2022 Annual Conference

2022 Annual Conference

October 5-7 | Manhattan, KS

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The 2022 Community Care Network of Kansas Annual Conference is set to be an exciting gathering with members, partners, friends, and colleagues reconnecting in-person for the first time in over 2 years! Record turnout is expected, and the lineup of sessions, speakers, and activities will make this year’s conference an event to be remembered.

THE 2022 ANNUAL CONFERENCE THEME

Power of the Past,
FORCE OF THE FUTURE​

This year’s theme — Power of the Past, Force of the Future — reflects the longtime commitment and growth of community clinics in providing high-quality, integrated health care across the state of Kansas, and to the future of further expanding access to care as a provider of choice. The network of community clinics is a force in tackling today’s toughest challenges in community health care head on, by specializing in reducing barriers to care and offering integrated care, particularly for people living in poverty or areas where access to health care services is limited.

This year’s annual conference keynote and general sessions will fall under our theme of Power of the Past, Force of the Future, with an umbrella approach to health equity. Invited speakers will focus their sessions on themes of:

  • Post-pandemic Resiliency
  • Special Populations
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
  • Workforce Development
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • …and much more!

Attendees are encouraged to use the #2022PowerfulForce hashtag when posting on social media to show their support of this year’s theme and connect with other attendees online.

SEE THE FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Conference Agenda

This year’s conference is packed full of amazing speakers, helpful resources, important updates, and fun gatherings. The Board of Directors Meeting is Tuesday, October 4, from 5 PM – 8 PM. All Pre-Conference & Conference sessions are listed below.

For full details on General Sessions and Breakout Sessions, please refer to your conference brochure.

Check out the Interactive Conference Brochure Flipbook below for more details. Be sure to click the “Fullscreen” icon to view fullscreen. Prefer a downloadable PDF? Click HERE.

MEET THE 2022 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keynote speakers

LATHRAN JOHNSON WOODARD, BS

Thursday General Session

The Legacy and Future of Health Centers & Community

Lathran Johnson Woodard is the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association (SCPHCA) CEO and has been with the organization for more than 30 years. As CEO, Ms. Woodard works to ensure that federally funded community health centers are strengthened and have the capacity for growth. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the South Carolina Agricultural Worker Health Program and the SC Health Center Controlled Network, both funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care along with forecasting and planning the future direction of the SCPHCA.

She was also privileged to complete the Third Sector New England’s “Courage in Leading” Program in 2016. Ms. Woodard is a much sought-after trainer in the areas of non-profit board development, addressing [implicit] biases in health care, improving the patient experience, team building, and “The Triune Man: Inter-Relationship of the Physical, Mental and Spirit Health.” Her presentation “Health Care Practices and Beliefs in My Neighborhood” received such great reviews at a national health care association conference that she was asked to present the same session again the following year.

Ms. Woodard holds a degree in business administration from Southern Wesleyan University. She is a member of several state and national organizations, including the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), the National Association of Female Executives, the National Rural Health Association, and the American Society of Association Executives. Currently, she is serving as chair of the board of
directors for NACHC.

Julie Bawa has over 20 years of experience in improving access to quality health care services and advocating health equity for underserved and vulnerable populations. She is currently a Deputy Director at the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Office of Health Center Program Monitoring / Technical Assistance and Assessments Functional Area. She joined HRSA in 2010 and has supported health centers with a wide range of programmatic and technical support.

Prior to joining HRSA, Ms. Bawa served as a Director of the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI), a program that she developed and implemented from its root, as part of the Office of Minority Health at the Montgomery County Health Department in Rockville, Maryland. Her work at AAHI included strategic and operational development and implementation of innovative culturally/linguistically appropriate health programs, with a focus on the improvement of health outcomes for the underserved diverse Asian American subpopulations.

