One Step Ahead: New Design Concepts for Infection Prevention

Mar 16, 2021 8:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 9:00am

Identification: pi21BD

Sponsored by Benco Dental. Click into the Benco Dental Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session.

Partnering for COVID-19 Vaccine Success

Mar 16, 2021 8:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 9:00am

Identification: pi21NG

Sponsored by NextGen Healthcare. Click into the NextGen Healthcare Virtual Showcase in the Sponsor Directory to join this informative session.

Concurrent Sessions

Mar 16, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 10:00am

Identification: cc3

COVID-19 Data: Turning the Public Health Crisis into a Strategic Opportunity

Mar 16, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 10:00am

Identification: PTuB1

Traditional public health crisis response too often is reactive. The government usually swings into action and throws funding at the problem, the crisis fades and the investments and lessons fade away as well. For COVID-19, NACHC proposed to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rapidly create a reusable infrastructure that could spin up a COVID registry but also be used to power analytics for other NACHC-CDC public health efforts. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic can be used as an opportunity to advance electronic data extraction and reuse, build community networks of care using technology tools and invite our partners to participate in health interoperability approaches of the future.
Learning Objectives:
  • Review data analytics from nearly a million FQHC patients in 2020 to understand the trajectory of the pandemic
  • Understand how the NACHC data infrastructure seeks to streamline and amplify FQHC data for public health programs and surveillance and how that approach can be used to augment FQHC response to COVID-19
  • To look at COVID-19-related opportunities to extend community health interoperability as an enduring, value-added component of FQHC operations

Continuing to Govern During the Pandemic: Considerations for Health Center Boards

Mar 16, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 10:00am

Identification: PTuC1

Since March 2020, health centers across the country have responded to COVID-19. At the same time, health center boards have continued to govern health centers, adapting their own practices and priorities to meet the demands of the pandemic and ensure continuity. This session will outline key considerations for boards in several areas – such as virtual board meetings and decision-making, as well as key areas of board oversight - as health centers continue to navigate the pandemic.
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify key governance considerations for boards as the pandemic continues.
  • Identify good practices and legal considerations for board awareness.
  • Consider questions to pose related to board's oversight and strategic role during the pandemic.

NACHC Federal Affairs Hill Update

Mar 16, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 10:00am

Identification: PTuA1

Overview of Federal Policy Issues including updates related to mandatory and discretionary funding, COVID-19 funding, President's Budget proposal, Congressional funding priorities, 340B, workforce, telehealth, infrastructure/capital, teaching health centers and look-a-like funding.
Learning Objectives:
  • For attendees to understand the latest federal public policy developments.
  • To equip attendees with information about the annual federal legislative and funding priorities.
  • To provide information that will enable attendees to advocate for policy, funding and legislative support from their respective Members of Congress.

Visit the Sponsor Directory and Break

Mar 16, 2021 10:00am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 10:30am

Identification: BRK3

Concurrent Sessions

Mar 16, 2021 10:30am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 11:30am

Identification: cc4

Insights on SDOH Data Collection and Use for Advancing Health Equity Policies during COVID-19

Mar 16, 2021 10:30am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 11:30am

Identification: PTuC2

As health centers have quickly adjusted to assess and address the SDOH needs of their communities during COVID-19, the PRAPARE Team at NACHC and AAPCHO engaged with PRAPARE users in May 2020 through a survey and virtual community forum. The purpose was to get an overview on SDOH-related efforts at health centers and their use of SDOH data to advance health equity. This session will present preliminary findings of the 2nd installment of the PRAPARE user survey (February 2021) on SDOH data collection and use during COVID-19. Findings will be shared within context of the health center journey in navigating SDOH needs during COVID-19 and policy implications/considerations related to health equity. Hear from health centers utilizing SDOH screening to inform and target COVID-19 response.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how health centers have adjusted their SDOH data collection efforts through preliminary survey findings.
  • Hear from a health center on their SDOH data collection efforts since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the use of SDOH data to inform COVID-19 response policies or widespread strategies.
  • Discuss how survey findings can potentially inform policies during COVID-19 response and recovery phases at local, state, and national levels.

No Going Back: State and Federal Telehealth Landscape in 2021 and Beyond

Mar 16, 2021 10:30am ‐ Mar 16, 2021 11:30am

Identification: PTuA2

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced America’s health care system to adapt and rethink. A safe harbor for health centers has been the ability to expand telehealth care, and the benefits to our patients have been substantial. Preserving and expanding access to care during the pandemic was only possible due to state and federal telehealth policies that gave providers greater ability to expand access. However, many of these provisions expire when the pandemic-related Public Health Emergency (PHE) is terminated, likely in 2022. That is why a range of state and federal policy actions are required to make these advancements permanent. This session will focus on key policy actions that PCAs are pursuing to preserve and make permanent telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss current and future telehealth legislation on the state and federal level.
  • Seek input and feedback on short- and long-term advocacy, research, and other critical pieces needed to support telehealth policies.
  • Identify best practices that have led to telehealth policy success.