NCMS Morning Rounds 5-10-21

Welcome to a new week of NCMS Morning Rounds.

May 10, 2021

NCMS Legislative Update

Things have been busy at the NC General Assembly this week as the crossover deadline approaches. Crossover is when a bill must pass either the House Chamber or the Senate Chamber to remain viable for this legislative session. Hundreds of bills were filed this week. For a comprehensive list of the many bills we’re tracking, please visit our Legislative blog here.

Several proposals we want to mention:

A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in any of our recent Action Alerts.

New Resource: A Personal Crisis Management Plan for Physicians

It can be hard to reach out for support if you or a colleague is struggling, whether it’s stress, feelings of burnout or another challenge. One way to help face these issues is to plan for them in advance. A personal crisis management plan is meant to do just that.

Listening to your heart and reaching out for support when you need it is critical to your personal wellbeing. The Physicians Foundation’s Personal Crisis Management Plan for Physicians is a free tool to support you or your colleague in quickly accessing the coping strategies and resources you may need to navigate a moment of crisis.

Access and share the resource now!

NCTracks Unable to Accept Secure or Encrypted Emails

The NCTracks Contact Center is unable to receive emails sent encrypted via secure email (such as Zixmail) to the email address NCTracksprovider@nctracks.com. Providers must send emails unencrypted when emailing NCTracks in order for the emails to be received and addressed. If the provider needs to share confidential information, they should provide their contact information for the representative to reach out to them. When responding, the representative may go over the confidential information with the provider if necessary.

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Learning Opportunity

2021 Health Equity Summer Institute
The Center is hosting a two-part training on innovative methods and approaches to conducting health equity research. HESI will introduce you to new research methods and tools that help researchers consider equity across all stages of their research, from idea conception, to budgeting, to dissemination.

Why should you attend HESI?

  • Application of a health equity lens to your work
    • Learn more about collaboration with community partners
    • Apply comprehensive framework to achieve health equity
    • Learn practical quantitative and qualitative methods

Learn more and register here.

If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!

 
 

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