Welcome Michael A. Holmes, Board Chair, NACHC Opening Session Speakers: E. Benjamin Money, MPH, Senior Vice President, Public Health Priorities, NACHC Eloisa Perard, President and CEO, QueensCare Health Centers Keynote Derek Greenfield, PhD, EdD, Speaker, Educator, and Author Taking Care of the Caretakers: Building Compassionate, Innovative, and Inclusive Communities in Times of Challenge This dynamic, interactive opening session delivers a transformational opportunity to learn powerful insights for supporting ourselves as well as our employees and clients in order to maintain positive attitudes and achieve optimal performance. In the midst of 18 months (and counting) of pandemic life, we must continue to honor the importance of relationships in fostering healthy, empowered teams and advancing meaningful change. By modeling approaches to break down barriers and establish spaces of inclusive excellence, the presenter offers a real-time encounter that will offer practical strategies for implementation in our work sites and help create a deep sense of community at FOM/IT. This experience will be carefully curated to ensure that, whether in-person or virtual, participants will be equally engaged and impacted. Take advantage of this special time to learn, laugh, play, and celebrate one another and our work together!
Telehealth and new remote work opportunities are changing the way in which health centers operate. In addition to remote-work legal considerations, having staff who no longer share physical space changes the work place dynamic. Given the benefits of remote work for employees, many health centers will be adopting hybrid work environments. This session will offer participants legal considerations for remote work and strategies to support team cohesion when staff are no longer co-located around the clock. As health centers continue to innovate and refine their staffing and workflows, understanding risks and how to mitigate those that arise in operations and in staff output will be critical to overall success.Learning Objectives: