Calendar

May
2
Wed
National Institutes of Health (NIH): All of Us Research Program
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Registration Link: http://naccho.adobeconnect.com/registernihallofus/event/registration.html

About: Please join us for this webinar to inform public health practitioners and key influencers about the All of Us Research Program, as well as the importance of diversity in clinical trial research. APHA and NACCHO are partnering together to increase awareness about the program and its national launch among the public health community. This webinar will include information about ways public health officials can be engaged in this national effort across communities in the United States. Speakers from HCM Strategists, LLC and the American Association on Health Disability (AAHD) will provide an overview of the program, as well as descriptions of efforts currently underway by partners. A question and answer segment will follow presentations.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
    Lilly Kan, MPH
    Senior Director, Infectious Disease & Informatics
    NACCHO
  • Melissa McNeily, MS
    Director Affiliate AffairsAPHA
  • American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)
    The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is a national organization dedicated to advancing cross disability health promotion and wellness initiatives. AAHD strives to integrate disability into the overall public health agenda. AAHD members are composed of public health professionals, health care providers, disability researchers, state health departments, disability and health advocacy organizations, advocates and people with disabilities.
  • All of Us Research Program Overview
    Lydia Kuykendal, Senior Associate, HCM Strategists
  • Question/Answer


If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact Sarah Chughtai (NACCHO) by email
schughtai@naccho.org or phone (202)595-1129.

May
3
Thu
Top Hospice Claims Risk Areas
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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With CMS’ implementation of Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE), the risk for payment of hospice claims increased significantly.  This webinar briefly reviews the TPE model and delves into stated and potential hospice target areas, how they impact operations, and preparation and response plans.  Regardless of the probe, there are elements that must be in every medical record to support the hospice claim.  This session will review these areas and share trouble spots and solutions for these documents and those pertaining to the current and potential probes. It will also address documentation essentials for long lengths of stay and general inpatient care, proper use of Q-codes, certifications of terminal illness, and election statements.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TPE model basics and the potential impact on a hospice
  • How to know if your hospice is part of Targeted Probe and Educate
  • Current TPE topics, where to find them, and how to anticipate future topics
  • Problem areas in current probes and possible solutions
  • Essential documentation required for every hospice medical record
  • Minimizing claim risks
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Audit tools:
  • Hospice Medicare Election Statement
  • Hospice Medicare Certification of Terminal Illness
  • General Inpatient Care
  • List of current hospice probes

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited to those dealing in hospice compliance, managers, and administrators.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

May
5
Sat
Trauma Changes the Brain: Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors
May 5 all-day

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At this conference, learn about how brain development influences a youth’s behavior and how trauma can negatively impact the brain during development.  This conference will also look at how trauma increases a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  Cargivers will learn how, as a caring adult, you can help the child be successful in spite of the trauma.

May
7
Mon
IMPACT Frontline Community Health Summit
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Impact, the inaugural health summit is bringing together frontline health
workers (e.g. Community Health Workers) to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to encourage breaking down silos and promoting the innovative use of community-based practitioners for improving community health outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and innovating health systems. This conference will be held at UNR in the Joe Crowley Student Union, third floor Theater, over two days, May 7-8, 2018 from 8:00am-5:30pm.

“CHWs and other community-based practitioners bridge the gap between mainstream health care and community health” – Health Affairs

Community-based practitioners (e.g. Community Health Workers, Community Paramedics, Patient Navigators, Medical Assistants, Case Managers, Health Educators) and organizations looking to incorporate community-based practitioners are encouraged to attend. Early bird registration ends April 1, 2018 (Students $150, General $200). Scholarships are available.

Register for this event now at https://casat.org/impact

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact
Quinn Cartwright at (775) 336-7368 or email at qcartwright@nevada.unr.edu.

Trauma Changes the Brain: Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors
May 7 all-day

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At this conference, learn about how brain development influences a youth’s behavior and how trauma can negatively impact the brain during development.  This conference will also look at how trauma increases a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  Cargivers will learn how, as a caring adult, you can help the child be successful in spite of the trauma.

Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity an @ National Academy of Sciences Building (Lecture Room)
May 7 @ 2:30 am

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From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half. Maintaining the health and wellness of service members is critical for national security. But like many Americans, service members, veterans, retirees and their families need community support to maintain a healthy weight.

On May 7th, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions will host a workshop to explore the challenges posed by obesity and overweight in the armed forces and opportunities to overcome them. The workshop will examine the magnitude of obesity and overweight in the military, highlight existing approaches that support a healthy weight, and explore innovative cross-sector opportunities to overcome this challenge. An agenda and registration information will be posted soon.

May
9
Wed
16th Annual Health Literacy Conference @ Hotel Irvine
May 9 – May 11 all-day
May
10
Thu
2018 Prudent Hospice™ Approach to Live Discharge Series 2 of 3: Managing Unplanned Hospitalizations
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Have you ever had patients that were hospitalized without your knowledge? This webinar will explore the issue from two perspectives: how to minimize the occurrences and how to effectively manage the situation when it occurs.

Hawai‘i Delta Omega Society 2018 Distinguished Lecture @ UH Mänoa, Biomedical Sciences Building B-103 Auditorium
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PRESENTS
Rachael Wong, DrPH, Founder & Strategic Advisor, One Shared Future
“Public Health is Everyone’s Business…and It’s Everywhere”

Dr. Wong is the founder of the One Shared Future Initiative (OSF), which is piloting a strengths-based professional development series to increase the public sector’s capacity to serve local communities through collaboration and innovation. She has dedicated her career to improving quality of life for Hawai‘i residents: leading the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) as director and developing
the ‘Ohana Nui framework; partnering with providers to incorporate population health into the healthcare delivery system as the vice president and chief operating officer of Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i (HAH); advocating for patients and those who serve them as the executive director of Kōkua Mau (Hawai‘i Hospice & Palliative
Care Organization) and the Hawai‘i Consortium for Integrative Care; and serving on numerous local and national boards and committees. Dr. Wong earned a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and certificate in women’s studies from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public health from UH-Mānoa, and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reception to Follow — UHM Parking $6
For more information and to RSVP, contact Al Katz: katz@hawaii.edu

May
11
Fri
Challenging Behaviors: Recognizing Unmet Needs @ Kahala Nui, Diamond Head Room
May 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Registration

The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer and national mentor, with more than 20 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.

Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.

For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: jmishan@hawaii.rr.com or (808) 295-2624.