Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding Partner Education

Date: June 13, 2022

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Continuous Enrollment Unwinding Partner Education

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding: What to Know and How to Prepare partner education webinar on May 25th. A recording, transcript, and the slide deck from the webinar can be accessed on our National Stakeholder Calls webpage.

This is a monthly webinar series that CMS and HHS will hold each month, covering different topics related to Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding each month. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET. Topics discussed during this month’s webinar will include:

  • Strategies to engage states and local stakeholders
  • Actions states can take to keep people connected to health insurance coverage
  • Strategies and best practices on how states and stakeholders are working to prepare for the Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding

You can register for the series of Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding partner education webinars here.

Upcoming Webinar Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 22nd @ 12:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, July 27th @ 12:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, August 24 @ 12:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, September 28 @ 12:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, October 26 @ 12:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:00 PM ET

Resources Shared During May 25th Partner Education Webinar

A series of resources were shared during the partner education webinar on May 25th. CMS and HHS encourage partners to review and utilize these resources when preparing for Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrollment Unwinding.

  • Unwinding Homepage: The centralized location where states and stakeholders can learn more about Unwinding and access resources to help them plan and prepare.
  • Medicaid and CHIP Beneficiary Resource Page: A webpage designed for people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to help them prepare to renew their coverage when states restart eligibility renewals after the end of the Public Health Emergency.
  • Unwinding Communications Toolkit: The Unwinding Communications Toolkit provides key messages and materials for states and stakeholders to use when communicating with their networks about Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Enrolment Unwinding. The toolkit is available in both English and Spanish.

Webinar: How Vaccines Affect Populations

Date: June 13, 2022

How Vaccines Affect Populations

Webinar Date: June 16, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Register Here


The purpose of this webinar is to update health care workers’ knowledge regarding immunization practices and vaccine recommendations based on national guidelines and the latest evidence guiding practice. The target audience is all health care providers, immunization providers, clinic staff and health care students wishing to learn more about immunizations.


  • Learners will self-report an increase in knowledge of evidence behind the current recommendations regarding immunization best practices.
  • Learners will self-report an increase in confidence when discussing current recommendations and best practices regarding immunizations.


George Turabelidze, MD, PhD

Dr. Turabelidze is a Medical Epidemiologist and Missouri State Epidemiologist at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. He has over 20 years of experience as a Public Health practitioner. He is also a practicing Board Certified Pediatrician. Dr. Turabelidze serves as an external faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine and St Louis University School of Public Health. Dr. Turabelidze has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Accreditation Information:

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6

Up to 1.0 contact hours will be awarded


The University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

The University of Missouri – Columba School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Pharmacy has reviewed and approved an application for the 2022 Immunizations Webinar Series

Program Number: 2022-01-05

Approved Dates: February 17, 2022 – June 16, 2022

Approved Contact Hours: One Hour(s) (1) CE(s) per session

Presented By: 

MU Sinclair School of Nursing | MU School of Medicine
MU Continuing Education for Health Professions | MU Extension
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Understanding Medicare Webinars

Date: June 13, 2022

Join for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program (NTP)

Understanding Medicare Webinars

Date: June 14 & 15, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

These interactive training webinars are stand-alone events covering Medicare Program basics. You can attend one or both days, and space is limited. You cannot earn Continuing Educational Units for these webinars.

Topics for each day

Day 1—Medicare enrollment and eligibility; Social Security Administration and CMS roles and responsibilities; cost and coverage under Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance); why enrolling on time is important; and an overview of Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies.

To register for the Day 1 webinar, visit

Day 2—Medicare drug coverage (Part D); Medicare Advantage Plans; coordination of benefits; how to detect and report suspected Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse; and different resources to help you find answers to Medicare policy and coverage questions.

To register for the Day 2 webinar, visit

These webinars will be recorded and posted to the NTP website. To view the recordings, visit  

Learn from the Best to Become the Best CNO/Nurse Leader for Your Rural Hospital!

Date: June 10, 2022

Learn from the Best to Become the Best CNO/Nurse Leader for Your Rural Hospital!

With critical nursing shortages and retention crises, there has never been a more crucial time to invest in your nurse leaders!

Start growing your knowledge base and collaborating on your unique obstacles with a group of peers and subject matter experts who understand your context. Connect with a rural hospital Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) mentor and network with rural nursing leaders just like you from across the country.

Show your Board of Trustees, community, employees, and patients that you are providing the highest level of care and leadership possible – get CNO Certified with the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) CNO Certification Program and join the Fall 2022 CNO Cohort while enrollment is open!

This program was created by top performing, tenured rural executives with a passion to help current and aspiring rural hospital CNOs learn what they need to excel, thrive and LEAD!

Here’s what Graduates of the CNO Certification Program are saying:

  • “This was an excellent program that touched on many aspects of being a CNO. I really enjoyed the learning modules and networking it provided.”
  • “I greatly appreciated this programs integration of many of the topics that impact a CNO in rural health care. There is so much to know and learn this program did a great job summarizing the key topics. It also provided a great opportunity to connect with other rural health care leaders throughout the country.”
  • “It was great to hear that the concerns and challenges we are facing here are the same concerns and challenges had in other parts of the country and then have the opportunity to learn from each other.”

