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NP Week Celebration

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Welcome Tricia Aiston

NHNPA welcomes Tricia Aiston as our organization’s appointee on the: Commission to Study Testing for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases established by HB 490, Chapter 9:2, Laws of 2020.

Tricia L. Aiston, M.S., APRN-FNP-BC  received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program from Rivier University in NH.  She is licensed to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (ARPN), and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  She is a member of the NH Nurse Practitioner Association, the Dermatology Nurse Association, the New England Dermatological Society and the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.  

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Virtual Networking Round Robbin

Virtual Networking Round-Robin
October 1st - 6:30PM-8:00PM
6:30PM-7:00PM: Key Updates & Networking with NPs
7:00PM-8:00PM: Round-Robin With Our Sponsors & Networking in Small Virtual Breakouts 
This virtual networking round-robin is designed to be highly interactive, providing you with an opportunity to reconnect with NPs and hear the latest updates from our sponsors. 
We will all gather together virtually and then divide into 6 small groups.  Each group will then have 10 minutes with representatives from each of the participating pharmaceutical companies. 
Due to the nature of the event, space is limited to 30 participants.  While this is a free event for NPs, your participation will help raise funds for NHNPA to help support our advocacy work during the next legislative sessions.
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with representatives from: Janssen, Abbvie, Sanofi Pasteur, Xeris, Esperion Therapeautics & Norvo Nordisk!
Click here to register. 
FAQs:
Can we gather in a small group locally and dial-in together? ABSOLUTELY!
Will we have time to ask questions and engage with the reps?  OF COURSE!
Can non-members attend? YES!
Can I invite other colleagues who are not NPs? YES!

Webinar: Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Therapy Awareness 10/13

Tuesday - October 13, 2020
WEBINAR @ 6:30 PM

Topic: Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Therapy Awareness hosted by Dr. Martin Gross
Presenter: Dr. Martin Gross - Urologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock

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Seeking Nominations - Commission to Study Telehealth Services

NHNPA is seeking nominations for our organization’s appointment to serve on the: Commission to Study Telehealth Services established by HB1623. You may find a copy of the enabling legislation and more information about this volunteer opportunity by clicking here

If you are interested in representing NHNPA on this commission please take a couple of minutes to complete the BRIEF nomination form. Click here to access and complete the nomination form.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is September 10, 2020.

Seeking Nominations - State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council

NHNPA is seeking nominations for our organization’s appointment to serve on the: State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Council established by HB1939. You may find a copy of the enabling legislation and more information about this volunteer opportunity by clicking here

If you are interested in representing NHNPA on this Advisory Council please take a couple of minutes to complete the BRIEF nomination form. Click here to access and complete the nomination form.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is September 10, 2020.

Webinar 9/13 Meningococcal Survivor Speaker Program Series

Thursday - September 17, 2020 - WEBINAR @ 6:15 PM

Topic: Meningococcal Survivor Speaker Program Series
Presenter: Sarah W. - Meningococcal Disease Survivor & Jim Palazzo, PharmD, MSL 

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NHNPA Welcomes Sean Lyon as the NH AANP Rep

Sean graduated from Seattle University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.  After work in the arts, emergency medicine and psychology, he returned to studies and completed his graduate work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Master of Science in Nursing.  He also completed national certification as an APRN, leading to work in family practice in Spokane, WA before settling back in New Hampshire.  Ongoing interest in holistic health have led Sean to completion of studies in Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine.  Sean worked for eight years at Life Long Care of New London prior to his work with Dr. Lori Richer in integrative health for a few years.  He returned in the spring of 2018 and has quickly been building his practice ever since.  Sean and his wife, Janice, are both newly certified EMTs and reside in Grantham.  They have one grown son.

Webinar: UMBRELVY: Acute Treatment Option for Migraine

Wednesday - September 23, 2020
WEBINAR @ 7:00 PM

Topic: UMBRELVY: Acute Treatment Option for Migraine
Presenter: Wendy Wright, APRN - Family Medicine, Wright and Associates Family Healthcare - Amherst, NH

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Webinar: Nexletol and Nexlizet: Oral, Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C

Thursday August 20, 2020
WEBINAR @ 6:30PM

Topic: Nexletol and Nexlizet: Oral, Nonstatin Therapies for Lowering LDL-C


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Telehealth

NHNPA is pleased to be participating in the NH Telehealth Alliance which is serving as an advocacy organization to advance, build and maintain telehealth efforts in NH.   We are excited to announce that in addition to our formal participation in the NH Telehealth Alliance, NPs across NH will also be represented by NHNPA on the NH Telehealth Commission established by HB 1623.  Please see an overview of telehealth provided by Jim Monahan, The Dupont Group & The NH Telehealth Alliance.

