APHA 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition

October 27-31, 2012
San Francisco, CA

Join AAPCHO staff and our partners at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 140th Annual Meeting & Exposition. This event is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. For more information about the event, go to: www.apha.org/meetings/AnnualMeeting.

AAPCHO Presentations:

Online Training Resources to Enhance Community-Engaged Research

8:30-10:00am on Monday, October 29, 2012

Jonathan N. Tobin, Clinical Directors Network

Section: Community-Based Public Health Caucus
Session 3023.0: The Role of Community Partners in Community Based Public Health

In collaboration with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National Medical Center and The George Washington University (CTSI-CN), the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), and the Clinical Directors Network (CDN), AAPCHO developed and updated online training portals to resources that facilitate and support CHCs engaging in research. This collaborative updated AAPCHO’s Community-Based Participatory Research Toolkit and created a new web portal that organizes and curates free online training resources that are designed to enhance Community Health Centers’ skills in all steps of the research process. These resources were developed in response to findings from a national survey on CHCs’ participation in research, the barriers they face, and their research needs.

Lessons Learned in Developing a National Registry for Community-led Patient Centered Outcomes Research

12:30-2:00pm on Monday, October 29, 2012

Reesa Laws, BS, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Section: Health Informatics Information Technology
Session 3236.0: Development of a Registry as a Quality Improvement Tool for Assessing Access

This presentation examines the creation of the Community Health Research Network, a federally funded research network of 17 Community Health Centers (CHCs) organized into four research nodes, and one data coordinating center. The goal of this network is to develop a centralized data registry with multiple CHC partners that have different types of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and varying levels of experience and research topics.

Utilizing the PIC Data Repository and Online Reporting System to Promote Meaningful Use of Centralized Community Health Center Data for Underserved AA&NHOPI Patients

12:30-2:00pm on Monday, October 29, 2012

Heather Law, MA, AAPCHO

Section: Health Informatics Information Technology
Session 3236.0: Development of a Registry as a Quality Improvement Tool for Assessing Access

The Pacific Innovation Collaborative (PIC), a network between the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and several of its member health organizations in Hawaii and Washington, was formed to aid Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to maximize utilization and promote meaningful use of Electronic Health and Medical Records. This network developed the necessary electronic infrastructure, including a central data repository and online reporting system to better evaluate and assess the cost-effectiveness and quality of care provided to high-risk low income Asian American & Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPI) patients. The PIC network’s ultimate goal is to influence future policies by developing and utilizing tools to collect and provide critical FQHC data.

Enhancing Community Research Engagement: A National Survey of Factors and Challenges Associated with Community Health Centers’ Research Capacity

10:30am-12:00pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Peter Shin, PhD, George Washington University (AAPCHO Academic Partner)

Section: Community-Based Public Health Concerns
Session 4102.0: Academic-community partnerships: the good, the bad, and the ugly

This presentation examines the results of the first ever web-based survey assessing Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) roles in research, their research capacity, and their research needs. Results show that FQHCs are interested in participating in research, but face barriers centering on access to major funding sources and internal capacity.

Using a Health Information Exchange and Clinical Decision Support Tool to Improve Patient Care at Community Health Centers in Hawaii

4:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Heather Law, MA, AAPCHO

Section: Health Informatics Information Technology
Session 4401.2: Regional Extension Centers Importance of Health Information Technology

This presentation examines the development of a decision support tool implemented and tested by providers at three Hawaii Community Health Centers (CHCs). The project supported the development of an integrated tool that facilitated enabling processes and increased the efficiency in identifying and serving patients with gaps in care. This mechanism will enhance the care coordination process at CHC sites and support their efforts toward becoming Patient-Centered Health Care Homes.

Building a coalition to coordinate and leverage an under-funded health initiative: The New York City Hepatitis B Coalition

12:30-12:50pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, AAPCHO

Section: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Session 5169.0: Creative Strategies to Eliminate Barriers and Increase Vaccination Rates of Hard-to-Reach Populations

This session will discuss the priorities and effectiveness of a coalition with government, academic, and community-based organizational stakeholders, and will demonstrate the need to build a coalition when faced with limited resources for underserved populations.

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