FOR CME CREDITS:
This Live activity, Head for the Hills 2020, with a beginning date of 09/19/2020, has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Ballad Health and GMEC. Ballad Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide 4.0 CME credits for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To claim the credit physicians must submit to the AMA the completed Direct Credit Application or Resident Credit Application, along with the required documentation and appropriate processing fee. Complete instructions are found on the AMA website.
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Additional funding through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund will be available statewide.
$21 million in available GEER funds will be distributed to schools through formula-based and competitive grants. The money will support things such as:
- School nutrition operations and
- Virtual instruction for students in need of devices and broadband access.
$17.75 million in available ESSER funds will support:
- Special education services and supports;
- School-based mental health services and supports;
- Social-emotional screening;
- Summer academic academies;
- Instructional delivery supports;
- Cleaning/sanitizing supplies for schools and school buses; and
- Facilities upgrades and protective equipment.
School divisions received a consolidated application for GEER and ESSER state funding earlier this week. The due date for completed applications is Aug. 14.
Click HERE for updates on K-12 Education.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline spotlights the increased need for public awareness, education and support during their first virtual Week of Action.
Take a look at their full COVID-19 Special Report.
VIEW the Appalachian Regional Commission’s reports and analysis on the state- and county-level data for Population, Education, Employment, Income and Poverty, and Computer and Broadband Access in Appalachia.
Ballad Health has announced that their 10-year investment in ETSU’s newly established Center for Rural Health Research will include an in-depth study on rural hospitals. Harvard Medical Center will assist with researching how non-urban markets – where a recent surge has forced many hospitals to span across markets and state lines – struggle to keep themselves at a competitive advantage. The new study will also seek to find the predictors of hospital closure and acquisition. The hope for the study is to provide a better informed view of the rural health system for future policy decisions.
Click HERE to read.
In addition to this study, Ballad Health’s Strong BRAIN – ‘Building Resilience through ACEs-Informed Networking’ – Institute will shed a light on the impact adverse childhood experiences have on the developing brain. The CDC estimates that “1.9 mil cases of heart disease and 21 mil cases of depression could have been avoided by preventing those events”. This is key information for SWVA residents seeing as how their health is driven by income, education, access to healthy food, and other social determinants of health.
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Ballad Health has recently joined a national study aimed at looking for alternative ways to fight COVID-19. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has partnered with the health system to collect samples necessary for their research.
‘One donation can potentially be used to treat as many as three patients.’
Click HERE to read.