Calendar

May
4
Thu
“Not Just a Ride” Learning Collaborative Face-to-Face Meeting
May 4 all-day

Event Date(s): May 4, 2017, 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Event Location: Penobscot Community Health Care Administration Building, 103 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME 04401

Transportation barriers keep many patients from accessing the services they need, especially the people in our communities who are the most vulnerable and underserved. The “Not Just a Ride” Learning Collaborative will foster a supportive environment for health center staff, community partners and stakeholders to come together to collectively discuss possible solutions to transportation barriers.

During this forum, participants will work together to brainstorm and develop a road map for addressing ways to remove and overcome these transportation obstacles to accessing much-needed care. At the end of this forum, participants will be to identity 2-3 concrete actions they can use to further examine and address transportation barriers in their respected communities.
This is a free event. Lunch/refreshments will be on your own.

To register, please email Andrea Watkins at awatkins@mepca.org.

May
22
Mon
Conference for Agricultural Worker Health
May 22 – May 24 all-day

May 22-24, 2017

The Con­fer­ence for Agri­cul­tural Worker Health is the only con­fer­ence ded­i­cated solely to the health and well-being of America’s migra­tory and sea­sonal agri­cul­tural work­ers. Com­mu­nity and Migrant Heath Cen­ters cur­rently serve approx­i­mately 900,000 migra­tory and sea­sonal agri­cul­tural work­ers and their fam­i­lies. How­ever, this rep­re­sents less than 25% of the esti­mated num­ber who reside in the coun­try. We must do bet­ter, we can and we are!

Learn more: http://www.nachc.org/conferences/agricultural-worker-health/

WORKSHOP: Beyond Enrollment: Maximizing Utilization to Sustain Outreach and Enrollment Programs
May 22 all-day

Workshop Date & Time: Monday, May 22, 2017 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm

As more underserved populations are successfully enrolled in health insurance, outreach and enrollment programs must shift the focus of their efforts to serve the needs of their communities beyond enrollment. In this session, HOP will (1) share findings from its National Needs Assessment about the current state of outreach and enrollment efforts, (2) present outreach strategies for increasing patient utilization of health insurance and access to care, and (3) demonstrate the financial value of an integrated outreach and enrollment program.

Learning Objectives:
– Delineate how the current state of outreach and enrollment in the U.S. impacts their organization
– Identify at least 1 strategy to increase health access for enrollees from underserved and vulnerable communities
– Identify ways to integrate outreach and enrollment staff at their health centers

May
23
Tue
WORKSHOP: Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves to Sustain the Health of Our Communities.
May 23 all-day

Workshop Date & Time: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017 from 10:30am – 12:00pm

Outreach workers, including community health workers, build and maintain trust in their communities by providing crucial outreach and enabling services where individuals live, work, and spend time. As a result, outreach workers take on many roles, which can leave them susceptible to burnout due to long work hours, often prioritizing other needs over their own, and being a witness to the traumas that their communities experience. For community-based organizations, it is important to promote and implement self-care practices within the workplace in order to recruit and retain staff, as well as foster a safe and healthy work environment that prioritizes the health and well-being of their employees.

In this session, HOP will provide an overview of self-care, including the various types of strategies that can be effective. Participants will engage in a group discussion that provides them the opportunity to share their self-care practices, and continue with a brainstorm on how organizations can develop and integrate self-care practices into the workplace. Questions to consider include: How do we shift the conversation around self-care as only an individual responsibility to one that includes the role of organizational support? How can we create an organizational culture that integrates self-care into its policies and practices?

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand and define the concept of self-care.
Participants will identify self-care practices that can be adopted individually and across an organization.
Participants will identify at least one strategy to develop and integrate self-care at the organizational level.

Jun
1
Thu
North Carolina “Not Just a Ride” Learning Collaborative Face-to-Face Meeting
Jun 1 all-day

Event Date(s): June 1, 2017, 10 AM – 3:00 PM
Event Location: NCCHCA Conference Room, 4917 Waters Edge Dr., Suite 165, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

Transportation barriers keep many patients from accessing the services they need, especially the people in our communities who are the most vulnerable and underserved. The “Not Just a Ride” Learning Collaborative will foster a supportive environment for health center staff, community partners and stakeholders to come together to collectively discuss possible solutions to transportation barriers.

During this forum, participants will work together to brainstorm and develop a road map for addressing ways to remove and overcome these transportation obstacles to accessing much-needed care. At the end of this forum, participants will be to identity 2-3 concrete actions they can use to further examine and address transportation barriers in their respected communities.

This is a free event. Lunch will be provided.

Event Page: http://www.ncchca.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=940317&group

Jun
21
Wed
2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium
Jun 21 – Jun 24 all-day

Dates: June 21-24, 2017

HCH2017’s “Working Together for Health Access” promises to be NCHCH’s largest conference, with up to 1,300 attendees expected in Washington, D.C.

Jun
23
Fri
WORKSHOP: Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves to Sustain the Health of Our Communities
Jun 23 all-day

Don’t miss our workshop on self-care practices at the 2017 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium that can be adopted at the individual or organizational level at your health center!

Date & Time: June 23, 10:30-11:30am EDT.