Thursday, June 25, 2015

Safety Net Clinic Week 2015 Webinar and Toolkit!

Last chance to register for ClinicNET's Safety Net Clinic Week (SNCW) Webinar on July 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm! 

SNCW 2015 is coming up August 17-21 and we 're helping ClinicNET affiliates prepare and get the most out of the week! Please join us to learn more about SNCW, hear about highlights from prior weeks, and learn how to use this year's toolkit, which will be released on July 1. Stay tuned for more information about SNCW 2015 and click here to register for next week's webinar ! 

ClinicNET Affiliate Practice Administrators Cohort July 8th

The next ClinicNET affiliate Practice Administrator Cohort is scheduled for July 8th 1:00-3:00pm at Kids First Health Care, 4675 East 69th Avenue, Commerce City. If you have not done so already, please RSVP to Brooke Powers at brooke.powers@clinicnet.org.

Safety Net Clinical Support Staff Loan Repayment Awards

Congratulations to the 25 recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Educational Loan Repayment for Safety Net Clinical Support Staff Program, including 3 staff members from ClinicNET affiliates Marillac Clinic, Clinica Colorado and Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics! Funded by Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund, the program is designed to expand and modernize the safety net workforce through loan repayment and skill development webinars for clinical support staff. Click here for a complete list of awardees (page 6).

In October 2013, the Colorado Community Health Network, in partnership with Colorado Rural Health Center and ClinicNET, was funded to administer this loan repayment program in order to improve retention of health professionals who care for underserved Coloradans and provide affordable training development webinars for entry and mid-level staff.

During the initial loan repayment application cycle in January 2014, 26 clinical support staff with were awarded loan repayment funds to pay off education debt. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in loan repayment, dependent on their completed years of service at their place of employment. The final application cycle will occur in January 2016, stay tuned for more information! [Source: CCHN]

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Model Details: Questions & Answers

“On April 21st, we released an ACC Model Details and Policy Decisions document.  Since that time, we have received a number of questions about those model details.  Click here to view a document addressing those questions. More information about the next phase of the ACC can be found on the ACC Request for Proposals webpage.” [Source: HCPF]

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kaiser Permanente of Colorado THRIVE Health Education Webinars

"Kaiser Permanente offers both live and recorded learning sessions (webinars) that are taught by health experts and coaches so you can learn more about the health topics you care about such as weight loss, heart healthy diets, and prevention of diabetes wherever and whenever it is convenient for you. Click here to view the class schedule for June – September 2015." [Source: Kaiser Permanente]

Colorado Colorectal Screening Program – progress and updates

Although colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death, the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program (CCSP) is helping to reduce incidence and mortality rates in Colorado by 3-4% per year. Thank you to the participating ClinicNET affiliate clinics for the important part you have played in assuring medically underserved Coloradans received screening, treatment, and navigation support as part of those efforts over the past 10 years. The Program has been able to provide colonoscopies to about 18,000 people, preventing about 575 colorectal cancers, and helping to diagnose and treat about 150 cancers.

The Program’s current 3 year contract with CDPHE ends June 30, 2015. The new award includes funding for patient navigation and training, but does not cover direct medical services for colonoscopies or cancer treatment. Clinics under contact with the Program have been notified.

We hope that your clinic will partner with us to assure medically underserved patients can receive navigation support when they are screened for colon cancer. If you have questions, please contact Lori Workman, Administration & Fiscal Manager at 303-724-1296 (lori.workman@ucdenver.edu) or Holly Wolf at 303-724-1273 (holly.wolf@ucdenver.edu). [Source: CCSP]

Monday, June 22, 2015

Denver Health Liaison Line Available for Community Partners

"Denver Health has taken on some responsibilities that were previously performed by MAXIMUS. As responsibilities are transferred from MAXIMUS to Denver Health, a communication process for community partners has been created by Denver Health, similar to the liaison line MAXIMUS managed for community partners. For application and case research or inquiries, please utilize the following resources:
Phone: 303-602-7720
Fax: 303-217-4156
Email: EEMAPLiaison@dhha.org
This process is intended for community partners only, and is not for use by the general public. Consumers should use the client call center line: 1-800-359-1991. The full communications process can be found here." [Source: Covering Kids and Families]