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CPCA's Community HealthCast podcast presents important and timely topics for clinical staff working in community clinics and health centers. These short features are meant to engage and inspire you and make you interested in learning more. 

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Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. One in 22 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime.

The 80% in Every Community initiative is led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NCCRT (an organization co-founded by the ACS and CDC) to substantially reduce colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. 80% in Every Community continues the progress and commitment from the original 80% by 2018 initiative, and reemphasizes the dedication to partnership, collective action, and the pooling of resources to reach 80% colorectal cancer screening rates.

However, not everyone is benefiting equally. There are still too many communities with lower colorectal cancer screening rates – rural communities, certain racial and ethnic communities, low income communities.

This session provides:
1. A snapshot of California's most current colorectal cancer incidence, mortality, and screening data;
2. CRC screening guidelines and testing options; and,

Podcast companion episode can be found HERE.

Join national expert, Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Vice President Cancer Control Interventions for the American Cancer Society.


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Increased Access to Healthy Foods
Petaluma Health Center

Food insecurity is one of the top social needs facing community health center patients. This video showcases Petaluma Health Center and the innovative projects they’ve implemented to increase their patients access to healthy foods. Petaluma Health Center will shares details of how the projects were selected, the steps they took to implement the programs, while also sharing highlights, challenges, and next steps. You will hear insights to many different programs, including: Community Gardens; Demo Kitchens; Farmacy; Grocery Raffles; and, Strategic Partnerships.

Increase your knowledge on initiatives in California's community health centers to improve access to healthy foods.

Presented by:

Claire Feldman, MPH, Wellness Director, Petaluma Health Center
Fasih Hameed, MD, Associate Medical Director, Wellness, Petaluma Health Center

Community health centers (CHCs) have a long history of training health professionals to be the next leaders in community-based medicine and serving the underserved. Many CHCs have established their own ACGME-accredited physician residency programs, while others have established a strong partnership with a consortium, hospital, or academic institution. Several opportunities are currently available to support the development of new CHC residency programs and partnerships, so join us on this deep dive into Graduate Medical Education (GME) and come away with a better understanding of your next steps.


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The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) sets standards for US graduate medical education programs and the institutions that sponsors them, and renders accreditation decisions based on compliance with these standards. Community health centers go through this rigorous process to obtain ACGME accreditation and start their own residency program. These webcasts will walk CHCs through the different requirements and applications needed to obtain ACGME accreditation.

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Sharing and validating provider data with health plans can be an administratively burdensome process that doesn't always produce reliable results. During this webcast, Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) President & CEO, Jeff Rideout, MD will discuss the launch of the Symphony Provider Directory, a centralized platform that streamlines the way providers share and attest to provider data with health plans, improving California’s fragmented healthcare directories and ultimately access to coverage and care.

Join CPCA and IHA to learn about steps being taken in California to streamline this process, simplifying provider data management, improving accuracy in health plan directories, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

2020 UC Irvine/UC Davis Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship*

*OSHPD Scholarships Available!

Fellowship Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
OSHPD Scholarship Deadline:May 13, 2019

The UC Irvine/UC Davis TNT PCP Fellowship is a year-long clinical education program for primary care-oriented providers and trainees providing over 50 hours of advanced training in primary care psychiatry.

  • 2 weekend teaching sessions (January & August 2020) with 24-28 CME hours
  • 1 hour/month mentorship with mentors experienced in primary care psychiatry
  • 2 lectures/month: Interactive online case-based learning (20+ CME hours)
  • Includes a copy of the new Primary Care Psychiatry Textbook 2nd Edition


The Fellowship also includes the January 2020 Essentials in Primary Care Psychiatry Conference. Topics include: AMPS primary care psychiatric assessment, mood/anxiety disorders, personality, psychosis, substance misuse, pain management and more.

