Project ECHO: Aging, Community, and Equity

Join Project ECHO: Aging, Community, and Equity to learn about the impact of the pandemic on the mental and physical well-being of older adults living in rural communities and share potential solutions. There is no cost to participate. See the flyer attached with additional information.
Intended audience: Medical, mental health, and community social service individuals working to support older adults in rural settings of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Northern New York
Time: 2nd Wednesday of every month 12:00pm-1:30pm EST (February 2022-September 2022)
If you are interested, please complete the following application of interest: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_43c8ItMbf2ngVCe
For more information, please contact: [email protected]

PEACE ECHO Flyer Final.pdf



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COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 50 Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

Click here to view COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 50 Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

This NH Health Alert Network (HAN) message contains key points and recommendations, situational updates, background information, and reporting requirements on an important health topic. For any questions regarding the contents of this message, please contact NH DHHS-DPHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after hours 603-271-5300). To change your contact information in the NH Health Alert Network, send an email to [email protected]

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 50 Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

Click here to view COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 50 Omicron Variant and COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Update

This NH Health Alert Network (HAN) message contains key points and recommendations, situational updates, background information, and reporting requirements on an important health topic. For any questions regarding the contents of this message, please contact NH DHHS-DPHS, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after hours 603-271-5300). To change your contact information in the NH Health Alert Network, send an email to [email protected]

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“Promoting Child and Family Resilience and Healing in a Pandemic” ECHO Series

Reserve your spot today!!!  “Promoting Child and Family Resilience and Healing in a Pandemic” ECHO Series
 Come learn with and from your pediatric care colleagues! Every day pediatric care clinicians across NH are addressing the mental, emotional, and social impacts of the pandemic on children, teens, and families. The NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics (NH MCAP) Project seeks to support you in these efforts by offering a virtual, lunchtime, case-based learning series starting in February 2022 entitled “Promoting Child and Family Resilience and Healing in a Pandemic.” This ECHO series will support pediatric care clinicians in applying brief, in-office interventions followed by linkages to community and virtual resources to mitigate the harmful mental, emotional, and social impacts of the pandemic. Additionally, the series will assist clinicians in building child and family resilience through the development of “safe, stable, and nurturing relationships” between youth and their primary caregivers.  FREE CME/CNEs as well as complementary provider-to-provider patient consults with psychiatric, pharmacology, and other subject matter experts will be provided. To learn more CLICK HERE and to register CLICK HERE.

This ECHO series is being provided by the NH Mental Health Care Access in Pediatrics Project, a collaborative effort of the NH Dept. of Health and Human Services and the NH Pediatric Improvement Partnership with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Industry-Sponsored Event

Industry Sponsored Event -
Thursday, December 02, 2021 - 6:30PM
XARELTO®: Proven Once-Daily, 24-Hour Stroke Risk Reduction in NVAF Patients

Speaker: Ronald D'Agostino, DO Cardiologist
Location: Bedford Village Inn
Learn More and RSVP: Click here.

Member Survey

Member Survey - Please take a couple of minutes over the next week or two and complete the member engagement survey.  Our regional coordinators have developed the survey to help inform their future planning of regional events and activities. Click here to access the survey.

Lakes Region Meet & Greet

Lakes Region Meet & Greet -
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 6:00PM
AbbVie Offers Innovated Treatments for Migraine Patients

Speaker: Carolyn deBeauport, ANP
Location: Water Street Cafe - 141 Water Street - Laconia, NH
RSVP Required - Click here to learn more and to RSVP
Regional Coordinator: Abigail Olden

Seeking Regional Coordinators

NHNPA has been very fortunate to have several regional coordinators choose to accept other positions on the Board of Directors. As they are transitioning to their new roles, we are looking for new volunteers to serve as regional coordinators. This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the Association, network with peers and contribute to the NP community.

Regional coordinators participate in efforts to increase membership, bring the local NP voice the statewide Board as well as coordinate regional activities to offer networking opportunities and educational events to support NPs throughout the year. We have some seen some very creative ideas: book/article discussions, potlucks, dinner out, industry-sponsored dinners with presentations from drug reps at local restaurants, virtual meet and greets, webinars and more! Regional coordinators are non-voting members of the Board of Directors and are invited to participate in Board meetings and retreats. Regional coordinators must be members of the Association.

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AANP Resources

Did you know AANP updates their COVID resources Monday - Friday? https://www.aanp.org/education/ce-opportunities/covid-19-recommendations-for-nurse-practitioners

Virtual Meet and Greet

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Virtual with Grab and Go Dinner Provided
de Olla Burritos - 109 Grove Street - Peterborough

Nurtec ODT: The First and Only Medication for the Acute and Preventive Treatment of Migraine
Wendy l. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC
Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Amherst, NH

Register here: https://www.migraineknowledgecenter.com/auth?code=RL87HB
More details regarding dinner pick-up and a video link will be provided after you register.
If you do not live in the Monadnock Region but would like to attend the virtual presentation please register. There is no requirement that you pick up the provided meal.

