Need something to listen to on your drive home? 
CPCA's Community HealthCast podcast presents important and timely topics for clinical staff working in community clinics and health centers. These short features are meant to engage and inspire you and make you interested in learning more. 

Available on iTunesGoogle Play Music, and Stitcher!


Making Dollars & Sense of Social Determinants of Health

Health centers across the state have been investing in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) for many years and recently more and more data related to it is being shared. In this webcast you will learn what data can inform your own SDOH investment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased knowledge on the financial data that can inform the investment for the patient population
  • Increased ability to predict the expected return on investment from projects or programs related to SDOH
  • Actionable steps other health centers can take to start analyzing their own ability to address specific SDOH aspects

Presented by:
Jeremy Cantor, MPH, Senior Consultant, John Snow Inc.

Updates in Initiatives & Training to Treat Opioid Dependence in CHCs

This webcast will identify and clarify existing and future resources for health centers and highlight some promising practices. As the proliferation of medication assisted treatment for opioid use dependence grows in the safety net, health centers may have questions or need more information about available training and resources.  

Presented by:
Judy Bartlett, Program Operations Director, Project ECHO, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Agi Erickson, Director of Project EHCO, Weitzman Institute 
Kelly Pfeifer, MD, Director of High-Value Care, California Health Care Foundation

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Part 1 & Part 2
To assist Community Health Centers (CHCs) in understanding and complying with the requirements of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule, CPCA offers this two-part webcast series. Learn about steps you can take now to ensure full compliance by the implementation date to avoid jeopardizing your health center's Medicaid and Medicare Benefits. 

Part 1 highlights the response and continuity of care regulations for CHCs as specified in the CMS Rule and discusses useful tips for implementing the Risk Assessment and Communication Plan components. Expert speakers share useful resources and ready-to-use templates to aide CHCs in conducting a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) to meet their Risk Assessment requirement, as well as the key components of a Communication Plan.

Part 2 of this series focuses on healthcare coalitions, and the benefits that can be gleaned from active participation. Speakers will discuss the varying types of coalition structures and provide information on how CHCs can join their local healthcare coalition, share information on the resources coalitions provide to CHC members, and provide tips for communicating the value of coalition participation to your executive leadership. Most notably, speakers will offer tips for using coalition participation to meet CMS requirements, as well as review the benefits that coalitions will gain.

CPCA's Meet the Staff!

In an effort to share who is behind the important work here at CPCA, and help you put a face to the name, we have piloted a new staff highlights feature. Check out a few of our staff below!

Emily Shipman, Senior Program Coordinator of Health Center Operations

Allie Budenz, Associate Director of Quality Improvement