Archive for Upcoming Events

Register today for the PN CHW PdS Alliance Summer Gathering

Summer PN CHW PdS Alliance meeting
When: 11 am-1 pm July 27
Where: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Education 2 North Building or remotely via Zoom
Register

This meeting will feature a special presentation by our very own PNTC director Patricia Valverde on Ethical Issues and Considerations in PN CHW and PdS Work.

Dr. Valverde  is an instructor at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Director of the Patient Navigator Training Collaborative. She has extensive experience in research and program management in the areas of community outreach and patient navigation. She is a leader in local, national, and international patient navigation efforts.

Please remember that you must register in advance. We encourage you all to join us in person, however remote access via Zoom will be available as well. To register for this meeting, please click here.

PN CHW PdS Alliance Portal

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Need help applying for a grant? Check out our Evaluation course

Need help preparing for a grant application/Request for Proposal (RFP)? This upcoming evaluation workshop is for you! 

Using Evaluation for Program Improvement for Patient Navigation
When: 9 am-5 pm, Aug. 2-3, 2017
Where: Arvada, CO
Register Here

Are your patient navigators making a difference in your practice? Is your organization truly reaching its goals? One way to determine the success of your organization or program is to use evaluation. But where do you begin?

This two-day Evaluation course is designed to meet the needs of Patient Navigator supervisors who want to increase basic evaluation skills and develop an evaluation plan for your needs. Participants will learn to use evaluation to improve prevention interventions; define common evaluation terms; use logic models to describe interventions; identify steps to prepare for evaluation, and have the opportunity to work on a personal evaluation plan for the upcoming grant year with a Ph.D-level evaluator.

This Level 3 course is designed for patient navigator supervisors, managers, and directors.

This course is offered by the Denver Prevention Training Center.

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Webinar: Working Effectively with an Interpreter

The Colorado Health Literacy Coalition (CHLC) is pleased to present the following webinar:

 Working Effectively with an Interpreter
When: 12-1 pm July 12
Register

The Interpreter Network will review the requirements for interpretation in health care and the types of interpreters someone may work with. The Interpreter Network will also cover the basic responsibilities of an interpreter and the ethics for medical interpreters so that providers and those with frequent interpretation needs know what to expect, and know how to make the most out of an interpreted meeting.

Attendee Phone Number: 855.294.3011

Attendee Passcode: 744.090.5474

The Colorado Health Literacy Coalition promotes health literacy by providing resources, training and best practices through collaboration with organizations across the state.

Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition 

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Health Literacy Networking Event – June 26

Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Networking Event
Monday – June 26, 2017 – 6-8 pm
Stem Ciders – 2811 Walnut St #150, Denver, CO 80205

Register Here
Join us at Stem Ciders from 6-8 pm for conversation, cider, and kombucha (non-alcoholic). The fine folks at the cidery are offering attendees $1 off per cider.
Stem Ciders
2811 Walnut St #150, Denver, CO 80205
(720) 443-3007
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Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition

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Registration open for August Level 1s

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative has two Level 1 courses scheduled for August! We are coming to Salida, CO, for the first time, and we have just scheduled a Denver metro Level 1 in Arvada.

Patient Navigator Fundamentals is a hybrid course designed to improve basic patient navigation skills. This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.

Patient Navigator Fundamentals: Salida, CO
8:30 am-5 pm. Aug. 8-10
Location: Chaffee County Fairgrounds, 10165 County Road 120, Salida
Register Here

Patient Navigator Fundamentals: Arvada, CO
8:30 am-5 pm. Aug. 22-24
Location: Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Unit A, Arvada
Register Here

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Patient navigators invited to attend statewide meeting on colorectal cancer prevention strategies

CCSP Statewide Meeting: Featuring An Afternoon with the Colorado Cancer Coalition and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

The Colorado Cancer Coalition and The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program are hosting a day featuring prevention strategies. The role and impact on CRC preventive screening navigation will be the cornerstone of this discussion; we will also discuss the impact of the 80% by 2018 campaign with Mary Doroshenk of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable attending!

Date/Time: Thursday, April 27, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm with a reception to follow
Location: DoubleTree Hilton, 4040 Quebec Street, Denver, CO
Cost: Free

Register here

Agenda:

  • Morning Session (7:30am – 10:00am): State of the Science in Colorectal Screening and Colorado Statistics
  • Mid Day Session (10:00am – 1:45pm): Skill Building for Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation
  • Afternoon Session (2:00pm – 5:00pm): NCCRT Updates on 80% by 2018 and The Colorado Cancer Coalition

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of the day!

