Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reminder: Critical Actions to Successfully Submit to Grants.gov

There are several critical actions you must take to ensure competitive Health Center Program applications can be submitted successfully.  First, your organization must have an active SAM.gov registration at the time of application submission.  Second, you must have an active AOR (Authorized Organization Representative) in Grants.gov that is approved to submit an application.  As a matter of HHS grants policy, without a current SAM.gov registration

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Health Center Program Update Regarding Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

Health centers will see a new term added to their NoAs beginning in April 2014 regarding recognition of same-sex marriages legally entered into in a U.S. jurisdiction that recognizes their marriage, including one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, or in a foreign country so long as that marriage would also be recognized by a U.S. jurisdiction, and will need to review and revise, as needed, internal health center policies

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Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice

Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (RFA-HS-14-008) FOA will fund eight regional cooperatives to assist primary care practices build capacity for the implementation of PCOR findings in clinical care. Letters of intent are due May 23, 2014 and applications are due to Grants.gov by 5:00pm, July 3, 2014 for FOAs. View all HRSA open grant opportunities.  

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Using Evidence-Based Resources for Rural Health on May 7

Event: Using Evidence-Based Resources for Rural Health When: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time) Audio Conference Details: Conference Number(s): Speaker Line : 1-866-952-7670 To register now, please visit the following link: https://globalprairie.adobeconnect.com/ahrq-evi-rural/event/registration.html To know

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Protecting Our Children From Home Health Hazards: Information for Primary Care Providers on Lead Poisoning and Asthma on May 8

Date: May 8th, 2014, 11:30-12:30pm CDT (10:30-11:30am MDT) REGISTER AT: http://bit.ly/HHWebinarRegistration Webinar Login: http://bit.ly/HealthyHomesWebinar, click “Join” and follow instructions  Call in-information: 1. Call conference number, US Toll Free 1-888-680-0812, 2. Enter the conference code: 700 286 1381 For questions contact: Veronica Tinney, 202-471-4829, vtinney@cnmc.org

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3RNet Places 1,619 Health Professionals in Rural and Underserved Areas

National nonprofit adds $978 million in economic impact, helps add 22,494 jobs   3RNet members have totaled how many health professionals they were able to place in rural or underserved communities over the last year, and the results are impressive. 3RNet is a national nonprofit network that works through its 53 members to help rural and underserved areas find health care professionals looking for jobs. Members recently completed a survey to help

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AAFP Releases Joint Principles on BH/PCMH Integration

The AAFP recently joined five other national family medicine organizations to release "Joint Principles: Integrating Behavioral Health Care Into the Patient-Centered Medical Home."(www.annfammed.org )Published in the March/April Annals of Family Medicine, the new document complements the Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and was created to address bringing behavioral health into the PCMH model. To access the full article,

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The Community Guide for Community Health Centers on May 12

Time: 12noon to 1:00 pm Central (11am to 12noon Mountain) Join us on this webinar as we highlight The Guide to Community Preventive Services, or “The Community Guide,” and hear from one health center that used The Community Guide to improve their patients’ cancer screening rates.  Developed to complement the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations, The Community Guide is a web-based resource that includes recommendations on evidence-based

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FTCA Deeming Deadline Approaching

A new Program Assistance Letter (PAL) released by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), details the process by which Health Centers must submit Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) applications for 2015. You can access the PAL here. Deeming applications are due by Friday, May 23rd.

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NACHC Submits Comments on Navigator Proposed Rule

On April 21st NACHC submitted comments on a CMS proposed rule addressing a multitude of requirements applicable to health insurance issuers and the Affordable Insurance Exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). NACHC’s comments focused on the provisions of the proposed rule relating to Navigators, non-Navigator assistance personnel, and certified application counselors. Thanks to all who provided information about the impact of these rules

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