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