July 19, 2024

2018 Webinar Series

Introducing ACU’s 2018 Summer Webinar Series!

ACU will host four free webinars featuring nationally recognized clinicians, educators, leaders, and policy makers working to improve access to care for our underserved communities. The series features some of the most popular sessions from ACU’s 2017 Conference.You can take this chance to learn from an expert you may have missed at our conference, or share with your colleagues a presentation that you enjoyed. Space is limited, so act today!



Wednesday, June 6th
Creating Effective Spaces for Primary Care Teams

Cindy Barr, RN, EDAC
2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Highly functional primary care teams are crucial to effective engagement with our communities. Spaces that support daily function, facilitate interdisciplinary relationships, encourage creative problem solving and respect individual strengths, needs and contributions enhance team development.


Wednesday, June 13th
Thriving as a Learning Health Care System in Primary Care
Fred Rachman, MD
2:00pm-3:00pm ET

The Learning Healthcare System (LHS) is an innovative model to engage health centers in quality improvement, research, and dissemination. This session will explore lessons learned and best practices in successful models of LHSs in primary care to promote research and evidence-based practice, harness Health IT infrastructure to advance patient and provider engagement, and to improve dissemination efforts.


Tuesday, June 19th
Principles and Impact of the Shortage Designation Process
Melissa Ryan, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Shortage Designation Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
4:00pm-5:00pm ET

This session will review some of the key concepts of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designations, how HPSAs are used, the progress to date in the adoption of the new Shortage Designation Management System, as well as the potential impact on HPSA designation processes in the future.

Wednesday, June 27th
Integrating SDOHs to Inform Collaborative Care: The FIU Model
Frederick Anderson, MD
2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Florida International University is implementing a collaborative care program for primary care and behavioral health that focuses on patients with depression, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses while integrating Social Determinants of Health (SDOHs). Interdisciplinary student teams and faculty work with community health workers to provide care and address SDOHs in underserved Miami communities.