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Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
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This free, 90-minute training is the final session of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's six-part series on the intersection of traumatic brain injury and mental health. It will focus on the primary healthcare community. Drawing on principles presented in previous webinars, this session will address specific concerns of the primary healthcare community concluding with an overview of the series and a Q & A session.

This webinar is open to anyone.

Thursday Oct 29, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
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With a theme of “Sustaining Primary Care Transformation Through a Pandemic and Beyond,” the 2020 Virtual Summit will be guided by a 4-part series of systems-focused discussions that allow us to learn from our current experiences and pursue a growth-oriented, forward-looking portrait of primary care in Texas.

The 2020 Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit is a unique opportunity that serves as a learning lab, collaborative gathering, and catalyst for primary care transformation in Texas. Key stakeholders and leaders from varying sectors convene to examine and pursue shared solutions to the complex challenges presented by our current healthcare system. Registration is now open for people who want to improve health and healthcare in Texas, together.

  • October 29, 2020: Access to Health | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 5, 2020: Sustainability & Payment Reform | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 12, 2020: Care Coordination & Collaboration | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 19, 2020: On the Horizon | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT

Thursday Oct 29, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
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A virtual 10-week improvement program to support primary care practice leaders and teams to provide high-quality virtual and in-person patient care safely and equitably while building resilience strategies for the future.

Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT

Thursday Nov 5, 2020 12:00 pm EST
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With a theme of “Sustaining Primary Care Transformation Through a Pandemic and Beyond,” the 2020 Virtual Summit will be guided by a 4-part series of systems-focused discussions that allow us to learn from our current experiences and pursue a growth-oriented, forward-looking portrait of primary care in Texas.

The 2020 Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit is a unique opportunity that serves as a learning lab, collaborative gathering, and catalyst for primary care transformation in Texas. Key stakeholders and leaders from varying sectors convene to examine and pursue shared solutions to the complex challenges presented by our current healthcare system. Registration is now open for people who want to improve health and healthcare in Texas, together.

  • October 29, 2020: Access to Health | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 5, 2020: Sustainability & Payment Reform | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 12, 2020: Care Coordination & Collaboration | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 19, 2020: On the Horizon | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT

Thursday Nov 5, 2020 01:00 pm EST
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A virtual 10-week improvement program to support primary care practice leaders and teams to provide high-quality virtual and in-person patient care safely and equitably while building resilience strategies for the future.

Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT

Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 02:30 pm EST
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Chronic pain is a common health concern in the United States, particularly among people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. However, clinicians face challenges in treating pain in a manner that meets the needs and preferences of people experiencing pain. While opioids are commonly prescribed to treat acute and chronic pain, there are ongoing considerations surrounding their risks and benefits. Inappropriately treated pain may result in the increased use of illicit drugs and other substances to help relieve pain, substance-use disorder, as well as increased suicide risk.

In treating chronic pain, it is important for providers and health plans to adopt pain-management strategies that are person-centered, tailored to each individual, and that optimize health, function, and quality of life. Experts recommend that pain management be integrated, multimodal, interdisciplinary, evidence-based, and individualized, in keeping with the biopsychosocial model of pain. Health plans and providers may also need additional strategies for adequately addressing pain needs due to the increased challenges posed by COVID-19, including less access to pain-management treatment, increased stress and isolation, and increased substance use to address untreated pain.

This panel will discuss non-opioid pain-management strategies for dually eligible individuals, including effective, person-centered pain management options; challenges health plans and clinicians face in providing effective chronic pain-management support; and strategies for addressing pain needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the end of this panel discussion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify non-opioid pain management options available for individuals experiencing chronic pain
  • Describe key considerations for implementing a person-centered approach to pain management
  • Identify barriers to treating chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic

Featured Speakers:

  • Beth Darnall, PhD, Clinical Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Eve Gelb, Senior Vice President, Member and Community Health, SCAN Health Plan
  • Donna Lynn Foster, Peer Advocate, SCAN Health Plan

Intended Audience:

The target audience for this webinar includes providers and health care professionals serving people experiencing pain; and staff at health plans, including Medicare-Medicaid Plans (MMPs), Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs), and managed LTSS plans.

Thursday Nov 12, 2020 12:00 pm EST
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With a theme of “Sustaining Primary Care Transformation Through a Pandemic and Beyond,” the 2020 Virtual Summit will be guided by a 4-part series of systems-focused discussions that allow us to learn from our current experiences and pursue a growth-oriented, forward-looking portrait of primary care in Texas.

The 2020 Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit is a unique opportunity that serves as a learning lab, collaborative gathering, and catalyst for primary care transformation in Texas. Key stakeholders and leaders from varying sectors convene to examine and pursue shared solutions to the complex challenges presented by our current healthcare system. Registration is now open for people who want to improve health and healthcare in Texas, together.

  • October 29, 2020: Access to Health | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 5, 2020: Sustainability & Payment Reform | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 12, 2020: Care Coordination & Collaboration | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 19, 2020: On the Horizon | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT

Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 01:00 pm EST
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Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age." For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this presentation will review some of the key elements associated with health across rural White and minority populations, such as education, income, and health facility availability.

