Practice Support Update Blog

Highlighted Resource: Health Literacy–Informed Communication to Reduce Discharge Medication Errors in Hospitalized Children

Feb 21, 2024 8:30:00 AM / by Janice Moore, MLS posted in hospital, Pediatrics, health literacy


Do the caregivers of hospitalized children understand how to administer the children's medication after returning home?

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Funding to Support Team Based Teaching Sites in Rural North Carolina

Jan 12, 2024 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, training, students, rural health, workforce, Pediatrics, internal medicine


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The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (NC AHEC) is seeking proposals to establish up to 5 rural interprofessional clinical training sites. 

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Need ABMS Continuing Certification (MOC-IV) Credit?

Jan 10, 2024 3:45:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Quality Improvement, Pediatrics, MOC IV


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Did you know?

The North Carolina AHEC Practice Support Program is an approved provider of the North Carolina Maintenance of Certification (NC MOC) program.


Through this approval, physicians and physician assistants who work with a Practice Support coach to improve care for patients will meet the requirements of their specialty boards to maintain certification in their specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics).

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Write a Prescription for PLAY!

Dec 20, 2023 7:30:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Well-Child Care, family medicine, Pediatrics


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There is a lot to cover during those Well Child Checks!

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Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) Provider Learning Collaborative

Dec 12, 2023 10:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in family medicine, behavioral health, anxiety, Pediatrics, depression, collaborative care


Curious about the Collaborative Care Model whether it's right for your practice and your patients?

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Large proportion of North Carolina population are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19: What you need to know about therapeutics

Sep 13, 2023 8:45:00 AM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in COVID-19, Primary Care, Pediatrics


COVID-19 trends are on the rise in North Carolina.

Staying up to date with vaccines, and timely access to treatment are the best ways to reduce hospitalization and death due to the illness. 

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Aug 8, 2023 3:15:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Primary Care, Vaccines, family medicine, Pediatrics, Vaccination, internal medicine


National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of routine vaccination for people of all ages.

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New Collaborative Care Model Trainings Released

Dec 21, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, Pediatrics, collaborative care


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has partnered with NC AHEC to provide educational and practice-based support to primary care practices...

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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


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


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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