Policy & Issues Forum 2021

Mar 14, 2021 ‐ Mar 18, 2021



Sessions

Board Member Boot Camp (Session 1): Overview of Health Center Board Roles and Legal Duties of Board Members - **Separate Registration Required**

Mar 14, 2021 11:00am ‐ Mar 14, 2021 12:30pm

Identification: PBC1

Boards of directors play a vital role in the overall success and sustainability of health centers. This segment will review the roles and responsibilities of the board. It will also include discussion of the legal duties of board members and the importance of the board-CEO partnership. This section will include some discussion of the board’s oversight of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program.

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Board Member Boot Camp (Session 2): The Fundamentals of Board Quality Oversight - **Separate Registration Required**

Mar 14, 2021 1:00pm ‐ Mar 14, 2021 2:00pm

Identification: PBC2

Providing quality health care services is central to the mission of health centers. The governing board has a critical role in providing oversight of the quality assurance and quality improvement program. This segment defines quality and discusses the board’s oversight role related to quality.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • A. Seiji Hayashi, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Transformation Officer and Medical Director, Mary's Center
  • Emily Heard, MA, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC

Board Member Boot Camp (Session 3): The Fundamentals of Board Financial Oversight - **Separate Registration Required**

Mar 14, 2021 2:20pm ‐ Mar 14, 2021 3:30pm

Identification: PBC3

The board is responsible for safeguarding the organization’s assets. This segment covers the establishment of financial priorities for the health center, budget approval, internal control policies and procedures, long-range planning, financial statements, and the audit.

Speaker(s):
  • Gervean Williams, Director, Finance Training and Technical Assistance, NACHC
  • Mary Hawbecker, CPA, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer, NACHC
  • Emily Heard, MA, Director, Health Center Governance Training, NACHC

Board Member Boot Camp (Session 4): Introduction to Board Member Advocacy and Boot Camp Wrap Up - **Separate Registration Required**

Mar 14, 2021 3:50pm ‐ Mar 14, 2021 4:30pm

Identification: PBC4

This segment will begin with an introduction to advocacy for board members. It will also include a brief wrap up of the program overall. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on items they will take back to their boards or implement to make themselves a more effective board member.

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Sustainability in Uncertainty: Informed Decision Making for Your CHC”

Mar 15, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 10:00am

Identification: pi21BKD

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


Book, Remind, and Engage! How Healow transforms the Patient Experience

Mar 15, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 10:00am

Identification: pi21eCW

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


Streamline clinic-administered 340B medication management in your organization

Mar 15, 2021 9:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 10:00am

Identification: pi21CH

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


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Concurrent Sessions

Mar 15, 2021 10:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 11:00am

Identification: cc1


Supporting Special Populations During COVID-19

Mar 15, 2021 10:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 11:00am

Identification: PMC1

The impact of COVID-19 on communities served by health centers has been profound, and this is acutely the case for homeless populations, residents of public housing, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers. These “special populations” – as defined in the 330 Statute – are served specifically, and in some cases solely, by community health centers. Each of these populations faces unique challenges in accessing testing, treatment, vaccines, and care during COVID-19. This session will showcase National Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAPS) focused on homeless populations, farmworkers, and residents of public housing. Taking the form of a moderated panel, NTTAPs will highlight how health centers serving special populations approached COVID-testing, continue to provide access to care (whether through telehealth or in-person visits), and are rolling out vaccinations. NTTAPs will also highlight the unique, strategic decisions special population health centers have to make and consider – whether financial, operational, or clinical – when responding to COVID-19.

Learning Objectives:
  • Highlight challenges in responding to COVID-19 in "special populations" that historically experience heightened health inequities and barriers to care.
  • Provide successful examples of providing COVID testing, COVID vaccinations, and maintaining access to care for special populations served by health centers.
  • Describe financial and policy levers that facilitate health centers in responding to the needs of special populations during COVID.
Speaker(s):
  • Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director, Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc.
  • Bethany Alcauter, MPH, PhD candidate, Manager, Evaluation and the National Ag Worker Health Program, National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Moderator(s):
  • Ted Henson, MS, Director, Health Center Performance and Innovation, NACHC
Speaker(s):
  • Robert Burns, MPA, Director, National Center for Health in Public Housing

Primed for Progress: Expanding Community Health Workers in CHCs

Mar 15, 2021 10:00am ‐ Mar 15, 2021 11:00am

Identification: PMB1

Community Health Workers (CHWs) build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities, such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Through the pandemic, health centers have struggled to maintain a workforce to meet the needs of our most vulnerable patients. This session will highlight opportunities to meaningfully incorporate community health workers into community health centers’ workforce to help support the innovation required to move passed COVID-19. The Biden administration recognizes the value in deploying CHWs in assisting with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and working with community health centers to reach as many Americans as possible. For CHWs to have sustainable opportunities, it is imperative for programs like Medicaid to provide sustainable funding to support the long-term success. The session would include the executive director from the National Association of Community Health Workers, a PCA, and United Health.

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the importance of CHWs to CHC functions
  • Provide an opportunity for states and CHCs to share their experiences working with CHWs
  • Share knowledge and increase understanding of CHW reimbursement and certification strategies
Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Denise Smith, MBA, CHW, PN, Executive Director, National Association of Community Health Workers
  • Phillip Bergquist, CHCEF, Health Center Operations Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Andrea Dwyer, Program Director, Colorado Cancer Screening Program and Colorado School of Public Health