2017 Conference - CRHM's Ministry Model: how we run a Christian FQHC with a 330 grant

Cross Road Health Ministries just celebrated its 60th anniversary and accepted a 330 federal grant in 2003. This course will present the model developed and used by the organization's current CEO to bring the organization back to it's mission roots over the last 6 years while remaining in the federal grant arena. Joel Medendorp

2017 Conference - What Opportunities Do Nurses Have in a Community Health Center?

This session aims to shed light on some of the many opportunities available to utilize licensed nurses (RNs and LPNs) in a Community Health Center setting. We will look at the benefits of utilizing nurses to the fullest extent of their licensure in the outpatient setting. We will discuss how nurses can affect patient health outcomes by serving as support staff in low income patient populations. We will also investigate some creative ways to employ nurses in order to offer more to the patient experience that can positively impact both patients and staff. Laura cooper

2017 Conference - Preparing for Value-based reimbursement

Payment reform is drastically changing the face of healthcare. In order to remain viable, health care organizations must understand and plan for the changing payment models. We’ll cover an introduction to health reform and payment arrangements, explore the world of payers, and describe a framework for building value-based care. We will then discuss how to pace ourselves as we move from volume to value! Kyle Vath

2017 Conference - Persistent, Consistent and Intentional

When facing exhaustion, defeat, and disappointments - when you do everything possible for your patients and it's still not enough - when you hold their hands and still they resist you - be encouraged! Our heavenly father has not given up on us, who are we to give up on our patients? Transformation involves being persistent, consistent, and intentional in the lives of the poor and powerless to connect them to the true Healer and experiencing God’s restorative power in their lives. I plan to share anecdotes and experience learned over the past 2 years in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco through our home visit and patient advocacy program. Janet aguirre

2017 Conference - Are you an Extremist or an Upstreamist? Understanding the Social Determinants of Health

In this session, we will unpack the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and discuss the application of the SDOH model to primary care and vulnerable populations. We will argue that an understanding of the factors related to where we live, work, play, and pray is essential to the future of health care. Understanding the complex social environments that surround patients, families and communities is necessary for context and our discussion will cover development of health policy recommendations aimed at strengthening social environments. Rachel Parril

2017 Conference - Surgery for the Underserved at Home and Abroad

How might we improve upon the access of the underinsured and uninsured as they seek subspecialty care here in the US? How might we impact or act upon the disparate distribution of surgical resources abroad? Once access is addressed, what other issues should we be prepared to face in the area of subspecialty care? In this workshop we will touch on the topics of access, quality and outcomes, and opportunities for partnership. This will not be a prescriptive "how to", but will rather share the experience of a community in Memphis . Discussion will cover opportunities and potential approaches when discerning and planning for a career in "subspecialty care" among the under and uninsured in the US. Nia Zalamea

2017 Conference - There & Back Again, A Hobbit's Tale: God's Faithfulness in Long-Term Overseas Medical Mission Work, Start to Finish

How does God call normal, broken people into service cross-culturally? In an interactive session, Dr. Doug Collins will share how God called his family into medical missions in Cambodia 2001-2011, the lessons learned along the way, how their 10-year career as missionaries was brought to a close, and how God has proven faithful through it all. During this session, he will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of long-term work vs. short-term work and of serving as a single vs. married missionary. Time for discussion will be given throughout. Doug collins

2017 Conference - Advocacy in the in the face of Injustice: What are followers of Jesus to do?- Myron Glick

The election of Trump to the Presidency comes as a shock to many of us who have fought for many years to see a more just health care system, who believe in religious tolerance, and who have committed to help the undocumented alien, refugees and asylee seekers who come to this country. What does this new political reality mean to the poorest and most vulnerable among us and most importantly what should followers of Jesus do? This session will explore the rich tradition of advocacy throughout the history of the Biblical Jesus and His followers since. How can we make a difference not just providing good care to individuals but also advocating for a more just society that better reflects the Kingdom of God? Myron Glick

2017 CONFERENCE - Patient-Centered Spiritual Care

This interactive workshop will engage participants in an interdisciplinary discussion of patient-centered spiritual care. In an effort to equip health care clinicians to provide effective, patient-centered care in both faith-based and secular contexts, presenters will weave together ethical factors, theological concerns, patient-centered communication strategies, and evidence-based behavior change strategies to construct a conceptual model of spiritual care. Specific emphasis will be placed on Motivational Interviewing and its use in spiritual care conversations. Danielle King

2017 conference - Why Every Christian Clinic Needs a Community Health Assessment (and How to Do One)

Does your clinic have all the information you need to best serve your patients? Community health assessments provide data to inform help prioritize health problems, inform decision-making, and develop and implement improvement plans. This session will explain what community health assessments are, why we should carry them out, and how to conduct them. The session will use an asset-based community development approach and will provide resources to assist with conducting assessments at your own clinic, including where to find existing resources, data, and tools to use. Amy Richardson