May 9 , 2018
  WVPCA Weekly Outlook Newsletter
     A Newsletter on Community Centered Healthcare

We offer this publication as a member service of the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA).

If you have questions regarding our organization, WVPCA membership, or if you have content to suggest for this newsletter, please contact Kelsey Clough, Education and Communications Coordinator, by email or by phone at (304) 346-0032.


West Virginia Primary Care Association
1700 MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25314-1518
Quick Links: In This Issue.....

Liz Brunello, Joe Solomon: Charleston could be hip, historic and healthy
Read the entire article, originally from the  Charleston Gazette-Mail 

Mental health services available for North Central West Virginia veterans
Read the entire article, originally from the 
Exponent Telegram  here

Alternative treatments for new patients with chronic pain helping with opioid decline
Read the entire article, originally from the 
Exponent Telegram  here
New Webinar Opportunity! Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
Individuals are pulled in more directions than ever with increasing pressure to accomplish more in both the professional and personal arenas which can lead to stress and depletion. Join the WVPCA and featured speaker Carli Mareneck, with the Greenbrier County Health Alliance, in conjunction with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine,  as we discuss the concept of Mindfulness for Stress Reduction. Research has shown that regularly and consistently practicing mindfulness can increase self-compassion and empathy for others. This one-hour webinar will provide tools and tips for implementing mindfulness habits as part of your routine. 

What You Need to Know
When: May 25, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Where: Via WebEx
Who: All Health Center Staff, School-Based Health Center Staff and Behavioral Health Center Staff 

Registration and additional information is available here
Register Today! Protecting Our Students: Revisiting Suicide Prevention, Mental Health and Gun Safety
Health care providers face many challenges when working with patients who are at risk for suicide. Some patients may not disclose thoughts of suicide, and even if they do, the health care provider must make judgement calls about possible future behavior, often with insufficient or contradictory information. 

Suicide is the  second leading cause of death  for youth. There are approximately  2.5 times  as many deaths from suicide yearly than from homicide.  F irearms  cause nearly half of all suicides. For each successful suicide there are roughly  25 attempts  with many attempts leading to hospitalization.

Please join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) for this free webinar with Barri Faucett, Director of Prevent Suicide WV, known for her expertise on this subject. This hour long interactive learning opportunity will address suicide prevention along with how poor mental health increases the risk and the role of gun safety. SBHCs are a critical venue for assessing not only a child's physical health, but their emotional health as well.

What You Need to Know
When: May 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM
Where: Via WebEx
Who: School-Based Health Center Staff and Behavioral Health Center Staff 

Registration and additional information is available here
State NewsStateNews
New HIV ECHO Launching in May
As part of the HepC ECHO hosted by the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a HIV ECHO is scheduled to launch at the end of May. Please find the updated schedule and additional information below.
Training Opportunity - BLOCK HIV/HCV 
Registration is now open for a Block HIV/HCV (Bringing Local Communities Together to Eliminate Coinfection Through Knowledge and Partnerships) training scheduled for Saturday, June 2 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston. The training is intended for a multidisciplinary audience, including community-based infectious disease specialists and other human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treaters, gastroenterology/hepatology clinicians, mental health specialists, substance abuse specialists, correctional health care professionals, public policy/public health officials, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV advocacy groups, payers, and clinical office staff who are engaged in the care of patients with HIV and/or HCV.

Participants can earn up to 5 hours of CME/CNW/CPE credit. 

For more information, find the flyer here
West Virginia Webinar and Training Opportunities 
2018 Viral Hepatitis Summit:Engaging Multi-Disciplinary Partners to Improve Hepatitis B and C Care in WV 
When May 31 - June 1, 2018 
Where: Resort at Glade Springs
WhatThe event flyer is available 
here . If you plan to attend, please complete a brief survey here

2018 Immunization Summit
When: June 21-22
Where: Charleston Civic Center
What:  The Annual West Virginia Immunization Summit, in partnership with the KidStrong Conference, is an action-oriented event targeted toward public and private sector organizations with an interest in improving immunization rates in West Virginia. Various sessions at the Summit will be targeted toward healthcare and public health professionals, educators, students, business leaders, and others interested in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in West Virginia 

To register, click  here

26th Annual  WV Rural Health Conference
When: October 17-19
Where: Pipestem State Resort
WhatThis conference features national and state best practices speakers, provides continuing education to physicians, attorneys, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, community health educators and others, and is an unparalleled opportunity to network with others interested in improving rural health care in West Virginia.

Registration is available here

Save the Date: 12th Annual Southern Obesity Summit
When: October 22-24
Where: Charleston, WV
WhatThe Southern Obesity Summit (SOS) is the largest regional obesity prevention event in the United States, drawing hundreds of participants from 16 Southern States consisting of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.  Together, these states join forces to fight obesity.
National NewsNationalNews
Save the Date: 2018 Medicaid Summit 

To download the Save the Date, click here
FTCA University Training Scheduled for June 7-8 in Harrisburg, PA
HRSA, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers and KEPRO are hosting a Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCCA) University on June 7-8 in Harrisburg, PA. 

Topics covered in the training include - but are not limited to - the following:
  • FTCA Basic Policy and Program Procedures
  • Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Primary Health Care and Health Centers
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • EHRs and eDiscovery
  • Risk Management: Foundations in Clinical Risk Management & Safety
  • Claims Management
Registration is $150 per person and CME credits will be available upon completion of the two-day training. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to the training as educational materials will only be available electronically. 

Find the flyer here. Registration is open and available here
Grant Funding Opportunity: Cultivating Healthy Communities  
The Rural Health Information Hub announced the Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant which provides funding to empower communities to lead healthier lives by increasing the opportunities to make healthy choices in the places where people live, learn, work, play, and pray. The foundation is seeking projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities in both rural and urban areas.

Any nonprofit, including federally recognized Indian tribes, in the continental United States is eligible to apply.

For more information, click here
Community Health Center ResourcesCHCresources 
Every day, you're challenged to do more with less. With uncertainties around reimbursements and grants, basic resources like exam gloves can feel out of reach.

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ECRI Institute 
The  ECRI Institute  offers numerous policy templates that can be used as guidance consistent with the needs of community health centers. To take a look at their library of policy templates, click  HERE .
If you are not an ECRI member, creating a free account before accessing these materials is required. ECRI Institute resources are provided for free on behalf of HRSA.

To Access Policies: 
  • From the main page, click on the clinical risk management link on the left hand side of the page
  • Click sample policies and tools listed under tool-kits on left side of page
Click on the + sign to access individual templates.
Tracking and Referral Resources Available at ECRI
ECRI has released a Test Tracking and Follow-Up Toolkit and the Get Safe! Communication Ensuring Care Coordination of the Medically Complex Patient.  All resources are provided for free by ECRI Institute on behalf of HRSA.  If you do not currently have access and would like to set up an account, just email them or call (610) 825-6000.  For those who have already registered on the site, the links will take you to these tools.  

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