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Join us online for Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease

Registration is now open for our Level 2 online course, Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease. This course was recently revised to be less time-intensive and we are excited to offer it to you this spring.

This online course helps patient navigators understand their role and how to help patients and caregivers deal with complex emotional issues related to chronic disease.

Course runs for 7 weeks, Feb. 13 to April 4, 2017 and will be facilitated by Kathleen Garrett.

Course Format: This is an online course. This course is led by an instructor, not self-paced.  ALL course activities take place via the Internet. There will be three live sessions during the course conducted via Zoom web conferencing. It is preferred if you have a web cam, but not required.

You will login to a course website to complete activities. Course activities include readings, online tutorials, videos, quizzes and online discussions. Activities are required each week. You will complete all activities independently and use the discussion tool to interact with other students 2-3 times per week.

Live sessions via Zoom:

– Tuesday, Feb 14: Noon-1 pm: Course Overview, Meet your Classmates
– Tuesday, March 7: Noon-1 pm: Live Discussion (topics to be announced)
– Tuesday, April 4: Noon-1 pm: Course Wrap Up, Q&A

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Healthy People 2020 webinar: Access to Health Services

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In this webinar, you’ll learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Access to Health Services Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also learn how Door to HealthCare, a regional consumer assistance organization, is using navigators to increase access to health services in Maryland.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators: Access to Health Services
When: 10-11 am MST/Noon- 1 pm EST on Thursday, Jan 19
Register

About Access to Health Services
Access to and utilization of quality health care can greatly affect a person’s health. Increasing access to both routine medical care and medical insurance are vital steps in improving the health of all Americans. Regular and reliable use of health services can prevent disease and disability, detect and treat illnesses or other health conditions, and increase life expectancy.

About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.

Source: HealthyPeople.gov

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Webinar: Discover HIV Navigation Services: A New Model for Patient Navigation

Discover HIV Navigation Services: A New Model for Patient Navigation
December 15, 2016 ~ 10-11:30 am MT
(9 am Pacific/11 am Central/12 pm Eastern)

This 90-minute webinar will discuss the CDC’s HIV Navigation Services framework for health care providers working in clinical settings to optimize the health outcomes of people living with HIV or at high-risk of acquiring HIV. This is an interactive webinar, hosted by the CDC Capacity Building Assistance Provider Network, which will provide an overview of the HIV Navigation Services (HNS) model, discuss benefits for patients and providers, review the structural components of HNS, and showcase an implementation approach. The webinar is structured with 60 minutes of content and a 30 minute opportunity for webinar participants to interact with their peers and expert faculty to ask questions about HNS implementation.

  1. Define CDC’s HIV Navigation Services model.
  2. Describe the HIV Care Continuum and the importance of engagement.
  3. Discuss how HIV Navigation Services can improve health outcomes for persons living with HIV and high risk negatives.
  4. Identify the structural components of the HIV Navigation Services framework.
  5. Determine how HIV Navigation Services can enhance services at my healthcare organization.

NOTE: This webinar has a two-step registration process  First register with the “Register ” icon.  After completing this registration, you will be sent a link to register with Adobe Connect in order to receive your webinar URL that you will use to join the live webinar.

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Webinar on helping cancer patients with insurance options: Nov. 17

Health insurance is an important piece of the employment conversation. This webinar, presented by Cancer + Careers, will provide attendees with information about existing health insurance options as well as the changes in healthcare brought about by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new consumer protections and health insurance options, and how these changes might affect cancer patients. We will also discuss where states are with regard to implementing various provisions of the ACA and potential areas where advocates can weigh in with decision-makers in their states. Session is free and open to healthcare professionals of all disciplines

What: Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals: Health Insurance Options
When: 10 am MST Nov. 17
More info and to register

The Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals explores the issues faced by survivors balancing work and cancer. Past webinars are archived online for viewing at your convenience. These webinars include:

  • Where to Start: Information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand.
  • Working Through Treatment:  Helping patients create a plan for working through cancer treatment
  • Taking Time Off: Helping patients create a plan for taking time off and important laws to know
  • Returning to Work: Helping patients through the challenges faced by transitioning after taking time off work for cancer treatments

More resources: 

Working Through the Side Effects: Tips for Your Patients
Legal-ese Made Easy: Help Your Working Patients Understand Their Rights

 

Source: Cancer + Careers

 

 

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Webinar series: PN, CHW and PdS Tracking and Data Collection Tools

person-woman-desk-laptopThrough the fall and early winter, the Patient Navigator/Community Health Worker/ Promotoras de Salud Alliance will be offering opportunities to hear from CHW and PN experts who have devoted resources and their expertise to develop tracking and data collection databases.

Mr. Nick Flattery: Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions
November 9, 2016: Noon-1 pm MST
Zoom Link

Nick Flattery is a senior project manager at CPC Community Health in Aurora, CO.  He runs the statewide chronic disease prevention program, Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions.  He has over 15 years in the field of community and public health and is passionate about reducing the burden of health disparities throughout Colorado and beyond.

