Skip to Content

Distance Learning

ntroducing the new Georgia Enrollment Assister Resource–GEAR! GEAR is the new central hub of resources for Georgia's enrollment assisters and community partners that work with people to educate them on their health and health coverage options. GEAR is full of handouts, interactive consumer tools, important assister updates, and other materials that will help enrollment assisters and community organizations better educate Georgians on health insurance enrollment, how to use their insurance, and more. During the webinar, we will demonstrate how to access GEAR and review some of the materials that can be found there. We will also get your feedback about other resources you would like to see included on GEAR in the future. GEAR is built to help more Georgians connect to health coverage and we want it to work for you!
October 19, 2015
View Website

The Rural Hospital & Health System Stabilization Pilot Program was established to assist in the financial stability to rural hospitals thru genuine care integration across the continuum of care. Building an integrated "Hub and Spoke" model fosters "the delivery of the right care, at the right time, in the right setting." The model is useful to prevent the over-utilization of the ED as a primary care access point and insures appropriate utilization of health care resources. The goal of the "Hub and Spoke" model is to deploy the best practice health care treatment methodologies and maximize existing and new technology to ensure that patients are being treated at the most appropriate level of care. This first webinar in a series of three will discuss (1) understanding the distress among rural hospitals, (2) developing opportunities to overcome financial drains, (3) understanding customer wants, needs, expectations versus reality, and (4) opportunities for our rural communities to develop and stabilize their health care delivery system.
September 30, 2015
View Website

During the 2014 Georgia General Assembly, SB391 was enacted to provide a tax deduction for uncompensated physician preceptors who provide community based training for Georgia medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. The impact of this program will reward physicians who volunteer their valuable time to train the next generation of MDs, PAs, and NPs. It will also assist academic centers as they recruit preceptors for their students. The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network Program Office was charged with administering the Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program and certifying physician activity towards obtaining the deduction. This program provides GA-PTIP 2015 Updates for the physician preceptors.
September 25, 2015 View Website

Pneumonia and influenza, both vaccine preventable diseases, greatly impact adults age 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), the influenza immunization rate for adults in Georgia over age 65 in 2013 was 54.6 percent compared to the national average of 62.6 percent. No one in America should die from a vaccine preventable illness yet, in Georgia, we have low rates of vaccination for influenza and pneumonia among seniors. This is especially true for African American elders. Clinicians who serve seniors can prevent illness and deaths by assessing vaccine status and either providing the vaccine or referring their patients to locations to receive them. There are new laws that will facilitate widespread adoption of adult immunizations and their documentation in the statewide registry. Also, vaccinations are a covered benefit from most health plans including Medicare and Medicaid. Join this session to learn how you can play a part in protecting adults and seniors from unnecessary morbidity.
August 14, 2015 View Website

Ms. Kornegay will give a follow-up presentation to the September 2014 program addressing the role of medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant academic programs in implementing GA-PTIP. She will review its intent, eligibility requirements, and reporting processes. The target audience will be academic program representatives who recruit and manage community-based preceptors.
August 5, 2015 View Website

Thinking about a career as a physician? Then don't miss this interactive forum, led by some of the top decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions' offices. They will provide you with what you need to know about pursuing a medical career. You'll learn about what it takes to get into medical school and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered during the live event.
July 16, 2015 View Website

A provision in the ACA requires that nonprofit hospitals conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and develop a corresponding Implementation Strategy every three years with input from community members and public health professionals. With funding from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Georgia Watch reviewed the initial CHNAs and available Implementation Strategies for 38 nonprofit hospital facilities in Georgia. In this session, Georgia Watch will present findings from this research and give audience members ideas for evaluating nonprofit hospital CHNAs within their own communities, engaging with hospitals in the CHNA process, and helping local hospitals develop impactful community benefit programs.
July 8, 2015 View Website

Whether evolutionary or revolutionary, change is constant in today’s world. So why do so many projects that introduce change fail? Projects often struggle right at the beginning, during the planning process, and can set organizations up for long-term challenges. This webinar focuses on tools and techniques for managing change introduced by technology. Participants will hear from nonprofit professionals who work solely with other nonprofits to implement IT solutions, and come away from the session with tools and resources that can be used immediately.
May 5, 2015 View Website

This exciting series will take the learner through the entire grant writing journey. Part 3 will pull all the pieces together and focus on how to put together your application. This webinar contains helpful information for both the new and the seasoned grant writer. Part 3 of this series will build on what you learned previously and provide you with the tools to complete and submit a grant application.
March 29, 2015 View Website

The process of “getting a grant” sounds daunting to many. This webinar will help to unravel the process and clarify that creating a compelling proposal simply requires common elements put together in a logical and understandable sequence using tried and true techniques.
March 28, 2015 View Website

This webinar will provide a review of bills, resolutions, and other actions taken by the Georgia General Assembly that will affect health care and health policy in our state.
April 9, 2015 View Website

Colorectal cancer screening prevents disease and lowers mortality but is underutilized and often performed in an ineffective manner. This event will highlight the impact of screening and will guide participants on how to provide high quality screening. Participants will learn about the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) as a way to improve patient compliance and screening rates in Georgia, as evidenced in other states. If done annually, a FIT screen is just as effective as a colonoscopy and is more user-friendly and more cost-effective for patients and providers.
March 30, 2015 View Website

This exciting series will take the learner through the entire grant writing journey. Part 2 will focus on how to build a successful grant writing team. This webinar contains helpful information for both the new and the seasoned grant writer. Part 2 of this three part series will build on what you learned in Part 1 and lead you to the last segment of this series.
March 27, 2015 View Website

Culture exists wherever we go; no matter where we are or who we are interacting with, culture has an impact on that exchange. Beyond recognizing the culture we see in other people, it is just as important to understand our own cultural background, the biases we carry with us, and what the implications of those biases and cultural expectations are for our daily interactions. Having a full understanding of how to navigate those implications is called cultural competence. Join us as we explore what it means to have culture, and how one can take the basic and necessary steps to becoming cultural competent. We will investigate cultural competency through the lens of "power distance," or the power dynamic that exists between a healthcare provider and the patient, and how medical professionals can use cultural competency to enhance their practice.
March 12, 2015 View Website

Cutting edge communications technology is transforming how rural areas are accessing healthcare and schools are no exception. Telehealth is proving to be a valuable tool to complement and expand the capacity of schools to meet the healthcare needs of children. A study by the University of Georgia states that Georgians rank near the bottom nationally in terms of overall health. Healthcare Georgia Foundation reports that thirty-seven percent of children in Georgia are overweight or obese, twenty-two percent suffer from Asthma problems, and almost thirty percent have suffered from issues related to emotional health during the past year. Many of these students living in Georgia’s rural communities do not receive timely, appropriate care due to the lack of local providers and access to other health care resources. The integration of telehealth services into local school districts increases the availability of primary and specialized health care services for children who may not otherwise be able to seek care outside of school. One of the goals of school based-telehealth is to facilitate classroom success by providing health care services to students, who, in many cases, would not receive healthcare in a timely manner, if at all.
March 11, 2015 View Website

Eric Watkins will share the experiences of a regional health system's implementation of the Quest for Excellence initiative. The goal of Quest is to provide tools for employees to improve the processes they perform in their daily jobs to create exceptional patient care experiences. Using principles from Lean and Six Sigma, Quest seeks to remove waste in health care (redundant work, waiting time, etc.), improve the patient care experience, and make staff and physician jobs easier by making processes more consistent and simple.
March 11, 2015 View Website

This exciting series will take the learner through the entire grant writing journey. Part 1 will focus on how to find funding opportunities and how to understand grant writing jargon. This webinar contains helpful information for both the new and the seasoned grant writer. Part 1 of this three part series will provide the foundation for the following two webinars that discuss both building your team and actually putting together your grant application.
February 27, 2015 View Website

Are you a member of a minority or other under-represented group and are interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by a diverse panel of healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities. They can help you decide on the best path for your educational and professional goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, public health and others.
February 26, 2015 View Website

The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families is located within the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). The goal of the office is to offer the targeted population and their families a range of treatment and support services to address emotional and behavioral problems experienced in the home and community. Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to identify and access available BH services in Georgia.
February 25, 2015 View Website

This event is meant to provide a closer look at medical coding, particularly the education and career path students should take to become a medical coder and to excel in the profession. With the increasing need for skilled medical coders in Georgia due to the new CMS ICD-10 code sets and changes in health care services reimbursement, our organization wants to expose young people to the benefits of this career and how to prepare themselves for it. The Health Careers in Georgia manual provides the basics; however, this speaker will provide an updated and in-depth perspective on this increasingly complex role.
February 19, 2015 View Website

How do we implement and evaluate an evidence-based approach? Once an EBA is adopted, high quality implementation planning and evaluation is key to increase the likelihood of successful health outcomes. This session covers action planning, evaluation steps, and tools such as the RE-AIM framework as they apply to implementation of EBAs.
February 18, 2015 View Website

How can you select evidence-based approaches that are compatible with your community? Strategic criteria for selecting EBAs that fit your community will be presented in this webinar, including audience characteristics, fit with mission, leadership support, and organizational readiness. We will also define implementation fidelity, steps in program adaptation, and what likely can be changed in an EBA while maintaining fidelity. This content will lead us into planning for implementing and evaluating EBAs which is the third session topic to follow.
February 2, 2015 View Website

What is "evidence" in public health? This session defines types of evidence and the benefits of using evidence-based approaches (EBAs). It covers where to find reliable sources of evidence-based programs, policies and strategies (e.g., Community Guide to Preventive Services, Research Tested Intervention Programs, UNC Center for Training and Research Translation). We also discuss how to use these findings as you prepare to select and adapt EBAs which is the topic of the second webinar in this series.
January 26, 2015 View Website

