The NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) and Expo is the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives, consumer board members, along with State/Regional Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. The conference (August 26–28, 2018) is scheduled to kick off in Orlando, FL, at a time when health centers are charting a new course in a rapidly changing health environment and being called upon to assume a larger role in the nation’s health care system. Health centers now confront a time when change must be viewed within the context of opportunity. They must find new ways to deliver care more effectively and efficiently. The pathway to sustainability and competition calls for training in new disciplines, collaboration, workforce development, technology and pursuing innovative models of care that target both the social determinants of health and address the emerging public health issues and challenges of our day.
At the NACHC CHI health centers can take advantage of multiple opportunities to gain perspectives from thought and industry leaders, hear about cutting edge ideas and partnerships to improve financial sustainability, network, share ideas and best practices to stay vibrant and viable in the health care marketplace.