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November 2018

 

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Making an Impact in Rural and Underserved Oregon--One Student at a Time

 

Curt Stilp, Ed. D., PA-C Director of Oregon AHEC

Assistant Professor for the Division of Physician Assistant Education at Oregon Health & Science University

 

Since the early 2000’s, Oregon AHEC (Area Health Education Center) has been providing rural and underserved training opportunities for health profession students across the state. In early 2017, Oregon AHEC set out to bring all such programs under one umbrella. As a result, the Oregon AHEC Scholars program was launched in the summer of 2018 with 87 total students from two medical schools (Oregon Health & Science University [OHSU] and College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest [COMP-NW]), two PA programs (OHSU and Pacific University), a family nurse practitioner program (OHSU), a dental program (OHSU), and a pharmacy program (joint program between OHSU and Oregon State University).

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Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Prescribing Protocols, Risk factors, and Priority Populations

 

Washington State Department of Health

   

It is estimated that 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV at the end of 2015.  Of those people, 1 in 7 didn’t know that they were infected.  Here in Washington State, 14,000 people were estimated to be living with HIV and more than 450 people were diagnosed with HIV at the end of 2017.

 
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2019 Outlook for Hiring Physicians 

 

Sharon Thompson, Business Development Manager, Jackson Physician Search

 

For several years, reports of the ongoing physician shortage have dominated the headlines. To give healthcare leaders the comprehensive information they need to invest and adjust to the physician shortage, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) began publishing physician supply and demand reports in 2015. The most recent update projects an even greater shortfall between supply and demand than previously forecasted.

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Data Points





MAT Prescribers by State

 


Region X Health Centers and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Thomas Johnson, Data & Information Specialist, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

 

In the September issue of Northwest Pulse, I devoted this column to exploring how health centers have generally responded to the opiod overdose crisis. In this article I'm going to focus on a specific substance use treatment option that many health centers have brought to their to their patients: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

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Save the Date! 





UDS Training

 

Join us December 5 & 6 2018 in Portland for a two-day training. This training will address each of the UDS Report's tables, including a discussion of the changes that have been made and the definitions necessary to complete the report. The first day of the training is full, but you can join the waiting list. The second day still has open spots! 

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Public Charge 





The 60-day comment period to provide feedback on the new changes to the "public charge" is now open. Click below for the link to the federal public charge comment portal and for resources from our partners. 

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Fall Conference Photos

Photos from our 2018 Fall Primary Care Conference in Denver are now up on our Facebook. Check them out! 


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Write an Article

 

Want to share about your CHC or community health-related endeavor? Write an article for the Northwest Pulse! Email Crysta, Member Services Specialist, for more information.

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Professional Development





Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management Year-Long Webinar Series


January-December 2018 Online

 

Participants will cover a variety of topics that promote and inform community health-driven chronic disease prevention and self-management methods and practices in this ten-part webinar series. The webinar series will be a blend of didactic trainings and interactive conversations to share ideas and ask questions.


Anyone part of the care team is encouraged to join this webinar series. Care teams that jointly participate in the series will benefit greatly.

 

The next webinar of the series, Partnering to Promote Health, is November 28th from 12-1 PM PT.

 

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Free Webinar!

Financial Performance Indicators & Measures


December 3 from 10:00-11:15 AM

Online


Presented in partnership with Wipfli, this webinar is an online training relevant to CFOs, Revenue Cycle staff, and other finance staff.

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Wipfli








UDS Training

 

Join us December 5 & 6 2018 in Portland for a two-day training. This training will address each of the UDS Report's tables, including a discussion of the changes that have been made and the definitions necessary to complete the report. The first day of the training is full, but you can join the waiting list. The second day still has open spots! 

Register now









Primary Care and Behavioral Health Team-based Care Webinar Series


January-December 2018 Online


Join us and learn how to engage and improve outcomes of patients through the work of your care team. This ten-part webinar series covers many clinical and operational best practices within behavioral health. The webinar series will be a blend of didactic training and opportunities to interact together to share ideas and ask questions.

The next webinar of the series, Criminalization of Behavioral Health in the Age of Mass Incarceration, is December 12, 2018 from 12-1PM PT.


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Beyond Program Requirements: Reaching Excellence in Health Center Performance 


January 23-24, 2019 in Seattle, WA

 

Health Centers are increasingly reviewed and audited for performance and compliance with program regulations and expectations. HRSA is issuing a new revision of the Health Center Program Requirements Compliance Manual, and while the basic requirements remain there are many changes in their performance indicators and interpretations. Some new indicators for meeting them are added; some others are modified or deleted.

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2019 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health


February 20-22, 2019, in Portland, OR

 

The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health is an annual conference bringing together health professionals from migrant and community health centers and allied organizations for the purpose of education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building and program policy development.

 

Register now

2019 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health - Join us in Portland, OR! February 20-22, 2019





Call for Abstracts-Deadlines Approaching

2019 Spring Primary Care Conference

The 2019 Spring Primary Care Conference, to be held in Anchorage, AK, May 18-21, 2019, provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for like-minded community health professionals and their partners.

 

Deadline to submit: Saturday, December 29, 2018

 

Click here to learn more and submit

 

Substance Use Disorders: Prevention, Promising Practices, and Ethical Considerations

2019 Webinar Series

The 2019 webinar series will address clinical and operational topics related to Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder prevention, treatment, and ethics. Monthly 60 minute online trainings will blend didactic and interactive formats and provide opportunities to share and ask questions.

 

Deadline to submit: Monday, December 31, 2018

 

Click here to learn more and submit

 

 






Resources


View the latest funding opportunities, as well as other educational resources and information, on our website.


NWRPCA Career Center


Post available jobs at your health center or view current openings at NW health centers.

 

Recent openings:

 

Alaska: Family Medicine Physician at Kodiak Area Native Association

Idaho: Corporate Compliance Manager at Terry Reilly Health Services

Oregon: Director of Finance at Neighborhood Health Center

 

Washington: Dental Director at Columbia Valley Community Health



Educational Opportunities


Attend one of our in-person workshops or online webinars. Previously recorded events are also available.



Region X Highlights


Read news highlights about Region X health centers.

 

Recent articles:

 

Alaska: Alaska Primary Care Association Quality Awards

 

Idaho: Prop 2, Medicaid expansion, passes in Idaho

 

Oregon: Oregon Health Authority issues new prescribing guidelines for opioids

 

Washington: LGBTQ youth talk about healthcare experiences 







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Community Health Plan of Washington

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Northwest Pulse is the newsletter of Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. Each issue features a variety of information about community health, member news and spotlights, and important funding and workforce listings.

 

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association 2018

 

We welcome your comments and feedback as well as your news items. Please email us your thoughts and your news, resources and opportunities to share at membership@nwrpca.org.

 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U58CS06846, "S/RPCAs," total award $950K, with 65% of program funded by nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

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