There are unique challenges to delivering health care in rural areas, and they include provider shortages, isolation, long travel distances, scarcity of specialty care, an under-resourced infrastructure and a predominately older population with multiple chronic diseases. But out of necessity, rural areas also make it possible for clinics to be more innovative in overcoming the challenges of providing care to residents.
January 22, 2015 View Website

This webinar will provide our grassroots supporters with an overview of our policy agenda for the 2015 legislative session. It will also provide information about the legislative process and how they can advocate for issues that they care about.
January 21, 2015 View Website

In this presentation Superintendent Barrow will discuss past and current implementation of School Based Health Centers (SBHC), primarily through telemedicine, first in Ware County School District, and currently beginning a pilot in Fayette County School District. The "why" will be discussed and then some discussion will be held on the "how" SBHCs were put into practice with two different (both rural and suburban) school districts.
January 15, 2015 View Website

The goal of the Next Generation Telemedicine Webinars is to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentations from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation includes the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patient cases and outcomes are presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services. Patients in rural settings face unique needs and challenges their urban counterparts do not share when it comes to recruiting and retaining health care providers. Because rural communities face specific challenges regarding access to health care providers, they historically have suffered health disparities compared to urban communities. Telehealth allows an opportunity to “level the playing field.” It enables patients and providers to leverage existing technology to improve rural health outcomes. Although challenges exist, telehealth continues to expand and offer new services as technology advances.
January 13, 2015 View Website

The goal of this event is to examine the development of new residency programs across the state, providing information on the progress of graduate medical education (GME) expansion and education on the complexities and regulations of GME. The target audience includes key stake holders such as hospitals, community health centers, medical schools, public health agencies, professional organizations, state government and community leaders involved in addressing the primary care physician workforce needs in Georgia.
January 12, 2015 View Website

Entering the second open enrollment period for Georgia’s health insurance marketplace, there is an emphasis on getting more uninsured residents enrolled and ensuring that those who are already enrolled retain coverage. Providers should be educated about the current Health Insurance Marketplace so they can properly inform the uninsured about the availability and importance of health coverage. Learn about the current status of Georgia’s Marketplace and how best to assist your patients.
December 12, 2014 View Website

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is best described as a model of primary care that is comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. The PCMH is accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, and chronic care. Providing comprehensive care requires a team of care providers. This event will present the experience of a regional health system in developing a PCMH. By providing one system's experience, this event intends to help other physician groups and affiliated hospitals implement the PCMH model. The target audience includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, educators, care coordinators, and administrators at hospitals, healthcare clinics, and community health centers throughout Georgia.
November 21, 2014 View Website

Diabetes and hypertension are growing public health problems in Georgia. Already burdened by a physician shortage and nursing crisis, health care facilities have the challenge to provide medical management and education for a growing patient population affected with these chronic diseases. Providing individualized, comprehensive education for these patients is the key to successful management of the diseases and prevention of serious and costly complications. Learn from two charitable clinics about how they established their education programs that improved patient compliance and produced successful outcomes.
November 19, 2014 View Website

During the 2014 Georgia General Assembly, SB391 was enacted to provide a tax deduction for uncompensated physician preceptors who provide community-based training for medical, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner students enrolled in Georgia academic programs. These academic programs will be integral in rewarding physicians who volunteer their valuable time to train the next generation of MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs and in recruiting new physician preceptors with this incentive. The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network Program Office was charged with administering the Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program and certifying physician activity towards obtaining the deduction. In order to do this, the Program Office has created a website for physician registration and academic program reporting. This presentation will assist academic program administrators and coordinators in understanding and implementing GA-PTIP.
September 30, 2014 View Website

The goal of the Next Generation Telemedicine Webinars is to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentations from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation will include the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patient cases and outcomes will be presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters will include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services. It is well known how difficult it is to recruit specialists to practice in rural communities, so one rural Georgia Internal Medicine Practitioner in Wrightsville, GA is harnessing the power of technology to bring specialty care to her patients.
September 4, 2014 View Website

During the 2014 Georgia General Assembly, SB391 was enacted to provide a tax deduction for uncompensated physician preceptors who provide community based training for Georgia medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. The impact of this program will reward physicians who volunteer their valuable time to train the next generation of MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs. It will also assist academic centers as they recruit preceptors for their students. The Georgia Statewide AHEC Network Program Office was charged with administering the Georgia Preceptor Tax Incentive Program and certifying physician activity towards obtaining the deduction.
August 29, 2014 View Website

Meaningful Use requirements and changes to reimbursement are making the transfer of personal health information from one healthcare setting to another a critical part of healthcare service delivery. This session aims to help providers understand the options and prepare to connect to a Health Information Exchange (HIE). The Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange (GRAChIE) is a successful regional exchange in Georgia. Learn how the objectives below are achieved in the real world setting of GRAChIE.
August 21, 2014 View Website

Despite continuing misperceptions that healthcare reform reduces the need for safety net providers, many charitable clinics today actually face increasing demand for their services yet downward pressure on their sources of funding and support. As a result, a number of charitable clinics - most of which have been completely free to patients up until now - are beginning to consider the implementation of patient fees. The purpose of the webinar is to shine a light on this emerging development and to provide practical information and guidance for clinic decision makers.
August 1, 2014 View Website

This webinar will go into detail about the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) which serves with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) and the Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) in a public-private collaborative to establish Georgia's statewide health information exchange, to connect Regional Area HIEs, large integrated health systems, payers, wellness partners and other healthcare stakeholders.
July 21, 2014 View Website

Thinking about a career as a physician? Then don't miss this interactive forum, led by some of the top decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions' offices. They will provide you with what you need to know about pursuing a medical career. You'll learn about what it takes to get into medical school and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered during the live event.
July 17, 2014 View Website

The dramatic increase in the non-English speaking population has created a need for interpreters in medical settings. Health care interpreters facilitate communication between patients who do not speak English and their physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other healthcare providers. Learn the do's and don'ts of interpreting and how the process works.
June 26, 2014 View Website

Tift Regional Health System in Tifton, Ga., is a telehealth frontrunner, operating several rural telehealth programs. Tift’s telehealth program has expanded specialty services to include emergency stroke care, E-ICU, Autism / ADD Clinics, Kidney Transplant clinics, Geriatric Psychiatric Care and many other pediatric / adult services. With the goal of increasing access to care for students and teachers; Tift funds and operates telehealth services at two schools, with another system soon to join. According to Tift officials, telehealth technology is an effective method to deliver acute and specialty care in the school setting.
June 4, 2014 View Website

This program will give an overview of how the emergency medicine team works together to provide treatment to those in need of urgent care. Participants will learn about the career path, job prospects, and daily work of emergency medical services professionals – specifically paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and flight nurses.
April 17, 2014 View Website

The diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with mental disorders can be challenging, especially when considering the broad spectrum of signs, symptoms and available treatments. This webinar features an overview of the most common treatments for anxiety disorders, as well as evidence-based treatment approaches for major depression, and evidence for treatment options in pediatric bipolar disorder. Participants will also receive information about the various pharmacologic options for the treatment of ADHD.
May 29, 2014 View Website

Are you considering reentering the nursing workforce? The changes in nursing practice over the last decade have been swift and significant. The goal of this course is to provide awareness of these changes to work flow and guidance on how to best navigate them.
March 28, 2014 View Website

In March 2014 Healthcare Georgia Foundation released Election Guide 2014, a publication conceived as a nonpartisan effort to inform Georgia voters about our state's most pressing health challenges and each candidate's vision for better health and healthcare. With the assistance of Mathews and Maxwell, Inc., a public affairs firm, the candidates' responses were prepared and presented in the Guide, precisely as they submitted them. This session will introduce the purpose, methodology and results of the election guide with analysis of candidate responses provided by invited experts.
April 23, 2014 View Website

The presentation will review the national and state of Georgia descriptive epidemiology of lung cancer, and historical attempts to determine if screening for lung cancer could reduce the burden of disease. Evidence for the efficacy of different approaches to early detection will be described, with specific emphasis on the evolution evidence on the efficacy of using low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for early lung cancer detection. New guidelines for lung cancer screening from U.S. organizations will be described, as well as the challenges for identifying adults at high risk, and management of individuals who have had positive screening test results. The presentation will provide educational content that will provide the participant with the definition of the NLST, NCCN and USPSTF high risk population; assist in identifying the 3 most important barriers to LDCT lung screening implementation; provide a description of three required elements to break down barriers to translation of LDCT lung screening benefit into clinical practice; & provide description of how structured reporting system protects patients from care escalation.
March 31, 2014 View Website

Taking on a student in an already busy community-based setting can seem daunting. The goal of this program is to provide guidance on how to best integrate students into the preceptor's practice, effectively teaching clinical skills without slowing down patient care.
March 31, 2014 View Website

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. The same goes for health care champions. Without strategic partnerships and alliances, it could take twice as long to accomplish goals and overcome the hurdles in the nonprofit health sector. This presentation will highlight successful models of strategic partnerships to help participants gain insight on the meaning and purpose of building strategic partnerships. Strategies for developing and sustaining partnerships along with Board of Directors, staff, and community partner roles in building these partnerships will also be discussed during the presentation.
March 18, 2014 View Website

Many community-based advanced practitioners have little to no experience teaching. Without the infrastructure of academic teaching facilities, preceptors may find evaluating and communicating with students a challenge. During this webinar, participants will learn the key elements to successful community-based clinical training from two experienced advanced practice preceptors.
March 7, 2014 View Website

The demand for healthcare professionals grows annually, including increasing demand for a diverse workforce. Are you a member of a minority or other under-represented group and interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by a diverse panel of healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities. They can help you decide on the best path for your educational and professional goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and others.
February 27, 2014 View Website

