Committees

The committee application process is now closed. Please contact Susan Hansen if you are interested in applying for a NACHC committee.

NOTE:  New this year, all Committees meet at the START of both the Annual Meeting/CHI and the P&I. 

Applying for Committee Appointment

NACHC solicits committee applications by e-mail, through the NACHC website, and at the Annual Meeting in odd-numbered years. NACHC’s committees assist the Board by identifying priorities, conducting detailed deliberation, and making recommendations for assigned areas. NACHC’s Chair of the Board makes all committee appointments.  Appointment notices are mailed in early December. Committee appointments begin January 1, for a two-year term. NACHC’s Committees meet in conjunction with two major conferences: The Policy and Issues Forum [P&I] (usually in March), and the Annual Meeting and Community Health Institute [CHI] (in August or September), and participate in conference call meetings when scheduled. NEW THIS YEAR: all Committees meet at the start of both the Annual Meeting/CHI and the P&I. Non-participation can affect reappointment to committees, subcommittees, and task forces in the future.  ALL current committee members must reapply each term. 

To be eligible for committee appointment, you must be:

  • a staff or board member of a primary care program that is a NACHC Organizational Member in good standing, staff of a Community Health Center-directed network that is a NACHC Associate Member in good standing, or staff of a NACHC-affiliated primary care association, AND
  • a NACHC Individual Member in good standing, AND
  • able to represent your region at committee meetings and, when necessary, via e-mail, fax, or telephone during the year

Please select up to three requested committee appointments.  In order to meet your committee responsibilities and avoid scheduling conflicts, please do not select more than one committee in a particular time block.  While we make every effort to honor requests, all choices may not be accommodated.

2020-2021 NACHC Committees

NEW THIS YEAR: All Committees meet at the START of both the Annual Meeting/CHI and the P&I.

Bylaws Committee
The Bylaws Committee periodically reviews the Association’s bylaws.  The Chair of the Board refers bylaws issues to the Committee for review and recommendation back to the Board.  [Meets only when the Committee has issues for review/recommendation

Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee reviews and comments on policies related to clinical components of community health care practice, including clinical research and epidemiology; quality assurance; patient care and medical management; teaching health centers, and other such issues relating to clinical practice.  Members also communicate relevant committee activities to their respective organizations including clinical networks.

Committee on Agricultural Worker Health
The Committee on Agricultural Worker Health considers issues relative to health care for agricultural workers and other seasonal industries, i.e. forestry, fisheries, farming, ranching, etc., and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committees in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee.

Committee on Health Center Excellence and Training
The Committee on Health Center Excellence and Training identifies priorities for education, training, and technical assistance for NACHC constituencies.

Committee on Service Integration for Behavioral Health and HIV
The Committee on Service Integration for Behavioral Health and HIV encourages and facilitates primary HIV and substance abuse care in CHCs, tracks funding and develops partnerships with SAMHSA, CDC, the HIV/AIDS bureau; and serves in an advisory capacity to all NACHC committees.

Consumer/Board Member Committee
The Consumer/Board Member Committee provides a forum for information exchange on consumer board member issues and makes recommendations to the NACHC Board regarding issues affecting health center governance.

Credentials Committee
The Credentials Committee certifies all organizational mem­bers in good standing to cast votes during the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, or any special meeting thereof, and certifies the person or persons serving as representatives of organizational members.  Members interact directly with potential delegates during the certification process.  Prior to the annual meeting, members agree to serve one or more voluntary shifts at the credentialing booth during the two-day process before the House of Delegates.  Credentialing involves identification of person/s, checking membership status, distributing delegate materials, and voting cards.

Finance Committee
The Finance Committee includes the Association Treasurer as Chairperson.  The Committee reviews the finances of the organization and makes appropriate financial reports to the Board; develops policies related to monies; develops the annual budget for the Association; reviews the Association’s annual audit, and makes pertinent recommendations to the Board of Directors.  In addition to meeting at the Policy and Issues Forum and the Annual Meeting, the Finance Committee meets (usually via conference call) to review and approve the annual Budget prior to the Summer Board Meeting.

