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IPRO HQIC Event on June 28: Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

June 28, 11AM–12PM EDT Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in hospital safety and quality outcomes demonstrate that care is not equitable across all populations. Person and Family Engagement (PFE) is central to the HQIC and is recognized as a promising mechanism to aid in achieving equity in both quality and safety. However, some populations may …

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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers

Thursday, July 1, 3-4:30PM ET Please join the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a webinar on Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Among Direct Service Workers. Vaccine uptake among direct service workers (DSWs) is particularly important for personal health and safety and to the many individuals that DSWs …

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July 12 Webinar: Government and Primary Care: In Service to the VacciNATION

Monday, July 12, 2PM EDT The Primary Care Collaborative will host a conversation with special guests from the White House and state government, who will talk about the role of primary care in the administration of and education on the COVID vaccines. The speakers will also discuss the strategies the Biden administration and state public …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Sept 22: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices

September 22, 12-1PM EDT Continuing Medical Education Credit Available! An important focus of our work is spreading strategies for implementing opioid and pain management best practices. Both naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder, such as buprenorphine, are proven to save the lives of opioid users. Join the IPRO QIN-QIO for a webinar titled, “Opioid …

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CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health, Hospice, and DME

June 29, 2-3PM EDT Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. Announcements & Updates   Home Health Quality Reporting Program updates Home Health PC Pricer release and upcoming Grouper beta testing period Modernizing CMS Payment Software Reminder – Take advantage of the option to submit hospice notices of election via …

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Webinar on June 22: Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for High Risk COVID Patients

Tuesday, June 22, 2-2:30PM EDT Audience: Quality, Infection Preventionists, Pharmacy, Antimicrobial Stewardship Leaders, Laboratory and Physicians Since their initial emergency authorization in November, monoclonal antibodies have been an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19. These products have proven to be effective at preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 in some of the highest …

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Webinar on June 23: COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy, and Masks

Wednesday, June 23, 3-4PM EDT Registration is required to attend this event. Audience: Healthcare providers, stakeholders, and community partners Join Telligen for a webinar titled, “COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, Variants, Hesitancy, and Masks” on Wednesday, June 23, from 3-4PM EDT. Telligen is offering this webinar to support the Biden Administration’s goal to have 70% of U.S. …

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June 15-July 8: We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars

Join CMS for our We Can Do This COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Toolkit Webinars The HHS We Can Do This campaign is a national initiative working hand in hand with trusted leaders and community organizations to continue to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and get more people vaccinated. This campaign offers tailored resources and toolkits for …

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CMS Bolsters Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries

As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach. There are approximately 1.6 million adults 65 or older who may have …

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CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum – June 10

The next CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 2-3PM EDT. Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to call start time. Conference Leaders: Ing-Jye Cheng, John Hammarlund and Jill Darling. Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Co-Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (Center for Medicare) Co-Chair …

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TMF Webinar on June 9: COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vaccine Hesitancy

June 9, 1-2PM EDT The COVID-19 pandemic revealed deep-seated inequities in health care and amplified social and economic factors that contribute to poor health outcomes. These factors also influenced how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and rolled out. Join TMF for a webinar on June 22 titled, “COVID-19, Health Equity, and Vaccine Hesitancy.” During this webinar, …

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TMF Webinar on June 22: A Health Equity Perspective on Loneliness, Mental Health, and COVID-19

June 22, 1-2PM EDT Loneliness was a mental health issue prior to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated and contributed to increased isolation. Join TMF for a webinar on June 22 titled, “A Health Equity Perspective on Loneliness, Mental Health, and COVID-19.” During this webinar, attendees will explore and discuss this issue from a health equity …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar Series: Nuts & Bolts of Quality Improvement for Nursing Homes

Join us on Wednesdays at 2pm July 28: Getting to the Root Cause August 25: Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing The IPRO QIN-QIO is hosting a 3-part education series on quality improvement strategies for nursing homes. Join us and discover ways to: Develop strategies to encourage change Identify the root cause of common nursing home …

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May 27 Event: Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19: Evidence-based Information for Healthcare Providers

May 27, 2-3PM EDT While age is the strongest risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes, studies have shown that COVID-19 does not affect all population groups equally. The risk of severe COVID-19 (e.g., hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), intubation or mechanical ventilation, death) increases with the number of underlying medical conditions. During …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on June 17: Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices

June 1712:30-1:30PM EDT Materials Slides Recording Naloxone is an essential drug that reverses respiratory depression caused by opioid overdose. Having naloxone readily available in nursing homes is an opioid harm reduction best practice that can save lives. In response to nursing home needs, we are hosting a Nursing Home Naloxone Best Practices webinar. Join us …

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Addressing Physician Burnout during the COVID Pandemic