Access to adequate, quality mental health care in rural communities is a significant issue for the nearly twenty percent of people in the US that live in rural areas. This webinar explores the unique challenges facing providers of mental health care in ruralities, including access, quality of care, acceptability, financing and accountability. The program will also highlight the benefits of unique approaches to the delivery of care, leading edge approaches and essential elements of rural psychology practice.
February 6, 2014 View Website

A significant number of patients in Georgia lack access to physicians who are knowledgeable about their disease and many with disabling diseases have no means of transportation to receive the specialty care that they need. Telemedicine, the clinical application of telehealth, is improving collaboration between clinicians such as rural primary care providers and urban specialist resulting in more efficient diagnosis, treatment and care management. Telemedicine is enabling patients to receive expert care in their communities while avoiding the hardships associated with traveling to distant locations. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a prime example of a disease where the majority of specialists are in the metro Atlanta area.
February 5, 2014 View Website

The goal of these telehealth webinars will be to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentation from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation will include the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patienet cases and outcomes will be presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters will include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services.
December 18, 2013 View Website

Infection control is a challenge in all health care settings. Dr. Felzien will address infection control issues in both in-patient and out-patient settings by utilizing MRSA as a model. He will describe its scope, as well as the clinical presentations and available MRSA treatment options utilizing the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) evidence-based practice guidelines . He will address infection control precautions and the administrative support they require. Education of staff, patients and families remains an important infection management strategy to minimize the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms.
December 10, 2013 View Website

This program will highlight Rural Health Workforce Issues and attendees will gain valuable insights into the current supply and the potential strategies to improve Georgia's current ratios.
November 25, 2013 View Website

Primary concern is a story of compassion and perseverance against enormous odds: the dangerous demographic shift of baby boomers and the health care workforce aging simultaneously, the influx of an additional 30 million people seeking access to care who will be covered by the Affordable Care Act, and very few medical students going into primary care and not enough residencies for those who actually do. Primary care doctors in rural and under served areas in Georgia are already stretched thin as the first responders. How much longer can they hold back the impending storm?
November 20, 2013 View Website

Many dementia patients experience behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as restlessness and shouting. These challenging behaviors can often be prevented or managed without medication. However, individuals with dementia are frequently given antipsychotic drugs. During this webinar, participants will learn appropriate approaches to manage the care of dementia patients.
November 5, 2013 View Website

The goal of these telehealth webinars will be to foster higher acceptance among health care providers through presentation from practitioners who have proven that telemedicine is useful by successfully integrating clinical telemedicine services into their practices. Each presentation will include the personal experience and pathway taken to telemedicine adoption as well as the hurdles and challenges associated with implementation. Patienet cases and outcomes will be presented along with lessons learned along the way. Presenters will include both rural and urban providers of telehealth services.
October 30, 3013 View Website

The Patient Centered Medical Home is a team based healthcare delivery approach to providing care and maximizing health outcomes. This webinar will cover the basics of a PCMH and how it works. Additionally, information will be provided on utilizing health information technology and a trained staff to provide coordinated care through team based models, which is a critical aspect of PCMH.
September 30, 2013 View Website

SOWEGA-AHEC, in partnership with Tift Regional Medical Center and the UGA College of Pharmacy, has developed CE/CME/ACPE opportunities for healthcare professionals. CURE Activities are presented by experienced practitioners who share cutting edge educational content. View Website

Dr. Ruth Lamm discusses the increasing incidence and urgency of sepsis identification to overall patient health outcomes. She details common nomenclature related to sepsis including: SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. She provides an evidence-based algorithm in the early management of severe sepsis. Dr. Sweeney offers important information regarding early goal directed therapy, steroid controversy and vasopressor therapy. Surviving Sepsis Guidelines are detailed in presentation. She offers new data regarding risks and benefits of adjunctive diagnostic aids or therapies in sepsis. Dr. Lamm emphasizes the significant need for providers to consider implementation of sepsis management protocols since they are just as important as currently used protocols for stroke and myocardial infarctions across the country.
September 17, 2013 View Website

Dr. Lori Sweeney discusses the pathophysiology of diabetes and general principles of patient-centered care. She details treatment algorithms for the management of type 2 diabetes and frequent barriers to treatment plans. Dr. Sweeney provides information regarding current pharmacologic therapies commonly used and how they compare with each other and other pharmacologic aids for other health-related conditions. She discusses other therapies included but not limited to continuous glucose monitoring, traditional weight loss, bariatric surgery and cell phone apps to help track diabetes management.
August 20, 2013 View Website

Thinking about a career in medicine? Then don't miss this interactive forum, led by some of the top decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions' offices. They will provide you with what you need to know about pursuing this important and challenging career decision. You’ll learn about what it takes to get into medical school and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered during the live event.
July 18, 2013 View Details

The older adult population is the fastest growing segment of Georgia’s population. This growth is reshaping communities across the state and having a profound on Georgia’s most rural counties. While more and more people are growing older, they are also entering older age with higher prevalence of chronic disease, fewer family member to offer and manage informal support and increased needs for community supports.
July 10, 2013 View Details

Dr. Graff-Radford offers the presentation to bring awareness to the history of the first patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and the importance in using analytical skills along with epidemiology statistics in attempting to make a direct correlation to Alzheimer’s disease with other conditions. He discusses several risk factors generally related to the disease. Dr. Graff-Radford provides current recommendations for possible prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. He explains the different clinical disease stages from preclinical to MCI to dementia and the different tests associated with stages. Current treatments along with indications and contraindications of different medications are discussed during the presentation.
May 21, 2013 View Details

Do the students who come to your practice these days seem somehow different from your memories of school and college? Do you know how they learn, how they see themselves, and how they can be engaged in the learning process? Richard Callan, DMD, discusses how today's medical and dental students differ from previous generations and how different approaches can help instructors meet the challenges of teaching the millennial generation.
April 23, 2013 View Details

Dr. Margaret Johnson discusses medical therapy for Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD) including several supportive measures, various drug therapies, use of oxygen at different times and non-pharmacologic therapies. She details the goals of therapy and what may assist in achieving the goals. She provides information related to the coexistence of pulmonary hypertension in COPD and the medical management of both. Dr. Johnson emphasizes that medications improve patient symptoms and reduce exacerbations but no pharmacologic therapy decreases mortality or slows loss of lung function. Dr. Johnson discusses when to consider lung volume reduction (bronchoscopic or surgical) or transplant options. She details that COPD is the primary indication for lung transplant with 31% that are provided in US.
April 16, 2013 View Details

Rural Health Clinics are a great tool to improve reimbursement for physician practices in rural areas in the appropriate circumstances. This webinar will discuss why RHCs can be advantageous for providers and in some cases why they are a costly mistake in this reimbursement environment. Healthcare reform has radically changed the reimbursement dynamics for starting RHCs and may affect your decision to become a rural health clinic or not.
April 10, 2013 View Details

This program will provide high school and college students with an overview of the following Public Health professions: epidemiologist, environmental health specialist, community health educator, health administrator, health policy expert and biostatistician.
March 5, 2013 View Details

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 2.4 million new healthcare workers will be needed by 2014, including increasing demand for a diverse workforce. Are you a member of a minority or other under-represented group and are interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by a diverse panel of healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities. They can help you decide on the best path for your educational and professional goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and others.
February 28, 2013 View Details

Three River AHEC Health Careers Awareness programs are developed and implemented to educate middle and high school students about various health career choices, as well as a educational pipeline that will ultimately promote workforce in Georgia.
February 12, 2013 View Details

An effective fundraising program holds the potential to significantly impact the bottom line of healthcare providers in rural communities, advancing programs and services, enhancing facilities and technology, and actively engaging community leadership. Efficient allocation of staff and resources, and the purposeful engagement of volunteer leadership, can position even small organizations to successfully enlist the charitable support of the communities they serve. Join us for this exclusive presentation for our membership, and an overview of how you can establish a development program at your institution.
January 31, 2013 View Details

A cancer diagnosis may lead to a change in a person's priorities regarding relationships, career, or lifestyle. Some survivors become anxious about their health and uncertain of how to cope with life after treatment. Cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis. It includes people who continue to have treatment to either reduce risk of recurrence or to manage chronic disease.
January 3, 2013 View Details

A cancer diagnosis may lead to a change in a person's priorities regarding relationships, career, or lifestyle. Some survivors become anxious about their health and uncertain of how to cope with life after treatment. Cancer survivorship begins at diagnosis. It includes people who continue to have treatment to either reduce risk of recurrence or to manage chronic disease.
January 3, 2013 View Details

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) refers to a specific tool and analytic process that is designed to help policy- and decision-makers consider the health effects of their decisions about a wide range of sectors not traditionally considered to be directly related to health. This publication presents the six steps to Health Impact Assessment completion: screening, scoping, assessment of health effects, recommendations, reporting and communication and monitoring and evaluation.
December 17, 2012 View Details

Stemming from a keynote address and report titled “Connecting The Dots: Community Health and Economic Vitality” that brought together county level health data and rankings with county-level economic data and rankings, this presentation aims to answer the question, what do you do about it and explores how to go about finding, or developing, that answer for Georgia. This presentation is a recording of an address orginally given at the 2012 annual Georgia Rural Health Association meeting.
December 16, 2012 View Details

Today, infection control is well established in healthcare organizations that have internal infection control programs. The challenge then is not developing an infection control program but the more difficult task in reviewing and upgrading programs. Ms. Flook will provide participants with updated guidelines to ensure competent infection control practices in regards to safety for patients, payment for performance standards and quality improvement tools currently available.
November 16, 2012 View Details

The attendees will learn the differences in how to successfully implement the ICD-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedural Coding System (PCS) while distinguishing the affected facilities and potential road blocks to successful implementation in October of 2014. Considering the scale of the project and resource challenges common to rural health, key areas will be highlighted on how to get the project moving if it hasn’t started yet and/or how to maintain current progress.
November 14, 2012 View Details

Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome (CMS) is a cluster of disease and risk factors that have reached epidemic proportions in Georgia, in the United States, and across many countries around the world. CMS risk factors increase cardiovascular endpoints such as stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and overall increases in mortality. The presenter will provide educational content related to the definition of CMS, how to recognize the effects of CMS on general health and on long term survival.
November 2, 2102 View Details

An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. During 2001-2005,children and youth ages 5-18 years accounted for 2.4 million sports-related emergency department (ED) visits annually, of which 6% (135,000) involved a concussion. Dr. Mullin will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and strategies in the management of sport related concussions.
October 26, 2012 View Details

Ms. Cummings, Chief Information Officer at Northeast Georgia Health System, will provide her insights on careers in HIT and the impact that HIT professionals can have in helping shape the future of healthcare delivery in the United States. She will focus on how healthcare reform is creating an increased demand for technology solutions and resources and the career opportunities this presents for today's students. She will share opportunities for students to use their passion for technology to pursue mission-driven careers in HIT.
September 14, 2012 View Details

Dr. Richard Wild provides the presentation regarding the CMS Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program and its intent to assist in providing better care, better health, lower costs and safer more efficient care. He discusses the CMS’ three part aim and goals of CMS in providing quality improvement roadmap. First aim targeted is “better care” by focusing on patient safety, quality and the patient experience. Second aim is “reduce per capita cost” by reducing unnecessary and unjustified medical costs and reducing administrative cost thru process simplification. Third aim is to “improve population health” by decreasing health disparities, improving chronic care management outcomes, and improving community health status.
September 18, 2012 View Details

Physicians and psychologists estimate that as many as 30% of children may have a sleep disorder at some point during childhood. Sleep disorders have implications both for social-emotional adjustment and for school performance. Dr. Gary Freed will provide a brief history of sleep disorders, discuss the kinds of sleep disturbances that may affect children and adolescents, and provide a description of recommended treatments.
September 9, 2012 View Details

Dr. Brian Shapiro conducts the presentation in a patient case based scenario format with various lab values, patient testing scores, and current appropriate technology driven tests/devices currently used. He discusses the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension including the common risk factors and associated conditions, vascular injury and disease progression. Speaker details the importance of monitoring patient hemodynamic values related to the pulmonary and cardiac systems. He signifies the correlation of decreases in right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP), cardiac output (CO), right ventricular (RV) function and increases in pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). Dr. Shapiro discusses various methods of determining or calculating pulmonary hypertension. He provides additional information related to but not limited to fractional area change (FAC), Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (TAPSE), RV Annular Tissue Doppler, RIMP, Acute Vasodilator Testing, PAH treatment algorithm.
August 21, 2012 View Details

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States; it not only affects an individual physically, but psychosocially as well. Dr. Robert Godsall, the Coordinator of Neuropsychological services for the Outpatient Clinic at the Shepherd Center, will describe the psychosocial aspects of Multiple Sclerosis. He will discuss the symptoms of common complications including: cognition, depression, and coping. Dr. Godsall will outline treatment options that provide relief in many individuals.
July 26, 2012 View Details

Thinking about a career in medicine? Then don't miss What’s Up, Doc? What You Need to Know About Medical School. This interactive forum, led by some of the top decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions' offices, will provide you with what you need to know about pursuing this important and challenging career decision. You’ll learn about what it takes to get into medical school and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered during the live event on July 19, 2012.
July 19, 2012 View Details

This program features a discussion on the function of RAC Audit E/M Documentation. John Beard vibrantly shares insight into various levels of information on consultation for physicians and providers, including audit results and trends in medical coding. The presentation also incorporates the components of E&M levels, such as History of Present Illness (HPI) guidelines. Viewers will also receive information on the key documentation components for coders.
July 1, 2012 View Details

This program focuses on provider services offered by Georgia Medicaid HP Enterprise Services. The session will discuss several topics pertaining specifically to Rural Health Clinics and Georgia Medicaid. Jill McCrary discusses Rural Health Clinic payment along with common ideas and misconceptions. Also included in the presentation is an explanation of general reimbursement denials and errors as well as the common scope of services provided by Medicaid.
July 1, 2012 View Details

This program features an overview of EHR Meaningful Use, its definition, scope, and implications of an economic stimulus. Mr. Ammons also explains the definition of HITECH/ARRA and its participation requirements for eligible professionals. The presentation also highlights available incentives, payment information, and criteria of Meaningful Use.
July 1, 2012 View Details

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and often disabling disease that affects more than 400,000 people in the United States, yet many healthcare providers do not know much about the disease. Dr. Jeffery English, Director of Clinical Research at the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta, will give an overview of the disease and discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and management of MS.
June 21, 2012 View Details

This session will provide allied health and other healthcare providers with the tools to clearly and efficiently help patients succeed with diabetes management. The content will enable the learner to drive home key diabetes management messages detailing both complex and data driven aspects of patient self care actions for success.
May 31, 2012 View Details

Differences in the quality and availability of health care are problems which significantly affect the health of minorities, and affect likelihood of positive care outcomes. Join Dr. Kenworth Holness, of the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA, as he discusses what health care disparities are and who is affected, why disparities exist, and what steps are being taken by clinical care providers to reduce and eliminate health care disparities. Dr. Holness will also discuss specific tools individual providers can use in their practices to address these barriers to care.
May 18, 2012 View Details

An introduction to the concepts inherent in "Crew Resource Management", a behavioral focus on the critical communication necessary among workers in high-risk industries, such as Healthcare.
May 11, 2012 View Details

Healthcare professionals diagnose Diabetes Mellitus at an alarmingly increasing rate throughout the United States. Participants in this HealthTecdl presentation will learn about the epidemiologic impact of the increased rate of DM diagnoses, learn about the latest pharmacologic treatment options, and best practice therapy goals for patients with DM. Presenter Camille Crawford, Pharm.D., is the Assistant Director of Pharmacy at Houston Medical Center, in Warner Robins, GA.
May 10, 2012 View Details

Provide healthcare and public health professionals with a framework for identifying the best evidence to guide patient care and public health decisions, including practical tips for answering clinical questions.
May 7, 2012 View Details

David Hess shares statistical information regarding the US stroke belt and the stroke subtypes (hemorrhagic & ischemic). He discusses the four effective treatments in acute stroke. Dr. Hess offers various data regarding National Institute Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) research and European Cooperative Acute Stroke Study (ECASS) III research on the criteria and efficiency use of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). He emphasizes Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center guidelines related to ischemic stroke from admission to discharge in the US hospital.
March 20, 2012 View Details

The The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 2.4 million new healthcare workers will be needed by 2014, including increasing demand for a diverse workforce. Are you a member of a minority or other under-represented group and are interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by a diverse panel of healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities. They can help you decide on the best path for your educational and professional goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, dentistry and others.
February 23, 2012 View Details

The program is the second of four webinars on “Building Effective Boards” from the Georgia Charitable Care Network and funded by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation is Engaging the Board in the Work of the Organization.
February 12, 2012 View Details

Dr. Amy House provides statistical information regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) across the US and in the state of Georgia. She discusses how IPV manifests in the forms of physical, sexual & psychological abuse. Dr. House details the following related to IPV victimization: risk factors, signs & symptoms, mental health, and general health indicators. She defines and encourages the physician’s role and guiding principles in IPV using a RADAR format. View Details

Dr. Peter Taylor discusses current standards in breast imaging using mammograms, ultrasound, and MRIs. He provides information on the upcoming new breast imaging techniques related to tomosynthesis, breast specific gamma imaging, and contrast-enhanced dual energy mammography. He encourages practitioners to always be mindful of the patient who is waiting during the extensive process of being screened, the diagnostic process, the biopsy process, waiting on the pathology results and then the possibility of surgical or oncologic consults. In this presentation, Dr. Taylor discusses how to determine appropriateness in ordering breast imaging exams. View Details

Dr. Ginsburg presents information regarding different types of arthritis. He uses several different patient histories, lab results and photos to walk attendees through interesting case studies related to different types of arthritis. Dr. Ginsburg offers details about current tests available and patient clinical manifestations to assist in appropriate diagnosis of specific arthritis condition. View Details

Dr. Tammie Quest shares details regarding palliative care and current palliative care models. She describes the role of primary care providers in palliative care best practices. During the presentation she defines four illness trajectories common to the end of life. Dr. Quest provides information regarding the two levels of palliative care, the practical elements of palliative care, primary care guidance in advance directives, differences in hospice care and palliative care, and barriers to discussing end of life care.
November 15, 2011 View Details

In the United States, ICD-10 is now referred to as the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for the diagnoses and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) for the procedures. This presentation will concentrate on the modifications that comprise the procedure codes, namely ICD-10-PCS.
October 28, 2011 View Details

This session will provide a comprehensive review of the challenges with using medications in seniors. Participants will learn effective strategies to ensure seniors can actively participate in managing their medications.
October 27, 2011 View Details

This program will provide an overview of the challenges and strategies to increase the public health workforce and activities that support the professional development of the public health workforce in the State of Georgia.
October 25, 2011 View Details

This program will discuss new challenges and recent changes in the area of mental healthcare in Georgia. The presenter will address some immediate problems and discuss quick communication solutions to those issues. This program serves as an introduction to the 2012 Mental Health Series.
October 19, 2011 View Details

Dr. Stephanie Walsh shares details regarding the incidence obesity across the nation and within the borders of Georgia, trends in the incidence and the mortality rates of obesity. She discusses epidemiology of childhood obesity and the resulting complications from obesity. She shares primary care practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment options.
October 18, 2011 View Details

In the United States, ICD-10 is now referred to as the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) for the diagnoses and International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Classification System (ICD-10-PCS) for the procedures. This presentation will concentrate on the modifications that comprise the procedure codes, namely ICD-10-PCS.
October 7, 2011 View Details

The role of the School Nurse is unique and challenging. No other healthcare professional has access to such a high percentage of children in Georgia, or to such a large workforce. This video will provide you with comprehensive training on the effective implementation of health promotion initiatives by school nurses, including your role in the annual immunization assessment which is instrumental in the prevention of diseases, resource management, and policy.
September 30, 2011 View Details

The role of the School Nurse is unique and challenging. No other healthcare professional has access to such a high percentage of children in Georgia, or to such a large workforce. This video will provide you with comprehensive training on the effective implementation of health promotion initiatives by school nurses, including your role in the annual immunization assessment which is instrumental in the prevention of diseases, resource management, and policy.
September 30, 2011 View Details

A 2002 Institute of Medicine report noted that sources of health disparities “include…cultural and linguistic barriers, and a subtle mix of bias and prejudice during the clinical encounter.” Cultural competence is an important skill that, for most health care providers, develops over time through education and experience. Academic, professional, and government organizations agree that cultural competency should be part of health care providers’ knowledge base. Community-based faculty and preceptors can be instrumental in developing cultural competency as an essential skill for health professions students. Clinical teaching during clerkships offers many opportunities for preceptors and student to learn from diverse patient encounters.
September 22, 2011 View Details

Session Description: In your profession there is little room for error when it comes to assessing and treating patients. Obtaining all of the necessary information in order to accomplish that is enough of a challenge with those who speak your own language, much less with those who speak another. Learn the Spanish specific to your profession that will help you achieve a positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients. This program has practice activities for you after each topic, including some role play scenarios.
September 16, 2011 View Details

Chapter 5 of Georgia law, which addresses protection of disabled adults and elder persons, includes a statute on who is required to report abuse. Simply stated, 'if mandated reporters observe that there are indications of abuse and there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse of a senior or disabled adult a report should be made to Adult Protective Services.' The indicators of abuse may be obvious. In many instances the indicators are subtle, not so obvious. The intent of this program will be to develop skills for identifying the indicators that are not obvious as we sharpen our skills for identifying the obvious indicators of abuse.
August 23, 2011 View Details

The federal government has adopted the patient centered medical home model within the Veterans Administration. Across the country, private and community based practices are looking for guidance on how they can do the same. This is a new concept with goals to include increased patient access, care coordination, health information technology and payment reform. Ultimately successful integration of the PCMH should achieve the goal of better care, improved health outcomes, and lower costs.
August 18, 2011 View Details

Dr. Durado Brooks shares details regarding the colorectal cancer incidence across the nation and within the borders of Georgia, trends in the incidence and the mortality rates of colorectal cancer. He discusses modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of colorectal cancer. Dr. Brooks provides data from research regarding a proper cancer risk assessment. During the presentation, he describes the benefits of screening and how the population ranks in colorectal cancer screening based on years of education, insurance status, minority population exams, and race/ethnicity.
August 16, 2012 View Details

This program will introduce participants to the problem and impact of cancer treatment and outcome disparities in minority, rural, and medically underserved populations. Participants will learn about efforts to improve cancer care in those populations, how to communicate the importance of adequate care, barriers to treatment, and examples of success in reducing disparities.
July 28, 2011 View Details

Thinking about a career in medicine? Then don't miss What’s Up, Doc? What You Need to Know About Medical School. This interactive forum, led by some of the top decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions' offices, will provide you with what you need to know about pursuing this important and challenging career decision.
July 21, 2011 View Details

Dr. Richard Lottenberg details the most current management plan for patients diagnosed with sickle cell disease. He shares the data collected and evidence-based treatment options from randomized controlled trials impacting the care of patients with sickle cell disease. He discusses clinical manifestations, clinical evaluations, and optimization of pain management, fever and acute anemia related to the disease.
July 19,2011 View Details

Mobile devices and health-related digital applications are increasing in popularity and usefulness in clinical settings. Evidence-based practice (EBP) — the process of applying rigorous research evidence to clinical practice in conjunction with clinical knowledge and patient preferences — is a major force in both healthcare education and clinical settings. By leveraging mobile technology solutions, you can improve both the quality and delivery of healthcare. This program will provide you with an overview of the emerging mobile device options, applications, and resources.
June 30, 2011 View Details

Did you know that 47% of Spanish-speaking patients have at one time taken the wrong dosage because they had trouble translating the instructions for use? This highly interactive program will allow you to learn Spanish phrases that will enable you to speak with customers at drop-off and pick-up times. As a result, you’ll experience a more positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients.
June 17, 2011 View Details

SOWEGA-AHEC, in partnership with Tift Regional Medical Center and the UGA College of Pharmacy, has developed CE/CME/ACPE opportunities for healthcare professionals. CURE Activities are presented by experienced practitioners who share cutting edge educational content. View Details

Our cultures not only define who we are, but how we receive information and make decisions. Cultural competence is the ability of individuals and systems to interact respectfully and effectively with people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions. Achieving cultural competency is critical in the delivery of quality health care and the reduction of health disparities. This program is designed to give health care providers the tools, knowledge and understanding to work more effectively in cross-cultural situations.
May 27, 2011 View Details

This program features a discussion about Rural Health Clinic Assistance provided by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy via the National Association of Rural Health Clinics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. In addition, program viewers will learn about how the Georgia State Office of Rural Health (SORH) can assist healthcare organizations in Georgia.
May 24, 2011 View Details

This program focuses on healthcare reform related to Rural Health Clinic (RHCs) in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Session attendees will be provided with an overview of the PPACA as it relates to RHCs, as well as the positive aspects and the challenges of the PPACA related to RHCs.
May 24, 2011 View Details

This program features a discussion of risk management for the physician’s practice. The session will identify the top five allegations related to office-based malpractice claims, most common diagnosis associated with office-based diagnostic-related claims, and the process associated with high risks, as well as strategies to reduce those risks.
May 24, 2011 View Details

This program will provide attendees with an overview of how Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) may or may not benefit from current grant funding opportunities, and describe HIT and “meaningful use” efforts related to RHCs.
May 24, 2011 View Details

Program viewers will receive a description of the potential role of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Rural Health Clinic Cost Reporting. This program also features a brief overview of the reporting processes, including differences between hospital-based and independent providers.
May 24, 2011 View Details

The Federal Government has recently invested billions of dollars to help with the adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and build a nationwide Health Information Exchange. This program should help providers and others in the medical field to understand "Meaningful Use" and how it will affect Georgia's medical practices.
May 19, 2011 View Details

Dr. Galen Perdikis, MD, FACS shares the importance of the development of personal and professional “one on one” communication skills demonstrated by means of reflective listening and the use of PEARLS (partnerships, empathy, apology, respect, legitimization, and support). Every practitioner can sharpen his/her skills in communicating with individual patients, their families, and other healthcare practitioners by putting into action the use of cultural diversity knowledge, team communication, SBAR (situation, background, assessment, recommendations) and “Stopping the Line” implementation in the healthcare setting.
May 17, 2011 View Details

In your profession there is little room for error when it comes to assessing a patient. Obtaining all of the necessary information in order to accomplish that is enough of a challenge with those who speak your own language, much less with those who speak another. Learn the Spanish specific to your profession that will help you achieve a positive and productive interaction with your Hispanic patients.
May 13, 2011 View Details

The transition into long-term or elderly care can be a daunting one, both for the individual and the family caregiver. Keys to the success of creating "home" is the deinstitutionalization of care, the implementation of person centered practices, and keeping those in your care from feeling "homeless". The Cultural Change Network's Co-Founder and & Coordinator Kim McRae leads this session on improving and transforming quality of life for older Georgians in all settings where aging services are delivered.
April 28, 2011 View Details

Karen Nichols, Executive Director at The Cascades Verdae, will discuss how cultural change in long-term care can help you address the helplessness, loneliness, and boredom faced by seniors, how you can you help those in your care adjust to "those strangers" taking care of them, and what longevity research says about long-term care and its impact.
April 21, 2011 View Details

This program addresses key issues that are important to consider in the care of Veterans in palliative care. These issues are not unique to Veterans, but may be found in other populations as well. However, the presenter has expertise in the recognition and management of these conditions will address the specific needs of Veterans.
April 18, 2011 View Details

This program is designed to address the specific information and knowledge necessary to provide quality care for seriously ill children and their families. Currently in Georgia there is a grass-roots effort to increase the quality and accessibility to palliative care services by children. Join us as we discover what is being done at this time and how we can all work together to care for these children.
April 18, 2011 View Details

"Culture change" is the common name given to the national movement for the transformation of older adult services, and is based on person-directed values and practices where the voices of elders and those working with them are considered and respected. Rose Marie Fagan of the Pioneer Network will discuss the emergence of the cultural change movement and provide attendees with information about the unique and ongoing process of turning cultural change transformations into daily practice.
April 14, 2011 View Details

This interactive session, led by Anna Curtis of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, will provide professionals with an overview of Georgia’s mandated reporting requirements as well as an update on changes in the law.
April 5, 2011 View Details

Denise Korenegay, MSW, will discuss methods for integrating different health professionals into a unified care delivery team. Community Based Faculty of healthcare students will learn ways to build these teams within their own practice, and to demonstrate the principles of interdisciplinary care teams to students. Characteristics of productive team members, suggested team structures, and team communication styles will be explored.
March 30, 2011 View Details

In this session, we will discuss practical approaches for the primary care practitioner for long-term successful management of patients with Type 2 Diabetes.
March 29, 2011 View Details

In this session, Jamie Noll, Pharm.D., L.D., CDE, will discuss practical approaches to preventing Type 2 Diabetes in high risk patients.
March 23, 2011 View Details

