Upcoming Events

Sunday Aug 18, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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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 18-20, 2019) is sched­uled to kick off in Chicago, IL, 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.

Tuesday Aug 20, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm EDT
Event Type(s): 
Board of Governors meeting
All PCORI Board meetings are open to the public. This meeting will be held via teleconference/webinar with no public comment period.
*More information and a registration link will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.

Wednesday Aug 21, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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This webinar will support ambulatory physicians and staff in planning and facilitating successful patient and family panels to foster change and improvement and rediscover joy in practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review best practices for planning and facilitating patient and family panels.
  • Describe how to identify panelists and prepare and support them for successful panel participation.
  • Share ideas for preparing leaders, clinicians, and staff to learn from patient and family panels.
  • Discuss other ways to share personal and professional stories as part of the process of changing organization culture and bringing about transformational changes within ambulatory practices.

Thursday Aug 22, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Join us for this information and insightful webinar with two leading experts about strategies beyond conventional medicine to help people with chronic conditions heal by focusing on their lifestyle and health behaviors.

Webinar attendees will hear from Wayne Jonas, MD, who will present various dimensions of integrative health that can be used in treating chronic diseases and for overall health and well-being. Attendees will also hear from Katie Adamson, who will discuss current community integrated health efforts YMCA have implemented to strengthen the linkages between traditional healthcare and community-based prevention strategies in order to help individuals prevent, delay, reverse or live better lives while managing a chronic condition(s).

Thursday Aug 29, 2019 01:30 pm EDT
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States, health plans, and providers, including federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), continue to move away from fee-for-service payments and toward value-based payment (VBP) arrangements. In California, as in other parts of the country, these payment arrangements reward primary care providers for improving quality and decreasing health care costs, while offering greater flexibility to deliver care in innovative ways.

This webinar, made by possible by the California Health Care Foundation and Blue Shield of California Foundation, will highlight examples of promising FQHC payment approaches in California and Colorado. The VBP models featured are designed to give FQHCs more flexibility in delivering patient-centered care and the ability to obtain financial incentives from improving quality and reducing costs across the larger health care system, and do not require state or federal action.

Health plan and FQHC leaders, health care policymakers, state officials, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 90-minute event.

Thursday Sep 5, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
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Individuals with disabilities dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are at higher risk for poor health outcomes when compared to individuals without disabilities.[1]  This conversation, in collaboration with ICS, will provide a platform for questions to be answered on how health plans and providers can improve health outcomes for this population by addressing gaps in care coordination that often disrupt continuity of care and lead to fragmentation of care.

This conversation will focus on the key elements of and strategies to improve care coordination, including the role of interdisciplinary teams. Representatives from ICS will answer your care coordination questions. We encourage attendees to submit questions for ICS ahead of time using any of the three options below:

Send an email with your questions to [email protected]. Your personal and/or organizational information will not be shared during the live event or after.
Use direct message on Twitter to send your questions to @Integrate_care.
Complete the registration for the event and include your question in the designated textbox.
Intended Audience:

This conversation is intended for a wide range of stakeholders - health plans, providers, and other health care professionals who serve individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid - to address gaps in coordinating care for individuals with disabilities.

[1]Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. (2016). Report to Congress: Social Risk Factors and Performance under Medicare’s Value Based Purchasing Programs. Pages 177 –221

After clicking the registration link hosted on https://www.resourcesforintegratedcare.com/ and completing the registration form, you will receive an email from [email protected] event log-on information. The email also contains an attachment that, when opened, will save the event log-on information to an Outlook calendar.

On the day of the live event, please use the web link to join the webinar. You can access the platform using a computer, smart phone, or tablet. The audio portion of the presentation will automatically stream through your computer/device speakers. Please make sure that the volume on your speakers is turned up. Phone dial-in information will also be available during the live event if you are unable to listen to the audio through the computer/device speakers.

For individuals that will be away from a computer, smart phone, or tablet on the day of the live webinar event, please email us at [email protected] to request dial-in information

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Wednesday Sep 11, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Joing the Community Care Network of Kansas for our annual conference!

Topic TBD

Monday Sep 16, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Event Date and Time: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pm EDT
Event Type(s): 
Advisory panel meeting
Members of the public are invited to tune in to this meeting via webinar/teleconference.
Learn more about this panel’s members here.

