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Learn. Practice. Perform.

In partnership with federal, state, and local stakeholders, APHCA is committed to advancing operational and clinical best practices across health centers and related health organizations. Educational programs educate, motivate, and support expanded access capacity, organizational excellence, and high performance through easily accessible and affordable in-person and virtual training and development, technical assistance, and a variety of related programs and courses. APHCA continually assesses industry needs to ensure training and other technical support offerings are strategic, timely, and relevant to Alabama’s community health providers. Association membership is not required to engage in education, training, and technical support offerings.

Association membership is not required to engage in training and technical assistance offerings supported by Health Resources and Services Administration’s Cooperative Agreement Program. Additionally, Member rates are available to organizations covered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Cooperative Agreement Program. Contact APHCA for more information about eligibility status.

Training Programs

HRSA’s Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America seeks to leverage data and tools to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. HRSA has been clear that Community Health Centers will be an integral partner in reducing HIV. To support health centers in leveraging data and health IT for routine HIV prevention, screening, and referral, the HITEQ Center in collaboration with Region 4 Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) is launching a free learning collaborative — Ending the HIV Epidemic: It Begins with Data and a Conversation. This learning collaborative will provide participating health centers a series of four structured virtual learning sessions where they will engage with subject matter experts and their colleagues in peer-to-peer learning and discussion. Discussion topics will include baseline HIV-related data, HIV screening implementation and workflows, and role or PrEP and HIV prevention in primary care.

Compliance and Risk Management Institute: Corporate compliance is perhaps the most significant component to effective health center management and ensuring continued access to critical primary care and prevention services for hundreds of thousands of Alabama residents. APHCA’s Compliance and Risk Management Institute is a series of timely advice for emerging risks or legal/regulatory changes, an opportunity to brush up on the challenges that remain constant, and up-to-date information about operational trends seen in the field. The series will consist of five live/recorded virtual trainings available for purchase as a series or individual registration.

Association membership is not required to engage in training and technical assistance offerings supported by HRSA’s Cooperative Agreement Program.

APHCA Peer Groups

Clinical Leaders Improving Measures Boldly (CLIMB): This workgroup consists of clinical, quality, and health IT staff across APHCA’s Intelligent Care Network. The workgroup focuses on identifying, documenting, and spreading best practices across the Network to improve clinical and operational performance, enhance outcomes, and increase patient and staff experience and satisfaction.

Emergency Preparedness Peer Group:
 consists of selected members from each health center to represent and address each health center’s emergency preparedness and response needs. The peer group will review COVID-19 best practices for testing, vaccination, policy and procedure, and overall safety for patients and staff. Members will also receive training on cyber security, active shooter planning, CMS EP requirements, and many other relevant issues including Alabama severe weather threats like hurricanes and tornadoes.

Transforming Access to Prevention, Education, and Recovery (TAPER): serves as APHCA’S Behavioral Health Steering Committee. The TAPER peer group consists of selected members from each health center to determine barriers to increasing access to behavioral health in their communities. TAPER will also discuss best practices for prevention, education, and recovery services to the patients in their community.

Workforce Peer Group:
 As the healthcare environment continues to rapidly change, it is critical that each organization have a comprehensive strategy to develop, recruit, retain, and support a workforce to meet current and emerging needs. In light of HRSA’s requirements for workforce assessment, development, implementation, management, and reporting, the Workforce Peer Group will assist members in developing an overarching vision for strategies — all designed to build and sustain the workforce of the future. Peer group members will develop a better understanding of how to lay the groundwork for a comprehensive workforce plan necessary to enhance the experience and satisfaction of employees, providers, and related team members. Additionally, the peer group will explore strategies and approaches for tracking and evaluating metrics to better inform ongoing workforce efforts. Led by a speaker with unique health center experience at national, regional, and state levels, participants will learn important steps in the recruitment process including assessing organizational strengths and challenges, defining related roles and activities, setting priorities and identifying resources, developing a solid interview process, and documenting successes. Additionally, participants will receive information and tools to bolster workforce planning, development, and management efforts to build a robust workforce plan for their health center.

Education & Events

APHCA’s trainings and annual conferences provide opportunities to learn about the latest issues, connect with colleagues, and generate momentum to further advance operational and clinical performance across community health providers improving patient and community health.

Trainings: APHCA trainings are conducted throughout the year to provide health with insight and best practices to improve their outcomes. Topics include: health center program fundamentals, compliance and risk management, leadership development, accelerating value-based care, enhancing emergency preparedness and response, managing during COVID-19, Ending the HIV Epidemic, workforce, and other required federal and state issues.

Annual Conference and Trade Show: This conference is informative and empowering for our members, partners, and collaborators to learn from leading experts in areas of exceptional leadership, operational excellence, performance improvement, clinical best practices, and financial management. These educational sessions will assist in meeting the needs of Alabamians’ access to coordinated health care and improved outcomes.

Networking Forum: Alabama Primary Health Care Association’s annual Networking Forum convenes leadership staff and providers from Alabama’s community health system to receive training and development in core compliance and operational areas, as well as to share challenges, ideas, and best practices with colleagues from across the state and region. This unique format provides opportunities to build relational skills with peers statewide, and on the national level, to increase practical and strategic abilities.

Association membership is not required to engage in training and technical assistance offerings supported by HRSA’s Cooperative Agreement Program.


Become a Sponsor

The Alabama Primary Health Care Association is proud to announce sponsorship opportunities for its Educational Programs. It is only through the generous support of health center partners, sponsors, and vendors that APHCA can continue to provide essential learning and networking forums. We request your continued support and thank you in advance.

How Many: 1 per year
How Many Attendees: 35
Sponsorship Range: $200 – $600

How Many: 1 three-day event per year
How Many Attendees: 150
Sponsorship Range: $1,000 – $4,000

How Many: 1 three-day event per year
How Many Attendees: 250
Sponsorship Range: $750 – $10,000

How Many: 1 event per year
How Many Attendees: 50
Sponsorship Range: $2,000

How Many: 1 two-day event per year
How Many Attendees: 15
Sponsorship Range: $2,300

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jeff Andrews at (334) 386-3979.


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