California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Scholarship Information:
You must meet the minimum requirements to be considered:
  • Be currently employed or have accepted employment as a primary care physician (family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, or pediactrics) or emergency physician
  • Work at a qualifying practice site in a FQHC/look-alike, Health Professional Shortage Area-Primary Care (HPSA-PC), or Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) in California
  • Work at a practice site with at least 50 percent of patients from a medically underserved population (Medi-Cal, uninsured, or beneficiaries of another publicly funded program that serves patients who earn less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level)

This webcast provides an overview of the free, evidence-based smoking cessation services available from the California Smokers’ Helpline, as well as the proactive, electronic referral options available to health care providers. Best practices will also be shared from Alameda Health Systems and from Lifelong Community Health Centers for implementing e-referral in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Proactive provider referral results in a higher quitline participation rate (30-40%) than simply telling patients to call the Helpline (3-4%). As a designated Specialized Registry, the Helpline may also help eligible health professionals meet reporting standards such as Meaningful Use (MU), MACRA, MIPS, and Uniform Data Standards (UDS) for the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

• Presenters: Rina Edi, MD, Medical Director for the California Smokers’ Helpline, and Cathy McDonald, MD, Consultant for the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Provider Network.
• Partners Neha Gupta, MD, Alameda Health System and Ryan Hensler, EMR Manager, Lifelong Community Health Centers

The Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network (MAVEN) helps improve access to quality healthcare for underserved populations by linking their expert volunteer physicians to clinics and organizations in need. Watch this webcast (23m:51s) and learn how you can become involved!  Also, visit their website at The MAVEN Project https://www.mavenproject.org/

This webcast will showcase two Community Health Centers in California who have developed targeted colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs in order to better address language and cultural barriers among both their patients and staff. Listeners will learn how these programs were built, sustained and evaluated, including the metrics these CRC programs saw among specific targeted populations. Attendees will leave the webcast with an increased understanding how a tailored message and improved process can significantly impact the effectiveness of your own CRC program. This webcast is produced in partnership with the American Cancer Society.

Speaker: Adriana Bearse, MS, Program Manager, Research and Health Promotion, San Ysidro Health

This training is designed as an opportunity to address barriers and learn best practices impacting California Community Health Centers to afford attendees an opportunity to hear about operational, care delivery, and financial sustainability best practices related to this clinical area from their peers.

Presented by:

Debra Rosen, Director, Quality & Health Education, Northeast Valley Health Corporation

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Updates in Initiatives & Training to Treat Opioid Dependence in CHCs

This webcast will identify and clarify existing and future resources for health centers and highlight some promising practices. As the proliferation of medication assisted treatment for opioid use dependence grows in the safety net, health centers may have questions or need more information about available training and resources.  

Presented by:
Judy Bartlett, Program Operations Director, Project ECHO, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Agi Erickson, Director of Project EHCO, Weitzman Institute 
Kelly Pfeifer, MD, Director of High-Value Care, California Health Care Foundation


Making Dollars & Sense of Social Determinants of Health

Health centers across the state have been investing in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) for many years and recently more and more data related to it is being shared. In this webcast you will learn what data can inform your own SDOH investment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased knowledge on the financial data that can inform the investment for the patient population
  • Increased ability to predict the expected return on investment from projects or programs related to SDOH
  • Actionable steps other health centers can take to start analyzing their own ability to address specific SDOH aspects

Presented by: 
Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Senior Consultant, John Snow Inc.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Part 1 & Part 2
To assist Community Health Centers (CHCs) in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule, CPCA offers this two-part webcast series. Learn about steps you can take now to ensure full compliance by the implementation date to avoid jeopardizing your health center's Medicaid and Medicare Benefits. 

Part 1 highlights the response and continuity of care regulations for CHCs as specified in the CMS Rule and discusses useful tips for implementing the Risk Assessment and Communication Plan components. Expert speakers share useful resources and ready-to-use templates to aide CHCs in conducting a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) to meet their Risk Assessment requirement, as well as the key components of a Communication Plan.

Part 2 of this series focuses on healthcare coalitions, and the benefits that can be gleaned from active participation. Speakers will discuss the varying types of coalition structures and provide information on how CHCs can join their local healthcare coalition, share information on the resources coalitions provide to CHC members, and provide tips for communicating the value of coalition participation to your executive leadership. Most notably, speakers will offer tips for using coalition participation to meet CMS requirements, as well as review the benefits that coalitions will gain from clinic.