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March 9, 2022


“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker


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In the News


1.  Carolina Complete Health Seeking Impact Feedback From Practices

The Medicaid prepaid health plan, Carolina Complete Health, would like to know how it impacts provider offices and practices on a daily basis. The plan is conducting a survey through Symphony Performance Health Analytics and invites society members with a contract with Carolina Complete Health to complete the survey.

Carolina Complete Health will use the results from this survey to help manage administrative and operational changes to the health plan and identify areas where improvement may be needed. The survey is also a requirement of the state for health plans and results will be reported in the aggregate to the state.

Complete the Survey here.


2. AMA-SHLI Medical Justice In Advocacy Fellowship Deadline Approaching

The Medical Justice in Advocacy Fellowship is a collaborative effort by American Medical Association (AMA) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine. The fellowship is a unique, first of its kind post-doctoral fellowship designed to enhance physicians’ advocacy leadership skills to improve health outcomes and advance health equity in the areas they serve or may serve. Using an anti-racist, equity-centered learning framework, the fellowship provides a mentoring and training platform that equips participants with the foundational skills, tools and knowledge to engage in institutional and political health advocacy.

Learn more and apply here. Deadline to apply:  March 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET


3. AMA Launches Network To Bolster Equitable Health Innovation

The ‘In Full Health Learning and Action Community to Advance Equitable Health Innovation’ is a newly launched network and accompanying set of principles that offers organizations a framework to center equity in their health innovation investment, development, and purchasing efforts as they actively work to shift resources and decision-making to invest and build power in historically marginalized populations. Read more here.



COVID-19 Updates


1.    COVID Patients With Heart Defects May Be At Higher Risk For Severe Disease

2.    Even A Mild Case of COVID-19 Can Cause Brain Changes. It’s Too Soon To Know If The Damage Lasts

3.    Long COVID Linked To Symptoms Of Anxiety

4.    NC DHHS COVID-19 Dashboard


Learning Opportunities


NC Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics Webinar

March 17, 2022, 5:30 PM

The Medicaid Managed Care webinars on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month are dedicated to bringing you late breaking information and guidance on NC Medicaid’s transition to Managed Care.



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)