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Public Health Webinars

May 20th DPH Webinar: Developmental Screening

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 DPH Webinar: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Screening

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

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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.