December 2021 | Issue 9
At this special time of year, we give thanks for our partners.

We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us to support you in your efforts to provide the best possible care for those in your community. We look forward to moving into the New Year together.

Wishing you peace and joy of the season and a 2022 full of success.

Happy holidays!
from all of us at PATH
´╗┐Finding a PATH for Reducing Readmissions
Education, data and planning are key steppingstones in driving health care improvement efforts. That is what one Indian Health Service facility is embracing, as, with support from PATH, it looks to reduce unnecessary readmissions and explore strategies to best impact readmissions rates.

Context Clues: Using SDOH to Enhance Treatment | Register
Thursday, Dec. 16 | 12-1 p.m. CT | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. MT | 10-11 a.m. PT
This monthly training series was developed by the Mid-America MHTTC and Aetna Better Health of Kansas to provide tools to identify social determinants of health (SDOH) and strategies for addressing them. A certificate for 0.5 contact hours will be provided upon each 30-minute session. Today's webinar includes:
  • Internet Access (30 minutes)
  • Transportation and Social Support (30 minutes)
CMS ITU Outreach and Education Trainings | Learn more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs has posted its 2022 schedule for virtual trainings. ITU staff are encouraged to register for the training in their respective Indian Health Service (IHS) area, but registration is allowed for any IHS area of interest. Each webinar offers continuing education credits (CEUs). Number of CEUs available varies, depending on the agenda. Registration does not open until 30 days before the training. View full calendar.
  • IHS Phoenix Area | Weeks of January 24 and 31
  • IHS Navajo Area | Weeks of March 21 and 28
  • IHS Billings Area | Weeks of April 4 and 11
  • IHS Albuquerque Area | Weeks of April 18 and 25
  • IHS Oklahoma City Area | Weeks of May 9 and 16
  • IHS Great Plains Area | Weeks of June 6 and 13
  • IHS Bemidji Area | Weeks of June 20 and 27

This material was prepared by Comagine Health for the American Indian Alaska Native Healthcare Quality Initiative under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. NQIIC-AIHQI-163-12/07/2021