Emergency Preparedness Webinar & Onsite Training Series


About The Training

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new rule regarding emergency preparedness for all providers and suppliers; including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Centers. November 15, 2017, was the deadline for implementation and certification walk-throughs will begin to check for compliance.

There are four requirements in order to remain compliant for CMS funding:
  1. Emergency Operations Plan with Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA)
  2. Policies and Procedures based on plan and HVA
  3. Communications Plan
  4. Training and Exercise Program

While the rule was published in 2016, it is important to stay up to date and learn best practices in satisfying these requirements and provide the organization tools and planning to respond to any disaster and ensure the safety of patients and staff. This ensures that CMS funding will remain uninterrupted and more importantly continuity of care is secured.

Training attendees will walk away with the framework to complete their EP plan for their health center.

Target Audience
This training will benefit not only the EP coordinator, but the entire EP Team (facility managers, clinic directors, quality improvement, risk management). Attending together will help your team to prepare a usable EP plan. Pricing will be reduced for multiple attendees to accommodate team attendance.

Speaker: Alexander Lipovtsev, LCSW
Alexander has been with the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) since September 2015 when he joined the organization to oversee it's Emergency Management (EM) Program, including its extension, Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN). In his current position as Assistant Director, he is responsible for the development and implementation of CHCANYS’s federal, state, city and privately funded EM projects. As part of his role, he provides ongoing training / technical assistance services and various programming to community health centers and primary care clinics to increase their emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Alexander is a certified trainer of both the ALICE® method (active shooter training) and CPI Prepare® Program (workplace violence preparedness training method). Alexander is a PCEPN liaison to the NYC Emergency Operations Center when activated and provides on-call support to NYC primary care centers through PCEPN activities. 

Where & When

Webinar 1 – Overview of the CMS EP Rule for FQHCs
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Central)

Webinar 2 – Building Blocks of Your Emergency Preparedness Program
Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Central)

In-person Workshop – May 1 & 2, 2018
Day 1 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central)
Day 2 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Central)

Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62701


Early Bird extended through March 30, 2018.

IPHCA Member: $300/per attendee
If registering 2 people from the same health center enter code 2CHCFIX for each registrant to receive $100 off.

Non-Member: $400/ per attendee

Expanding Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Community Health Centers
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Date: June 13, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Central)
Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, 500 S. Ninth St., Springfield, IL 62712

About The Training

This training will provide an in-depth look at the importance of integrating substance use disorder treatment into the primary care setting. Attendees will be informed of national and state initiatives to support integration as well as best practices for integration specific to FQHCs. Participants will also benefit from an overview of the ASAM criteria as well as a panel featuring various integration models from Illinois health centers. IPHCA is excited to bring national, state and local experts in the field of substance use disorder treatment and integration to share their extensive knowledge. 

Target Audience

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Behavioral Health Staff, Physicians and Nurses

Hotel Information

Wyndham Hotel
700 E. Adams St., Springfield, IL 62701


Registration Fee

  • IPHCA Members:  $150/per attendee 
  • Non-Members: $200/per attendee


Dental Directors In-Person Seminar
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Date: July 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: IPHCA Institute for Learning, Springfield, Illinois

About the Training:

This seminar is designed specifically to give IPHCA Dental Directors a place to come together for an in-depth learning of health center best practices through peer-to-peer discussion and networking. Dr. Steve Geiermann, Senior Manager of the American Dental Association, will provide a presentation on Medical/Dental Integration, HRSA Operational Site Visits and provide examples of patient scheduling & handling no-shows.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify practical ways of integrating oral health into overall health within a health center setting
  • Identify how compliance with HRSA health center requirements can increase efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and quality of care within the oral health program
  • Identify ways to increase productivity through creative scheduling
The Illinois Department of Public Health has authorized this training for 4.5 Dental Continuing Education Credits.

Speaker: Dr. Steve Geiermann 
Dr. Geiermann is a former U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Officer who has worked within public health settings for the majority of his career seeking to provide greater access to oral health care for the underserved. Upon retirement from the USPHS, he chose to continue that advocacy under the umbrella of the American Dental Association, which seeks to advocate for both the public and the profession.

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

IPHCA Chicago Office

542 S. Dearborn St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL  60605