2018 CHCA Annual Conference and Pre - Conference Training Agenda

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Clinical Summit - Room TBD

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Beyond Screening:  A Trauma-informed Approach to Partner and Sexual Violence in Community Health Centers 
Dr. Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, FSAHM.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Handling the Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Success
Dr. Bradley C. Martin, Pharm.D
Corey J. Hayes, Pharm.D
Dr. Jonathan Goree
Dr. Michael J. Mancino
Peggy Healy, LCSW & LPN

HR Workshop - Room TBD

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Horace Smith - Consultant Taylor Machen
Dane Altman – Jackson Physician Group
Kimberly Koss – Jackson Physician Group
Chris Mathew – Inline Group Peter Hammer


Board Training - Room TBD

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The New Era of Healthcare: Understanding the "Value" and Changing Payment Models
Jennifer Nolty, Director, PCA and Network Relations, NACHC
Ann Loeffler, MSPH, Project Director at John Snow, Inc. and Hospital & Health Care Consultant

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Room TBD*

*All sessions for Wednesday will have lunch at the same time / location

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Registration ♦ 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. ♦ Foyer/Ballroom


Care Delivery Transformation
Dr. William Paiva, Oklahoma State University
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Salon D

Customer Service-Meeting Consumer Expectations!
Kristen Baird, MHA, BSN, RN
9:40 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
General Session: Salon D

Break/Network with Vendors

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Project Catalyst Panel

Teresa Mills, Peace at Home Shelter
Kelly Gray, Community Clinic
Representative Charlene Fite
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Financial Grant Update
11:15 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Lunch + Awards /Recognition
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room TBD

Colorectal Cancer
Dr. Michael Preston, UAMS
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Billing & Coding Updates for 2018

Gary Lucas
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Break/Network with Vendors
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
Room TBD

General Session

Sabrina Chapple, HRSA/Office of Regional Operations Public Health Adviser
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Session: Salon D

Diabetes Care (Panel)
Ashton Canton, Mercy Hospital
Becky Adams, Arkansas Dept. of Health
Phyllis Carr, Consultant
4:10 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Creating a Compliant Success with Your Sliding Fee Discount Program!
Marie Thames, CEO, The Thames Group, LLC
4:10 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 
Concurrent Session: Room TBD




Quest Diagnostics Proudly Sponsors
the 2018 Cocktail Reception
5.30 pm-8.00 pm
Little Rock Zoo

Friday, September 28nd, 2018

Behavioral Health Breakfast
7:00 am - 7:45 am
RSVP Required ♦ Room TBD


Fighting the Opioid Crisis in Arkansas
Chief Kirk Lane, Arkansas State Drug Director
John Kirtley, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy ED
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
General Session: Salon D


Break/Network with Vendors
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room TBD

Engaging Community Health Workers in Team Based Care (Panel)

Angela Herman-Nestor, Missouri PCA;
Robert Painter, Association of Workforce Boards
Anna Huff, CHW Association.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

Compliance Do's and Dont's from a Reviewers Perspective
Catherine Jones, RN, BSN. Consultant
Marie Thames, CEO, The Thames Group, LLC
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Session: Room TBD

"Portarse Como La Genta: The Power of Cultural Competence" 

Dr. Carmen Tafolla
11:10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote Session: Salon D

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VIP Reception - 5:30 pm

Dinner - 7:00 pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (downtown)

424 West markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas

For more information please contact Stephanie Malone at 501-492-8388 or email Stephanie here.