MAHC Courses

Managing Ambulatory Health Care Series: Training Courses for Clinical Leaders in Community Health Centers

NACHC partners with state and regional primary care associations (S/RPCAs) to offer community health centers the Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) training courses. The courses, presented in four levels are developed and taught by Harvard faculty. Although participants are encouraged to attend each training course in order as each level builds upon the other accordingly it is appropriate for any Clinical Leader, especially those with some experience in the leadership role and/or prior management training.
*To ensure a group size conducive to fostering meaningful connections and full participation, all MAHC course sizes are limited to 50 participants. Reserve your place – apply for a course today!
What is the course method of instruction?
MAHC courses are facilitated by experts who employ the Harvard case method of instruction. This method of instruction uses practical application of the concepts presented and engages a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, issues, and challenges between participants and faculty. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and tap the collective experience of clinicians from across the country dealing with exactly the same challenges as you.
Who should attend?
These intensive four-day programs were designed specifically for health center clinicians (physicians, dentists, behavioral health specialists, etc.) who have undertaken significant managerial responsibilities, yet are unable to take time away from the organization to complete a degree program in public health or health administration. (Note MAHC3 & 4 require a 2-person team to attend.)
Course Descriptions
Choose from the list of upcoming courses below to find the course for you!

Managing Ambulatory Health Care I: An Introductory Course for Clinicians in Health Centers (MAHC1):

MAHC1 is the first in a series of four MAHC training courses offered by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
Go beyond the basics of being a new Clinical Director in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This course focuses on skills that are essential in the community health center environment. You will learn specific management skills that are essential in the health center environment:
  • Financial Management
  • The enhanced role of the medical director (Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, etc.)
  • Clinical operations
  • Productivity Management
  • Performance Compensation
Upcoming MAHC1 Courses
2017 MAHC1 – Baltimore
October 2 – 5| Baltimore, Maryland
Early bird registration cutoff: September 8, 2017
Co-sponsored by National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC),
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View the 2017 MAHC1 – Baltimore training brochure.

2018 MAHC1 – New Orleans
January 8 – 11
| New Orleans, Louisiana
Early bird registration cutoff: December 25, 2017
Co-sponsored by  Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
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View the MAHC1 – New Orleans training brochure.

Managing Ambulatory Health Care II: Advanced Course for Clinical Leaders in Health Centers (MAHC2)

Designed for Clinical Leaders who have previous leadership training or job experience. Topics will include:
  • Strengthening your own leadership role and skills in your organization and community
  • Enhancing your relationships within the administrative side of your organization, including the CEO
  • Using new technology to advance quality improvement methods and results
Upcoming MAHC2 Courses

Now open for registration! Managing Ambulatory Health Care III: Enhancing collaborative management in Community Health Centers (MAHC3)

Designed for two-member teams (a Clinician and an Operations staff who work together at the same health center), this on-site course offers tools for practical application and ongoing process improvement. Topics will include:
  • Collaborative Management
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Performance Compensation
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Upcoming MAHC3 Courses

Managing Ambulatory Health Care IV: Enhancing collaborative leadership in community health centers; developing clinical-leadership teams (MAHC4)

Description: Designed for health center leadership teams, most commonly the CMO and CEO, this course focuses on collaborative and strategic leadership including such topics as:
  • Models for collaborative leadership
  • Financial analysis and management
  • Organizational success in an integrated ACO environment and more!
Upcoming MAHC4 Courses