Section: Spotlight Articles, October 2016
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.

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.
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.