According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the need for physical therapists is expected to grow by 30 percent over the next ten years. Interested in working with children? Pediatric therapists specialize in providing physical, speech, and occupational support for children (ages birth – 21 years). Speech and language pathologist Jamie Steele and physical therapist Diana Garcia form Floyd Medical Center will provide students and educators of all ages and levels with an overview about what it takes to become a pediatric therapist and the opportunities available in this exciting career path.
February 23, 2011 View Details

The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 2.4 million new healthcare workers will be needed by 2014, including increasing demand for a diverse workforce. Are you a minority student interested in a career in healthcare? Want to know what it takes to be successful? This interactive panel discussion is led by minority healthcare professionals working in Georgia's rural communities and will help you decide on the best path for your educational and professionals goals. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and others.
February 23, 2011 View Details

Teresa Heard, BSN, RN will present educational content regarding the Champions for Children Program that is dedicated to provide financial and resource assistance to the community families who have children diagnosed with a disability and/or special need. Ms. Heard will provide general information about Easter Seals affiliates and their services.
December 22, 2010 View Details

Katrina Wilburn-Beckhom, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, will present educational content regarding an overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Ms. Wilburn-Beckhom will provide information about the three term contingency, reinforcements and basic strategies of ABA.
View Details

Nuclear what? This program will answer that and so much more. Learn what Nuclear Medicine Technology is and if it is the health career for you. Ms. Rochelle Lee is the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Coordinator at Armstrong Atlantic State University and will share valuable information about what it takes to enter into a career in Nuclear Medicine.
December 17, 2010 View Details

This presentation will give a general overview of the various professions in health care. The first part will discuss the benefits of choosing a career in health care. Next, the fastest growing jobs in health care according to the Georgia Department of Labor will be revealed along with some unique health career opportunities. Last, resources to find out more about health careers on the web and through the Georgia AHECs will be provided.
December 16, 2010 View Details

Providing clinical training for health professions students in a community based setting can be a win-win situation. Students' benefit from the experience, the preceptors benefit from new ideas and techniques currently being taught in the academic health sciences institutions and the practice site benefits from the opportunity to recruit future healthcare providers. This program is designed to enhance the knowledge of FQHC's, Rural Health Clinics, Multi-Specialty Practices and other Health Clinics on the benefits to becoming a teaching health site.
December 15, 2010 View Details

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer he or she can become overwhelmed. Undergoing various treatments and dealing with healthcare professionals from different specialties like radiologists, pharmacists, and oncologists can be a lot to handle. Because of this, a new specialty has developed—the Patient Navigator. A patient navigator will offer medical guidance, act as a support group, and walk patients and their families through the cancer treatment process. This program will discuss the importance of patient navigation in the cancer continuum.
December 13, 2010 View Details

The role of the nurse practitioner is not new. However the recently issued Institute of Medicine Report, as well as the political environment of health reform, is changing the context of nurse practitioner practice. Our speakers will provide an overview of these changes and the potential impact on nurse practitioner roles for organizations that may recruit, retain, and otherwise utilize nurse practitioners on their staffs. Donna Hodnicki, Ph.D, FNP-BC, FAAN, LNC is Professor and interim chair of the School of Nursing at Georgia Southern University. Charlene Hanson, Ed.D, RN, CS, FNP, FAAN serves on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Advanced Practice Committee, as well as the American Academy of Nursing Primary Care Taskforce.
December 7, 2010 View Details

Health centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are a part of the health care reform movement and will see their roles and numbers expand greatly in coming years.Jim Hotz MD and Tary Brown, both of Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc., will discuss the whys and hows of becoming a teaching health site. They will show how the Board of Directors, executive staff, and clinical staff of a FQHC all work together to develop a successful teaching site.
November 29, 2010 View Details

Although there is now general agreement that average-risk adults aged 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer, national survey data show less than half of eligible adults have ever been screened for this disease. Primary care practice is an important point of entry for colorectal cancer screening. This program will enhance the primary care provider’s understanding of appropriate screening referral indicators and strategies, screening delivery, and outcomes management.
November 18, 2010 View Details

It's not enough to simply have health careers students come to your community for a clerkship - how can you show them that your community is a great place to live? Do you need ideas for recruitment and retention of health careers students? Find out what students want from a community and how you can integrate them into your area during their clerkship.
November 18, 2010 View Details

Parkinson's Disease is typically diagnosed in largely healthy patients, and the diagnosis itself may initially have a greater impact than the disease. Participants in this seminar lead by Dr. Lawrence Elmer will hear about options on how to deliver a diagnosis of Parkinson’s and address initial patient concerns.
November 12, 2010 View Details

This program is designed to provide participants with information on the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Mr. Penrose will present a session that will highlight various components of the career of Sonography with regard to high school preparation, college admission requirements, requirements for licensure, trends, work environments, specialties, and career opportunities.
November 11, 2010 View Details

Dr. Mohak Davé, a Board Certified ER physician, leads this program for healthcare professionals involved with the development and implementation of Hypothermia Protocol for Cardiac Arrest Patients. The program will feature an overview of hypothermia, the physiology of hypothermia therapy, and how cardiac arrest patients can benefit from this unique treatment modality. Included in this session are quality improvement measures, best-practice standards, and increased staff education.
October 28, 2010 View Details

Palliative and end of life care is a growing area of practice, and practitioners may feel unprepared to deal with the complex issues it encompasses. This program is designed to enhance the healthcare professional's awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with clients, families, other health care providers, and the community when working in end of life situations.
October 27, 2010 View Details

As a preceptor you've probably had some super-star learners that you'd love to recruit to work in your practice. On the other hand, you may have had experiences where you couldn't wait for a learner to finish their rotation! What makes those learners so difficult? And more importantly, what can you do help you both make it through the experience successfully? Determining underlying reasons for problems and creating a management plan can be challenging. We will discuss common problems with learners and some specific strategies to help those students succeed.
October 27, 2010 View Details

Palliative and end of life care is a growing area of practice, and practitioners may feel unprepared to deal with the complex issues it encompasses. This program is designed to enhance the healthcare professional's awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with clients, families, other health care providers, and the community when working in end of life situations.
October 21, 2010 View Details

Palliative and end of life care is a growing area of practice, and practitioners may feel unprepared to deal with the complex issues it encompasses. This program is designed to enhance the healthcare professional's awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with clients, families, other health care providers, and the community when working in end of life situations.
October 21, 2010 View Details

Palliative and end of life care is a growing area of practice, and practitioners may feel unprepared to deal with the complex issues it encompasses. This program is designed to enhance the healthcare professional's awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively with clients, families, other health care providers, and the community when working in end of life situations.
October 21, 2010 View Details

Relationships are crucial in Parkinson's Disease (PD). Spouses are typically the primary caregivers, and maintaining a positive relationship in the midst of all the stress associated with coping with the disease can be challenging. Gila Bronner has established a world-wide reputation for understanding and assisting couples with managing this stress, in part through maintaining healthy sexual relationships. Bronner's approach includes but extends beyond the psychological barriers, as PD symptoms can affect emotional connections, sexual function, and sexual satisfaction. Inquiry about sexual functioning is often overlooked by primary care physicians due to time constraints, confusion about sexual conversation, and lack of proper training.
October 15, 2010 View Details

T. Andrew Albritton, MD is associate dean for curriculum and professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. He has served as the medicine clerkship director and director of student education for the Department of Medicine. In addition to serving as the associate dean for curriculum, he is the co-director of the community-based faculty development program and program director for Essentials of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Albritton will discuss the principles of teaching and evaluating students in a busy practice.
September 30, 2010 View Details

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they require to meet their tremendous need for health care. This presentation will provide an overview of the scholarship and loan repayment programs to potential applicants.
September 28, 2010 View Details

This program is designed to raise awareness that cardiovascular risk factors are identifiable in childhood and are predictive of future cardiovascular risk.
September 10, 2010 View Details

Dr. White will discuss the importance of community-based education for health sciences students and techniques for successful teaching. This session will discuss community based faculty "promotion" policies and guidance as well as opportunities for research skill development.
October 27, 2010 View Details

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they require to meet their tremendous need for health care. This presentation will provide an overview for communities and sites that would like to recruit NHSC scholars and loan repayment recipients.
View Details

This program will provide an overview of the challenges and strategies needed to increase the Behavioral Health Workforce in the State of Georgia.
August 18, 2010 View Details

The goal of this training is to familiarize Medical Reserve Corps Members with the purpose of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and how SNS assets are requested, received and dispensed. The training will provide an overview of background concepts relevant to mass dispensing, and describe dispensing site operations and potential staffing roles for MRC members.
August 5, 2010 View Details

MRC 101 is the required "Orientation" for the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Reserve Corps. The program describes the origin and development of the MRC concept and the link between the MRC and Public Health. It outlines the "Essential Functions" of Public Health and the "Core Competencies" of the MRC. It gives a general orientation to both natural and man-made disasters and the roles of Public Health and the MRC in responding to these disasters. A description of the training requirements and opportunities for non-required training is also given.
August 5, 2010 View Details

The Pathway to Med School Admissions Forum provides participants with information regarding all Georgia medical schools, including admissions standards and processes, introduces participants to some of the decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions offices, and provides participants with the opportunity to have their specific questions regarding medical school answered during the live event.
July 22, 2010 View Details

Advocates in Action will highlight legislative priorities for arthritis on a federal level-what is being done in Washington, DC to improve the lives of those living with arthritis. It will also cover access to care for arthritis- how to become a more powerful advocate for your own care. Lastly, this session will highlight grassroots advocacy from an arthritis advocates perspective- how to build a relationship with members of congress to obtain 100 % sponsorship of Arthritis Prevention, Control and Cure Act.
June 30, 2010 View Details

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they require to meet their tremendous need for health care. This presentation will provide an overview of the scholarship and loan repayment programs to potential applicants.
September 28, 2010 View Details

Healthcare can offer tremendous flexibility, interesting and varied work days, opportunity for advancement, mobility, and excellent income. This presentation and health careers manual can help you research the healthcare profession that is best suited for you.
June 25, 2010 View Details

