Events in May 2019
- Tribal Health Systems and Medicaid Transformation Webinar
Tribal Health Systems and Medicaid Transformation Webinar
How is Washington's Medicaid Transformation affecting the state's nearly 70,000 American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid enrollees?
How is Washington working with the 29 federally recognized tribes, three Indian Health Service facilities, and two Urban Indian Health Programs on Transformation initiatives?
How is the Health Care Authority adapting the complexities of the Transformation to benefit the even more complex Indian health care system?
On Thursday, May 9, the Healthier Washington Quarterly Webinar series will explore the intersection, and sometimes collision, of the Indian health care system and the state's Medicaid Transformation. Attendees will gain insight to the complexities of implementing statewide delivery system reform while respecting tribal sovereignty.
Jessie Dean and Lena Nachand of the Health Care Authority's Tribal Affairs division will lead this discussion. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and comments.
Please join us for this upcoming webinar: tribal health systems and Medicaid Transformation
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Register for this webinar.
- American Lung Association: Lung Expo 2019
American Lung Association: Lung Expo 2019
The American Lung Association in Washington invites healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers to attend the LUNG FORCE Expo on May 10, 2019 in Tukwila, WA to learn about the latest treatments, resources, and research to help those living with lung cancer and lung disease live healthier, active lives.
The LUNG FORCE Expo is a day-long educational event featuring two programs, one for providers (CEU available) and one for patients/caregivers: The Provider track will feature sessions highlighting lung cancer screening, advancements in immunotherapy for lung cancer, radiation therapy for lung cancer treatment, smoking cessation in the clinical setting, reducing COPD readmissions, pulmonary rehabilitation, and palliative care for advanced lung disease. CEU will be available for nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists.
Early bird registration (until 4/10) is only $75. Student registration is $25. Patients will be treated to sessions on lung cancer screening, pulmonary rehab, indoor air quality, tobacco cessation, where to turn for support, as well as an inspiring patient and caregiver panel with Q&A. Patients with lung cancer and all lung diseases will benefit from the program. Registration fee is $10 (financial hardship waiver is available). Additional details can be found in the attached documents. Registration is required and space is limited, so reserve your spot today: www.LUNGFORCE.org/expo.
- Healthcare Integration Summit Northwest
Healthcare Integration Summit Northwest
The Healthcare Integration Summit Northwest will provide an inspiring and productive day spent hearing updates on statewide integration efforts, learn about innovative workforce practices, and engage in discussions to address transformations in the behavioral health workforce.
May 16, 2019
Whatcom Community College
235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham WA 98226
Welcoming remarks start at 8:45 (with breakfast & registration starting at 8:00 am).
The day program will close at 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Free parking is available to all attendees. The closest parking lots are located in the Yellow, Orange, or Purple lots.
Thank you and we hope to see you on May 16, 2019!
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com
- Palliative Care Conference
Palliative Care ConferenceFriday, May 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pmSettlemyer Hall, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
The Spring 2019 Palliative Care Conference will focus on ways to address the totality of the patient’s relational existence—physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (see button at the bottom of the page). Register early to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.
CME - This activity meets the criteria for up to 6 hours of Category I CME credit. These credits are often accepted by many professional organizations. Please check with your own professional association to determine applicability to the continuing education requirements for your own license. (See full Accreditation Statement below)
Conference keynote speakers will provide discussion with embedded case studies to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of palliative care, and break out sessions will provide a chance to explore some other topics in depth. The conference is still being planned, but current confirmed sessions include
Casey Shillam, PhD, MSN, RN – Treating the Whole Person. Dean, School of Nursing, University of Portland. Shillam will present a model for thinking about holistic care.
Jennifer Kett, MD - Pediatric Palliative Care: Treating the Whole Infant, Child, or Teen. Kett specializes in complex critical care, working as part of an interdisciplinary team at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma that provides family-centered care for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. She will address the special challenges of working with critically children and youth.
Arika Patneaude, MSW, LICSW - Embracing Cultural Humility in Palliative Care. Patneaude is part of the interdisciplinary team at Children's Hospital and will help us explore how cultural perspectives and beliefs intersect with access to and implementation of palliative care.
- Epidemiology in Urban Indian Communities Webinar
Epidemiology in Urban Indian Communities Webinar
In the May session of Hot Topics in Practice, Adrian Dominguez, MS, Scientific Director for the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle, explores how public health professionals can approach working with small numbers and small data sets to better understand the health of indigenous populations.
This one-hour webinar will review how racial misclassification and limited analysis have excluded American Indian and Alaska Native populations from health assessments and community conversations, and what can be done to be more inclusive. Dominguez will share examples from his organization’s work to document the health of urban Indian communities and offer their strategies for correcting racial misclassification and small numbers suppression.
Register today to learn about correcting individual, institutional, and cultural biases to better support health.The Power of Connection: What Research on ACEs, Neurobiology, and Resilience Tells Us
The Power of Connection: What Research on ACEs, Neurobiology, and Resilience Tells Us
Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN) hosts this 3-hour training on ACEs research and the power of resilience to mitigate the effects of early trauma. The training cost is $20 per person. If the cost is a hindrance in your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a scholarship.
3 Washington State Clock Hours AvailablePresented by Whatcom Family & Community NetworkWFCN/Brigid Collins Conference Room
1231 N Garden Street # 210
Bellingham, WA 98225
Registration is limited to 40 people due to room size.What is the Power of Connection about?Experience during development – whether nurturing or toxic – affects the well-being of children and adults. Our health, relationships, self-regulation, and on-the-job and school performance link to our childhood exposures and responses to adversity. Brain science explains the biologic pathways that make Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) so powerful. What’s predictable is preventable – this training will introduce a common language and understanding and develop capacity to continuously improve practice in ways that are informed by current brain science and resilience research findings.
Our everyday actions matter for preventing ACEs and moderating their effects. Participants will learn about the progressive nature of adversity – and about promoting resilience and creating transformative and sustainable change. Register through Brown Paper Tickets at: https://powermay19.brownpapertickets.com
- Equity Training for ACH Partners
Equity Training for ACH Partners
North Sound ACH is excited to kick off our Tribal and Equity Learning Series on May 22. All North Sound ACH Implementation Partners are required to attend.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm [Boxed lunch provided]
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center -- 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
We're excited to have our first convening with all of our implementation partners together! The morning presentations will be focused on: 1) learning about the North Sound tribes and their approach to health (led by Darrell Hillaire from Children of the Setting Sun Productions); and 2) equity and targeted universalism, which North Sound embedded in its Project Plan (led by dr. john powell of Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley).
In the afternoon, partners will join facilitated work sessions to discuss key takeaways from the morning presentations, and identify opportunities to implement these independently in your organizations, in collaboration with other partners, and as a region.
Who should attend
All Implementation Partners are required to send 2-3 team members. We are recommending you send those who hold the following roles: 1) Program or project manager, or other staff closely involved with your North Sound ACH transformation project work; 2) a member of your team who focuses on equity, tribal engagement, and/or community engagement. Please let us know who from your organization will attend by registering by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15. Contact email@example.com for a registration link.
- SAVE THE DATE: Partner Retreat
SAVE THE DATE: Partner Retreat
Hold these dates for our annual partner retreat.