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August Newsletter

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Healthcare professionals play a key role in educating parents and patients about the importance of vaccination. It’s important to ensure that patients are up to date on all vaccinations. Find key messages, sample social media, graphics, and educational resources to help healthcare professionals discuss options for vaccination with their patients and to foster support for immunization in their practices. Check out the CDC’s NIAM website for resources and toolkits.

COVID-19 Updates: Ongoing Changes and Support

NCDHHS Community Access Points – Providing free home testing for the community. Learn more from NCDHHS.

New Long Covid-19 Coding – U09.09 for post COVID-19 condition; Additional details available on pages 30-31.

Pharmacy Access to Paxlovid – FDA Authorizes Pharmacists to Prescribe Paxlovid with Certain Limits” Check out the latest CMS Updates.

NC State of Emergency – Governor Cooper Announces August 15th End Date

Charlotte Student Services: Preceptor Opportunities

Our Student Services Team members are looking for NEW preceptors. Just a few reasons to consider precepting: recruitment opportunities, updated clinical knowledge, reduced workload and tech support, a chance to give back. If you are interested, please contact
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline has Begun

As of July 16th, the new, easy to remember, 988 is live for 24/7 crisis care. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has added downloadable print files for wallet cards, magnets, and posters to its 988 Partner Toolkit, along with key messages, frequently asked questions, fact sheets (English and Spanish), radio PSA scripts (English and Spanish), and more. Since 1999, suicide rates in rural areas have been consistently higher than those in metropolitan areas. SAMHSA has posted the full announcement, 988 Partner Toolkit and social media resources, including downloadable B-roll and soundbites for waiting rooms online for use.

Provider Relief Funding Reporting Period 3 Now Open

Providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted PRF payment(s) exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from January 1, 2021 to June 20, 2021 must report on their use of funds in RP3. The deadline to use funds for the payment received Period 3 was June 30th, 2022. For additional details, to report, or to request an extension, please visit the HRSA site

NC DHHS Releases Response Plan for 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak

The recently released 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Response Plan outlines details related to testing, vaccines, and community partner interactions and communications. The plan will be updated at the situation changes. To access the press release and the most recent plan, please visit: NCDHHS Releases Response Plan for 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak | NCDHHS

Charlotte AHEC Practice Support – Helping you meet the challenges!

In this time of great transition in health care practices need to position themselves for new payment models, incentive programs, and other health care reforms while refocusing on patient-centered care. Charlotte AHEC is currently able to provide these direct, individualized services at no cost.

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