|NAO UPDATE | Provided as a Member Benefit
||January 30, 2017
From the President's Office
Greetings AHEC Colleagues,
I am hoping that everyone is having a great start to their week. On behalf of the NAO Board
and Leadership Transitions team, I write to let you know we are continuing our work and timeline
to have identified a CEO of NAO by June 30, 2017. We will be posting the position description
soon and welcome interested candidates.
In the meantime, Happy Monday and Happy Writing!
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.
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.
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
Vaccine hesitancy webinar
Nearly 200 people attended "The Immunity Community: Evidence-Based Strategies
for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy" webinar last week. Thanks so much for your efforts
in promoting! Did you hear from health professionals who missed the live webinar? Here’s the link for individuals to register for the archived webinar: Archived Webinar Registration. All live and archived webinar views count
toward your state goals to educate health professionals! We're already planning our
next national webinar training. For this one, we'll get the perspective from a
pediatrician as well as an otolaryngologist on how a pinch of prevention is worth
a pound of cure when it comes to HPV. More information coming soon.
Social media training for states
All of the state entities funded through our project are required to attend an
upcoming training "Social Media: Tips, Time Savers and Reporting" set for 2 p.m. ET,
Thursday, Feb. 16. Register Now.
Dissemination is a key element in the HPV project and we want to utilize as many
dissemination platforms as we can so that others may become aware of our efforts as
a collective group, as well as allow you to promote your upcoming events to your
networks! Tracking the number of people impacted through dissemination via social
media is fairly straightforward. In this webinar, you'll learn how to increase your
social media presence (specifically with Twitter and Facebook) and how to report your
dissemination on the reporting spreadsheet. There's also a new dissemination tracking
tool you can use to keep track of your reach!
Finish out Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!
There's two days left to get your Cervical Cancer Awareness messages out. Here's a
sample post you can use:
Twitter: Hear from providers, parents & patients about why the #HPVvax
is so important for boys & girls #HPV #CancerPrevention http://bit.ly/2hGXbp1
Facebook: Hear from providers, parents, and patients about why the #HPV
vaccine is so important for boys and girls. #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth #HPV
Thanks for helping us spread the word that HPV vaccination equals cancer prevention!
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Planning
The NLM is developing a new strategic plan in 2017. Since the last plan was developed,
significant advances in biomedical informatics, data science, precision medicine, open
access to biomedical information, and changes in our country's health systems, are offering
new directions and opportunities for scientific achievement. Follow
this link to read more
about NLM's process, planning themes and proposed areas of exploration for the future.
Save the Date!
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4-5, 2017, Madison, WI. Health
Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement. Sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy.
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.
Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, Knoxville, TN. 2nd Annual
Health Literacy Summit at the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park. From the University of Tennessee.
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, February 8
12 noon CST
Watch the next Monday Update for call in information!
Topic: Community Health Workers
The discussion will be led by Gail Emrick, Executive Director, SEAHEC, Nogales, Arizona
She will be joined by Arizona's Community Health Worker Association President, Floribella Redondo
Please plan to join this discussion!
Health Careers Collaborative Opportunity for NAO Membership with the Association of American Medical Colleges
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
For a quarter of a century, the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
successfully empowered students underrepresented in the health professions, and provided the
proper resources and tools for students to successfully act upon their dreams in specific health
careers. In 2016, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) program expanded to include
students interested in ALL areas of health care, not just within the medical or dental profession,
to provide an interprofessional education focus.
Today, the Summer Health Professions Education Program (formerly SMDEP)
www.shpep.org sponsored by the AAMC, serves as the free, six-week
academic enrichment program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Eligible students include,
but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska
Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage.
In our tradition of partnership, the NAO membership has been invited to partner with AAMC to share
resource information about the SHPEP opportunity links and program brochure in your service regions,
to better support and facilitate access to interested health career students who may benefit.
The AAMC encourages participants to apply and take the opportunity to join this FREE, summer
enrichment program that is filled with countless career development opportunities. For more information,
Learn more about the new educational opportunities provided by the Summer Health Professions Education
Program (SHPEP) and apply today at www.shpep.org.
Students are encouraged to apply early. Early application deadline is February 1, 2017
and regular applications must be received by March 1, 2017.
Webinar Date: Thursday, January 26 @ 5:00 PM EST
Event address for attendees to register: https://aamc1.webex.com/aamc1/onstage/g.php?MTID=efddf91e8dca292473f59dd3a65896b66
An In-Depth look into the Career-Enrichment Opportunity at the
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
Learn the first-hand experience of past Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)
scholars who successfully completed the 6-week summer career-enrichment experience! The
University of Iowa will also offer great tips and insight to potential applicants eager to
apply. Interested participants and potential applicants also have the opportunity to ask
questions regarding the admissions process.
Register today and join in on the upcoming SHPEP webinar!
Harness the Power of AmeriCorps to Address Mental Health Challenges in Your Community
The Mental Health First Aid Corps is accepting applications from agencies
interested in hosting a full-time AmeriCorps member for the 2017 program year.
Application deadline - March 31, 2017
Notice of Acceptance – April 14, 2017
AmeriCorps Member Service Year Start Date – Sept/Oct 2017
Click here to complete our simplified host site application http://health360.org/mhfac_app.html
The Mental Health First Aid Corps is an innovative AmeriCorps Program that supports implementation
of MHFA in communities across the nation. AmeriCorps members, trained as MHFA instructors, are placed
at host sites focusing their service year implementing MHFA.
Since its inception, MHFA Corps AmeriCorps members have had tremendous impact at their host site
agencies. Click here for impact
Benefits of Hosting an AmeriCorps Member
An AmeriCorps member improves your organization's capacity to address mental health needs in your
community through service. A full-time AmeriCorps member serving 40 hours per week for 10 months at
your agency will:
- implement MHFA certification classes;
- build capacity to address community mental health care needs; and
- raise funds to support mental health focused service activities.
How Health360 Fits In
Health360 leads the MHFA Corps in partnership with the Corporation for National and
Community Service and the National Council for Behavioral Health.
Health360 handles all administrative requirements for your AmeriCorps member so you
can focus on building effective programs that improve people's lives.
Informational Conference Call
To learn more please join one of the following conference calls:
- Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11 to 12 p.m. Eastern
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern
- Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11 to 12 p.m. Eastern
- Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern
Call in Number: 712-775-7031
Meeting ID: 468 634 766
Or, you can contact Tricia directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-758-1110 x11
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: