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Join us at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved’s 2022 Conference, “Resilience & Transformation in Care,” on July 31-August 2! Taking place in Washington, D.C. and virtually, this hybrid symposium will unite hundreds of clinicians, public health and industry leaders, advocates, and administrators from across the U.S. as we explore strategies to support the healthcare workforce and bridge gaps for a more equitable, just, diverse, and inclusive post-pandemic healthcare system.

Our symposium will offer CME-accredited trainings of interest to clinicians, administrators, and advocates alike in three tracks—Supporting a Thriving Workforce, Healthcare Delivery Reimagined, and Emerging Issues for the Care of the Underserved—as well as exciting general sessions, keynotes, poster presentations, networking opportunities, and more.

Join Us in D.C. or Online at Our 2022 Conference

Stay tuned for our full agenda and information on our NHSC 50th Anniversary Gala, and sign up by June 17 for Early Bird rates! ACU Members and students enjoy significant discounts.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kameron Leigh Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP, Chief Health Officer, Cityblock Health, and Founder and Director of Tour for Diversity in Medicine Conference Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kameron Leigh Matthews, MD, JD, FAAFP

Co-Founder and Director of Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D), Dr. Matthews is a family physician, executive, advocate, and mentor, Dr. Matthews has devoted her career to under-resourced and marginalized communities, and under her leadership, T4D has hosted more than 3,500 diverse high-school and college students on 43 academic campuses across 27 states and the District of Columbia in interactive premedical enrichment activities and seminars since 2012. She has also held multiple leadership roles in FQHCs, correctional medicine, and the Veterans Health Administration, in addition to her current role as Chief Health Officer at Cityblock Health.

Dr. Luis Padilla

Dr. Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Luis Padilla is the associate administrator of the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration and Director of the National Health Service Corps. Padilla administers over 40 workforce programs with a budget of more than $1.6 billion with the goal of improving access to quality healthcare by developing, distributing, and retaining a diverse and culturally competent health workforce. His efforts support the health center workforce across the entire education and training to service continuum.

Keynote Speaker James Macrae, MA, MPP

James Macrae, MA, MPP

Jim Macrae is the associate administrator for the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Macrae guides BPHC in its support of nearly 1,400 health centers operating approximately 13,000 service delivery sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, and the Pacific Basin.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Pre-Conference Workshop: Workforce Resilience and Transformation: Getting Started in Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

This year’s pre-conference workshop will focus on strategies to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within healthcare organizations. Healthcare leaders will share their JEDI efforts and describe the impact these have had for their workforce and patient population. A hands-on workshop component will allow participants to work through important steps and strategies to embed JEDI into their organizational operations and culture. A more detailed workshop description and speaker information is forthcoming.

National Health Service Corps 50th Anniversary Gala

National Health Service Corps 50th Anniversary Gala

Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved in a singular celebration of the National Health Service Corps at our NHSC 50th Anniversary Gala on August 1! From 7-10 p.m. ET, this black-tie optional event will honor the NHSC’s 50-year history of connecting clinicians with underserved communities with festivities, films, and speeches from public health luminaries. Eric Redman—an author, businessman, and former Congressional staffer whose instrumental role in helping to establish the NHSC is captured in his nonfiction book The Dance of Legislation—will give a keynote speech, and attendees will also view a commemorative film sharing firsthand reminiscences from Corps alumni and ambassadors from the Bureau of Health Workforce. Purchase your Gala ticket now or bundle it with your 2022 ACU Annual Conference registration to cap off your first day of the symposium with a unique celebration of the past, present, and future of this vital program to improve health equity for patients who are underserved. Gala registration is now open!

If you are interested in Gala sponsorship, please contact Amanda Pears Kelly.

Have Questions About the Annual Conference?

Please contact Luke Ertle, Program Director, with any questions regarding the Conference, or view our Conference Archives.