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. The 2021 CHAD and Great Plains Health Data Network (GPHDN) Conference, The Health Center Journey: Celebrating Successes, Looking to the Future, was held virtually on September 14 & 15. The conference kicked off with a keynote address, sharing a  historical look at the health center movement, followed by a panel of recent retirees who  shared stories about how they’ve seen and impacted significant growth in health centers in their collective time of over 100 years working in the health center program. Another session discussed how we could improve health outcomes and overcome social determinants of health that tribal communities face with an understanding and respect for cultural resources and a focus on community empowerment. Following sessions focused on clinical quality and health equity, behavioral health, health data strategy, workforce engagement, and social determinants of health. Conference recordings and resources available below. 

2021 Conference

General Sessions

The Health Center Story: Celebrating Successes, Looking to the Future

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The Health Center Story
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 

Ms. Johnson Woodard shared a historical look at the health center movement to provide a vision for the future.

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PANEL: Celebrating Successes, Looking to the Future

Moderator: Shelly Ten Napel, MSW, MPP, CEO, Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
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This panel gathered nearly 100 years of health center experience and expertise. Panelists shared stories about how they’ve seen and impacted significant growth in health centers in their collective time of over 100 years working in the health center program.

Reimaging Community Health with Tribes: An Empowerment-Based, Equitable Model

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KEYNOTE: Reimaging Community Health with Tribes: An Empowerment-Based, Equitable Model 
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 discussed how we could improve health outcomes and overcome social determinants of health that tribal communities face with an understanding and respect for cultural resources and a focus on community empowerment

Leaning into Legacy: Addressing Social Determinants to Improve Health Outcomes

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

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Tracks

Clinical Quality/ Health Equity Track

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Health Center Spotlight: Addressing Social Determinants of Health
Moderator: Shannon Bacon, MSW, Health Equity Manager, CHAD
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During this interactive panel discussion, health center staff discussed successes in effectively responding to patients’ social determinants of health, spotlighting 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 shared examples of providing patient-centered care to LGTBQ individuals and people experiencing homelessness, as well as tangible strategies for addressing food insecurity.

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Using Data Analysis to Drive Health Equity: The Health Center Experience
Moderator: Jill Kessler, Program Manager, CHAD
Speaker: Zachary Clare-Salzler, Data Analyst and Reporting Coordinator, Partnership Health Center 

Mr. Clare-Salzler shared how Partnership Health Center (PHC) uses social determinants of health (SDOH) data analysis to drive health equity. Attendees heard 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 shared his experience utilizing the Azara PRAPARE module for SDOH data analysis, including how this data overlays with clinical quality measures. Mr. Clare Salzler also shared an example of equity-lens reports on health center COVID-19 vaccination data.    

Behavioral Health Track | Day 1

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Functional Contextualism and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT)
Speakers: Bridget Beachy, PsyD & David Bauman, PsyD, Beachy Bauman Consulting, PLLC 
Moderator: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, Behavioral Health and SUD Program Manager,

Speakers Dr. Beachy and Dr. Bauman provided 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 discussed therapeutic assessment, case conceptualization, and brief interventions using fACT and other modalities commonly used in PCBH. The speakers familiarized 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. 

Behavioral Health Track | Day 2

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Functional Contextualism and Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (fACT) (continued) 
Moderator: Robin Landwehr, DBH, LPCC, Behavioral Health and SUD Program Manager, CHAD
Speakers: Bridget Beachy, PsyD & David Bauman, PsyD, Beachy Bauman Consulting, PLLC 

A continuation from the previous day, speakers Dr. Beachy and Dr. Bauman provided a brief overview of the primary care behavioral health (PCBH) model of behavioral health integration, discussed therapeutic assessment, case conceptualization, brief interventions using fACT and other modalities commonly used in PCBH, and the concept of functional contextualism and how it can be used to help providers fulfill their role within the PCBH model of care. 

Leadership/ Human Resources/ Workforce Track

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Engaging Your Workforce: Cultivating Employee Engagement with 12 Key Ingredients
Moderator: Shelly Hegerle, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager
Speaker: Nikki Dixon-Foley, Master Coach, FutureSYNC International 

Focusing on workforce engagement, Ms. Dixon-Foley shows that no two organizational cultures are the same. Individual make-up, organizational structures, and departmental expectations can vary greatly. In this presentation, the speaker provides concepts and practices that will help health centers see more effective workplace cultures, improved performance, better patient outcomes, and better retention and recruitment.   

Leadership/Clinical Quality/HCCN Track

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Building a Data Strategy for Long-Term Success
Moderator: Becky Wahl, MPH, PCMH CCE, Director of Innovation and Health Informatics
Speaker: Shannon Nielson with CURIS Consulting 

This session provided attendees seven key steps of building a data strategy that will lead to the successful implementation of Azara as well as introduced a hands-on workshop curriculum that will be provided to ensure each health center has a solid data strategy that can be used within their organization.  

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Speakers

Billie Jo Kipp, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research & Evaluation
Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute
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David Bauman, PsyD
Co-Principal
Beachy Bauman Consulting
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Bridget Beachy, PsyD
Co-Principal

Beachy Bauman Consulting
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Shannon Nielson
Owner/Principal Consultant
CURIS Consulting
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Laura Francis, BSN, MPH
Executive Director
Partnership Health Center
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Nikki Dixen-Foley
Master Coach
FutureSYNC International
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Zachary Clare-Salzler
Data Analyst and Reporting Coordinator
Partnership Health Center
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Lathran Johnson Woodard
Chief Executive Officer
South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
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Panelists

Darrold Bertsch
former CEO
Coal Country Health Center
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Jan Cartwright
former Executive Director
Wyoming Primary Care Association
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Scott Cheney, MA, MS
Program Director
Crossroads Healthcare Clinic
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Jill Franken
Former Executive Director
Falls Community Health
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Jenna Green, MHA
Chief Quality Officer
HealthWorks
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Kayla Hochstetler, LMSW, MSW
Social Services Manager
Spectra Health
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John Mengenhausen
former CEO
Horizon Health Care
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Jennifer Saueressig, RN
Nurse Manager
Northland Health Centers
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Jennifer Sobolik, CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Community Health Center of the Black Hills
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