2019 Policy & Issues Forum

Mar 27, 2019 ‐ Mar 31, 2019



Sessions

Speaker Check-InSpeaker Check-In

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Speaker Check-In

Mar 29, 2019 7:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 3:30pm

Identification: SPKR4


Exhibitor Check-InExhibitor Check-In

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Exhibitor Check-In

Mar 29, 2019 7:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 3:30pm

Identification: EXHBT4


Continental Breakfast in EXPO Hall - Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics

Mar 29, 2019 7:30am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 8:30am

Identification: BKFST1


EXPO OpenEXPO Open

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EXPO Open

Mar 29, 2019 7:30am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 6:00pm

Identification: EXPO1


Addressing Emerging Health Care Issues from the Governance Level: A Spotlight on Substance Use Disorder

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFA1

As many communities face a dramatic increase in the prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), health centers are meeting this challenge by providing much needed services to their patients. This session focuses on what health center boards need to consider given the board’s strategic, oversight, advocacy, and community-facing roles. Participants will consider a framework for structuring discussions on this topic and how to apply it in their own boardrooms.

Moderator(s):
  • Donald Weaver, Senior Advisor, Clinical Workforce, NACHC, Senior Advisor, Clinical Workforce, NACHC
Speaker(s):
  • Richard Hudspeth, MD, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Ridge Health
  • Amanda Brooks, AM, LCSW, CADC, Chief Population Health Officer, PCC Wellness
  • Kemi Alli, MD, FAAP, Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center
  • Robert J. Urso, MS, MHA, BSN, Chief Executive Officer, PCC Wellness

HRSA’s Operational Site Visit: Preparing Health Centers for Year-Round Compliance and Performance Improvement

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFB1

The Health Center Program Requirements are a critical foundation for a health center’s success, and HRSA’s Site Visit Protocol has changed the way operational site visits (OSVs) are conducted and how HRSA assesses compliance with program requirements.  

This session will share lessons learned and best practices at all phases of the operational site visit process. Participants will leave this session with innovative strategies and insight into how high-performing health centers use the OSV to engage in a continuous process of not just program compliance, but performance improvement and operational excellence.

Moderator(s):
  • Angela Powell, MPH, CPH, Director, Office of Southern Health Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
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Policy Issues Affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults - NCA FEATURED

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFE1

Some 2.7 million LGBT people are age 50 or older; this number will double by 2060. LGBT older adults experience health disparities in cardiovascular health, cancer, disability, and behavioral health. They often struggle to access culturally competent and affirming health care and elder services. Many also experience social isolation and aging alone, and discrimination in housing. This session will focus on policy approaches to improve health care and elder care for LGBT older adults and what health centers can do to better serve older LGBT patients.  

Speaker(s):
  • Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, Director, Education and Training Programs, The Fenway Institute
Speaker(s):
  • Sean Cahill, PhD, Director, Health Policy Research, Fenway Health
  • Lisa Krinsky, LICSW, Director, LGBT Aging Project, Fenway Health

Telehealth Today: Connecting Policy and Practice

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFF1

Community Health Centers are the premier organization to meet patients where they are. A rich understanding of telehealth policy and its operational impact is crucial. During this session, participants will hear from a panel of experts who will provide the latest policy updates and demonstrate how telehealth has improved patient outcomes. The session will help you discover how to prepare for, implement, and measure the success of this advanced technology by utilizing the resources available.

Speaker(s):
  • April Lewis, Director, Health Center Operations and HR Training, NACHC, Director, Health Center Operations and Human Resources Training, NACHC
  • Jennifer Joseph, PhD, MSEd, Director, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care/HRSA
Speaker(s):
  • Howard Chapman, Director, Programs and Development, Tri-Area Community Health
  • Natassja Manzanero, MS, Public Health Analyst, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy/HRSA
  • Kathy Wibberly, PhD, Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, University of Virginia
  • Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Executive Director, Center for Connected Health Policy

Effecting Change in 280 Characters or Less: Taking Advocacy Online

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFG1

Do you want to learn how to take your health center's social media pages from drab to fab and leverage online tools for advocacy? Join us for a panel discussion and hear from experts on how to create engaging content, develop effective messaging, mobilize advocates, and drive action using Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Speaker(s):
  • Kasie Pickart, MPH, Communications Specialist, Cherry Health
  • Ashley Lewis, Press Secretary, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Strategies for Driving Social Determinants of Health Policy and Practice Work in Your State Using PRAPARE - RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Mar 29, 2019 8:00am ‐ Mar 29, 2019 9:30am

Identification: PFD1

As social determinants of health (SDH) become more recognized as significant impacts to healthy living, increasing numbers of state payers and stakeholders are getting involved. How do you ensure that your SDH work aligns with and informs other initiatives that are occurring in your state? In this session, PCA and HCCN representatives will highlight their efforts using their work on PRAPARE to inform SDH policy and practice happening in their states. In particular, presenters will discuss different methods and strategies to showcase their specific PRAPARE experiences and findings while engaging in state-level transformation discussions with payers, funders, and policymakers. This session will detail how states can use these strategies to lay the groundwork and drive next steps in social determinants of health policy.

Speaker(s):
  • Lindsay Farrell, MBA, FACMPE, President and CEO, Open Door Family Medical Center
  • E. Benjamin Money, Jr., President and CEO, North Carolina Community Health Center Association
  • Aaron Todd, MPP, Chief Strategy Officer, Iowa Primary Care Association
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