Network Update 69: 07/28/2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

In the News

Sparks honored.  Congratulations to retiring Carolina Collaborative Community Care (4C) Director Brenda Sparks, RN.  Brenda was honored last week for her distinguished 10-year tenure at 4C with a plaque noting her "outstanding commitment to caring for underserved populations and improving healthcare in North Carolina."  She will be succeeded by Interim Director, Karin Suess.  Many of you know Karen from her work on 4C's pharmacy and behavioral health programs. Best of luck to both in their new endeavors!

NC HIE. Healthcare Informatics and HIE Watch spotlighted NC HIE's recent growth and efforts to connect North Carolina's healthcare community. Health Data Management also covered UNC Health Care as the first in the Triangle to go live on NC HIE's integrated Direct Secure Messaging solution. For more NC HIE news, check out the monthly e-newsletter that is distributed on the first of every month. NC HIE e-News aims to provide a monthly summary of NC HIE news, current initiatives and related health care topics. To view the July 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

Project Lazarus. Davidson County Stop Prescription Drug Abuse Now is working with Project Lazarus and other community groups to combat prescription drug abuse in the area. Read about the efforts in The Dispatch

Diabetes Advice. The Smithfield Herald and Clayton Star-News featured CCNC and Dr. Tom Wroth's tips for treating Type 2 diabetes. 

NC Medicaid. Lots of Medicaid-related action in the General Assembly over the past two weeks. Medicaid-related coverage can be found here.

Events

Appalachian Care Medical Mission. In June, AccessCare and Community Health Partners took part in the Appalachian Care Medical Mission, which provided the public with free primary medical care, dentistry, optometry and behavioral health services and classes on nutrition, smoking cessation, stress reduction and healthy and fit lifestyles. Recently Anne Braswell of DHHS presented a certificate of appreciation to Susan Vaudreuil for AccessCare’s contributions.

Rural Quality and Clinical Conference. Dr. R.W. "Chip" Watkins spoke on "Innovative Resources for Facilitation of PCMH Recognition" at the 10th Annual Rural Quality and Clinical Conference, hosted by HRSA on July 17 in Atlanta.

CCNC Blood Drive. The Red Cross collected 28 pints of blood during the blood drive last week. Thank you to all those who donated and hats off to Joe Voss for organizing the event!

Other News

NCMS Leadership College. Applications for the NCMS Leadership College, designed specifically for NCMS members, are now available. The Leadership College enhances and develops leadership abilities and effectiveness, and participants will gain perspective on critical leadership and management issues and learn tools and techniques for immediate application in the work setting. Click here to learn more about the Leadership College and for application details. Applications are due July 30.

Call for Presentations. The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference is currently accepting submissions for presentations. The conference will be held Nov. 12-14, 2014 in Clemmons, NC. For presentation applications, click here. For additional information contact Lisa Maurer.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Health Coach Lorrine Larimer to the CCNC family!

Career Opportunities at CCNC. Applications are currently being accepted for several positions - for more information, please see the CCNC Careers page. Don't forget to check out positions open in other local CCNC networks on our Network Careers page.  

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