The 2016 Policy and Issues Forum (P & I) aims to set a course for the future of America’s Health Centers as they navigate a changing policy landscape and healthcare marketplace. Now entering their 51st year of delivering care, health centers confront new challenges and opportunities that will assuredly define how they conduct business and carry on the mission in the years ahead. Now is the time to attend the P & I and learn how to prepare for what could be sweeping changes in leadership at the national and state level. In addition to keeping pace with new business models emerging in an increasingly competitive healthcare environment, health center leaders must also track new regulatory proposals and trends that will shape the financial and operational health of their centers.
The NACHC P & I is your opportunity to get the most up to date information and tools to stay ahead, competitive and ready for a new beginning.
Session highlights of the P & I include:
Implications of the 2016 Presidential elections on the political environment in Congress and in state
The new 115th Congress and the healthcare agenda
Affordable Care Act (ACA) environment (health center funding, Medicare and Medicaid)
The outlook for Medicaid expansion
Implications of health center payment reform models
Increased regulatory scrutiny for vital health center programs – 340B, FTCA and the Teaching Health Center Program
Strategies for ACCESS for all America and sustaining health center growth and public investment
Get ready to meet the future of healthcare policy at the 2016 NACHC P & I.
The Time is NOW! OPPORTUNITY Awaits You at the 2016 Policy & Issues EXPO!
Policy & Issues Forum (P&I) engages more than 2200 Community Health Center leaders in THE largest and most intensive Health Center grassroots advocacy campaign ever. This event focuses on the latest in state and federal government policies effecting community health centers and health care for millions of Americans. The P&I Forum connects NACHC with national and state leaders to discuss and develop solutions to the challenges ahead. NACHC recognizes Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who have championed the Federal Health Centers program and the expansion of affordable health care with ACCESS to all Americans.
As a relatively new exhibit, companies participating in the P&I EXPO and sponsorships will take advantage of a 55 to 1 opportunity ratio; meaning there are approximately 55 attendees for every one participating exhibiting company. At that rate, this one day EXPO provides each company with an intimate showcase. Don’t miss your chance NOW, with all the urgency in doubling CHC’s patients to 40 million by 2015, this show is growing.
To address the widespread lack of access to basic health care, Community Health Centers serve over 23 million people at more than 9,000 sites located throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Health centers depend in large part on public financial help and need a unified voice and common source for research, information, training and advocacy.
To address these needs, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) organized in 1971. NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to serve health centers in a variety of ways:
Provide research-based advocacy for health centers and their clients.
Educate the public about the mission and value of health centers.
Train and provide technical assistance to health center staff and boards.
Develop alliances with private partners and key stakeholders to foster the delivery of primary health care services to communities in need.