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  • The NC Enrollment Broker and How it Works for Medicaid

    Event Description

    NC Medicaid has planned a statewide webinar regarding the NC Enrollment Broker who will be helping with the implementation of Medicaid Managed Care. The webinar is for any who have interest in North Carolina’s transformation to managed care, including stakeholders, providers, agencies, and vendor. 

    Topics include: 
    •    How this transformation will affect the Behavioral Health population
    •    Open enrollment dates
    •    Responsibilities of the prepaid health plans (PHPs) 
    •    PHP comparison chart
    •    Role of the enrollment broker (EB)
    •    Partnership of the PHPs and EB
    •    Question and answer opportunity
     

  • Medicaid Provider Training: MCT 111: Care Management for Long-Term Services and Supports Populations

    Event Description

    This training course is for NC Medicaid Providers transitioning to NC Medicaid Managed Care.

    Long-Term Services and Supports members transitioning to NC Medicaid Managed Care may have access to care management support for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the NC Medicaid Managed Care’s care management design.

  • Medicaid Provider Training: MCT 110: Overview of Long-Term Services and Supports Populations

    Event Description

    This training course is for NC Medicaid Providers transitioning to NC Medicaid Managed Care.

    This webinar will provide a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)-specific overview of key elements related to NC Medicaid Managed Care. Topics will include:

    • NC’s goals for supporting LTSS members in NC Medicaid Managed Care
    • Brief overview of NC Medicaid Managed Care regions
    • LTSS member eligibility for NC Medicaid Managed Care
    • Identified  LTSS-related requirements
    • Safeguards and resources being established for LTSS members during the transition to NC Medicaid Managed Care
    • How to access provided-related information about NC Medicaid Managed Care
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  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).
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  • Prepare Your Health: Personal Health Preparedness for People with Bleeding Disorders
      March is Bleeding Disorders Month. Learn more about bleeding disorders, their symptoms, treatments, and how to prepare for emergencies on the Division of Blood Disorders website. Personal health preparedness and planning are important for everyone, but essential for people with bleeding disorders. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD), are conditions in which the blood does not clot properly due to a lack of specific clotting factor proteins in the blood. As a result, people with bleeding disorders may experience excessive bleeding after an injury or trauma, or may bleed for no apparent reason at all.
  • Digging Out: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Health to Shovel Snow
    Shoveling snow is strenuous exercise. Just the thought of moving hundreds of pounds of snow and slush is enough to make your legs prickle, to make your arms and shoulders burn, and to make your back tire. Shoveling snow is such strenuous exercise that, according to Harvard Medical School, an 185-pound person can expect to burn about 266 calories after just a half hour of shoveling. Like any physical activity, shoveling snow poses health risks exacerbated, in part, by weather. Not to say it could never happen, but chances are slim that you will ever need to shovel snow in
  • Health Departments Work Off the Field to Keep Fans Safe, Healthy on Game Day
    It's almost game day. Over the course of this week, an estimated 1 million people will visit Atlanta for the Super Bowl LIII experience or to attend the game on Sunday, Feb. 3. A week from now, after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded and the fans head home, things will return to normal. And if everything goes to plan, no one will be the wiser that Georgia's state and local health departments were working behind the scenes-with the support of CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program-to protect the public's health. The PHEP program is a critical source of

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