Community Board Member Webinar Series

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Date: July 25, August 8 & August 17, 2017
Time: 4:00 a.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.


Iris J. Sewell, The Sewll 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.

Jeffrey Allen, BKD, LLP

Jeffrey Allen is a partner with BKD National Health Care Group and a member of BKD’s Center of Excellence for Community Health Centers that serves approximately 150 community health centers. He manages audit and cost report preparation services, and provides consulting services in the areas of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, federal grant reporting and operational issues. Jeff also serves as BKD’s resource regarding federal audit guidelines and their application to community health centers.

Jeff’s expertise is routinely called upon by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), state primary care associations and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) for financial analysis of issues important to community health centers.  He serves as a resource to state primary care organizations and state Medicaid programs on Medicaid prospective payment system issues and the cost report submission and settlement process specific to state Medicaid programs. He also provides training to individual health center management teams and boards of directors on financial management issues.

Jeff is a frequent speaker on community health center topics for NACHC and several state primary care associations.  He also conducts presentations for private and governmental organizations seeking to develop the community health center model for their communities. Jeff has co-authored articles on community health center accounting, as well as operational and reimbursement topics for BKD publications.

Jeff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a 1994 graduate of Missouri State University – Springfield with a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting.

Registration Fee

Regular Registration Rates:

IPHCA Members - $75/per attendee

Non-Members - $125/per attendee


A Day of LGBTQ Cultural Competence: Best Practices & Skill Building
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Date: July 26, 2017
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.


Howard Brown Health educational department. 


Registration Fee

Regular Registration Rates:

IPHCA Members - $150/per attendee

Non-Members - $200/per attendee
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



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.

IPHCA Springfield Office
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