NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo 2017

August 24-29, 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel: 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101

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:

SATURDAY, August 26, 2017

SUNDAY, August 27, 2017

  • 5:00pm-6:30pm Poster Presentations
    1. CP34 – Elevating Patient Voices: Conducting and Disseminating Health Experiences Research in a Community Health Center Research Network (Harbor Foyer)

MONDAY, August 28, 2017

SOAR: Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Human Trafficking

Saturday, August 26, 2017
9:00am-12:30pm PDT

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA
Fee: None

Human trafficking disproportionately impacts communities that we serve. Health centers are perfectly poised on the ground to address human trafficking. Several of our member centers have been leaders in addressing human trafficking with community-based interventions, such as the Banteay Srei program at Asian Human Services (AHS). Kimberly Chang, AHS physician, Banteay Srei founder, and human trafficking policy leader, will be leading a FREE workshop, “SOAR: Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Human Trafficking” at CHI on Saturday, August 26.


The SOAR to Health and Wellness training equips professionals with skills to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to potential victims and survivors of human trafficking.

Many victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals and remain unidentified. Potential victims can present with a wide-range of physical and psychological health issues and social service needs.

The target audience for this training includes: physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, registered nurses, dentists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, school counselors, public health professionals, and health education specialists.

After attending SOAR training, you will be able to:

  • Stop – Describe the scope of human trafficking in the United States
  • Observe – Recognize the verbal and non-verbal indicators of human trafficking
  • Ask – Identify and interact with victims and survivors of human trafficking using a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach
  • Respond – Respond effectively to potential human trafficking in your community by identifying needs and available resources to provide critical support and assistance”

Educational Objectives:

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the types of human trafficking in the United States
  • Recognize possible indicators of human trafficking
  • Demonstrate how to identify and respond to potential trafficking victims
  • Respond appropriately to potential human trafficking in their community
  • Share the importance of human trafficking awareness and responsiveness with others in their work environment


  • Dr. Kimberly Chang, Physician and Human Trafficking Policy Fellow, Asian Health Services
  • Ms. Dawn Schiller, Author and Survivor-Leader, Crixio Magazine

Please click here to register for this event. Participants must register for this event in order to be eligible for CME/CE credit. For questions regarding the SOAR Training, please contact or click here for more information.

Strategizing Workflow Models to Collect and Respond to Social Determinants of Health Data Using PRAPARE

Monday, August 28, 2017
8:00-9:30am PDT

Meeting Code: CMD1
Meeting Room: Harbor G

This session will provide an overview of health center-tested workflow models for collecting data on the social determinants of health and responding to needs identified using the national, standardized social determinants of health risk assessment protocol known as PRAPARE. A panel of health center staff, who have used PRAPARE, will present the workflow models that they used, ranging from using clinical staff to non-clinical staff (community health workers, patient navigators, etc.) to integrating it with behavioral health. This session will also introduce strategies to help health centers determine which models will work best in their own clinic’s workflow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast different workflow models for collecting standardized data on the social determinants of health using PRAPARE.
  • Outline ways to use clinic staff to respond to socioeconomic needs identified through either in-house services or through referrals to community services.
  • Apply strategies to determine which workflow works best in your health center setting.

Panel Speakers:

  • Julie Tatko, MSW, Enabling Services Director, Michigan Primary Care Association
  • Andrea Ruggiero, Senior Director of Care Coordination and Wellness, Open Door Family Medical Center
  • Lindsey Ripley, MS, Clinic Manager, Lone Star Circle of Care

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