Healthcare Management Jobs in Arizona
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We hope you enjoy the Arizona Association of Community Health Center’s electronic newsletter and find the content relevant and informative. January 13, 2010 Volume 6, Issue 1 Rich Polheber Named New Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer, Rich Polheber, began working at the Arizona Association of Community Health Centers (AACHC) on January 4, 2010, following Adda Alexander’s resignation as Chief Executive Officer. The Arizona Association of Community Health Centers is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for the state. Rich has served in a variety of healthcare and community service roles for thirty-six years and has called Tucson, Arizona, his home since 1974. Highlights of Rich’s career have included serving with the Tucson Medical Center Organization with responsibiliti es including all acute, sub-acute, and extended care facilities as well as affiliated relations in Southern Arizona and northern Mexico. He then provided consulting services for two years with clients both in and outside of Arizona, which then led him to serve as CEO for Page Hospital and their network from 1997 to 1999. Most recently, he served as CEO for Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital, part of Carondelet Health Network, a member of Ascension Health, from 1999 to 2009. Rich earned his MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Chicago and he earned a B.S in Mathematics from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. He has been happily married to his wife, Judith, for 40 years, has raised six successful children, and has five wonderful grandchildre n. Rich looks forward to working with the Association and increasing access to primary healthcare for the citizens of Arizona. Look For Community Health Center and AACHC Job Postings On Our Website Effective immediately, all job postings for Community Health Centers and/or AACHC will be posted on the AACHC website at www.aachc. org . Please forward all job postings to Bonnie Fiacco at bonnief@aa chc.org and ensure that all submissions include a brief job description, instructions for applying, and contact information. All Community Health Center Postings will appear in the “Health Center Employment Opportunitie s” section; any internal postings for AACHC will appear in the “Job Opportunitie s” section. Currently, TAPI has a posting for a Project Coordinator, El Rio Community Health Center has a posting for a Behavioral Health Consultant and AACHC has a posting for Chief Learning Officer. Please check our website often as job postings are updated regularly. AACHC Annual Meeting Legislative Dinner Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:30- 8:30pm AACHC will host a dinner for Legislators on Tuesday, March 9th from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the U of A downtown Phoenix Medical campus in the Virginia Piper Auditorium. Community Health Center staff, board members and community leaders are invited to join their Legislators for dinner and conversation about the services provided by CHCs. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Bonnie Fiacco at 602-288- 7548 or bonnief@aa chc.org American Academy of Pediatrics Seeks Proposals Deadline: January 29, 2010 Please note that a pediatrician is required to take the lead on this project. An online Call for Proposals, along with sample application is now available for the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Implementati on Funds Program. Offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics, CATCH supports pediatricians in the initial and/or pilot stage of developing and implementin ga community- based child health initiative. The program is designed to help increase children’s access to a medical home or specific health services not otherwise available. Multiple grants up to $12,000 each are available to pediatricians . Insiders Tip: Don’t hesitate to ask questions at any stage of the proposal’s development . Interested applicants are encouraged to talk out project ideas with program officials using the contact information below. Info: Direct questions to 847.434.708 5 of 847.434.490 3 or email catch@aap. org ; for a list of local contacts, go to: www.aap.org /catch/Roste rChapterFac. pdf ; for more on the funding opportunity, please visit www.aap.org /catch/imple mentgrants.h tm . The Health Clinic Opportunity Fund (Round 2) | Letters of inquiry are due March 1, 2010; Second grant awards announced September 2010 This two- year national grant program from the Kresge Foundation was developed in direct response to the rapid increase in the number of individuals losing their jobs and health insurance as a result of the economic crisis. Grants ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 per year (for a maximum of two years) will be provided to build the operational capacity of charitable health clinics, public-health clinics, and those designated as Federally Qualified Health Center look- alikes. Up to twenty projects per year will be funded. Grant awards may be used to support staffing, recruitment and retention of healthcare service providers; consulting services such as training, management , business processing and fundraising; strategic planning, community health assessments , outreach and marketing; business and/or operational assessments and program evaluation; and basic operational expenses, such as supplies, materials and equipment. Priority will be given to projects that leverage existing resources, create more effective operating systems, improve efficiencies, and expand and maintain access to health services for