MPCA will be posting links to COVID-19 webinars of interest to this page. In addition. NACHC hosts regular webinars to keep health centers up-to-date on the latest information regarding COVID-19. To view the catalog of upcoming NACHC webinars (and recorded archives) click HERE.


COVID-19 Webinars
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Clinical:
Grief, Loss and Mourning in the Time of COVID
Thursday, Nov. 19 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST | Register
COVID has upended the ways in which we understand what it means to grieve and to mourn. During this webinar, we invite you to join us in reflecting on our experiences of grief, loss and mourning in the time of COVID, as EOL founder Michael Hebb moderates a conversation with Dr. Rana Awdish, best-selling author and critical-care physician at Henry Ford Hospital; Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMIN, co-founder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and a Jungian psychotherapist; and Dr. Candi K. Cann, thanatologist and associate professor of Baylor University.


MPCA Hosts CHC Network Office Hours

Thursdays | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST | Join Meeting Link
Weekly convening of Maine’s Community Health Centers to discuss business and/or clinical issues and impacts caused by COVID-19.


Business/HR/Employment/Workforce
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2020 Election Results and the Financial Impact on Health Centers
Wednesday, Nov. 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST | Register
In this second session in this webinar series, NACHC’s policy staff will provide an analysis of the impact of 2020 Presidential Election on health centers. The session also features an update on the CARES Act from BKD financial experts.


Telehealth
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Telemental Health: A Solution to Access and Resource Shortages
On-Demand
As we look toward a future of healthcare change, a few things are certain regardless of provider type: we must increase access to care and speed up service delivery. If we remain unable to deliver the right services to clients when they need it, then health outcomes, as measured by improvement on key indicators, will not improve.

Telehealth, telemental health and telepsychiatry play important roles in solving the challenges of access and timeliness. If you have a telehealth program at your organization or are considering expanding services, this webinar is for you.

Join Jon Evans, CEO and Dr. Keelin Garvey of InnovaTel Telepsychiatry to discuss telehealth best practices and Shauna Reitmeier, MSW CEO of Northwestern MHC to hear about one organization’s experience with establishing a telehealth program.

During this webinar we cover:

  • Industry trends and healthcare staffing issues that impact access to needed care
  • Considerations and best practices in implementing and sustaining a telehealth program
  • How telepsychiatry program can benefit clients and help solve issues related to physician shortages


Social Determinants of Health
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***There are no webinars scheduled at this time***


ARCHIVES:

Clinical:
Nurses on the Front Line: Models for 2020 Flu & COVID-19 Vaccines
Thursday, Oct. 15 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Has your health center seen an increased demand for flu vaccines compared to last year? Are you hearing increased acceptance from patients/communities that have not been vaccinated in past years? Is your current health center vaccine supply adequate? Is your health center having challenges obtaining additional vaccines? Join NACHC to hear from health center nursing leaders about three different models of nursing microplanning for flu and COVID-19 vaccination for their health centers and patients.

Connected Health Virtual Summit: Delivering Quality Care in the COVID Era
Monday-Friday, Sept. 14-18 | Sessions and Times Vary | Concluded
We invite all payers and providers to attend free of charge. This includes employees of major hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, ACOs, and skilled nursing facilities; as well as those who work for payers, insurance companies and MCOs. We invite you to listen live, ask questions, and collaborate in our virtual environment. Click here to see sessions and to register.

Addressing Leadership Burnout: Dental Leadership Burnout After 5 Months of COVID-19: A Safe Space to Share and Support
Monday, Aug. 24 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, common sources of job-related stress and burnout were acute- the rapid speed at which change was occurring and information overload. Now after three months, job-related stress has become chronic. As health center dental programs re-open, dental leadership faces a new set of stressors that include, but are not limited to, increased financial pressure from the administration, provider and staff concerns about safety, patient concerns about returning to dental care, as well as family and community expectations.

Health centers dental programs cannot function well if leadership is unwell. At the beginning of the pandemic, NNOHA presented two webinars on burnout, and it’s time to revisit the topic from a long-term perspective since the pandemic will continue to have long-term impact. Although all are welcome to attend, this session it targeted to dental program leadership, and hopes to provide a safe space where concerns can be shared and coping strategies can be developed. The program will be a combined listening session incorporating a behavioral health specialist to provide support. Attendees should be prepared for open dialogue and sharing of their experiences. 1 CDE will be offered.

