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Family Voices Upcoming January Webinars

Family Voices is proud to announce these upcoming webinars for January!

SAMHSA Enrollment Webinar: Enrollment Navigators and Assisters

Tuesday, January 20, 1:00-2:30 pm ET

This presentation will highlight the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative(NDNRC), a cross-disability resource for Navigators and other enrollment assisters, and its leadership in conducting outreach to the disability community to encourage enrollment. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Register here.

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds – Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention

Tuesday, January 20, 1:00 pm ET

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month. To learn more about birth defects research, join CDC’s live webcast titled “Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention.” Experts in birth defects research will present an overview of current and historical efforts to understand the causes of major birth defects. They will also discuss the challenges in turning research findings into effective prevention. For more information and connection instructions, visit http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/archives/2015/january2015.htm.

Family Reaction Panel Conference Call following CDC Grand Rounds on Birth Defects

Tuesday, January 20, 2:15-3:00 pm ET

This follow-up call will provide the family perspective to the above CDC Public Health Grand Rounds on Birth Defects in a lay format. A reaction analysis panel will be hosted by Friends of NCBDDD (National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities) and moderated by Julie Beckett (Family Voices Board of Directors member). Panelists will include representatives from Family Voices, Parent2Parent USA, and the Parent Advisory Group of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network.

To join the call:

Conference Number: 866-951-1151

Code: 7307522

Now Is the Time! Affordable Care Act Enrollment Tips for Behavioral Health Providers

Thursday, January 22, 3:00-4:30 pm ET

This webinar will explore year 2 of the health care exchanges, best practices in providing enrollment assistance, and why enrollment is critical to the sustainability of your organization. Learn more and register here.

Exploring the National Recommendations for Children’s Vision and Eye Health: A Discussion with the Authors

Friday, January 23, 10:30-11:45 am ET

To address the need of an effective approach in helping to ensure the vision health of children across the country, the National Expert Panel (NEP) of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (NCCVEH) at Prevent Blindness has published recommendations providing an evidence-based approach to vision screening in children ages 3 through 5, as well as system-based public health strategies to ensure improved surveillance and program accountability as it relates to children’s vision in the United States. The recommendations have been published in the January 2015 issue ofOptometry and Vision Science as three separate articles. This webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the recommendations for vision screening and improved surveillance through vision data collection and performance measures through presentations with the lead author of each of the articles. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about the recommendations and how they can take steps to improve their own vision and eye health programs for children. Learn more and register here.

Bullying Prevention Programs, Community Wide Efforts, Federal and Private Funding Opportunities, and How You Can Get Involved

Thursday, February 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

This audio conference offers insight on the federal and private funders trying to reduce instances of bullying through the funding of quality programs. The webinar will give an insight into the techniques and resources needed to make an impact on the situation. Learn more and register here.

Upcoming webinar on telehealth

Polycom is having a webinar to discuss the possibilities of using “telehealth as a way to create or extend treatment programs.” It will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2015 from 2-3 pm ET (12-1 pm MT) and is open to the public. They will be going over the following key points:

  • The current state of addressable mental healthcare needs
  • Why telemedicine is feasible as a key opportunity created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • A state partnership example of the delivery of telepsychiatry to underserved areas
  • A review of how technology can be used to develop a continuum of care for mental health patients
  • How to reach new patient populations while decreasing overhead costs

You can read more and register here.

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