On Nov. 9, Nick will present on a proprietary decision support and data collection system created for the Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions program, called OSCAR (Outreach, Screening and Referral System).  OSCAR allows CHWs in the field and across the state to collect data on program participants and sync that data for analysis to the CPC offices in Aurora.

Dr. Linda Burhansstipnanov: Native American Cancer Research Corporation
December 7, 2016: Noon-1 pm MST
Zoom Link
Or Telephone for Audio
Dial: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 252 184 8364

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) developed the current online evaluation program in 2005. NACR added the Patient Navigation tab in 2008 with assistance from Linda Krebs, Lisa Harjo, Southeast Program Evaluation (Mark Dignan) and tribal partners (Walking Forward, Intertribal Council of Michigan, Muskogee (Creek) Tribe of Oklahoma, and Comanche Nation of Oklahoma). As of October 1, 2016, the research team has been awarded an NIH Phase I SBIR funding to convert the online program into an easy-to-use, useful and efficient tablet app focused on the Survivorship phase of the cancer care continuum that will allow PNs to easily document activities and interactions.  Phase II will address the full cancer continuum (prevention through end-of-life).  The prototype:

  • Makes data input easier and more accurate, ensuring systematic data collection;
  • allows for real-time summaries specific to individual patients;
  • allows program administrators to monitor PN interactions and produce a summary of activities documenting PN value;
  • Documents activities for billing; and
  • Collects patient perspectives on navigation services.

During Phase I, tailored report templates will be feasible to generate for:

  • An individual Navigator
  • A phase of the cancer continuum
  • An individual patient
  • A cancer care facility

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November webinars: Introduction to CDC Diabetes Prevention Programs in Tribal Communities

cdc-logoThe Centers for Disease Control & Prevention is offering two introductory webinars in November on diabetes prevention programs in tribal communities. Join to hear more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) & Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP), as well as shared testimony from Tribal applicants.

Webinar details: 

Monday, November 7
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST (12-1:30 MST)
&
Tuesday, November 15
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST (2-3:30 MST)

Join the Skype Meeting at https://webconf.cdc.gov/ihs8/T7NDCJM3.
All can access the Skype for Business Web App for free by clicking on the link, and then following the instructions in the Web browser window to join the meeting.

or

Join by phone
(855) 644-0229
Conference ID: 2351261

Email Kavitha Muthuswamy at ihs8@cdc.gov with for questions.

No registration is required. All are welcome!

More info:
CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program

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Sept 28 Webinar: PN, CHW, PdS Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

211We are thrilled to provide a 1 hour preview of the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal, Powered by 2-1-1!

The Alliance Portal, serves as the Alliance’s website AND, a search tool that will allow PNs, CHWs, PdS connect with each other, their community organizations and  medical providers or their clients to connect to services.

What: Introduction of the PN CHW and Pds Alliance Portal Powered by 2-1-1

When: 1-2 pm September 28,

Where: Webinar (or phone)-see below!

Who:  YOU (All CHWs, PNs, PdS, Community Folks, Medical People)

General Info:

We will discuss the general 2-1-1 work with United Way but post importantly, the PN CHW and PdS Alliance Portal and how it all works!

Webinar Link! https://echo.zoom.us/j/7648943828

Joining by phone ONLY:

+1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID: 764 894 3828

 

Is Your Information in the PN CHW PN Portal?!?!  Here’s How:!!

Calling United Way 2-1-1 and Reference the Alliance Portal to enter your information at the home United Way 2-1-1 Office.

303-561-2112

Or

Enter your information in this survey link and a United Way 2-1-1 Operator will call you.

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LGBTQ Cultural Competency course offered in October

lgbtq-coverThe Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an online LGBTQ cultural competency course starting Oct. 4.

This six-week learning experience is designed for public health practitioners with the goal of promoting better health outcomes with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/ Questioning (LGBTQ) populations.

The course is being facilitated by Jennifer Woodard, via bi-directional video.

Each of the learning experience’s six sessions explores the multiple facets of cultural competence when interacting with LGBTQ individuals, their families and the community.

Live Learning Sessions will be held every Tuesday from 12-1 pm MT from Oct 4 – Nov 8.

Register for Cultural Competency – LGBTQ 

Source: Rocky Mountain Prevention Training Center – Center for Public Health Practice

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Upcoming Webinar: Resources for Addressing Community Health Needs

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August 24, 1 pm MT/ 2 pm CT

Presenter: Dana Abbey, MLS

There are numerous factors that have the potential to influence the health of your community members including quality of life, health behaviors, utilization of and access to health care, social and economic factors, and the physical environment.

In this hands-on session you will:

  • Utilize tools for researching these factors at the local level.
  • Identify authoritative health information resources for program planning.
  • Identify potential community partners.

Who should attend?

  • Public libraries and community organizations planning health outreach activities.
  • K-12 staff involved in student health care and/or health and science curriculums (librarians, nurses, teachers).
  • Public health grant writers.
  • Anyone who interested in knowing about these great resources.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. Registration is not required. We offer 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit per session (details are provided at the end of each session).

