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New MAHEC Residency Will Address Critical Shortage of Psychiatrists in WNC

August 28, 2017

Rural Western North Carolinians should have better access to mental health support over the next few years thanks to a new, state-funded Psychiatry Residency at MAHEC that started on July 1, 2017.

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AMA Statement on Senate Debate on Health System Reform

July 26, 2017

During consideration of proposals related to the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association urges Senators to consider the impact their votes will have on the health of all Americans.

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News Alert: NCMS Takes Firm Stand on Federal Health Care Legislation

July 20, 2017

As the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare continues to unfold in Washington, DC, you can be assured that your medical society has been working diligently on Capitol Hill and with local and national stakeholder groups to make sure any legislation protects — and enhances— your patients’ access to affordable, high quality care.

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Project Access Receives Three-Year Funding Award from The Duke Endowment

July 5, 2017

Together with Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS), Mission Health today announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant over three years from The Duke Endowment to support and expand WCMS’ Project Access charity care program.

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Project Access Pharmacy Update

July 5, 2017

Due to an unpredicted and unprecedented increase in medication costs for PA over the past 18 months, a Medication Committee was formed to explore ways in which to lower costs while continuing to be advocates for our PA patients with their medication needs. Also, during this time, the opioid addiction and crisis issues in the Nation and more personally, in our community, have increased significantly.

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From National Rural Health Association: Senate Releases Health Care Reform Bill

June 22, 2017

The Senate released their version of the House passed American Health Care Act entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

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MedServe Program Overview

March 30, 2017

MedServe Program Overview

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Deadline extended - Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership

March 30, 2017

2017 Request for applications

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A Message of Support to Interpreters from WCMS Board Presidents

March 24, 2017

Dear Interpreters,

Recently some of you reported to WIN that you and the patients you interpret for have been experiencing harassment and bullying in our waiting rooms. These incidents have been reported to the CEO, Miriam Schwarz, who in turn shared the information with her WCMS Boards.

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Diversity Flyer

March 23, 2017

In light of recent events of discrimination towards staff and other patients at various practices, (see the Citizen Times article on the topic) WCMS created a multilingual flyer for practices to print and display as needed. This message is in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Moldavian.

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Here's Why Deaf People Hate the Medical Community

March 22, 2017

Recently a member of the local Deaf community shared an article with WCSM regarding some of the challenges that Deaf people face in care settings. It's short and informative article that helps hearing people understand things from the Deaf perspective.

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From the American Academy of Pediatrics on Immigrant Children

March 22, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics shared thoughts on the detention of immigrant children and tips on supporting the health and well-bring of immigrant children. These are important topics.

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Message from the Foundation Board Chair

February 21, 2017

"As I begin my Chairmanship of the WCMS Foundation at the same time that our country struggles with the creation of  a “post-affordable care act,” it is my goal that our Foundation not just adapt but adapt well in this sea of change."

C. Britt Peterson
2017 WCMS Foundation Chair

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ACP Update on Executive Order and U.S. Immigration Policy

February 6, 2017

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is deeply concerned about the recent executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, including refugees and those who already hold visas for entry into the U.S.

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Immigrant Rights and Resources

February 1, 2017

Right now there is a lot of focus at a national level on immigrants. We at WIN are not lawyers or experts on the rights of immigrants and we cannot provide legal advice, but we want to reiterate that the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 apply to everyone in the United States, whether they are citizens, tourist visa holders, green card holders, immigrants with refugee status, undocumented immigrants, or any other status.

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