Objectives:

  1. List common situations that create work-related stress in dental program leaders
  2. Learn to recognize burnout and stress-related behavior
  3. Understand the need to step back and engage in self-care

Health Center Program COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, July 21 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management Healthy Grants Web Series provides presentations on the most requested grants management topics. The first hour of next Tuesday’s session will focus on how health centers have responded to COVID-19. Speakers from the Bureau of Primary Health Care will review response milestones and an awards summary. They will also highlight promising practices in project implementation from health centers. The second hour is on “Evaluating the Financial Health of Your HRSA Grant.”

Call-in: 888-324-7101
Passcode: 8459711
*NOTE: Adobe Connect can accommodate 1,500 participants. If you can’t log in for the visual portion, you can still listen in.

Re-Imagining Care: COVID-19 – State of the Science
Thursday, July 23 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join NACHC as we move beyond “Flattening the COVID-19 Curve” to NACHC’s new webinar series, “Reimagining Care.” This series will focus on how Health Centers will continue to lead the primary health care industry through flexibility and innovation in a post-COVID world. Speaker: Kathy McNamara MA, Associate Vice President of Clinical Affairs, NACHC.

Ensuring Access to Coverage During a Pandemic and Beyond
Thursday, July 9 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
NACHC’s new webinar series, “Reimagining Care” will focus on how Health Centers will continue to lead the primary health care industry through flexibility and innovation in a post-COVID world.

The next webinar in the series, Ensuring Access to Coverage During a Pandemic and Beyond, highlights health centers’ response to massive disruptions in health insurance status and health care access due to unemployment and COVID-related factors.

Speakers from community health centers and a state primary care association will showcase innovative models of providing outreach and enrollment (O&E) services. Health center outreach staff and enrollment assisters play a critical role in ensuring that patients and communities maintain access to health insurance – whether through Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, the Marketplace etc. – during a pandemic.

Speakers will highlight virtual workflows, partnerships, and examples of an increasingly diverse scope and range of activities – from contact tracing to enabling services – that O&E staff provide to keep people connected to care. Time will be reserved for Q&A.

Caring for LGBTQ People in Health Centers
Tuesday, June 30 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM EST | Concluded
We are very pleased that Kristin Keglovitz will be the featured expert for NACHC’s First Ever Virtual Ask Me Anything, Caring for LGBTQ people in Health Centers in honor of Pride Month. This event will provide an opportunity for Kristin to answer clinical and administrative questions (both sent before-hand and live through the Q&A feature). We would appreciate if you could help promote this event to your colleagues and encourage them to submit questions to cmo@nachc.org.

Fighting Clinician Burnout and Promoting Well-Being during COVID-19 Webinar
Wednesday, June 17 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST | Concluded
Join us to learn the latest in preventative tools to reduce burnout in a clinical setting. During the webinar, participants will hear about causes of clinician burnout, learn to recognize risk factors for new providers to avoid burnout; and identify preventative measures for early intervention and resources for those experiencing burnout. Speakers include Dr. Torey Mack, Deputy Associate Administrator of HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce; Dr. Thomas Ricketts, University of Northern Carolina; and Kevin Hatcher, Senior Project Administrator for Charles Drew University College of Medicine and Science. Space is limited so register now. To learn more about previous webinars in the series visit the Workforce Grand Rounds website.

Taking Care of the Compassionate Care Team: Conversations about Moral Resilience and Moral Distress
Tuesday, June 23 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
The experience of caring for patients and families during COVID-19 is bringing forward new moral and ethical challenges for primary care teams: lack of protective equipment, requirements for distancing, patients not seeking care for prevention and chronic illnesses – and so much more. While there is a greater urgency for building moral resilience to address all of this, there also is an immediate need to recognize when colleagues may be dealing with moral distress or the fallout that comes with not being able to do what one knows to be right and good. Members of primary care teams are in the best position to affirm moral resilience in each other and take effective action as a team to recognize and reduce moral distress. In this webinar, we talk about moral resilience and ways to recognize and respond to moral distress as members of primary care teams.

COVID-19 in Primary Care: Cases and Discussions from the Front Lines
Wednesday, June 10 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and PCPs to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care. These sessions are designed for PCPs & care teams.

