19ME103 - Transforming Health: Community Priorities and Medicaid Transformation

Jun 4, 2019 Medicine Nursing

19ME103 - Transforming Health: Community Priorities and Medicaid Transformation


How familiar are you with the new efforts underway to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians, both locally and statewide? WNC communities are actively reviewing results of the 2018 WNC Healthy Impact regional health assessment and determining health priorities to be addressed at the local level. NC Medicaid Transformation is rolling out across the state over the next year. These efforts bring change and opportunity to work together to foster healthier individuals and communities. This dinner program will review the current community health priorities, strategies and resources, an overview of Medicaid transformation and offer tools and resources to help clinicians navigate these changes to help their patients thrive.

Program Location:

Western Carolina University
Catamount Room
A.K. Hinds University Center
Cullowhee, N.C.
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5:00 - 5:30pmRegistration Check-in and Dinner (provided)
5:30 - 5:35Welcome and Overview
5:35 - 6:05Health Priorities in our Communitites - Where we are and where we are going
6:05 - 6:45Defining a Healthy Community - Understanding Social Determinants of Health
6:45 - 6:55Break
6:55 - 7:40The Good News about Medicaid Transformation: Your Patients will do Better, and Help is Already Here
7:40 - 7:55Supporting Healthy People in Healthy Communities: Connections, Resources, and Tools
7:55 - 8:00Wrap Up and Closing

In Collaboration With

WNC Health Network

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, public health, psychologists, and anyone interested in promoting a healthier Western North Carolina


  • Review Healthy Impact community priorities
  • Identify what community-wide systems changes people are working on in your community that will help your patients
  • Describe simple steps you can take now in your practice to prepare for Medicaid transformation
  • Identify community resources to help meet patient needs
  • Review evidence-based screening tools
  • Define a healthy community by understanding the social determinants of health
  • Identify examples of effective local, regional, and statewide strategies for improving systems and policies that affect the social determinants of health


  • Marian Arledge, BA, MPH
  • Chelsea J. Burrell, MS, CHC
  • Leslie D. McDowell, ANP, MSN, RN, DNP
  • Melissa S. McKnight, BS, MPH


Transforming Health: Community Priorities and Medicaid Transformation
6/4 5:30 PM–8:00 PM


.200 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.20 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

2.250 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.25 Contact Hours.

2.250 CNE Contact Hours

Participants must attend the entire activity to receive credit.

2.25 CNE Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1757 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

2.250 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2.250 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 2.25 hours Category A.


$15.00 Early Registration Fee
Applies 4/5/19–5/28/19
$30.00 Registration Fee
Applies 5/29/19–6/4/19
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