and improve the
quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of U.S. health care.
Please visit us at pcmh.ahrq.gov.
This electronic newsletter continues our
efforts toward building a learning network for individuals with an interest
in practice facilitation. We will use this listserv to share questions and
answers submitted by learning forum members, as well as resources, research
articles, and events of interest to the community.
Upcoming Newsletter Topic
Academic Detailing as a Quality Improvement Tool
Educational Outreach to Improve Care Quality
Peer-to-peer visits by academic
detailers can help improve clinical practice and the quality of care.
Academic detailing can build leadership buy-in to proposed practice changes
and help leaders understand the role of practice facilitators and how they
can help practices implement these changes. This topic is the focus of Module 10 of The Practice Facilitation Handbook: Training Modules for
New Facilitators and Their Trainers. The
upcoming newsletter will explore best practices for academic detailing
sessions, including how to identify and prepare detailers and execute a
successful peer-to-peer educational session within practices where you serve
as a facilitator.
Academic Detailing Training
National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD) announced its spring
training session will be held on May 4th and 5th in
Boston, MA. The session is sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and
Harvard Medical School and uses training materials developed with a grant
from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The session
addresses theory and principles of academic detailing, evaluating clinical
evidence, and dissecting an academic detailing call. In addition, small
groups will work on messaging, communications, and provide opportunities for
practice and critique. More information and registration links can be found
on NaRCAD’s website.
Engaging patients as
partners in care: How practice facilitators can support patient
Register Now! Thursday, January 29 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET
This is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to
share AHRQ’s development of tools and resources for training primary care
practice facilitators (PFs). Patient engagement is a central element of the
PCMH as well as a patient's own experience of their care. PFs can help
practices improve how they engage patients by helping practices gather
feedback and ideas from their patients, use this information to redesign
visits and services to support better patient engagement and an improved
patient experience, as well as direct practices to resources that can help
them build their capacity in these areas.
This webinar will feature the experiences of a PF who
worked successfully with practice leaders and patients to transform diabetes
care visits in a primary care practice. In addition, Cindy Brach will
share information on the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit and
how it can support patient engagement work. This webinar is appropriate for
practice facilitators, their trainers, and any organization interested in
starting a practice facilitation program. Speakers include:
· Lyndee Knox,
PhD, CEO, LA Net Community Health Resource Network
· Cindy Brach,
MPP, Senior Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ
Deswert, RN, BSN, RN Care Manager, Annville Family Medicine
To register, please click here.
would like to listen to any of our first three webinars in the series,
regarding PF Case Studies, Use of Health IT, or Supporting Patient Safety, respectively, please click the
appropriate link and register for the event you wish to listen to. If you
have already registered for these events, simply sign in. This will bring you
to all of the resources available during the live event, including audio with
closed-captioning and a slide deck.
Practical Insights on
Meeting Objectives of Meaningful Use III
Register Now! Wednesday, January 28 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is hosting a webinar that
will outline 3 grantees' evaluations of how to meet select CMS Meaningful Use
III Objectives. They will present their research findings on the feasibility
of selected objectives related to clinical decision support, care
coordination, and the use of electronic health records in pediatric primary
Sarah Scholle, DrPH, National Committee for Quality Assurance; Kim Kimminau,
PhD, The University of Kansas Medical Center; Muriel Jean-Jacques, MD,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Alex Fiks, MD, The
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Rebecca Roper, MS, MPH, Director, Practice-Based Research Network Initiative,
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Determination of credit is pending.
register, please click here.
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