ACU Excited to Welcome Jim Macrae, BPHC’s Associate Administrator, as a Keynote Speaker at the 2021 ACU Annual Conference
The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is honored to welcome James (Jim) Macrae, MA, MPP, Associate Administrator of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, as the second keynote speaker at our virtual 2021 Conference, “Mission: Health Equity,” on Nov. 1-2. Macrae is a nationally recognized public health leader and administrator, and he will headline our symposium exploring the need to work together to eliminate health disparities and address systemic practices contributing to poor health in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, LGBTQIA, and other underserved minority and intersectional groups.
As head of BPHC, Macrae manages a $5.6 billion budget supporting nearly 1,400 health centers which operate approximately 13,000 service delivery sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. Serving nearly 30 million people nationwide, these centers provide comprehensive and patient-centric care, coordinating a wide range of medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder, vision, and patient support services. From 2015-2017, he also served as Acting Administrator for HRSA, overseeing more than 90 programs providing health services to millions of individuals in medically underserved communities.
Macrae’s presentation will be but one highlight in our virtual, CME-accredited ACU Conference offering crucial trainings for clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike. Featuring three unique tracks—Workforce, Policy, and Practice—as well as exciting general sessions and keynotes, the event will offer more than 20 educational workshops, keynote addresses, and more.
Browse our conference agenda and sign up now! Register by October 8th to receive our Early Bird rate; ACU Members enjoy a significant discount.