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March 24, 2022

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ―  Maya Angelou


In the News


1. NCDHHS Launches Spring/Summer Community Campaign to Promote COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched Spring into Summer, a community campaign focused on increasing rates of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for adults and children. Learn more about the campaign here.

2. HHS Announces Funding for Substance Use Treatment and Prevention Programs

On March 15, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced two grant programs totaling $25.6 million that will expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. Learn more about the program and grants here.

3. AMA STEPS Forward™ Podcast:  Sharing Clinical Notes with Patients

In this latest AMA STEPS ForwardTM podcast episode, Tom Delbanco, MD, and Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Co-Founder and Executive Director respectively of OpenNotes, discuss common concerns and best practices when sharing clinical notes with patients.



COVID-19 Updates


1.    As BA.2 grows in the US, experts look to other countries to predict its impact here

2.    How protected are we against COVID-19? Scientists search for a test to measure immunity

3.    NCDHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities

Medicaid Managed Care Webinar Series: 
Quality & Population Health 

TODAY, Thursday, March 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

This series, formerly the Advanced Medical Home (AMH) Webinar Series, is designed to support clinicians, practice managers, quality improvement professionals, care managers, and clinically integrated networks (CINs). Today’s discussion is on COVID-19 vaccination in the Medicaid population.



Upcoming Events

Registration is now open for these 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)