Virtual Summit

Online Event June 5-9, 2023

Building off the success of previous virtual events that provided increased access to online learning and educational opportunities for volunteers and staff within our member clinics, the VAFCC's inaugural summer Virtual Summit offered a diverse array of content tracks. Free and open to all clinic staff and volunteer members, many session were recorded and are available for future viewing, however not all. 


Monday, June 5: Value Driven Care Track

As value driven care continues to emerge as an essential approach to practicing medicine with a greater focus on improving quality and patient outcomes while also reducing the cost of care. This series of three one-hour sessions is meant to continue the VAFCC’s strategic effort to promote and support clinics’ efforts in delivering more accessible, higher-value, care by providing key insights from key partners in the healthcare safety net. Sessions will be recorded and available for future viewing. 
  • 9:00-10:00am: Understanding the Hospital Perspective with Abraham Segres, Jay Andrews, and Craig Connors, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
    • In this first session, we focus on hospitals to better understand their approach toward delivering value-driven care in their facilities as well as how clinics could align with and support this work.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Understanding the Managed Care Organization Perspective with Robert Krebbs, Sentara Health Plans & Tracey Copeland, Anthem HealthKeepers
    • In this second session, we focus on MCOs to better understand their view on value driven care and payment, which may be adopted within Virginia’s Medicaid program in the not-too-distant future.
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Understanding the Funder Perspective with Amy Einhorn, St. David's Foundation 
    • In this third session, we focus on what funders are considering in terms of value-driven care principles both when making and assessing grants aimed at improving care for vulnerable populations.

Tuesday, June 6: Accessible Care Track

This track is facilitated by the Virginia Poverty Law Center's Enroll Virginia program which is committed to helping Virginians access high quality, affordable health coverage. Sessions will be recorded and available for future viewing. 
  • 9:00-10:00am: The Importance of Language Interpretation & Tips for Using an Interpreter with Amber Porón, Virginia Poverty Law Center 
    • Learn what medical interpretation is, the importance of its use to grow your patient base, and tips for best practices when using an interpreter. Takeaway resources will also be shared for all participants immediately following the training.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Cultural Sensitivity & Best Practices when Working With Different Cultures with Amber Porón, Virginia Poverty Law Center
    • In this session, we'll discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity, its definition, and best practices to ensure that your clinic is demonstrating cultural sensitivity that ensures a welcoming atmosphere for patients. Takeaway resources will also be shared for all participants immediately following the training.
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Immigrant Eligibility and Access to Health Care with Eleanor Sullivan, Virginia Poverty Law Center
    • Learn the many options for immigrant eligibility and how to connect the immigrant community to the appropriate resources including eligibility rules for the ACA Marketplace, Medicaid/FAMIS, Emergency Medicaid, and resources for those that are not eligible for health insurance. Learn how to connect community members to free application assistance statewide. Takeaway resources will also be shared for all participants immediately following the training.

Wednesday, June 7: Diabetes Education Track

This track is facilitated by Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with almost 100 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. Sessions will NOT be recorded. 
  • 9:00-10:00am: Diabetes Education Session One with Kati Sundt, Novo Nordisk
    • This session will focus on Population Health and Diabetes Management as well as Type 2 Diabetes and ASCVD.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Diabetes Education Session Two with Beatriz Zarbo and Debbie King, Novo Nordisk
    • This session will focus on Type 2 Diabetes and GLP-1 as well as Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Diabetes Education Session Three with Sholunda Hall and Margaret Bachand, Novo Nordisk
    • This session will focus on Improving Medication Taking Behaviors as well as Culturally Effective Care in Type 2 Diabetes.

Thursday, June 8: Partner Opportunities Track

This track features a series of prospective partner presentations by different industry supporters on upcoming opportunities that member clinics could pursue. Sessions will be recorded and available for future viewing. 
  • Session One features two presenting partners:
    • 9:00-9:30am: Virginia Community Care Hub with Fran Anderson, Bay Aging
    • 9:30-10:00am:Successes of Employing a Dedicated SDOH Referral Coordinator with Hayley Morris, Unite Virginia
  • Session Two features two presenting partners:
    • 12:00-12:30pm: Dental Assistant II Pathways with Misty Mesimer, Germanna Community College and Emily Kate Bowen, Mountain Empire Community College
    • 12:30-1:00pm: The Doorways: Between Healing & Home with Jessica Hale, The Doorways
  • Session Three features two presenting partners:
    • 3:00-3:30pm: Hollins University MA in Equity and Healthcare program with Stephanie Martin, Hollins University​
    • 3:30-4:00pm: Transitional Employment Resources For Vets into Healthcare with Antwon Jacobs, Military Medics and Corpsmen Program

Friday, June 9: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Track

This track is facilitated by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities who works with schools, businesses, and communities to address prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Sessions will not be recorded. Sessions will NOT be recorded. 
  • 9:00-10:00am: Beyond the Buzzwords with Jacquie Johnson, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
    • The words to describe work on diversity, equity, and inclusion are always evolving. However, many of the terms are overused and inconsistently understood. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to think about the words we use, the words we are continuously learning, and the words being used to divide. This session aims to go beyond the buzzwords and help participants navigate terminology, learn the history behind these terms, and ultimately discover avenues of mutuality amid a divisive climate.
  • 12:00-1:00pm: Intersectionality with Jacquie Johnson, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
    • Intersectionality recognizes each person’s multiple identities and the links within and across marginalized identities. Through a deeper understanding of intersectionality, individuals can better understand bias and build pathways to inclusion more effectively. This workshop will help participants explore the concept of intersectionality and apply this framework to their professional work.
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Courageous Conversations with Jacquie Johnson, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
    • Religion, race, politics, COVID-19 protocols – today’s workplace is filled with burgeoning issues that must be discussed. Gone are the days of don’t discuss tough topics in the workplace! To create truly inclusive and equitable workplaces these conversations need to happen in environments where employees feel valued and safe. Join us for an opportunity to practice conversing about DEI topics often considered “taboo.”



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