Northwest Pulse August 2016
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August 2016

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Featured Articles

Integrating Primary Care and Behavioral Health Services

Joel Hornberger, Cherokee Health Systems

Provider organizations experience greater success in implementing an integrated care model when a common, team-based definition of integrated care is used and understood throughout the organization. It is imperative that all staff are all on the same page and understand the details of the model and how to transform a practice to implement it effectively.

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Joel Hornberger

Why We Participate in Relay for Life

Jennifer Johnson-Joefield, Peninsula Communtiy Health Services

As a community health center it is important to be active in the community and support other partner organizations. Participating in Relay for Life is a win-win-win event to get involved in.

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Jennifer Johnson-Joefield

Spotlight on Behavioral Health Staff: Teri Davis from Bethel Family Clinic

Teri Davis, a Bethel, Alaska native, was hired as a result of the Behavioral Health Integration grant award to design and integrate a behavioral health program into the primary care setting. Teri holds dual roles as a Behavioral Health Clinician and a Behavioral Health Consultant. Teri designed and implemented the depression and alcohol screening processes over a year ago and is constantly evaluating ways to improve the integration process.

Read more about Teri and the behavioral health program

Teri Davis

Next month is dental month. If you would like to feature any member of your dental staff, please send Alyssa Panning a short bio and photo by September 8.

Email Alyssa now


Suite 330: NWRPCA News

Welcome Joey!

Joey is NWRPCA's newest intern. Originally born and raised in the Southwest of China, Joey likes to play soccer, attend concerts, go on road trips, eat food, and greet other people’s dogs. She recently completed a B.A degree in Communications at the University of Washington. Joey is currently taking a year to explore different work in the non-profit sector. She says, "I’m excited to be part of the work NWRPCA does and I look forward to getting to know everyone more!"


Professional Development

Critical Skills for First Time Supervisors and Managers

September 20-21 in Seattle, WA

Leadership, managers, and supervisors should attend this highly interactive two-day course.

Instructor: Lisa Mouscher, Sogence Training and Consulting

Register now

Catching & Retaining for Success: Developing & Implementing Your Recruitment & Retention Plan

August 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT

Through this webinar, participants will learn how best to implement recruitment and retention plans with specific attention to audiences, strategic partnerships and involvement of key staff throughout the implementation process.

Instructor: Ann Hogan, Ann Hogan Consulting

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Ann Hogan

Supporting Refugees: A Background and How to Best Serve Them

August 31, 12:00-1:30 PM PT

Understand the pathway and process on obtaining refugee status, learn about required health screenings and other health protocols for refugees, and hear a clinical perspective for providing care to refugees.

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2016 Fall Primary Care Conference

October 15-18 in Denver, CO

Look forward to an array of exciting conference tracks and sessions, speakers, and opportunities to network.

Prepare to be inspired by keynote speaker Charlene Frizzera, President and CEO of CF Health Advisers.

The conference agenda is now available and there are still opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors to participate.

Register now
2016 Fall Primary Care Conference

Opportunities from Our Partners

NACHC: The New Medicare FQHC Cost Report and Other Medicare FQHC Reimbursement Issues Webinar Series
August 18 & 23
11:00 AM-12:30 PM PT
August 18: Aligning Costs into Proper Buckets for Determination of the Cost per Visit Calculations and the Rest of the New Medicare FQHC Cost Reporting Story
August 23: Other Issues of Importance in Medicare FQHC PPS Reimbursement and a Quick Review of the New Medicare FQHC Cost Report Form Issues

Clinical Tools Webinar Series: Integrating Population Health into Primary Care Training
August 30
11:00-12:30 PM PT
From the Bureau of Health Workforce's Division of Medicine and Dentistry. Access the webinar here

2016 Washington Free and Charitable Care Conference
September 21-23 in Kennewick, WA
From Washington Healthcare Access Alliance, this event is for anyone interested in healthcare access for the underserved. Learn more

11th Annual Latino Health Forum
October 20 in Seattle, WA
Sea Mar Community Health Centers presents this one-day event. Striving for "La Vida Buena y Sana," Innovative Approaches for Latino Health Equity. Learn more


View the latest funding opportunities, as well as other educational resources and information, on our website.

NWRPCA Career Center

Post available jobs at your health center or view current openings at NW health centers.

Most recent openings:

Alaska: Lead Mammographer at Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center in Anchorage

Idaho: Care Coordinator at Valley Family Health Care in Payette

Oregon: Executive Director at Columbia River Community Health Services in Boardman

Washington: Chief Financial Officer at Peninsula Community Health Services in Bremerton

Educational Opportunities

Attend one of our in-person workshops or online webinars. Previously recorded events are also available.

Region X Highlights

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Read news highlights about Region X health centers.

Recent articles:

Alaska: Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center has eliminated a waiting list of new patients and has hired a dozen new medical staff in the past year.

Idaho: Heritage Health is inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame for its achievement in community health.

Oregon: Evaristo Romero, former migrant farmworker, now teaches migrant workers about healthy eating with One Community Health.

Washington: Public Health-Seattle & King County has a new mobile medical clinic, the second in Seattle.


Thank you to our Annual Sponsors




Nonstop Wellness




HomeStreet Bank




Community Health Plan of Washington


Cardinal Health


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Northwest Pulse is the newsletter of Northwest Regional Primary Care Association. Each issue features a variety of information about community health, member news and spotlights, and important funding and workforce listings.


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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 U58CS06846, "S/RPCAs," total award $950K, with 65% of program funded by nongovernmental sources. 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.


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