Public Health Webinars

May 31, 2017 DPH Webinar: Out of the Mouths of Babes – How Family Physicians Can Ease the Child Dental Crisis in Georgia

Click Here to view the Recording

Objectives:

  • Educate parents about good oral health habits for them and their children
  • Explain why primary teeth are important
  • Encourage that they brush teeth regularly with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste
  • Encourage regular dental visits
  • Outline proper dietary habits

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  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

May 24, 2017 DPH Webinar: Adult Disability Medical Home (ADMH) – Transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare 

Click Here to view this Recording -start webinar at 2:24

Objectives: 

  • Strategies for transitioning patients to the adult care system
  • Information about a best practice model of the Patient Centered Medical Home which places the needs of patients at the center of healthcare services.
  • Holistic approach to care for patients transitioning to adult services with respect to health, wellness, living and recreational options.
  • Strategies for a medical partnership

Webinar presenters: 

JEFFREY (JEFF) REZNIK, MD

Dr. Reznik is a partner with Urban Family Practice Associates, Medical Co Director of the Adult Disability Medical Home. He is a member of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and considered a Family Physician Champions for Health Care Transition. Jeff has special interests in treating patients with special needs and their families and has expertise in the areas of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. He and his wife, Jodie, love spending time with their son, Spencer.

ANDREA (ANDI) VIDELEFSKY, MD 

Dr. Videlefsky is a Family Practice Physician of Urban Family Practice Associates, an active member of 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 expertise in treating teens and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. She is an active member and leader of the medical research team. She is involved in a non-profit organization focusing on philanthropy and social justice. She received the 2016 Turner Community Leadership Award. Andi and her husband Neill, have 3 adult children Ilana, Joshua, and Karin.

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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

April 26th, 2017 DPH Webinar: GA HIV/Syphilis Pregnancy Screening Act of 2015

Click Here to view this Recording 

Objectives: 

  • Describe the epidemiology and burden of congenital HIV & syphilis in the U.S. & Georgia
  • Understand GA House Bill HB 436 (HIV/Syphilis Pregnancy Screening Act of 2015) & public health challenges for implementing the legislature
  • Describe the risk factors for MTCT of HIV & syphilis
  • Identify strategies to reduce MTCT of HIV & syphilis
  • Apply common methods used in the screening and diagnosis of HIV & syphilis
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the recommended prevention and treatment regimens for HIV & syphilis

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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


March 22, 2017 DPH Webinar: Healthcare Transitions

Click Here to view this Recording 

 Objectives: 

  • Understand Public Health’s role in health care transition
  • Recognize the Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition
  • Discuss resources available for transitioning youth from pediatric to adult care

May 20th, 2016 DPH Webinar: Developmental Screening

Click Here to view this Recording 

Objectives:

  • Review rates of developmental disabilities
  • Early identification and intervention leads to improved outcomes
  • Developmental and Autism Screening recommendations
  • Georgia EPSDT recommendations for screening
  • Challenges to screening in practice
  • Referral resources for further evaluation
  • Developmental monitoring and screening resources

May 12th, 2016 DPH Webinar: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Screening

Click Here to view this Recording 

Objectives:

  1. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the rational for performing newborn screening for SCID/T cell lymphopenia
    • Understand the next steps for testing after an abnormal screening test is reported
    • Identify other non-SCID disorders that may be detected by this screening test

Enduring CME Webinar: Transformative Approaches to Rural Health Care Practice and Delivery

Click Here to View this Recording

Speaker:
Samuel “Le” Church, MD, MPH
Family Medicine Physician and Practice Owner
Synergy Health, Inc.

Sponsor: Foothills AHEC

Session Description: 
Improving Georgia’s primary care infrastructure is the foundation to achieving high-quality, accessible, and efficient health care for all its citizens. To do this, practices must use novel strategies, like the patient-centered medical home model and team-based patient care, to transform the organization and delivery of primary care, particularly for chronic care management. Implementing these changes in rural practices and communities can be a challenge, but is highly necessary considering that rural Georgia counties are lowest in health rankings. This presentation will examine one practice’s experience in providing this coordinated care to rural communities.

Session Objectives:

  • Identify the readiness of a rural practice to implement changes in healthcare delivery and workflow.
  • Describe the process and challenges of implementation and transformation.
  • Determine the best practice for chronic care management and reimbursement.
  • Summarize the impact on rural communities and their health outcomes.

Continuing Education Information: 
The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Foothills Area Health Education Center as an acceptable provider for continuing education. This activity is approved for 1 continuing education hour toward the continuing competency requirements for Georgia licensure renewal. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Enduring Material activity, Transformative Approaches to Rural Health Care Practice and Delivery, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 11/11/2015. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.