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Native Patient Navigator Training scheduled for June 14-16 in Denver

Native Patient Navigator Training: Communication and Outreach
Date: June 14-16, 2017 (Registration Deadline: May 14)
Location: Denver, CO
Cost: $550 plus lodging/travel expenses
Click here for registration form

The Native American Cancer Research Corporation is offering quarterly patient navigation training. The focus of the June training is on communication and outreach. This training focuses on motivational interviewing, team work and collaboration, confidentiality and privacy and professionalism. Each topic area will include participant activities or practical exercises.

The registration fee is $550 per participant. There are a limited travel scholarships for each training. Please request the partial scholarship when submitting the registration form. Email registration forms to LindaB@NatAmCancer.net or LisaH@NatAmCancer.org. All participants need to support their own travel and lodging expenses.

Mail payments to: Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR), 3022 South Nova Road, Pine, CO 80470-7830 by May 14th.

Agenda:

  • Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm; Day 1: Motivational interviewing, advocating on behalf of the patient and assisting the patient in identifying concerns and questions to share with the health care team. 6 hours of credit
  • Thursday, June 15, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm; Day 2: Motivational Interviewing, handling conflict (patients, family members and other members of the healthcare team; outreach strategies, exhibits during events. 7 hours of credit
  • Friday, June 16, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm; Day 3: literacy, effective message components, creating effective informational products (brochures, pamphlets). 4 hours of credit

Patient navigation is a patient-centric healthcare service delivery model. It is a patient-centric concept that concentrates on the movement of patients along the continuum of medical care.

Email LisaH@NatAmCancer.org with any questions.

Source:  Native American Cancer Research Corporation

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Youth Mental Health First Aid – training opportunities

Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage,or CPR, or calling 911. Sometimes it is you.

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Denver Human Services is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops on the following Saturdays in May: May 6, May 13, and May 20. These workshops are offered at no cost.
Location: Denver Housing Authority, 1089 Osage Street, Denver
Time:  8:45 AM – 5:00 PM

Source: Denver Housing Authority

 

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Healthy People webinar March 23: Mental Health

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Webinar: Mental Health

Register Now | March 23, 2017 | 10 to 11 am MT/12 to 1 p.m. ET

Join Healthy People 2020 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how one community organization is implementing the Sources of Strength Program to prevent suicide among youth.

Register today!

About Mental Health

The burden of mental illness in the United States is among the highest of all diseases, and mental disorders are among the most common causes of disability. Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the disease burden of mental health disorders as well as associated chronic diseases. Assessing and addressing mental health remains important to ensure that all Americans lead longer, healthier lives.

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: Learn about Health Literacy and Motivational Interviewing on March 15

Join the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition for an overview of the Motivational Interviewing mindset, processes, skills, and strategies. We will also discuss the association of Motivational Interviewing and health education with a focus on health literacy. This webinar will feature PNTC MI instructor Katie Garrett!

Webinar: Health Literacy and Motivational Interviewing
Time/Date: 12- 1 PM MDT March 15
Register Here

Presenters:

Kathie Garrett, MA

Kathie is a Clinical Associate in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program and a Research Senior Instructor in the Colorado School of Public Health. Kathie is also a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and member of the International Motivational Interviewing (MI) Network of Trainers. Her research interests include applied models of behavior change, motivational interviewing, and coping mechanisms across a wide range of chronic illnesses. Kathie has developed or collaborated on the development of five stress and coping interventions for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers and three MI interventions for obesity prevention and tobacco cessation that have been evaluated in large NIH funded randomized controlled trials. Kathie collaborates with the BHWP team on research, programmatic, curriculum and materials development and provides trainings in MI, stress management, and tobacco cessation.

Mary Mancuso, MA

Mary is a Clinical Associate at Behavioral Health and Wellness Program (BHWP), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine. Mary is involved in content and training material development, training initiatives, including providing ongoing support for trainees, and several BHWP research initiatives. She has a background in education and counseling psychology. Over the past 8 years, she’s worked with clients and patients in nonprofit, behavioral health, and hospital settings in clinical, consultant, quality improvement, and research roles. Prior to her role at BWHP, Mary worked in patient education for four years and was the coordinator of health literacy and patient and family-centered care at University of Colorado Hospital; she is also a member of the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition.

Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition

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Registration open for spring PN/CHW/PdS Alliance meeting

The registration has opened for the spring Patient Navigator, Community Health Worker and Promotor de Salud Alliance meeting on April 6, 1-3 pm in Metro Denver and online.

Click here to see the full agenda and registration is embedded within.

The deadline to register is March 30.

The meeting will be held in person and via remote connection; if you join remotely, please be sure you join via computer (those only joining via phone only have access to the presentations and not the group sharing).

Feature Presentation….

Presenting: Dr. Linda Burhansstipnanov of Native American Cancer Research Corporation

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) has received NCI funding to expand their work with a data and evaluation tracking database.  Join us to learn who their efforts will allow:

  • easier and more accurate data collection, 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.

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Spread the Word!  PN CHW PdS Alliance Website (which includes the link to become a member, pass along to partners please!)

 

SOURCE: PN/CHW/PdS Alliance

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Colorado Health Literacy Coalition plans networking event for April

Colorado Health Literacy Coalition Networking Event

When: April 25, 2017 – 7:00 am-9:00 am
Where: COPIC Office, 7351 E. Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230 – Mile High Room, 2nd Floor

Please join the Colorado Health Literacy Coalition for its first networking event. Meet and talk with people who are interested in health literacy from a variety of settings while enjoying morning-time beverages and refreshments. Our generous sponsors have allowed us to make this event free! And parking is free too. Please register to attend at the link below.

REGISTRATION

QUESTIONS? Contact Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu.

Source: Colorado Health Literacy Coalition 

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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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Exciting opportunity to improve your skills with “Motivational Interviewing Academy”

elearn_hiv_cancer2Patient Navigators can practice with mock patients, receive one-on-one coaching 

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative (PNTC) is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Participants in the “Motivational Interviewing Academy” this spring will receive three sessions to practice their skills with a mock patient and follow-up coaching.

“Motivational interviewing workshops are an excellent venue for learning a new way of ‘being’ with clients, but research clearly shows that workshops alone do not change practice,” said Kathie Garrett, PNTC MI Instructor. “To successfully integrate MI spirit and skills into your daily practice, you need guidance in the form of coding and coaching.”

The MI Academy will provide patient navigators  the unique opportunity to receive real time practice with mock patients, objective MI integrity coding feedback and one-on-one coaching.

“People pay hundreds of dollars for this type of training, but we are offering three practice and coaching sessions free of charge,” Garrett said.

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach to help people make decisions, from quitting smoking to dietary changes to managing a chronic disease. MI is designed to address a patient’s ambivalence to change. This is a great skill to have in your toolbox to help improve patient outcomes.

By enrolling in this exciting opportunity, you will:

  • Participate in three encounters with mock patients so you can practice using MI
  • Have each session recorded and coded by an expert for various MI skills, to identify areas of strength and improvement
  • Receive three one-on-one coaching sessions with a professional MI coach, offering personal feedback

Target Audience: Non-licensed (lay) health professionals/patient navigators working in Colorado. Because we want to offer this experience to a variety of agencies around the state, only 3 navigators from each agency will be accepted. In addition, this opportunity is only open to lay navigators (non nurses). Please see this link for resources on MI training for nurses from the CU School of Nursing.

The mock patient encounters will be scheduled in January, March, and May 2017. You will be able to schedule each 20-minute mock session and follow up coaching call at a time slot that works with your schedule. These sessions will be all done over the phone, so travel is not required.

Prerequisites: 

  • Required: Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals and Level 2: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
  • Recommended prequisite: Advanced Health Behavior Change
  • Been working as a patient navigator, health educator, community health worker or similar for at least 6 months
  • Reside in Colorado
  • Permission from your supervisor to participate
  • Be a lay (non licensed) health professional

Registration Coming In January! 

Questions? Email PNTC program manager Erin Martinez at erin.martinez@ucdenver.edu.

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Spring 2017 workshop schedule announced

logo_vec2017 is going to be a great year. We will have our usual array of courses in the Denver metro area and will be visiting the western slope (Glenwood Springs) as well as Durango in the spring. In addition, there will be an opportunity to get involved with two ECHO online learning communities, as well as to receive one-on-one motivational interviewing coaching.

