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CMS Monthly Partner Briefing January 2017

January 17, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Kansas City Regional Office invites you to our Monthly Partner Briefing webinar.  January’s webinar will feature guest speaker Kimberly Nelson, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrator servicing Region 7.  She will provide valuable information and local resources related to Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health.

The information provided is beneficial to partners who interact with Medicare beneficiaries, consumers enrolled in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and the uninsured population.  Topics to be covered are:

  • SAMHSA as a HHS agency
  • Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Basics
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
  • State Systems
    • Accessing services in your community
    • State grants
    • Behavioral health safety net
    • Opiate crisis
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Q&A

In addition to Ms. Nelson’s presentation, CMS will provide appropriate updates on CMS programs.

Who should attend: SHIP/Medicare counselors, Navigators, Certified Application Counselors, Champions for Coverage, Providers, and Advocacy Organizations

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 1:00PM – 2:00PM CT

Register:  https://cms_region_vii_monthly_partner_briefing.eventbrite.com

You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite after completing your registration, which will include the login information for the webinar.

If you are aware of any organizations that may benefit from attending this webinar, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions or have difficulty registering, please contact Elissa Balch at Elissa.Balch@cms.hhs.gov.

Black Lung Funding Opportunities

January 17, 2017

FORHP is pleased to announce that the Black Lung Center of Excellence (BLCE) and Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) funding opportunity announcements (FOA) are now available on grants.gov.  You can view the BLCE FOA here (http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284890) and the BLCP FOA here (http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284889).

Through the BLCP, public, private, and state entities provide medical, outreach, educational, and benefits counseling services to active, inactive, and disabled coal miners throughout the country with the goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease.  The BLCE cooperative agreement recipient will work with HRSA to help strengthen the operations of BLCP awardees, including through improved data collection and analysis.  You can view a list of current BLCP awardees here:  http://www.blacklungcoe.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BLCOE-HRSA-Supported-BLCP-Contact-List-03.03.16.pdf

Technical assistance webinars will be held for both FOAs and will be recorded.  The dates and times for those are included in the FOAs.  Please feel free to share these opportunities widely with your stakeholders and partners.

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Mark Your Calendar – 2017 IHS Virtual Career Fair!

January 6, 2017

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Rural Health Information Hub

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January 4, 2017

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New Year, New Opportunities for People with Diabetes

January 4, 2017

The New Year is a great time for people with diabetes to focus on healthy lifestyle behaviors. You can help your patients stick to their resolutions and improve diabetes outcomes with information from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP).

Download these resources and start using them in your practice today.

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy With Diabetes – patient tip sheet includes Diabetes Care Record and Action Plan.
English [PDF – 161 KB]
Spanish [PDF – 160 KB]

Infographic: Five Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Managing Your Type 2 Diabetes
English: PDF[306 KB]  |  JPEG [400 KB]
Spanish: PDF[287 KB]  |  JPEG [444 KB]

Try something new in 2017.

Getting Ready for Your Health Care Visit
Adapted from “Module 8—Working with Your Doctor,” of NDEP’s New Beginnings Guide, this mini-lesson focuses on helping people with diabetes get ready for visits with their health care team. It includes a short video, discussion, and activity. Consider using this mini-lesson in 2017 for education or support activities in your practice.

Sign up here to get notices about diabetes from CDC and NDEP. Select “diabetes education materials” from the subscription options.