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Training Opportunities

Upcoming Trainings

2014 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Standards and Accreditation Update
Wednesday, August 20, 1 to 2:30 pm ET

Making Apps and Web-based Tools Part of Your Integrated Behavioral Health Team
Thursday, August 21, 2 to 3:30 pm ET
Hear how one health center uses new behavioral health information technology (HIT) patient engagement tools in its integrated behavioral health care services. Learn about the technologies available to primary care providers, how to ensure IT tools support your clinical outcomes goals, and tips for implementing them into your clinic workflow. Presented by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

Medical Respite Start Ups: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Friday, August 22, 1 to 2 pm ET
Learn about issues associated with establishing medical respite programs for people experiencing homelessness. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC).

Recent Events

Navigating the Health Center Program: An Introduction for American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
August 14, 2014
Presentation (PDF - 576 KB)
American Indian/Alaska Native communities may obtain information about the advantages and responsibilities of being a Health Center Program grantee.

BPHC All Programs Webcast (Health Centers, FQHC Look-Alikes, PCAs, NCAs, HCCNs)
August 7, 2014

Finding a Health Care Home for the Homeless Under the Affordable Care Act
August 7, 2014
Obtain an overview of the specific challenges and effective techniques for engaging with the homeless, build capacity to identify the right time to refer and extend your reach to the vulnerable. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC).

Risk Management Considerations for Prescribing Opioids
August 6 and August 7, 2014
Obtain guidance for health centers and free clinics on best practices and risk management strategies when prescribing opioids. Presented by ECRI Institute, on behalf of HRSA.

Preparing for HRSA Operational Site Visits
July 31, 2014
Learn what to expect from a HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV) and how to best prepare. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC). 

FY 2015 Health Center Controlled Networks Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Technical Assistance Call
July 29, 2014

FY 2015 Service Area Competition-Additional Area (SAC-AA) Technical Assistance Call
July 24, 2014

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Substance Abuse
July 24, 2014
Learn how one organization is working to address substance abuse in its community and about resources available to help address this issue in your community. Presented by HHS.

National Health Service Corps Community Day Kickoff Webinar
July 17, 2014
Learn more about how to get involved with this year's Corps Community Day that occurs on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Hear from past planners, find out about available resources, and obtain a tutorial of the new event platform. Presented by the National Health Service Corps.

FY 2015 New Access Point Applicant Technical Assistance Call
July 17, 2014

The Foundations of Culturally Appropriate Integrated Services for LGBT Individuals
July 16, 2014
Learn ways to evaluate current organizational barriers to accessing care, strategies for reducing these barriers, and actionable steps for implementing culturally appropriate services. Review how to internally evaluate your agency’s services, and leave with an understanding of best practices and resources to increase engagement efforts with the LGBT community. Presented by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

FY 2015 Budget Period Progress Report Technical Assistance Call
July 15, 2014

FY 2015 New Access Point (NAP) Briefing for Cooperative Agreement Partners
July 14, 2014
Audio Replay (MP3 - 11 MB)
Transcript (PDF - 257 KB)
Obtain an overview of the NAP funding opportunity (HRSA-15-016).

Screening for Viral Hepatitis within Behavioral Health Organizations
July 9, 2014
Learn practices for the effective identification, treatment, and prevention of viral hepatitis. Topic areas include epidemiology, public health and psychological issues and concerns, strategies for outreach and patient engagement in treatment. Presented by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

Increasing Access to HIV Testing and Linkage to Care
June 26, 2014
Learn what’s new in HIV testing, the implications of the Affordable Care Act for HIV testing, and about examples from the field. Presented by HRSA.

FY 2015 Service Area Competition (SAC) Technical Assistance Call
June 25, 2014

MLN Connects National Provider Call: New Medicare PPS for Federally Qualified Health Centers: Operational Requirements
June 25, 2014
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) transition to a prospective payment system (PPS) beginning on October 1, 2014. Obtain information on operational requirements of the new payment system. Presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Special/Vulnerable Populations Enrichment Webinar Series: Health Centers Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Populations
June 24, 2014

Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

Obtain an overview of LGBT health disparities, demographics, and terminology, and key strategies for providing high quality care and increased access to the LGBT community. Learn tips for creating LGBT-inclusive environments of care. Replay coming soon.

SAMHSA-HRSA Integration of Primary and Behavioral Care Services Webinar—
Health Begins at Home: Integrating primary and behavioral care services and housing to end homelessness

June 23, 2014
Learn how HRSA and SAMHSA grantees successfully integrated primary and behavioral health care services with housing support. Examine how combining integrated health services with homeless assistance and housing can reduce individuals’ vulnerability to the impacts of homelessness. Presented by HRSA and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Replay coming soon.

Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health Webinar Series
March 19 to June 25, 2014
The series is divided into six webinars that cover a wide breadth of knowledge and skills to help clinicians provide quality care to the migrant population. Free continuing education credit is available. Presented by the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN).

Building Fund Development Capacity
June 19, 2014
Learn to organize a fund development strategy and identify the right personnel to help improve fundraising efforts. Presented by Capital Link.

Scope Alignment TA Session for Health Centers
June 18, 2014

The Impact of a Capital Project on Your Health Center
April 30 and June 18, 2014
Learn the financial and operational impacts to expect when a health center takes on a capital project and how to explain these effects to board members, lenders, funders, and other stakeholders. Presented by Capital Link.

Opportunities to Improve Health through Home Visiting Programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Southeast Pennsylvania
June 17, 2014
Learn what makes home visiting effective, challenges that occur within home visiting programs, as well as potential funding sources for such programs. Presented by Community Health Partners for Sustainability.

How to achieve Joint Commission Accreditation and NCQA recognition for your Public Housing sites
June 16, 2014
Find out how one organization in Pennsylvania became the first nurse-managed FQHC in the country to achieve both a Joint Commission Accreditation in Ambulatory Care and a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) designation. Presented by Community Health Partners for Sustainability.

HRSA Patient Centered Medical/Health Home Initiative Updates
June 16, 2014

Culturally Competent Care for LGBT Populations
June 11, 2014
Learn about innovative educational programs and services that offer training and technical assistance to health centers and other HRSA-funded programs to better serve LGBT populations and promote health equity. Presented by the HRSA Office of Equal Opportunity, Civil Rights & Diversity Management. 

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Urban FQHCs
June 6, 2014
Examine a clinical trial that compared screening and onsite brief intervention to brief treatment. Learn about appropriate substance use screeners, multiple SBIRT interventions, and the SBIRT implementation process for a primary care team including patient flow and job duties. Presented by Community Health Partners for Sustainability. Replay coming soon.

FY 2014 Health Center Expanded Services Technical Assistance Call
June 6, 2014

Building Organizational Infrastructure to Treat Chronic Pain and Prevent Abuse of Prescription Medications
June 5, 2014
Learn what health centers and other primary care safety-net provider organizations can do to develop infrastructure and pain management protocols. Presented by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured
May 29, 2014
Learn more about special enrollment periods, available resources, and when and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Replay not available.

FY 2014 Service Area Competition-Additional Area (SAC-AA) Technical Assistance Call
May 23, 2014
May 30, 2014

BPHC Cooperative Agreement Quarterly Call
May 22, 2014
Agenda (PDF- 56 KB)
Transcript (PDF - 151 KB)
Audio Replay (MP3 - 11 MB)

State Flexibility in Medicaid Expansion: Lessons and Insights from the Field
May 21, 2014
Learn how Medicaid expansion waivers differ from traditional Medicaid and how they impact the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) community. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

FTCA Application Office Hours Webcast Series
May 8 and 22, 2014

MLN Connects National Provider Call: Review of the New Medicare PPS for Federally Qualified Health Centers
May 21, 2014
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) transition to a prospective payment system (PPS) beginning on October 1, 2014. Learn about the final policies for the new Medicare PPS for FQHCs. Presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Navigating and Preparing a HRSA Application: Responding to a Funding Opportunity Announcement
May 20, 2014
Learn about the structure of funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for grants and cooperative agreements, and obtain technical assistance on how to respond to a FOA. Presented by the HRSA Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM).

Medicaid Expansion and HCH Projects: New Possibilities, Outstanding Opportunities
May 19, 2014
Learn how the expansion of Medicaid and private insurance will likely impact health center enrollment and revenue as the law is implemented in 2014, with a particular focus on enrollment projections for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) grantees. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

A Webinar Series on Women & HIV: Clinical Concepts from Women & HIV International Clinical Conference
May 16, 2014
Obtain information and tools to provide timely care to women living with or at risk of contracting HIV. Presented by the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC). Replay not available.

Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity
May 13, 2014
April 23, 2014
Join a discussion on how prevention programs impact health disparities, the social determinants of health and their implications on HRSA’s nursing programs. Presented by the HRSA Office of Health Equity. 

BPHC All Programs Webcast (Health Centers, FQHC Look-Alikes, PCAs, NCAs, HCCNs)
May 1, 2014

Consumer Involvement in Governance
April 23, 2014
Understand the significance of consumer involvement and how Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) grantees can fulfill this particular requirement. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 

Special/Vulnerable Populations Enrichment Webinar Series: Health Centers Serving Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations
April 22, 2014
Examine current trends, needs and opportunities of the migratory and seasonal agricultural populations. Obtain information about training and technical assistance resources available through HRSA’s National Cooperative Agreements. Learn strategies to improve access to primary health care services for migratory and seasonal agricultural populations. 

Making the Most of Payment Reform
April 18, 2014
Learn more about payment reform. Understand how payment reform impacts practice and get tips for engaging in meaningful discussions with decision makers. Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. 

FTCA Deeming Application Technical Assistance
April 2, 9, and 10, 2014

Creating Change in Early Prenatal Care Entry: A Peer Learning Conversation
April 9, 2014
Key Discussion Points (PDF - 179 KB)
Learn about best practices from other health centers, interact with peers across the country, and identify action steps for continuing to improve early prenatal care entry rates. Presented by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Replay not available.

2014 UDS Changes
April 9, 2014

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment: What Happens After Open Enrollment?
April 2, 2014
Learn expectations for outreach and enrollment (O/E) grantees after the conclusion of open enrollment on March 31, 2014. This call also covers the requirements for Quarter 3 health center O/E reporting due in EHB on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webinar Series
March 28, 2014
Learn more about the impact of HIV on Native Americans. Continuing Education (CE) credits are available. Presented by the Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center. Replay not available.

Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBT Patients and Staff at Your Health Center
March 26, 2014
Learn strategies and model policies for creating LGBT-inclusive health care spaces. Presented by the National LGBT Health Education Center.

The Role of Peer Providers in Integrated Health
March 25, 2014
Learn the key roles of behavioral health peer providers, strengths they bring to integrated health, and how to support agency implementation as a new workforce. Presented by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS).

Answers About Health Plan Contracting
March 24, 2014
Understand health plan requirements, expectations for network providers, as well as what will make Essential Community Providers most attractive to health plans looking to grow their provider networks. Get your questions answered and learn more about successful strategies to overcome common barriers to network participation by safety net providers. Presented by the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) Family Planning National Training Centers.

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Call Focusing on Hispanic/Latino Population
March 6, 2014
Understand successful practices and lessons learned on extending health center outreach and enrollment efforts with currently uninsured, eligible Latinos across the Nation. 

Electronic Health Record Functionality Needed to Better Support Primary Care
February 28, 2014
Learn about the need for EHRs to move beyond documentation to interpreting and tracking information over time, supporting patient partnering activities, enabling team-based care, and allowing providers to use population-management tools to facilitate care delivery. Presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Making the Numbers Talk: A Four Year Review of Health Center Operational Data 
February 26, 2014
Obtain highlights from the Financial and Operational Ratios and Trends of Community Health Centers, 2008-2011 go to exit disclaimer (PDF - 3.6 MB). Presented by Capital Link. Replay not available.

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment – A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar
February 26, 2014
A focus on tracking and measuring the progress of Healthy People 2020 objectives pertaining to early detection, prevention, and treatment of substance use and mental disorders. Presented by HHS.

The Healthcare Connect Fund and Telecommunications Program
February 20, 2014
Learn about the Federal Communications Commission Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and the Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN). Presented by the National Network of Telehealth Resource Centers.

Change in Scope: Health Center Clinician Leaders’ Forum
February 20, 2014
Presentation (PDF - 559KB)

Health center clinical and quality leaders are invited to join BPHC’s Chief Medical Officer and senior clinical advisors for a dialogue on the Change in Scope process, including time for questions and answers. 

Questions and Answers on the Affordable Care Act
February 20, 2014

Presented by the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Replay not available.

Patient-Centered Medical Home - Facility Improvements Funding Opportunity Technical Assistance Call
February 18, 2014

Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2014-01, Health Center Program Governance
February 12, 2014
Presentation (PPT - 98KB)
Transcript (PDF - 117 KB)
Audio Replay

FY 2014 BHI FOA Grantee Briefing Call
February 10, 2014

BPHC All Programs Webcast for Health Centers, Look-Alikes, PCAs, NCAs, HCCNs
February 4, 2014
An update on BPHC activities in Fiscal Year 2014 plus questions and answers.

Cooperative Agreement Quarterly Call
February 4, 2014
Audio Recording (MP3 - 12 MB) | Transcript (PDF - 128 KB)

A Partnership between Health Centers and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start: Improving Health and Oral Health Services for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families
January 28, 2014
Learn about the Memorandum of Understanding and what it means for you. View presentation (PDF - 440 KB)

National Call for the Healthcare Provider Community
January 16, 2014
Obtain updates on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Qualified Health Plans that started on January 1, 2014. Presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Replay not available.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Oral Health
January 8, 2014
Learn about the effect oral health has on the Nation and ways to effectively address access to oral health care among underserved populations in the community. Find out how the Iowa Department of Public Health is working to improve the health of underserved populations by providing access to quality oral health care. Presented by HHS. 

340B Recertification of HRSA & IHS Grantees
January 22, 2014
Learn about the 340B Drug Pricing Program (340B Program) recertification for BPHC grantees. In early February 2014, all BPHC grantees participating in the 340B Program are required to complete the recertification process. Presented by BPHC and the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA). 

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Technical Assistance Call
January 7, 2014

Hepatitis B and Reducing Perinatal Transmission: An Overview and Discussion of New Tools 
December 19
A discussion of new tools and best practices toward reducing hepatitis B health disparities in AAPI communities, including potential interventions in prenatal care, information about gaps in reporting and a new resource from the Immunization Action Coalition entitled, Give Birth to the End of Hep B . Presented by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and Hep B United.

UDS Sampling Methods, including Randomizer.org
December 18

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment One-time Supplemental Funding Information
December 17

New Access Point Implementation Technical Assistance Call
December 9
Presentation  (PDF - 202 KB)
Audio Replay (MP3 - 14 MB)
Transcript (PDF - 171 KB)
Learn important information related to implementation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 New Access Point (NAP) awards.

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Update
December 5

UDS for New Submitters
December 4

FY 2014 NCA Funding Opportunity Announcement Technical Assistance
December 2

Introduction to UDS Clinical Measures
November 26

Newly Funded Health Center Orientation Webinar
November 25
Presentation (PDF - 615 KB)
Brochure ( PDF - 304 KB)
Review highlights from the welcome package, how to understand the notice of award, and available training and technical assistance resources.

FY 2014 PCA Funding Opportunity Announcement Technical Assistance Call
November 22

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Tobacco
November 21
Find out how California is working to improve the health of individuals by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Presented by HHS.

Renewal of Designation/Annual Certification Application Instructions Technical Assistance Call
November 20

Introduction to the UDS for FQHC Look-Alikes
November 15

Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health Webinar: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
November 13
Explore what is being done to prevent type 2 diabetes, including how clinical care and public health communities can work together and how communities are implementing evidence-based interventions to address diabetes. Presented by HHS and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance.

Assessing the Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Uninsured Community Health Center Patients: A Nationwide and State-by-State Analysis
November 7
The report lead authors present the analysis and report findings, and discuss implications for community health centers and the patients and communities they serve. Presented by RCHN Community Health Foundation and the Clinical Directors Network.