Re-Imagining Care Webinar: Re-Opening Dental Practices
Thursday, June 4 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join us as we move beyond “Flattening the COVID-19 Curve” to NACHC’s new webinar series, “Re-Imagining Care.” This series will focus on how Health Centers will continue to lead the primary health care industry through flexibility and innovation in a post-COVID world. The first webinar is scheduled for June 4, 2020, at 1:00 PM ET and is entitled “Re-Imagining Care: Re-Opening Dental Practices”.

COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Pediatric Behavioral Health
Thursday, May 28 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join our faculty in discussing how the pandemic is having a lasting impact on our nation’s youth. This is a continuation of a WebMD article, featuring CHC’s Dr. Tim Kearney.

School-Based Health Centers in the Time of COVID-19
Thursday, May 21 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
School-based health centers provide primary care, dental and behavioral health care to students nationwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools to close which may leave students without this much needed care. The Weitzman Institute and the School-Based Health Alliance are partnering together to bring guidance and information focusing on leadership, experience, and telehealth strategies to support a virtual school-based health center model.

Dental Clinic Reopening Listening Sessions
Thursday, May 21 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
As many states lift stay-at-home orders for COVID-19, dental clinics are preparing to reopen and resume non-emergency dental services. The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), a HRSA-funded NCA, is hosting listening sessions to give health center dental programs the opportunity to have an open discussion with colleagues. Participants can listen and share plans and strategies on reopening dental clinics with their peers.

Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve Roadmap to Re-opening and Re-imagined Care
Thursday, May 21 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement. BPHC Associate Administrator Jim Macrae is expected to present.

Sheltering In Place, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Healthcare Response Webinar
Wednesday, May 20 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
Since the onset of stay-at-home orders throughout the United States in response to the ongoing pandemic, calls to domestic violence hotlines and reports of intimate partner violence have drastically increased. Additionally, increased child abuse/maltreatment cases have been reported.

As part of National Women’s Health Week, HRSA’s Office of Women’s Health and Office of Regional Operations (Region 9) and the Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program are partnering to host a webinar to provide best practices and resources to healthcare providers and their community partners to respond to the signs of domestic violence, support victims experiencing abuse, and promote resiliency in children during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Introduce the intersections of COVID-19 and violence against women, children, and parents of abused children.
  • Introduce a model for supporting partnerships between healthcare and domestic violence organizations to promote prevention of, and response, to violence.
  • Share a medical provider’s perspective on the response this public health emergency.
  • Provide an overview of approaches and resources to help domestic violence programs and healthcare settings support women, children, and parents facing potential increases in domestic violence incidents as a result of circumstances associated with COVID-19.
    • Provide educational resources related to various forms of violence (intimate partner violence, child abuse, and human trafficking) for audience members to utilize after webinar completion (i.e., national hotline resources, safety-card intervention).

Preparing to Re-open Your Dental Practice
Tuesday, May 19 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM EST | Concluded
Please join the Maine Dental Association leadership for a discussion about the safe re-opening of dental practices in Maine. The American Dental Association Return To Work Toolkit and the MDA’s guide entitled “Establishing Safe Dental Care in the Era of COVID-19” will be reviewed.

Stress and Mental Health among Pregnant and Parenting Mothers during COVID-19
Tuesday, May 19 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
Through this webinar, participants will: 1) Gain insights into the realities of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2) Become familiar with basics of Psychological First Aid as a tool to care for patients, and 3) Learn about NWHW and resources available through the Office on Women’s Health.

Growing Challenges of Substance Use, Treatment & Recovery During COVID-19
Monday, May 18 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
While opioids continue to dominate headlines about drug overdose deaths in the US, fatal overdoses from cocaine and methamphetamines are also on the rise. People with substance use disorder (SUD) are at particular risk during COVID-19 due to the effects of opioids and stimulants on respiratory health, and social distancing measures have created barriers to treatment. The agitated behavior of people using stimulants also places added burden on first responders already overwhelmed by the COVID-19 crisis.

This webinar will highlight efforts to address the growing rate of substance use in this country and outline strategies to mitigate the increased burden on individuals, society and the health care system in the time of COVID-19. Speakers will discuss:

  • Evidence-based treatment for stimulant abuse, including access to cognitive-behavioral therapy to improve outcomes in individuals with addictive disorders;
  • Emerging efforts to reduce shame and stigma and better direct individuals to appropriate care; and
  • Strategies to increase access to OUD and SUD treatment during COVID-19, including telehealth and virtual recovery support. 

