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DE0620: 2022 National Combined Councils Virtual Meeting: Building A Foundation for the Future

Date: 3/17/2022 - 4/07/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Hygienists, DHA, Dentists, Assistants
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 4.50 (Total CDE); 4.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.50 (AGD - 130)

This is the virtual National Combined Councils Meeting to be held March 17, March 24, and April 7. YOU SHOULD NOT ENTER THE COMPLETION CODE UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED PARTICIPATING [once you enter the completion code and are marked as completed, you cannot go back in and claim additional credits for the 2nd or 3rd session, so you will want to wait until you have completed participation before entering the completion code].

Register here:
March 17 –
March 24 –
April 7 –

The purpose of the 2022 National Combined Councils Virtual Meeting is to bring together subject matter experts from multiple clinical and administrative disciplines throughout Indian Health Service to discuss, collaborate, and build healthy working relationships to advance the mission of improving the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Best practices will be shared, common challenges will be discussed, and solutions will be developed.

Conference Outcome Measures:
?   Engage in thought-provoking, innovative, cross-council discussions about current issues in Indian Health.
?   Evaluate best practices for succession planning, team building, and evolving technology to address health care issues.
?   Develop quality and safety initiatives through collaborative recommendations with senior leadership.
?   Share insights and best practices that improve the organization and result in improved health outcomes

Target Audience: NCC Council Members, Healthcare Administrators, Clinical Administrators, Nurse Administrators, Behavioral Health Administrators and other interested health care team members from the Indian Health Service, Tribal, Urban [I/T/U] Indian Health Care System.

March 17th: Introduction to Succession Planning & IHS Leadership Updates
This presentation will focus on the importance of succession planning and updates, goals, and priorities for IHS. Consistent, skilled, and well-trained leadership is essential to recruiting and retaining well-qualified healthcare teams and administrative professionals.

March 24th: IHS Health Information Technology Modernization Update
This presentation will provide an update on Health Information Technology Modernization at IHS. Presenters will share how IHS intends to follow industry best practices throughout the modernization lifecycle and how the program will engage clinicians and other end-users to build shared best practices into the new system. The presentation will address many of the questions raised by IHS staff in a recent sur-vey conducted by the planning committee.

April 7th: Leadership Styles that Support Effective Communication & Workforce Development
This presentation will focus on evidence-based leadership styles, utilization of effective communication, and the importance of supporting workforce development to retain institutional knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

March 17th: Introduction to Succession Planning & IHS Leadership Updates
1.   Evaluate best practices for implementing a succession plan.
2.   Determine effective strategies for succession planning and continuity of healthcare services in Indian country.
3.   Examine the agency’s current goals and priorities and the impact on American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

March 24th: IHS Health Information Technology Modernization Update
1.   Examine the evidence basis for how organizational change management improves the success of major Health IT implementations.
2.   Recognize how consensus development around best practice clinical workflows can contribute to improvements in patient safety and quality of care.
3.   Participate in the development of an organization-specific clinical HIT implementation model.

April 7th: Leadership Styles that Support Effective Communication & Workforce Development
1.   Examine leadership styles that support effective communication within the health care system.
2.   Ensure appropriate workforce development to retain institutional knowledge and support quality health care.
3.   Incorporate emergency response preparedness to mitigate the impacts of future public health crisis across the health care system.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.