Celebrating Success, Looking to the Future

THE HEALTH CENTER JOURNEY

Health Centers in the Dakotas are connected to a robust and proud history of providing high-quality health care for decades. Now to be held virtually, the 2021 CHAD Annual Conference, paired with the Great Plains Health Network summit, will feature national experts and engaging speakers and panelists. Attendees will look at the history of the health center movement as a way to inform the current moment and look forward to the future’s potential.

Together we will connect to the past through stories and learn how to use storytelling to continue to be community-driven, equity-oriented, and patient-centered organizations. Using these skills, we can continue to live out the values of the health center movement in the current context.

All sessions are listed below. Conference registration is $50 per person for members and $100 per person for non-members and that cost covers all sessions, workshops, and breakouts. CHAD will invoice participants after the conference – no need to pay now. We ask that you register for ALL sessions you plan to attend. At each session, there is an option to add the event to your calendar. Please note that there are general sessions that are intended for all participants and break-out sessions/tracks for specific attendees. For questions about where and how
to register, contact Dani Gullickson.

Registration is in the session descriptions below

Please register for all sessions and
tracks that you want to attend.

2021 Conference

General Sessions

Zoom link can be found in each session description

September 14, 2021

The Health Center Story: Celebrating Successes, Looking to the Future | 9:30 am – 11:30 am CT / 8:30 am – 10:30 am MT

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The Health Center Story
September 14, 2021 | 9:30 am – 10:15 am CT / 8:30 am – 9:15 am MT

Moderator: Shelly Ten Napel, MSW, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
Speaker: Lathran Johnson Woodard, Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association 

Kicking off the 2021 CHAD Conference, CHAD CEO Shelly Ten Napel will welcome participants, discuss the interactive and compelling two-day agenda, share some housekeeping details, and introduce our first speaker.   

We know that telling the health center story has never been more important, from our COVID-19 successes in testing and vaccinations to the unprecedented funding opportunities included in the American Rescue Plan Act. In this session, Ms. Johnson Woodard will look back on the history of the health center movement as a way to inform the current moment and look forward to the future’s potential. Health centers in Wyoming and the Dakotas are connected to a robust and proud history of providing high-quality health care for decades. Participants will connect to the past through stories and learn how to use stories to continue to be community-driven, equity-oriented, and patient-centered organizations and how we can continue to live out the values of the CHC movement in the current context.  

Recording is the same as above
PANEL: Celebrating Successes, Looking to the Future

September 14, 2021 | 10:15 am – 11:30 am CT / 9:15 am – 10:30 am MT
Moderator: Shelly Ten Napel, MSW, MPP, CEO, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
Panelists:  

This panel presentation gathers nearly 100 years of health center experience and expertise. Panelists will reflect on the history of health centers, reminiscing on past trials and successes. The group will also look forward, sharing their thoughts on the future of health centers in Wyoming and the Dakotas and the health center movement in general. 

Reimaging Community Health with Tribes: An Empowerment-Based, Equitable Model | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

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KEYNOTE: Reimaging Community Health with Tribes: An Empowerment-Based, Equitable Model 
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT
Moderator: Moderator: Shelly Ten Napel, MSW, MPP, CEO, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
Speaker: Billie Jo Kipp, Ph.D. (Blackfeet) Associate Director for Research and Evaluation, Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute  

In this keynote, Dr. Kipp will present effective models and relationship-based partnerships for addressing social determinants of health in Indian Country. Her presentation will emphasize the importance of understanding cultural resources and engaging with tribes for improved health outcomes, with a focus on community empowerment. An interactive question and answer time will follow her presentation.  

September 15, 2021

Leaning into Legacy: Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Health Outcomes | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CT / 2:30 – 3:30 pm MT

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GENERAL SESSION: Leaning into Legacy: Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Health Outcomes 

September 15, 2021 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CT / 2:30 – 3:30 pm MT
Moderator: Shannon Bacon, MSW, Health Equity Manager, CHAD
Laurie Francis, Executive Director, Partnership Health Center  

How do we lean into the legacy of the health center movement in our current moment? This session will tie together key themes of the conference through one health center’s story of understanding and responding to patients’ social determinants of health (SDOH). In this engaging presentation, Ms. Francis will share how health centers can use the PRAPARE tool, including the opportunities and challenges of implementation and how that data can identify disparities in clinical measures and vaccine penetration. Participants will hear how they can utilize SDOH data to inform organizational strategic planning and better address the root causes of health and well-being, including introducing community organizers as health center staff.  

2021 Conference

Tracks

Zoom link can be found in each session description

September 14 , 2021

Clinical Quality/ Health Equity Track | 2:30pm -4:30pm CT / 1:30 - 3:30 MT

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Health Center Spotlight: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
September 14, 2021 | 2:30pm – 3:30 pm CT/ 1:30 – 2:30 MT  
Moderator: Shannon Bacon, MSW, Health Equity Manager, CHAD
Panelists:  

During this interactive panel discussion, health centers staff will spotlight successes in effectively responding to patients’ social determinants of health. Participants will learn strategies for securing strong staff buy-in for PRAPARE implementation and examples of how the integration of social work into care enhances one health centers’ capacity for addressing social needs. Panelists will share examples of providing patient-centered care to LGTBQ individuals and people experiencing homelessness. Tangible strategies for addressing food insecurity in the clinic setting will also be highlighted during this session. Interactive dialogue will be encouraged throughout the session.  

