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RI Doula Bill Passes!

At long last the day is here…. Doula care is OFFICIALLY covered by insurance as of July 1, 2022This means that nearly all Rhode Islanders can access doula care through their Medicaid or commercial insurance. (Some exclusions apply visit RIdoulabill.com) Read More!

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Medicaid Funded Higher-Education for CHWs!

EOHHS is launching a Health Professional Equity Initiative that will offer comprehensive academic, social, and financial support for HCBS (Home & Community Based Services) paraprofessionals to pursue a pathway leading to higher education credentials, degrees, and/or professional licensure – at no cost to your agency or employees.

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Emergency Food & Shelter Program funding application available

DEADLINE IS 5/26 The EFSP supplements and expands the ongoing work of local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, to provide shelter, food, and supportive services to individuals, families, and households who are experiencing, or at risk of, hunger and/or homelessness.APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4:00PM, Thursday, May 26th, 2022 Please know that applications that…

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Black Maternal Health Conference

Friday, April 8th, 202210 AM – 5 PM ET5th Annual Black Maternal Health Conference (BMHC) Get ready to be part of an enlightening day of learning and connecting with doulas, researchers, government officials and other experts on Black maternal health.  For the past five years the BMHC, led by Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, has addressed Black…

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Vaccine Hesitation SURVEY!

ORHO would like to invite you to participate in a brief online survey specific to vaccine messaging and vaccine uptake. Survey responses will be anonymous and should take about 20 minutes to complete.   Your participation is important…

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Register for HEZ Learning Community by RIDOH

Registration is now open for the February 2022 HEZ Learning Community, a three-day series of virtual workshops and learning experiences from February 1 – February 3, 2022! Sessions will cover topics including climate change, policy advocacy, the built environment, and more. Reserve Your Spot Now!

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Call for Abstracts!

Call for Abstracts | International Symposium THE PATIENT AND THE PRACTITIONER IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY: PROTECTING HEALING RELATIONSHIPS Research, Innovative Projects and Practical Solutions from the United States and Around the WorldOctober 14-16, 2022 | Providence, RI, USA  Submission Portal Conference Website CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: This 2022 live international symposium, sponsored by The Warren Alpert Medical School…

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Learn How to Bill Medicaid for CHW Services!

Save the Dates! CHW Provider Enrollment & Billing Training Now that Medicaid is preparing to begin reimbursing for some CHW services, CHWs need to learn how to bill for their time. The RI Executive Office of Health & Human Services is hoping to offer trainings on these dates:  January 14, 11am-12:30pmJanuary 20, 3pm-4:30pm The same material will…

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What Makes An Effective CHW Program? -White Paper by NCQA

The National Center for Quality Assurance and Penn Center for Community Health Workers published this white paper, CRITICAL INPUTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAMS, in November 2021. It will be discussed by a panel of experts over Zoom on December 14, 2021 at 4pm EST.

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Financial Assistance for Internet!

Sign Up Begins May 12th! The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program [linkprotect.cudasvc.com] to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. About the Emergency Broadband Benefit The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a…

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ADVOCATE! CHWARI Newsletter, April 2021

We are delighted the Governor’s Budget currently includes Medicaid coverage for CHWs in FY 2022. To make sure the coverage STAYS IN THE BUDGET,  we need a COLLECTIVE VOICE TO SHOW OUR VALUE!!!  Read more!

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RI CHW Sustainability Symposium 2021

If you missed out on this year’s RI CHW Sustainability Symposium, don’t worry, we have the entire symposium available for viewing on our Youtube channel! Just click the link below and enjoy the voices of our amazing panelists! https://youtu.be/GvkYvbDCFRc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvkYvbDCFRc

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