June 15, 2021 | 7:30-9 AM Wellness Series for Health Care Professionals This is the first summit of a two-part series supporting health care professionals. The second summit will be scheduled for September. About this event: Dr. Wendy Cohen and Kathleen Boyd, leading area physician health experts, will discuss physician wellness and burnout. They will …

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CDC Webinar on May 14: What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents

May 14, 2-3PM EDT Overview This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents who are 12-to-15 years of age. Clinicians will learn about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, vaccine recommendations, and clinical guidance for using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents in this age group. Access …

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Post-COVID-19 Strategies for Building Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems

Wednesday, May 19, 3PM EDT COVID-19 has exposed deep fissures in our national and local healthcare systems, which comes as no surprise to mental health providers already accustomed to treating behavioral health needs rooted in systemic racial and economic disparities. Addressing these needs requires targeted outreach and robust community engagement efforts aligned with the principles …

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IPRO & Telligen HQICs Event on May 24: Pressure Injury: All-Cause Harm

May 24, 11AM-12PM EDT Materials Recording Slides Join both the IPRO & Telligen Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs) as they team up for a joint Learning and Action Network (LAN) webinar event on the All-Cause Harm focus area of Pressure Injury. The webinar will include: A presentation of aggregated results from the IPRO and Telligen …

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May 8: Past and Present: Addressing Racism and Intolerance Against Asian Americans

May 8, 2-3:30PM EDT THE HHS Office of Minority Health invites you to join the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Virtual Panel Discussion The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) …

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CMS Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

May 13, 12-1PM EDT Please note: You will receive an email with login information from GoToWebinar upon registration. If you do not receive an email in a few days’ time, please contact CMSOMHTeam@ketchum.com. Hosted by the CMS Office of Minority Health, Join Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of CMS OMH, who will share information and resources …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar: Live Demo Entering COVID-19 Vaccine Data into NHSN

The IPRO QIN-QIO held a live demonstration of using NHSN to submit and track COVID-19 vaccine data. At the end of this demonstration, participants will: Learn how to submit COVID-19 vaccine data for staff and residents. Understand the steps to successfully submit data. CDC Resources Training and Instructions: Reporting Summary Forms: Data Tracking Worksheets: These Excel documents …

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NYSHealth Webinar on May 6: Addressing Anti-Asian Violence: Providing Mental Health, Safety, and Support for Asian New Yorkers

May 6, 11-11:30AM EDT This 30-minute webinar will feature a short discussion followed by audience Q&A. NYSHealth invites you to attend its webinar series, “Practically Speaking,” that will share actionable ideas to better serve New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will focus on supporting the mental health and safety of Asian New Yorkers in …

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OMH Webinar on May 13: Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

May 13, 12-1PM EDT The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) will host a Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence webinar on Thursday, May 13 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of CMS OMH, will share information and resources to help you address vaccine hesitancy in your community. Dr. …

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IPRO HQIC Event on April 26: Opioid Stewardship: All-Cause Harm Reduction

April 26, 11AM-12PM EDT Join the IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement (HQIC) in webinar on the All-Cause Harm focus are of Opioid Stewardship. We presented aggregate baseline data on the Opioid Stewardship Hospital Baseline Assessment and heard from a rural hospital on promoting the safe use of opioids (prescribing policy, scripted communication tools, alternatives to opioids, …

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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on May 26: Pneumococcal Vaccine Confusion

May 26, 2PM This presentation will support Nursing Home Administrators and Directors of Nursing with education and resources to support your pneumococcal vaccination efforts to enhance residents’ wellbeing and improve facility’s quality measures. During the webinar, we will discuss: Benefits of vaccination Changes in guidance, which occurred in 2019 Regulatory compliance Minimum Data Set (MDS) …

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Webinar on April 28: The Native Aging in Place Project

The Native Aging in Place Project: Building sustainable LTSS capacity in your tribal community April 28, 2PM EDT | Register now The Native Aging in Place Project (NAPP) provides long-term services and supports (LTSS) designed to enable Spirit Lake Tribal elders to live independently in their homes. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the …

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QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO, are hosting a 3-part education series on quality improvement strategies for nursing homes throughout Delaware. Join us and discover ways to: Develop strategies to encourage change Identify the root cause of common nursing home concerns Design an approach to …

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on June 2: Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO. Session 3 Plan-Do-Study-Act: A Tool for Testing June 2, 2PM EDT This session provides a review of the Model for Improvement & SMART Goals along …

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 19: Getting to the Root Cause

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO. Session 2 Getting to the Root Cause May 19, 2PM EDT This session provides an overview of the tools to investigate and plan quality improvement …

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DE Nursing Home Webinar on May 5: Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures

This session is part of the QI Series for Delaware Nursing Homes, hosted by The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and Qlarant, a member of the IPRO QIN-QIO. Session 1 Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures May 5, 2PM EDT This session provides an overview of the Model for Improvement …

