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Network Update 72: 09/15/2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the News

Care Coordination. The Boston Business Journal highlighted CCNC in an article about coordinated care.

NC Medicaid. Medicaid-related coverage can be found here.


One Community in Recovery - Recovery Champion Award. Do you know of someone making a positive difference for Recovery in North Carolina? Help their contribution be recognized by nominating them for a Recovery Champion Award. This award honors people who have dedicated their individual talents, whether through professional work or volunteering to successfully promote mental health and/or substance abuse recovery. 

The 6th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Village Inn and Conference Center in Clemmons, NC. Online registration and an informational brochure can be found here. Three people will be chosen to receive the award, which includes a full scholarship and lodging at the conference. If you cannot access the link please contact Michael Cottingham, (336-716-8976). Deadline is September 30, 2014.

Other News

Congratulations! Vicki Dougherty received 2014 Peter Keese Leadership Award from The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care. The award honors NC leaders who have devoted significant time to promoting hospice care, have vision and be forward thinking, have been involved in hospice care throughout NC or SC and are involved in fostering relationships with strategic partners. Well done!

Continuing education for CCNC staff.  New Opportunity for Care Managers and Care Management Team Members: “Thinking Outside the Box” - Critical Thinking: What IT is and Why IT’s Important. Presenter is Barbara McNeill, MSN, RN- BC, CCNC Clinical Education Specialist.  The three-hour sessions will be held at individual networks.  Please contact Barbara McNeill to schedule a session.

Project Lazarus. Check out the new Project Lazarus Community Toolkit for guidance and ideas on how your community can fight the epidemic surrounding prescription drug misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose.

NCALTCF. Casey Conner, Health and Long Term Care Systems Coordinator for Northwest Community Care, joined Central Office staff Jon York, Manager, Network Relations, and Angela Floyd, Program Director, N.C. ElderCare Assistant Program, for a Concord long-term care event. They manned a booth at the NC Association of Long Term Care Facilities Convention and Trade Show held on September 8 – 10, where they spoke with Adult Care Home Administrators on the benefits to residents and facilities of partnering with CCNC.

NC HIE. NC HIE recently launched social media to provide real-time updates to stakeholders. Connect with NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn. For more NC HIE news, check out the monthly e-newsletter that is distributed on the first of every month. To view the September 2014 NC HIE e-newsletter, click here. To subscribe to NC HIE e-News for automated monthly updates, click here.

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Sr. Data Analyst Christine Davies, Sr. Interface Developer Eric Myers, Manager Analytics and Reporting David Angevine, 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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