Level 1: Patient Navigator Fundamentals – Denver
This comprehensive course is introductory “Level 1” training for patient navigators who want to gain navigation skills and knowledge of patient resources, basic health promotion, professional conduct and motivational interviewing.
Date/Time: Feb. 1-3, 2017, 8:30 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Aurora
Coordinated care contributes to patient-centered, high-quality care. This Level 2 course prepares patient navigators to coordinate care for their clients.
Date/Time: Feb. 21, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Advanced Care Coordination – Glenwood Springs
Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Registration is coming soon for the following workshops:

  • Emotional and Social 6-week Online course: February-March 2017
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: March 3 in Denver
  • Leading and Administering a Patient Navigation Program: March 10 in Loveland
  • Level 1: March 22-24 in Loveland
  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing: March 24 in North Denver Metro
  • Bridging Theory and Practice: March 30 and 31 in Arvada
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: April 21 in North Denver Metro
  • Advanced Health Literacy: May 4 in Denver
  • Level 1: May 3-5 in Glenwood Springs
  • Advanced Care Coordination: May 9 in Durango
  • Advanced MI: May 10 in Durango
  • Advanced Health Behavior Change: May 11 in Durango*

*Durango dates are tentative at this time.

NEW this year: MI Academy: Mock Patient Encounters & Coaching Experience

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative is offering a unique opportunity to help patient navigators improve their motivational interviewing (MI) skills. Learn more

 

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Register today: PN/CHW/PdS Alliance meeting Jan 5

 Patient Navigation Community Health Worker and Promotor de Salud Alliance Meeting
1-3 pm Jan 5

We are happy to announce 2017’s first PN CHW and PdS Alliance meeting on January 5 Alliance Meeting (in person and via Zoom web).

You must register for this meeting to attend.

Information Link and Registration Details

Virtual:

If you are attending virtually-you will be sent a link to the meeting.  Please note-this is intended to be a web-video meeting, please do not attend only via phone.

In Person

If you are attending in person, allow yourself about 15 min from parking to payment of parking and find the location.

Location:
Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 North Building, Room 1102
1701 S Uvalda St, Aurora, CO

 

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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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Upcoming training: Working with Children from Addicted Homes

Tools for the Journey: Working with Children from Addicted Homes
December 19, 9 am-4:30 pm
Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014

For more information and online registration, please visit: Tools for the Journey: Working with Children from Addicted Homes

After attending this workshop, human services professionals will better understand the specific issues faced by adults who have grown up with drug and alcohol addiction and children still living in a home that is facing these issues. We will focus on how children are affected and different tools professionals can use to help these kids and their families. We will explore the healing journey for children and their families. Using the Betty Ford Center Model, participants will learn effective strategies to make a difference in the lives of children and adults; understand our unique prevention model; and explore new tools for working with children, parents and families. Come fill your “tool box” with activities, games and techniques that really work!

Evidence-Based Learning Objectives

  • After completing this workshop participants will successfully be able to:
  • describe three ways children are adversely impacted by family addiction;
  • list the core characteristics of resiliency;
  • demonstrate two activities which engage these youth in the healing process;
  • state three important messages for children from addicted families to hear to further their recovery.

Source: Human Services Network of Colorado

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Learn to empower yourself and your clients at Real-World Advocacy training, Dec. 8 in Denver

picHuman services workers face a multitude of challenges—from diminishing funding to new measures evaluating the use of those funds; from increased workloads on fewer professionals, to greater accountability expected of them; from a vastly more diverse client population, to newly-imposed limits on what can be provided to those clients. We need to collectively rise to those challenges and advocate to change the current negative climate regarding both the work we do and the clients we serve.

Real-World Advocacy
December 8, 9 am to 4:30 pm
Mile High United Way, 711 Park Ave West, Denver
For online registration, please visit: Real-World Advocacy

One of our afternoon breakouts — the Client-Centered Advocacy session — will feature client-advocates and key staff from three organizations which are leading the charge in client empowerment: Bayaud Industries, the Colorado Cross-Disabilities Coalition and CHARG. You will learn critical information as to how these organizations have been able put clients “in the driver’s seat” when it comes to their own care. And you will hear firsthand how clients have advocated for their needs at the personal, organizational and legislative level.

You will:

  • Discover new and useful resources to share with co-workers and other participants,
  • Understand how to be your own best advocate,
  • Explore the many ways in which nonprofits can speak up about issues confronting them,
  • Engage in interactive, brainstorming sessions to define or refine their communications approach,
  • Identify strategies to engage elected officials and other decision-makers with your issue, and
  • Leave with a new sense of our shared power.

Eligible for 6 hours CEU.

Event sponsored by the Human Services Network or Colorado and Colorado Center on Law and Policy.

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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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