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Medicare Education 101 with Marvin Musick

May 20, 2024 3:46:25 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Medicaid, Uninsured, Primary Care, medicare, learning, Healthcare Insights, care planning, online learning, Preventive Care, health literacy, podcast, access, financial assistance, medical provider, prescriptions, compassion fatigue, Tailored Plans, Medicare advantage, health care, Adult health, insurance

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Pastor and founder of MedicareSchool.com joins us for a primer on Medicare. He demystifies Medicare, when and how it begins, what you can receive, what it will cost, and he shares the decision making processes (and common mistakes) people make when choosing their coverage.

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Revamped Lactation Educator Training Program Unveiled at NWAHEC

May 14, 2024 4:30:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Breastfeeding, Lactation, Nursing

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At the start of January 2024, Northwest AHEC launched the opening day of the 2024 North Carolina Lactation Educator Training Program, a longstanding initiative dating back to 1996.

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Join us June 7th for TCM: Health Care Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

May 13, 2024 3:16:51 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in tailored care management

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This program will provide an overview of health care fraud nationally and specifically in North Carolina. Some topic areas include the extent of health care fraud, typical health care fraud schemes, compliance oversight of health care fraud in North Carolina, current trends in health care fraud, summaries of several actual NC health fraud cases and projections for future trends in health care fraud. Register Now

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Recap: One Community in Recovery Conference Highlights and Awards

May 9, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Ellen Kesler, MLS, MPH, CPH posted in Community, health equity, recovery, equity

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The Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference is an annual event organized by a dedicated statewide committee of behavioral health providers and advocates, many of whom bring personal experiences of recovery from mental health and substance use challenges.

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Enhancing Healthcare Education Through Interprofessional Collaboration

May 6, 2024 4:17:00 PM / by Alana Dodson, MBA, BSN, RN posted in Social Determinants of Health, WSSU, interprofessional, collaborative care, FTCC, occupational therapy

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WSSU School of Health Sciences students, WFUSM Dept. of PA students, and Forsyth Technical Community College nursing students collaborate through Northwest AHEC on an inter-institutional, interprofessional program.

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Celebrate Nursing Week with NWAHEC: Enhance Your Skills and Earn CE Credits

May 6, 2024 8:56:23 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Nursing, continuing education, registered nurse

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Celebrate Nursing Week with us by taking advantage of our wide range of courses designed specifically for nurses seeking to earn continuing education credits.  The American Nurses Association is celebrating National Nurses Week 2024 May 6 - May 12, and throughout May.

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Collaborating for Community Health: NWAHEC's Rural Health Center Visits

May 3, 2024 8:10:22 AM / by Medina Wilson, MBA, CPC, CPPM posted in rural health centers, Office of Rural Health, rural health

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This week has been bustling for Northwest AHEC and the Office of Rural Health (ORH), with three site visits to the State Designated Rural Health Centers! Our partnership with SDRHC and ORH ensures top-notch primary healthcare for all residents in their communities. At NWAHEC, we're delighted to collaborate with these organizations, which truly strive to address the needs of their communities. A big thanks to Grace Clinic in Elkin, Surry Medical Ministries in Mt Airy and Hugh Chatham in Ronda and of course, working with the ORH team is always a pleasure.

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Just a few weeks away - TCM: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

Apr 29, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, tailored care management

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most frequently used evidence-based practices in behavioral health services and is a valuable treatment tool for helping individuals achieve their goals.

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App State to Host First Aging Well Conference for Caregivers and Older Adults May 16 and 17 (High Country Press Article)

Apr 29, 2024 11:38:04 AM / by NW AHEC posted in Geriatric, aging, Appalachian state

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Healthy aging — and finding ways to age well — is the focus of the first Appalachian State University Aging Well Conference, to be held May 16 and 17 at the Levine Hall of Health Sciences in Boone. The event is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. 

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Renew Your Radiology Skills at Summer Radiology Review 2024

Apr 26, 2024 3:32:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in CME, Wake Forest School of Medicine, radiology

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The Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is renewing their annual tradition of offering top-notch CME at the beach in 2024. Kiawah Island offers a beautiful backdrop for this new course- refreshing content, innovative approaches to learning and more. Register now to secure your spot for the Summer Radiology Review! Join us!

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