In this session we will develop strategies to implement the Strategic Plan. The operational plan will be used as a guide for implementation of the plan. It will have documented the actions needed, schedules and timelines, and resources needed (human and financial) to carry out the plan. Participants will learn the process of developing an evaluation plan and learn how to monitor the plan.
July 14, 2010 View Details

In this session we will identify the critical elements needed for the strategic plan. Participants will learn the importance of developing clear Vision and Mission statements, defining Goals and Objectives, identifying Critical Success Factors and developing effective timelines. Participants will learn how to put them together into a Strategic Plan.
June 17, 2010 View Details

Georgia has one of the largest older populations in the South. By 2020, it is estimated that the 65+ population will increase by 62% over current numbers. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems present significant challenges among older adults. Increasingly, professionals will be called upon to develop knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their elder patients. Dr. Lee Hyer, Professor of and Health Behavior at Mercer University School of Medicine, is the featured speaker for the webinar . His practice and research focus on older adults. Dr. Hyer has published several books and over 200 peer-reviewed articles on mental health issues among older adults.
June 11, 2010 View Details

Georgia has one of the largest older populations in the South. By 2020, it is estimated that the 65+ population will increase by 62% over current numbers. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems present significant challenges among older adults. Increasingly, professionals will be called upon to develop knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their elder patients. Dr. Lee Hyer, Professor of and Health Behavior at Mercer University School of Medicine, is the featured speaker for the webinar . His practice and research focus on older adults. Dr. Hyer has published several books and over 200 peer-reviewed articles on mental health issues among older adults.
June 10, 2010 View Details

In this session we will begin to develop the operational framework of the strategic planning. The participants will be taken through the various steps that involve learning about and understanding the environment in which they do business, learning to assess that environment and how to use the information to develop success strategies. The session will review the tools used in strategic planning such as Community Needs Assessments, Situation Analysis, SWOT Analysis, Gap Analysis and Issues Identification.
May 26, 2010 View Details

This program is designed to provide participants with information on the field of physical therapy. Sam Echols of Advance Rehab, Inc will present a session highlighting various components of the career of physical therapy with regard to high school preparation, college admission requirements, requirements for licensure, trends, work environments, specialties, and career opportunities.
June 1, 2020 View Details

Dr. Monica Parker, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Emory University School of Medicine, will present an overview of the disease, describe pharmacologic and behavioral treatments, and discuss the interrelationship between heart and brain health.
May 21, 2010 View Details

With health reform on its way down the pipeline, millions of Americans and thousands of Georgians will possibly for the first time in their lives, be covered by health insurance; but this change will take time and there are still many who will go and remain uninsured. Safety Net providers offer health care services to the uninsured and underserved when they have no where to turn. During this webcast, three leaders of Georgia’s health safety net will outline the current conditions, needs, issues and challenges of the safety net and the opportunities presented under health reform.
May 13, 2010 View Details

For nonprofits and their clients, health literacy is an issue directly related to access, cost and quality health care. It is essential for self-management, reducing disparities and eliminating costs. This webcast will be a primer for nonprofit practitioners on the value and need of health literacy on the cusp of health reform.
May 11, 2010 View Details

This webcast will highlight the objectives of the Foundation’s advocacy campaign to enhance the capacities of state and local leaders to advocate for effective public health policy.
April 29, 2010 View Details

In this session we will provide an overview of strategic planning. The session will provide the ground work and rationale for strategic planning as it relates to non-profits. We will review the various types of strategic planning, discuss the rationale for strategic planning, identify how to prepare for strategic planning and determine who should be involved in the strategic planning process. View Details

The purpose of this series of modules is to increase awareness of potential asthma triggers and irritants and to encourage optimal management of the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. The curriculum for the modules was designed by the National Association of School Nurses and was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
March 21, 2010 View Details

The purpose of this series of modules is to increase awareness of potential asthma triggers and irritants and to encourage optimal management of the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. The curriculum for the modules was designed by the National Association of School Nurses and was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
March 21, 2010 View Details

The purpose of this series of modules is to increase awareness of potential asthma triggers and irritants and to encourage optimal management of the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. The curriculum for the modules was designed by the National Association of School Nurses and was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
March 21, 2010 View Details

The purpose of this series of modules is to increase awareness of potential asthma triggers and irritants and to encourage optimal management of the school environment to reduce asthma episodes. The curriculum for the modules was designed by the National Association of School Nurses and was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
March 21, 2010 View Details

This course is designed to provide a positive and productive interaction between healthcare professionals and Spanish-speaking patients that will enhance vital patient communication.
April 9, 2010 View Details

Join HealthTecdl in this forecast of Georgia's budget, tax and legislative agenda for 2010. Sarah Beth Gehl and Linda Lowe, the state's most thoughtful and experienced analysts, will share their unique insights into the emerging issues that constitute how health and human services will be structured, delivered, and financed.
March 15, 2010 View Details

Healthcare Georgia Foundation is collaborating with representatives of Georgia’s leaders in health advocacy to develop and pilot a child health quality initiative with important implications for the structure and delivery of health services. This webcast will feature a panel of leaders who will explore the opportunities for the collaborative pilot to improve health and healthcare for all Georgians with a focus on high-priority issues of pediatric asthma and childhood immunizations.
March 15, 2010 View Details

This webcast will orient and prepare students for working in the Migrant Farmworker Health Clinics.
March 3, 2010 View Details

Minorities tend to be under represented in many health professions, especially those requiring a bachelors degree or higher. In this interactive session a team of panelists who are minority health professionals will describe their career paths and job roles and share tips for success. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, medical technology, public health, dentistry, and others.
February 18, 2010 View Details

Passage of health reform legislation is most likely to include major investments in public health at the state and local levels and new opportunities to revamp how public health and the health care delivery system interact. This audio conference will review what is in the legislation, describe the path ahead for decision makers, and begin a discussion of how health reform can advance public health in Georgia.
January 28, 2010 View Details

This program is designed for middle, high and college students interested in completing the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program at MCG. It will provide students with information that will help them gain a better understanding of the steps involved in completing a DMD program, including admission requirements and requirements for licensure. View Details

Program evaluation is an essential management tool for nonprofit organizations. This workshop will help nonprofit managers understand the process, define staff roles and responsibilities, and learn what a "good" evaluation plan should include.
November 17, 2010 View Details

This program is designed to raise awareness between the relation of Childhood Obesity and Adult Type 2 Diabetes. It is led by Dr. Rodney Lyn, an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. Dr. Lyn directs the Policy Leadership for Active Youth (PLAY) initiative, a collaborative effort between the state’s research universities and statewide partners to address childhood obesity by connecting an emerging evidence-base to practice and policy.
November 6, 2009 View Details

This session will provide definitions for service learning and community based service learning. It will include ideas on how communities can benefit from service learning partnerships, what communities can expect from service learning students and the pros and cons of service learning programs.
October 2, 2009View Details

Deaf culture is a term applied to the social movement that holds deafness to be a difference in human experience rather than a disability. "Pah!": Insight into Deaf Culture is presented by Robyn Edelheit, a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing for Bulloch County Schools.
September 30, 2009 View Details

A strategic marketing plan is a roadmap your organization needs to take in order to achieve its marketing and communication goals. This workshop will address the principles and benefits of marketing planning, and equip participants with the fundamentals required to build and/or improve a strategic marketing plan.
September 29, 2009 View Details

The Bulloch County CHILD coalition is a collaborative effort initiated by the College of Health and Human Sciences at Georgia Southern University, the Bulloch County Health Department, and the Southeast Health District.
September 24, 2009 View Details

Jeanette Boohene, MD & Lane Price, MD of Albany Community Hospice will present this FREE online program designed to help the public understand the differences between Hospice and Palliative Care. Participants need not go further than the comfort of their own computers to view the presentation. They will share resources and answer questions during the live program.
September 17, 2009 View Details

La Dra. Gallup, agradece la oportunidad a presentar este programa por medio de Health Tecdl. La programacion es franca y grafica, y algunas miembras de la audencia le han encontrado desagradable. Teniendo la opurtunidad de revisar este programa por Health Tecdl, los participantes puden a ver el programa en privado. Los padres pueden revisar la programacion antes de copartir la informacion con sus hijas.
September 9, 2009 View Details

Dr. Pamela Gallup, gynecologist in Savannah and only the second woman to be elected president of the Georgia Medical Society, is on a mission to educate young women and their mothers about the hidden epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
September 11, 2009 View Details

How will the 2009 General Assembly treat your organization and those you serve? Are you prepared for the tough legislative decisions? Join HealthTecdl in this forecast of Georgia's budget, tax and legislative agenda for 2009. Presented by the state's most thoughtful and experienced analysts, Alan Essig and Linda Lowe will share their unique insights into the emerging issues that constitute how health and human services will be structured, delivered, and financed. More importantly hear from these experts how best to engage your organization and community in the legislative process that will have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of Georgians.
View Details

July 24, 2009 View Details

The Pathway to Med School Admissions Forum provides participants with information regarding all Georgia medical schools, including admissions standards and processes, introduces participants to some of the decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions offices, and provides participants with the opportunity to have their specific questions regarding medical school answered during the live event. The Pathway to Med School Admissions Forum is one scheduled event during the four-week summer residential Pathway to Med School Program.
July 23, 2009 View Details

July 11, 2009 View Details

In this session we will review the current trends in the incidence and impact of diabetes. Strategies for earlier detection and diagnosis of diabetes will be discussed and the changes in treatment strategies, including approaches designed to prolong health of beta cells will be highlighted.
July 8, 2009 View Details

Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Jeffery Donner, will discuss various cardiovascular diseases in children including recognition of signs and symptoms as well as interventional approaches and recommendations for referrals.
July 1, 2009 View Details

Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Jeffery Donner, will discuss various cardiovascular diseases in children including recognition of signs and symptoms as well as interventional approaches and recommendations for referrals.
July 1, 2009 View Details

This session will discuss relevant issues surrounding Childhood Obesity including the definition, prevalence, maintenance methods, parental resources, prevention strategies, and practical applications for dealing with this epidemic.
July 1, 2009 View Details

Dr. Melinda Greenfield of Albany Dermatology Clinic, P.A. will present R.A.Y.S. - Raising Awareness about Your Skin during this unique, web-based program. Participants need not go further than the comfort of their own computers to hear Dr. Greenfield speak about skin cancer and sun safety.
July 25, 2009 View Details

This session will discuss the mental, psychological, physiological, and social precursors to CVD and relate excessive stress to the development of CVD. It will discuss how rest is the opposite of stress and associate accessing deeper levels of rest through CRM with stress reduction. Finally, it will discuss how individuals can consciously rest to decrease stress and improve CVD outcomes.
June 19, 2009 View Details

This course will assist participants in recognizing, identifying, and treating depression in people with diabetes. An overview of recommended strategies and tools is provided. Resources for further reading are also provided. This course is excellent choices for practitioners who have an interest in aiding people with diabetes achieve positive outcomes.
June 12, 2009 View Details

Keys to successful development efforts include a compelling case for support, strong volunteer and staff leadership, and an effective, realistic plan. Topics of discussion will include planning and preparation, applying the appropriate fundraising strategies, using the right solicitation methodologies, defining the types and roles of volunteers and staff, effectively engaging volunteers and donors, and managing expectations – all while dealing with an uncertain economy.
June 2, 2009 View Details

Numerous soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often present signs of traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD "triggers" of re-experiencing, avoidance and arousal can be especially debilitating, and often don't respond to talk therapy or anger management because the real problem is a reactive nervous system. Many traumas are buried deep in a person's psyche, leaving a person with no direct knowledge of how they are being affected. Whether a trauma is consciously known or buried in the unconscious, it may be contributing to confusing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that will challenge your life and relationships.
May 22, 2009 View Details

Numerous soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often present signs of traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. The PTSD "triggers" of re-experiencing, avoidance and arousal can be especially debilitating, and often don't respond to talk therapy or anger management because the real problem is a reactive nervous system. Many traumas are buried deep in a person's psyche, leaving a person with no direct knowledge of how they are being affected. Whether a trauma is consciously known or buried in the unconscious, it may be contributing to confusing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that will challenge your life and relationships.
May 22, 2009 View Details

Because of widespread screening efforts, the majority of newly diagnosed prostate cancers are found early when they are still confined to the prostate gland, thus the number of prostate cancer-related deaths has decreased. This presentation is about one man's journey from a routine physical exam to prostate cancer diagnosis, through treatment and to life after treatment.
May 14, 2009 View Details

Georgia is currently ranked 8th in the national number for cumulative HIV/AIDS cases and 5th for the new number of cases each year. With an estimated 6% annual increase of HIV infection within our region, HIV is quickly becoming at the forefront of public health dialog. Dr. Claire Hicks, past Clinical Coordinator for the Georgia Division of Public Health – District 9-2, will present on 2009 HIV Update.
May 1, 2009 View Details

This program is designed for middle and high school students and will provide students with information about how to become a Pharmacist. Dr. Alan Wolfgang will present a session for students that will help gain a better understanding of the steps involved in completing a Pharm.D., including: admission requirements, requirements for licensure and career opportunities.
April 29, 2009 View Details

Numerous soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often present signs of traumatic brain injury and/or post traumatic stress disorder. This presentation will address some of the similarities between these diagnoses along with the frequency and treatment implications from a mental health viewpoint. Mental health treatment strategies along with resources available will be discussed in future sessions.
April 24, 2009 View Details

Dr. Marian Tabi will speak to high school aged students highlighting the different avenues of nursing. Students will learn how to obtain entrance into this exciting field, and what it takes both professionally and academically to be a nurse!
May 12, 2009 View Details

An alarming number of African American men and women are contracting HIV through risky behavior and sexual contact. Community-based organizations are catalysts for HIV/AIDS prevention activities. This workshop will discuss methods for effective development, implementation and evaluation of culturally sensitive community-based HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention programs.
April 16, 2009 View Details

Minorities tend to be under represented in many health professions, especially those requiring a bachelors degree or higher. In this interactive session a team of panelists who are minority health professionals will describe their career paths and job roles and share tips for success. Careers represented include medicine, nursing, health education, behavioral health, medical technology, and epidemiology.
March 25, 2009 View Details

Advances in Tobacco Cessation and Counseling Reimbursement is a program designed for physicians and clinicians in the field of Primary Care and Obstetrics engaged in tobacco cessation counseling with their patients. This program will highlight the Ask and Act Model of tobacco cessation counseling as developed by the American Association of Family Physicians and will discuss best practices in working with patients to achieve their goals. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the counseling reimbursement process and learn what is necessary to bill for those services.
March 11, 2009 View Details

Fundraising Realities for Non-Profit Organizations will lead participants through 10 key steps to achieving the most effective fundraising plan for the current economic challenges we all face today.
March 5, 2009 View Details

Keys to Unlock the Treasure called Volunteers by Marty Atherton, Volunteer Management Consultant, will guide you in laying a strong foundation on which to build an excellent volunteer program. With information about volunteers in this current economy, the message is timely! This is not just about people donating their time only, but in cultivating relationships so that volunteers also become donors.
March 4, 2009 View Details

Dr. Troy Kimsey, a Surgical Oncologist, is a Distinguished Scholar of the Georgia Cancer Coalition practicing in the Southwest Georgia region. Dr. Kimsey will present the online program focusing on defining the current environment and identifying the systems in place for caring for patients with cancer; defining role of surgical oncologists in the care for patients with cancer; imparting a vision of collaborative & multidisciplinary care of patients with cancer utilizing local, regional, state and national resources.
February 20, 2009 View Details

According to WHO (World Health Organization), contingency planning for an event that will occur at an undetermined time in the future is difficult, particularly in the face of limited resources and other urgent problems and priorities. However, there are ways one can invest in emergency preparedness and influenza pandemic and be successful. During this presentation the participant will learn how to prepare for an emergency. View Details

According to WHO (World Health Organization), contingency planning for an event that will occur at an undetermined time in the future is difficult, particularly in the face of limited resources and other urgent problems and priorities. Mr. Hicks will provide participants with basic principles of Emergency Preparedness; a brief description of the National Incident Management System (NIMS); identify the responsibilities for planning for Public Health Emergencies and how it relates to current Pandemic Influenza Planning within Public Health.
February 11, 2009 View Details

Asthma is the 2nd leading health problem among school-aged children in Georgia. Asthma can be controlled by following a medical management plan and avoiding contact with environmental "triggers." In addition to identifying common environmental factors that affect asthma, this presentation will review the essential nature of completing an environmental history to determine an appropriate and effective plan for asthma management.
February 6, 2009 View Details

This online program will increase the knowledge base of nursing professionals regarding prevention’s impact on the quality of cancer care; current screening recommendations and barriers; and the role oncology nurses may play in cancer screening activities.January 30, 2009 View Details

Dr. John Morgan will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease (PD). He will highlight signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, current treatment and future therapies.
January 29, 2009 View Details

The presentation will educate the viewers on how to design and deliver health programs for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Viewers will also receive a brief history of the border agricultural workers from their origins in rural Mexico to the agricultural fields of America and how culturally relevant health services are provided.
January 22, 2009 View Details

Dr. Gordana Lovrekovic, who has 14 years experience practicing pediatric pulmonology, will review the newest guidelines for asthma therapy for infants and school age populations. Dr. Lovrekovic has published and presented extensively on pediatric pulmonary topics. She has served on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia and is currently a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA.
January 9, 2009 View Details

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine faculty will discuss the importance of community-based education for health sciences students and the realities of hosting students in a busy practice.
December 11, 2008 View Details

This presentation is designed for healthcare professionals that would like to know more about the anatomy of the anorectum and the mechanism of continence, the mechanism of defecation and constipation in women.
December 9, 2008 View Details

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine faculty will discuss the importance of community-based education for health sciences students and the realities of hosting students in a busy practice.
December 03, 2008 View Details

Dr. Andy Albritton from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine will discuss the principles of teaching and evaluating students in a busy practice.
December 03, 2008 View Details

The session will provide the audience with pertinent information regarding asthma prevalence and statistics; diagnosis and management of asthma in the home and emergency room settings; asthma management plans; and pharmacological interventions including the new HFA inhaler guidelines.
November 14, 2008 View Details

Exploring Oral Health Professions is a program designed for high school aged Health Occupations students in order to highlight the exciting possibilities and opportunities in the Dental Hygiene field. Students will gain a better understanding of overall oral health care and learn what is necessary to gain entrance into the field both academically and professionally.
October 22, 2008 View Details

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has identified seven Self-Care Behaviors for patient education effective in promoting beneficial outcomes in diabetes management. The seven behaviors include: Health Eating, Being Active, Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Taking Medication, Problem Solving, Reducing Risks and Healthy Coping.
October 17, 2008 View Details

This program is designed for healthcare professionals involved in developing written asthma action plans that includes daily management and how to recognize and handle worsening asthma.
October 10, 2008 View Details

The Pathway to Med School Admissions Forum provided participants with information regarding all Georgia medical schools, including admissions standards and processes, introduces participants to some of the decision makers at Georgia medical school admissions offices, and provides participants with the opportunity to get their specific questions regarding medical school answered during the live event.
July 24, 2008 View Details

Supported by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation, HealthTecdl is a network of organizations with the intent of providing Distance Learning (DL) tools to disseminate information and capacity building programs primarily to non-profit health organizations within the state of Georgia. View Details