Community Board Member Webinar Series

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Date: July 25, August 8 & August 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar


About The Training

This training will provide essential information for new and experienced Community Board Members and their vital role in improving the health of the community in which they serve. Join Iris Sewell of The Sewell Group, and Jeff Allen of BKD, for a three-part board member training webinar series.

Topics we will cover:

  • Tuesday, July 25 – Iris Sewell will be speaking on the topic of Being & Remaining an Effective Board Member
  • Tuesday, August 8 – Iris Sewell will be speaking on the topic of Board & CEO Relations
  • Thursday, August 17 – Jeff Allen, BKD – Speaking on topic of Board Fiduciary Responsibilities in the Changing Market

 

Target Audience

This training is intended for Community Board Members of Community Health Centers.


Presenters

Iris J. Sewell, The Sewell Group

Iris J. Sewell is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of strategic planning, governing board and staff development, program assessments and more. She is a highly skilled, culturally sensitive facilitator who is frequently commissioned to conduct organizational meetings and retreats.  Ms. Sewell has tailored her consulting practice to respond to the needs of nonprofit organizations and much of her work is with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 

Iris has a master’s of public health degree from the University of Illinois. She is the president of The Sewell Group which is based in Chicago, Illinois.

David Fields, BKD, LLP

David has devoted his career to the community health center industry and is passionate about helping community health centers meet the health care needs in the communities they serve.  His goal is to bring the significant community health center experience of BKD in accounting, reimbursement, grants management, tax and a variety of other finance-related topics to the firm’s clients and the industry. 

As a part of the BKD CHC center of excellence, David serves as a key team resource on audit, grants management and financial operational issues and cost report preparation services for community health centers.  His community health center audit experience has made him a firmwide resource on single audit issues and their application to health care.

David is a frequent speaker on community health center topics, including grants management and other operational issues for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and several state primary care associations.  He has worked with the BKD team to develop the CHC CFO Boot Camp series that has been taught across the country.  David also has assisted management teams and boards of directors by interpreting complex accounting and grant issues.

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs and Institute of Management Accountants, Inc.  He is a Certified Management Accountant® (CMA®) and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).



Registration Fee

IPHCA Members - $75/per attendee

Non-Members - $125/per attendee

 

Community Board Members Boot Camp
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Date: August 25, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701


About The Training

This training will provide essential information for new and experienced Community Board Members and their vital role in improving the health of the community in which they serve. Join Iris Sewell of The Sewell Group, and David Fields of BKD, for a one day on-site CBM member training.


Target Audience

This training is intended for Community Board Members of Community Health Centers.


Presenters

Iris J. Sewell, The Sewell Group

Iris J. Sewell is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of strategic planning, governing board and staff development, program assessments and more. She is a highly skilled, culturally sensitive facilitator who is frequently commissioned to conduct organizational meetings and retreats.  Ms. Sewell has tailored her consulting practice to respond to the needs of nonprofit organizations and much of her work is with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 

Iris has a master’s of public health degree from the University of Illinois. She is the president of The Sewell Group which is based in Chicago, Illinois.


David Fields, Partner, BKD 

 

David has devoted his career to the community health center industry and is passionate about helping community health centers meet the health care needs in the communities they serve.  His goal is to bring the significant community health center experience of BKD in accounting, reimbursement, grants management, tax and a variety of other finance-related topics to the firm’s clients and the industry. 

As a part of the BKD CHC center of excellence, David serves as a key team resource on audit, grants management and financial operational issues and cost report preparation services for community health centers.  His community health center audit experience has made him a firmwide resource on single audit issues and their application to health care.

David is a frequent speaker on community health center topics, including grants management and other operational issues for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and several state primary care associations.  He has worked with the BKD team to develop the CHC CFO Boot Camp series that has been taught across the country.  David also has assisted management teams and boards of directors by interpreting complex accounting and grant issues. 

He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Missouri Society of CPAs and Institute of Management Accountants, Inc.  He is a Certified Management Accountant® (CMA®) and a Certified Financial Manager (CFM).