Presented by:

Jan Probst, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Researcher
Rural and Minority Health Research Center

The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 500 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.

Thursday Nov 19, 2020 12:00 pm EST
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With a theme of “Sustaining Primary Care Transformation Through a Pandemic and Beyond,” the 2020 Virtual Summit will be guided by a 4-part series of systems-focused discussions that allow us to learn from our current experiences and pursue a growth-oriented, forward-looking portrait of primary care in Texas.

The 2020 Texas Primary Care Consortium Summit is a unique opportunity that serves as a learning lab, collaborative gathering, and catalyst for primary care transformation in Texas. Key stakeholders and leaders from varying sectors convene to examine and pursue shared solutions to the complex challenges presented by our current healthcare system. Registration is now open for people who want to improve health and healthcare in Texas, together.

  • October 29, 2020: Access to Health | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 5, 2020: Sustainability & Payment Reform | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 12, 2020: Care Coordination & Collaboration | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT
  • November 19, 2020: On the Horizon | 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. CT

Monday Nov 30, 2020 10:30 am EST
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Dates and tentative hours for PCC's Virtual Annual Conference

The PCC’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference will bring together top leaders from all major stakeholder groups who are passionate about making primary care better and more equitable – an endeavor even more pressing given the challenges our country is currently facing. Join hundreds of your fellow primary care leaders online from wherever you are for this highly interactive virtual conference!

This year’s momentous events – the pandemic, the economic downturn, the renewed conversations about racial and health inequities, and the November election – all have the potential to impact and be catalysts for changes in primary care. That’s what makes this year’s conference even more significant. It is our chance to come together as PCC Executive Members and leaders along with other leaders in the primary care community and to put ourselves on the leading edge of reimaging primary care and shaping its future.

Visit the conference website for more information and the definitive details.

 

Tuesday Dec 1, 2020 10:30 am EST
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Dates and tentative hours for PCC's Virtual Annual Conference

The PCC’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference will bring together top leaders from all major stakeholder groups who are passionate about making primary care better and more equitable – an endeavor even more pressing given the challenges our country is currently facing. Join hundreds of your fellow primary care leaders online from wherever you are for this highly interactive virtual conference!

This year’s momentous events – the pandemic, the economic downturn, the renewed conversations about racial and health inequities, and the November election – all have the potential to impact and be catalysts for changes in primary care. That’s what makes this year’s conference even more significant. It is our chance to come together as PCC Executive Members and leaders along with other leaders in the primary care community and to put ourselves on the leading edge of reimaging primary care and shaping its future.

Visit the conference website for more information and the definitive details.

 

 

Wednesday Dec 2, 2020 10:30 am EST
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PCC Executive Members and invited guests are welcome to join us for the PCC’s 2020 workshop. This half-day session will bring together PCC Executive Members along with state leaders, policymakers, and advocates to explore the next wave of state-level efforts to measure and set targets for levels of primary care investment.

Through panels, virtual peer networking and small group discussions, the workshop will highlight best practices and provide space for attendees to connect across regions and stakeholder types and discuss shared agendas for advancing investment in primary care in 2021 and beyond. See the tentative agenda.

This year’s workshop will also include the release of the PCC’s 2020 Evidence Report that tracks primary care spend over time nationally and across all 50 states.

Who may attend

For PCC Executive Members: As a benefit of your membership, the cost to attend the workshop is free when you register for the PCC’s 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, which is taking place on the two days before the workshop (November 30 and December 1). However, there is a limit of two staff members per Executive Member at the workshop. Executive Members will not be allowed to register to attend the workshop alone. You must register for each event separately; registering for one event does not automatically register you for the other. (Check to see if your organization is a PCC Executive Member.)

Non-PCC members: Cost is $100. You are encouraged to attend the virtual annual conference before the workshop (November 30-December 1). The workshop is designed as a hands-on application of the topics that will be addressed during the conference, a way to chart a course of action in states in the conference topic areas.

Workshop registration is limited to 125 total participants.

Thursday Jan 14, 2021 10:00 am EST
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Feb 4, 2021 10:00 am EST
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Mar 4, 2021 10:00 am EST
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Apr 1, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday May 6, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Thursday Jun 3, 2021 10:00 am EDT
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The Medical Director Leadership Institute is six-month virtual program that provides healthcare leaders with critical skills to thrive in their role, achieve organizational goals, and manage during times of uncertainty. The program features a half-day interactive and didactic session at the beginning of each month followed by an opportunity to apply learning back at their workplace. Participants come together again at the end of each month for a reflection and discussion with faculty and their peers. Designed and taught by medical directors and healthcare leaders, this program equips participants with concrete tools, strategies, and techniques to tackle the challenges and uncertainty ahead. 

Friday Jul 23, 2021 11:30 am EDT
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The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to cardiovascular risk lowering drugs, atrial fibrilation, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, benign breast disease, women’s health, osteoporosis, female sexual dysfunction, transitions of care and preventing hospital readmission, antibiotic stewardship, COPD, dermatology, and more​. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.​

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