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June 30, 2021


Assistant Surgeon General to Give Keynote Address at Oral Health Day 2021

The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative (NCOHC) has announced that Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Timothy L. Ricks will give the keynote address at their annual event, Oral Health Day, on July 21, 2021. RADM Ricks is scheduled to discuss the state of oral health, inequities and barriers facing Americans, COVID-19’s impact on care, and opportunities for innovation in his address.

Oral Health Day is an annual event hosted by NCOHC, a program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation. The event features speakers with expertise in innovative approaches to improve equity and access to oral health care.

The July 21st event will be held virtually from 10 a.m. to noon and is free of charge. Anyone interested in attending can register at https://oralhealthnc.org/ohday2021/.

NC Medicaid Providers, Practice Managers, and Quality Managers

NC Medicaid seeks your feedback on the Medicaid Managed Care webinar series (i.e., Medicaid Managed Care Hot Topics webinars, Back Porch chats, Fireside chats, Clinical & Quality webinars) hosted by Shannon Dowler, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the NC Division of Health Benefits, which began in March of 2020.

Your feedback will inform the topics and content provided for future webinars. Please access the link to the survey below to contribute your feedback. This survey has 5 questions and will take 3-5 minutes to complete.

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VAXELIS Now Available Through the NC Vaccines for Children Program (VFC)

VAXELIS is a vaccine indicated for active immunization to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). It’s approved for use as a 3-dose series in children 6 weeks through 4 years of age (prior to the 5th birthday). VAXELIS is the first-and-only hexavalent vaccine approved by the FDA. It’s also included on the CDC’s list of ACIP approved vaccines.

Learn more about the vaccine here.

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Learning Opportunity

Promising Practices to Support Physician Well-Being During COVID-19: A Case Study From EvergreenHealth, July 20, 2021, 11 a.m. – noon CT

In the spring of 2020, EvergreenHealth became the first site in the U.S. with a confirmed case of COVID-19. In this case study, EvergreenHealth will share the proactive strategies they enacted to ensure the well-being of their workforce throughout the pandemic. Highlighting their transition to a virtual environment, cohorting patients to reduce widespread transmission, and their ongoing communications strategy, this case study will leave viewers with several successful strategies to support physicians during times of crisis.

Register here.


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