Julie Bawa, MPH

Thursday General Session

The Legacy and Future of Health Centers & Community

Throughout her public health career, she has co-authored several nationally recognized publications and has fostered multisector
partnerships in leading community needs assessment and data improvement projects at the county, state, and national levels. Ms. Bawa has served on a hospital board and numerous advisory committees as a subject matter expert on a wide range of topics including community health education and engagement, cross-sector partnership development, and the advancement of health equity. An immigrant originally from Myanmar (Burma), Julie comes from diverse background and is fluent in multiple languages. Julie received her B.S. in Health
Administration and an M.P.H in Community Health from Northern Illinois University.

Jamie Utt-Schumacher, MA

Thursday General Session

The Time is Now: Building Critical Mass Toward Health Equity

Born and raised in Western Colorado, Jamie Utt Schumacher has had a commitment to truth-seeking and justice from an early age. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Global Studies from Earlham College where he dedicated his studies to conflict resolution and Middle Eastern Peace Studies.

Education, though, has always been his passion. After Earlham, Jamie taught social studies on Chicago’s west side. Now Jamie is pursuing his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Arizona where he studies the intersections of race and schooling.

Jamie’s consulting and training offer educators and students tools for transforming educational environments to realize equity and justice in our school communities.

Since 2004, Jamie has worked as a consultant, educator, and trainer across the United States to build safer, more inclusive, and more justice-centered communities. One of the most dynamic new voices for change and inclusion today, his workshops and presentations have empowered thousands to take personal accountability for making this world a better place.

As the Founder and Director of Education at CivilSchools: Building Bullying-Free Culture, Jamie has designed a comprehensive, research-based program for actually preventing and responding to bullying and for creating truly inclusive environments in 6-12 schools. CivilSchools is currently being implemented in schools all around the United States to empower every member of school communities with
the tools necessary to build a positive school culture where bullying no longer takes place.

Mollie is Executive Director of The Family Van and Mobile Health Map and Lecturer of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

The Family Van is a mobile clinic that provides preventive health care and education in underserved Boston neighborhoods. She also leads the organization’s efforts to strengthen the mobile health sector nationally through the website mobilehealthmap.org.

Previously, Mollie was a Senior Director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she led a special initiative to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care in the southern United States.

Mollie uses her extensive experience in public health leadership, community engagement, organizational development, and fundraising to increase access to care in Boston through her work with The Family Van and to strengthen the mobile health care sector across the United States through Mobile Health Map.

Mollie holds an MPH from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a DrPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mollie Williams, MPH, DrPH

Thursday General Session

Health Care on Wheels: Mobile Clinics Advancing Health Equity

Robert Kraft, MD

Friday General Session

Supporting Residency Programs: Keeping Kansas Healthcare Residents and New Professionals in Kansas

Dr. Bob Kraft currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (2019) and Chief Medical Officer (2018) at Salina Family Healthcare Center.

He has also been teaching faculty at Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program since 2004. Smoky Hill and Salina Family have co-existed and grown together since 2004.

Dr. Kraft’s primary career interests have centered on outpatient primary care education and healthcare systems improvement.

He has guided two EHR launches, oversaw a practice transformation into a PCMH, and enhanced primary care/public health connections in Salina.

His primary educational pursuit is to build and teach the best outpatient clinical experiences possible.

Dr. Dubé is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant having graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1997. Upon graduation, David worked providing emergency medical care in rural Oklahoma and later, in the field of Neurology, providing care to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. During this time, he obtained a Master of Science degree in the field of Kinesiology, conducted balance and gait research, and participated in multiple clinical trials involving new therapies for the treatment of MS.

Dr. Dubé worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a Medical Science Liaison where he assisted in the development of clinical trials, as well as MS patient management to providers in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. During this time Dr. Dubé presented data nationally and internationally and is a published author in the fields of MS and community-based healthcare.

Prior to joining K-State, Dr. Dubé worked at the University of New England in Portland, Maine where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor and Clinical Coordinator.

