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 Export to Your Calendar 8/27/2020
When: Thursday, August 27, 2020
8:30 AM
Where: Zoom
Contact: Kysa Monette

Online registration is available until: 8/20/2020
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New Staff Orientation

Movement to a Model: Understanding Wisconsin Health Centers

Virtual Meeting

August 27, 2020

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

$15 Registration Fee



  • Learn what makes Health Centers unique providers, including the history and regulatory framework that underpins the 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


8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome & Introductions 

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

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.
10:45 - 11:00 AM
11:00 - 11:45 AM

Government Relations & Advocacy at WPHCA
Carly Meyer, Communications and Policy Coordinator
Sashi Gregory, Research and Communications Manager 

  • 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.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch Break - Offline 
12:45 - 1:15 PM

World Cafe Breakout Sessions

  • 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.
1:15 - 2:00 PM 

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


2:00 - 2:30 pm 


How to Get Involved, Closing Comments & Evaluations

  • Sign-up for: Peer Learning Networks, Update Newsletter, & Advocacy Efforts 


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.