2022 Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO 

Conference: August 28-30
340B Day: August 30
Committee Meetings: August 26-27
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL

Keynote Speakers Announced!

NACHC is excited to announce that Jane Pauley will give the opening keynote, Kelly Leonard will give the Monday keynote, and Harriet Washington will give the closing keynote. The Federal Update will be presented during the closing general session.

Opening Keynote
Sunday, August 28 @ 3:00pm CT

Jane Pauley, Host, “CBS Sunday Morning,” Emmy Award Winning Broadcast Journalist, Advocate for Living Large at 50+ and Mental Health, Bestselling Author

A familiar face on morning, daytime, and primetime television, and one of broadcasting’s most respected journalists, Jane Pauley is host of CBS Sunday Morning. Pauley began her network career as co-host of TODAY for thirteen years, anchored Dateline NBC for more than a decade, and hosted her own daytime program, The Jane Pauley Show.

Pauley is the recipient of multiple Emmys, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding achievement. Pauley is a member of the Broadcast and Cable Hall of Fame.

Pauley has written two New York Times bestsellers. A memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue (2004) and Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life (2014).

A longtime advocate in children’s health and education, Pauley is a member of the Board of Directors of Children’s Health Fund, The Mind Trust, and is a highly regarded spokesperson in mental health. She and her husband, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, are the parents of three grown children.

Monday Keynote
Monday, August 29 @ 10:30am CT

Kelly Leonard, Executive Director, Learning and Applied Improvisation, Second City Works

Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And,” was published to critical acclaim by HarperCollins. Kelly has spoken at Aspen Ideas Festival, Microsoft, Twitter, TEDxBroadway, and has guest lectured at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He hosts the podcast “Getting to Yes, And” for WGN radio. For over twenty years, he oversaw Second City’s live theatrical divisions working with such talent as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Keegan Michael Key, and others. He and his wife Anne Libera were awarded the Creative Voice Award in 2019 by Arts Alliance Illinois.

Closing Keynote

Tuesday, August 30 @ 10:30am CT

Harriet A. Washington is a science writer, editor, and ethicist who is the author of Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medical Research (2021, Columbia Global Reports); and A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind. She has been Writing Fellow in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, the 2015-2016 Miriam Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada’s Black Mountain Institute, a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, Visiting Fellow at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. She has also held fellowships at Stanford University, and teaches bioethics at Columbia University, where she delivered the 2020 commencement speech to Columbia’s School of Public Health graduates, and won the 2020 Mailman School Of Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Award, as well as the 2020-21Kenneth and Mamie Clark Distinguished Lecture Award.

The NACHC Com­mu­nity Health Insti­tute (CHI) and EXPO is the largest annual gath­er­ing of health cen­ter clin­i­cians, exec­u­tives, con­sumer board mem­bers, along with State/Regional Pri­mary Care Asso­ci­a­tions and Health Cen­ter Con­trolled Net­works. The con­fer­ence (August 28-30) is sched­uled to kick off in Chicago, IL, at a time when health cen­ters are charting a new course in a rapidly changing health environment and being called upon to assume a larger role in the nation’s health care system. Health centers now confront a time when change must be viewed within the context of opportunity. They must find new ways to deliver care more effectively and efficiently. The pathway to sustainability and competition calls for training in new disciplines, collaboration, workforce development, technology and pursuing innovative models of care that target both the social determinants of health and address the emerging public health issues and challenges of our day.

2022 CHI & EXPO Conference Program & Addendum

At the NACHC CHI health centers can take advantage of multiple opportunities to gain perspectives from thought and industry leaders, hear about cutting edge ideas and partnerships to improve financial sustainability, net­work, share ideas and best prac­tices to stay vibrant and viable in the health ­care mar­ket­place.

Plan Ahead! On Sunday, August 28, Chicago will be hosting the Chicago Triathlon in areas surrounding the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Travel throughout the city will be impacted. Plan for delays as streets are closed and opened on a rolling basis from early morning to early afternoon. More information on the route of the Triathlon can be found here

Housing for the 2022 CHI is now OPEN! Click here to reserve your room. 

Access the preliminary conference schedule, the Education Sessions-At-A-Glance, and the session descriptions here

Questions? Email conferences@nachc.com or call 301-347-0400.

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2022 Board Member Boot Camp (BMBC)*
Saturday, August 27 | Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL 
Hybrid Event (In-person and Virtual Participation Options)
*a part of NACHC’s 2022 Community Health Institute & Expo (CHI) special programming  

NACHC’s Board Member Boot Camp provides a review of board roles and responsibilities. The workshop also offers an overview of quality and financial oversight responsibilities as well as an introduction to advocacy for board members. 
Participants will also gain an understanding of where to access additional resources about health center board roles.
Registration is now OPEN! Click here for more details and to register. 

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