National Primary Care Celebration

NATIONAL PRIMARY CARE CELEBRATION 2022 - Primary Care: A Team Sport!

CT AHEC in collaboration with academic and community partners, has a rich history of acknowledging the contributions of primary and preventive care.  For many years, that acknowledgment included a dedicated week of programs and service.

This year, 2022, we invite health and public health professionals, students, and community partners, to join us for an exciting 6-week observation of Primary Care which features 7 virtual sessions focusing on a variety of topics and presenters.  The schedule is designed with busy students and professionals in mind.  Sessions are offered weekly on Thursday 12-1PM or 6:30-7:30PM.  There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.

Our speakers represent a variety of local, state, and national organizations -- they are accomplished providers, advocates, and partners.

In addition to the 7 sessions, we will feature mini-podcasts of trainees and providers discussing their "origins" and affiliations with primary care.

Join us for this exciting celebration and discussion about how today's Primary Care is truly a team sport which includes diverse and skilled healthcare teams, specialists, and advocates.

 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 12-1 pm

Connecting to Specialists

Panelists: Maryann McGuire, RN, MPH, CHC, Inc. (Moderator), Jennifer Schwab, MD (Panelist), Daren Anderson, MD, CHC, Inc. (Panelist), Marilyn Katz, MD (Panelist)

Primary care as a team sport means connecting with many specialists to help every patient achieve ideal health outcomes. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe means of optimizing communication between primary care and specialists
  • To list or name attributes that result in successful connections regardless of specialty
  • Name ways they can respond to growing crises in their offices (behavioral health) and how to do the best handoff when not in the same building.

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcumpqTgvGNC52CvQqiqq69l33A-fXxaJ

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm

Breaking Bad Habits – Fracture Prevention in Osteoporosis 

Speaker: Nick Boemio, PharmD, ProHealth Physicians

Collaboration between primary care providers, specialists, pharmacists, nurses, and other essential team members is essential to providing optimal care to patients. Though Osteoporosis is likely well-known among primary care clinicians, it is often underreported and undertreated. Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the management of osteoporotic fractures and how it truly “takes a village” to provide appropriate management
  • Discuss the importance of fragility fracture prevention
  • Explain screening parameters for osteoporosis
  • Described management of primary and secondary fracture prevention.

 

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofu6trTkjEtc1EerBIxfMIeuhXoOkdyyl

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 12-1 pm

Advocacy from Bedside to Practice

Panelists: Anton Alerte, MD (Moderator), Jody Terranova, MD (Panelist), Mary Beth Bruder, MD (Panelist), Vicki Veltri, JD, LLM, Malta House of Care (Panelist)

How do providers advocate for patients (Big systems versus individual provider); voice behind what’s needed

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand individual clinicians’ role in advocacy for patients and/or self/colleagues
  • List methods for identifying ways of supporting patient-centered policy
  • Name the best methods for connecting with policy stakeholders (grassroots versus professional organizations).

 

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcOisqToqHNRtzVDy_f35RbdfMjFCdvc8

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 12:00-1 pm

Legislative Changes Impacting Lead Poisoning Interventions for Pediatric Populations

Speaker: Jennifer Haile, MD CCMC

According to the CDC, even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to negatively affect a child’s intelligence, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. Childhood lead poisoning is a public health problem. The objectives of this presentation are:

  • Review sources of lead poisoning
  • Discuss the effects of lead on children
  • Analyze current trends of lead poisoning in the state
  • Review the CDC and state screening guidelines/mandates
  • Provide resources for primary care physicians to support families.

 

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qfu6pqD0oEt2w33SnKH2rziEv5eo_OSl9

Thursday, December 15, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm

Highlighting Wins in Primary Care

Panelists: Anton Alerte, MD UConn (Moderator), Steven Angus, MD, UConn (Panelist), Tina Runyan, Ph.D. ABPP, Tend Health (Panelist), Maria De Sousa, MD, ProHealth Physicians (Panelist)

Primary Care is about the long game – how to keep patients healthy and happy throughout their life span. This panel will discuss how to highlight the “wins” with patient care in primary care, changing the mindset in young learners, realizing small positive gains (i.e. small decrease in bmi) is a big win for that patient. Participants will be able to:

  • Support clinicians in dealing with opportunities to increase job fulfillment (skill development to keep them moving forward to recognize wins)
  • Help residents (new professionals) to recognize those wins, and to take pride in helping/supporting the small wins for patients
  • Reminder of why they came into primary care and optimizing job fulfillment
  • Highlight what “success” and “effectiveness” mean in Primary Care.

Registration:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeypqD0tGNBvdXmv8l7ud8t7gDcAEOXz

Previous session:

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 12-1 pm

Incentives to Gain Interest in Primary Care

Panel members: Dave Henderson, MD, (Moderator), Grace Wang, MD, NACHC (Panelist), Jennifer Donahue, MD, ProHealth (Panelist), Justin Hamrick, MPH (Panelist), Rebecca Andrews, MD, UConn (Panelist)

Panel members will address current issues, and strategies being implemented at the local level, in larger organizations, and at the state level. Participant will be able to:

  • Describe some of the barriers to recruitment of new primary care providers
  • Identify some strategies to enhance primary care recruitment and retention
  • Describe some programs that are designed to build the primary care workforce
  • Increase knowledge for financial incentives (loan forgiveness, payment incentives).

A recording will be posted shortly.

 

Previous Session:

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30-7:30 pm

Legislative Changes Impacting Lead Poisoning Interventions for Pediatric Populations

Speaker: Jennifer Haile, MD CCMC

According to the CDC, even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to negatively affect a child’s intelligence, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. Childhood lead poisoning is a public health problem. The objectives of this presentation are:

  • Review sources of lead poisoning
  • Discuss the effects of lead on children
  • Analyze current trends of lead poisoning in the state
  • Review the CDC and state screening guidelines/mandates
  • Provide resources for primary care physicians to support families.

A recording will be posted shortly.