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2022 Clinical Conference Draft Agenda

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2022 NCCHCA Clinical Conference Draft Agenda

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Wednesday, October 19

4:00-7:00 pm Welcome Reception: Unwind & Design (see details below). Heavy hors d’oeuvres served.

Thursday, October 20

7:30 am Registration Opens
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast
9:30-10:30 am Open and Welcoming Plenary

Integrated Care and the Transformation of Behavioral Health Delivery

Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Collaborative Care Association

10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Topical Roundtables and Networking

During this time, colleagues from across the state will gather to discuss work, innovations, and concerns in community health. A moderator and panel of experts will be on hand to lead discussion and answer questions.

Pick from two roundtable discussions topics:

Session A:  Meeting Behavioral Health Needs

  • Neftali Serrano, PsyD, Collaborative Care Association
  • Eric Tucker, EDD, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Advance Community Health
  • Tony Volrath, MAHS, Assistant Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Session B: Clinical Special Populations

  • Portia D. Johnson, Pharm.D, MHA, Director of Pharmacy, Advance Community Health
  • Marianne Hedrick Weant, MSPH, MA, CHES, Programs Mng., NC Alliance for Health
  • Rhonda Stephens, DDS, MPH, Dental Public Health Residency Director and Grants Administrator, Surveillance Program Supervisor, Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, NC Department of Health, and Human Services
  • Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC, Advance Community Health
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Plenary

NC’s Workforce for Health: Moving Forward Strategically and Sustainably

Kathy Colville, MSW, MSPH, President and CEO, North Carolina Institute of Medicine 

1:30-1:45 pm Transition Break
1:45-3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Collaborative Care Model Overview for FQHCs – Chris Weathington, Liz Griffin, Terri Roberts and Adam Zoltor, AHEC

2. Diabetes Management: Updated Guidelines and Considerations for CHCs – Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC, Advance Community Health

3. Building Healthier Communities Together: Using NCCARE360 and other Technology Tools to Support Patients – Tasha Winstead, Unite Us

4. Lessons Learned from Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Clinical Care – Maria Perez, HOP Program Manager, NC DHHS; Dan Kimberg, Director of Operations and Strategy, NC InCK

3:00-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:45 pm Concurrent Sessions

1. Implementation of Integrated Care Models: Best Practices to Drive Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experience – Portia Johnson, PharmD, MHA, Advance Community Health 

2. HIV: Screening, Prevention, and Management within Community Health – Meriah Ward, DNP, FNP-BC, Advance Community Health

3. Access is Quality: The role of tele-behavioral health during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic – Dr. Eric Tucker, EDD, MSW, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Advance Community Health

4. Medicaid and Value-Based Care: An Update and Next Steps – Liz Kasper, MSPH, Special Policy Advisor – Alternative Payment Models, NC DHHS; Rebecca Whitaker, PhD, MSPH, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

5:30-7:00 pm Dinner and Networking Event at Foothills Brewing


Friday, October 21

7:30 am Registration Opens
8:00-9:00 am Breakfast
8:30-9:45 am Concurrent Sessions  

  1. Fostering Collaborative and Engaged Teams – Brian Davis, Director Community and Congregational Engagement, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist 
  2. OSV – Are you Ready? – Thomas Maynor, MD, Maynor Consulting 
  3. HCC Coding and Its Importance in Today’s Landscape – Dr. Kazi Farshid, Co-Founder & CEO, DoctusTech
  4. Medication Assisted Therapy Review and Best Practices – Tony Volrath, MAHS, Assistant Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
9:45-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Plenary Session 

Recovering Stronger: NC State Health Priorities  

Secretary Kody Kinsley, NC DHHS

11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions 

  1. Second Wind Leadership: Leadership Training for Clinical Directors – Pam Tripp, CEO, CommWell Health 
  2. Policies and Programs Addressing the Social Determinants of Health – Marianne Weant, MSPH, MA, CHES, Programs Manager, North Carolina Alliance for Health
  3. ‘Data-Rich-Insight-Poor (DRIP)’ Avoidance through Effective System Integration (NCIR, CVMS, NC HealthConnex) – Dave Kim, Compass Health Advisors
  4. 21st Century Perinatal Oral Health Management: Updates and Addressing Disparities in Care – Rhonda Stephens, DDS, MPH, Dental Public Health Residency and Grants Administrator, Division of Public Health 
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch, Awards, and Closing Plenary  

Meeting Patients Where They Are

Pam Tripp, CEO CommWell Health


Continuing Education

In partnership with Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System.
Up to 9.25 Contact Hours and 0.9 CEUs from  Northwest AHEC

> Day 1 – Oct. 20, 2022 • 0.5 CEUs from Northwest AHEC • 5.25 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC

> Day 2 – Oct. 21, 2022 • 0.4 CEUs from Northwest AHEC • 4.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC


Wednesday, October 19th

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served while you enjoy choosing from three activities at the Benton Convention Center Piedmont:

  • Stewart Knight, a full-time local artist, will be our Wine & Design teacher for the evening, and he’s ready to bring out the artist in our guests. Whether you’re a novice or expert, this is your opportunity to paint a cool picture on canvas or t-shirt while sipping a drink of your choice.
  • Enjoy working on a complicated puzzle? We got it! We have a 2,000-piece puzzle ready to tickle those brain cells and make you think before placing pieces on the board. We hope attendees can complete this puzzle before our 2023 Primary Care Conference.
  • Calling game night lovers! We have a collection of board games, from Monopoly to Scrabble to What Do You Meme, ensuring you and your conference colleagues will have an enjoyable time.

Thursday, October 20th

Networking event at Foothills Brewery Footnote, 634 W. 4th Street Ste. #120, Winston-Salem

Signature cocktails, wine, craft beer await our conference attendees and vendors with a special dinner menu that’s been created for those hungry taste buds.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,557,131 with 99 percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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