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Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health Webinar Series
Wednesday, March 19 to June 25, 1 to 2 pm ET
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).

Making the Most of Payment Reform
Friday, April 18, 1 to 2 pm ET
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.

Special/Vulnerable Populations Enrichment Webinar Series: Health Centers Serving Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Populations
Tuesday, April 22, 1:30 to 2:30 pm ET
Call-in Number: 1-800-369-1157 – participant code: 87539
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.

Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity
Wednesday, April 23, 2 to 3 pm ET
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.

Consumer Involvement in Governance
Wednesday, April 23, 3 to 4 pm ET
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.

BPHC All Programs Webcast (Health Centers, FQHC Look-Alikes, PCAs, NCAs, HCCNs)
Thursday, May 1, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Recent Events

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

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.

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 go to exit disclaimer
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.

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.

Telehealth: Federal Communications Commission Healthcare Connect Fund Overview
Thursday, February 20, 2 to 3 pm ET
Learn about the Federal Communications Commission Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) and the Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN). Presented by the HRSA-funded 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)

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar on Oral Health
January 23, 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. Replay coming soon.

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). 

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).

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.

How to Add or Expand Dental Services Exit disclaimer August 29
Learn how two health centers successfully added or expanded dental services. Presented by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

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.

Health Insurance Marketplace State-by-State Stakeholder Engagement Quarterly Calls  Exit disclaimer week of July 29
Update and feedback on the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by CMS.

FY 2014 Health Center Controlled Networks Technical Assistance  July 29

Affordable Care Act and Minority Health  July 26
Examine how the provisions of the ACA will affect health outcomes for people of color in the United States. Presented by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Healthy People eLearning Webinar: Measuring Policy and Environmental Change in Obesity Prevention July 24
Explore the issue of childhood obesity; the state of the science in measuring policy and environmental change in obesity prevention; and learn about two communities working to implement and evaluate obesity prevention at the local level. Presented by HHS.

FY 2014 Budget Period Progress Report (BPR) Grantee Technical Assistance  July 18

Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator Webinar: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Exit disclaimer July 18
A focus on one of the 12 Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicator (LHI) topics. Learn about the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative and their success in improving maternal, infant, and child health. Presented by HHS.

Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities  July 16
Learn how culturally and linguistically competent integrated care can improve accessibility and the quality of physical health and behavioral health services. Presented by the HHS Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS).

Managing Short-Term Disruptions in Patient Care  July 16 or 17
Learn proactive approaches for short-term disruptions due to power outages, electronic health record (EHR) downtime, and other causes. Presented by ECRI Institute, on behalf of HRSA.

Outreach & Enrollment Assistance Supplemental Grantee Post-Award Call  July 15

HRSA Health IT and Quality Webinar: AHRQ Continuing Education Resources for Safety Net Health Professionals Exit disclaimer July 12
Learn about Free Clinical Online Training, a new HRSA website that provides HRSA grantees and safety net providers with free, accredited, clinically relevant modules, which are based on the comparative effectiveness research from AHRQ’s Effective Healthcare Program. Presented by HRSA and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Gauging the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative's Impact on Primary Care  July 9
Acknowledge The Commonwealth Fund’s Safety Net Medical Home Initiative’s key achievements, including lessons on practice coaching, learning communities, and the sequence of redesign steps. Presented by The Commonwealth Fund.

BPHC Grantee Enrichment Session: Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion Outreach and Enrollment in Health Centers Part I Exit disclaimer July 9
View Presentation (PDF - 751 KB)
View speaker biographies (PDF - 69 KB)
Learn strategies health centers can employ to prepare health center staff to assist patients with the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid Expansion options that become available October 1, 2013. Timelines, strategic partnerships, training requirements, and examples of successful grantee initiatives are discussed.

What You Can Do Today (and Tomorrow!) to Improve Cervical Cancer Screening Exit disclaimer
June 20
Discover useful short-, medium-, and long-range strategies for practices to improve cervical cancer screening rates. Learn from rural and urban FQHC leaders about steps taken to promote the early detection of cervical cancer. Understand findings from research conducted on the attributes and functions of high performing health centers. Presented by the National Academy for State Health Policy with funding from HRSA.

