November 20, 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.

Sincerely,

West Virginia Primary Care Association
1700 MacCorkle Avenue
Charleston, WV 25314-1518
304-346-0032
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Quick Links: In This Issue.....

 State  News

News 
Flash!

How Geisinger Health System reduced opioid prescriptions
Read the entire article from the Herald-Dispatch   here

W.Va. moves forward in treating infants with NAS
Read the entire article from the Herald-Dispatch  here

WVU leading nation with potentially 'game changing' opioid addiction, Alzheimer's research
Read the entire article from the Morgantown News  here

PEIA Task Force looks at healthcare costs over the W.Va. border
Read the entire article from MetroNews  here

USDA grants will improve health care education
Read the entire article from Farm and Dairy  here
WVPCA NewsWVPCA
Williamson Health and Wellness Center Earns National Recognition for Commitment to Improve High Blood Pressure
American Heart Association and American Medical Association announce annual list of physician practices and health systems receiving a Target: BP™ award for their commitment to prioritize blood pressure control within the communities they serve
 
Williamson, WV - Williamson Health and Wellness Center is recognized as a leader in the national effort to get people's blood pressure under control and reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.
 
The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) named Williamson Health and Wellness Center as one of 802 physician practices and health systems nationwide recognized for a commitment to help patients improve blood pressure control through this year's Target: BP Recognition awards.
 
Read the entire release here
What Works - QI Peer-to-Peer Learning Collaborative Updates
Registration Now Open for Part 2 of 6
Registration for the next in the series of hour-long collaborative learning opportunities is now live. This webinar, Workflow Mapping: Efficiency + Effectiveness = Quality is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27 at noon.  Registration is available here.

This webinar will discuss work flow mapping and share tools that can be utilized within your Community Health Center (CHC) to thoroughly map a process and develop approaches to improve procedures.

During the webinar, participants will have an opportunity to share questions, ideas and comments about work flow mapping to promote peer-to-peer learning. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to thoroughly describe workflow mapping, identify how it can improve a process in their CHC and be able to identify and utilize tools to map a work flow within their CHC.

Save the Dates
Mark your calendars now for the remainder of the series!
Tuesday, December 18
Tuesday, January 29
Tueday, February 26
Tuesday, March 26
Please note - our registration process has changed and is now exclusively online. If you experience any difficulty with the registration process, please contact the WVPCA at 304.346.0032.
Registration Open: Suicide Prevention for Veterans: Some Population Considerations
Please join the WVPCA and Dr. Robert Bossarte, Director of Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University for a one-hour webinar discussing Suicide Prevention for Veterans.  This webinar is scheduled Tuesday, December 4 at noon . Registration is available here .

Please note - our registration process has changed and is now exclusively online. If you experience any difficulty with the registration process, please contact the WVPCA at 304.346.0032.
State NewsState
WV DHHR Names Interim State Health Officer
Earlier this month, Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH, was names as Interim State Health Officer and Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' (DHHR) Bureau for Public Health. 

Read the entire release here
National NewsNational
HRSA: World AIDS Day Event
On December 1, HRSA will observe World AIDS Day 2018. This year's theme is "Collaborating to End the HIV Epidemic." Every year HRSA commemorates World AIDS Day to show our long-standing commitment to those living with the disease and to remember and honor those who have died from HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world.

This year HRSA continues our work with federal partners to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV by providing a comprehensive system of HIV care and treatment; strengthening the health workforce by training providers; and increasing HIV testing and support for people living with the disease.

Learn more about how you can support World AIDS Day.
Save the Date - BPHC All-Programs Webcast
The next Bureau of Primary Health care (BPHC) All-Programs webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET. Webcast information is coming soon. To submit questions in advance, send an email to bphcta@hrsa.gov by Wednesday, Nov. 21, with the subject line "BPHC All-Programs Question."
Community Health Center ResourcesResources
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 PatientAll 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.  
WVPCA Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial/Chief Operations Officer
Data Services & Integration  Speci alist

 Jennifer Boyd  PA-C, PCMH-CCE Clinical Consultant
Education & Communications
Coordinator
 Warne Dawkins, MBA
Health Data Analyst
J ohn Kennedy
School-Based/Behavioral Health Coordinator
Member Relations Coordinator
Shannon Parker, 
MBA, PCMH-CCE 
Director of Health Center Operations
Special Programs Coordinator
Staff Accountant
Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator
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