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CDC Call: Critical Diabetes Care and Prevention During COVID-19

April 26, 3-4PM EDT Please join us for updates on the agency’s COVID-19 response. CDC experts will share the latest information and what everyone should know about protecting themselves and others. Hear from Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Bigman, acting director for CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation. Dr. Bigman will discuss how to maintain critical diabetes care …

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April 28: CMS Hospital/Quality Initiative Open Door Forum

April 28, 2-3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Acting Chair – Emily Forrest (Center for Medicare) Moderator – Jill Darling (Office of Communications) Announcements & Updates FY 2022 IRF PPS Proposed Rule Overview FY 2022 IPF PPS Proposed Rule Overview …

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April 28: COVID-19 Impacts on Black & Latino Communities: Where are we now?

COVID-19 Virtual Briefing Series (Session 7): COVID-19 Impacts on Black & Latino Communities: Where are we now? April 28, 7-8:15PM EDT The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and its partners are holding their first virtual briefing series on COVID-19.  Briefings will address lessons learned by physicians and healthcare providers from the COVID-19 pandemic on managing chronic …

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April 22: CMS Rural Health Open Door Forum

Thursday, April 22, 2-3PM EDT Agenda **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair- Ing-Jye Cheng, (CM) Co-Chair – John Hammarlund, Regional Administrator, Seattle Regional Office Moderator – Jill Darling, Office of Communications Announcements & Updates CHART deadline updates FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates FY 2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Proposed Rule Overview …

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The Road to Equity: Examining Structural Racism Virtual Forum

April 27, 1–4:30 PM EDT Register April 28, 1–4:45 PM EDT Register During National Minority Health Month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) will host The Road to Equity: Examining Structural Racism in Health Care – a two-day virtual forum to explore the advancement of health equity and …

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May 25: Delivering Whole Person Care: Improving Outcomes in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

May 25, 11AM-12PM EDT Part of the Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm SWEEP Materials Recording Slides Only 20% of what influences the health of patients is related to the quality of the health care they receive. The other 80%—called the social determinants of health—is found in patients’ behaviors, socioeconomic conditions, and physical …

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Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment

Thursday, April 15, 2-3PM EDT Advanced registration is not required. This COCA Call will present the latest evidence on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) with thrombocytopenia associated with the administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers will discuss what is known about CVST, the importance of early detection, and updated vaccine recommendations. If …

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April 13: Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum

The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. Agenda (Subject to change) Opening Remarks FY 2022 Hospice Proposed Rule Updates Recent Corrections to Home Health Claims Processing …

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April 6: CMS Office Hours Call

April 6, 5–6PM EDT CMS is hosting its final COVID-19 Office hours, a recurring stakeholder engagement session to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. This session is open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask …

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 29: All-Cause Harm Launch

March 29, 11AM-12PM EDT The IPRO HQIC’s patient safety and performance improvement team leaders facilitated a virtual launch, the first of many interactive discussions, on All-Cause Harm prevention. Hospitals came away with an understanding of how the IPRO HQIC will support hospital in patient safety through the next four years and left with a new, …

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4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

May 6, 2021 | Registration is Free The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is proud to host the 4th annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Registration is free and includes a full day of …

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IPRO HQIC Event on March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 3-3:45PM EDT The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO HQIC hosted the March 2021 Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) webinar, titled Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this 45-minute interactive event, the AIR team provided an overview of five PFE best practices and described how engaging patient …

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Telebehavioral Health Webinar Series

April 15, 12–1PM EDT The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations invites you to a free webinar on Expanding Access to Medication—Based Treatment for OUD in Underserved Rural Areas Utilizing Telehealth. Even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder (SUD) …

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Webinar on March 30 and April 1: Increasing Vaccine Confidence

March 30, 9:30am or 2:30pm April 1, 12PM Challenges abound in the midst of COVID-19, not least of which is getting vaccinations into the arms of staff and residents of nursing centers. During this presentation, we’ll offer tips, a quality improvement process, and solutions from nursing centers across our region. Learn about “bandwagoning,” the “slow …

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Webinar on April 26: Strengths-Based Planning for Worst-Case Scenarios

Person-Centered Planning in Disaster Preparedness April 26, 3-4:30PM EDT The events of 2020 and early months of 2021 have upended and disrupted everyone’s lives, but the impact on the lives of people with disabilities and older adults is particularly pronounced. It is now clear that planning ahead for emergencies is a must-do, particularly for those …

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Webinar on March 24: Alaska Native Traditional Foods Movement Webinar

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Traditional foods are an integral part of Alaska Native culture. The gathering, hunting, preserving, and eating of traditional foods is more than just a diet – it’s a way of life. Traditional foods offer nutritious meals that provide physical and healing benefits. They also provide comfort and a sense of home. …

