NOTE THAT EACH OF THESE TRAININGS REQUIRES A SEPARATE REGISTRATION AND FEE TO ATTEND. These trainings are not included in the CHI registration fees. You must register for the CHI if you are planning to attend.
Building Health Center Capacity for Research and Quality Improvement
August 22, 8:30-5:30
This workshop is essential to building the skills and infrastructure necessary to not only collect data, but also to use data for answering care improvement questions, testing interventions, and creating evidence-driven standards of care. Electronic Health Records (EHR) are the essential platform by which health centers augment their quality improvement activities and engage in research intended for publication and dissemination. The purpose of this one-day training is to build capacity for health centers to engage in clinical and translational research, often by building off of their existing QI experience and Electronic Health Record (EHR) infrastructure. To read more about the training click here (PDF).
Developing A Great Federally Qualified Health Center
August 23 and 24, 2013, All Day
Designed for Organizations and Communities Considering Starting an FQHC; Interested in Look-Alike Designation; As an orientation for those new to the Health Center Program and a refresher for existing staff. To read more about the training click here (PDF).
Nuts and Bolts of Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Accreditation & Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification Option
Friday, August 23, 2013 – 09:00 AM – 04:30 PM (CT)
This program provides the “Nuts and Bolts” needed to understand the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option and Ambulatory Care Accreditation. For both centers seeking initial accreditation and reaccreditation, includes challenging standards, compliance strategies and examples, NPSGs, etc.
Training for New Medical Directors
August 23-24, All Day
New to your role as Medical Director of your health center? Training for New Medical Directors is a foundational and essential building block in your career development as a health center Medical Director. This training provides the core knowledge and competencies that all health center Medical Directors need to function as effective managers, leaders, and advocates for their centers and communities. In addition to providing contextual knowledge regarding the history, political evolution, regulatory expectations, and terminology of the Health Center Movement, course content focuses on developing competency in evolving health care issues such as the patient-centered medical home, electronic health records, and meaningful use. For more information click here.
NACHC Board Member Boot Camp
Saturday, August 24, 2013 8:00am – 2:30pm
This training is the ONLY training included in the Chi conference registration fee. It is also available as a standalone training, regardless, registration is REQUIRED. See Section “D” on the CHI registration form or select only Board Member Boot Camp if registering online.
A changing and increasingly complex health care environment presents many challenges for health center governing boards. To be effective, board members must be fully knowledgeable about their roles and responsibilities and the many issues their health center face as health care businesses. This four-part comprehensive training is for new board members as well as ‘seasoned’ board members who want a refresher.
Strengthening the Board Chair/CEO Partnership: Key to Effective Governance
Saturday, August 24 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm
Building a strong and productive relationship between board chairs and chief executives is crucial for board effectiveness and health center well-being. Through brief presentations, small group exercises, and individual reflections, participants will:
- Explore the different – but mutually interdependent – roles of the board and the CEO, such as establishing strategic direction and policies and providing effective oversight;
- Identify specific ways, such as clarifying mutual communication expectations, to support each other and become a more effective leadership team;
- Gain ideas for how the Board Chair/ CEO leadership team can strengthen the board’s performance, such as planning and conducting board meetings that are engaging, productive, and enjoyable, and creating a board team that “has what it takes” to make a difference.
Note: Both the health center CEO and Board Chair are required to attend this training together.
Pre-registration is required. Dress is business casual. Because the temperature in meeting rooms is set so individuals in suits will be comfortable, consider bringing a sweater or jacket.
To learn more about the training click here.
Community Health Center Dental Director: Basics And Beyond!
August 24, 2013 • 8:30am – 4:00pm
For the first time in the organization’s history, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is offering a session for all community health center dental directors:
Community Health Center Dental Director: Basics and Beyond. Over the course of the day, participants will:
- Learn about the many variables that complicate dental delivery in a Community Health Center; understand the skills sets needed for being a dental director.
- Become exposed to new methods and types of data needed to monitor and plan effective strategies.
- Learn new national guidelines that will change the dental environment of the future.
- Obtain new methods on how to prepare CHC clinics to provide quality care and improve patient outcomes.
To learn more about the training please click here.
August 24, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NOTE: This session is limited to Community Health Centers (CHCs), Primary Care Associations and vendors/consultants working directly with CHCs, as the content in this session will focus on community health centers. If you are not from one of these organizations, please visit our website (www.340BPVP.com) for information on additional 340B University programs that will have an open enrollment for all stakeholder types. For those local to the Chicago area, we will be presenting an open session in October.
Apexus, the awarded contractor to manage the 340B Prime Vendor Program for the HRSA Office of Pharmacy Affairs, offers 340B University, an in-depth educational program designed to meet the needs of 340B PVP participants and all other 340B stakeholders. You will learn from industry experts the fundamentals in implementing a compliant pharmacy program and hands on training with tools and resources to assist with program integrity.