Dear Colleague,

Welcome! For all of us, this has been an extraordinary year! And as we come together in virtual format for our Community Health Institute@Home, we want to thank each and every one of you for the INCREDIBLE work you are doing to save lives and to provide vitally needed health services to those most in need.

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended lives and disrupted the economy. Our health centers have been financially and operationally challenged in ways we never thought possible. Yet we have been able to persevere.

At the onset of the pandemic we moved swiftly together to:

  • Take steps to strengthen our organizations to meet coming challenges on the near horizon.
  • Make our voices heard and work together from coast to coast on an unprecedented scale.
  • Engage in concerted efforts and actions – aggressively pushing forward our priorities and needs for resources in a bold strategy to strengthen our nationwide network of Community Health Centers and build capacity to deal with the crisis before us.

We have made a great deal of progress.

Yet we know our work is not finished, nor is the coronavirus that continues to spread across the country. At the same time, we are looking inward to assess how we can strengthen the intersection of our health care mission and our commitment to health equity and social justice brought to the forefront by the Black Lives Movement.

Our strength has always been through our diversity and unity. That is why we have come together at this conference to focus not just on today, but on how we must prepare for tomorrow –“Sustaining the Health Center Mission for the Future.”

On behalf of the NACHC Board and Staff, thank you for your support of NACHC and your involvement and participation in this important conference!

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Tom Van Coverden
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Community Health Centers

We recommend you take some time to navigate this event portal before you join us in order to get the most value out of your experience and review our Virtual Event FAQs.

Main Conference:

Monday, August 31, 9:00 am - 6:45 pm ET

Tuesday, September 1, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm ET

Board Member Boot Camp (separate registration required):

Sunday, August 30, 11:00 am - 4:45 pm ET

Announcing NACHC's CHI@Home Emcee

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Chi-Lan Lieu

Lifestyle and Tech Expert

In-House Contributor for "The Talk," Good Morning America,"
and Host of HGTV's "Living Abroad

Monday, August 31

Opening General Session

11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET


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Lathran J. Woodard

Chair of the Board

National Association of Community Health Centers

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Tom Van Coverden

President and CEO

National Association of Community Health Centers

Keynote Presentation:

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Damon Tweedy, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Duke University School of Medicine
Author, "Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine," A New York Times Bestseller

Special Presentation:

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Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, September 1

Federal Partner Update

11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET


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Thomas J. Engels

Health Resources Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP

Associate Administrator for Health Workforce
Director, National Health Service Corps Health Resources and Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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James Macrae, MA, MPP

Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Digital Product Showcase

Visit with Exhibitors in their virtual booths! Chat, schedule appointments and attend live networking meetings!

The Digital Product Product Showcase is open from August 17 - October 2, 2020.

During CHI@Home, the Digital Product Showcase is open:
Monday, August 31 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Virtual Poster Showcase 
View poster presentations, and chat with poster presenters and authors! 

The Virtual Poster Showcase is open:
Monday, August 31 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Tuesday, September 1 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET and 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Launching a Session
Each session opens 15 minutes prior to the start time. To access your live streamed session(s) click the "Live Sessions" tab and select the desired session. 

Accessing and Downloading Handouts
To access all currently available conference materials, click the "Handouts" tab. Check back frequently for updated materials.

Building Your Itinerary
Before you attend, we encourage you to visit the "My Itinerary" tab to add sessions to your personalized itinerary. During the event, navigate to the "My Itinerary" tab for easy access to your pre-selected sessions with the ability to launch a session.

Online Evaluations and CE Certificates
To access the speaker evaluations and your official CE Certificates, click the "Evaluations & Certificates" tab. You will be required to access the evaluations for the sessions you attend with the option to take the session evaluation(s) and submit or to skip the evaluation(s). Attendees pursuing continuing education credits must attend the live broadcast to receive credit per the rules and regulations of our accreditation partners.

NACHC Conference Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. NACHC will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. This also includes inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of NACHC. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference staff immediately. NACHC is a nonpartisan and noncommercial organization. Conference speaker presentations may not necessarily reflect the views of NACHC and the presence of vendors, exhibitors and sponsors does not constitute endorsement of their respective products or services.