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2018 Community Health Institute & Expo

CTuL1 - You’re Already Halfway There! Leveraging Research Strategies and Partnerships to Improve Quality and Operational Performance - P2P NETWORKING SESSION and YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TRACK

Aug 28, 2018 8:00am ‐ Aug 28, 2018 10:00am


Health centers have a history of engaging in quality and operational improvement initiatives that have positioned the safety net at the forefront of national efforts to achieve the Quadruple Aim. In this new health care landscape centered on value, targeting our resources toward the most effective practices and disseminating our successes is a business imperative. This session will give health center leaders, clinicians, and staff a roadmap to elevate existing QI and operational improvement efforts by demystifying basic research activities that can significantly enhance their work and develop it to be shared with a variety of audiences. Presenters will also equip health centers to be confident in their rights when partnering with external researchers to yield a win-win. Attendees will create a basic research plan using a case study for one of four priority population health and integration topics: adult immunizations, managing complex patients and diabetes, addressing social determinants of health, and oral health integration.


  • Frances E. Ferguson, MD, MPH, FACP, CCD, Physician, Albany Area Primary Health Care
  • Patricia Inks, MS, RDH, Assistant Professor, Associate Director DIC/ICSP, A.T. Still University, Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health
  • Frederic N. Schwartz, DO, FACOFP, Professor and Senior Advisor to the Dean, ATSU/SOMA
  • Douglas J. Spegman, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Clinical Officer, El Rio Community Health Center


  • Kim Butler Perry, DDS, MSCS, FACD, Associate Vice President, University Strategic Partnerships, A.T. Still University

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