Special Open Door Forum: Proposed Rule CMS-1443-P: Medicare Prospective Payment System for Federally Qualified Health Centers
November 4
A discussion of CMS proposed rule 1443-P, published September 23, 2013. The proposed rule would establish methodology and payment rates for a prospective payment system (PPS) for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services under Medicare Part B beginning on October 1, 2014, in compliance with the statutory requirement of the Affordable Care Act. Presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

BPHC All Programs Call
October 10
View transcript (PDF - 88 KB)
Listen to audio replay (MP3 - 11 MB)
An update on the Affordable Care Act

FY 2013 Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Quarterly Reporting Training
October 9

FY 2012 Quality Improvement Supplemental Grant Final Report Technical Assistance
October 3

Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Technical Assistance Call
September 27
Obtain further updates and guidance for all health centers who received the BPHC Outreach and Enrollment supplemental funding.

BPHC Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2013-10, Look-Alike Program Update: On-Site Compliance Reviews for Initial Designation and Designation Period Changes -Technical Assistance Call
September 26

Title V, Medicaid and Oral Health: Strategies for Quality Improvement and Financing Care
September 25
Learn strategies for improving oral health quality, policy and financing for Title V and Medicaid beneficiaries. Presented by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

BPHC Cooperative Agreement Quarterly Call
September 23
View agenda  (PDF - 66 KB)
Listen to replay  (MP3 - 14 MB)
View transcript  (PDF - 150 KB)

The Impact of the ACA on Safety Net Providers and their Patients: Opportunities for Outreach and Education
September 18
Understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act on safety net providers and their patient populations. The session includes a brief overview of the two new opportunities for health care coverage and strategies that providers can take to educate their patients about the new insurance options available to them beginning on October 1, 2013. Learn about the different types of consumer assistance available. Presented by the HRSA Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE).

BHPC Grantee Enrichment Session: Partnerships for Successful Outreach and Enrollment
September 17
View Agenda (PDF - 20 KB)
View Slides (PPT - 6 MB)
View Speaker Biographies (PDF - 98 KB)
View Outreach and Enrollment Health Center Profiles (PDF - 134 KB)
View transcript (PDF - 172 KB)
Replay (MP3 - 24.2 MB)
Learn strategies health centers can employ to plan and conduct outreach and enrollment activities. Guidance on developing outreach and enrollment activities, targeting uninsured eligible populations, and examples of successful health center initiatives are discussed.
 

Health Center Clinician Leaders’ Forum Kick-off Call September 13
View slides (PDF - 770 KB)
A national webinar and dialogue on clinical performance measures, quality improvement, patient-centered medical home, meaningful use, and the primary care workforce.
 

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Risk Management Virtual Conference   September 11 and 12
Learn techniques to effectively address potential and actual adverse events, to identify issues related to credentialing, and to employ an EHR for tracking. Presented by ECRI Institute, on behalf of HRSA.
 

Health Insurance Marketplace State-by-State Stakeholder Engagement Quarterly Calls Week of September 9
Update and feedback on the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by CMS.

Pregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines: Toolkit for Counseling and Dissemination Webinar Exit disclaimer September 9
Review and discuss ways to implement the pregnancy weight gain recommendations. Review dissemination products and understand how to use them effectively. Discuss how to expand outreach and increase effectiveness by partnering with other professionals and groups. Presented by the Institute of Medicine.

The Impact of Systems Improvements: A Progress Review of Healthcare-Associated Infections & Blood Disorders and Blood Safety August 28
A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar on Blood Disorders and Blood Safety and Healthcare-Associated Infections. Presented by HHS.

Preparing Safety Net Providers for ICD-10 August 23

ICD-10 Basics Exit disclaimer August 22
A keynote presentation on ICD-10 basics, along with an implementation update. Presented by CMS.

FY 2014 PCA Funding Opportunity Announcement Technical Assistance Call  August 21

HRSA-Sponsored Health Center Consumer Assister Training Webinar  August 13
Learn more about the different types of certification available for outreach and enrollment workers, how these requirements apply to health centers, and where to go for help.

It's Just Good Medicine: Trauma-Informed Primary Care  Exit disclaimer August 6
As HRSA-funded safety-net providers expand their behavioral health capacity to serve clients, trauma-informed care will increasingly become an integral part of good medicine. Presented by SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.

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