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The Sustainability TA Series Conference Calls

Call #7: 340B Pharmacy Opportunities - Thursday, September 18, 2008, 10:00 am PST, 1 pm EST

Call #6: The Use of Outcome Measures for Sustainability - Thursday, January 17, 2008

Call #5: The Need for Information Systems to Support Program Sustainability - Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Call #4: Marketing 101 – September 20, 2007 (See agenda & marketing “toolbox”)

Call #3: Profiles in Building Sustainability – September 13, 2007 (See agenda)

Call #2: Data Collection Methodology & Techniques – June 12, 2007

Call #1: Beginning to Develop a ROCI Plan - June 5, 2007


Call #7 (340B): Pharmacy Opportunities

Moderator: Chris Palombo, Ascension Health

Thursday, September 18, 2008
10:00 am PST (11:00 am MST) (12:00 pm CST) (1:00 pm EST)

Description:

Coordinated Care Network (CCN), a founding member of Communities Joined in Action and a three-year recipient of HRSA's Healthy Communities Access Program grant, will present the access models they developed for affordable pharmaceuticals utilizing the 340B drug discount program.

Members of CCN's management team will detail the specialty pharmacy and case management services they offer as a contract pharmacy to qualified 340B covered entities. To date, CCN has serviced more than 37,000 patients and dispensed over 800,000 340B medications. www.coordinatedcarenetwork.org

Speakers:
1. Lori Hunt, Clinical Director
2. Fred Grasser, Senior Business Systems Analyst
3. Dave Giannangeli, Director of Business Development

Tool box PDF document


Call #6: The Use of Outcome Measures for Sustainability

Moderator:   Robin Storey, Director, Access Outcomes, Ascension Health

Thursday, January 17, 2008
9:30am PST (10:30am MST) (11:30am CST) (12:30pm EST)

Description

This sixth call in the Sustainability Series will assist new community collaboratives in understanding the need for Outcome Measures to support their programs sustainability effort.  You will hear from new and experienced Directors from various access model programs, who will share how they utilized the outcome measure data collected for reporting purposes and sustainability efforts.

These Directors will share examples of the types of reports they have developed for various audiences including their community and local government. The panel will discuss the use of outcome measure data for quality improvement purposes and results obtained.

Speakers:

  1. Judy Schweich, Executive Director, Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care Access, Pottsville, PA 
  2. Heather Dombrowski, Development Coordinator, Medical Care Access Coalition,  Marquette, MI 
  3. Eve Gardner, Program Director, Healthy York Network, York, PA
  4. Cathy Maxwell, Executive Director, HealthKey,  Tawas City, MI

Documents PDF document


Call #5: The Need for Information Systems to Support Program Sustainability

Moderator:   Robin Storey, Director, Access Outcomes, Ascension Health

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
9:30am PST (10:30am MST) (11:30am CST) (12:30pm EST)

Description

This fifth call in the Sustainability Series will assist new community collaboratives in understanding the need for information systems to support their programs sustainability effort.  Determining the types of information systems and software support will be discussed.  The steps to developing a comprehensive RFP (Request for Proposal) as well as an example proposal will be presented.

Maximizing the capabilities of an information system and supporting software programs after implementation will be discussed.  Sample assessments and lessons learned in establishing and maintaining information system connectivity will be shared.

Speakers:

  1. Abram Gordon, Director of Business Development, Network Sciences, Inc.,  Austin, Texas  www.netsci.net  
  2. Bob Pfohl, Account Executive, CareScope/Data Futures, Knoxville, Tennessee  www.carescope.net   
  3. Andrew Frederickson, CareScope Product Manger, CareScope/Data Futures, Kingsport, Tennessee  www.carescope.net     
  4. Norman Moore, RxAssist Plus Program Manager, Systemetrics, Inc, Cranston, Rhode Island  www.rxassistplus.com 
  5. Steve Boehk, Senior Application Developer, Computer Sciences Corporation  
  6. Ann Kitchen, Executive Director, Indigent Care Collaboration, Austin, Texas   www.icc-centex.org

