Healthcare Provider News

Welcome to the Moore County Health Department's Healthcare Provider News Portal. This page is intended to inform our healthcare community about communicable disease surveillance in Moore County. The Moore County Health Department is committed to ensuring that healthcare providers have access to countywide disease data summaries in order to improve patient care. Providers, please remember to report communicable diseases to the Health Department. Accurate reporting helps to stop the spread of disease and helps us to gain knowledge about the health of our community.

Communicable Disease Contact Info

Communicable Disease Nurse

  • 1 (910) 947-4523

Health Department

  • 1 (910) 947-3300

Confidential Fax Line

  • 1 (910) 947-1663

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  • AMH 104 Webinar - Roles and Responsibilities of Clinically Integrated Networks and Other Partners

    Event Description

    AMH 104 Webinar - Roles and Responsibilities of Clinically Integrated Networks and Other Partners

    Training is designed for Primary Care Providers interested in becoming Advanced Medical Homes in NC Medicaid Managed Care.

    Other Partners

    This webinar provides an in-depth look at the roles and responsibilities of Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) and other partners. The state envisions that many AMHs with work with CINs/other partners in order to support their in-house care management functions, and this webinar will focus on how these arrangements might take shape and how AMHs can get the most use out of CINs/other partners.

    We will review the areas where CINs/other partners may be able to provide support to AMHs, including augmenting staffing and providing care management, providing data management and analytic support, and facilitating contracting with PHPs. The presentation will conclude with several CIN “use cases” that will detail a few of the ways that Tier 3 practices may consider partnering and delegating responsibilities to a CIN/other partner in ways that best meet the specific needs of the practice and the Medicaid patients they serve.

    To register for AMH 104 and for additional training and resources, please visit:

  • AMH 103 Webinar - Accountability: Certification, Contracting and Oversight

    Event Description

    AMH 103 Webinar - Accountability: Certification, Contracting and Oversight

    Training is designed for Primary Care Providers interested in becoming Advanced Medical Homes in NC Medicaid Managed Care.

    This webinar will provide an in-depth look at the accountability structures built into the program and provide a practical guide for practices in understanding roles and responsibilities under the Advanced Medical Home (AMH) program. We will provide an overview of North Carolina’s Medicaid Transformation and the AMH program, and describe how the State will hold Prepaid Health Plans (PHPs), AMHs, Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) and other partners accountable and ensure that the program achieves its goals.

    We will also review other program accountability structures, including the role the State’s AMH certification process plays in approving practices for participation as AMHs; how contracting will define responsibilities, payment amounts, and other terms and conditions between the State, PHPs, AMHs, and CINs; and processes the State, PHPs, and AMHs can use to oversee the ongoing functions of entities (including CINs) that have been designated specified AMH program requirements.

    To register for AMH 103 and for additional training and resources, please visit:



  • Private Duty Nursing Stakeholder Webinar - PM

    Event Description

    NC Medicaid is conducting a stakeholder webinar from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm for beneficiaries, providers and caregivers to discuss Clinical Coverage Policies:

    • 3G-1, Private Duty Nursing for Beneficiaries Age 21 and Older
    • 3G-2, Private Duty Nursing for Beneficiaries Under 21 years of Age

    Private Duty Nursing policies are available here.


    •    Policy updates 
    •    Program updates 
    •    Program reminders
    •    Q&A

    Submit questions to

    Call in for all sessions: 510-365-3231; access code 863-376-408


This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • 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).
Public health is a fundamental but often transparent underpinning of our modern society. From high tech labs in Atlanta to the field worldwide,we share our public health passions and look forward to listening to our communities for greater transparency and accountability.
  • 3 Reasons Why Handwashing Should Matter to You
    Most of us are familiar with the parental-like voice in the back of our minds that helps guide our decision-making-asking us questions like, "Have you called your grandmother lately?" For many that voice serves as a gentle, yet constant reminder to wash our hands. Handwashing with soap and water is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to loved ones. Many diseases are spread by not cleaning your hands properly after touching contaminated objects or surfaces. And although not all germs are bad, illness can occur when harmful germs enter our
  • Protecting our Future: Emergency Preparedness and Children's Mental Health
    Among the many lessons learned during the 2017 Hurricane season, we recognized that addressing children's mental and behavioral health needs is a major concern in hurricane-affected areas. CDC's At Risk Task Force (ARTF) was established in 2017 to ensure identification and prioritization of the mental and physical health needs of at-risk populations, including children. ARTF's first Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation was on Aug. 31, 2017, in response to Hurricane Harvey, the first of three consecutive hurricanes to hit the United States and its territories in a five-week period. ARTF's mission was to address the needs of at-risk populations in
  • Personal Protective Actions You Can Take in a Flu Pandemic
    Every fall and winter the United States experiences epidemics of seasonal influenza (flu). Sometimes a flu pandemic occurs due to a new flu virus that spreads and causes illnesses around the world. We cannot predict when a flu pandemic will occur, but over the past 100 years, we have documented four flu pandemics resulting in close to 1 million deaths in the United States alone. 1 When a flu pandemic happens, it can take up to 6 months before a vaccine against a new flu virus is available. Antiviral drugs can help manage the symptoms of the flu, shorten the time

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