NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo 2015

August 22-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Orlando: 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819

NACHC’s Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO is the largest annual gathering of health center managers, clinicians, employees, board members and leaders. For more information about this event, click here.

Join AAPCHO at CHI at these events:

SUNDAY, August 23, 2015

  • 10:00am-12:00pm NACHC House of Delegates
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm CHARN Booth at CHI EXPO
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm Poster Presentations:
    1. CHCs Partnering to Address the Public Health Challenge of Hep B (HBV) Through a National Coalition
    2. CHC Leadership: Addressing SDOH and Diabetes in AA&NHOPI Communities
    3. Impact of SDOH on Patients with Complex Diabetes Who Are Served at CHC (CHARN)
    4. Developing a Safety-Net Research Agenda for CHARN CHCs
    5. Mental Health Conditions among Adults in the CHARN
    6. A New Approach to Patient Centered Reserarch in US CHCs: The database of individual patient experience (CHARN)
    7. Infectious Disease (CHARN)
    8. Enhancing CHC Patient-Centered Research Engagement (EnCoRE)
    9. Leveraging EHR data to assess risk and operationalize prevention services to address Hep B health disparities at a CHC (ICHS, AAPCHO)

MONDAY, August 24, 2015

  • 7:30am-3:00pm CHARN Booth at CHI EXPO
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Poster Presentations cont. (see above)
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Mindfulness Training in Preventing Provider Burnout, Improving Retention and Enhancing Patient Care (ICHS)
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm Outreach and Enrollment Best Practices (AHS)
  • 6:00pm-10:00pm NACHC 50th Anniversary Gala

TUESDAY, August 25, 2015


House of Delegates

Sunday, August 23, 2015
10:00am-12:00pm EDT (doors open at 9:30am)

This year, Dr. Grace Wang, medical director at International Community Health Services, is running for Vice Speaker of the House on the Executive Committee Office of the NACHC Board of Directors. Ginger Fuata, board member at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, is also running for the Health Center Board Member Representative to the NACHC Board of Directors.

We encourage all AAPCHO members to vote for Dr. Wang and Ms. Fuata to ensure that there is a continued and strong Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander representation on NACHC’s Board.

Vote for Dr. Wang and Ms. Fuata during the House of Delegates meeting on Sunday, August 23rd. If you are unable to attend the House of Delegates Meeting, you can vote by proxy. To learn more about voting by proxy and for a sample proxy letter template, click here.


GraceWang_072415-croppedCandidate for Vice Speaker of the House
Grace Wang, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
International Community Health Services
Seattle, WA

I am a family physician and the Chief Medical Officer at International Community Health Services in Seattle, Washington. I am near the end of my first term as the Vice-Speaker of the House and I am grateful for the opportunity to seek a second term.

For over 25 years, the community health center movement has been my professional home and in my day to day practice I have experienced the real value of NACHC’s priority focus on advocacy, clinical quality and operational excellence. Successful passage of H.R. 2 earlier this year is further evidence of the vital role NACHC has in the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

As a candidate seeking re-election to the Executive Committee during NACHC’s 50th Anniversary year, I have also had the opportunity to reflect on the social justice roots of the community health center movement and to affirm my personal commitment to this effort. Thank you for the privilege and joy of service as the Vice-Speaker of the House.


Ginger Fuata (2)_062215-croppedCandidate for Health Center Board Member Representative
Ginger Fuata
Board Member
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waianae, HI

I am running for the office of Health Center Board Member Representative to the NACHC Board as a Consumer Board Representative. It is my belief, consumer engagement is important for the success of all models of health care delivery, and most importantly, patient care. As consumers, we need to continue to share dialogue on improving communication and responding to community needs to generate information and resources needed to coordinate the patient-centered care needed to improve health and quality of life for consumers.

Human Trafficking: A Modern Form of Slavery

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
8:30-10:00am EDT

Meeting Code: CTuJ1
Meeting Room: Plaza K

Human trafficking involves the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. Human trafficking is a hidden crime, and victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement. Victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation experience significant health impacts, including violence, substance abuse, mental illness, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancy.

