Welcome to the 2021 CHI & Expo!

America’s Health Centers: Change Leaders in Health Care for the Future

During this virtual forum, we we come together to set priorities for the year and move forward a strategic course of action to ensure continued progress for the nation’s community health centers. We learn what we must do at both national and state levels to better position ourselves for the challenges and opportunities ahead within the community health center movement, and meet virtually with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss various health policies that supports our role and contributions to the nation’s health delivery system. 

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.

Virtual Conference Schedule

Pre Conference Events
PCA/HCCN General Session: Friday, August 20, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET (separate registration required)
Board Member Boot Camp: Saturday, August 21, 8:00 am – 2:45 pm ET (separate registration required)

Main Conference - Virtual Schedule
Sunday, August 22, 10:00 am ET – 5:00 pm ET
Monday, August 23, 8:45 am ET – 4:30 pm ET
Tuesday, August 24, 8:45 am ET – 2:45 pm ET

Sunday, August 22

Opening General Session

3:00 pm - 5:00 PM ET

Welcome Remarks by:

Mike A. Holmes profile image Chair NACHC

Mike A. Holmes

Chair Elect
National Association of
Community Health Centers

Keynote Address:

Michael C. Bush profile image CEO - Great Place to Work

Michael C. Bush

Great Place to Work

Monday, August 23

General Session

Keynote Address:

Nancy Giles profile image

Nancy Giles

CBS Sunday Morning Show contributor, comedian & actress

Panel Discussion:

America’s Health Centers: Change Leaders in Health Care for the Future: An Overview of the Road Ahead

Tom Van Coverden profile image

Tom Van Coverden

President & CEO
National Association of Community Health Centers

Joe Dunn profile image

Joe Dunn

Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Research
National Association of Community Health Centers

Vacheria Tutson profile image

Vacheria Tutson

Directory, Regulatory Affairs
National Association of Community Health Centers

Tuesday, August 24

General Session: Federal Update

Chiquita Brooks-LaSur Administrator CMS profile image

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

James Macrea, MA, MPP

James Macrea, MA, MPP

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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP

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

Sponsor Directory

The Sponsor Directory features companies and organizations that provide solutions to the issues facing health center operations. The Sponsor Directory will be available only during the CHI Conference. You will be able to attend Zoom sessions, have 1:1 appointments, download white papers, and more. Be sure to thank our Sponsors for their support!

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
To access the speaker evaluations, click the "Evaluations" tab. You are encouraged to complete the evaluation for each session you attend.

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.