vulnerable populations. For more information go to: http://www.kre sge.org/index. php/ what/cari ng_communiti es/#fund. El Rio Community Health Center Wins Pinnacle Award Congratulati ons are in order for El Rio Community Health Center as they are the recipient of the APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award. These awards were inspired by and created in response to the increasing importance of the proper use of medications in today's health care environment. Morbidity and mortality associated with improper medication use is a major public health problem, resulting in significant disability and up to 100,000 deaths each year. An estimated 177 billion dollars is spent annually on preventable hospitalizatio ns, lengthened stays, and/or prolonged treatment as a result of prescribing contraindicat ed therapy, drug-drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, duplication of drug therapy, and/or errors in drug administratio n. "The 2009 Pinnacle Award recipients represent those who are shaping the future of health care delivery," said William M. Ellis, APhA Foundation Executive Director and CEO. "Their work shows that system changes and new thinking are not only possible but can enhance medication use and improve patient outcomes. The one constant between all of the award winners is that they never fail to put the patient as the focal point in the care process and I commend them for their commitment to quality." In addition to being recognized by the American Pharmacist’s Association, Dr. Arthur Martinez from El Rio Community Health Center has been recognized for his contributions as a HRSA Patient Safety Clinical Pharmacy Collaborative National Faculty Co- Chair and by the Western Clinicians network for 15 years of dedicated service and contributions . Congratulati ons El Rio and Dr. Martinez! “The Care of the Uninsured in America” Edited by El Rio Community Health Center COO, Nancy J. Johnson with Lane P. Johnson “They earn too much for Medicaid but not enough to afford a health plan. Or their employer rescinded their benefits. Or they’re "not disabled enough" for disability. Some 45 million people have fallen through the cracks of America’s health care system, and this lack of coverage affects access to coverage, timeliness of care—even life expectancy. The Care of the Uninsured in America presents a nuanced portrait of this broad population— urban and rural, from generational poverty and the working poor—while illuminating the current state of medical/dent al insurance and the circumstanc es that cause so many to do without. Its authors conceptualiz e lack of insurance as a health disparity (as are ethnicity, gender, age, etc.), and explain its collective health impact and major issues involved in providing care. In clear, useful prose, the book “The Care of the Uninsured in America”: -- Identifies subpopulatio ns among the uninsured (e.g., the mentally ill, the homeless, and people with HIV) and their specific care needs. -- Outlines necessary skills and strategies for working with uninsured patients, from health promotion to cultural competency. --Offers models and case examples of innovative care programs. -- Reports on methods for improving access and support, including coalition building and health information management .- -Describes medication assistance programs: how they work and what they cost. -- Discusses chronic care and disease management among the uninsured. -- Analyzes the universal health care debate and makes recommenda tions. The Care of the Uninsured in America will attract a wide audience among professional s and graduate students in public and community health and health policy; clinicians and nurses who treat the uninsured; administrator s and managers seeking a deeper understandin g of the system; and policymakers and analysts seeking avenues for change.” Available at www.springe r.com “Primary News for Primary Care” now Available on AACHC Website We are happy to announce that our bi- weekly newsletter “Primary News for Primary Care” is now also accessible on our website at www.aachc. org in the “Newsletters ” section. If you are not currently receiving the newsletter directly and would like to be added to our distribution list, please contact Lisa Nieri at lisan@aachc .org or 602.288.755 7. Two Free Publication s on Women’s Mental Health The DHHS Office on Women’s Health released two women’s mental health publications during Women’s Health Week in May, 2009: “Action Steps For Improving Women’s Mental Health” and “Women’s Mental Health: What It Means To You”. They are now available to download or order for free through the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administratio n’s Health Information Network (SHIN) at http://www.s amhsa.gov/s hin or call 1.877.SAMH SA.7 National Conference Calls to Address Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike Guidelines and Application The Health Resources and Services Administratio n (HRSA) has made available Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2009-06, “Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike Guidelines and Application,” to announce revisions to the guidelines and application requirements for the FQHC Look- Alike Program. PIN 2009-06 supersedes Policy Information Notice (PIN) 2003-21, “Federally Qualified Health Center Look- Alike Guidelines and Application,” dated August 26, 2003 and all correspondin g amendments to PIN 2003- 21, including PINs 2005- 17, 2006-06, and 2009- 04, “Revisions to PIN 2003- 21, FQHC Look-Alike Guidelines and Application.” PIN 2009-06 is posted at: http://www.b phc.hrsa.gov /policy/pin09 06/. Organization s are strongly encouraged to use PIN 2009-06 