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Recording is the same from above.
Using Data Analysis to Drive Health Equity: The Health Center Experience
September 14, 2021 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm CT/ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm MT  

Moderator: Jill Kessler, Program Manager, CHAD
Speaker: Zachary Clare-Salzler, Data Analyst and Reporting Coordinator, Partnership Health Center 

In this session, Mr. Clare-Salzler will share how Partnership Health Center (PHC) uses social determinants of health (SDOH) data analysis to drive health equity. Attendees will hear a review of the health center’s PRAPARE data collection strategy and how PHC has effectively integrated community health workers (CHW) into its model of care. He will share his experience utilizing the Azara PRAPARE module for SDOH data analysis, including how this data overlays with clinical quality measures. During this interactive one-hour presentation, Mr. Clare Salzler will also share an example of equity-lens reports on health center COVID-19 vaccination data.    

CHAD Board of Directors Meeting | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm MT

CHAD Board of Directors Meeting and Strategic Plan Follow-up
September 14, 2021 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm MT
Moderators: Shelly Ten Napel and Mary Hoffman, CHAD 

The board will be contacted directly with agenda.

Behavioral Health Track | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm MT

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Functional Contextualism and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT)
September 14, 2021 | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm CT / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm MT
Speakers: Bridget Beachy, PsyD & David Bauman, PsyD, Beachy Bauman Consulting, PLLC 
Moderator: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, Behavioral Health and SUD Program Manager,

In this interactive and engaging workshop, speakers will provide a brief overview of the primary care behavioral health (PCBH) model of behavioral health integration, a nationally recognized model that the Department of Veterans Affairs currently uses. They will discuss therapeutic assessment, case conceptualization, and brief interventions using fACT and other modalities commonly used in PCBH. The speakers will familiarize participants with the concept of functional contextualism and how it can be used to help providers fulfill their role within the PCBH model of care. This session is applicable for licensed behavioral health providers and is approved for 7 CE hours. 

September 15 , 2021

Leadership/Clinical Quality/HCCN Track| 9:30 am – 11:30 am CT / 8:30 am – 10:30 am MT

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Building a Data Strategy for Long-Term Success
September 15, 2021 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am CT / 8:30 am – 10:30 am MT
Moderator: Becky Wahl, MPH, PCMH CCE, Director of Innovation and Health Informatics
Speaker: Shannon Nielson with CURIS Consulting 

This session will provide health center staff with seven key steps of building a data strategy that will lead to the successful implementation of Azara. Participants will begin to work with their staff to identify their strategic and operational plans and start developing the infrastructure of their data strategy.  Speaker Shannon Nielson will also present a hands-on workshop curriculum that will be provided this fall to ensure each health center has a solid data strategy that can be used within their organization.  The intended audience for this session will be c-suite, leadership, Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) members, and clinical staff.  

Leadership/ Human Resources/ Workforce Track | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT

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Engaging Your Workforce: Cultivating Employee Engagement with 12 Key Ingredients
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
Moderator: Shelly Hegerle, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager
Speaker: Nikki Dixon-Foley, Master Coach, FutureSYNC International 

No two organizational cultures are the same. Individual make-up, organizational structures, and departmental expectations can vary greatly. With these immense variances, leaders need to recognize how to implement the right mechanisms that improve employee engagement. With a highly engaged health care workforce, you will see more effective workplace cultures, improved performance, better patient outcomes, and better retention and recruitment for your organization. Attendees will enjoy this interactive, two-hour workshop as Ms. Dixon-Foley utilizes polling and breakout rooms in a real-time example of participant engagement.  

Behavioral Health Track | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm CT / 8:00 am – 1:00 pm MT

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Functional Contextualism and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT) (continued) 
September 15, 2021 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm CT / 8:00 am – 1:00 pm MT
Moderator: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, Behavioral Health and SUD Program Manager, CHAD
Speakers: Bridget Beachy, PsyD & David Bauman, PsyD, Beachy Bauman Consulting, PLLC 

In this interactive and engaging workshop, speakers will provide a brief overview of the primary care behavioral health (PCBH) model of behavioral health integration, a nationally recognized model that the Department of Veterans Affairs currently uses. They will discuss therapeutic assessment, case conceptualization, and brief interventions using fACT and other modalities commonly used in PCBH. The speakers will familiarize participants with the concept of functional contextualism and how it can be used to help providers fulfill their role within the PCBH model of care. This session is applicable for licensed behavioral health providers and is approved for 7 CE hours. 

2021 Conference

Speakers

Billie Jo Kipp, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research & Evaluation
Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute
Speaker Bio

David Bauman
PsyD
Beachy Bauman Consulting
Speaker Bio

Bridget Beachy
PsyD
Beachy Bauman Consulting
Speaker Bio

Shannon Nielson
Owner/Principal Consultant
CURIS Consulting
Speaker Bio

Laura Francis, BSN, MPH
Executive Producer
Partnership Health Center
Speaker Bio

Nikki Dixen-Foley
Master Coach
FutureSYNC International
Speaker Bio

Zachary Clare-Salzler
Data Analyst and Reporting Coordinator
Partnership Health Center
Speaker Bio

Lathran Johnson Woodard
Chief Executive Officer
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
Speaker Bio

2021 Conference

Panelists

Darrold Bertsch
former CEO
Coal Country Health Center
Speaker Bio

Jan Cartwright
Executive Director
Wyoming Primary Care Association
Speaker Bio

Scott Cheney, MA, MS
Program Director
Crossroads Healthcare Clinic
Speaker Bio

Jill Franken
Former Executive Director
Falls Community Health
Speaker Bio

Jenna Green, MHA
Chief Quality Officer
HealthWorks
Speaker Bio

Kayla Hochstetler, LMSW, MSW
Social Services Manager
Spectra Health
Speaker Bio

John Mengenhausen
former CEO
Horizon Health Care
Speaker Bio

Jennifer Saueressig, RN
Nurse Manager
Northland Health Centers
Speaker Bio

Jennifer Sobolik, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Community Health Center of the Black Hills
Speaker Bio

2021 Conference

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