Medicaid Matters for West Virginia

Please join for us for Medicaid Matters for West Virginia West Virginians for Affordable Health Care’s third annual Medicaid Summit.

If you are a health care provider, social worker, or health care advocate, you will not want to miss this year’s summit.

 

DATE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2019

PLACE: HOLIDAY INN & SUITES 400 2ND AVENUE, SW SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV

TIME: REGISTRATION OPENS: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

CONFERENCE: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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WV TOGETHER FOR MEDICAID

MEETING: 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

 

 

Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia

We are asking physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners AND OTHER SUD HEALTH TEAM MEMBERS to complete an online survey, Ability to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in West Virginia, designed to assess providers’ availability and willingness to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). The resulting data will be used to help improve public policy to better address the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. This research project is a joint effort of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR), Marshall Health, WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia University (WVU) under the direction of Garrett Moran, PhD, at WVU and Lyn O’Connell, PhD, at Marshall Health.

 

This survey link will be e-mailed directly from the WV DHHR to WV Medicare and Medicaid service providers. The survey may be accessed directly through the following link: https://bit.ly/2VokOBZ

 

Additionally, the survey is also available on the WV Rural Health Association’s blog page at https://bit.ly/2LJEwIZ. Voluntarily completing this survey should take no more than 7 to 10 minutes of your time and requires no examination of records. Your answers will remain completely confidential. Before completing the survey, or at any time, you may ask questions of the individuals administering it by contacting Brianna Sheppard, PhD, at 304-293-1444 or absheppard@hsc.wvu.edu. WVU IRB acknowledgment of this protocol is on file.

 

Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums this November and December.  Forums provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

 

No individual or family should have to navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs, and services to support families in their communities.

 

Working together with volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can work to ensure families have access to the resources available to help them face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by any type of dementia, in driving awareness and in mobilizing West Virginia communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

 

For more info on the upcoming Alzheimer’s Community Forums, see attached flyers:

  • Huntington, WV– 5:30pm Thursday, November 29, 2018 (1000 5th Ave Huntington WV)
  • Martinsburg, WV– 5:00pm Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 (101 West King St Martinsburg WV)

 

RSVP online:

Huntington: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1327227

Martinsburg: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1340324

Free program for caregivers! Please share the information! “SUPPORTING and EMPOWERING THE CAREGIVER” SERIES TO BE OFFERED

Free program for caregivers!  Please share the information!

 

 

“SUPPORTING and EMPOWERING THE CAREGIVER” SERIES TO BE OFFERED

 

This October and November, a special free series is being offered to those who are caring for a loved one or friend.    Caregivers may include parents, grandparents, and other family and friends.  Tasks may include anything from shopping, arranging appointments and transportation to providing total care.  YOU may be a caregiver!

 

Ann Koegler, M.A., L.S.W. of Altenheim Resource and Referral Services and Marty Cornett, RN, a national board-certified health and wellness coach from St Clairsville will be presenting a four-part series on Supporting and Empowering the Caregiver.  The program will include four Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on October 30, November 6, 13 and 20, 2018 at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling WV.

 

The program will include sessions on stress management, legal concerns of the caregiver, dementia, transitioning to the levels of care in long term care, and final plans.  Each session will include a guest speaker on the subject and an activity to highlight the session’s offering.  There are NO CEU credits for this program.

 

There is no fee but pre-registration is required as seating is limited.  Please contact Ann at 304 243-0996

Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC

Great Opportunity for LICSW, LCSW, or LPC

 

Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC to provide therapy services in an out-patient setting.  Grafton is centrally located within 20-30 minutes of Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown.   This position provides an opportunity to work in a friendly, progressive and professional environment with a competitive salary and benefits. The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology , as well as a MINIMUM professional license at the LCSW, LICSW, or LPC level.  A lower licensure level cannot be considered. If you are energetic, clinically-minded, and creative with the desire to help others, please send inquiries to:

 

 

Dr. PJ Neer

 

1 Hospital Plaza

Grafton, WV 26354

 

Or fax to: 304-265-5431

Senior Expo 2018 Monongalia County

the Mountaineer Mall

296296–98129812

50+ vendors are dedicated to improving the quality of life for older adults. Financial planning, Housing options, Home Healthcare, Medical equipment, and much more!

Registration will be limited to the first 50 PAID vendors. If you need an invoice, please contact the front desk at 296-9812 or expo@seniormons.org

Please complete and return this form with payment to:

Senior Monongalians, Inc.

P. O. Box 653

Morgantown, WV 26507

Office: (304) 296-9812 Fax: (304) 296-3917

website: http://www.seniormons.org facebook: Senior Monongalians, Inc.

YOU MAY SCAN & EMAIL THIS FORM, AND MAIL PAYMENT SEPERATELY, IF DESIRED

 

West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference

West Virginia Counseling Association Fall 2018 Conference 

 

Share your talents and expertise with other West Virginia mental health professionals!  The WVCA Fall 2018 Conference will take place November 1 – 3, 2018 at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV, and is offered to West Virginia Counselors, other mental health professionals, and Counseling students as an opportunity to share information, present ideas, demonstrate techniques, network, and to develop personally and professionally.  We encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the conference.  Proposals are due by Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  Proposals will be reviewed by the WVCA Conference Committee, and you will be notified of the review decision by e-mail by Wednesday, August 8, 2018.