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Aug
27
Sun
Community Health Institute & Expo
Aug 27 – Aug 29 all-day

2017 Community Health Institute & Expo
August 27-29, 2017

The NACHC Com­mu­nity Health Insti­tute (CHI) and Expo is the largest annual gath­er­ing of health cen­ter clin­i­cians, exec­u­tives, con­sumer board mem­bers along with Health Cen­ter Con­trolled Net­works and State/Regional Pri­mary Care Asso­ci­a­tions.

Learn More: www.nachc.org/conferences/chi

POSTER PRESENTATION: Expanding Access to Care and Other Services
Aug 27 all-day

Not Just A Ride: Transportation Matters to Healthcare
August 27, 2017, 5:00-6:30pm

Come learn about HOP’s Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project, which examined the intersection of transportation barriers and missed medical appointments. Data was collected through a national survey of 188 representatives from HRSA-funded Health Centers.

Sep
18
Mon
2017 Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

2017 Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
September 18-20, 2017

The Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health, produced by the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc., is an annual conference that provides quality, agricultural specific, professional development experiences for individuals in all disciplines within migrant health. The Forum offers a diverse program featuring sessions on clinical topics, lay health outreach, research, and leadership development. Participants also have the opportunity to gain continuing education credits. So come join your migrant and community health colleagues in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Conference Website: http://www.ncfh.org/midwest-stream-forum.html

Sep
19
Tue
WORKSHOP: Agricultural Worker Health 101
Sep 19 all-day

WORKSHOP: Agricultural Worker Health 101

Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:30AM – 12:00PM EDT

The workshop is a comprehensive orientation to the migrant health program in the U.S. The workshop will cover the history of agricultural migration, the structure of migrant health program, and the people and organizations that make migrant health care possible. Participants will learn about agricultural workers, their health care needs and the system of care that works for them.

WORKSHOP: Applying Transportation Solutions to Address Missed Appointments & Improve Access to Care: Findings from the Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project
Sep 19 all-day

Workshop: Applying Transportation Solutions to Address Missed Appointments & Improve Access to Care: Findings from the Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project

Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
10:30AM – 12:00PM EDT

Transportation is essential for access to and utilization of care; yet, transportation barriers persist for many communities, including agricultural workers. For health centers, missed medical appointments cause a disruption of care, impact clinical outcomes, and result in a loss of revenue. In this workshop, HOP will provide an overview of the findings from the National Missed Appointments and Transportation Barriers Survey, including the scope of the problem and the costs associated with missed medical appointments. In addition, HOP will provide concrete examples from community-based organizations that demonstrate the financial benefits of investing in transportation initiatives. In a small group activity, participants will use a quality improvement tool to measure the costs of missed appointments and find patient-centered solutions to transportation barriers.

WORKSHOP: Enhancing the Delivery of Care: The Promotor(a) de Salud/CHW Role on Clinical Care Teams
Sep 19 all-day

WORKSHOP: Enhancing the Delivery of Care: The Promotor(a) de Salud/CHW Role on Clinical Care Teams

Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health
Tuesday, September 18, 2017
1:30PM – 3:00PM EDT

By 2030, the number of Americans living with one or more chronic conditions is expected to rise to 163 million people. Navigating the health care system can be challenging for individuals with chronic conditions, particularly those who also face cultural and linguistic barriers, such as agricultural workers. Community-based outreach efforts through Promotores(as) de Salud/Community Health Workers (CHWs) have achieved documented success in improving health outcomes for agricultural workers. During this workshop, Health Outreach Partners and MHP Salud will present the benefits of including CHWs as members of the clinical care team and provide strategies and tools that Health Centers can use to accomplish this. Case studies and group discussion will be used to illustrate how CHWs can successfully be integrated into clinical care teams.

Oct
12
Thu
2017 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

2017 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
October 12-14, 2017

Begun by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association in 1988, the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum is an annual conference that offers skills-based training and workforce development opportunities to professionals in the agricultural worker health field. Through workshops and networking opportunities, attendees are exposed to the latest in workforce development skills training, clinical trends, agricultural worker-specific service delivery models, cutting-edge research, and legislative and funding initiatives. Educational sessions are skills- and outcome-based, and the conference offers Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Nursing Education credits.

Conference Website: http://www.ncchca.org/m/event_details.asp?id=951292

WORKSHOP: Applying Transportation Solutions to Address Missed Appointments & Improve Access to Care: Findings from the Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project
Oct 12 all-day

WORKSHOP: Applying Transportation Solutions to Address Missed Appointments & Improve Access to Care: Findings from the Rides to Wellness Community Scan Project

East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00PM – 4:00PM EDT

Transportation is essential for access to and utilization of care; yet, transportation barriers persist for many communities, including agricultural workers. For health centers, missed medical appointments cause a disruption of care, impact clinical outcomes, and result in a loss of revenue. In this workshop, HOP will provide an overview of the findings from the National Missed Appointments and Transportation Barriers Survey, including the scope of the problem and the costs associated with missed medical appointments. In addition, HOP will provide concrete examples from community-based organizations that demonstrate the financial benefits of investing in transportation initiatives. In a small group activity, participants will use a quality improvement tool to measure the costs of missed appointments and find patient-centered solutions to transportation barriers.

Oct
14
Sat
WORKSHOP: Enhancing the Delivery of Care: The Promotor(a) de Salud/CHW Role on Clinical Care Teams
Oct 14 all-day

WORKSHOP: Enhancing the Delivery of Care: The Promotor(a) de Salud/CHW Role on Clinical Care Teams

East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:45AM – 12:15PM EDT

By 2030, the number of Americans living with one or more chronic conditions is expected to rise to 163 million people. Navigating the health care system can be challenging for individuals with chronic conditions, particularly those who also face cultural and linguistic barriers, such as agricultural workers. Community-based outreach efforts through Promotores(as) de Salud/Community Health Workers (CHWs) have achieved documented success in improving health outcomes for agricultural workers. During this workshop, Health Outreach Partners and MHP Salud will present the benefits of including CHWs as members of the clinical care team and provide strategies and tools that Health Centers can use to accomplish this. Case studies and group discussion will be used to illustrate how CHWs can successfully be integrated into clinical care teams.