North Carolina Learning Collective (NCLC)
The North Carolina Learning Collective (NCLC) is an interdisciplinary collaboration among groups of health care professionals dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of adults across North Carolina. NCLC was formed to provide opportunities to expand practice quality improvement and facilitate efforts focused on cardiac care, obesity, tobacco use and diabetes through team-based care and efficient use of health care technology. Fundamental to this collective is the use of public health practices to implement health systems change through the following:
- policies on the reporting of national quality measures
- adoption of systems change practices
- education on the prevention of chronic diseases
NCLC partners include the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Alliant Quality, Medicaid, NC Area Health Education Centers, Community Care of NC, and American Heart Association.
Click on the links below to access archived webinars and resources.
Million Hearts 2022: Understanding the Links between Environmental Pollutant Exposure and Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Events
Speaker: Wayne Cascio, MD
Originally aired May 8, 2018
Incorporating the Essentials of Oral Health into the Primary Care Setting
Speaker: Davia Nickelson, DDS
Originally aired April 10, 2018
Pneumonia Knockout: Reducing Pneumonia Mortality and Readmissions
Speaker: Trish Vandersea, MPA
Originally aired March 13, 2018
A Population Health Approach to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: Lessons from Heart Health Now
Speaker: Samuel Cykert, MD
Originally aired February 13, 2018
Advanced Care Planning in North Carolina: Creating Partnerships with your Patients
Speaker: Ben Blomberg, MD
Originally aired January 9, 2018
Final Count Down: Are you ready to report your Quality Payment Program Data (MIPS Data)?
Speaker: Donna Cohen, RN, BSN, CCM
Originally aired December 12, 2017
Type 2 Diabetes: New Paradigms in Care
Speaker: John Buse, MD, PhD
Originally aired November 14, 2017
Advances in Breast Cancer Screening
Speaker: Robert Smith, PhD; Cindy Herndon, PhD, RN, CNE
Originally aired October 10, 2017
Managing Hypertension: Getting to Goal
Speaker: Brian Forrest, MD
Originally aired August 8, 2017
Motivational Interviewing: Improving Medication Adherence
Speaker: Glenda Wrenn, MD
Originally aired July 11, 2017
North Carolina’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Data, Policy and Practice
Speaker: Alan Dellapenna, Jr.
Originally aired June 13, 2017
Physical Activity: The Wonder Drug
Speaker: Sherée Vodicka, MA, RDN, LDN
Originally aired May 9, 2017
Using Antibiotics Wisely for Adult Patients in Primary Care
Speaker: Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH
Originally aired April 11, 2017
Understanding and Following Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
Review current recommendations for colon cancer screening in average-risk adults age 50 and above.
Speaker: Robert A. Smith, MD
Originally aired March 7, 2017
Youth E-Cigarette Use Spikes 888% in NC: How to Convey the Dangers of E-Cigarettes
Learn the major findings on e-cigarettes from the Surgeon General’s Report and discuss implications for policy and practice in NC.
Speaker: Sally Herndon, MPH
Originally aired February 22, 2017
Being Successful in the 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) System
Learn the activities required to participate in the Merit-Based Incentive Program (MIPS) successfully.
Speaker: Donna Cohen, RN, BSN, CCM, COHN-S
Originally aired January 10, 2017
Million Hearts: Tackling Tobacco in Your Clinic
Presented by the Million Hearts Smoking Cessation Affinity Group
Learn strategies for implementing evidence-based tobacco cessation counseling in health care settings.
Speaker: Erin McClain, MA, MPH
Originally aired October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT
Environmental Pollutants and Cardiovascular Health
- Smoke Ready Toolbox for Wildfires Public health officials can use the resources in the Smoke Ready Toolbox to help educate the public about the risks of smoke exposure and actions people can take to protect their health
- Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials The Guide is an easy-to-use source of information that outlines whose health is most affected by wildfire smoke, how to reduce exposure to smoke, what public health actions are recommended, and how to communicate air quality to the public.
- Particle Pollution and Your Patients' Health web course This course is designed for family medicine physicians, internists, pediatricians, occupational and rehabilitation physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, asthma educators, pulmonary specialists, cardiologists, and other medical professionals.
- AirNow Fires and Your Health
- EnviroFlash for Air Quality Notifications
- EPA Healthy Heart Toolkit and Research This toolkit from the EPA has resources for both clinicians and patients that explain how air pollution can trigger heart attacks and strokes and worsen heart conditions in people with known heart disease.
- Million Hearts Particle Pollution and Heart Disease The EPA is raising awareness of heart disease and its link to air pollution and other environmental factors as a partner in Million Hearts, a national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
- Air Sensor Toolbox This website for citizen scientists and researchers with information on how to select and use air sensor technology.
Breast Cancer Screening
- NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program FAQ
- NC Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program Services Brochure
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning Collaborative for primary care practices, FQHCs and EDs
- Participation Agreement to reduce antibiotic resistance
Colorectal Cancer Screening Resources
- Free CME: Screening for Colorectal Cancer
- 7 Things to Know about Colonoscopy
- How to Increase Cancer Screening Rates
- How to Increase Preventive Screening Rates in Practice
- 80% of Adults Screened by 2018 Fact Sheet
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Tools for Providers
- Patient Navigation Toolkit
- CDC Replication Manual on Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation
- Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers (can be used at any primary care office)
- CDC Continuing Education for Providers on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Should Clinicians Recommend E-cigarettes to Their Patients Who Smoke? No
Clinicians should not routinely recommend electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, to their patients who smoke.
Article by Clare Meernik, MPH and Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH
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