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New Staff and Board Member Orientation Movement to a Model - Canceled
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An introduction to Wisconsin's Community Health Centers for staff and board members - Canceled

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact: Kysa Monette

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New Staff and Board Member Orientation

Movement to a Model: Understanding Wisconsin Health Centers

WPHCA Office

5202 Eastpark Blvd, Suite 109, Madison, WI 53708

May 13, 2020

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25 Registration Fee

Due to COVID-19, we are canceling this meeting.


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


 8:30 - 9:00

Light Breakfast and Welcome

  • Introductions to the day, fellow participants, WPHCA, and WPHCA Staff
 9:00 - 10:45

From a Movement to a Model of Quality Care & WPHCA vs. WI Health +
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.
 10:45 - 11:00
 11:00 - 12:30

Current Health Care Environment in Wisconsin & Government Relations & Advocacy at WPHCA
Carly Meyer, Communications and Policy Coordinator
Sashi Gregory, Research and Communications Manager

  • Explore Wisconsin's health care environment following the sixth 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. Learn how to craft your own CHC elevator speech to deliver to external partners.

 12:30 - 1:00
Lunch and Networking
All Participants will spend the morning together. After lunch, new CHC Board Members and new CHC staff will break into different presentation rooms.

  Afternoon Agenda for CHC Staff
    Afternoon Agenda for CHC Board Members
 1:00 - 1:45

Team Time/World Cafe/Networking

  • Our best teachers are often each other. This session provides staff members an opportunity to network and discuss hot topics in the health center world.

   1:00 - 1:30

Getting Things Done-Board Style
Ben Williams, Director of Business Development & Members Services

  • 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.
 1:45 - 2:15

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

   1:30 - 2:15

Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
Ben Williams, Director of Business Development & Members Services

  • 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
   2:15 - 2:30 Break
 2:30 - 3:30

Putting Quality Improvement Into Action!
Parker Garman, Health Information and Quality Specialist
Lieah Wilder, Performance Improvement Program Manager
Molly Jones, Health Information and Quality Program Manager

  • Rotate through various stations putting quality improvement principles into action.
   2:30 - 3:00

Mentor for a Moment

  • Our best teachers are often each other. This session provides Board members an opportunity to get advice from other Board members about any hot topics.
       3:00 - 3:30
 3:30 - 4:00

How to Get Involved, Closing Comments & Evaluations

  • Sign-up for: Peer Learning Networks, Update, Advocacy, and group photo
   3:30 - 4:00  

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.