Documents

PDF Document Agenda

PDF Document Request for Proposal. Boehk

MS Word document Request for Proposal

PDF Document CareScope Team IT

PDF Document Access to Care. Gordon

PDF Document Indigent Care Collaboration. Kitchen

PDF Document Evolution of the Computerized PAP Moore


Call #4: Marketing 101

Moderator: Chris Palombo, Ascension Health

Thursday, September 20, 2007
9:30am PST (10:30am MST) (11:30am CST) (12:30pm EST)

Description: This TA call is an entry-level training for directors of new community collaboratives on the role of marketing and educational tactics to support sustainability. The goal of this second TA call will be to answer the question “What marketing pieces should I put in place as a regular aspect of my agency operations, and why are these pieces important to sustainability? “ Participants will review strategies and tactics to disseminate a solid understanding of a healthcare collaboratives work and value to the community through marketing.

Speakers:

  1. Jack Salo, Executive Director, Rural Health Network of South Central New York, Whitney Point, New York
  2. Cathy Maxwell, Executive Director, Healthkey, Tawas City, Michigan

Materials:

PDF document Agenda

Toolbox:

PDF document National CJA Marketing Presentation, Sept 2007
PDF document HCA Programs Marketing Plan
PDF document RHN's Impact - Talking points for visits with investors working draft. June 2006.pdf
PDF document MAP Campaign Brochure. Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena, CA
Word document SCMS HealthAccess Five Year Progress Report 2002 – 2006. Topeka, Kansas
Word document Media Release 5 year Anniversary. Topeka, Kansas
PowerPoint presentation HealthAccess “A key to our community’s health future”
PDF document CareNet. Annual report 2006
PDF documentCHP Brochure - March, 2007
PDF documentCalhoun Health Plan 2005-2006 Annual Report
PDF document Calhoun Health Plan Newsletter - Volume 1 - Issue 3
PDF documentCHP Brochure - Dentists' Partnership Information for Clients
PDF document CHP Brochure - Dentists' Partnership
PDF document CHP Brochure - Referral & Advocacy
Word document MAP Campaign Executive Summary
Publisher document MAP Community Health Action Plan Exec Summary Cover


Call #3: Profiles in Building Sustainability

Moderator: Chris Palombo, Ascension Health

Thursday, September 13, 2007
9:30am PST (10:30am MST) (11:30am CST) (12:30pm EST)

Description:

This first technical assistance call is an entry level training for directors of community collaboratives. Participants will hear three collaborative leaders talk about their real-life examples of their current revenue cultivation work, and their creative and innovative approach to building sustainability.

Speakers:

  1. Lisa Hadden, President, Healthy Futures, Saginaw, Michigan
  2. Nancy Thompson, Program Director, Delta Health Care Consortium, Dumas, Arkansas
  3. Judy Schweich, Executive Director, Schuylkill Alliance for Healthcare Access, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Materials

PDF document Agenda
PDF document Graph


Call #2: Data Collection Methodology and Techniques

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
10:00am PST (Noon CST) (1:00pm EST)

Description:  The goal of this second fundamental call will be to review the concept of Return of Community Investment and the components of a plan.  Data collection methodology and techniques for moving data into usable ROCI statements will be the main focus.

Call Objectives:

  1. Review the concept of Return of Community Investment
  2. Review Components of a ROCI plan
  3. Data Collection Plans and Methods
  4. Moving from data to ROCI statements
  5. Value in participation in shared data projects.

Call #1: Beginning to Develop a Return on Community Investment (ROCI) Plan

Instructor:   Paula Lucey, RN, MN, CNAA

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
10:00am PST (Noon CST) (1:00pm EST)

Description:  This first technical assistance call on ROCI is targeted for communities beginning to develop medical assistance plans or with relatively new programs.  This is not intended for advanced communities.  The goal of this fundamental call will be to define the concept of ROCI, the components of a plan and to begin to define data collection methods for the development of a ROI statement.

Call Objectives:

  1. Define the concept of Return on Community Investment
  2. Identify the reasons that ROCI is important for sustainability
  3. Identify components of a ROCI plan
  4. Identify data needs to complete a ROCI and potential data collection techniques.

 

 

 

 

     
     
   
 
 
 
 
   
     
   

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