Want to know about the impact? Previous cohorts realized the following self-reported growth as a result of completing the CNO Certification Program:

Don’t Wait Until Next Year – Start Your Journey To Growth Now and Join the Fall 2022 CNO Cohort!

Complete this simple application and receive more information on how you can maximize your skills as a CNO/Nurse Leader now and in the future with continued education subscription plans! Provide the best leadership possible by learning from peers and top performers who are passionate about rural healthcare just like you!

Enrollment Ends August 7th – click here to apply today!

Program details, payment terms, and other specifics available upon application.

Webinar: Healthcare Workforce Stress, Burnout, and Resiliency

Date: June 10, 2022

Healthcare Workforce Stress, Burnout, and Resiliency

Date: June 17, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM CT

Register Here

The purpose of this webinar, presented by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is to discuss mitigating the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and current healthcare environment on the healthcare workforce, and promote resiliency among healthcare workers. Stress and mental health, compassion fatigue, and trauma experienced by healthcare professionals will be defined and discussed, and healthcare resiliency will be delineated. Speakers will highlight different perspectives on healthcare worker stress and resiliency related to health systems research, a framework for workplace resiliency, and moral injury within the context of the healthcare workforce. Examples and resources will be provided.

Presenters include experts from the Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine College of Population Health and the Moral Injury of Healthcare organization, as well as clinical staff from the HRSA’s Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs.


Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals

Date: June 8, 2022

Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals

The Texas A and M University Rural and Community Health Institute provides targeted technical assistance for rural hospitals to improve quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges that are unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve. Assistance may be on-site and/or remote.

Common technical assistance support requests include:

  • Finance challenges
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Community engagement
  • Hospital board challenges
  • Grant writing

Eligible participants include:

  • Hospitals defined by the federal or state government as rural (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy eligibility tool)
  • All Critical Access Hospitals
  • Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations
  • Rural hospitals evaluating healthcare services provided to the community

Entities participating in the Delta Region Health Systems Technical Assistance or the Rural Healthcare Provider Transitions Project (RHPTP) program are ineligible. Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant or Small Rural Hospital Improvement Project program participants may apply.

This is a technical assistance opportunity.

Thirty hospitals are selected each year to participate. Five hospitals will receive Tier I status, and 25 hospitals will receive Tier II status. A table showing the program services by Tier is available in the FAQs.

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Applicant webinar recording

Click to view more information.

HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours

Date: June 8, 2022

HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours

Webinar date: July 6, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT

To register for the office hours, go here

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 7 invites you to the HHS Region 7 Virtual Office Hours on Wednesday, July 6th, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM CT. The Virtual Office Hours will provide partners and stakeholders the networking platform to engage with HHS leadership and subject matter experts to get answers to program and resource questions, request technical assistance and training, and share critical surveillance about emergent local, state, and regional healthcare issues/trends. Among the agencies that are scheduled to be in attendance are the Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Food and Drug Administration, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. They will be providing a few program updates, followed by a Q&A session.

To help us prepare for the session, please send questions by COB July 1st to

Northern Border Regional Commission State and Region Chartbooks – A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis

Date: June 7, 2022

Upcoming Webinar: Northern Border Regional Commission State and Region Chartbooks – A Health-Focused Landscape Analysis

Date: June 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific, 11:00 AM Mountain, 12:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

During this webinar, Dr. Katherine Ahrens will describe a project compiling the most recent publicly available data related to health and healthcare access at the county-level and state-level for the Northern Border Region: ME, NH, NY, and VT. Dr. Ahrens will discuss healthcare professional shortage areas and will highlight counties with worse health outcomes, as compared to the rest of the counties in the region.

Registration is free and required. Attendance of the live webinar is limited to 500 persons. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.



Katherine Ahrens, PhD, MPH

Additional Resources of Interest:

Click to view Research Alert.

Safe Storage and Safe Disposal Educational Video Series

Date: May 31, 2022

Safe Storage and Safe Disposal Educational Videos

Coming off another successful Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) wants to keep the momentum going in raising awareness on the importance of safe medication storage and disposal.

CADCA’s partnership with the AmerisouceBergen Foundation has led to the creation of a series of videos on Safe Storage, Safe Disposal and Best Practices in Communities for Safe Storage and Disposal! 

These videos provide engaging, storytelling-based lessons on safe storage and disposal strategies that individuals and families can implement in their communities.

Video 1: Safe Storage Tips and Strategies

Video 2: Safe Disposal Tips and Strategies

Video 3: Safe Storage And Disposal Best Practices

HRSA and White House Test to Treat Webinar

Date: June 1, 2022

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and White House Test to Treat Webinar

While increasing rates of COVID-19 infections are concerning, tools are available to stop the spread and prevent severe disease. HRSA invites you to join a discussion on the role of HRSA and HRSA-supported organizations in reducing COVID-19’s impact on communities nationwide. This event includes the opportunity to hear directly from the White House on the importance of Test to Treat as a strategy to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

The session will feature HRSA Administrator Carole Johnson, White House COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha, and a panel with HRSA-supported health centers, rural health clinics, and participants from HRSA’s Community Based-Workforce for COVID-19 Outreach program. This panel will share their best practices on community outreach, education, testing, and treatment. The session will conclude with an opportunity to ask HRSA experts your questions about COVID-19 programs and the Test to Treat model.

Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Join the day of the session

If you prefer to join by phone: 833-568-8864
Webinar ID: 161 896 3980