Monthly Archives: June 2014

SAMSHA-HRSA Webinar: Screening for Viral Hepatitis within Behavioral Health Organizations on July 9

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, ET. This webinar will highlight practices for the effective identification, treatment, and prevention of viral hepatitis. Topic areas will include epidemiology, public health and psychological issues, and strategies for outreach and patient engagement in treatment.  Learn more and register for the webinar. View all BPHC technical assistance resources.

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Scope Alignment Validation (SAV) June 30 – July 23

SAV is a one-time opportunity for health centers to view their scope of project in the updated Form 5A: Services and Form 5B: Service Sites and to make limited allowable updates in EHB. SAV opens in EHB on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:00am, ET and closes on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:00pm, ET.

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2014 Health Center Quality Awards: PCMH Recognition

HRSA has announced the availability of funds for health centers that have been recognized as PCMH by Thursday, July 1, 2014.  HRSA will award the supplemental base awards to health centers based on information on the PCMH Webpage. Please check the PCMH Webpage to verify that your health center’s information is correct no later than Friday, July 11, 2014. View more information on the awards.

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DHHS Mandatory Changes to School Health Screenings for NE Public Schools Starting 2014-2015 School Year

New school health screening regulations go into effect July 1, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year. Highlights include: Children in grades Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 10 will receive school health screenings instead of all students. Required screenings will also include height, weight and BMI in addition to vision, hearing and dental. A variety of people help perform health screenings in Nebraska schools including licensed health care professionals and

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Upcoming 340B Drug Discount Program Events

Back by popular demand, NACHC will once again be hosting a 340B University at the Community Health Institute in San Diego on August 23rd, 2014.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about Health Centers and their use of the 340B Program.  Space is limited, so sign up today.  Health Centers and NACHC will also be participating in the Annual 340B Coalition Conference in July in Washington, DC.  See the NACHC website Policy Shop blog for

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National Health Center Week Nebraska Event List UPDATED – More Events!

August 6-8, 2014 Omaha OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. OneWorld is hosting its Annual Back-to-School Bash for children at three locations, all in Omaha. On August 6 from 2pm-4pm, the Bash will be at OneWorld's West Clinic, 4101 S. 120th St.  On August 7 from 2pm-4pm, the Bash will be at OneWorld's Northwest Clinic, 4229 N. 90th St.  On August 8 from 11am-2pm, the final Back to School Bash will be at OneWorld's Main Campus, 4920 South

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed new Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) resources, including factsheets for parents, educators, and healthcare providers. Share these resources to raise awareness and spread knowledge about CFS.

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Measuring Comprehensiveness of Primary Care: Past, Present, and Future Webinar on June 27 at 10:45am – 12:30pm CT (9:45am – 11:30am MT)

Comprehensiveness of primary care refers to the extent to which primary care clinicians who are part of primary care teams recognize and meet the majority of each patient's physical and mental health care needs. These needs include prevention and wellness, acute care, chronic care, and managing multiple conditions. Comprehensive primary care is associated with increased equity and efficiency in health care, improved care continuity, and less fragmentation.

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HCAN CAC Conference to be held Thursday, June 26 in Lincoln

The CAC Conference will be Thursday, June 26th from about 8:30-5pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lincoln, NE. This one day conference will allow all the CACs from around the state to network, reflect on the past open enrollment, and begin planning for the next open enrollment period. There will be CACs from all 7 health centers in attendance for this very productive conference. Registration is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact

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National Health Center Week planning resources available!

National Health Center Week 2014 – Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities ­­– is coming up fast (August 10th-16th). Now is the time to start planning and POSTING your events for this year’s celebration. Access tools and resources on the NHCW website including best practices to recruit local event sponsors, event ideas, fact sheets, and media tools and templates. Be sure to check out the NHCW Store

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