Overview

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Seeking Nominations - Commission to Study Testing for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases

NHNPA is seeking nominations for our organization’s appointment to serve on the: Commission to Study Testing for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases established by HB 490, Chapter 9:2, Laws of 2020. You may find a copy of the enabling legislation and more information about this volunteer opportunity by clicking here

If you are interested in representing NHNPA on this commission please take a couple of minutes to complete the BRIEF nomination form. Click here to access and complete the nomination form.  The deadline for submitting a nomination is August 10, 2020.

Topic: Implementing SHINGRIX

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2020
WEBINAR @ 6:45 PM

Topic: Implementing SHINGRIX
Presenter: Jim Palazzo, PharmD, Medical Science Liaison 

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NH Permanently Extends Telehealth Coverage, Including Payment Parity

mHealthIntelligence – July 23, 2020

NH Permanently Extends Telehealth Coverage, Including Payment Parity

By Eric Wicklund

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NHNPA Welcomes Diane Desmarais As Our New Board Secretary

Diane is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a graduate of Rivier's University's Masters program. She continues to work at Rivier as Adjunct Professor for their Masters Program teaching Advanced Health Assessment, Seminar and Practicum.  Her clinical interests include: vascular and general medicine. She is currently full time APRN with Vein and Vascular Specialists at Catholic Medical Center, specialising in arterial and venous disease. She recognizes the importance of both physical and emotional health as a key to a person's overall well-being--helping patients achieve this is of highest priority.  As a life-long resident of New Hampshire she enjoys gardening, hiking and yoga. Diane is also a member of NHNPA Education and Special Events committees. 

Rural Primary Care Survey - Deadline 7/31

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the membership association for the 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), is seeking input from Rural Primary Care Providers across the country. All provider types are strongly encouraged to have their voices heard to move the Power of Rural forward through completion of the Rural Primary Care Provider Survey 2020!

The mission of NOSORH is to provide capacity-building and support services to SORH and its stakeholders. To that end, survey responses will provide front-line, boots-on-the-ground perspective from YOU, our rural primary care providers. This perspective will be used to frame the work of the NOSORH Primary Care Committee as well as development and enhancement of available resources, tools and technical assistance (TA) opportunities.

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Notice from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office pertaining to death certification

NHNPA has been asked to assist the BON with sharing the attached notice from the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office pertaining to death certification with New Hampshire APRN’s.   Please review the attached information and direct any questions to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.

Click here to view the notice.

Call for Nominations Secretary

NHNPA is seeking nominations for the Secretary role on the Board of Directors.  All current members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or to self-nominate.  The nomination application will take less than 5 minutes - we will ask three quick questions about qualifications and prior involvement in NHNPA.   We have shared a general overview of the expectations of all our Board members.  Please feel free to email or call our office if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A NOMINATION.  

The NHNPA Board of Directors is an active working board with specific expectations of our members.  The Board Secretary is responsible for taking minutes at the monthly Board meeting, annual retreat and annual membership meeting.  The Secretary also assists the Executive Director and Board President with maintaining Association related documentation and supporting communication among the Board of Directors.

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AANP COVID-19 Policy and Practice Resources

AANP COVID-19 Policy and Practice Resources
AANP has put together a webpage that we are updating frequently with federal and state policy information related to COVID-19. Additionally, AANP just created a new COVID-19 Policy FAQ resource for AANP members. Please continue to consult these resources throughout the week for the most up-to-date information. We would like to draw your attention to recent guidance documents from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which were added to the page:
Please note that telehealth resources can also be found on AANP's standalone COVID-19 Telehealth Resources page. We also encourage members to bookmark the Medicare Fee for Service Billing FAQs link, which can be found on our COVID-19 Policy and Practice Resources page. The Medicare FAQs document is updated weekly by CMS with answers to frequently asked billing questions.

NHSC New Site Application Cycle Opens Soon

NHSC New Site Application Cycle Opens Soon

The 2020 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application cycle will open for eligible health care sites on Tuesday, May 26 and will close on Tuesday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Share this information with potential sites. Interested sites are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements and to sign-up to be notified when the application opens.

Eligible sites include health care facilities that provide outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral and/or substance abuse treatment) to populations residing in high-need urban and rural areas. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) are the only eligible inpatient facilities and must be affiliated with an NHSC-approved outpatient clinic.

Basic eligibility requirements:

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