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September 15, 2021

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces the Availability of $25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding

The Biden-Harris Administration announced Friday, September 10, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making $25.5 billion in new funding available for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read full news release here.

NC HealthConnex: Training Tools for You

The NC HIEA and North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) have partnered to provide you with a library of virtual and in-person training to show your practice how to use the many NC HealthConnex services. Curious how these trainings can help you? These offerings provide health care professionals with an introduction to NC HealthConnex and provide insight to the services offered and how they can serve your practice.

The modules below offer a stress-free method of receiving training and staying up-to-date on all applications. Registration for the following modules is required to receive a link to the training.

For more detailed instructions on how to use the training software, visit the Training and Resources webpage here. In addition, NC AHEC Practice Support is able to help practices with Medicaid managed care education and issue resolution at no cost to the practice. This resource is accessible via [email protected] with a dedicated practice support coach assigned to assist with your needs. NC AHEC Practice Support coaches also provide assistance with best practices in implementing NC HIE into your workflow and quality improvement activities.

New Office Focused on Climate Change and Health Equity.

The Office of Climate Change and Health Equity (OCCHE) is here and committed to protecting communities most impacted by the health effects of climate change. The OCCHE addresses the impact of climate change on the health of the American people. The Assistant Secretary for Health wants to create an environment where every person is safe and healthy, and created this office to address this growing issue.

Learn more here.

In the News

Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19, New Research Finds, NPR, 9-10-21

Learning Opportunity

Crossing the Policy and Equity Chasm: Lessons from Compounding Health Crises (National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Annual Meeting 2021) National Academy of Medicine Annual Meeting, October 17-18, 2021

Learn more and register here.


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