NH Insurance Department to Host Public Information Sessions on Health Care Networks

Seal of the State of New HampshireMay 9, 2017

This morning, the NH Insurance Department sent out the following press release:

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Insurance Department will host two information sessions in June on the health care provider networks likely to be available through New Hampshire’s health insurance exchange in 2018.    

The first session will take place Monday, June 26, from 10-11 a.m. in Concord, at the Brown Auditorium, 129 Pleasant St. The second will be held online on Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. Both sessions will be free and open to the public.  

Carfentanil Hits NH (BDAS Brief)

May 4, 2017

Today's NH DHHS's Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services's Monthly Brief included this review on the dangers of carfentanil and list of resources:

As you are probably aware, the deadly synthetic opioid carfentanil has arrived in the granite state.

That means all of our jobs just became infinitely more difficult whether you're a treatment provider working against time and the law of odds, a first responder concerned for your own safety, or a active user struggling to find a pathway to recovery before it's too late. 

Carfentanil in NH

On May 1, 2017, the NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding carfentanil in NH.NH DPHS Health Alert

Key Points and Recommendations:

• Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and has been liked to three New Hampshire overdose deaths. See the attached alert from the NH Drug Monitoring Initiative for more information.

 

HB463 And Its Critical Amendment

April 26, 2017

A quick email from you could make a difference in your drinking water. It can just say that you are in favor of lowering the standard for PFC contaminants in our drinking water. Testimony before the committee is even more effective.

Bill name: House Bill 463 and its critical amendment 

Volunteer Needed for New England Regional Medication Safety Advisory Council

April 26, 2017

The current five-year CMS contract for the England Quality Innovation Network/ Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) includes work throughout New England in the areas of prevention of adverse drug events in all settings and antimicrobial stewardship with a focus on outpatient settings and long term care facilities.  One part of our work, for example, focuses on helping clinical practice sites implement practice specific antimicrobial stewardship efforts based on the CDC recently released Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship (2016).  

Kognito: Free SBIRT Clinical Training Simulation Available for Any and All NH Providers

April 19, 2017NY Youth SBIRT Initiative

To support the sustainability of gains made through the NH Youth SBIRT Initiative in screening youth and young adults for substance use in primary care settings, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is offering free access to a simulation that provides participants with effective brief intervention techniques for addressing substance use and mental health concerns with adolescents. 

Public Health Advisory: E-Cigarette Use

April 18, 2017Cigarette Smoking and E-Cigarette Use Among NH Youth

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recognizes the important role health professionals play in a child’s life. The DHHS is asking NH health professionals that have youth as their patients to review the Public Health Advisory for Pediatricians: E-Cigarette Use Among High School Age Youth in New Hampshire and also check out the WMUR March health headlines

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