Health Care for the Homeless Committee
The Health Care for the Homeless Committee considers issues relative to health care for homeless individuals and families and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committee in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee.  Members are expected to provide feedback to NACHC on services needed by HCH Programs.

Health Care in Public Housing Task Force
The Health Care in Public Housing Task Force considers issues and priorities of pressing concern related to health care services in Public Housing, making recommendations to the Chair of the Board.

Health Center Controlled Networks Task Force
The Health Center Controlled Networks Task Force addresses issues related to the growth and development of HCCNs.

Health Policy Committee
The Health Policy Committee reviews and comments on regulatory and implementation policies related to health care delivery including financing; health services and systems research; systems development; administrative and management-related issues; and other such issues as relate to policies affecting health care delivery.  Committee members are expected to be active spokespersons and to raise administrative policy issues of concern to centers.  They are expected to review and comment on key guidance and draft regulations between meetings.

Subcommittee on Healthy Aging
The Subcommittee on Healthy Aging focuses on issues relative to health care for the 55+ age group including health services, administrative and management-related issues, as well as reimbursement issues.  In addition to reporting to Health Policy, the subcommittee may make recommendations to the appropriate standing committee in their respective functional areas. Reports to Health Policy Committee.

Subcommittee on Health Center Financing and Operations
The Subcommittee on Health Center Financing and Operations reviews policies, regulations, and guidelines impacting the management of health center resources, and identifies and reviews health center financing issues. Reports to Health Policy Committee.

LGBTQ Health Task Force
The LGBTQ Health Task Force focuses on training health center leaders, ensuring LGBTQ cultural competency, and improving health outcomes for LGBTQ populations.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee recommends legislative policy and procedure to the Board of Directors.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee reviews policies and trends and makes recommendations to the NACHC Board of Directors on all matters related to the recruitment and retention of NACHC members.  Membership Committee members serve as lead membership representatives (i.e. Ambassadors) for their respective regions including welcoming new members at national meetings of the Association.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee includes one representative from each of the ten regions.  The Committee reviews all petitions of candidacy for office and verifies the petitions of qualified candidates.  The Committee Chair reports all qualified candidates to the House of Delegates and will recommend one candidate for each office, taking into consideration the nominee’s satisfaction of established criteria as well as the goal of achieving an appropriate demographic mix amongst the Officers.  In addition to meeting at the Policy and Issues Forum and the Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee may need to meet once during the summer to prepare the slate for the upcoming election.

Rules Committee
The Rules Committee reports to the Speaker of the House during the Annual Meeting, establishes and publishes all rules of procedure governing the House of Delegates, including voting procedures.  The Committee includes the Chairpersons of the Bylaws, Membership, and Credentials Committees, the Parliamentarian, the Vice Speaker of the House, and representatives from each region.

Rural Health Committee
The Rural Health Committee considers issues relative to health care for individuals and families in rural and frontier areas and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committees in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee.

 

NACHC Master Committee Schedule 
Committee Day One
(Saturday at P&I, Friday at CHI)
Committee Day Two
(Sunday at P&I, Saturday at CHI) 
Morning

Subcommittee on Elderly Issues
Subcommittee on Health Center Financing
Health Care for the Homeless Committee
Committee on Health Center Excellence/Training
LGBTQ Health Task Force
Nominating Committee
Rural Health Committee

Early Morning

Finance Committee
Clinical Practice Committee

EARLY AFTERNOON
Committee on Agricultural Worker Health
Bylaws Committee
Health Center Controlled Networks Task Force
Health Care in Public Housing Task Force
Membership Committee
Committee on Service Integration for Behavioral Health/HIV
MID-MORNING
Consumer/Board Member Committee
Legislative Committee
EARLY AFTERNOON
NACHC Staff Committee Report Final Prep
LATE AFTERNOON
Health Policy
3:00 PM: NACHC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOTE: The Credentials Committee meets Saturday morning at P&I and Thursday evening at CHI.

**NACHC makes every attempt to conform to this schedule but reserves the right to adjust the schedule to accommodate unforeseen conflicts.  Deviations from this schedule will be communicated with as much advance notice as possible. 

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