Current and past trainings along with web sites listed below are just a few examples that you may use to obtain Contact Hour credit when available. You will need to follow instructions for receiving credit from the Women's Health Branch (WHB) or other web sites. Make sure you maintain your receipt of credits from each training in a file for documentation purposes. Share this page with all local women's health staff including your enhanced role nurses, clinicians, health educators, nutritionists, social workers, etc. If you locate other web sites that women's health staff can use, please email the web address/URL to Mary Rodgers.
Women's Health Non-Required Trainings - Updated 04/11/16
1. Women’s Health Agreement Addenda Webinar – March 10, 2016 - (No CEs offered) - Updated 04/11/16
The Women’s Health FY 2016-2017 Agreement Addenda Webinar was held on March 10, 2016 (Thursday), 9:00 – 11:00 am. Directors, managers and lead staff in supervision were encouraged to attend. The webinar discussed the changes to the FY 2016-2017 LOW-Risk Maternal Health and the Family Planning Agreement Addenda. The information should help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes.
If your agency receives funding for High Risk Maternity Clinic Services, that webinar was held on March 10, 2016 (Thursday), 11:15 – 11:45 am. Directors, managers and lead staff in supervision were encouraged to attend. The webinar discussed the changes to the FY 2016-2017 HIGH-Risk Maternity Clinic Services Agreement Addenda. The information should help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes.
Each attendee of the live or archived webinar will complete a short online survey to document attendance and to download a Certificate of Completion.
Handouts - Updated 04/11/16
9 -11 am Webinar: LOW-Risk Maternal Health & Family Planning Agreement Addenda
Optional handouts to download (emailed to agency mid-February):
11:15 - 11:45 am Webinar: HIGH-Risk Maternity Clinic Services Agreement Addenda (only for an agency that receives funding for High-Risk Maternity Clinic Services)
Optional handout to download (emailed to agency mid-February):
General instructions to view the recording are as follows.
The New & Improved “Be Smart” Family Planning Program Webinar was on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Medical providers, coordinators, health educators, administrative staff, financial assistance staff, eligibility workers and/or anyone who is involved in Family Planning will find the webinar helpful in answering questions about the Medicaid “Be Smart” Family Planning (FP) program. The webinar will help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes. An amendment to the Medicaid State Plan was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to convert the "Be Smart" Family Planning Waiver to the "Be Smart" Family Planning Program, effective October 1, 2014. The name is being changed to reflect that the program is no longer a waiver (demonstration); the "Be Smart" designation will be maintained to minimize confusion.
Cheryl Kovar, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS – State Family Planning Nurse Consultant, Women’s Health Branch
Marcia Swartz, M.S.W. – “Be Smart” Family Planning Program Manager, Women’s Health Branch
After viewing the live or archived webinar, please complete the ONLINE roster and download the Certificate of Completion. There is NO continuing education (CE) credit.
Optional handouts to download:
General instructions to view the recording are as follows.
4. Protecting the Vulnerable from Lead Exposure During Pregnancy Webinar - (CEs are no longer available)
The archived recording entitled Protecting the Vulnerable from Lead Exposure During Pregnancy Webinar on March 5, 2013 can be viewed.
Description: The webinar archive describes the health effects of lead exposure among pregnant women and how North Carolina (N.C.) is providing screening and education. Lead exposure during pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in permanent adverse health effects to the fetus. The webinar archive addresses:
Amy MacDonald, M.S., UNC-Chapel Hill Environmental Health Educator
Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, MPH, Women’s Health State Maternal Health Nurse Consultant
To access the archived webinar, go to UNC's archived webinar page. You must enter your contact information for continuing education purposes. Once the information is entered, you will be prompted to click a link to view the webinar. Handouts may be downloaded.
Please direct any questions to Neasha Graves.
Required Title X/Family Planning Trainings - Updated 04/26/16
Compliance with the state mandatory reporting laws has been a longstanding Title X requirement beginning with its inclusion in the FY 1999 appropriations language. The Federal Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has increased its efforts towards ensuring that each Title X agency is compliant with state laws regarding notification of the reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape or incest, as well as federal anti-trafficking laws. OPA and the Women’s Health Branch (WHB) will continue to closely monitor Title X agencies regarding adherence to federal and state laws, internal policies and completion and storage of yearly training documentation. The Title X Orientation webinar for the federal Title X program is also important to understand the program and its requirements.
The Local Health Director or designated staff is responsible for assuring these training requirements are met and may carry out that responsibility however she/he chooses. This component will be monitored by the Regional Women’s Health Nurse Consultants during future monitoring site visits.
