November 14–16, 2016
Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015), for which he traveled across the United States.
Dreamland recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the US, and take that system nationwide, riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America’s deadliest drug scourge in modern times.
Dreamland was selected as one of the Best books of 2015 by Amazon.com, Slate.com, the Daily Beast, Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Entertainment Weekly, Audible, and in the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Business by Nobel economics laureate, Prof. Angus Deaton, of Princeton University.
Sam Quinones is formerly a reporter with the L.A. Times, where he worked for 10 years (2004–2014). He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, the border.
In 2016, while the Affordable Care Act is nearly fully implemented, the Primary Care Associations (PCAs) and Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are fully engaged in implementing a myriad of changes to the health care delivery system. Moreover, PCAs and HCCNs are the energy in their respective states for driving the strategic response for Health Centers. Accountable care opportunities and value based care are quickly becoming the rule with PCAs and HCCNs leading the way for Health Centers. This conference will focus on the concepts, skills and best practice models in the field to assure the program continues to be on the cutting edge of the health care delivery system.
State Primary Care Associations (PCAs) are state level trade associations that represent and provide training and technical assistance to health centers in each state. Currently there are 52 PCAs. Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are groups of health centers that come together to focus on issues relative to the back office functions they all have – such as implementing and maintaining electronic medical records or billing. Some HCCNs are part of a PCA, but most are independent. Currently there are about 80 HCCNs across the country.
NACHC’s PCA and HCCN conference is the only conference of its kind specifically targeting both state PCAs and HCCNs, with an audience of 200–225 attendees from across the country where nearly every state is represented.
This conference provides those companies wanting to connect with the PCA and HCCN audience the opportunity to do so through sponsorship. There is no formal EXPO at this conference, however, sponsors are provided a tabletop display and are invited to participate and fully engage in one-on-one interaction with this targeted audience. This is a closed conference. The ONLY way for a non PCA and HCCN participants to attend is through one of the limited sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information about the conference, contact Jennifer Nolty at 301–347-0400 or email@example.com
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