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The Georgia Academy Awarded AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grant

The Georgia Academy Awarded AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grant

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians (GAFP) was selected to receive a $5,000 grant to participate in the AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grants Program. The intent of the Program is to promote collaboration between the AAFP and AAFP chapters in establishing chapter health equity plans. A health equity plan is a set of goals and tactics that describe how the chapter will work to advance health equity. Health equity refers to the elimination of differences in health that are closely linked with social or economic disadvantage among population groups based on race/ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, mental health, sexual orientation, or geographic location.

For more information about the AAFP Chapter Health Equity Planning Grants Program please contact Kevin Kovach at (913) 906-6143 or kkovach@aafp.org.

Register Now for the June Webinar – Models of Transition of Care: Autism

 

DPH Webinar

“Models of Transition of Care: Autism”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Click Here to Register link 

The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the Department of Public Health invites you to participate in an interactive live webinar on Transition of Care: Autism.

The webinar will focus on providing guidance on how to plan and execute better health care transitions for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and will cover the following objectives:

  • Define transition and transition quality indicators for individuals with ASD
  • Review lifespan approach and barriers to access to care
  • Become familiar with transition resources and innovative practices
  • Reflect on the role of clinicians to support and empower families of children with autism

Presenter: 

Cheryl A. Rhodes, MS, LMFT, LPC

Director, Care Coordination

CME Information:

AMA Credit: The Georgia Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The GAFP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Can’t Listen Live?  Register anyway – and we’ll send you the recording notice once it’s posted on our website.

Register Now!! May Webinar, May 22nd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register Now!! May Webinar, May 22nd, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health, GAFP is offering a webinar on Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT).

This month’s webinar will be held on May 22nd at 12:00 pm and will feature a presentation by Candice Joy McNeil, MD, MPH. – Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases Office of Women in Medicine and Science, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. McNeil is an infectious disease specialist in Winston Salem, North Carolina and is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 15 years.

Webinar Objectives:

  • General overview of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Benefits of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Georgia Law & rules regarding Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Eligibility criteria for Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
  • Differences between Georgia Law for EPT and DPH Rules and Regulations

Click the link to register for the May 22nd webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8861986052741120001

Can’t Listen Live?  Register anyway – and we’ll send you the notice of the recording once it’s posted on our website.

Register Now!! April Webinar – April 18th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Through a partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health, GAFP is offering a webinar on Steps to Transition Planning.

This month’s webinar will be held on April 18th at 12:00 pm and will feature a presentation by Andrea Videlefsky, MD – Medical Director, Adult Disability Medical Healthcare and the ADMH team. Dr. Videlefsky is a family practice physician with the Urban Family Practice Associates, an active member of US Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and serves as a Family Physician Champion for Health Care Transition. She is dedicated to serving patients through the patient-centered medical home model. She has a special interest and ability in treating teens and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. From this webinar, you’ll learn the steps to transition planning. She will be joined by Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW, Adrienne Melnyk, M.Ed. and Janice Nodvin, Clinic Director.

Webinar Objectives:

Medical Transition

  • Background
  • Identifying the ages of transition

Education Transition

  • Assistance with IEP

Planning for life after school and options available

  • Inclusion Post-Secondary Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – employment
  • Medicaid Waiver

Emergency planning

Long term goals

  • Guardianship or options
  • Residential
  • Legal

 

Please click the link to register for the April 18th webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5096154328656991747

Can’t Listen Live?  Register anyway – and we’ll send you the recording once it’s posted on our website.

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Why are health care professionals across the nation embracing trauma-informed care? The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) posed this question to clinicians and patients to gather first-hand perspectives on the value of trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that health care organizations and care teams need to have a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective health care services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as clinician and staff wellness. It can also help reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care and social service sectors.

Click the links below to explore videos addressing the benefits of trauma-informed care. LEARN MORE 

 

Content provided by the Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center – Center for Health Care Strategies website