The Family Planning and Reproductive Health Unit (FPRHU) of the Women’s Health Branch (WHB) has REVISED the completion of the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Human Trafficking training requirements. June 24, 2016 is the N.C. training requirement deadline to comply with the 2015 AND 2016 reporting periods for ALL NEW and CURRENT Family Planning (FP) staff, staff paid with Title X funds and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients, see "time sensitive" details below. Effective February 16, 2016, the calendar year (January - December) completion is no longer used for the three required Title X/FP training requirements.
1. Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Updated 04/26/16
The Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015-2016 Webinar is scheduled for April 28, 2016, 9 - 11 am. The FPRHU is responsible for providing information about North Carolina (NC) laws related to Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.
By the deadlines stated below, ALL NEW and CURRENT FP staff, staff paid with Title X funds and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients are required to take the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015-2016 Webinar and must complete the following steps to comply with the 2015 and 2016 federal Title X program’s training requirement in North Carolina.
Roster (Paper), Handouts and Evaluation - Time Sensitive
Rosters (PAPER) for Live AND Archived Webinars - Time Sensitive
Evaluation - Time Sensitive
The webinar recording will be posted by close of business on May 3, 2016.
General instructions to view the recording are as follows.
2. Human Trafficking - Updated 03/14/16
The Family Planning National Training Center (FPNTC) of Service Delivery’s archived “Human Trafficking in the Family Planning Setting Webinar” was broadcast on June 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 pm.
By June 24, 2016, the following steps for CURRENT and NEW FP staff, staff paid with Title X funds and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients must be completed to comply with the 2015 AND 2016 federal Title X program’s training requirement in North Carolina.
By June 24, 2016, CURRENT FP staff, staff paid with Title X funds and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients must complete the following steps to comply with the federal Title X program’s training requirement in North Carolina.
Within the first 30 days of employment, NEW staff must complete the following steps to comply with the federal Title X program’s training requirement in North Carolina.
Description: Upon completion of the webinar, the participants will be able to:
Becky Owens Bullard, M.A.
Dr. Tonya Chaffee
View the recording and download the handout. If the recording is not available, please contact the webinar sponsor at the Family Planning National Training Center (FPNTC). Depending upon your internet connection, it may take 5 minutes or more to download the archived recording. If you have problems, try to download it at different times of the day or consult the local IT staff.
3. Title X Orientation - Updated 03/14/16
As of May 1, 2014, the online Title X Orientation course was removed by the federal Title X program due to the new Title X Quality FP (QFP) Guidelines. As of February 16, 2016, the federal Title X program has not given the FP Reproductive Health Unit of the Women’s Health Branch (WHB) any updates about the federal Title X Orientation Webinar. When it becomes available, the WHB will notify Title X agencies by email.
In the interim, legibly write on the new employee’s Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet under 2015 and 2016: "Since May 1, 2014, the Title X Orientation course has not been updated. When it becomes available, the employee will view it and complete the required paperwork."
When you have questions about this process, review the Frequently Asked Questions.
Pregnancy Care Management Training - Updated 03/07/2016
Description: The Women’s Health Branch Regional Social Work Consultants presented the topic “Pregnancy Care Management: Lessons Learned from the Field” at the North Carolina Public Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference in Asheville, NC on September 19, 2013. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Social Work Consultant.
Tonya Dennis, LCSW, MSW- Eastern Region Social Work Consultant
Tracy Hamilton, ACSW, MSW - Northern Region Social Work Consultant
Deborah Smith, LCSWA, MSW - Southern Region Social Work Consultant
Kelly Spangler, LCSW, MSW, MPA - Western Region Social Work Consultant
Description: The Pregnancy Care Management Quality Improvement Training was held 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Village Inn Event Center, Clemmons, NC.
Pregnancy Care Management supervisors, Pregnancy Care Managers, and others involved in oversight of local Pregnancy Care Management programs were encouraged to attend the in-person training. Contact hours for the in-person training were provided through Northwest Area Health Education Center, following attendance at the in-person session and the completion of a post-event online evaluation. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Social Work Consultant.
By the end of the training session, participants will be able to:
Title X Family Planning Media Review is required by all local health departments in North Carolina. North Carolina Health Departments are required to submit a summary of their Family Planning Media review meeting, with DHHS 3491 (PDF, 31 KB) forms filled out to Program Consultant, Family Planning and Reproductive Health Unit, Women’s Health Branch, 1929 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699. If no new materials are added in a year, a letter stating that should be sent to the same address.
If you have questions regarding Media Review, please call 919-707-5695.