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RCPA was approached by a coalition of organizations in support of federal nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community, including Freedom for All Americans, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center of Allentown, and other state and local partners.

The RCPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee purpose statement reads that the committee will actively challenge systemic racism and social injustice through advocacy for legislation, policies, and practices that promote equity, providing guidance and support for DEI initiatives within RCPA member organizations…” This initiative is in alignment with RCPA DEI efforts.

Currently, federal law lacks explicit nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community in housing, credit, lending, federally funded programs, and public spaces like restaurants, stores, theaters, and hospitals. Additionally, 29 states, including Pennsylvania, lack state laws that explicitly protect LGBT people from discrimination.

This coalition is soliciting supporters from Pennsylvania’s community of service providers — those who support and care for the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians, including LGBT Pennsylvanians who face additional challenges due to the lack of nondiscrimination protections. Service providers are an important and trusted voice in Pennsylvania, and your inclusion will help to demonstrate the broad level of support for nondiscrimination statewide.

By signing on you to this initiative, your organization will join a diverse coalition of service providers supporting the nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community. Your organization’s name will be shared publicly and will also be shared with Pennsylvania’s US Senators.

To offer your organization’s support, follow this link to join Pennsylvania Service Providers for LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections and make your voice heard.

Please reach out to Jack Phillips or Cindi Hobbes with any questions.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
3:00 pm–4:00 pm EDT, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm CDT,
1:00 pm–2:00 pm MDT, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm PDT

Cora Collette Bruener, MD, MPH, FAAP
Instructor Bio:

Dr. Cora Breuner is a member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Breuner earned her MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, as well as an Adolescent Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. She received her master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington.

Dr. Bruener is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical interests include the treatment of eating disorders and obesity in the adolescent as well as in sports and trauma-related injuries in the child and adolescent. She is also interested in the management and treatment of adolescents with headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. She is particularly focused on the use of holistic, mindfulness, and integrative approaches such as biofeedback, yoga, and massage in the management of these conditions. She is president of the Northwest Society of Adolescent Medicine and faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Her research interests include the evaluation of yoga as an adjunctive intervention for eating disorders, biofeedback for chronic headache, and the assessment of complementary medicine for diabetes. Her goal is to incorporate complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into the outpatient and inpatient arenas. She is an active participant in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Committee for Adolescence and the PREP academic board review course for Adolescent Medicine.

Objectives: At the end of the session the learner will:

  • Identify age appropriate expressions of sexuality, what to expect, and how to support it;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Physical Disability and Sexuality;
  • Discuss Considerations / Implications of Cognitive or Intellectual Disability and Sexuality; and
  • Identify red flags / risk for abuse in this population.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this session.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.

REGISTER

SESSION I
Monday, October 18, 2021 — Clinic Overview and Medical Approach
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Amanda Morrow, MD
Laura A. Malone, MD, PhD

SESSION II
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 — Cognitive & Behavioral Health Considerations
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Rowena Ng, PhD
Ellen Henning, PhD
Gray Vargas, PhD

SESSION III
Monday, November 1, 2021 — Function & Movement Considerations
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am–12:00 pm CDT; 10:00 am–11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am–10:00 am PDT
Marianna Kogut, DPT
Nikia Stinson, PT, DPT

Objectives — At the end of the session, the learner will:

SESSION I

  • Understand current research on prevalence of post-acute/long COVID in children
  • Describe post-acute/long COVID presentations in children
  • Discuss a multidisciplinary approach to symptom management

SESSION II

  • Understand the psychological sequelae associated with Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID (PASC)
  • Understand the current research on cognitive sequelae associated with PASC
  • Describe the neurobehavioral presentation of our current pediatric cohort with PASC

SESSION III

  • Identify common symptoms and physical presentation of children with post-COVID symptoms
  • Discuss typical physical therapy recommendations provided to assist with functional mobility and symptomatology
  • Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach and how it impacts patient care and outcomes

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEUs are provided for this series.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.

