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NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit June 1, 2015

From the CEO's Office

Short report this week:

I'll be Washington, D.C. for most of this week for a variety of meetings and a presentation at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved annual conference and workforce forum. At the ACU conference I'll be providing an overview of NAO and the AHEC Program and the role AHECs play in workforce recruitment and retention. I'll be meeting with the Acting Director of the National Indian Health Board and staff from the Division of Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda. I'll share results of the meetings here in next week's update.

Tuesdays with Trachtenberg

The next "Tuesdays with Trachtenberg" call will be Tuesday June 9th from 12:30--1:30pm EST.

On our last call we discussed the NAO Orlando Business Summit and the need to keep the energy alive, as well as how we can consider supporting hosted AHECs and Program Offices from an entrepreneurial perspective. Dial in at:

1-605-475-3220: Passcode: 245171#

Join us to see where the discussion will go!

Traumatic Brain Injury Webinar

Translational Neurorehabilitation Outcomes: Research Trends and Person-centered Care

June 11, 2015; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

Trauma care and acute care have significantly improved the survival of and reduced disability in individuals who have sustained moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, post-hospital care has been less well defined or validated as an intervention for this population. This webinar addresses research which supports the neurological continuum of care from the neurological intensive care unit through post-hospital care to return home.   

Current research substantiates that post-hospital care leads to positive results and ultimately decreases disability in individuals with extensive injury. Statistical analyses such as the Rasch statistical technique have the potential for determining the level of rehabilitation intervention. This technique reveals that Instrumental Activities of Daily Living tend to be the most difficult skills to rehabilitate and those to change last in the skill acquisition continuum. This analysis provides a method to facilitate person-centered care outcomes. For those with fewer resources, this model can be adapted to person-centered therapy in the home.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how current research trends in post-hospital rehabilitation impact healthcare decisions
  • Discuss outcomes prediction, measuring and monitoring and cost utilization
  • Incorporate the application of the facility-based model to the home and community level for the individual with limited resources

Presenter

Gordon J. Horn, Ph.D.
National Director of Clinical Outcome Services
NeuroRestorative
Orlando, Florida

Moderator

Maj. Pamela DiPatrizio, AN, MSN, CEN, CPEN
Chief, Office of Education Outreach
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Registration

Sign up for the webinar at http://dcoe.adobeconnect.com/tbijun2015/event/registration.html.

Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details. Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.    

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit will be available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG) at http://dcoe.cds.pesgce.com following the event. Registering with PESG for continuing education credit is in addition to general event registration.

The 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 their families.

Job Opportunity - Executive Director

The Champlain Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a nonprofit corporation, seeks an exceptional individual with strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to serve as Executive Director. Champlain Valley AHEC’s primary goal is to build our communities health care capacity through a focus on education and support to students and health care professionals. Champlain Valley AHEC accomplishes this by providing opportunities for middle, high school, and undergraduate students to explore careers in health professions and by assisting with the recruitment, retention, and education of community physicians, students, and residents in medicine, allied health, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. Champlain Valley AHEC serves Grand Isle, Franklin, Chittenden and Addison counties and is based in St. Albans, Vermont.

The Executive Director works for the Board of Directors, and in collaboration with the statewide AHEC network, including the UVM AHEC office. The Director supervises a small staff and is responsible for the daily operations of the agency.

Qualifications sought: a Master’s degree in a health related field or at least 5 years in health care or higher education administration. The successful candidate must have experience in grant management, marketing, and fundraising. Excellent interpersonal communication, both oral and written, and organizational skills are required. Familiarity with the four county region is desirable. A complete job description is available at www.cvahec.org/about/employment-opportunities/.

Apply by June 15 with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Champlain Valley AHEC Search Committee
92 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT  05478

mhorton@cvahec.org

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