NACHC Policy & Issues Forum 2018

March 14-17, 2018
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel: 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

NACHC’s Pol­icy & Issues Forum (P&I) focuses on the lat­est in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment poli­cies affect­ing com­mu­nity health cen­ters. For more information about P&I, click here.

Join AAPCHO at P&I at these events:


Grassroots Hall of Fame Awards – Jeffrey Caballero, AAPCHO Executive Director

Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm

Room: Grand Ballroom

Grassroots Hall of Fame Members have made lasting contributions to insuring the creation, survival and strength of Health Centers and the Health Center movement through their dedicated and tireless advocacy efforts over many years. Join us as our very own Jeffrey Caballero is inducted into the NACHC Grassroots Hall of Fame!

Innovative Responses to Social Determinant of Health Needs Identified by PRAPARE

Friday, March 16, 2018
1:30-3:00 pm

Room: Virginia

CPE: 1.8 CME/CE/Governance: 1.5
Level: Basic Topic: Social Determinants

This session will highlight innovative ways to respond to social determinant of health needs identified by PRAPARE across three different health centers. Health centers are located in different situational environments ranging from communities with limited social services to communities with integrated clinical and non-clinical partnerships; yet, they have all been able to respond to social determinant of health needs with creative solutions. Interventions will cover transportation needs, housing needs, food insecurity needs, needs related to reentry into society after being recently incarcerated, and material security needs. Health centers will detail how they worked with other organizations to provide these services, what it took to get these services in place, and how these integrated services lead to improved outcomes and reduced costs in value-based pay environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify innovative ways to respond to social determinant of health needs, regardless of the resources available in the community.
  • Outline ways to build partnerships with community social service organizations.
  • Compare and contrast different models for responding to social determinant of health needs, whether in-house or through community partnerships.

Michelle Jester, Research Manager, NACHC


  • Eva Cook, MPH, PCHH Director, Northwest Health Services
  • Marty Sabol, Director of Health Services, York County Community Action

Building Capacity and Leadership to Prevent Human Trafficking and Enable Patient Healing

Friday, March 16, 2018
1:30-3:00 pm

Room: Thurgood Marshall North

CPE: 1.8 CME/CE/Governance: 1.5
Level: Basic Topic: Population Health

A study of both labor and sex trafficking survivors showed that just over two thirds had encountered a health care professional while being trafficked, yet had not been identified. As care providers to vulnerable populations, health centers have enormous opportunity and responsibility to develop policies, protocols, procedures, and practices to prevent, intervene, and treat the harms of human trafficking. This session will highlight national, regional, and state association efforts to build capacity among their member health centers to respond to human trafficking.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define human trafficking and understand how health centers interface with patients who are at risk, currently trafficked, or have a history of being trafficked, as well as the health effects that may result from being trafficked.
  • Describe the role of health center associations in equipping health centers to address human trafficking in their patient populations: prevention, intervention, and long-term care.
  • Describe health center association initiatives to build capacity among member health centers to care for patients who are at risk, currently trafficked, or have a history of being trafficked.

Kimberly Chang, MD, MPH, Family Physician and Co-Founder, HEAL Trafficking, Inc., Asian Health Services


  • Jessica Sanchez, RN, FNP, MSN, Vice President, Quality and Operations, Colorado Community Health Network
  • Jen Lee, MPH, Director, Community Services and Partnerships, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
  • Lisa James, MA, Director of Health, Futures Without Violence
  • Katherine Chon, MPA, Director, Office on Trafficking in Persons, Administration for Children and Families/HHS

Media Relations

Beverly Quintana
(510) 272-9536 x112

Kristine Cecile Alarcon
(510) 671-5054

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