Monday Sep 16, 2019 10:00 am EDT
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Event Date and Time: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 10:00 am to 05:30 pm EDT
Event Type(s): 
Board of Governors meeting
All PCORI Board meetings are open to the public and registration to attend in-person meetings is not required.
This in-person meeting will also be available via teleconference/webinar for anyone unable to attend in person.
All in-person Board meetings include a public comment period. Individuals can register to provide comment on-site, while those unable to attend in person can provide comment via telephone. (Guidelines for Public Comments)
More information, including an agenda, webinar registration link, and registration to provide comment, will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.

Wednesday Sep 18, 2019 08:00 am EDT
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The Official 2019 PCORI Annual Meeting Website Launches on Monday, June 3
As part of this year's theme, "Making a Difference: Using Patient-Centered Research Results in the Real World," attendees at the two-and-a-half-day conference will learn about how patients, researchers, clinicians, payers, and others across the healthcare community are working to make health research more useful and relevant. In addition, hear about the latest results of PCORI-funded research and efforts to promote their use in practice, and find out how our unique approach to engaging patients and other stakeholders in the work we do is changing the way health research is conducted. Attendees can also hear about how PCORI can best serve the healthcare community into the future.
When the official annual meeting website launches on June 3, you’ll be able to register to attend the meeting and reserve rooms at the conference site hotel at special discounted rates. We look forward to seeing you in September. For questions about the conference, email [email protected].
Poster Presentations: Call for Submissions
PCORI invited research awardees and project partners to submit an abstract for a poster presentation highlighting their engagement activities and lessons learned. We also invited interested PCORnet Network Partners to consider presenting posters highlighting innovative developments within PCORnet that are useful for stakeholders and others looking to use PCORnet for research. The submissions deadline for poster presentations has passed. Awardees and project partners will be notified of their submission status in May.
PCORI Annual Meeting: Patient Scholarship
Once again, PCORI offered scholarship opportunities for patients, caregivers, and patient representatives to attend the Annual Meeting. This was a competitive opportunity with a limited number of scholarships. PCORI seeks to ensure fair representation of historically underrepresented and minority patient communities, diverse geographic representation, and a mix of new and returning PCORI Annual Meeting attendees. The application deadline for the scholarship opportunity has passed and applicants will be notified of their scholarship award status in May.

Saturday Oct 5, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The 2019 CHAMPS/NWRPCA Annual Primary Care Conference will be held in Seattle, WA October 5-8, 2019.  Please check this website again in the spring of 2019 for more details.



CHAMPS and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) welcomed attendees, exhibitors, and presenters from across the nation at this past year’s Annual Primary Care Conference held October 20-23, 2018 in Denver, CO. Participants enjoyed formal and informal networking and educational opportunities with the Western Clinicians Network (WCN) as well as clinicians, board members, and administrative staff from health centers, Primary Care Associations, governmental offices, and related organizations in Regions VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) and X (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington), and across the country.

The 2018 conference theme was “Region 18 in 2018: Elevation Through Innovation,” reflecting the continued growth and contributions of community health in Regions VIII and X and the strides we continue to make through partnership and collaboration.

Tuesday Oct 8, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Thursday Oct 17, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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CPCA provides this annual informative and empowering program for our membership, partners, and collaborators to enable attendees to learn from one another and honor those who have been instrumental through the year in addressing the serious healthcare concerns facing California's uninsured, low-income, and minority communities. This year's 900+ attendees will include key decision makers and leadership from hundreds of health centers across the state.


Health Center Executive Leadership, Operations Personnel, Medical Directors, Clinicians/Providers, Clinical Leadership, Care Team Members, Policy and Legislative Advocates, State & Regional Primary Care Partners, Health Center Board Members and other CHC key decision makers.

Monday Nov 18, 2019 09:00 am EST
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NACHC’s PCA and HCCN Con­fer­ence is the only con­fer­ence of its kind specif­i­cally tar­get­ing both state PCAs and HCCNs, with an audi­ence of 200–225 atten­dees from across the coun­try where nearly every state is rep­re­sented.

PCAs and HCCNs are critical organizations that support and advance policy goals and operational excellence for nearly 1400 community health centers serving more than 28 million individuals across the country.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 01:00 pm EST
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

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