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Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

We are pleased to offer 1 hour of CNE or CME* credit at no cost to participants.   

Migrant Clinicians Network is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  

*Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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MCN is committed to providing high quality continuing education to health care providers serving migrant farmworkers. MCN's comprehensive clinical education program helps to develop excellence in practice, clinical leadership, and the dissemination of best models and practices.



Patient Engagement and Activation for
Health Center Providers and Staf

NNCC learning collaboration patient engagement

Patient Engagement and Activation for Health Center Providers and Staff

First Session January 17, 2018 @ 10am (PST) / 1pm (EST)

Lead Faculty: 

 Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director, Education and Communication at the Migrant Clinicians Network, 

Kristine Gonnella, MPH, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium,

Sarah Solis, LCSW, Director of Seeds of Change Consulting. Seeds of Change Consulting provides training, supervision, and consultation with a focus on providing individually tailored, strength-based treatment to clients. All services include an examination of the idea of “resistance”, the subsequent clinical challenges arising from this discord, and how to strategically address these challenges through the use of Motivational Interviewing and other forms of strength-based assessment and treatment.

Description:  Evidenced-based research demonstrates that patient engagement leads to improved health outcomes and quality of life. To effectively engage patients in their health care, health centers can utilize a team-based approach to develop a shared care plan and support patients as they navigate the health care system. In this six-part interactive series, Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) will work with a select group of ten health center care teams to improve knowledge and skills around evidence based strategies for patient engagement and activation. 

Participants in the virtual learning collaborative will attend six (6) learning sessions consisting of live web-based platform training, offline team-based activities, and facilitated office hours. These learning sessions will be hosted from January through June of 2019 and will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform. CEs will be provided. All modules will be presented/facilitated by staff from MCN and NNCC unless otherwise noted. All modules will take place at 1 pm ET. MCN will provide CME and CNE credit at no cost to participants by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Determination of credit is pending.

Audience: Providers, health center staff, health center administration, and clinical directors

Learning Collaborative Structure

January 17, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
This introductory session will elucidate the key elements of team-based care, including: (1) team communication, (2) clarifying and optimizing roles, (3) care coordination, and (4) patient activation. This session will outline tools and strategies to engage patients as members of the care team. Participants will be encouraged to assess their health center’s level of “teamness” through an online assessment following the session. 

January 31, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
This session will outline the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) “Be Prepared to Be Engaged” strategy for patient activation and will incorporate role playing exercises and Q&A. Participants will review case studies beforehand and come prepared to think through patient care scenarios in which Be Prepared to Be Engaged can be utilized.

February 14, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
Patients with chronic diseases make day-to-day decisions about their health. The key to better health is for the health center team to engage with patients in the process of self-management so that the health center can fully support patients for better health outcomes. In this session, we will discuss some of the key strategies that have been proved effective in engaging patients in self-management. In particular, we will focus on tools to improve goal setting and on strategies to support patients in reaching their health goals.

February 28, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
In this session, we will explore the institutional and systems-based approaches for health center staff to build continuity and sustain their patient engagement efforts. Participants will identify facilitators and barriers to achieving a culture of patient engagement and create SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound) goals for their health center.

March 14, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
This session will lead participants through the key elements of motivational interviewing, with a particular focus on how to engage socially and ethnically diverse patient populations. The session will examine the key elements of motivational interviewing including the four general principles of: (1) express empathy, (2) develop discrepancy, (3) roll with resistance, and (4) support self-efficacy. The session will emphasize specific skills and tools used to create a systematic approach to engaging patients. The faculty will discuss using OARS (open ended questions, affirmations, summaries, and reflective listening) to draw patients into conversations about their health that lead to real change.

March 28, 2019 from 1 - 2 pm ET
This final session will involve extensive role playing exercises so that participants can practice the skills learned in Session 5. Participants will be encouraged to bring challenging cases to the group for discussion and problem solving.


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