Awards of Excellence Presented at Leadership Conference
The Tennessee Primary Care Association recently recognized several community health care leaders with Awards of Excellence. The awards, named for early leaders in the statewide primary care movement, were presented at TPCA’s 2016 Annual Leadership Conference to Memphis Health Center, Inc., Linda Buck of Rural Health Services Consortium, and Dr. Karen Moyer of Homeless Health Care Center of Chattanooga.
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November 2016

Wednesday, November 2
Nominating Committee Meeting
10:30 11:30 a.m.

November 9-10
The Behavioral Health Consultant in an Integrated Care Setting 

Wednesday, November 9
Executive Committee Meeting
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, November 11
TPCA Office Closed for Veterans Day 

Tuesday, November 15
Migrant Special Populations Meeting 2016
10 a.m-3 p.m.

November 24-25
TPCA Office Closed for Thanksgiving 

December 2016

Thursday, December 1
Finance Committee Meeting
9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 7
Policy Committee and Board of Directors Meetings
10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 7
Annual Membership Reception and President's Dinner
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 8
2016 UDS Training
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

December 23-26
TPCA Closed for Observed Christmas

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HHS Awards More Than $87 Million for Health Centers' IT Enhancements



(from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

On September 15, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $87 million in funding for 1,310 health centers in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. In Tennessee, 26 health centers will share more than $1.6 million.
HRSA Launches New 340B Education Resources Webpage for Stakeholders



(from the National Association of Community Health Centers)

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Office of Pharmacy Affairs (OPA) recently launched a webpage containing 340B educational resources for stakeholders. The page holds brief descriptions and links to assist covered entities with 340B registration, implementation, compliance, and program integrity. The resources are derived from Apexus and the 340B Peer-to-Peer Program. Please visit the webpage to learn more.
From the CEO's Desk



(Excerped from the 2016 Annual Leadership Conference opening remarks.)

The Tennessee Primary Care Association held its 2016 Annual Leadership Conference in September. This year’s theme was "There’s No Place Like a Health Care Home." Here are some fun facts about our theme:

The line “There’s no place like home” was made famous in the film The Wizard of Oz. I’m sure all of us have seen this 1939 American film starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr. Let’s not forget the famous Terry the Dog, who was billed as Toto. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost to Gone with the Wind. It was reintroduced in a broadcast television premier in 1956.