Ag Worker Health 102: Supporting Agricultural Worker Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, May 13 | 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST | Concluded
Health Centers serving the agricultural worker community are adept at addressing the unique needs of agricultural worker patients and families, and developing innovative and strategic models of service delivery. The onslaught of COVID-19 in our communities is disrupting business as usual and health centers are quickly adapting to meet the new and expanding needs of their ag worker patients as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates traditional barriers/challenges to care. In this webinar, presenters will share information on agricultural worker protections, health needs, and service delivery challenges, and provide an opportunity to highlight and share T/TA opportunities, resources, and promising practices to help support health center staff in the front lines of this pandemic. This webinar is developed and presented by the Farmworker Health Network.

Flattening the Curve: Implications of Testing for Health Centers
Thursday, May 7 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), will hold one additional session in this series on Thursday, May 7, focusing on health centers’ role in testing. The webinar will begin with updates from NACHC, CDC, and HRSA/BPHC. Health center leaders from Christ Health Center in Alabama will share their testing strategies and innovations, testing technologies, and community and partner engagement. AllianceChicago will also speak about the data being collected in the COVID-19 response.

MAT in a Time of Public Health Emergency & Social Distancing
Wednesday, April 29 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join Qualidigm, in partnership with MaineCare, on April 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm (EST) for a webinar presented by Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH, and Alane O’Connor, DNP. During this webinar, we will highlight timely information on providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) during a time of Public Health Emergency. By attending this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How to implement changes to prescribing, screening and MAT workflows to accommodate social distancing
  • How to best to support persons in recovery (especially early recovery)
  • About available resources/services for MAT/telehealth support

COVID-19 Update for Rural Health Partners
Wednesday, April 22 | 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
Dr. Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will share guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities.

Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve
Planning, Managing and Caring for the Agricultural, Homeless and Mobile Populations
Thursday, April 9 | 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join NACHC on Thursday, April 9th for a timely and important webinar, Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve– Planning, Managing, and Caring for the Agricultural, Homeless, and Mobile Populations. Leaders from NACHC, CDC, and HRSA/BPHC will provide critical updates for health centers. Health center leaders from the field will also present on strategies for telehealth for high risk audiences. This webinar is a part of NACHC’s on-going COVID-19 webinar series designed to address health center’s most pressing questions. The webinar transcript and recording will be made available at: http://www.nachc.org/coronavirus/

Chronic Healthcare Amid COVID-19
Tuesday, April 7 | 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has become a household word in a few short weeks. COVID-19 has disputed every part of our livelihood including health care, industry, retail and schools. Across the world people are adjusting to a new existence. However, underlying inequities and health conditions prevail. This webinar will seek to discuss strategies for helping patients manage chronic care needs (using persistent pain as an example) amid the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19. This webinar is pending for up to 1 prescribed credit hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AAFP CME toward its member continuing education requirements.

Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM EST | Concluded
MMA will be hosting virtual discussions every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. beginning April 7. The intent is not a clinical discussion but, instead, to simply empathize and commiserate with your fellow physicians during this difficult and trying time for medical providers working under such difficult conditions. We sincerely hope you can join.

Infection Control and Preventive Care During a National Health Care Crisis
Thursday, April 2 | 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
This webinar will provide an overview of important safety practices to use during the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Participants are eligible for 1.5 CE (ADA CERP) credits.

Short-term On-Line Balint Groups to Address the COVID-19 Crisis
Given the restrictions and heightened emotions from the COVID-19 pandemic the American Balint Society is offering free short-term on-line Balint groups. These groups will meet every other week for four sessions, and will be structured to have a check-in at the beginning, classic Balint, and a check-in at the end. In that way the group can facilitate connection, support, and use the Balint method.


Business/HR/Employment/Workforce
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Re-Imagining Care Webinar:FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding Guidance
Thursday, August 6 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST |Concluded
The next “Re-Imagining Care” webinar will provide instructions about submitting you’re CARES funding activities, budget, and managing your cash flow needs.  National health center accounting and legal experts will offer insight into the reporting and grants management requirements of the FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding Guidance and respond to questions.

