Welcome to CCASBC’s 5th Annual Symposium Resource Page. The theme of the Symposium was Transformational Community-Based Care for Vulnerable Populations. We thank everyone who contributed to the symposium in the way of presenting, sponsoring, exhibiting, and volunteering. We couldn’t have conducted such a great event without you all. Below you can find PDF versions of the presentations held at the event.

Session Resources

Session Title: Transforming the Management of Pain in Primary Care with Project ECHO

Presenter: Bennet Davis, MD

Session Description: Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care. Learn about how this novel telehealth solution is being used to support pain care in a primary care setting and how to leverage technology to improve pain outcomes and adherence to evidence-based care.


Session Title: Affordable Care Act (ACA): Opportunities and Challenges for Community Health Centers

Presenter: Herb K. Schultz, MPP

Session Description: Learn about the major provisions of the ACA and how they have impacted community health centers and the health landscape at-large. This session will explore challenges in implementing the ACA, opportunities that have been brought about since the enactment such as acquisitions/expansions, fund development, organizational development, as well as future initiatives related to community health centers.


Session Title: State of Oral Health: Policy Updates and Collaborative Opportunities

Presenters: Conrado Barzaga, MD & Jenny Kattlove, MSSA

Session Description: This session will provide an overview of state and local oral health policies and activities and provide audience members opportunities to engage in ways to improve the oral health of underserved populations in the Inland Empire.


Session Title: Addressing the Homeless Population Through Law Enforcement

Presenters: Aaron Halloway, Michael Jones & Reggie Pahia

Session Description: The Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement (H.O.P.E.) program aims to balance proactive outreach with enforcement of the law, while connecting members of the homeless population with resources that may help them transition from homelessness. This session will discuss the unique approach of addressing the homeless through law enforcement, which has become a trend across the US.


Session Title: Population Health/Social Determinants of Health

Presenter: Corey Shank

Session Description: During this session, participants will gain new insight on population health with best practices and strategies to make a difference in the health of the community. By expanding on skills and expertise CHC’s already have, participants will discover their potential to make a tremendous impact both for their organization and the people whom they care for.


Session Title: Afternoon Plenary

Panelists: Deborah Deas, MD, MPH; Chad Vercio, MD, FAAP; & Robert Suskind, MD

Session Description: This panel discussion will include leaders from local medical schools who will discuss the benefits of community-based training for future medical professionals, and expanding the use of community health center/clinics for medical student rotations.


Session Title: Payment Reform for FQHCs in California

Presenter: Andie Patterson, MPP

Session Description: California is moving forward with implementing SB 147 (Hernandez), the Alternative Payment Methodology pilot legislation. During this session, participants will learn the general framework of the model, why health centers developed and what they hope to achieve by participating, as well as where the Pilot is in implementation.


Session Title: Building and Enhancing a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Presenter: Patricia Talbot, RN, CNM, PCMH, CCE, PM

Session Description: Attendees will learn about the overall concepts and elements of patient-centered care delivery and steps towards transformation. Change management, PCMH sustainability and NCQA’s current and future recognition process will be discussed. Having coached over 40 practice sites to PCMH recognition, Patricia Talbot will share her experiences and best practices in becoming a PCMH and provider of choice.


Session Title: HIV/HCV Testing and Linkage to Care

Presenters: Rene Bennett, JD & Samuel Gonzalez, MS

Session Description: The CDC and USPSTF Guidelines have been updated to support standard of care HIV and HCV testing in Community Health Center settings. This session will address (1) the best practices in HIV and HCV testing and linkage to care for CHCs; (2) overcoming challenges, and (3) creating support and sustainability for screening and linkage to care.


Session Title: Afternoon Panel: State of the Region Local Partner Round Table

Panelists: Ron Boatman; Felix L. Nunez, MD, MPH; & Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH

Session Description: This panel discussion included leaders from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Molina Healthcare of California, Inland Empire Health Plan who will discuss opportunities for community engagement and partnerships.