Thursday, September 28, 2017

World Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Every 33 seconds, someone in the United States will be diagnosed.

Do you remember, when it was last September? For an estimated 5.5 million Americans, this may be something that they cannot. Alzheimer's Disease can affect people with dementia and often times, these individuals are 65 or older. In fact, 1 in 10 people 65 years or older has Alzheimer's. Many people are unaware of how severe this disease is, but 200,000 people under 65 in the US have also been diagnosed.  September 21st was World Alzheimer's Day and all of September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month. To learn more information about the disease and how you can get involved in spreading awareness, please visit the CDC's  website:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fruits, Veggies and More!

More Matters Month!

Did you know that one in three children in the US is overweight or considered obese? Childhood obesity is a serious issue and can cause health problems for individuals later in life. These health issues include type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. By incorporating a healthier lifestyle these diseases can be prevented! Becoming more active and having a healthier diet are excellent ways to encourage your friends and family to become more healthy. With September being Child Obesity Awareness Month as well as Fruits and Veggies - More Matters Month, here are some tips:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Suicide Prevention Week

September means suicide prevention

September 10th was World Suicide Prevention day. And, this whole week, September 10th through September 16th is National Suicide Prevention Week. Each year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Many of us have been affected by such a tragic situation but, with IASP's theme, "Take a minute, change a life" we can all help someone who may be struggling. 

If you or someone you know is having a hard time coping with a difficult situation, here are some resources you can use:

  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Thursday, September 7, 2017

2017 Fall Operations Conference!

Don't miss out! You'll fall for our conference!

If you enjoy the changing of the leaves, the crisp October air, learning new information and networking, then you won't want miss our 2017 Fall Operations Conference. This 2 day conference will begin on Thursday, October 19th and conclude on Friday, October 20th. Our Fall Operations Conference features two keynote speakers and many breakout sessions. Ample networking time, both structured and informal, will be provided for you to connect with your colleagues from around the state.  Our reception Thursday evening is a must attend, fun-filled two hours complete with refreshments.  Don't miss this opportunity for CHC focused education and networking! REGISTER NOW!

Our Closing Keynote speaker, Seiji Hayashi

He is the Director of Medicine at the Human Diagnosis Project and will be presenting on an in-demand topic: Mission Impossible: Why the health center mission is not enough to sustain your staff. Please stay Friday and learn more!


Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035


Our 2017 Fall Conference is a must for Federally Qualified Community Health Center leaders and employees, as well as, those interesting in becoming a FQHC or LookAlike.  CEOs, other administrative roles, CFOs other finance roles, CMOs other clinical roles, COOs, other operations roles, Human Resource and Workforce professionals, CACs, other outreach professionals, Quality Professionals, Health Center Board Members, Practioners of all levels including primary care, behavioral health and anyone who wants to learn more about, and get ahead in, the world of Federally Qualified Community Health care.


The Fall Operations Conference features tracks of focus in the operations of a health center.  Specifically, the conference will be featuring a multitude of sessions! There will be a broad range of sessions that will appeal to health center administrators, quality improvement and human resources. SEE THE FULL AGENDA HERE, AND MAKE YOUR OWN SCHEDULE!


OACHC offers three types of continuing education for this conference.  In order to receive credit you must check into the session via our conference app or sign in with the session moderator should you choose to not use the app.

Continuing Education transcripts will be available for download from the conference app for 30 days following the event, please email for assistance.  

CME Credits
This Live activity, 2017 Fall Operations Conference, with a beginning date of 10/19/17, is being reviewed for Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credits

Certificate of Attendance
You may also request attendance credit if you would like a formal record of the sessions you attended.


Our app can be used a number of ways! You can use download it in your Apple or Android store by just typing in "OACHC." Or, you can visit the app's website at 
If you would like to access CEU certificates, this is the only way you will be able to obtain them. We will have an app station this year at the conference as well too if you need assistance with the app.


If you would like to access the app via the web, go to 

Interested in exhibiting? There are only a few booths left! For more information and to register, go to our website at: