Network Update 77: 11/24/2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

CCNC wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

In the News

Healthcare Summit. Dr. Dobson spoke about rising healthcare costs at the 2014 Healthcare Summit in Concord. Read the full story here.

Great American SmokeOut a success.  Thanks for all who spread the message about last week's Great American SmokeOut offer of two months of free nicotine replacement therapy to anyone who called and registered on November 20. QuitlineNC had 823 registered callers and 768 began the process of developing a quit plan with a QuitlineNC coach. So far over 450 of those callers have requested eight weeks of nicotine replacement therapy. 

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

Events

NCPOEP. Save March 4, 2015 for North Carolina Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure Project’s conference, “Pregnancy & Opioid Exposure: Improving Outcomes for Women, Infants, and Families” in Greensboro. Join collaborating professionals to learn the current and emerging approaches to best support families at risk for experiencing opioid exposed pregnancies in North Carolina. Medical, behavioral health, justice, child welfare and other professionals working with women of childbearing age, and their infants, are encouraged to attend. 

Other News

AMIA Symposium. At the American Medical Informatics Association recent Symposium, an abstract submitted by CCNC’s Charlene Wong, Deb Aldridge and Annette DuBard was accepted for an oral presentation. Using the abstract, “Understanding Local Drivers of Health Outcomes: The North Carolina Community Health Information Portal (NC-HIP),” Charlene highlighted NC-HIP’s ability to provide geographical viewing of demographic, public, and clinical indicators at the county and/or census-tract level allowing CCNC network staff, CCNC care managers as well as members of local health departments to assess health disparities, disease burden, and healthcare needs at the community level. Kudos to all! 

Food Drive. CCNC will kick-off a holiday food drive on Nov. 24. Collection boxes will be placed throughout the building and donations will be accepted through Jan. 5. beginning that week. In previous food drives, CCNC employees have collected 857 pounds of food – let’s keep up the good work! Contact Joe Voss with any questions. 

NC HIE. Check out NC HIE on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn for real-time updates. 

Welcome New Faces! Please welcome Regional Consultant for Project Lazarus, Mark Sullivan and Interface Developer Elham Mahmoudi 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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