|NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit
||January 3, 2017
From the President's Office
Happy New Year Colleagues!
I hope that each of you enjoyed the holiday season and as we enter 2017,
may the New Year bring you success, prosperity and happiness.
Last week we received the Area Health Education Centers Program, HRSA-17-071
Funding Opportunity Announcement, with a due date of March 29, 2017. Included in
the announcement are dates for an AHEC Webinar, scheduled January 18, 2017 from
2 pm – 4 pm EST and two Technical Assistance calls on February 7, 2017 from 2 pm
– 3 pm EST and February 22, 2017 from 2 pm – 3 pm EST.
See the announcement here.
Other news, the NAO Leadership Transitions Team and Executive committees will meet this week and the NAO Board will be meeting next week; we will continue to work closely with our colleagues to assure that timely information is shared.
Onward and forward,
Area Health Education Centers Program
Application Due Date: March 29, 2017
Apply to this grant on the grants.gov website.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau
of Health Workforce (BHW) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Area
Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program. The AHEC Program develops and enhances education
and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based
organizations. In turn, these networks support BHW's strategic priorities to increase
diversity and distribution among health professionals, enhance health care quality, and
improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.
Entities eligible for the Infrastructure Development (ID) phase include
accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, incorporated consortia of such
schools, or the parent institutions of such schools. With respect to states in which no AHEC
Program is in operation, an accredited school of nursing is eligible to apply.
Entities eligible for Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement (POSME)
phase include entities that have previously received AHEC Program funding from HRSA for more
than 12 years.
AHEC Webinar will be held on January 18, 2017
Technical assistance calls related to the application process for the
AHEC Program will be held on February 7 and February 22, 2017. All calls will be recorded
and will be available for replay.
January 18, 2017
2:00-4:00 PM ET
Dial in: 1-800-369-1747
Link to Webinar: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/fy17-foa-webinar/
Webinar Instant Replay: 1-888-296-6943
Available until January 18, 2018
Technical Assistance Call #1
February 7, 2017
2:00-3:00 P.M. ET
Dial in: 1-888-769-8919
Instant Replay: 1-866-367-6867
Available until February 7, 2018
Technical Assistance Call #2
February 22, 2017
2:00-3:00 P.M. ET
Dial in: 1-800-369-1786
Instant Replay: 1-800-513-1167
Available until February 22, 2018
National Training Center
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
Happy New Year and welcome to January! Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer
Awareness Month? Help spread the word with social media. Here's an example of what you
can post on social media this week to help the cause:
Twitter: #DYK January is #CervicalCancerAwareness Month! Prevent #cancer
with #HPV vaccine and #screening. #2shots2stopCancer
Facebook: Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?
Prevent cancer with the HPV vaccine and screening. https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html
Speaking of social media…
Twitter conversations regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine — which
protects against sexually transmitted infections — tend to be positive, researchers
say. Read more via
U.S. News & World Report.
Vaccine Hesitancy webinar
Get the New Year off to a great start by offering an extraordinary training program!
We are very pleased to offer our next webinar aimed at health professionals, "The Immunity
Community: Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy," at 3 p.m.
ET, Thursday, Jan. 26. Todd Faubion, PhD, and Mackenzie Melton, MPH, of the non-profit
WithinReach, will share lessons learned in a three-year intervention that engaged parents to
advocate in favor of immunizations in their communities and review strategies that have been
shown, with statistical significance, to change immunization attitudes and beliefs. There is
no continuing education credit associated with this presentation, however, attendees can
request a certificate of attendance. Please promote this webinar to health professionals, medical
office staff and health professions students in your networks. Those interested professionals
may use this link to register: http://nao-ntc.adobeconnect.com/immunitycommunity/event/registration.html.
International Health Literacy Association
The newly formed International Health Literacy Association (IHLA) is open for business!
Visit the association website http://i-hla.org
for your free membership, to join an active work group, or to learn more about its mission
and vision for health literate societies.
Save the Date!
Friday, January 20, 2017, Orlando, FL. Florida
Health Literacy Summit at Nemours Children's Hospital. A full day of workshops and lunch for $45.
Friday, May 5, 2017, Greensboro, NC. 3rd
Annual Patient Education Summit: Hands-On Advancement Tools and Strategies. Sponsored by Greensboro AHEC,
Southern Regional AHEC and Cone Health.
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5, 2017, Madison, WI. Health
Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement. Sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy.
Informatics Health IT Summit Series could soon be coming to a location near you! The events provide healthcare
leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare. The 2017 Summit Series will come to
San Diego, Cleveland, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, Nashville, Denver, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Beverly Hills, and Dallas.
Center Director Constituency Group Call
Wednesday, January 11 – 12 noon to 1 pm CST
(Please note time change from announcement at Population Health Webinar)
Legislative Advocacy Update from Kristina Fjeld-Sparks, NAO Public Policy Committee Chair
Diversified Funding: Several center directors will open the discussion by sharing their funding experiences, but please be prepared to share your experience or ask questions.
Dial in number: 513-386-0000
Open to all center directors
Special Interest Groups
Please keep the momentum going on the NAO SIGs — I know that they have been useful! Remember: anyone
can add a SIG and work with AHEC colleagues from anywhere in the country. It may make sense to create more SIGs
regarding AHEC redesign with a focus on practice transformation. If there is interest, we can supply a dial-in
number and log-in for those interested in sharing information and resources.
Here's the link to the growing spreadsheet; and remember, you can edit and add areas of interest.
Please remember to check out the Employment section of the NAO website for current job listings.
Current Openings are for: