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Social Determinants of Health - Innovations in Care Delivery Article (NEJM Catalyst)

Nov 16, 2021 9:09:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team supports social, physical, and economic environments which promote attaining the full potential of health and well-being for all. This blog segment will highlight impactful publications which promote improved health outcomes through Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) each month.

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Military and Veteran's Health

Nov 11, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Preventive Care, PTSD, mindfulness, veterans, alcohol use

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Veterans Day is November 11, 2021. Join us as we celebrate and honor all veterans for their service, sacrifice and willingness to serve for the common good. 

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Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley Prevents Chronic Disease Through Hepatitis C Screening Program

Nov 7, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, rural health, Free and Charitable Clinics, Hepatitis C, Preventive Care

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Northwest AHEC Practice Support would like to celebrate great work going on in its seventeen-county region. Grace Clinic of Yadkin Valley in Elkin, NC was one of six Free and Charitable Clinics nationally that received funding from grantee: Becton, Dickenson and Company (NYSE:BDX) to provide multi-year diagnostic testing.  This initiative which began in 2017 is called Point of Care, Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness (PoCECE) program.  The PoCECE program provides a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) waived point-of-care test system consisting of instruments, reagents and quality control to perform the following tests: Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglycerides, Macroscopic Urinalysis, Microalbumin, INR, Hemoglobin A1c, Strep A, HIV, Rapid Hepatitis C, Pregnancy, Flu A & B, and RSV.  The grants also include technical support consisting of standard operating procedures, equipment setup and configuration, competency training and documentation.1

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Equity, Quality, and Sustainability (Clone)

Sep 6, 2021 8:17:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, COVID-19, health equity, equity

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

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​Medicaid Managed Care: It’s Here….

Jul 8, 2021 8:25:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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It’s hard to believe the Medicaid Managed Care launch is upon us.  The past year and a half we have experienced many challenges to be sure. You can rest assured your Northwest AHEC Practice Support team is here to help you navigate these changes.  Below are some new resources NCDHHS has provided to help you and your practice as they launch Medicaid Managed Care. 

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Is it time to retire the term “Social Determinants of Health?”

Jun 29, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health

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In 2019, The Northwest AHEC re-prioritized our health education objectives to include non-medical drivers of health. These non-medical key drivers of an individual’s health (e.g. employment status, where we live, the air we breathe, our access to food and safe places nearby to exercise) have gained an elevated status in improving public health. This is noted in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s seminal work on preventing premature injury, the Healthy People 2030 Framework. Healthy People 2030 in its foundational principles includes: healthy physical, social, and economic environments to strengthen the potential to achieve health and well-being.

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Medicaid Managed Care: Virtual Office Hours for Providers

Mar 23, 2021 11:27:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Medicaid Transformation Provider Services and North Carolina AHEC are conducting a series of Virtual Office Hours for providers beginning in March 2021. These sessions offer an interactive format for providers to have their questions answered.  

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Medicaid Managed Care: Health Plan "Virtual" Meet & Greets

Mar 21, 2021 5:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care

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The NC Medicaid Provider Services team is partnering with NC AHEC to host virtualHealth Plan Meet and Greet sessions NC Medicaid consultants and health plan representatives will be available to address your concerns and questions about the transition from Medicaid fee-for-service to Medicaid Managed Care.  Virtual Meet and Greet sessions are structured as conversations between providers and ManagedMedicaid Care Health Plan staff with a Q&A for participants.  

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Social Determinants of Health: Family Physicians’ Leadership Role

Mar 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Social Determinants of Health, family medicine

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The Northwest AHEC Practice Support Team is committed to promote understanding and improve the orientation of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for North Carolinians. In order to support these goals, we will share a publication on SDOH each month on our Practice Support Blog. 

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NC Medicaid Managed Care Launch Is July 1, 2021 - Are You Ready?

Jan 18, 2021 6:58:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care

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Check out the Provider Playbook: Medicaid Managed Care page for some valuable information to help you in the transition to Medicaid Managed Care.  See the readiness resources below. Please review the updated materials to ensure you are ready for the July 1, 2021 launch. 

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