David Dubé, DHSc, MSc, PA-C

Friday General Session

Supporting Residency Programs: Keeping Kansas Healthcare Residents and New Professionals in Kansas

Anthony Blanco

Closing Keynote Speaker

Burnout and Resiliency

Anthony has been coaching people and professional services for more than 22 years. He finds personal satisfaction in helping business owners, leaders, and teams find their significance, freedom, and create an impact. His passion is engaging people in their vision for their life and business and helping them pursue that vision.

Anthony helps business owners and leadership teams dream big and set achievable goals, while equipping them with tools to accomplish those goals.  He is a lifelong learner who loves to teach. He is a triathlete, and was awarded Global Coach of the Year twice in the past four years out of 1000+ coaches in 76 countries.

Personally, Anthony and his wife, Evie, own a business in Topeka KS called SoulFire Nutrition where they serve the community with a healthy alternative to fast foods offering healthy smoothies and nutrition coaching. Anthony has 3 kids, Aidan, 18; Emme, 15; and Madi, 15…YES TWIN GIRLS!

PRECONFERENCE SESSION

The Power of Cognitive Rewiring: Creating Long-Lasting Behavioral Change, Resiliency and Mental Well-Being.

Katie Levisay, PhD

GENERAL SESSION

KDHE/KDADS/Medicaid Office Panel Update

Secretary Janet Stanek, MBA; Secretary Laura Howard; Medicaid Director of Operations Christiane Swartz

Location & Accommodations

Conference Location

The annual conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center in Manhattan Kansas, October 5-7. The hotel and connected conference center are located directly in downtown Manhattan with restaurants and activities all within walking distance. The conference will feature keynote presenters in the main hall, exhibitor booths, breakout rooms, amenities, entertainment, and lots of opportunities to connect and network.

Conference Location & Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn
410 S 3rd Street
Manhattan, KS 66502

Conference room rates at the Hilton Garden Inn of $113/night + tax is available for booking until 9/9/2022 by calling 785-532-9116.

UPDATE: As of 9/6/2022, the Hilton Garden’s block of rooms for the conference is completely filled. Please book rooms at the Fairfield by Marriot by 9/16/2022 to receive the conference discounted room rate.

Overflow Hotel

Fairfield by Marriot
300 Colorado St.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Conference room rates at the Fairfield by Marriot of $113/night + tax is available for booking until 9/16/2022 by visiting this link.

Register To Attend The Conference

Conference Rates

Register yourself or your team today to secure your spot at the Annual Community Care Conference. All conference rates are listed below. If you have questions, please contact Kari Parker at kparker@communitycareks.org.

Special Thanks To This Year's Sponsors

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Forvis Logo in red
Health Forward Foundation Logo

Silver Sponsors

CKF Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsor & Exhibitor Information

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor Today!

The Annual Community Care Network of Kansas Conference offers a range of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities to increase the visibility of your brand and network with the leaders of health care in Kansas. Our partnerships allow us to deliver the highest quality conference for our network of members, partners, and friends.

Community Care Network of Kansas recognizes the importance of connecting key industry leaders and representatives who can share program, product and service information with our members from across the state of Kansas. It is an opportunity to connect and share platforms that support the comprehensive care that is occurring across the state.  

Healthcare professionals from around Kansas will attend the conference to learn, interact, network and address today’s toughest challenges in community health care. You will have the opportunity to share your message and products with all corners of the Kansas market.

Sponsor Benefits & Details

Your sponsorship provides important support for Community Care’s Annual Conference and ultimately helps strengthen the network. With your sponsorship, we can collectively demonstrate the power that comes from combining resources to offer a dynamic lineup of keynote and general session speakers.

