From the CEO's Desk
The future clearly favors health centers who have become masters of their own data. Within the health center movement, there is an understanding of the unwavering commitment to quality that is a hallmark of community health centers.

As neighbors caring for neighbors, we hold ourselves to high standards, knowing that the care provided must be good enough for our mothers, our daughters, our friends. We are accustomed to accountability to our community and to HRSA. However, more and more our health centers are being required to objectively demonstrate this quality in order to remain viable as financial compensation is made contingent upon this data.

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Spotlight Articles, September 2018
People & Places in the News, September 2018
TPCA & Beyond, September 2018
2018 Partners

TPCA Resources

Upcoming Events*

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September 2018

Monday, September 3
TPCA Closed for Labor Day 

Tuesday, September 11
Quality Improvement Clinical Measures - Colorectal Cancer Screening Workgroup Meeting
11-11:30 a.m.

Quality Improvement Clinical Measures - Diabetes Workgroup Meeting
11:30 a.m.-noon

Wednesday, September 12
Executive Committee Meeting
10:30-11:30 a.m. 

i2i User Group Webinar and Conference Call
1-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 13
2018 EHR Incentive Program Webinar: Changes and Updates with TennCare
10-11 a.m.

Tuesday, September 18
CQCH Program Committee Meeting
10-11 a.m.  

Quality Improvement Workgroup Meeting
1-1:30 p.m.

September 19-21
NextGen Super User Training (Version 5.9/8.4) 

Tuesday, September 25
NNCC Series: Assessing Your Health Center (Webinar)
1-2 p.m. 

October 2018

October 3-5
TPCA Annual Leadership Conference and Boot Camps

Wednesday, October 3
TPCA Policy Committee Meeting
3-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25
Open Enrollment 6 Training
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30
TPCA Nominating Committee Meeting
10:30-11:30 a.m.

*all times Central unless otherwise noted

Technical Assistance for Health Centers

TPCA offers a wide range of technical assistance and consulting services to Community Health Centers. Services may be provided to any health center staff member. Examples of assistance include: consultation; individualized problem solving; technical support; etc. Click here to learn what assistance is available.

Visit TPCA's Resource Library

TPCA places recordings and handouts from our meetings, as well as other valuable information, in our online Resource Library. Simply choose your area of interest from a wide range of topics to find what’s most useful to you, your clinic and your patients.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number U58CS06816, State and Primary Care Associations. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. 
HHS Awards Millions to Support Community Health Center Quality Improvement




The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $125 million in Quality Improvement grant awards to 1,352 community health centers across all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), health centers will use these funds to continue to improve quality, efficiency, and the effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the communities they serve. This announcement came during National Health Center Week, the annual celebration that highlights the critical role community health centers play in providing high-quality, affordable, primary healthcare.

Tennessee health centers were awarded a combined total of $2.2 million in funding.

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Register Today for the 2018 Annual Leadership Conference



TPCA’s 2018 Annual Leadership Conference, which will take place October 3-5 in Murfreesboro, will celebrate the Association’s first 40 years and will offer training and networking opportunities that will help prepare health center leaders to move forward.

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NEW FEATURE! Compliance Corner



Compliance Corner: HRSA Compliance Manual Updated

HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care has revised the Health Center Program Compliance Manual, which was originally issued in August 2017, to reflect the amended Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254b). The Site Visit Protocol and other supporting documents have also been updated. The updated Site Visit Protocol will be used for all OSVs occurring after Thursday September 6, 2018. Below is a summary list of revisions that are important for you to know. A fully detailed list of revisions can be found here.

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