 Regional Coordinator: Siobhan Blackburn

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Expands Medicare Payments for At-home COVID-19 Vaccinations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Expands Medicare Payments for At-home COVID-19 Vaccinations
CMS is expanding opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at home. Health care providers can now receive additional payments for administering vaccines to multiple residents in one home setting or communal setting of a home.

Vaccine providers will receive the increased payment up to five times when fewer than 10 Medicare beneficiaries get the vaccine on the same day in the same home or communal setting. This policy will help ensure at-risk patients in smaller settings have the same opportunities as others to receive the vaccination.

While many Medicare beneficiaries are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a retail pharmacy or from a health care provider, some people have great difficulty leaving their homes or cannot easily access vaccination in these settings. These individuals are often at-risk patients who could require complex care if they contract COVID-19 and need to be hospitalized. To better serve this group, Medicare previously increased the total payment amount for at-home vaccination from approximately $40 to approximately $75 per vaccine dose, in certain circumstances.

The additional payment amount also accounts for the clinical time needed to monitor a beneficiary after the vaccine is administered, as well as the upfront costs associated with administering the vaccine safely and appropriately in a beneficiary’s home. The payment rate for administering each dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the additional in-home payment amount, is geographically adjusted based on where the service is furnished.

VOLUNTEER ON A COMMITEEE

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Do you want to get more involved in NHNPA? Perfect, because we want you!

Since the beginning days of NHNPA, very few projects can be completed or advocacy wins achieved without the help of the volunteers who serve on our committees. Not only do committee members assist with ideation, but they help with execution. Their contributions assist NHNPA in working towards our mission, to empower nurse practitioners and champion their practice.  At the same time, committee members also benefit from their volunteer experiences.  Volunteers report that they: gain new skills, make new connections and have fun!

 

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Project ECHO Opportunities Offered By ANEW

Project ECHO Opportunities Offered By ANEW
Chronic Pain Self-Management ECHO - To learn more here click here or download the attachment.
Preceptor ECHO To Enhance Rotations - To learn more click here or download the attachment.

Legislative Update - June 18, 2021

Legislative Update - June 18, 2021

What happened this week at the NH State House
For the first time since March 2020, the State House and Legislative Office Building reopened on Monday June 14th for committee of conference meetings and the June 16th Governor and Council meeting. Remote access was provided for the legislative meetings but not for the Governor and Council meeting; however, no remote access was provided for today’s Legislative Fiscal Committee, so we may be reaching the end of virtual meetings.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management (CPSM) Project ECHO® in September of 2021

Please see the invitation below from our partners at CHI!

We are excited to launch the Chronic Pain Self-Management (CPSM) Project ECHO® in September of 2021! You are invited to join other professionals working with individuals with chronic pain in a NH-based Project ECHO® with case-based learning on self-management of chronic pain. This grant-funded project is of no cost to participants. Attached is a flyer that describes more about the program.

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Call for Board Members

NHNPA is seeking nominations for TWO positions on our Board of Directors - Special Events Chair and Member-At-Large.  All current NHNPA members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or to self-nominate. These positions will be appointed by the Board of Directors during their meeting on June 16th.

The nomination application will take less than 5 minutes to complete - we ask three quick questions about qualifications and prior involvement in NHNPA.  Below you will find brief descriptions of each board position. Nominations will be accepted through June 15th, 2021.

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Regional Meet & Greets

Thursday, June 10th
Toscano Italian Chophouse
3 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth 

Translating Evidence to Practice: Integrating CAPLYTA into the Treatment Journey for Adults with Schizophrenia

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Webinar - The Pancreas, Digestion and EPI

Thursday, June 17, 2021

6:30 PM - WEBINAR

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Webinar - The Pancreas, Digestion and EPI

Thursday, June 17, 2021

6:30 PM - WEBINAR

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New Report - Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

Description (provided by The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine)

High-quality primary care is the foundation of the health care system. It provides continuous, person-centered, relationship-based care that considers the needs and preferences of individuals, families, and communities. Without access to high-quality primary care, minor health problems can spiral into chronic disease, chronic disease management becomes difficult and uncoordinated, visits to emergency departments increase, preventive care lags, and health care spending soars to unsustainable levels.

Unequal access to primary care remains a concern, and the COVID-19 pandemic amplified pervasive economic, mental health, and social health disparities that ubiquitous, high-quality primary care might have reduced. Primary care is the only health care component where an increased supply is associated with better population health and more equitable outcomes. For this reason, primary care is a common good, which makes the strength and quality of the country's primary care services a public concern.

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