All Sponsors Will Receive:

  • Logo on Community Care website event page (if committed by August 31)
  • Sponsor recognition in the conference registration brochure (if committed by June 1)
  • Sponsor ad in conference program (if committed by July 31)
  • Recognition on event signage at conference
  • Networking Happy Hour from 6-8 PM on October 6 with complimentary admission according to sponsorship levels:
    • Platinum 3 individuals
    • Diamond 2 individuals
    • Gold 1 individual
 PlatinumDiamondGoldSilver Bronze

Pre-Conference

 $10,000 $7,500 $5,000  $2,500  $1,250
Brand logo on the conference webpage (if committed by August 31)XXXXX

Social Media

     
Mentions on Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) before and during the conferenceXXXXX

Conference Benefits

     
Complimentary conference registrations according to sponsor level321  
Complimentary exhibit boothXXX  
Ad in Conference ProgramFull page3/4 pageHalf pageQuarter page1/8th  page
Verbal recognition during conference kickoff and closingXX   
Verbal recognition during conference and closingXXXXX
Sponsor of Exhibitor Reception (Oct. 5)XX   
Sponsor of Networking Happy Hour (Oct. 6)XX   
Sponsor of a general sessionXXX  
Sponsor of a breakout session  XX 
Sponsor a break  XX 
Recognition on event signageXXXXX
Inclusion of 1-page flyer in the welcome gift bag given at registrationXXXXX
Inclusion of 1 promotional item in the welcome gift bag at registrationXXX  

Post Conference Benefits

     
Thank you social media postXXXXX

For more details, download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Guide.

Exhibitor Benefits & Details

Becoming an exhibitor is a great way to interact with conference attendees directly to share your services and offerings. All exhibitor booths are highly visible and designed to create the highest opportunities for engagement and impact. As well, exhibitors have the opportunity to connect with attendees through exhibitor-focused events like the Exhibitor Reception, Networking Happy Hour, and attendee incentives for visiting exhibitor booths.

All Exhibitors Will Receive:

  • One six-foot clothed and skirted table
  • Copy of conference registrants emailed September 23 for Exhibitors who have registered before September 1
  • Exhibitor reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on October 5 complimentary for up to 2 representatives
  • Networking Happy Hour from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 6 complimentary for up to 2 representatives
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch and breaks for up to 2 registered exhibitors

COST

  • Non-Profit Organizations $500
  • For-Profit Organizations $650
  • Electricity $50

For more details, download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus Guide.

About Community Care Network of Kansas

Community Care Network of Kansas is comprised of community care clinics with a common goal of providing high-quality health care that is accessible to all Kansans. Since 1989, our membership has collaborated to help educate lawmakers on healthcare and health policy issues, advocated for funding, and promoted the availability of services statewide. As the federally designated Primary Care Association (PCA) for Kansas, we represent 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) or Look-Alikes, as well as 15 primary medical and dental clinics. Our member clinics have grown into a strong network of health care providers across the state. They are more than just a “safety net” for the underserved – they are providers of choice. They are community clinics.

Counties highlighted yellow indicate counties in Kansas where Community Care member Federally Qualified Health Centers, Look-A-Likes, and community clinics are located.

2022 Annual Conference

October 5-7, 2022

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Questions? Please contact Kari Parker, Resource and Training Specialist, at kparker@communitycareks.org or 785-861-7854.

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Thursday Morning General Session

The Legacy and Future of Health Centers & Community

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

8:15 AM — 10:00 AM (Thursday, October 6)

Big Basin

Lathran Woodard, BS and Julie Bawa, MPH

This session will start with a reflection on the Power of the Past, beginning with the Health Center movement, which began more than 50 years ago with President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiatives. The session will then transition to reflect on how Community Health Centers and Clinics are a Force of the Future. Community Health Centers are a primary medical home for over 30 million people in more than 13,000 rural and urban communities across the country, and with Community Clinics, they are positioned to be a provider of choice. So looking ahead, how do we harness scarce resources and combine them with innovation, sound management, high-quality care, and mission-driven teams to lead the future of healthcare in Kansas.

