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March 15, 2022

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene


In the News


1.  Using a Collective Impact Model in Communities to Improve the Physical Environment

This North Carolina Medical Journal (NCMJ) article explores how physical environment—the places where individuals live, work, and play—can cause or prevent serious health conditions including chronic diseases and obesity. Read the article here.

2. DiabetesFreeNC – Take the Pledge

Through the statewide initiative in North Carolina to prevent type 2 diabetes called DiabetesFreeNC, physicians and care teams have an opportunity to support their patients with prediabetes with a free or low-cost, evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Add your name to the growing list of North Carolina clinicians taking a stand against diabetes. Learn more and take the pledge.

3.  MVPs Webpage Now Available on Quality Payment Program Website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a new webpage on the Quality Payment Program website to support clinicians as they explore and review the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Value Pathways (MVPs). The Explore MVPs webpage is now available and includes the 7 MVPs currently finalized as an option for meeting MIPS reporting requirements beginning in performance year 2023.



COVID-19 Updates


1.    Pfizer CEO Says Another Covid Booster Will Be Needed

2.    10 Recommendations To Improve Pandemic Preparedness

3.    COVID Meds Appear to Work Against BA.2 Omicron Variant

4.    NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities

Innovative Methods of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Delivery Through Technology

TODAY, Tuesday, March 15, 2pm – 3pm

Speakers will focus on the transition to digital/online delivery of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), the challenges faced by health centers with program implementation and the most effective tools and applications used. A patient tele-education readiness tool created by The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) in collaboration with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) will be showcased, to be used for integration into practice for effective communication and support with DSMES participants.



Upcoming Events

·       2022 NC Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Annual Meeting (April 8-10, 2022)

·       2022 NC Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting (April 22-23, 2022)

·       2022 NC Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Society Annual Meeting (May 20-22, 2022)