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Thursday, July 22, 2021

2021 Chronic Disease & COVID-19 Summit, Session Two (Tennessee Perspective)

Date(s): July 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM  CST - 2:30 PM  CST

TPCA's 2021 Chronic Disease and COVID-19 Summit
13% of Tennessee's population has diabetes and 39% have hypertension. Navigating chronic illnesses during the COVID-19 pandemic requires public health and medical professionals to be innovative in their education of and engagement with their patients. Early detection, referral and care for these illnesses are integral to clinical measure outcomes and quality improvement for community health centers.

Intended Audience
Health Center Leadership, Providers, Quality Teams, Integrated Care Teams, Behavioral Health Providers, Pharmacists, and other health center staff as appropriate.

Registration Fees
Registration is FREE for TPCA Members
$15/session for Non-Members
Session TWO (Tennessee Perspective) | REGISTER
Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 1 - 2:30 pm Central
Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Wolff (Bio) will moderate a panel of health center leaders for TN FQHCs

In this panel presentation, we will discuss how health centers creatively care for their patients, lessons learned, and what improvements they will continue after the pandemic.  At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Outline ways that they can incorporate telemedicine into the ongoing management of chronic conditions
  • Describe how remote patient monitoring can improve management of chronic conditions
  • List key skills and actions that clinical leaders can utilize in driving change

  • Dr. Kevin Dennis, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
  • Dee Pratt, Dietitian Associates
  • Dr. Millard Collins, Meharry Medical Center, Department of Family and Children Services
Session THREE (Emergency Preparedness) | REGISTER
Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 1 - 2:30 pm Central
Presenter: Melissa Corrado, MBA, Health Management Associates (Bio)

The final session of the chronic disease summit will focus on best practices and lessons learned for preparing community health centers for public health emergencies. The speaker will discuss vaccinations, general guidance on preparing for emergencies and how health centers can ready themselves for public health emergencies.

To register as a TPCA Member you will need an account. To create an account, click here. For further assistance, contact Sarah Hill (sarah.hill@tnpca.org).

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under award U58CS06816 State and Regional Primary Care Associations. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.


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