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Network Update 27: 11/9/2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

CCNC in the News

A recent article in the Triad Business Journal references the transitional care efforts of Northwest Community Care.  Note: subscription to the Journal is required to read the article in its entirety.

New videos on the CCNC site. Several new videos of interest have been posted on the CCNC site.

  • First in Health point-of-view. Check out this video detailing a GSK employee’s positive experience in a “First in Health” medical home. (4:17)
  • Beacon update. To see how North Carolina’s Beacon Community is using information technology to improve the health of the region, please see the overview video on this page. (5:17)
  • Anti-smoking video from Thailand. Short, but powerful video of children bumming cigarettes off passing smokers – and the impact it has on the smokers’ view of their own behavior. (1:38)

Pregnancy Medical Home Care Pathways. The CCNC OB Champions have produced two care pathways in the past 3 months, Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy and Progesterone/Cervical Ultrasound Screening for Preterm Birth Prevention. These pathways, aimed at the 1,600 providers in the Pregnancy Medical Home program, seek to standardize care to promote patient safety and improved birth outcomes. See the PMH Pathways Page for more information and copies of the pathways.

Teen Health Care survey results in. What do teenagers think about health care? Who influences how teens think about health care? Are teens comfortable discussing health issues with their physicians? Megan Collins, a 17-year-old NC teen surveyed over 150 teenagers throughout the US to answer such questions. This presentation summarizes her findings. (PowerPoint 1.5 MB)

Addiction Medicine event. Save the date for the 2013 Addiction Medicine Conference in Asheville on April 12 and 13, 2012. For details, see the conference site.

Opportunity to promote health literacy. The CDC has launched a free “Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training” program to educate public health professionals about limited health literacy and their role in addressing the problem. This is a web-based course available 24/7 that takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete and offers a variety of continuing education credits. You can access the training program here.

Happy Veterans Day (Monday November 12) to our past and present service members and their families. "Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul." -- Michel de Montaigne, 16th Century Renaissance writer.

Fall Diversity Potluck. A reminder to Central Office staff to bring their covered dishes next Tuesday, November 13. Monday is a holiday, so don’t forget to bring your dish the following day!

Career opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions. For more information, please see the CCNC Careers page.

  • Director of Analytics and Reporting
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • IC Reports Administrator
  • Informatics Center Outreach Coordinator
  • Care Management Program Coordinator
  • MARP Developer
  • Clinical Program Analyst

CCNC is now posting local CCNC network jobs as well as positions here in Raleigh. Note to CCNC networks: If you have local job openings that you would like posted to the CCNC Careers page, please let us know.

Social media update. Please help support CCNC's social media presence by following us on Twitter (@communitycarenc) and “liking” us on our Facebook page.

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