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Training

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.

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Training

 Women's Health Non-Required Trainings - Updated July 1, 2015

 1. Women’s Health Agreement Addenda Webinar (FP and LOW-Risk Maternal Health Programs) - March 17, 2015; 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - (No CEs offered)

The Women’s Health FY 2015-2016 Agreement Addenda Webinar was held on March 17, 2015  (Tuesday), 9:00 – 11:00 am. Directors, managers and lead staff in supervision are encouraged to attend. The webinar discussed the changes to the FY 2015-2016 LOW-risk Maternal Health and the Family Planning Agreement Addenda. The information should help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes.

Trainer's Names

  • Betty Cox, RN, MSHA - Women’s Health Regional Nurse Consultant
  • Alvina Long, RN, MPH – Perinatal Health Unit Manager
  • Isa Cheren, MD – Medical Consultant, Women’s Health Branch

Roster and Certificate

Within 4 days of viewing the live or archived webinar, complete the online attendance roster to download the Certificate of Completion. There are no continuing education credits available.

Handouts

Optional to Download (your agency received a copy in mid-February; however, it will be helpful to have a copy available during the webinar):

Webinar Recording

Listen to the webinar recording.

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 2. Women’s Health Agreement Addenda Webinar (HIGH-Risk MH Program) - March 17, 2015; 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. - (No CEs offered)

The Women’s Health FY 2015-2016 Agreement Addenda Webinar was held on March 17, 2015  (Tuesday), 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Directors, managers and lead staff in supervision are encouraged to attend. The webinar discussed the changes to the FY 2015-2016 HIGH-risk Maternal Health Addenda. The information should help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes.

Trainer's Names

  • Alvina Long, RN, MPH – Perinatal Health Unit Manager
  • Isa Cheren, MD – Medical Consultant, Women’s Health Branch

Roster and Certificate

Within 4 days of viewing the live or archived webinar, complete the online attendance roster to download the Certificate of Completion. There are no continuing education credits available.

Handouts

Optional to Download (your agency received a copy in mid-February; however, it will be helpful to have a copy available during the webinar):

Webinar Recording

Listen to the webinar recording.

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 3. Revised Family Planning Clinic Forms Reflecting the New Title X Changes Webinar – January 13, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. - (No CEs offered)

The Revised Family Planning Clinic Forms Reflecting the New Title X Changes Webinar was on January 13, 2015  (Tuesday), 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The FP nurse coordinator, clinic providers, nurses, health educators, and anyone who has contact with family planning clients are encouraged to attend the live or archived webinar. On April 28, 2014, the Office of Population Affairs released the Title X Program Requirements along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their release of the Quality Family Planning Services (QFP) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) clinical guidance which replaced the 2001 Title X Program Guidelines. As a result of these changes, the family planning clinic forms (health history and flow sheets) were revised and are now available to print. The webinar will review these forms as well as answer any questions.

Trainer's Names

Cheryl Kovar, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS – State Family Planning Nurse Consultant
Isa Cheren, MD – State WHB Medical Consultant

Roster and Certificate

Within 4 days of viewing the live or archived webinar, complete the online roster to download the Certificate of Completion. There are no continuing education credits available.

Handouts

Webinar Recording

Listen to the webinar recording.

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 4. New and Improved “Be Smart” Family Planning Program Webinar – December 10, 2014; 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. - (No CEs offered)

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.

Agenda

  • Program’s Benefits & Goals
  • Difference Between the New “Be Smart” FP Program State Plan Amendment (SPA) and the old FP Waiver (who is covered, service coverage)
  • Service Limits
  • General Billing Tips
  • Application Process

Trainer's Names

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

Roster and Certificate

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.

Handouts

Optional handouts to download:

Webinar Recording

Listen to webinar recording.

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 5. Clarification of New Changes in the Revised FY14-15 Family Planning Agreement Addendum (FP AA) Webinar – September 30, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00 pm - (No CEs offered)

The Clarification of New Changes in the Revised FY14-15 Family Planning Agreement Addendum (FP AA) Webinar was on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Directors, managers and lead staff in supervision are encouraged to attend the live webinar. The webinar will clarify new changes to the revised FY 14-15 FP AA. The information will help agencies understand the changes and reasons for those changes.

Agenda
1:00: Welcome
1:05: Clarification of New Changes in the Revised FY 14-15 FP AA with Questions/Answers (Q/A) – Cheryl Kovar, PhD & Isa Cheren, MD
2:30: Remaining Q/A
3:00: Adjourn

Trainer's Names:
Cheryl Kovar, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS – State Family Planning Nurse Consultant
Isa Cheren, MD – State WHB Medical Consultant

Roster Sheet

Within 4 days of viewing the live or archived webinar, complete the online roster.

Evaluation and Certificate

There is no evaluation and certificate available for the live or archived webinar.

Handouts

  • Slides (PDF, 73 KB)
  • Roster is online and should be completed within 4 days of viewing the live or archived webinar click here

Optional to Download (agency should have received a copy after September 15, 2014)

Webinar Recording

Listen to the archived webinar

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 6. Navigating the 340B Drug Program in the Family Planning Clinic Webinar - (No CEs offered)

The "Navigating the 340B Drug Program in the Family Planning Clinic Webinar" was held on October 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Instructions to access the roster, evaluation and certificate of completion are listed below. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Nurse Consultants.

Description: Registered nurses, coordinators, pharmacists, administrative, financial staff and/or anyone who is involved in the Family Planning program and specifically for those who order birth control methods through their 340B account will find the webinar helpful in answering questions about the 340B program.

The 340B program allows a Title X Family Planning agency to purchase birth control methods at a 50-70% discount and without this program decreased family planning funding will be even more distressing. The 340B program is administered through HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration), the federal agency who oversees this program and has strict regulations and requirements that must be met. For example, North Carolina has had two HRSA audits in 2012 in local health departments and more audits are scheduled (nationally and cannot exclude North Carolina) in 2013. The webinar will provide tools and information staff will need to assure compliance with the 340B program.

Trainer's Names:
Cheryl Kovar, PhD, MSN, RN, CNS
Denise Perry, RPh, MS

Roster Sheet and Certificate

After viewing the archived webinar, please complete the ONLINE roster and download the Certificate of Completion. There is NO continuing education (CE) credit.

Handout

Download the handout (PDF, 2 MB).

Webinar Recording

Listen to the archived webinar.

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to Mary Rodgers.

 7. 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:

  • Risk factors.
  • Available screening and education tools.
  • Management of elevated blood lead levels in pregnancy in accordance with CDC’s 2010 Lead and Pregnancy Guidelines.

Presenter’s Names:
Amy MacDonald, M.S., UNC-Chapel Hill Environmental Health Educator
Maria Valentin-Welch, CNM, MPH, Women’s Health State Maternal Health Nurse Consultant

Registration Instructions:

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 July 28, 2015

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.

 Updated Title X Training Requirements - Updated July 28, 2015

Updated Title X Training Requirements

Title X training requirements have changed and are outlined below. This updated information supersedes previous guidance emails. It is important for staff to read the 1) “Updated Title X Training Requirements” box and 2) 1-3 training headings immediately below this training requirements box for information.  

  • Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet (PDF, 90 KB) - Updated June 11, 2013 (PDF, 93 KB): The sheet should be signed yearly by the employee and supervisor and placed in each Title X employee’s personnel or education file along with the certificates located at the Title X/Family Planning agency.

NEW EMPLOYEES and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients who have not taken the 2013 training in 2014 and in 2015 must complete the following steps:

  1. As of July 28, 2015, NEW employees will take the NEW “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015 Webinar” when it becomes available in early 2016 once the N.C. legislative session has ended, Jill Moore has identified all law changes to be presented and continuing education credit will be approved for the new webinar. In the interim, write on the new employee’s Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet under 2014 – “The 2013 Mandatory Reporting course is being updated as of July 27, 2015. When the course becomes available, the employee will view it and complete the required paperwork."

    The 2015 Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect Webinar will be announced on the Women’s Health Nurse and Health Directors Listservs. It is the responsibility of these staff to share training updates with other staff required to take the webinar.
  2. NEW staff will continue to take the “Human Trafficking in the FP Setting” webinar within the first 30 days of employment, complete the ONLINE registration survey to document attendance and complete the 2014 section of the Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet that the employee and supervisor sign and date. Even though the Human Trafficking in the Family Planning Setting Webinar are 2013 webinars, the laws have not changed in CY 2014; therefore, it must be listed in the 2014 section to comply with the CY 2014 training requirements. Continuing education credit is NOT available for listening to the Human Trafficking in the Family Planning Setting Webinar.

    The 2015 Human Trafficking Webinar that is based upon federal laws will be announced on the Women’s Health Nurse and Health Directors Listservs. It is the responsibility of these staff to share updates with other staff required to take the webinar.
  3. As of May 1, 2014, the online Title X Orientation course was removed by the federal Title X program due to the recently released new Title X Quality FP (QFP) Guidelines. When the Women’s Health Branch receives more details about the future of the course, the information will be emailed to Title X agencies and placed on this website. In the interim, write on the new employee’s Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet under 2014 – “The  Title X Orientation course is being updated as of May 1, 2014. When the course becomes available, the employee will view it and complete the required paperwork."
  4. Complete the 2014 section of the Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet that the employee and supervisor sign and date. Even though the Human Trafficking in the Family Planning Setting Webinar is a 2013 webinar, the laws have not changed in CY 2014; therefore, it must be listed in the 2014 section to comply with the CY 2014 training requirements. Please read additional details below under the headings "Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect" and "Human Trafficking".
  5. Place in the designated local employee’s file the 2014 certificates for the Human Trafficking course and the signed Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet to provide documentation during federal and state site visits.
  6. Please read details below under the headings "Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect", "Human Trafficking" and "Title X Orientation".