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Webinar on April 20: What We Bring to the Room: Reflecting on the Impact of Bias in Care

April 2011AM-12PM EDT Part of the Addressing Health Disparities to Reduce Opioid Use Harm SWEEP Materials Recording Slides The topic of bias is increasingly gaining attention in healthcare. We see its effects in the numbers,  outcomes, and  the ways in which it compromises the potential for establishing trusting relationships between patients and providers. Yet, there still remains a need to define what bias is and …

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Webinar on March 24: Physician Burnout and Mental Health

March 24, 2-3PM EDT The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and dramatically increased the long-standing epidemic of physician burnout. Around 71% of physicians reported exhaustion and burnout in 2020, up from an estimated 29% to 54% of healthcare workers in 2019. Physicians are working longer hours and facing high health risks, while trying to manage their own …

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CDC Webinar on March 9: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness, and Learn How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns

March 9, 2-3PM EDT No Registration Required A few minutes before the webinar starts, please click on the Zoom link to join. Passcode: 528346 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 254 5252 or +1 646 828 7666 or +1 551 285 1373 or +1 669 …

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CDC Event on March 4: COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event

March 4, 12-1PM EDT The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting the COVID-19 Learning Community Kickoff Event. Register Today! Learn more about upcoming events and engage with national, state, regional, and local stakeholders about approaches, strategies, and resources for addressing COVID-19 health disparities. Continuing Education This event …

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CDC Webinar on March 11: The Role of Telehealth in Expanding Access to Healthcare During COVID-19

Considerations for Vaccine Uptake and Monitoring for Adverse Events March 11, 2-3PM EDT Advanced registration is not required. A few minutes before the webinar starts, click on this Zoom link to join. Webinar ID: 160 034 1756Passcode: 313248 iPhone one-tap:  16692545252,,1600341756#,,,,*313248# +16468287666,,1600341756#,,,,*313248#  For Telephone, Dial: +1 669 254 5252 +1 646 828 7666 +1 551 285 …

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Health Equity Updates: March Newsletter

Check out the latest health equity news, health observances, events, and resources supporting the IPRO QIN-QIO efforts to eliminate health disparities for Medicare beneficiaries. What’s inside? AHRQ Chartbook on Patient Safety Rural N.C. Community’s Strategies to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine National Evaluation of Social Determinants of Health COVID-19 and Food Insecurity Health Equity Webinar Materials April …

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Webinar on March 18: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities

Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association March 18, 1-2PM EDT Structural racism has been and remains a fundamental cause of persistent health disparities in the United States. This presidential advisory by the AHA reviews the historical context, current state, and potential …

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CMS Conference Call on March 3: CMS Physicians, Nurses & Allied Health Professionals Open Door Forum

March 3, 2–3PM EDT Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. This Open Door Forum is open to everyone. This call will share updates and reminders on the on open payments and marketplace special enrollment period opportunity. If you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain …

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Webinar on March 5: Reimagined in America: Advancing Food Justice

March 5, 1:30PM EDT Deep-rooted structural racism, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, have exacerbated inequities within our food system. Millions of people—mostly Black and Latino families—have gone hungry in the past year while high obesity rates put many at risk for severe COVID-19 complications. Grocery store clerks, meat packing plant staff, and farm workers …

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Webinar on Feb. 24: Changing the Narrative: What is Reframing Aging and Why it Matters

February 24, 11AM-12:30PM EDT The Maine Council on Aging (MCOA) invites you to join a conversation to learn about reframing aging and how it’s important to support healthy aging. This learning opportunity will offer guidance and tools that will help us talk about aging and demographic change in ways that foster greater public understanding of …

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Webinar on March 4: Overviews of CDC’s Post-Authorization/ Post-Licensure Safety Monitoring and Communications for the COVID-19 Vaccines

March 4, 1-2PM EDT Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) will host a webinar on March 4 from 1-2PM EDT. Topics will include: COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring systems, i.e., the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and v-safe CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine communication products CDC’s Vaccinate with Confidence framework Speakers These important and timely topics will be addressed …

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Webinar on Feb. 23: Addressing Disparities in Immunization Rates

February 23, 12-1PM EDT There is no fee to participate in this activity, but pre-registration is required. Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion on strategies to increase coverage for all recommended vaccines, including COVID-19 and influenza. This webinar will include presentations on disparities by race/ethnicity for influenza vaccination coverage in …

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Webinar on Feb. 22: Multicultural Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccinations

February 22, 6-7PM EDT Healthcare Voices of NH is excited to launch a Zoom Series “Multicultural Perspectives on COVID Vaccinations” on Monday, February 22 from 6-7 pm.  Jane Yen, a college student living in Concord, will be a participant.  Jayme Simoes, CEO at Louis Karno & Company Communications, will facilitate, and Dr. Walter King, retired virologist and immunologist, will …

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