When: Held 4th Wednesday of each month, 1-2 pm MT / 2-3 pm CT

Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2 (link is external)

Archive: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover

 

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Colon cancer webinar July 20 geared toward Spanish speakers

CC AllianceThe Colon Cancer Alliance Conversations Webinar Series will be hosting its first webinar geared specifically toward Spanish speakers. The webinar will discuss the importance of starting the conversation about colon cancer, early detection and treatment options. The webinar will take place on July 20, 2016 at 5 p.m. MDT (7 p.m. EDT). Both the lecture and accompanying presentation will be in Spanish.

Register for La prevención, detección y tratamiento de cáncer de colon metastásico here.

El cáncer de colon es la segunda causa de muerte por el cáncer, sin embargo, el tema es tabú para muchas familias. Únase a este seminario gratuito para aprender cómo prevenir, detectar y tratar el cáncer de colon. Con la información correcta podrá comenzar la conversación con sus seres queridos. También aprenderá las opciones para el tratamiento de la enfermedad avanzada, específicamente el uso de las microesferas de resina con Y-90 SIR-Spheres® una forma innovadora de radioterapia local para el tratamiento de tumores metastáticos no resecables limitados al hígado. Si se le diagnostica la enfermedad avanzada, conocer las opciones es fundamental para que usted y su médico puedan tomar decisiones de tratamiento. Todos los participantes recibirán un link para acceder al seminario. ¡Regístrese hoy!

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Events and resources for Men’s Health Month

13139143_934591879994419_8324526716091516269_nJune is all about the guys: It is Men’s Health Month, and June 13-19 is Men’s Health Week. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys, according to menshealthmonth.org.  Here are a few webinars and resources to check out:

Men’s Health Week Twitter Chat On African American Men’s Mental Health
Date/Time: June 16, 9-10 am MST/11-12 pm EST
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among African American men ages 15 to 24 years old. Left untreated, mental disorders can also make African American men more vulnerable to substance abuse, homelessness, incarceration, and homicide.

In recognition of National Men’s Health Week, we invite you to join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and NIMHD for a Twitter chat to discuss African American men’s mental health. NIMH expert Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., and NIMHD expert Courtney Ferrell Aklin, Ph.D., will be on hand to answer your questions regarding this important topic. Use the hashtag #NIMHchats to follow along!

Men and Lupus Webinar for Men’s Health Month
Date/Time: June 15, 1 pm MST/3 pm EST
This webinar will explain how lupus presents in men in comparison to women; describe racial/ethnic differences in men with lupus; and explore the importance of early diagnosis of lupus in men. Although lupus mostly impacts women of childbearing age, men and children can develop lupus. The one-hour webinar offers 1 CHES credit. Click here for more info and to register.

Men’s Health Month website

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Manly Myths Quiz – Web MD

Know What Men’s Health Screenings You Need – Military Health Systems Communications Office

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Evidence-Based Public Health online training series

evidence basedThe Northwest and Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Centers invite public health professionals from around the country to participate in a unique, online training series, which will cover core concepts like:

  • defining public health issues
  • conducting community assessments
  • prioritizing options
  • evaluating program and policy impacts

Two Learning Options: 
Choose the one that best fits your learning style and/or schedule.

Blended Learning

  • A facilitator will lead guided discussions and activities related to the online content with the cohort of participants.
  • The topic expert from the recorded lecture will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion.
  • These sessions provide an opportunity for participants to connect evidence-based decision making concepts to their daily work.

The Blended Learning Series meets bi-weekly from June 21 –  July 26, 2016.

Self-Study
Participants will watch recorded lectures by topic experts and in some cases complete supplemental readings or do an activity.

Click here for more information or to sign up today!

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Webinar on social determinants of health offered June 7

CCHNMaria Casaverde Marin and Taylor Miranda, Quality Improvement Specialists at Colorado Community Health Network, will discuss how care coordinators within community health centers are well positioned to address social determinants of health (SDoH) among their patients. We will be providing tools and resources for conducting needs assessments, identifying local partners, compiling resource lists, and implementing SDoH screening and referral workflows in community health centers.

 

The Role of Care Coordinators in Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Date/Time: June 7, 2016, at 11 a.m.

To Join the Meeting:
In your web browser, go to: https://cchn.adobeconnect.com/act/

When greeted by the login screen, enter your name and click on ‘Enter Room.’ You do not need a username or password. When prompted, select ‘Listen Only.’

If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Johanna Gelderman, at johanna@cchn.org.

 

This is offered as part of the Advanced Clinical Transformation (ACT) monthly conference call. Please note there will be no ACT Monthly Conference Calls in July or August 2016.

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Online Course – Open for Registration

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The 7-week online course, Emotional and Social Aspects of Disease will be starting next month!

This Level 2 course helps patient navigators understand their role and how to help patients and their caregivers deal with complex emotional issues related to chronic disease.

For more information on the course please visit our calendar or register here.

 

 

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