Sponsored by

Thursday Afternoon General Session 1

The Time is Now: Building Critical Mass Toward Health Equity

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

12:30 PM — 2:00 PM (Thursday, October 6)

Big Basin

Jamie Utt-Schumacher, MA

Virtually all who work within the network of health centers and clinics has phenomenal intentions to serve people of all identities with high standards of care and with integrity. Despite our best intentions, though, the impacts we have on marginalized patients don’t always align to our intentions. This session will offer insights and tools for reconsidering the weight of intention versus impact and will help attendees begin to imagine what it would take to create a movement for more equitable care in Kansas and beyond.

Sponsored by

Thursday Afternoon General Session 2

Health Care on Wheels: Mobile Clinics Advancing Health Equity

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

4:00 PM — 5:30 PM (Thursday, October 6)

Big Basin

Mollie Williams, MPH, DrPH

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked innovative models of health care delivery, including new and expanded use of mobile clinics. Mobile clinics address the complex health and social needs of patients by literally meeting patients where they are. Dr. Williams will describe the important role mobile clinics play in our efforts to advance health equity. She will share a conceptual framework that describes how mobile clinics can bolster business objectives of health care organizations including those related to organizational culture, workforce capacity, health equity and community partnerships. After the presentation, you can tour mobile clinics that members are currently using in their communities.

Sponsored by

Friday Morning General Session 2

Supporting Residency Programs: Keeping Kansas Healthcare Residents and New Professionals in Kansas

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

11:00 AM — 12:15 PM (Friday, October 7)

Big Basin

Robert Kraft, MD and David Dubé, DHSc, MSc, PA-C

This session features two types of residency programs in Kansas. You will learn how the programs can be an asset to your community clinic by exposing residents to the mission and culture of community health centers and clinics, providing them with mentors, a potential professional home, and a reason to remain in Kansas and within the Community Care Network upon completion of their residency programs.

Sponsored by

Friday Afternoon Closing Session

Burnout and Resiliency

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

12:45 PM — 2:30 PM (Friday, October 7)

Big Basin

Anthony Blanco

Anthony’s high-energy presentation will help put out the flames of burnout with resiliency methods. With 23 years of high-level national coaching experience, Anthony will teach proven, foundational steps that cultivate renewed energy and transformational resilience to address burnout and performance fatigue. Not only is Anthony an educator and mentor to business owners, CEO’s, executive professionals, and motivated individuals, but he is a practitioner of his own teachings remaining resilient and not just avoiding burnout but leaning forward with empowered energy and focus.

Sponsored by

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Wednesday Pre-Conference Session

The Power of Cognitive Rewiring: Creating Long-Lasting Behavioral Change, Resiliency and Mental Well-Being

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

12:30 PM — 2:30 PM (Wednesday, October 5)

Big Basin

Katie Levisay, PhD

Intentional neuroplasticity refers to the ability we have to rewire our brains to create positive and lasting changes in our lives. By understanding the direct emotional and behavioral impact of our thoughts, as well as the developmental and evolutionary origins, we can learn a powerful and straightforward process to identify, challenge and ultimately reframe how we think about ourselves, others, and the world. It is through repetition of this = cognitive reframing process that neural rewiring and reorganization eventually occur, allowing us to experience the world more optimally. Sustaining peak levels of productivity, connection, resiliency, and general well-being in our daily lives.

Sponsored by

Friday Morning General Session 1

KDHE/KDADs/Medicaid Office Panel Update

TIME

ROOM

SPEAKERS

8:00 AM — 9:15 AM (Friday, October 7)

Big Basin

KDHE Secretary Janet Stanek, MBA; KDADS Secretary Laura Howard; and KDHE Director of Operations Christiane Swartz

Always a popular conference session, hear the state’s priorities for improving equitable access to high-quality health care for all Kansans, and discover how they can align with the priorities of the network of clinics taking care of Kansans.

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