The ECRI Institute offers numerous policy templates that can be used as guidance consistent with the needs of community health centers. To take a look at their library of policy templates, click HERE.
If you are not an ECRI member, creating a free account before accessing these materials is required. ECRI Institute resources are provided for free on behalf of HRSA.
From the main page, click on the clinical risk management link on the left hand side of the page
Click sample policies and tools listed under tool-kits on left side of page
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. RHIhub is committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—the website provides access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.
The WVPCA offers trainings covering a variety of clinical topics to help our member health centers provide evidence based patient-centered health care. Check our Trainings/Events tab for a list of upcoming WVPCA workshops and webinars. In addition, we recommend the following sources for excellent online continuing education on a variety of topics.
Past and current educational programming centered in Clinical best practices is:
Black Lung Continuing Medical Education
This training is being developed as a set of 4 modules:
Spectrum of Disease of Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease (CMDLD)
Diagnosis of CMDLD
Measuring Respiratory Impairment and Digital Chest Imaging
Evaluating Causation and Disability
This training has been approved by the UIC College of Medicine for CME credit of 1 hour per module. Each module contains a post-completion assessment that will become available after the module has been completed. After passing all of the assessments and retrieving a certificate of completion, physicians will receive a total of 4 Category 1 American Medical Association (AMA) CME credits for the course. AMA credits will only be issued after the completion of all four modules.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening
One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is intended for clinicians who perform colonoscopies. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
Colorectal cancer screening can save lives, but well-documented problems with screening implementation in clinical practice can reduce its effectiveness. These courses provide guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The courses were developed by a group of nationally recognized experts in colorectal cancer screening, including primary care clinicians, gastroenterologist, and leaders in public health programs and research.
The courses can be accessed free of charge at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quality/
To make it easier for health care professionals to understand Veterans and their military experience, VA and the Department of Defense have developed a free online continuing education course, Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Professionals. The course is aimed at helping providers to better serve Veterans and Service-members by increasing their knowledge and awareness of military culture and experiences.
The eight-hour online course covers a variety of topics through interactive features, video vignettes, case examples and treatment planning scenarios. There are four modules and each offers two hours of free continuing education credits. The modules include topics such a military organization and roles, strategies and recourse, and treatment recourse and tools. Each of the modules within the course was developed using research, surveys, and extensive interviews with Service members and Veterans.
This free course is being offered to community health care providers nationwide through the Veterans Health Administration's TRAIN website.
For more information about the course, click here.
HIV/AIDS Information and Training
You may also contact:
Jeannette Southerly, RN ACRN 304-293-3305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia Regional Partner of the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center