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Presentation from Margaret Franckhauser - Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce - June 15th at 6:15PM

 

Join us on June 15th at 6:15PM for a brief meeting of our Board of Directors and an engaging webinar with Margaret Franckhauser about the Forward Fund and their recently published report and strategic plan. 

In early 2019, the Endowment received more than $1.9 million from the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. Current priorities of the Forward Fund are aligned with NHNPA.  They include strengthening NH’s clinical placement opportunities, eliminating policy and practice barriers to licensure, and implementing a coordinated State Plan to expand and support the health care workforce.

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Presentation from Margaret Franckhauser - Giving Care: A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Health Care Workforce - June 15th at 6:15PM

 

Join us on June 15th at 6:15PM for a brief meeting of our Board of Directors and an engaging webinar with Margaret Franckhauser about the Forward Fund and their recently published report and strategic plan. 

In early 2019, the Endowment received more than $1.9 million from the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association. Current priorities of the Forward Fund are aligned with NHNPA.  They include strengthening NH’s clinical placement opportunities, eliminating policy and practice barriers to licensure, and implementing a coordinated State Plan to expand and support the health care workforce.

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Call for Presentations - Annual Confernence

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
The Northern New England Nurse Practitioner Conference Planning Committee is soliciting proposals to present during a concurrent session or to conduct a workshop at the conference on April 12, 13 & 14, 2023. The concurrent sessions will 75 minutes.   

Proposals to present and/or conduct workshops will be selected by the Conference Planning Committee based on the content of the application and the topic's relevance to the continuing education and professional development needs of nurse practitioners. Proposals should be aligned with the conference objectives and address one of the key topic areas. We are striving to have a well-balanced agenda with current topics. One person may submit multiple proposals.  

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Industry Sponsored Event

XARELTO® 2.5 mg Vascular Dose in Patients With CAD and/or PAD: Results From the VOYAGER PAD and COMPASS Trials

Ali Haider, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Baystate Medical Center, Northampton, MA

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Seeking Board Member Nominations

NHNPA is seeking nominations for TWO important positions on our Board of Directors - President-Elect and Member-At-Large.  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.  Below you will find brief descriptions about each board position, as they are described in the organization’s by-laws.  We have also shared a general overview of the expectations of all our Board members.  Nominations will be accepted through Sunday March, 13, 2022. If you have any questions about either position please feel free to contact the current Vice President Jillian Belmont ([email protected]).

Click here to make a nomination.

The President-Elect assumes office following the Annual Meeting.  The President-Elect shall perform the duties and have the powers of the President during the absence or disability of the President.  The President-Elect shall perform all the duties commonly incident to the office and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the Executive Committee may designate. Convene the first meeting of the nominating committee. The President-Elect will automatically assume the role of President in two years or when and if the role of President becomes vacant.

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Update # 55 Changes to COVID-19 Reporting and Surveillance

Linked below, the NH Health Alert Network (HAN) message contains key points and recommendations, situational update, 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 # 55 Changes to COVID-19 Reporting and Surveillance

Linked below, the NH Health Alert Network (HAN) message contains key points and recommendations, situational update, 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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Lets Talk Legislative Advocacy

With hundreds of bills before the NH legislature this session, you may be wondering how does our NHNPA leadership decides when and how to engage in the state's legislative process. Our staff, consultants, and members have decades of experience navigating the NH State Government including the legislative and executive branches.  Our team includes recognized leaders in both the state and Nation's capitol. Through our advocacy work, we are engaged in: legislation, rulemaking, administrative hearings, and licensure and regulatory matters.  NHNPA is also represented on a wide-rage of legislative commissions through appointed seats. 

Protecting and enhancing the scope of practice for NPs and ensuring legislative and cultural environments that empower NPs to be leaders in healthcare are our key priorities.  We further believe that NPs can provide an important and valuable perspective in shaping all health policy in addition to the healthcare decisions of individual patients.  We strongly believe that NHNPA and NPs should be at every table where these decisions are being made!

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Lets Talk Legislative Advocacy

With hundreds of bills before the NH legislature this session, you may be wondering how does our NHNPA leadership decides when and how to engage in the state's legislative process. Our staff, consultants, and members have decades of experience navigating the NH State Government including the legislative and executive branches.  Our team includes recognized leaders in both the state and Nation's capitol. Through our advocacy work, we are engaged in: legislation, rulemaking, administrative hearings, and licensure and regulatory matters.  NHNPA is also represented on a wide-rage of legislative commissions through appointed seats. 

Protecting and enhancing the scope of practice for NPs and ensuring legislative and cultural environments that empower NPs to be leaders in healthcare are our key priorities.  We further believe that NPs can provide an important and valuable perspective in shaping all health policy in addition to the healthcare decisions of individual patients.  We strongly believe that NHNPA and NPs should be at every table where these decisions are being made!

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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.