Events for Nursing Centers

AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program Winners Announced

In the midst of the pandemic, these homes have gone the distance to receive the prestigious AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program. It is a rigorous three-level process that evaluates long-term care organizations’ capabilities against nationally recognized standards for excellence, making it one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective performance assessments available to providers.  Each progressive …

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers (I CAN) a Case Study, Oct. 26, 2021, 3 PM EDT

Hear how a nursing home in Washington, D.C. uses the Infection Control Amplification in Nursing Centers (I CAN) program to enhance infection prevention and encourage staff to get vaccinated with support from the IPRO QIN-QIO. I CAN is a program for nursing homes can use to strengthen adherence to infection control practices by fostering a …

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IPRO QIN-QIO presents: NHSN Office Hours, October 14, 18, 20

In this session, our nursing home experts will do a brief review of changes to NHSN. Following our “small talk” you’ll have the chance to discuss any challenges you’re experiencing with our in-house experts. Register for any of these opportunities: Oct 14, 10:30 AM, EST Oct 18, 2:30 PM, EST Oct 20, 9:15 AM, EST

Sept. 9: CDC COCA Call on 2021-2022 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Guidance on Coadministration with COVID-19 Vaccines

September 9, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET Join the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity Call to hear presenters provide updates on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the 2021-22 influenza vaccination season and guidance for coadministration of influenza and COVID-19 vaccines. Participation in this event is FREE. Free Continuing Education …

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Webinar on September 23: Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

September 23, 1PM Join the New York State Association for Rural Health and the New England Rural Health Association for a webinar panel presentation exploring the rural response to the U.S. opioid crisis. The panelists bring rural perspectives from various regions across the U.S. to the discussion. Participation in this event is free.  CME and …

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Sept 22: Pioneer Network’s Envisioning the Future Symposium

September 22, 2021 Pioneer Network is proud to present the third in its series of four Symposia for 2021, each based on the theme, Envisioning the Future. In this symposium, the focus is on Finding Meaning & Purpose. Speakers include residents and innovators in the field who will draw on their experiences, including the collective experiences …

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Webinar on Sept 8: The Hidden Truth About Emotional Exhaustion and COVID

September 8, 1-2PM EDT Burnout in healthcare has made headlines, but the data tell a more nuanced story. Although some healthcare workers have experienced crippling emotional exhaustion, others have felt more empowered. Safe & Reliable Healthcare has been measuring culture and engagement within healthcare since they developed the first culture survey for healthcare, SAQ in …

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Webinar on Sept 15: Suicide Prevention Month – Insights and Strategies for Reducing Suicide among Older Adults

September 15, 2–3PM EDT This webinar is intended to raise awareness about suicide and highlight strategies to help professionals, consumers, families, and communities understand the role they can play in promoting emotional well-being and preventing suicide. Speakers will discuss the impact of suicide in later life, the implementation of 9-8-8 for the National Suicide Prevention …

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Webinar with CE Contract Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

August 18, 2-3PM EDT Nurses can earn 1.20 free RN CE Contact Hours for this course! Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the transition out of the hospital remains complex. Join Sepsis Alliance this Wednesday, August …

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Sept 1 Webinar: Partisan Divides and How to Improve Vaccination Rates

September 1, 3-4PM EDT CME, CNE, and Pharmacy Continuing Education will be offered. The Indiana Immunization Coalition is offering a webinar featuring Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, President and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation.  He will discuss how partisan divides may be affecting herd immunity, and how to achieve the best public health outcomes. Brian …

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CDC August 23 COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on the Rapid Community Assessment

August 23, 2-4PM EDT  Registration closes on Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 8PM ET.   Pre-registration is required. This bootcamp is provided via Zoom. The meeting access link will be provided after pre-registration. Seats are limited to 200 participants.  You are cordially invited to attend a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Bootcamp on the Rapid Community Assessment (RCA) hosted by …

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CDC Webinar: Additional mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People

August 17, 2-3PM EDT Registration is not required. Continuing Education is not offered for this COCA call. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. People with immunocompromising conditions or who take immunosuppressive medications or therapies are …

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ODPHP’s 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium

September 8-9, 2021 The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and Trust for America’s Health are hosting the 2021 Healthy Aging Symposium. During this free, 2-day virtual event, attendees will hear from researchers, local and state health officers, aging directors, and policymakers from across the nation who are making a positive impact in the lives of older …

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CMS SNF/LTC Open Door Forum: August 5

Thursday, August 5, 2-3PM EDT The next CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 2-3PM EDT. Please dial-in at least 15 minutes before call start time. Conference Leaders: Todd Smith & Jill Darling Agenda (Subject to Change) Opening Remarks Chair – Todd Smith …

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Webinar on July 29: Supporting Older Adults With Comorbid Health Conditions

July 29, 12:30 PM EDT A SAMHSA-sponsored webinar presented on behalf of Mental Health America will take place Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 12:30pm Eastern Time called Supporting Older Adults with Comorbid Health Conditions. As individuals age, they are at increased risk of experiencing multiple chronic conditions across both physical and mental health. Adults with …

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Anticoagulation Forum’s 16th National Conference: October 28-30, 2021

October 28-30, 2021 | Virtual and San Francisco, CA | CE Credits Available The Anticoagulation Forum’s forum provides the largest venue for open discussion and education on advances in anticoagulant therapy and improved patient care. The 3-day meeting offers attendees the unique opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world with wide-ranging research interests and …

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Webinar on August 18 with CE Hours: Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization

August 18, 2PM EDT | 1.20 RN CE Contact Hours If you can’t make the date, register anyway to receive a link to view the webinar after it airs live. Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the …

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Webinar with CME & CE Credits: Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country

August 12, 1PM EDT Join Sophia L. Pink, MS, from Stanford University, Polarization and Social Change Lab, as we discuss “Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country.” Participation in this event is free.  CME and NYS Social Work CE credits are available for purchase after the event ($20.00 fee)*. After registering, you will …

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Addressing One of the Most Enduring Challenges in Health Care: End-of-Life Decision Making

September 14, 2021 @ 10-11AM EDT | VIDEOCAST In this The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Director’s Lecture, Dr. Mi-Kyung Song will present her intervention research to develop and test an end-of-life communication intervention targeting patients with chronic illness and their family caregivers, spanning all stages of the NIH Stage Model of behavioral intervention …

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 24: How to get to a 75% COVID Vaccine Rate

August 24, 2021 @ 11-11:30AM EDT Joins the IPRO QIN-QIO for the next session in our bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes as we discuss best practices to achieving a 75% COVID vaccine rate. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. …

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on August 10: Are you ready for Influenza and COVID?

August 10, 2021 @ 11-11:30AM EDT Are you ready for Influenza and COVID? Join the IPRO QIN-QIO for the next session in our bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. Our Experts Melanie Williams, host …

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Vaccine Open Office Hours on July 27: Building your Vaccine Campaign

July 27, 2021 @ 11:00-11:30AM EDT Join us on July 27 for “Building your Vaccine Campaign.” This is part of the IPRO QIN-QIO bi-weekly Vaccine Open Office Hours for Nursing Homes. Join our experts as we assist nursing homes with questions related to employee vaccine campaigns and resident vaccine program. Materials CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication …

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Webinar on July 15: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Your Community

July 15, 1 PM EDT Individuals may be reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine for many reasons. One way hospitals and health systems can increase vaccination rates for their patients, employees and communities is to focus on why people are hesitant. Kaiser Permanente and the California Testing Task Force did just that and produced an …

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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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IPRO QIN-QIO Webinar on Sept 22: Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices, Now with Webinar Recording

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. View the webinar recording, and view the slides if you missed the “Opioid and Pain Management Best Practices: …

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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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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

The IPRO QIN-QIO hosted a 3-part education series on quality improvement strategies for nursing homes. View the materials and discover ways to: Develop strategies to encourage change Identify the root cause of common nursing home concerns Design an approach to test new interventions Session Materials Planning the Change: SMART Goals, Process, & Outcome Measures June …

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about kidney disease. This year’s focus is on taking charge of your health and the many factors that go into managing your kidney disease. Learn more about Medicare’s coverage of kidney dialysis and kidney transplant services: Medicare.gov: I have End-Stage Renal Disease Medicare Coverage of …

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