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July 2014 Webinars

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE)

  • The Progressive Journey Toward Population Health Management
    • Wednesday, July 9, 2014: 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm EST
      • Health care organizations are in varying stages of clinical and financial integration as they pursue the transformational change necessary for successful population health management. This American Hospital Association/Truven Health collaborative webinar presents a strategic framework for population health recognizing the challenges of transitioning from volume to value-based reimbursement. This webinar hosted by AHA and Truven Health Analytics will describe four stages of care integration exploring the impact of population health priorities, actions and metrics important to measure success and critical steps along the journey. 

United States Department of Health and Human Services & the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    • July 9, 2014, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
      • Nationwide, 17% of Asian Americans (AA) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are uninsured. Rates are higher for Koreans (35.5%), Hmong (26.7%), Tongans (26%), Marshallese (24%), and Bangladeshis (22.5%). The development of effective outreach and enrollment efforts to ensure AA and NHPI communities understand and benefit from the new health insurance coverage options through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires an understanding of the population. This webinar will share the findings of a recent needs assessment report on ACA-related outreach and enrollment efforts in AA and NHPI communities. The findings are based on feedback from 22 community-based organizations (CBOs) in 9 states

Maximus

    • Friday, July 11, 2014: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm EST
      • This webinar will explore how to create a communication campaign to help get your program's message out. We'll provide a simple approach to designing a campaign and practical strategies for implementation - regardless of program area, experience level, or budget.

Association of ERGs & Councils

    • Tuesday, July 22, 2014: 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm EST
      • Tri-Health is making tremendous strides increasing competent health care utilizing specific cultural competency techniques. This webinar will demonstrate how customer service, patient care and improved service delivery move their bottom line results. This has application not only for healthcare organizations, but any institution that is seeking to improve customer service with cultural competency

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

    • Wednesday, July 23, 2014: 3:30 pm EST
      • A ZIP code is five numbers. It helps us get our mail. It shouldn’t determine how long we live. Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy. Join for a live discussion about the RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America’s recommendations for improving opportunities for all of us to make healthy choices.

Healthy People 2020

  • July 24, 2014: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
    • Progress has been made in considerably lowering rates of abuse of some substances, yet the use of mind- and behavior-altering substances continues to take a major toll on the health of individuals, families, and communities nationwide. Substance abuse–involving drugs, alcohol, or both–is associated with a range of destructive social conditions, including family disruptions, financial problems, lost productivity, failure in school, injuries, domestic violence, child abuse, and crime.

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA)

    • July 25, 2014: 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm EST
      • The Massachusetts Legislature established the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund (the Trust) in July 2012, to challenge communities across the state to reduce health care costs by preventing chronic conditions. The Trust supports community-based partnerships including municipalities, healthcare systems, businesses, regional planning organizations, and schools. In this webinar, speakers will discuss the policy levers and partnerships that led to the creation of the Trust as well as the strategies, resources and tools implemented through the Trust to promote health equity in the state of Massachusetts.

Institute for Diversity

  • Making the Case for Language Access in the Context of Health Reform
    • Tuesday, July 29, 2014: 1:00 pm EST
      • Participants in this webinar will learn how to make the strongest cases to support comprehensive language access services at their hospital or health system, as well as obtain references to useful resources that support language access services.This webinar will provide an overview of the multiple cases that can be made to support language access services, including:
        • Legal and Regulatory Cases
        • Risk Management
        • Quality Improvement
        • Market Care
        • Leadership

Health Literacy Maryland

  • Maryland Legislative Process 101
    • Tuesday, July 29, 2014: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm EST
      • The Policy Engagement Task Force’s first webinar features Cheri Wilson from the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Cheri will walk us through "Maryland Legislation Process 101." This is a great opportunity to learn about the legislative process so that we can better effect change regarding important health literacy issues. The agenda includes a description of the legislative process, discussion of relevant legislation (bills that have passed into law and bills under consideration), and an explanation of a policy analysis organizing tool.
      • Audio Conference Details:
        • On-Campus (UM) Extension: 52900
        • Participant Code: 345721
      • Conference Number(s):
        • Off-Campus: 1-301-405-2900
        • On-Campus: x52900 

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence

    • July 30, 2014: 2:00 pm- 3:15 pm EST
      • Together with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Health Research & Educational Trust will share the results of a survey that studied the extent to which U.S. hospitals use a range of recommended patient and family engagement strategies, such as giving access to medical records, having 24-hour visitation policies and conducting nurse shift-change reports at the patient's bedside. This webinar will feature three case studies, all of which excel in engaging patients and their families: the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, Health Central Hospital in Florida and Schneck Medical Center in Indiana.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • An Overview of Coverage to Care
    • Wednesday, July 30, 2014; 12:00 PM- 1:00 pm EST
      • Coverage to Care (C2C) is designed to help answer questions that people may have about their new health coverage, and to help make the most of their new benefits, including taking full advantage of primary care and preventive services. It also seeks to give health care providers the tools they need to promote patient engagement. For more information about C2C.