Senior Advisor

APM4 participants were featured in informational interviews that address:

  • The importance of value-based purchasing;
  • How APM4 supports this trend;
  • The opportunity for health transformation under APM4;
  • Implications for the organization and preparatory work that the organization is undertaking; and
  • And targeted outcomes for the clients served.


Registration is open for the 2018 Social Determinants of Health Academy

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The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Academy is a 6-month HRSA-funded virtual training series designed to help staff from health centers, health center controlled networks, and primary care associations develop, implement and sustain SDOH interventions in their clinics and communities. Designed and led by staff from 14 organizations—all HRSA-designated training and technical assistance hubs—the coordinated curriculum exposes participants to a range of SDOH strategies and community-based interventions in a single place, and covers everything from screening to implementation and practice transformation. The Academy also provides an opportunity for health centers to engage in peer-learning and share their SDOH needs and work. Each month from January through June, the Academy offers a virtual training on a different SDOH topic and hosts corresponding virtual office hours where participants can ask questions and share their experiences. There is no formal application to participate; simply register for the sessions you wish to attend. Trainings are free for participants.

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It is Columbia Basin Health Association's (CBHA)  mission to provide equal access to quality health care to all persons regardless of age, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, or the ability to pay.  We live out our mission statement everyday as we deliver our full range of services to people throughout central Washington.  We never have to wonder whether the work we are doing is worthwhile. Each day we see victories and successes, big and small, in the lives of people who count on us.   What we do best is care. We care for those who have health insurance and those who do not. We care for those who have lost their jobs, and their health insurance along with it. We care for the migrant workers, the homeless and the homebound. We care for senior citizens and premature infants.  We care for everyone – regardless of their age, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin or the ability to pay.  We came together, joined in a common purpose to provide health care to the most vulnerable and have created a primary care delivery system that is recognized as a leader in defining the health care home model.

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Our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing high quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of people regardless of their ability to pay.  Our providers, support staff and administrative employees all are committed to providing a humane, caring environment that respects our patient’s dignity, while acting both as the patient’s individual health advocate and as their advocate with the community at large to ensure that they receive the health care services they need. 

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The Family Health Center is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) and receives grants under the Public Health Service Act.  FQHC’s serve low income and uninsured populations, offering a sliding fee scale and providing comprehensive services.  At Family Health Center, the opportunity to change the world is around every corner.  We consistently hire employees that are tech savvy, innovative and believe in our core values.  Do you want to promote, encourage and provide whole person services that improve quality of life? for our community. Then join our team!  Help us provide sound education, preventative health care and the power of choice! 

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Working in healthcare is truly one of the most rewarding occupations.  And at CHAS, we offer a unique opportunity to work with a cross-functional group of individuals; from doctors to administrative staff, we offer a variety of jobs for every skill level.  Most importantly, all careers at CHAS allow you to make an impact on patients’ lives and experience new challenges and opportunities on a daily basis. CHAS continues to expand operations and we are regularly looking for talented and dedicated individuals!

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Community Health Center of Snohomish County provides affordable medical and dental care. We welcome patients who are on Washington Apple Health, Medicaid, Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Tricare, select private insurances and those who are uninsured. For those without insurance, CHC will help patients sign up for Washington Apple Health; if ineligible we offer a discount fee program. Our mission is to provide our diverse community with access to high quality, affordable primary health care. 

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Community Health Care is a leading non-profit organization that offers quality health care to low income and uninsured families in the greater Tacoma area. We provide comprehensive family practice care for the entire family. With six Medical Clinics and two Dental Clinics throughout Pierce County, we seek to continuously improve our commitment and service to our patients and community. Join us in our mission to "provide the highest quality health care with compassionate and accessible service for all."

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Community Health of Central Washington is growing to meet the needs of our communities. Today, CHCW is the medical home for more than 30,000 people in central Washington. We provide comprehensive care for all ages, regardless of the ability to pay. Our patients receive preventive services, care for acute and chronic illness, and care in our clinics, hospitals and other sites. We provide prenatal and obstetric services in Yakima and Kittitas Counties.

