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Movement to a Model: Understanding WI Health Centers, Face-to-Face Meeting
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An introduction to Wisconsin's Community Health Centers for staff and board members

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm
Where: WPHCA Offices
5202 Eastpark Blvd
Suite 109
Madison, Wisconsin  53718
Contact: Kysa Stocking

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Movement to a Model: Understanding Wisconsin Health Centers

(New Staff and Board Member Orientation)

WPHCA Office

5202 Eastpark Blvd, Suite 109, Madison, WI 53708

May 16, 2019

8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Hotel Information: We do not have a block of rooms reserved, however, we have 2 hotels near by with corporate rates. Mention you are attending a meeting with Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association at either of these locations.

  • Staybridge Suites Madison East - 3301 City View Dr, Madison, rate of $110
  • LaQuinta - 5217 E. Terrace Drive, Madison, rate of $85



  • Learn what makes Health Centers unique providers, including the history and regulatory framework that underpins your mission
  • Learn about major initiatives in the health care sector and how health centers are positioning and implementing these changes
  • Meet WPHCA staff and learn how they can help you to leverage collective health center knowledge
  • Develop a professional network of experts, allies, and friends amongst other health center staff in Wisconsin
  • For board members only: Learn about your roles and responsibilities as a health center board member

   Morning Agenda for All Participants

Light Breakfast and Overview

Introductions to the day, fellow participants,  WPHCA, and WPHCA staff


From a Movement to a Model of Quality Care
Lynsey Ray, Chief Operating Officer

Learn the origins of the health center movement nationally and in Wisconsin.  WPHCA staff will also help to connect the dots between daily CHC operations and federal legislation including identifying where you can find more information about HRSA's Health Center guidelines.

10:30-10:45  Break

Current Health Care Environment in Wisconsin & Government Relations & Advocacy at WPHCA
Sashi Gregory, Research and Communications Manager
T.R. Williams, Advocacy and Government Relations Specialist

  • Explore Wisconsin's health care environment following the fifth open enrollment period and external pressures impacting the work Health Centers do.
  • Learn about WPCHA's government relations and advocacy work and your role in advancing our legislative priorities.
12:15-1:00  Lunch and Networking       
  All Participants will spend the morning together.  After lunch, new CHC Board Members and new CHC staff will break off into different presentation rooms.

Afternoon Agenda for CHC Staff       Afternoon Agenda for  CHC Board Members
1:00-1:45  World Cafe & Networking    1:00-1:30

Getting Things Done-Board Style
Aleks Kladnitsky, Director of Data, Analytics, and Security
Kay Brewer, Performance Improvement Director

Boards operate with high-functioning committees and by working closely - and appropriately - with staff.  This session will review how to get things done through committees while maintaining clear roles and responsibilities.


Statewide Quality Improvement
Kay Brewer, Performance Improvement Director

Learn about our CHC's efforts to integrate all aspects of quality improvement.  A true sampler platter highlighting HIT, EMR Support/DRVS, ICD-10, Meaningful Use, Core Metrics, PCMH, and more 


Board Member roles and Responsibilities
Aleks Kladnitsky, Director of Data, Analytics, and Security

Board Members have both legal and fiduciary responsibilities to fulfill in their roles.  This session will use interactive case studies to highlight roles and responsibilities, HRSA's expectations of Board members, and tips for fulfilling those responsibilities.

2:15-2:30  Break    2:15-2:30 Break

Putting Quality Improvement Into Action!
Kysa Stocking, Program Manager
Parker Garman, Health Information and Quality Specialist
Molly Jones, Health Information and Quality Program Manager

Rotate through various stations putting quality improvement principles into action.


Mentor for a Moment

Our best teachers are often each other.  This session provides Board members with an opportunity to get advice from other Board members about any hot topics.


How to Get Involved, Closing Comments & Evaluations

Sign-up for: Peer Learning Networks, Update, Advocacy, and group photo

  3:00-3:30 Board Trivia

How to Get Involved, Closing Comments & Evaluations

Sign-up for : Peer Learning Networks, Update, Advocacy, and group photo


Cancellation Policy:

Registered participants may substitute another participant at no charge up to the day of the conference. Please inform WPHCA staff Lindsey Hess ( of the substitution as soon as possible to coordinate meals and participant materials. Participants may cancel at no charge up to 7 days before the event begins. No refunds are available for cancellations 6 days or fewer before the event begins.