REGISTER PART I — October 18
REGISTER PART II — October 26
REGISTER PART III — November 1

CHCS Report Now Available — “Accelerating Child Health Care Transformation: Key Opportunities for Improving Pediatric Care”

The Center for Health Care Strategies released a report providing practical recommendations for providers, payers, and policymakers to consider when adopting approaches to transform child health care services. It also explores barriers to widespread implementation and identifies critical accountability and financing levers to support and sustain improvements in pediatric care. The report is a product of the Accelerating Child Health Transformation initiative, led by CHCS and made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Read the full report here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 — 2:00 pm ET
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Retention is a significant challenge in healthcare organizations. It’s an enormous issue for post-acute organizations as they try to navigate dramatic changes in demand, care settings, and workforce readiness.

Join Relias and Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, President & Chief Retention Officer at Magnet Culture Tuesday, July 27 at 2:00 pm ET for our live webinar, Rapid Fire Retention: 25 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover.

During this live session, Cara will share transferable best practices learned from various leaders, organizations, and industries including post-acute care. As a dynamic thought leader and sought-after speaker, Cara will help you:

  • Discover how to improve the new-hire experience to reduce 30/60/90-day turnover;
  • Learn ways to offer more creative advancement opportunities to get staff ready for the next level, even when promotions aren’t available; and
  • Explore proven recognition and communication methods that retain staff longer.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 – 12:00 pm ET
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Society’s increased focus on issues of inequity and injustice dovetails well with current trends to create social service systems that are “value based.” Imagine if we built medicaid health systems that targeted communities historically marginalized from the healthcare system, or incentivized providers and payers to develop areas left undeveloped due to years of racially motivated neglect.

This quarter’s Community Data Roundtable will highlight how information that is already in the public domain can be harnessed to identify exactly where there are severe problems of inequity in our communities, and then discuss ways this information could be sewn into Value-Based Purchasing proposals.

Our featured guest is Shane Mofford, M.A., a health economist who consults with states to set up interactive data displays on an almost endless array of data that helps them see which communities are flourishing, and which are being left behind. We will highlight, in particular, the Pennsylvania Health Equity Analysis Tool (PA HEAT), which can pinpoint down to the census tract, all sorts of information about disparities regarding, health, housing, food, child care, and more.

Shane and I will look at my own neighborhood in Pittsburgh, and how legacies of injustice can be seen all around, and then discuss incentive models that could help drive intervention for the betterment of all

Please note that non-Pennsylvanians will also benefit from this presentation, because this exact same kind of analysis can be done in your state or province…and we’re hoping you’ll see the value of this work for all.

– Dan Warner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Community Data Roundtable


Quarterly Community Data Roundtables

The quarterly Community Data Roundtables highlight innovative data work in community data, with a focus on behavioral health outcomes, child welfare, and juvenile justice. We highlight analytic approaches, software, and quality processes that optimize insights for action at the community level, advancing health, equity and justice. Participants in the Roundtable include administrators, data wonks and technical people, and anyone interested in learning what is most cutting edge in community-focused data across the globe.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 — 2:00 pm ET
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For black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness Month, Magellan is offering a free webinar with their medical directors, Dr. Rakel Beall-Wilkins, MD, MPH, psychiatrist, and Dr. Misty Tu, MD, psychiatrist, as they share their knowledge and tips to support BIPOC mental health and answer questions from the audience.

Course Description: 
Impacts from the pandemic have disproportionately affected BIPOC groups, leading to increased stress and mental health concerns. While African Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, they make up 30% of COVID-19 cases and 33% of COVID-19 hospitalizations [1]. Data shows that COVID-19-related deaths among BIPOC groups are also disproportionately higher [1]. Among Hispanic adults during the pandemic, reports of increased or newly initiated substance use (SU) was 36.9%, compared to 14.3%–15.6% among all other respondents, symptoms of depression were reported 59% more frequently than by White individuals, and reports of suicidal thoughts/ideation were 4x higher than for African American and White individuals [2]. Among Asian Americans during the pandemic, 32% have reported fear over being threatened or physically attacked, 45% have reported at least one derogatory incident tied to racial or ethnic background, and 81% have reported a general concern that violence against them is increasing [3].

Historically, individuals in racial and ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive treatment for mental health or SU disorders [2]. Among people with any mental illness in 2015, 22% of Asian people and 31% of African American and Hispanic people received treatment, compared to 48% of White people [4].

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