MCSTAP Webinar on Jan 28: Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID-19

January 28, 2021   2-3PM (EST) Webinar Presenter: Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP Medical Director, Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP) and Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) Save your spot – register now!   Primary care clinicians face many challenges when addressing the complex needs of patients with chronic pain, substance use […]

New resource for home and congregate care workers

Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety released a new video and suite of resources about infection control and PPE for home care and congregate care workers on the front lines of COVID-19. Stay Safe! Your Guide to Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Brazilian Portuguese. We know that […]

Hi Rhode Islanders, Take Control of Your Diabetes!

Join others in your community & discover ways to care for your health Healthcentric Advisors invites you to learn how to navigate the physical and mental ups and downs of life with diabetes. Our free, six-week program, brings people together who are living with diabetes to share their experiences and to discover new ways to […]

Pre-Launch Webinars: National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

As training centers and nursing homes around the country continue to join the Network and prepare to embark on their respective cohorts, we’re offering a series of pre-launch webinars to explore some of the key themes that will later be featured more deeply over the 16-week sessions. These interactive, pre-launch webinars will feature national experts […]

$6,000 Opportunity: AHRQ ECHO Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

We are inviting you to join a learning collaborative that is focused on supporting nursing homes during COVID-19.   This evidence-based method of learning uses the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model. This online learning platform connects groups of community providers with specialists and experienced peers in regular, real-time, collaborative sessions that include […]

Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

Join an interactive community of practice to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control in nursing homes. Supported by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Project ECHO is virtually bringing together small groups of peers and experts to learn about […]

New Ways to Support Caregivers in Your Community

Could you be a caregiver? A caregiver is a person caring (physically and/or emotionally) for another person, also called a caretaker or care partner. Caregivers often balance full- or part-time caregiving for loved ones or friends while dealing with everyday responsibilities. For example, in 2017, an estimated 136,000 family caregivers in Rhode Island were providing […]

RIGEC and Healthcentric Advisors are pleased to invite you to the RI-G ECHO

Caring for Older Adults: The Impact of COVID-19 Project ECHO® is a free, practical, case-based tele-education series.  This eight session-series ran from August to November 2020. In this ECHO program, participants learned about: Care for older adults within primary care sites, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, and at home during COVID-19 Peer support by caring […]

Self-Measured Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common, serious condition that affects about a third of U.S. adults. Proper management can decrease the incidence of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, as well as cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. Several challenges impact patients from seeking treatment, adopting a healthier lifestyle, or taking medication appropriately. […]