COVID-19 and CARES Act Funding: What We’ve Learned About Spending and Documentation
Monday, July 20 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
Nonprofits need to know how best to use CARES Act and other COVID-19 funds. The last three months have revealed a great deal about spending and documenting these critical federal funds.

While navigating extremely stressful operational, financial, and staffing burdens, you need to use relief funding carefully to comply with regulations and maximize their impact.

  • What are the main buckets of federal funding related to COVID-19?
  • What are the top 10 nonprofit spending and recordkeeping challenges?
  • What best practices for planning should you apply?
  • How can CARES Act funds be used for essential expenditures?
  • How do financial documentation requirements differ?
  • Which spending and documentation actions are necessary during 2020?
  • Where should you focus for 2021?
  • What expenditure and documentation tools and resources can you use?

Nonprofit federal grant expert Rex Porter will guide you through the funding issues and processes in play during the COVID-19 crisis. Register today.

Health Center Compliance: Fundamentals
Monday, July 20 & Tuesday, July 21 | 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST | Concluded
This two-day training is designed for health center compliance officers who are either new to their role or for health centers that are launching new compliance programs or initiatives.  The curriculum is focused on the seven elements of a compliance program, addressing implementation challenges and developing strategies to assess the compliance risks in your health center.

COVID-19: Masks And Protective Gear: An Employer’s Responsibility And Liability
Friday, July 10 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM EST | Concluded
Veteran employment attorney Stuart Silverman will walk you through the risks and liabilities that organizations face when addressing COVID-19 safety and issues involving PPE and masks. You will learn what protections to require and how to ensure customer and employee compliance.

Community Health Centers Beyond COVID-19: Reflections on Alternative Scenarios for the Pandemic Recovery
Wednesday, June 17 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
Eric Meade, award winning author, futurist, and principal of the Whole Mind Strategy Group and creator of the BEYOND COVID website and podcast, will provide reflections on the insights of health center leaders on approaches to recover from the pandemic. Meade will also answer your questions about strategies for health center leaders to navigate the world beyond COVID-19.

Understanding Your Federal Funding Streams and Appropriate Stewardship
Friday, June 12 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join the National Association of Community Health Centers, a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement, for an overview of the opportunities associated with federal funding streams related to COVID-19, including the Provider Relief Fund, Paycheck Protection Loans, and HRSA H8C, H8D, and H8E funding. The session will also address strategies for allocating expenses among the various streams, while ensuring compliance and avoiding double-dipping.

HR Office Hour – Leading During a Crisis: HR Leaders Responding to COVID-19
Tuesday, June 9 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
Paul Kopack, MA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director of Human Resources at Johnson Health Center in Lynchburg, VA, will paint a picture of the impact of COVID-19 from a human resources perspective, the health center’s response, and what HR challenges are anticipated as the state begins to recover and reopen. He will answer your human resources questions. Submit your questions in advance to Gerrard Jolly at GJolly@nachc.org.

Finance Office Hours for FQHCs: Strategies to Manage Operations During COVID-19
Friday, May 29 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), presents another session in this biweekly series.

ECT Supplemental Funding for Health Centers Q&A Session
Thursday, May 21 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | Concluded
Call-in: 800-857-9804 | Passcode: 2207925

HRSA is hosting this question and answer (Q&A) session to answer health centers’ questions about developing their FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) (H8E) activities and budgets.

COVID-19 & FTCA Office Hour #3
Wednesday, May 13 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded

Finance Office Hours for Health Centers – Session 3: Everything FQHC Medicare
Tuesday, April 28 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
New date & time differs from the regular bi-weekly schedule to provide health centers an opportunity to hear the latest Medicare updates from, Connie Axelrod before she retires from CMS. Sign up now or join us the day of the event, it’s free! By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Interpret the New Medicare Telehealth regulations.
  • Recognize the Medicare Advance Payment Program and its key components.

COVID-19/CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers Q&A Session
Monday, April 27 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
To better meet your needs, HRSA will answer questions about both coronavirus-related supplements in several upcoming question and answer (Q&A) sessions. These sessions will support health centers in developing their COVID-19 and CARES activities and budgets. Additional technical assistance (TA) is available on the FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers TA webpage and the FY 2020 COVID-19 Supplemental Funding for Health Centers TA webpage.