This session will demonstrate that primary care providers play a critical role in prevention, intervention, and trauma-informed care in response to a problem that has severe long-term physical and mental health consequences. Hear from health centers that have developed strategies and models to identify and engage at-risk populations, including children and adolescents, as they transition across the continuum of outpatient and inpatient treatment settings in order to address their emotional, physical, and behavioral health needs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the concept of ‘trauma-informed care.’
  2. Describe one tool to identify children and adolescents at-risk for commercial sexual exploitation.
  3. Describe one strategy to engage individuals who are victims of human trafficking.

Panel Speakers:

  • Kimberly McGrath, Psy. D., Clinical Coordinator of Foster Care, Citrus Health Network – Hialeah, FL
  • Kristin Keglovitz Baker, PA-C, Chief Operating Officer and Certified Physician Assistant, Howard Brown Health Center – Chicago, IL
  • Kimberly S. G. Chang, MD, MPH, Mongan Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; formally Site Director of Asian Health Services – Oakland, CA
  • Isha Weerasinghe, MSc, Senior Policy Analyst, AAPCHO – Washington, D.C.

Leveraging a Data Warehouse to Address Health Disparities for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
8:30am-10:00am EDT

Meeting Code: CTuM1
Meeting Room: Orlando N

We are at a transformative point in which data is king, healthcare providers are paid for achieving outcomes and health equity is lagging. This session will provide an overview of a data warehouse and highlight CHC examples leveraging data to support quality improvement and address health disparities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the value of a data warehouse that captures data from community health centers serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders (AA&NHOPIs)
  2. Understand the unique datasets/variables in the data warehouse including disaggregated AA&NHOPI data that provide a better understanding of the unique health needs of AA&NHOPIs
  3. Learn about multiple health center projects that leverage the data warehouse to conduct patient-centered research and quality improvement efforts to address AA&NHOPI health disparities

Panel Speakers:

  • Thu Quach, PhD, Director of Community Health and Research, Asian Health Services – Oakland, CA
  • Michael McKee, M.Ed., Director of Health Services and Community Partnerships, International Community Health Services – Seattle, WA
  • Mary Oneha, APRN, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Waimanalo Health Center – Waimanalo HI
  • Shao-Chee Sim, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Charles B. Wang Community Health Center – New York, NY
  • Tuyen Tran, MPH, Program Manager, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations – Oakland, CA

Responder Speakers:

  • Feygele Jacobs, MPH, MS, President & Chief Executive Officer, RCHN Community Health Foundation – New York, NY
  • Suma Nair, MS, RD, Director, Office of Quality Improvement, Bureau of Primary Health Care Washington, D.C.

Using Data to Document and Understand Patient Complexity: Preparing to Collect Patient Data on the Social Determinants

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:30-3:30pm EDT

Meeting Code: CTuK3
Meeting Room: Orlando L

The importance of providing services to mitigate the socioeconomic causes of poor health will grow under added pressures of reaching population quality targets and lowering total health care spending. NACHC, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, the Oregon Primary Care Association, and the Institute for Alternative Futures are leading a national effort to develop, pilot test, and disseminate a national standardized patient risk assessment protocol designed to help health centers assess and address patients’ social risk factors. This session will discuss the importance of social determinants of health (SDH) data collection and implementing a standardized data collection protocol. Participants will learn about the process by which it is being implemented in multiple Electronic Health Records, how staff can be successfully engaged in data collection efforts, how best to link SDH data with enabling services data to provide context, and what health centers are learning so far about the context in which their patients live and how that affects their health. This session will also discuss how health centers can prepare to collect and use patient SDH data to demonstrate value, inform payment reform efforts, and transform care with examples from Iowa, New York, and Oregon.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the clinical, operational, and financial benefits of having data on patients’ social risks.
  2. Outline how health centers can be ready to collect and respond to patient-level data on the social determinants.
  3. Apply best practices and lessons learned to implement a systematic approach for collecting data on patient social risk.

Panel Speakers:

  • Michelle Proser, Director of Research, National Association of Community Health Centers – Washington, D.C.
  • Dave Faldmo, Medical Director, Siouxland Community Health Center – Sioux City, IA
  • Stephanie Rose, Project Manager, Health Center Network of New York – New York, NY
  • Alicia Atalla-Mei, Social Determinants of Health Manager, Oregon Primary Care Association – Portland, Oregon
  • Rosy Chang Weir, Director of Research, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations – Oakland, CA


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