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:
COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Pediatric Behavioral Health
Thursday, May 28 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST | Register
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.

MaineHealth Resiliency ECHO

Wednesdays | 12:00 PM EST | Zoom Meeting Link
In light of COVID-19, through didactic and case-based learning, Resiliency ECHO will focus on sustaining well-being and resilience in trauma-exposed health care teams. Experts from MaineHealth, Maine Medical Partners, and Maine Behavioral Healthcare will lead sessions focused on taking care of your emotional health during the coming months to help you sustain your well-being and enable you to better react to urgent needs.

Participants will:

  1. Recognize normal stages of adaptation in large-scale crises
  2. Identify the negative effects of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and burnout
  3. Learn strategies to manage stress reactions and increase personal and community resiliency
  4. Learn skills to build team strength in times of crises

Resiliency ECHO is open to all providers and care teams and will take place every Wednesday from 12:00pm-12:50pm, starting April 15. Free CMEs.

Hanley Center Virtual Peer Support (VPS) Sessions
Thursdays | 3-6 pm (drop in for any or all of it!) | Zoom Meeting Link
NO registration necessary. NO cost. COME AS YOU ARE, frazzled, ragged or clear headed!
Join with other alumni, healthcare colleagues, and Hanley Center faculty to unburden your load, share solutions, best practices, concerns and challenges, and to receive and share support in a safe, collaborative virtual space. This will be unstructured time, to be shaped by those present however they’d like and need, with Hanley Center faculty Derek and/or Sarah providing facilitation as needed. Join us via Zoom, by phone, video, or both -whatever works best for you- every Thursday for the foreseeable future, for whatever moments you can between 3 and 6pm.

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Business/HR/Employment/Workforce
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***There are no scheduled webinars at this time***

 

Telehealth:
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 scheduled webinars at this time***


ARCHIVES:

Clinical:
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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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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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.