in the preparation of applications starting April 1, 2010; however, as necessary, organization s may continue to use the guidelines and application requirements encompasse d in both PIN 2003-21 and accompanyi ng amendments to prepare applications submitted prior to September 22, 2010. Beginning on September 22, 2010, all organization s are required to use PIN 2009-06 in the preparation of applications and HRSA will not accept applications that use previous application guidances after this date. The goal of PIN 2009-06 is to strengthen the FQHC Look-Alike Program and align it with the Health Center Program (authorized under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act). HRSA has made extensive changes to the requirements for securing and maintaining FQHC Look- Alike designation. Please review PIN 2009-06 for a summary of the changes. HRSA will conduct two national conference calls to review PIN 2009-06 and respond to organization s’ questions. Conference call #1 is open to the general public and conference call #2 is targeted to existing FQHC Look- Alikes: Conference Call #1 Date: January 20, 2010 Time: 2:00 EST Dial in Number: 888-995- 9574 Conference Leader: Twyla Adams Passcode: FQHC Look- Alike Replay of the call will be available until April 25, 2010. To access the replay, please call 800-337- 6568 or 402- 220-9660 and provide passcode 8720. Conference Call #2 Date: January 27, 2010 Time: 2:00 EST Dial in Number: 888-995- 9574 Conference Leader: Twyla Adams Passcode: FQHC Look- Alike Replay of the call will be available until May 16, 2010. To access the replay, please call 800-925- 5456 or 203- 369-3850 and provide passcode 8741. In advance of the calls, organization s are encouraged to carefully review the PIN and submit any questions to the OPPD e- mail box OPPDGener firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can be addressed during the conference call. HRSA Technical Assistance Webinar: EHR Clinical UDS Reporting Friday, January 15, 2010, 2-3:30 pm EST HRSA collects data from section 330 funded health centers through annual UDS reporting. The data are analyzed to ensure compliance with legislative mandates, report program accomplishm ents, and to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. This webinar will provide a brief overview of the UDS Clinical Measure Reporting Requirement s, discuss best practices for reporting the measures, and provide a demonstratio n of Clinical UDS reporting using an electronic health record system. The lessons learned have implications for quality improvement , and for reporting of the forthcoming “Meaningful Use” reporting incentives. Presenters: Will Gaud, Will Gaud & Associates; Suma Nair, Office of Quality Data, Bureau of Primary Health Care- HRSA; Duane Kayka, Georgia Association for Primary Health Care To REGISTER, please go to https://ohitev ents.webex.c om/ohitevent s/onstage/g. php?t=a&d= 993815314 Event number: 993 815 314; event password: portal “Profile of Older Americans” A Useful Statistical Summary This 2009 annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangement s, education and health. A description of some of the highlights follows and attached to this newsletter you will find the full document. The older popul ation (65+) numb ered 38.9 millio n in 2008, an incre ase of 4.5 millio n or 13.0 % since 1998. The numb er of Amer icans aged 45-64 who will reach 65 over the next two deca des incre ased by 31% durin g this deca de. Abou t 471,0 00 grand paren ts aged 65 or more had the prima ry respo nsibili ty for their grand childr en who lived with them. Minor ity Popul ation s are proje cted to incre ase from 5.7 millio n in 2000 (16.3 % of the elderl y popul ation) to 8.0 millio n in 2010 (20.1 % of the elderl y) and then to 12.9 millio n in 2020 (23.6 % of the elderl y). The medi an inco me of older perso ns in 2008 was $25,5 03 for male s and $14,5 59 for femal es. Socia l secur ity const ituted 90% or more of the inco me recei ved by 35% of all Socia l Secu rity benef iciari es (21% of marri ed coupl es and 44% of non- marri ed benef iciari es). Abou t 3.7 millio n elderl y perso ns (9.7 %) were belo w the pover ty level in 2008 which is not statis tically differ ent from the pover ty rate in 2007 (9.7 %) Abou t 11% (3.7 millio n) of older Medi care enroll ees recei ved perso nal care form a paid or unpai d sourc e in 1999. Region IX conference postponed until further notice Information will be forthcoming. Events | Trainings | Seminars February 11-14, 2010 Western Migrant Stream Forum Seattle, WA http://www.n wrpca.org/ April 23, 2010 SIRC 8th Annual Research Conference- Health Disparities: A Global Challenge, a Local Response Organized by Southwest Interdisciplin ary Research Center, Arizona State University Keynote speaker: Dr. Nabilla El- Bassel, Columbia University Phoenix, AZ http://sirc.as u.edu/annual -conferences April 28-30, 2010 AIFC – Arizona Interagency Farmworker Coalition annual conference: United Through Challenges, We Build Strong Communitie s Yuma, AZ. For more information, please contact Lisa Nieri at lisan@aachc .org or 602.288.755 7 Association Meetings January 15, 2010 COPS Meeting Mountain Park Health Center, Phoenix, AZ February 3, 2010 Human Resource Officers Meeting Arizona Association of Community Health Centers, Phoenix, AZ February 5, 2010 Behavioral Health Committee Meeting El Rio Health Center’s Southeast Clinic, Tucson, AZ March 9, 2010 AACHC Annual Meeting Legislative Dinner U of A downtown Phoenix Medical Campus, Virginia Piper Auditorium Phoenix, AZ 5:30-8:30pm For questions or comments, or to unsubscribe from this newsletter, please contact Lisa Nieri, lisan@aachc .org or 602.288.755 7.