FY 2014 Service Area Competition (SAC) Applicant Technical Assistance June 18

Federally Qualified Health Centers and Top Reason Codes Error Resolutions Exit disclaimer May 29
Gather information on the top return to provider (RTP) and reject reason codes for federally qualified health centers (FQHC) providers from October 2012 through March 2013. Navigate to the Training Events Calendar and use the calendar function to find the webinar by the event date. Presented by National Government Services.

Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA) Funding Opportunity Technical Assistance Call May 17
A focus on the Grants.gov submission process, followed by a question and answer period.

Women’s Health in the United States and implications for the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
May 17
Learn about current efforts related to maternal/women’s health in the United States and opportunities to improve women’s health through the Affordable Care Act. Presented by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Grantee Outreach & Enrollment Funding Opportunity Technical Assistance Call  May 16
Learn about the application process, program expectations, and reporting requirements related to the Health Center Outreach and Enrollment Assistance supplemental funding opportunity (PDF - 2 MB).

BPHC Cooperative Agreement Quarterly Call May 16
Listen to replay  (MP3 - 14 MB)
View transcript  (PDF - 615 KB)
Financial and policy updates.

Demystifying the BPHC Operational Site Visit (OSV) Exit disclaimer May 14
View slides (PDF - 936 KB)
A BPHC operational site visit is an assessment of a health center’s compliance with the 19 Key Health Center Program Requirements and a resource to improve the clinical and financial performance of the health center. To help “demystify” the OSV process, BPHC hosts this technical assistance session to help familiarize health centers and other HRSA funded organizations about what to expect when notified of an operational site visit request. This session covers topics such as preparing for the operational site visit, working together with your project officer and responding to findings.

BPHC’s All Programs Quarterly Call Exit disclaimer (Health Centers, Look Alikes, PCAs, NCAs, and HCCNs) May 9
View slides (PDF – 180 KB)
Program and funding updates.

Nurses Building Healthier Communities: HRSA and the Affordable Care Act Exit disclaimer May 8
Related to the ACA and nursing in celebration of Nurse’s week. Presented by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr).

Web-based Deeming Application Process for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Free Clinics May 1
Prepare Free Clinics for the transition to HRSA’s Electronic Handbook (EHB) and familiarize them with the EHB Free Clinic Application Module.

Grantee Technical Assistance Session for the FY 2012 Quality Improvement Supplemental Grant Interim Report April 29

The Summer Food Service Connection: Opportunities for Community Health Centers and Their Patients Exit disclaimerApril 24
View slides (PDF - 3 MB)
Learn more about how health centers can help their communities feed children in need. The session reviews the Summer Food Service Program participation requirements, covers resources and tools available to help health centers get started, and highlights successful programs and outreach practices from around the country. Presented by USDA.

Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health: Social Determinants of Health Exit disclaimer April 24

Federally Qualified Health Centers and Medicare Advantage Plans Supplemental Payments April 23
Learn the basic requirements and billing instructions for the federally qualified health center (FQHC) supplemental payment. This payment is a supplement to a Medicare Advantage Plan when payment does not equal what Medicare fee for service would pay. The session includes what the reimbursement department needs in order to process a provider's request for a supplemental payment. Navigate to the Training Events Calendar and use the calendar function to find the session by the event date. Presented by National Government Services.

Faith-Based and Public Health Partnerships: Strengthening Community Networks Exit disclaimer April 16
A focus on model practices to reach vulnerable, at-risk, and minority populations for prevention and treatment of influenza. Presented by the Interfaith Health Program at Emory University, in collaboration with CDC and the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Potential Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Safety Net Providers in 2014 April 3
Learn how safety net providers are likely to be affected when the Affordable Care Act’s major coverage expansions become effective in 2014. Presented by the HRSA Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE).

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