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August 11, 2021

NC Commission for the Blind Call for Nominees

The NCMS has an opportunity to appoint a new member to the NC Commission for the Blind. This appointment will fill an unexpired term of 7/1/19 – 6/30/22. Learn more about responsibilities of the NC Commission for the Blind here.

The commission serves in an advisory capacity on issues relating to services for persons with disabilities, especially independent living programs and services. The council also develops and submits a state plan to monitor, review and evaluate such issues and programs.

Physicians interested in the NC Commission for the Blind position should complete the application form and return it to Evan Simmons, [email protected], by Tuesday, August 17.

Patient Resource: North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Portal

NC DHHS now offers NC residents access to view and/or print their vaccination cards via the NC Covid-19 Vaccine Portal. The NC COVID-19 Vaccine Portal is a free, fast and secure way for many North Carolinians to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or print a copy of your COVID-19 vaccine information for other purposes.

Visit this link for more information.

The RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program

The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics-Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) mini-grant is open to community serving organizations, faith-based organizations, and tribal nations and organizations to help advance capacity, training, support and community experience with COVID-19 testing initiatives.

Read more about the RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program.

In the News

5 Updates on Vaccines vs. The Delta Variant, Becker’s Hospital Review, 8-6-21

Learning Opportunity

Webinar (Live) Drugs Uncovered: The School Year Begins, August 31, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

This interactive program introduces parents and adults working with youth to current trends related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, the risks associated with adolescent use/abuse and North Carolina laws governing alcohol use and parental responsibility. Time will also be spent discussing the importance of and techniques that can be used for open communication and discussion with adolescents.

Learn more and register here.


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