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NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #4: The Social Work Picture: Serious Illness, Quality of Care, and AdvocacyClinical PracticeOur latest Clinical Practice Forum highlights how Social Work plays a critically important role in …Videoyoutu.be/SlAFDLvDnIgclinical-practicevideo
NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #3: The Role of the Health Information Exchange in Supporting Interoperability, Patient Access and Quality Data Registries/ReportingClinical PracticeWatch our latest Clinical Practice Forum about the Health Information Exchange (HIE) and it serves …Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=zHHb5UUkbW0clinical-practicevideo
NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #2: Intro to Data Analytics in Serious Illness: The Impact of Interoperability and Patient Access on Quality Serious Illness CareClinical PracticeHow can improvements in the electronic exchange of patient health information (interoperability) improve patient and …Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=PjC7qNM2kZgclinical-practicevideo
C-TAC Webinar: The Impact of the 2020 Election on Federal Serious Illness Care PolicyCommunication, Advocacy, and EducationLegislative and regulatory experts review the likely priorities of the new Biden Administration and Congress.Presentationncsicoalition.org/mp-files/c-tac-webinar-the-impact-of-the-2020-election-on-federal-serious-illness-care-policy.pdf/communication-advocacy-educationpresentation
NCSI Coalition Clinical Practice Forum #1: Intro to Data Analytics in Serious IllnessClinical PracticePredictive analytics in healthcare uses historical data to make predictions about the future, thereby personalizing …Videowww.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWuznL9lDgclinical-practicevideo
POLSTAdvance Care PlanningThis website provides many resources to aid in understanding the National POLST as both a …Websitepolst.org/advance-care-planningwebsite
Evidence-Based Best Practices for Improving State-Level C-TAC ACT Index ResultsAdvance Care Planning, Communication, Advocacy, and EducationThe report from C-TAC offers a variety of specific best practices to promote ACP.Research Studywww.thectac.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Evidence-Based-Best-Practices-for-Improving-State-Level-C-TAC-ACT-Index-Results.pdfadvance-care-planning communication-advocacy-educationresearch-study
NC Coalition on AgingCaregivers and Patient Engagement, Communication, Advocacy, and EducationOur mission as a coalition is to improve the quality of life for older adults …Websitenccoalitiononaging.org/caregivers-and-patient-engagement communication-advocacy-educationwebsite
AARP’s COVID-19 Care BookletCommunication, Advocacy, and EducationAvailable in Spanish. Designed with spaces to write down important information.Brochurencsicoalition.org/mp-files/aarps-covid-19-care-booklet-english.pdf/communication-advocacy-educationbrochure
ACP & Advance Directives + NC General Statute Updates Webinar (Video and Notes)Advance Care Planning, Caregivers and Patient EngagementOn July 8, the NCSI Coalition, in partnership with Coalition members, hosted an educational webinar …Webinarncsicoalition.org/mp-files/acp-advance-directives-nc-general-statute-updates-webinar-presentation.pdf/advance-care-planning caregivers-and-patient-engagementwebinar
NQF Issue Brief: Opportunities for Advancing Quality Measurement in Community-Based Serious Illness Care.Caregivers and Patient EngagementBrochurencsicoalition.org/mp-files/nqf-issue-brief-opportunities-for-advancing-quality-measurement-in-community-based-serious-illness-care.pdf/caregivers-and-patient-engagementbrochure

Covid-19 Response Resources

National POLST Leadership Offer Guidance During COVID-19 Outbreak

National POLST leaders, which includes medical professionals and ethicists, have worked together to provide two statements relevant to the current situation:

  • Completing POLST Forms in Crisis Standards of Care
  • COVID-19 & POLST Statement

Click here for a web page that pulls together resources that can be very helpful to professionals as well as the general public.

How to talk about COVID-19 and Your Patients' Wishes Regarding Serious Illness Care

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement says, “Clinicians have been finding that patients are often relieved and grateful when given the opportunity to proactively discuss their priorities for medical care should they get sick in the future with COVID-19.”

Click here  for access to the entire article, which includes “Tips to Consider”.

COVID-19 and the Carolinas: State Responses and Federal Legislation to Address the Crisis

The NC Institute of Medicine and the SC Institute of Medicine & Public Health have issued two joint briefs regarding the impact and responses to COVID-19 in the Carolinas.

  • Click here for access to the April 2020 Issue Brief on COVID-19 and the Carolinas.
  • Click here for access to the May 2020 Issue Brief on COVID-19 and the Carolinas.

The NC Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and the SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health have released a new issue brief on state and federal actions to address the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This serves as an update to the briefs published in April and May of 2020 and February 2021. This brief examines changes to state policies in the past month, state-level legislation allocating COVID-19 funds, successes and challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and how policies and funding allocations from the American Rescue Plan Act will impact the Carolinas.

  • Click here for access to the latest 2021 Issue Brief: COVID-19 and the Carolinas Part IV: State Responses and Federal Legislation to Address the Crisis

NQF Issue Brief: Opportunities for Advancing Quality Measurement in Community-Based Serious Illness Care.

This content in this brief reflects input from experts convened as part of the Serious Illness Quality Alignment Hub. This should prove to be a useful resource.

Click here to download this PDF.

Serious Illness Care Program’s COVID-19 Response Toolkit

Ariadne Labs has published an easy-to-use, adaptable toolkit of resources, the first version of which was published on April 3, 2020. It will be updated as the COVID-19 situation evolves. The toolkit includes the following items:

NC DHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Updated as of: 04.07.2021

A tested, safe and effective vaccine will be available to all who want it, but supplies are currently limited and will continue to be for the next few months. To save lives and slow the spread of COVID-19, independent state and federal public health advisory committees recommend first protecting health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19, people who are at the highest risk of being hospitalized or dying, and those at high risk of exposure to COVID-19. Based on new federal recommendations issued by the CDC Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Department has updated and simplified the vaccine prioritization plan.

Posted on behalf of NC DHHS 4/5/2021

5 April 2021 COVID-19 Stakeholder Update

PRESS RELEASES since the last update include:

NEW resources since the last update include:

UPDATED guidance since the last update includes:

UPDATED reports since the last update include:

  • Note that there are now 5 tiers:
    • 1.    Green: Low Community Spread
      2.    Light Yellow: Moderate Community Spread
      3.    Yellow: Significant Community Spread
      4.    Orange: Substantial Community Spread
      5.    Red: Critical Community Spread

NEW EVENTS ADDED to the community testing events page

UPDATED Contact Tracing numbers