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Are you afraid of your patients, parents, or their caregivers?

Nov 30, 2022 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Pediatrics, patient care, practice management, aggression, de-escalation

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Times are hard. Many practice settings are experiencing angry, hostile and even aggressive behavior from patients, parents, caregivers and other family members. While the underlying cause of anger may be actually fear or pain, aggression and violence towards you or your teams is not OK. 

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Questions about behavioral health in children or adolescents? Call NC-PAL!

Sep 7, 2022 9:09:15 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, behavioral health, adolescent, Pediatrics, psychiatry

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NC- PAL is a collaboration between NC Department of Health and Human Services and Duke Psychiatry. It is a behavioral health telephone consultation program available to pediatric health care providers. 

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 10, 2022 8:29:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination

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You know how challenging it has been to ensure your patients have been kept up to date on their vaccines. As we all prepare for school to start, and the approach of flu season, take advantage of resources from CDC and others to help get everyone up to date!

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New 988 Suicide Help Line Goes Nationwide on July 16, 2022

Jul 13, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in mental health, family medicine, Pediatrics, suicide, crisis

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Today the Northwest AHEC Practice Support team brings you an announcement from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy regarding the 988 Suicide Help Line.

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Medicaid: Some policies permanent, others sunsetting June 30th

Jun 22, 2022 9:38:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Primary Care, OB/GYN, behavioral health, Pediatrics

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Based on the North Carolina State of Emergency established through Executive Order (EO) 116, NC Medicaid implemented temporary changes to clinical policy to support providers and beneficiaries during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

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Medicaid Managed Care Webinar:  Providing Care Access for Children and Youth in Foster Care

Jun 8, 2022 1:12:52 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Pediatrics, foster care

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Please join us for an educational webinar about how the provider community can best support children and youth in Foster Care.

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Infant and Specialty Formula Shortage Update

May 18, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Pediatrics, infant formula

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From HRSA: The FDA recently published an update about the infant and specialty formula shortage.

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You are invited!

Apr 27, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement, diabetes, Pediatrics, immunization

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You are invited to participate in Medicaid Quality Improvement Work with NC AHEC — your gateway to Population Health Improvement and Shared Savings!

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Child Mental Health in Primary Care: Free Consultation

Mar 30, 2022 10:21:36 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in mental health, family medicine, anxiety, Pediatrics, depression

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children's Hospital Association,

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Participate in Medicaid Quality Improvement Work with NC AHEC!

Mar 23, 2022 2:26:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Medicaid Managed Care, Quality Improvement, diabetes, Pediatrics, immunization

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You’re Invited to Participate in Medicaid Quality Improvement Work with NC AHEC — your gateway to Population Health Improvement and Shared Savings!

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