Weekly Update July 19, 2019
Georgia Environmental Scan Report
July 18, 2019 update from Together Georgia lobbyist, Nelson Mullins by Helen Sloat, legislative consultant:
Today, the Governor and Department of Community Health rolled out Georgia’s environmental scan of the state in advance of its discussions on the Medicaid 1115 and 1332 waiver proposals which the State is undertaking to craft in the coming months. The scan prepared by Deloitte https://medicaid.georgia.gov/sites/medicaid.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/GA%20Waiver_Georgia%20Environmental%20Scan%20Report_07082019.pdf and it outlines much of the state’s demographics around the uninsured population and where there are gaps in covered services. Additionally, there was another document released and posted on DCH’s website used at the meeting which is found here. I am sharing this information as the waivers could impact families which you will touch. Note in particular the comments made about Georgia’s ranking for all behavioral measures (32nd). The consultants are open to multiple ideas and are not wedded to what other states have undertaken so far. The governor’s lead staff person on this project emphasized a need for Georgia solution.
There will be stakeholders meetings over the next few weeks on the waivers. We will keep you posted.
Telemental Health: Click Here for Your Next Client
Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Program Description:This 6-hour CEU course will fulfill the requirements of the Georgia Composite Board which requires licensees to complete six (6) hours of CEUs prior to the provision of telemental health services.
Presenter: Charlie Safford, LCSW, President, yourceus.com,inc.
CEUs: 6 CEUS approved by LPCA of Georgia and 6 CEUS pending for UGA School of Social Work
Location: Hillside, 690 Courtenay Drive, N.E. - Atlanta, GA 30306-3421
Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email email@example.com to request code.) link to registration
Upcoming (updated 5/15/19)
9/24/2019 Cultural Competence
10/8/2019 Effective Supervision
12/3/2019 LBGTQ 101
Caregiver Lunch and Learn
August 27 - MAAC office - link to flyer
GCCF CONFERENCE WATCH
Georgia Conference on Children and Families
October 28-30, 2019 - Marriott Augusta
GCCF Sampling of 2019 Workshop Sessions
NEWS RELEASES & UPDATES
Daily Update July 8, 2019 - Webinar: Preparing for FFPSA Implementation
Member Update July 18, 2019 - CNN "Impact Your World" to feature Bloom 7/23/19
Member Update July 17, 2019 - Wellroot Family Services Receives State of Hope Grant
Daily Update July 16, 2019 - Georgia Kinship Care Summit 9/21/19
GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):
Archived: TG Salary Survey: The 2016 survey is now closed. Click here to view results (You will need to download the document and open it to view all of the columns.)
Please note Together Georgia has a Job Bank to which TG members may post notices on the website at www.togetherga.net. The system is new and members will need to log in with username and password that was previously provided to member agency directors. (Username is the first initial and last name of agency director; password, if forgotten may be reset - reset will go to the agency director's inbox. )
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SAVE THE DATE
2019 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 28-30, 2019 at Marriott Augusta
2020 Together Georgia Day at the Capitol January 29, 2020
2020 Executive Retreat April 16 & 17, 2020 at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge
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