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At Columbia Valley Community Health, we improve the health of our communities by providing leading-edge, whole person care for everyone. We are a dynamic and progressive community health center providing nationally-recognized, patient-centered, team-based care. We were the first in the Pacific Northwest to achieve the Joint Commission's Primary Care Medical Home certification. Our clinics offer a unique environment in which our employees view their jobs not simply as careers but as a calling. We are dedicated to our employees’ well-being and take pride in providing a place to work that encourages growth, teamwork, communication, recognition of achievement and positive co-worker/supervisor relationships. But don't take our word for it. 

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Family Health Centers has locations in Bridgeport, Omak, Okanogan, Brewster, Oroville, Tonasket and Twisp. Each community health center is as unique as the town in which it is located, but all share the same mission: To provide high quality primary health care in the communities we serve regardless of the ability to pay. We are the only Joint Commission accredited health care provider in Okanogan County. 

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The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services to people experiencing homelessness in King County and leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health. 

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HealthPoint is a community-based, community-supported and community-governed network of non-profit health centers dedicated to providing expert, high-quality care to all who need it, regardless of circumstances. Founded in 1971, we believe that the quality of your health care should not depend on how much money you make, what language you speak or what your health is. Because everyone deserves great care. Here you’ll find the best of both worlds:  an organization dedicated to being at the forefront of best practices and quality care, paired with a culture that is passionate about improving the health of our community, one person at a time. 

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For over 40 years ICHS has provided culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services, including increasing health equity for uninsured and medically underserved individuals of all languages and walks of life. We firmly believe that access to quality health care strengthens our families and communities, and promotes a more just society. We take pride in our diverse and inclusive workforce. We value respect and support each other so each individual can achieve his or her full potential. We welcome you to be part of the ICHS family in providing quality community health care services.

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Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers (LRCHC), is a tribally owned entity that serves the tribal communities of Inchelium and Keller in Ferry County as well as the surrounding areas off the reservation. Comprehensive programs and services are provided at these facilities and include the following: medical, dental, lab, radiology, podiatry, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy. The Tribes provide collaborative and complementary health services in the communities such as mental health, substance abuse, social services, community health, WIC, nutrition, maternal support services and community outreach which are co-located with the health services.

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Moses Lake Community Health Center is dedicated to serving migrant and seasonal farm workers, the uninsured, underinsured and others who have difficulty accessing care. The Health Center has served the community in Moses Lake since 1978 and opened operations in Quincy in 2002.

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Our Mission is to provide quality services that promote wellness and balance of mind, body and spirit for individuals, staff, families and communities. We offer "Sacred Hospitality" to all people seeking services at The NATIVE Project. The NATIVE Project’s Service Delivery Philosophy is a patient centered care model that embraces action, education, culture and spirituality on the road to healing and wellness. 

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We are the largest provider of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services in the Seattle area focusing on low-income and uninsured families and individuals, seniors on fixed incomes, immigrants, and the homeless. Each year we care for about 65,000 patients at our 28 non-profit medical, dental and school-based clinics. We ask everyone to pay what they can, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay. With the help of our partners and donors, we work to make our city a healthier and safer place for everyone. 

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NEW Health Programs Association is a not for profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that has proudly served the Eastern Washington Tri-County area since 1978. We believe that all people deserve access to healthcare regardless of their financial means or personal situation, and we pride ourselves on treating everyone with respect, integrity, and compassion within our patient centered medical home. 

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The North Olympic Healthcare Network (NOHN), a federally-qualified community health center, provides high-quality, full-spectrum Primary Care, Behavioral Health, and Oral Health services to meet the needs of the North Olympic Peninsula. NOHN provides safe, effective, patient-centered, continuously measured and improved health care to every patient regardless of age, gender, race, creed, national origin, insurance status or ability to pay. 

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Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) is a community based nonprofit organization that offers quality, affordable care for children and adults in the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula areas. Our services include primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health counseling, pharmacy services, referrals to specialty providers, and health education and promotion activities. 

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Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington state. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. 

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The Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the State of Washington. We provide community health care and services targeting the urban American Indian and Alaska Native population in the greater Seattle/King County area. Although some services and programs are offered to eligible Native patients only, most primary care services are available to everyone regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or inability to pay. The Seattle Indian Health Board serves all patients and offers discounted fees to those who qualify. 

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Tri-Cities Community Health is looking for people who have a passion for helping others.  As a community health center, located in southeastern Washington, and serving Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and the surrounding communities, TCCH offers competitive salaries and benefits while providing a fast paced work environment and opportunities for professional development.  We employ a highly diversified group of talented individuals who are dedicated to fulfilling our mission to provide the highest quality patient care with the greatest degree of professionalism and courtesy regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. 

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When you work at Unity Care NW, you join a dedicated, mission-driven team of health care professionals who believe everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable health care. You serve a diverse patient population drawn from across Whatcom County. And you join a Community Health Center movement that has been providing health care serves to underserved populations and breaking down barriers to care for decades. 

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As one of the fastest growing community health centers in the region, Valley View Health Center offers primary medical, pediatric, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health services, with a number of our clinics structured after an integrated model to health care service delivery. The continued growth of Valley View Health Center is illustrated by the recent addition of a 340B pharmacy to our Chehalis Clinic in January 2016. Further plans for expansion include adding pediatric dental services to our Pediatric Clinic, and adult dental services for our Olympia patients. 

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Established in 1975, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services today serves more than 23,000 patients annually. We were the first Health Center in the state to achieve the highest level of recognition possible as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and we are accredited by the Joint Commission. 

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Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic serves over 141,000 people across 19 medical clinics, 10 dental clinics, and 57 programs in two states. We have expanded medical care to include dental, orthodontia, nutrition counseling, autism screening, and behavioral health services. We also offer community programs that offer assistance with employment and training, afterschool education, rental and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, tobacco cessation, and three mobile medical/dental clinics.

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There are many different factors to consider when setting up a mobile dental office from privacy, sterilization, equipment and location. In this Webinar, Henry Schein Dental will present the most practical and applicable ideas and products for a mobile unit. Henry Schein Dental is the preferred dental supply and equipment provider in The Associations's Group Purchasing program. Their commitment to the special needs of Community Health Centers including their mobile dentistry department sets them apart from other suppliers. If your health center already offers mobile dentistry or you are thinking of it, this Webinar recording is for you.

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health NIH grant to encourage exploratory research

Opening Date: September 29, 2017

Closing Date for Applications: May 14, 2020

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. For the purposes of this FOA, the term 'Native Americans' includes the following populations: Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian. The term 'Native Hawaiian' means any individual whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, belonging to the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Thanks to Cardinal Health, one of The Association's Group Purchasing partners, they have partnered with Ohio State University and created tools for Opioid Abuse education and prevention. These resources are available via DropBox

A Message From Cardinal: Our GenerationRx program is a partnership between the Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation and are free tools you can use to benefit your patients and community.  

Generation Rx: The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.  In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and seniors.  Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

Our core messages are quite simple:

  • Only use prescription medications as directed by a health professional.
  • Never share your prescription medications with others or use someone else’s medications.
  • Always store your medications securely to prevent others from taking them, and properly dispose of medications that you no longer need.
  • Be a good example to those around you by modeling these safe medication-taking practices and discussing the dangers of misusing prescription drugs with your family, friends, colleagues, students, or patients.

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Public Policy Associate

Automatically designated (Auto) HPSAs will not be included in this update.

Auto-HPSAs will not be included in the National Shortage Designation Update planned for July and have not been included in the impact analyses. HRSA has convened an Auto-HPSA Working Group, which includes representatives from all Auto-HPSA facility types, to identify possible approaches to updating Auto-HPSAs.

The Auto-HPSA Working Group has proposed a number of Auto-HPSA update options for HRSA’s consideration. HRSA and stakeholders agree that:

  • Auto-HPSAs need to be updated using data that reflects the current need.
  • The manual process in place today is unsustainable.

The timeline for updating Auto-HPSAs will be revisited and discussed further with stakeholders. Until a new approach is implemented, Auto-HPSA facilities may continue to request a score or rescore by emailing HRSA's Shortage Designation Branch at .

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