Wednesday Webinars

Monthly Educational Opportunities

Monthly Educational Webinars for Louisiana Healthcare Providers

Many of our Provider Education Network education programs are conducted through webinars, with some offering in-person workshops. Available webinars include topics such as the Brief Tobacco Intervention, Emergency Preparedness, Population Health Analytics, Team-Based Care and more. In-person workshops include our Rural Health Workshops aimed at helping providers expand healthcare access into underserved populations of our state. Provider partners can learn more about the continuing education programs available through social media, email communication, and our calendar.

Upcoming Webinar

Join us for a special edition on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Facility Fire Tabletop Exercise presented by Nicole Coarsey, Well-Ahead’s Division Manager for Healthcare Access.

Wednesday Webinar Recordings

August 18, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives: 

  • The importance of Adolescent COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination in Schools
  • The current state of Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Louisiana
  • Strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and build vaccine confidence
  • Information about the Louisiana Department of Health’s Safer, Smarter Schools PreK-12 Testing Program
  • How to help get the school year off to a heathy start as a healthcare provider

July 28, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives: 

  • Louisiana’s Health Outcomes
  • What We’re Doing About the Challenge
  • Healthcare Facility Benchmarks
  • Why Become a WellSpot
  • How to Become a WellSpot

June 30, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives: 

  • Faith-based Health Promotion and Disease Prevention designation components
  • Best practices for implementation
  • What resources are available for implementation

May 19, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common roles for Community Health Workers in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • List three ways Community Health Workers responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in Louisiana.
  • Describe methods Louisiana partners are using to increase the use of and support for the Louisiana Community Health Worker workforce

April 21, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives: 

  • An overview of the State Loan Repayment Program
  • What the application requirements and benefits are
  • How to apply for the State Loan Repayment Program
  • How awardees are selected.

March 31, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the disease of obesity and its direct and indirect cost to our system
  • Evaluate the clinical and economic benefits of weight loss
  • Barriers to efficient management of obesity and what are the implications of weight loss interventions on overall weight loss

March 10, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Ways to promote Health Equity with Electronic Health Records 
  • What are evidence-based practices
  • What resources are available for implementing heart disease-related evidence-based practices?
  • What is Team-based Care and why is it important?
  • The importance of referring patients to lifestyle change programs and tips for linking to community resources amid the Pandemic

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January 27, 2021

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of DSMES structure, requirements and benefits.
  • Ways in which RHCs and FQHCs can provide their patients access to DSMES via Telehealth.
  • How DSMES via Telehealth differs from DSMES in-person.
  • Billing requirements for DSMES via Telehealth.
  • An overview of the partnership opportunity for Well-Ahead’s DSMES via Telehealth project.

December 16, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • An overview of the Project ECHO® model
  • Benefits of participating in an ECHO project
  • Review of the both Diabetes and Lifestyle Coach ECHO sessions launching in January

December 9, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore innovative Fax-To-Quit approaches to effectively screen, advise and refer patients to the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline.
  • Integrate the Fax-To-Quit program within your healthcare setting.
  • Identify comprehensive cessation coverage guidelines and available Medicaid and Medicare CPT codes.
  • Leverage tobacco cessation resources available to healthcare providers in Louisiana.

November 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation slides are unavailable.

October 31, 2020

Presentation recording is unavailable.

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current quality measurement purpose and limitations
  • Understand and overcome the natural data pushback around measurement
  • Identify with a new trusted measurement philosophy
  • Learn how to measure patient data to improve population health

September 30, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation slides are unavailable.

October 2020

Presentation recoding is unavailable.

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • What prevents clients from making healthy changes
  • Why motivational interviewing works to help elicit change
  • Tips to help implement motivational interviewing

June 17, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

MEE productions presented key findings gathered from focus groups conducted with Louisiana residents that shed light on the barriers in providing diabetes prevention and management education to disparate populations across the state.

July 22, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the NCQA PCMH 2020 Annual Reporting requirements and recognition concepts, criteria and competencies
  • Understand the evidence of implementation and document review process
  • Leverage the checklist to ensure all annual reporting requirements are met
  • Understand the timeline of major milestones and tasks to ensure successful annual reporting
  • Understand gap assessments to assist in developing plan of action for recognition

April 15, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Review laws and regulations around the provision of MTM services
  • Present the MTM Core Elements delivery model
  • Discuss potential best practices for MTM implementation in community pharmacy settings
  • Provide alternative methods for delivering MTM services

May 20, 2020

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits of using SMBP
  • Identify patients for which SMBP is needed
  • Train patients to self-measure their blood pressure
  • Explain how to interpret SMBP readings
  • Describe how to set up an SMBP program in your practice

February 19, 2020

Presentation recording is unavailable.

Presentation slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Prevalence rates of prediabetes and diabetes
  • Plans for diabetes prevention in Louisiana
  • Benefits of the National Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Screening, testing, and referral processes for diabetes

January 2020

Presentation Recording

Dianna Raxworthy’s Presentation Slides

Taylor Reine’s Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore innovative approaches to effectively screen, advise, and refer patients to available cessation resources
  • Leverage the Million Hearts Tobacco Cessation as a standard of practice within your healthcare facility
  • Identify cessation resources available to providers and patients in Louisiana

December 10, 2019

Presentation Recording

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition of Community Health Workers
  • Roles of Community Health Workers
  • The link between health care, government and social services resources 

November 20, 2019

Presentation Slides

Learning Objectives:

  • When you should refer to a DSMES program
  • How to refer to an ADA-recognized DSMES
  • The requirements of ADA-recognized DSMES program
  • How ADA-recognized DSMES programs meet and maintain recognition

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