November 21, 2017

2017 Annual Conference

Excellence in Team-Based Care for the Underserved The 2017 Annual Conference is focused on bringing clinical leaders of all types together to focus on improving team-based care for the underserved. The Conference will feature national leaders and top government officials for discussions on cultural competency, patient engagement, workforce recruitment and retention, health information technology and policy and advocacy. Working together, across the clinical disciplines, we can truly improve … [Read more...]

HIMSS17 Annual Conference & Exhibition

HIMSS17 Annual Conference & Exhibition February 19-23, 2017 Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL ACU is proud to be an official Endorser of HIMSS17. As such, our members receive the member discount to attend! To receive the discount, go to the conference website and select “Register Now”. Select ACU from the “Conference Endorsing Organizations” drop down in the registration process, and enter the code ENDACU17. The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February … [Read more...]

HIMSS16 Annual Conference

HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition February 29 – March 4, 2016 Sands Expo Convention Center | Las Vegas, NV ACU is an official Endorser of HIMSS16, and our members are eligible to receive the member discount to attend! To receive the discount, go to the conference website and select “Register Now”.  Select Association of Clinicians for the Underserved from the “Conference Endorsing Organizations” drop down in the registration process, and enter your membership number. HIMSS16 will … [Read more...]

2015 Conference – Call for Abstracts

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  Deadline: January 31, 2015 ACU is convening its 2015 Annual Conference and Workforce Forum: "Empowering Clinicians & Communities" from June 1-3, 2015, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, VA. ACU invites interested presenters to submit abstracts for workshops at this national conference. We are seeking presentations that clinicians will find useful in their daily work, and also looking to the future as the health care landscape continues to change. Topics … [Read more...]

Student Membership Offer!

APPLY FOR A FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP TODAY! ACU is working with a generous sponsor that is seeking to support a limited number of free memberships in ACU for Health Professionals in Training. Deadline for applications is November 15, so if you are a health professional in training and interested in joining ACU for free, please fill out the application here. … [Read more...]

Open Letter from HHS re: Ebola

Dr. Nicole Lurie, HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, has issued an open letter to all frontline health care providers.  The full letter can be accessed here. In short, providers need to:        Detect: Ask All Patients with Non-Specific Complaints About Recent Travel        Protect: Use Good Infection Control Practices        Respond: Have a Plan In addition, the CDC website has many important resources for clinicians to learn more about Ebola. … [Read more...]

Marc Overbeck Joins ACU Board

Mr. Marc Overbeck of Oregon was elected in August to serve as the new Primary Care Organization (PCO) representative on the ACU Board of Directors. Mr. Overbeck is the Chair of the PCO National Committee, a group representative of the 54 state and territorial Primary Care Offices in advocating the work and needs of PCOs with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and others. As Director of the Oregon Primary Care Office, Mr. Overbeck leads a team of people dedicated to promoting … [Read more...]

National Health Center Week 2014

In celebration of National Health Center Week, HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield posted a message recognizing the critical role health centers play in assuring more accessible, affordable, quality health care services to millions of people. See the full HRSA post here. … [Read more...]

Integrated Pharmacy Webinar

Understanding the Value of Integrating Pharmacy Services To Improve Health Outcomes and Patient Safety Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2PM-3PM ET Presenter: Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE, Director of Clinical Pharmacy at El Rio Health Center Host: The National Center for Health in Public Housing Summary:  Due to the vulnerable nature of the health center patient base, health professionals are interested in integrating more clinical and ancillary services into primary are. Health … [Read more...]

2014 Annual Conference – Pharmacy Track

ACU has partnered with Apexus to offer 340B University to the Pharmacy Track during its 2014 Annual Meeting and Health IT Forum.  340B University is a nationally-recognized education track that will focus on clinical pharmacy and integration in the clinic setting. "ACU offering 340B University at its annual meeting will be tremendously beneficial to all participants because it will create an opportunity for providers that work with the underserved to understand the value that 340B can bring to … [Read more...]