Weitzman ECHO Series for Ohio: Diabetes Across the Lifespan
New learning series launching:
October 18, 2022 at 12pm ET
Occurs every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12pm to 1pm ET
Register! To register, use access code: diabetesoh
In collaboration with Buckeye Health Plan and Ohio University, the Weitzman Institute is offering Weitzman ECHO Diabetes Across the Lifespan. This ECHO series begins October 18 and is now enrolling Ohio primary care medical providers and clinicians.
At each session, a multidisciplinary group of subject-matter experts from Ohio University will provide advice and guidance to address patients’ complex health needs related to diabetes to screen, assess, treat, and manage patients with all types of diabetes.
The ECHO program:
- Delivers 4 population-focused modules exploring diabetes first in aging adults, then the program will explore pregnant and postpartum, adolescent, and pediatric populations. Covers high-value topics focused on diabetes across different stages of life, including medication management, microvascular and macrovascular diseases, depression and diabetes, and social determinants of health.
- Provides the opportunity to share your challenging diabetes patient cases, hear other providers’ cases, and learn from diverse experts in a small group setting.
- Offers actionable clinical pearls through brief didactic presentations by expert faculty from Ohio University
- Meets regularly via Zoom twice a month on Tuesdays from 12pm to 1pm for 12 months.
Seats are limited, so register soon!
Registration is limited to providers in Ohio and surrounding Appalachian states. To register, use access code: diabetesoh
CME and CE credits will be provided for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, clinical pharmacists, registered dietitian nutritionists, and clinical social workers, among others, by Community Health Center, Inc., an accredited provider through Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
In support of improving patient care, Community Health Center, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This designation confers simultaneous continuing education accreditation across nine national accrediting bodies.
Webinar: How Primary Care Providers Can Help Prevent Elder Suicide: A New Guide to Geriatric Suicide Safer Care
Tuesday, September 27, 2022: 1-2 p.m. ET
Elderly individuals are the greatest risk for completed suicide of all age groups in the United States, and in 2020, 25 people over the age of 65 died by suicide every day. Furthermore, geriatric depression and suicide risk often go under-identified and treated in primary care. However, primary care providers working with elderly patients at health centers and elsewhere have vital opportunities to intervene, and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved has developed a new geriatric suicide prevention toolkit to help.
Join our webinar with Dr. Virna Little, nationally known suicide prevention expert and Zero Suicide faculty member, to gain an understanding of unique factors in geriatric suicide and depression and how providers can act for prevention. Drawing on our new publication, the webinar will also detail common warning signs and risk factors and detail effective geriatric suicide prevention practices and evidence-based interviews.
- Provide an overview of geriatric suicide, the role of geriatric depression, and why primary care providers can play important roles in prevention.
- Discuss common risk factors and warning signs.
- Describe screening tools, clinical pathways, and evidence-based interventions for geriatric suicide prevention.
Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Co-Founder of Zero Overdose
This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the Centene Corporation and draws from resources developed by ACU in partnership with Concert Health.
Improving Outcomes Roundtable Series
As some of you may be aware, OAHP has been working for the last year, in conjunction with OCALI, at what can be done to improve health outcomes for people with disabilities and reduce disability related health expenditures. In working with experts in the disability community, we learned that, one of the barriers to care for people with disabilities is access to providers who are willing and able to take them as patients. While current medical students get some training on core competencies in providing care to people with disabilities, it is often not enough training to create confidence and competency. What’s more, practitioners who have been in practice for a few years likely got no training in medical school in this area. Accordingly, in order to address the confidence and competency -gap for practitioners related to treating people with disabilities, we have created a series of nine virtual roundtables, each addressing a different competency. The roundtable series begins in February 2022 and provides free CEUs to participants. The roundtables are suitable for all types of health care providers. Each roundtable features an expert in this field, many of whom are nationally recognized for their work with people with disabilities. Also participating are people with lived experience with disabilities to provide that important perspective.
Kick-off for our ECHO series collaboration of the Weitzman Institute, Buckeye Health Plan and Ohio University was March 10, but there is still plenty of time to register for the remaining sessions through November.
Program Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday Noon to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Duration: March to November 2022
(Attendance for each session is preferred, but not required.)
It's not too late! Register Now
Bonus: qualifies for continuing education credits.
Date: Training date has expired, but please see link below to materials you can still receive.
- Detail the scope of provider and staff suicide, what factors contribute to this phenomenon, and the impact of COVID-19.
- Share practical organizational approaches to address suicide risk and help prevent suicide in providers and team members during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, including management training and response plans.
- Understand postvention strategies, how to support survivors, and provide opportunities for individual and group assistance.
Dr. Virna Little, PSyD, LCSW-r, SAP, CCM, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Concert Health, Co-Founder of Zero Overdose
We are making available to you a Fact Sheet and Online Toolkit of resources at this link: Preventing Suicide, even if you don't attend the seminar.
This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the Centene Corporation.