NEW SERIES: Genetic Counselors in the Genomic Era –Public Health Genetics and Precision Medicine Roles
Sponsored by the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC)

Save the Dates:

  • Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing: Wednesday, February 6, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
  • Disparities in Genetic Services and Privacy: Tuesday, April 9, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
  • Precision Medicine and Return of Results: Tuesday, May 14, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

NEW The Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model
Wednesday, January 9, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau and CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
This webinar will provide guidance to MCHB grantees about how to be integrated in or engaged with CMS’s new Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model.
Please register in advance at:
Webinar link:
Dial-in Info: Dial-in: 800-369-2132 | Participant Code: 2307671
Questions: Contact Leandra Olson,

NEW Findings from the 2018 National Survey of Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) Agencies
Wednesday, January 9, 3:00-4:30 pm ET.
The National Association of States United for Aging and Disability (NASUAD) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

Who’s on Your Team? Connecting Your Goals with Great People
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm ET (closed captioned)
University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability
This webinar is intended for youth, young adults, and the people that believe in them, and is appropriate for students from eighth grade through college, with and without disabilities. By the end of the hour, students will develop an action plan to help them put together a team of supportive people.

NEW Integrating Nurses into Complex Care Teams
Thursday, January 17, 1:00 pm ET
Better Care Playbook

NEW Introducing the Blueprint for Complex Care: Opportunities to Advance the Field
Tuesday, January 22, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs
See the Blueprint for Complex Care.

NEW A New Approach to Assessing Family Engagement in Health Care Systems
Wednesday, January 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
It is suggested that participants read the recent issue brief from Family Voices, A Framework for Assessing Family Engagement in Systems Change, before the webinar. Audience Q&A is highly encouraged.

NEW NCAPPS Kickoff Webinar
Tuesday, January 29, 3:00- 4:30 pm ET
The Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This webinar will provide an overview of the new National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) and will provide details of the process for States, Tribes, and Territories to apply for the first round of technical assistance. (More information is in the “Other News” section below.)

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