October 31, 2014

Asthma Conferences

ACU supports the health care workforce by providing opportunities for continued professional development and interaction with other health professionals committed to the underserved.

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Upcoming Conferences and Webinars 

April 14 – 17,  38th Annual Rural Health Conference,  in Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by the National Rural Health Association.

April 28 – 29, Promising Practices, Tobacco-Free Living and Health Eating in Low Socioeconomic Status Communities, sponsored by the Break Free Alliance.

Addressing Tobacco Use with Dental Patients,a self-paced onlinecourse, presented by the National Association of Community Health Centers, DentaQuest, and Break Free Alliance, for oral health providers to implement tobacco screening in their practice and address tobacco use among their patients. 

Free Diabetes and Healthy Eyes Toolkit and online training on diabetic eye disease for community health workers presented by the National Eye Health Education ProgramIntended for health educators who want to help educate their communities about diabetic eye disease and the importance of eye health.

Roots of Health Inequality, a Web-based course and learning collaborative on social justice in public health practice offered by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Free CE/CME accredited clinical education modules based on the comparative effectiveness research from the AHRQ Effective Healthcare Program. The modules cover a variety of disease content with specific attention to the safety net population including, but are not limited to diabetes management, cardiovascular diseases, mental health, and infectious diseases.

Archived Webinars and On Demand Programs

EPA Conferences Materials. The redesigned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) redesigned Conferences Materials page includes presentations from the Regional Summits on Pediatric Home Asthma Interventions & Reimbursement Opportunities, annual ACCP Community Asthma Coalitions Symposium of the American College of Chest Physicians’ CHEST conference, and the EPA’s  2007-2011 Asthma Forums.

ACU’s Lois Wessel, FNP and Anna Gard, FNP presented on the Asthma Clinical Decision Support tool that ACU developed in conjunction with the Alliance of Chicago at the Spring 2014 Centricity Healthcare User Group meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

This is a selection of web-based programs and sources for online continuing education of particular interest to clinicians and others working with underserved populations.

Prevention of Early Childhood Caries – a webinar presented by Lois Wessel, RN, CFNP, ACU Associate Director for Programs, in conjunction with the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers. Listen to the audio presentation and view the slides. This webinar was originally broadcast April 14, 2010. CEU credits are not currently available. Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes
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Delivering Value for Individuals and Populations, a free, 52 minute on demand presentation. Dr. Tom Nolan of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement uses six case studies to discuss how health care systems can begin to pursue the Triple Aim of population health, enhanced individual care, and controlled costs for a population.

Health Disparities Video and PowerPoint Presentation – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) collaborated with the George Washington University Medical Center to create a video and PowerPoint presentation that define health care disparities and review evidence of their existence as well as the lessons drawn from experience in quality improvement and cardiovascular care that show how health disparities can be reduced. View the video online or download the slides.

Health Literacy in Primary Care: Using a Self-Assessment Tool to Guide Quality Improvement in Primary Care, This is the fourth in the DiversityRx ‘Your Voice’ Webinar Series sponsored by The California Endowment. You can access previous webinars and information about other educational activities at www.diversityRxconference.org/YourVoice.

Discussing Cancer Clinical Trials – A series of free, one hour e-learning courses is available to enable patient advocates, community leaders, primary care providers, and cancer clinical trial staff to learn more about promoting and discussing all treatment options, including clinical trials. Participants will also learn how to promote greater access to and participation in cancer clinical trials, especially for minorities and the medically underserved.

Enhancing Medication Safety for Patients with Limited English Proficiencya course for pharmacists and pharmacy techs, was developed by the New York University Center for Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities and the American Pharmacists Association. Click the link and scroll down to the course title. Free.

Pediatric Environmental Health CME Course and Research Studysponsored by the University of Cincinnati Department of Environmental Health. At the end of the course, participants will be able to discuss concepts of environmental health, describe health effects associated with environmental toxicants, and incorporate elements of an environmental history into practice. Free.

Diabetes and Tobacco: a Dangerous Combination,a recorded webinar presented by Jeannette Noltenius, PhD of the National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN) & Chandana Nandi, MS, RD, LDN of the Midwest Latino Health Research, Training & Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Clinical Directors Network (CDN), a nonprofit organization of current and future community/migrant health center clinical leaders, provides online learning and training via webcasts – live presentations over the Internet, with both audio and visual components. Visit CDN’s extensive library of archived presentations or sign up to be notified of future online learning opportunities.

Health Care for the Homeless 101, an online course that provides an introduction to homeless health care, is jointly sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the National Health Care for the Homeless. Eight learning modules are offered over 10 days in either a self-paced version or a scheduled version beginning Sept. 1 and offered twice per month. More information is available online.

The University of Washington is presenting online resources and training for clinicians and support staff to successfully perform and interpret spirometry tests in the office setting. National guidelines recommend spirometry for the diagnosis and management of diseases such as asthma and COPD; spirometry is also a required HEDIS measure for COPD.  Learn more at www.spirometrytraining.org.

Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) offers continuing professional education for nurse practitioners and physician assistants through live symposia, home study and Internet-based learning. Throughout the year, PCE offers complimentary, full-day symposia – details are available on the PCE Web site.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a free Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Online Training program intended to educate public health professionals about limited health literacy and their role in addressing health literacy from a public health context. The web-based program takes about one and a half to two hours to complete. Participants can earn a variety of continuing education credits.

Documenting Disability for Medical Providers is a four hour course designed for clinicians authorized to provide medical evidence of impairment in support of SSI/SSDI applications. Offered by National Healthcare for the Homeless Council and approved for CME/CPE credit. Registration is required.

Masters in Nursing Programs - a free searchable directory of all accredited Masters in Nursing programs in the country is available online. You can search for programs by specialty (Nurse Practitioner, CNS, CRNA), population (family, rural, community, etc.), ZIP code and factors such as whether the program is offered in an online/distance learning form or accepts ADN/diploma nurses who have not yet earned a BSN.