MCH Training and Research Alert A Monthly Alert from the Division of Maternal & Child Health Workforce Development
HRSA Funding Opportunities
Transforming Health Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
April 11, 2019
The purpose of this program is to increase access to coordinated, quality health care in a patient/family-centered medical home for CYE residing in rural and/or medically-underserved areas. This will be accomplished by supporting QI networks to address:
- Increasing access to specialists through telehealth and telemedicine strategies;
- Increasing family engagement at various levels across the health care system;
- Improving the transition from pediatric to adult health care; and
- Increasing communication, collaboration, and co-management between primary care providers and epilepsy specialty providers.
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Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Program
April 11, 2019
The purpose of this program is to demonstrate the link between system readiness improvements within hospital and prehospital emergency medical systems and improved clinical care and health outcomes among pediatric patients.
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Innovations in Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy
April 22, 2019
The purpose of this program is to support those working to improve access to coordinated, comprehensive, quality care for CYE in medically-underserved and/or rural areas. The project will support recipients of funding under the Transforming Health Care for CYE program and provide national leadership and resources on practices, policies, and tools to improve the care of CYE.
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Networks for Oral Health Integration within the MCH Safety Net
April 29, 2019
The purpose of this program is to improve access to and delivery of comprehensive, quality oral health care for children by testing and establishing models of care utilizing:
- Enhanced integration of oral health care within MCH safety net services;
- Increased knowledge and skills among health care providers for delivering optimal dental services; and
- Increased knowledge and awareness of preventive oral health practices among parents/caregivers to increase adoption of these behaviors including use of needed dental services.
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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation
May 6, 2019
Under RCORP – Implementation, HRSA will make approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each to networks and/or consortia to enhance SUD, including OUD, service delivery in high-risk rural communities. Over a 3-year period of performance, RCORP – Implementation grant recipients will implement a set of core SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the HHS Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis (PDF). Grant recipients are strongly encouraged to leverage workforce recruitment and retention programs like the NHSC.
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Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership & Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Identifying and Serving Children with Health Complexity: Spotlight of Efforts to Develop and Pilot the KPNW Pediatric Care Together Program
CMC face not only medical issues but also social factors that can affect their health and health care. The OPIP, a statewide organization focused on improving the health of children and youth in Oregon, has provided consultation and support to KPNW in its effort to build, pilot, and evaluate a complex health management program focused on CMC. The program uses health complexity data to identify patients who may benefit from supplemental supports not generally provided, and also identifies the right team members to provide these supports.
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Got Transition & American Academy of Pediatrics
2019 Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet for Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care (PDF)
This newly-released tip sheet supports the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. Its updated list of transition-related CPT® codes includes new codes relating to chronic care management and interprofessional telephone/internet/electronic health record assessment and management services and referral services. Current Medicare fees for each code, 2 new clinical vignettes with recommended coding suggestions, a table displaying what type of providers can bill for each code, and whether the service is face-to-face or non-face-to-face are also featured.
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Training & Educational
University of California Berkeley Center of Excellence in MCAH
Life Course Perspective Training Modules
This free, open-source, self-directed series provides high-quality training for working healthcare clinicians, public health practitioners, students, and professionals to learn key MCAH concepts in research and practice. The series is accessible to community members and community-based organizations as well. Each module includes an interview with a subject matter expert, readings, organization case studies, and opportunities for reflection. It highlights 15 partner organizations and covers:
- Overview Life Course Perspective
- Health Equity & Social Determinants of Health
- Timing of Exposures and Cumulative Impacts of Risk and Protective Factors across the Lifespan: Opportunities for Intervention
- Place Matters: The Impacts of Physical, Social, and Economic Environments on MCAH Outcomes
- Moving Towards Health Equity—Integrating a Life Course Perspective in MCAH Practice
A Lifecourse Perspective Online Training Series Preview (YouTube) is available.
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Training & Educational – Webinars
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Identifying and Serving Children with Health Complexity: Spotlight on Pediatric Care Together
Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:30pm to 2:30 pm ET
CMC face unique medical and social factors that impact their health and engagement of health care services. Health systems play an important role in addressing both factors to build health and resilience. Speakers will share their approach to using system and practice-level data to better identify appropriate care coordination and health management supports for CMC. They will also spotlight how this approach was implemented in KPNW through the Pediatric Care Together program.
Identifying and Serving Children with Health Complexity: Spotlight of Efforts to Develop and Pilot the KPNW Pediatric Care Together Program should be read before the event.
Center for Public Health Continuing Education & New York State Department of Health Division of Family Health
Raising Community Voices to Reduce Maternal Mortality
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00am to 10:30am ET
There are significant and persistent racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes in the United States and in NYS. In NYS, black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than white women. This webcast focuses on the critical importance of engaging and learning from community voices to help us better understand and address these outcomes. It will feature initiatives that are taking place at the state, community, and health systems levels to reduce racial disparities in maternal mortality in NYS. Viewers will have the opportunity to hear and learn from state representatives, community leaders, and community members.
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The University of Tennessee at Knoxville Public Health Nutrition Program
Promoting Healthy Weight Colloquium 3.0: A Socio-Ecological Perspective—Policy at All Levels
Friday, March 29, 2019
12:50pm to 5:00pm ET
Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House Hotel
This third series of biannual Promoting Healthy Weight colloquia will focus on promoting a healthy weight for the MCH population using a socio-ecological lens. There will be an onsite and webcast viewing available for those who wish to participate. If you will be viewing the webcast in a group setting, each participant should complete a separate registration form. Approval for continuing education credits will be submitted for Registered Dietitians, Certified Health Education Specialists, and Registered Nurses. Register by Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
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Family Voices & Quality Trust
Building Partnerships and Educating Families and Professionals about SDM
In February 2019, attendees of this webinar heard how 3 F2F HICs are helping to educate families, health care providers, legal professionals, and others about SDM as an alternative option to guardianship for transition-age youth. The recording and slides are now available.
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Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
A New Approach to Assessing Family Engagement in Health Care Systems
Health care providers, payers, and systems serving children, youth, and families increasingly focus on family engagement as a strategy to improve health care delivery and reduce costs. Speakers took a deeper look at A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change and shared how it will be transformed into a tool for meaningful family engagement. Examples from a parent-led organization and state agency on how it informs future family engagement efforts in their own work were also given. The archive of the February 2019 event includes questions that were answered after the webinar, the recording, and presentation slides.
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