Successful Strategies for Applying for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan
Friday, April 24 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | Concluded

With the expectation that an additional $310 billion will be provided to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) later this week, NACHC is collaborating with Capital Link (with funding from our BPHC NCA) to provide a webinar on strategies and lessons learned for applying for a PPP loan.  While we realize that this is short notice, we suspect that these new funds will be gone almost as quickly as the initial $349 billion, so we want to help CHCs maximize their chances of obtaining a PPP loan.

COVID-19/CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers Q&A Session
Wednesday, April 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
To better meet your needs, HRSA will answer questions about both coronavirus-related supplements in several upcoming question and answer (Q&A) sessions. These sessions will support health centers in developing their COVID-19 and CARES activities and budgets. Additional technical assistance (TA) is available on the FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers TA webpage and the FY 2020 COVID-19 Supplemental Funding for Health Centers TA webpage.

Financial Preparedness in the Midst of a Crisis: Strategies to Manage Operations during COVID-19
Friday, April 17 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM EST | Concluded
HRSA speakers will participate in the upcoming session of the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC’s) biweekly financial preparedness office hours. NACHC is a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA). Topics will change to address real-time challenges based on health center input and feedback.

Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve Managing Financial Insecurity During a Crisis
Thursday, April 16 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Leaders from NACHC, CDC, and HRSA/BPHC will provide critical updates for health centers. Health center leaders from the field will also present on making it through this pandemic, continuing to provide excellent clinical care, and staying financially solvent amidst our COVID-19 response. This webinar is a part of NACHC’s on-going COVID-19 webinar series designed to address health center’s most pressing questions.

Resource and Webinar on Cash Flow Options for Large Community Health Centers
Wednesday, April 8 | 3:30 PM EST | Concluded
As many of the new programs created to address the pandemic are limited to employers with less than 500 employees, dozens of the Community Health Centers with larger staffs are under particular strain. In response, NACHC has prepared a document outlining cash flow options available to larger Community Health Centers. We will hold a webinar on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30pm EST to discuss these options and related issues. No pre-registration is required.

What Every Employer Needs to Know During the COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, April 7 | 11:00 AM | Concluded
This webinar will get you up to speed on the latest guidance and understanding concerning the emergency paid sick leave, expanded Family Medical Leave, and payroll tax credit provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  We’ll do the same for the enhancements to unemployment benefits under the CARES Act and Maine’s Emergency Unemployment Act. Join Katy Rand of Pierce Atwood and Peter Gore of the Maine State Chamber as they help you understand what you need to know to make critical decisions for your workforce and your business. A recording of the webinar and PPT slides can be viewed HERE.

How to Assess and Respond to the Crisis
Friday, April 3 | 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
This webinar will cover cash flow management strategies and operationalizing staff emergency leave/layoff/furlough.


Telehealth
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NACHC Office Hours for Health Centers: Telehealth Sustainability
Thursday, May 14 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded

Many health centers ramped up telehealth efforts seemingly overnight as COVID-19 impacted services. Now, nearly two months later, understanding how to sustain telehealth services to continue to support patients has become a top priority.

Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve – Dental Innovation and Services
Thursday, April 30 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
The webinar will begin with updates from NACHC, CDC, and HRSA/BPHC. Leaders from the field will speak to the current role of Health Center Controlled Networks in the COVID-19 response. Health center leaders will also share their current economic survival strategies, tele-dentistry, patient engagement, and post COVID-19 implications for dental health.

Telehealth in the Time of COVID-19
Monday, April 20 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded

This upcoming session of HRSA’s Telehealth Learning Series will cover:

  • Current telehealth policies under COVID-19.
  • Successful telehealth approaches/models to address the unique challenges in health care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. virtual screenings and consultations, remote patient monitoring, tele-emergency, tele-ICU).
  • Technical resources to assist in the development and expansion of telehealth programs.

Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve
Planning, Managing and Caring for the Agricultural, Homeless and Mobile Populations
Thursday, April 9 | 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
Join NACHC on Thursday, April 9th for a timely and important webinar, Leading in the Crisis: Flattening the COVID-19 Curve Planning, Managing, and Caring for the Agricultural, Homeless, and Mobile Populations. Leaders from NACHC, CDC, and HRSA/BPHC will provide critical updates for health centers. Health center leaders from the field will also present on strategies for telehealth for high risk audiences. This webinar is a part of NACHC’s on-going COVID-19 webinar series designed to address health center’s most pressing questions. The webinar transcript and recording will be made available at: http://www.nachc.org/coronavirus/

Teledentistry: Providing Alternative Care During a Public Health Crisis
Wednesday, April 8 | 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
This webinar will explore the ability of using Teledentistry to address limited access to care during a public health crisis, and discuss policy issues and solutions. Participants are eligible for 1.5 CE (ADA CERP) credits.

Teledentistry Listening Session: Responding to COVID-19
Wednesday, April 1 | 1:00 PM EST | Concluded
The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement (NCA), is hosting a listening session on teledentistry to help health centers maintain continuity of care in response to COVID-19.


Social Determinants of Health
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Numbers Don’t Lie: Data, Disasters and Racial Disparities
Tuesday, Oct. 20 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States are disproportionately affected by disasters. This disparity stems from decades of historical and systemic disinvestment and discrimination in communities of color, resulting in socio-economic inequities, poor health outcomes, high incarceration rates and environmental justice issues. For example, data shows that BIPOC communities are experiencing a higher number of deaths from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. In this webinar, speakers will share and analyze available data and discuss the connection between racial equity and the impact of disasters on communities of color. They will also provide recommendations for how grantmakers and donors can help address root causes, support equitable recovery and mitigate disasters’ impacts.

ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EST | Concluded
Maine DHHS is supporting several efforts aimed at improving health equity and addressing disparities with respect to race and ethnicity, particularly in response to disparities related to COVID 19.  As part of that work, Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

Systemic Racism, Disparities and Health: The Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Health
Wednesday, Sept. 23 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the synergistic effects of systemic racism, combined with other factors, on the health of Latinos in the United States. Long-standing and ongoing social and economic inequities–including health literacy barriers, disproportionate employment as essential workers and limited access to employment and insurance benefits–leave Latinos at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and having more severe cases of the disease. Latinos account for a disproportionate number of cases, are over 4 times as likely to be hospitalized than White Americans, and their share of COVID-19 related deaths is increasing.

This webinar will highlight effective strategies to address the negative impact that systemic racism, the challenges of immigration, language barriers and other factors have on the health and well-being of Latinos. Experts will share actionable, solutions-based approaches that can make a difference at the state and community level, including:

  • An overview of the health equity challenges and disparities impacting immigrant, border and Latino communities in the U.S. and increasing their risk of COVID-19
  • Grassroots and community efforts and effective methods of supporting uninsured Latino populations, including challenges around mental health and access to care
  • A health plan partnership to improve care delivery and their commitment to addressing health access and literacy among Florida’s Latino communities through community workers and outreach

ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Wednesday, Sept. 16 | 7:30 – 8:30 AM EST | Concluded
Maine DHHS is supporting several efforts aimed at improving health equity and addressing disparities with respect to race and ethnicity, particularly in response to disparities related to COVID 19.  As part of that work, Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Wednesday, Aug. 19 | 7:30 – 8:30 AM EST | Concluded
Maine DHHS is supporting several efforts aimed at improving health equity and addressing disparities with respect to race and ethnicity, particularly in response to disparities related to COVID 19.  As part of that work, Maine DHHS is partnering with colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection.

  • Wed, Aug. 19: A Conversation with Health Care Providers Serving Diverse Communities
  • Wed, Sept. 16: Building Trust With Diverse Communities: Essential Steps for Health Care Providers – Part 1
  • Wed, Oct 21: Building Trust With Diverse Communities: Essential Steps for Health Care Providers – Part 2

Tele-Town Hall: Uncovering and Addressing Racial Disparities in Maine
Wednesday, Aug. 5 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST | Concluded
Please join PPMEAF, the ACLU of Maine, MECEP, Maine Equal Justice, Maine Initiatives, and Health Equity Alliance for a Tele-Town all to discuss the root causes of racial disparities in healthcare, housing, unemployment and more. At this town hall you’ll learn how systemic racism disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities in Maine and find out how you can engage in this work and combat systemic racism.

Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans. Long-standing social and economic inequities have contributed to multiple social determinants of health that increase the risk of getting or dying from COVID-19. In the United States, Black Americans are dying at 2.5 times the rate of white Americans, while facing barriers to testing, treatment, and options for prevention and self-protection. This webinar will discuss how systemic racism harms health, and how solutions-based approaches at the state and community level are making a difference. Click here for the agenda.

Speakers will discuss:

  • How racism harms individual health and has contributed to a public health crisis in America and among Black Americans
  • A health plan’s comprehensive approach to reducing health disparities, from a state-wide perspective
  • Public health solutions from a network that includes 13 FQHCs and more than 70 community health center locations addressing the effects of the pandemic on the uninsured and frontline workers in New Orleans

Advancing Health Equity through Telehealth Interventions during COVID-19 & Beyond: Policy Recommendations & Promising State Models
Tuesday, July 28 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Concluded
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed health care delivery and the ways patients interact with the health care system. States are making major policy and regulatory changes to expand health systems and telehealth capabilities to meet the needs of patients and providers due to the global pandemic. The continued provision of clinically appropriate telehealth services past the emergency period is especially important for residents of rural and frontier areas, people in communities disadvantaged by social and economic injustice, individuals with compromised immune systems, severe chronic conditions, and disabilities, and those without reliable access to transportation.

Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19 –
Partnering with Community Health Outreaxch Workers (CHOWs) to Eliminate Barriers to COVID-19
Wednesday, July 15 | 7:30 – 8:30 AM EST | Concluded
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services presents a webinar series focused on sharing creative solutions and best practices for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color at higher risk of COVID-19 infection. In collaboration with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, the City of Portland’s Office of Minority Health, and the New Mainer Public Health Initiative, please join us for a discussion with community health outreach workers about best practices for working with communities of color in Maine to encourage testing for COVID19.

Caring for LGBTQ People in Health Centers
Tuesday, June 30 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM EST | Concluded
We are very pleased that Kristin Keglovitz will be the featured expert for NACHC’s First Ever Virtual Ask Me Anything, Caring for LGBTQ people in Health Centers in honor of Pride Month. This event will provide an opportunity for Kristin to answer clinical and administrative questions (both sent before-hand and live through the Q&A feature). We would appreciate if you could help promote this event to your colleagues and encourage them to submit questions to cmo@nachc.org.

A Conversation on Racial Inequalities and the Youth Perspective
Thursday, June 11 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST |Concluded
Join us for a discussion from the youth perspective addressing the legacy of racial injustices and health inequities and discussing what we can do to stand in solidarity for change and form solutions for moving forward.

Prioritizing Equity video series: Police Brutality & COVID-19
Thursday, June 4 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded
Police brutality, racism and COVID-19 have uniquely, and detrimentally, impacted the health of Black communities. In the latest installment of our YouTube Prioritizing Equity series, health equity leaders discuss how physicians and others can address root causes of inequity by naming racism. To view webinar/slides, click here.

Compounding Oppression: Antiracism in COVID-19 Response
Tuesday, May 26 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST | Concluded

Structural racism permeates the systems that perpetuate homelessness—especially the health care industry—and the homelessness response system itself. It is little surprise, then, that we are witnessing disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in the novel coronavirus outbreak, communities already plagued by housing insecurity. How can the Health Care for the Homeless field respond, and what should we have been doing already? This webinar will take up these questions with a panel largely comprising representatives from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s learning collaboratives on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In a coffee-chat format, discussion will lean on the contributions of attendees to support problem-sharing and peer support. To view webinar/slides, click here.

Food Insecurity & Growing Concerns During COVID-19
Monday, May 11 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | Concluded

Prior to COVID-19, it was estimated that 1 in 9 Americans were food insecure and lacked consistent access to enough food and nutritious options, including 11 million children. Food insecurity, while tied to poverty, is also impacted by other confounding social determinants of health, including access to transportation, housing and social isolation. As Americans practice social distancing and quarantine, many are faced with new challenges accessing and affording food.

This webinar will bring together experts to provide insights on the longstanding issues surrounding food insecurity in the United States and how these issues have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will discuss:

  • The evolution of food insecurity in the US and how it impacts many vulnerable communities;
  • How a national hunger relief organization is responding to the crisis and building partnerships to help communities secure the resources they need; and
  • A health plan’s commitment to addressing food insecurity and how they are responding to the needs of their community.