 



Registration Fee

IPHCA Members - $100/per attendee

Non-Members - $150/per attendee


 Lodging

The IPHCA currently has a discounted rate with the State House Inn of $89/night.  The rate code for IPHCA is as follows:

LIPHCA

Please call (217) 528-5100 to place reservations (the discounted rate is not available on-line). Provide the rate code when making reservations to confirm that you have access to the discount.



CHC Clinical Leaders Training Institute
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Date: September 15 - 16, 2017
Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701


About The Trainings

IPHCA will host the CHC Clinical Leaders Training Institute – a two-day training for community health center (CHC) clinicians to learn about different aspects of CHC operations, expectations of them as clinical leaders, and how they fit into the CHC’s overall governance structure. 


Target Audience

This training is intended for:

  • New and seasoned medical, dental and behavioral health directors
  • Clinic directors
  • Clinicians aspiring or being groomed to assume these roles in the near future

 

Session Content & Presenters

Participants will learn about CHC specific activities and gain knowledge regarding: management principles, styles and skills; program development and evaluation; conflict resolution; and risk management and FTCA coverage. Participants will receive background information on the history of the CHC movement and the role of the CHC directors.  Seasoned medical, dental and behavioral health directors and executive staff, including CEO, CFO and HR directors will serve as presenters. The CHC Clinical Leaders Training Institute agenda is attached.


Continuing Education Credits

This Live activity, CHC Clinical Leaders Training Institute, with a beginning date of 09/15/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  12.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health has authorized this training for 14.75 Dental continuing education credits.


IPHCA is authorized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to grant 12 continuing education credits for this training to: Professional Counselors, LCPCs, Marriage and Family Therapists, LCSWs and Registered Social Workers.


Registration Fee

  • IPHCA Members:  $325/per attendee
  • Non-Members: $425/per attendee

 

Lodging

A room block has been reserved for the nights of September 14 and 15 at the rate of $115.00/per night, the cutoff date is August 24, 2017. For reservations visit the reservation website.

A Day of LGBTQ Cultural Competence: Best Practices & Skill Building
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Date: September 27, 2017 - Rescheduled
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, Illinois


About The Training

This training will provide essential information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) communities with emphasis on terminology, health disparities, best practices and standards of care for healthcare providers. It will also provide skills and increase comfortability of providers and patients facing staff when collecting sexual orientation and gender identity information. 

 

Target Audience

This training is intended for FQHC staff members.


Presenters

Cecilia Hardacker, RN, MSN-CNL , Director of Education, Howard Brown Health

Cecilia (Cec) began her nursing career at the age of 19, after she graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing.  She worked for three years in an inpatient setting for post-operative Orthopedics and Neurology patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Realizing that this was perhaps too much responsibility for a 22 year old, Cec left nursing to pursue other occupations including pastry chef, roofing, substance abuse counselor, house painter and printmaker, which is ultimately, what brought her to Illinois.  She acquired a Bachelor’s of Fine Art at the University of Nebraska and a Master’s of Fine Art equivalent at Illinois State University.

From 1999 to 2011, she and her partner owned “Two Fish Art Glass”, a retail stained glass shop in Forest Park.  The business closed and after much soul searching, Cec decided to go back to nursing and focus on education. After a year of reinstating her nursing license in both Nebraska and Illinois, she began her career change, eventually bringing her to the Howard Brown Health Center in 2011. 

In her current role as Director of Education and HEALE Program Manager, she has provided cultural competency training, the Nurses’ Health Education about LGBT Elders (HEALE) curriculum, which focuses on the vulnerable elder LGBT community, to nurses and healthcare providers.  Her team presents Nurses’ HEALE to academic centers, hospitals, nursing schools, Veteran’s Administration facilities, home health agencies and elder care facilities.  The training has taken her team to sites throughout the Chicago area, Midwest region and the United States, in an effort to address the gaps in quality of care and disparities in health care across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups.  Cec’s lectures provide the medical professional with cross-cultural skills to comprehend and tools to communicate effectively with these diverse and marginalized populations.  Ultimately, the goal is to bring cultural awareness, humility, and responsiveness to healthcare providers that will improve health and wellness of LGBTQ patients they serve. 

 


Registration Fee

Regular Registration Rates:

IPHCA Members - $75/per attendee

Non-Members - $125/per attendee

 

IPHCA Springfield Office
500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701

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