CURRENT EMPLOYEES and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients who have already taken the 2013 trainings in 2013 and review the slides and handout in 2014 must comply with the 2015 training requirements for the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect and Human Trafficking webinars. The NEW “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015 Webinar” will become available in early 2016 once the N.C. legislative session has ended, Jill Moore has identified all law changes to be presented and continuing education credit will be approved for the new webinar. Please wait for further instructions from Mary Rodgers.

1. Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect - Updated July 28, 2015

As of July 28, 2015, “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2013 Webinar” has been removed from this training page. Per Jill Moore, JD, MPH, the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2013 Webinar no longer contains current information about North Carolina laws. The NEW “Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015 Webinar” will become available in early 2016 once the N.C. legislative session has ended, Jill Moore has identified all law changes to be presented and continuing education credit will be approved for the new webinar. Please wait for further instructions from Mary Rodgers.

 2. Human Trafficking - Updated July 28, 2015

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. As of July 28, 2015, ONLY NEW Title X and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients should follow these instructions and further details are listed below under each heading.

  • NEW Title X and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients must listen to the “Human Trafficking in the Family Planning Setting Webinar” dated June 25, 2013, view the slides/handouts, complete the ONLINE roster (see link below) to download a 2014 certificate and sign the “2014” area of the Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet to complete the CY 2014 training requirement within the first 30 days of employment in CY 2015. There is NO nursing continuing education (CE) credit; however, a 2014 certificate is available for the local file. See details below.

Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Nurse Consultant or Mary Rodgers.

Description: Upon completion of the webinar, the participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the signs that indicate a human trafficking victim in a family planning setting.
  2. Describe steps to respond to and assist victims of human trafficking when they present in a family planning setting.

Trainer’s Name:
Becky Owens Bullard, M.A.
Dr. Tonya Chaffee

 Roster, Certificate and Family Planning/Title X Yearly Training Sheet

For NEW Title X employees who have not taken the 2013 archived webinar in 2015 and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients:

For CURRENT Title X and/or other employees the agency may require who provide direct services to FP clients do NOT take this course as of July 28, 2015.

 Webinar Recording and Handout

View the recording and download the handout (both the video and handout are available on the FPNTC site). 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 May 6, 2014

As of May 1, 2014, the online Title X Orientation course was removed by the federal Title X program due to the recently released new Title X Quality FP (QFP) Guidelines. When the Women’s Health Branch receives more details about the future of the course, the information will be emailed to the Title X agencies.

In the interim, legibly write on the new employee’s Family Planning/Title X Required Yearly Training Sheet under 2014 – "The Title X Orientation course is being updated as of May 1, 2014. When it becomes available, the employee will view it and complete this paperwork."

 Pregnancy Care Management Training - Updated October 9, 2013

 Pregnancy Care Management: Lessons Learned from the Field Training - September 19, 2013

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.

Trainer’s Names:
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

 Handouts

 Pregnancy Care Management Quality Improvement Training – August 27, 2013

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.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the training session, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide three examples of using data to develop Quality Improvement activities for Pregnancy Care Management.
  2. Describe two techniques for developing patient-centered care management interventions.
  3. List three best practices for building effective relationships with Pregnancy Medical Home providers.

 Handouts

 Pregnancy Care Management Data Dashboard Overview Webinar – July 2, 2013

The Pregnancy Care Management Data Dashboard Overview Webinar was recorded on July 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Continuing education (CE) credit and an evaluation to complete are not available. Direct any content questions to your Women’s Health Regional Social Work Consultant.

Description: Pregnancy Care Management supervisors, Pregnancy Care Managers, and others involved in oversight of local Pregnancy Care Management programs are encouraged to view the webinar. The webinar presents an overview of the Pregnancy Care Management Data Dashboard contents and structure.

Trainer’s Names:
Vienna Barger, MSW, MSPH, CPH
Kate Berrien, RN, BSN, MS

 Archived Webinar

Listen to the Archived July 2013 Webinar

General instructions to view the recording are as follows.

  • Please allow time for the recording to load. Depending upon your connection, it may load in a few seconds or several minutes.
  • When viewing the recording if 2 speakers are speaking at one time or another issue occurs, please press the “pause playback” button and press the “resume playback” button to correct the issue.
  • Adjust your internal or external computer speaker volume as needed to hear the presenters.
  • The recording can be heard by using the Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • Direct questions about the recording to your regional Social Work Consultant.

 Handout

Media Review Training

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 you have questions regarding Media Review, please call 919-707-5695. If no new materials are added in a year, a letter stating that should be sent to the same address.

The Oregon Reproductive Health Program has developed a 15-minute Title X web training, Information and Education (I & E) Advisory Committee and Community Participation Made Easy, that provides step-by-step instructions on meeting Title X requirements for advisory committee membership, organization and function, and meeting Title X community participation requirements. These requirements are the same for NC as well as for other states. 

Oregon also updated its Information and Education (I & E) Advisory Committee and Community Participation Guidelines. The guidelines provide information, tools and ideas for organizing or improving your local advisory committee and meeting Title X community participation requirements. 

The web training is accessible any time from Oregon's website and no registration is required. Click on the link below to access the training and guidelines.

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