INFORMATION ON APPLYING FOR COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT
The 2012 Online Committee Application Process is closed.
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NACHC solicits committee applications e-mail, through the NACHC website, and at the Annual Meeting in odd-number years. NACHC’s committees assist the Board by identifying priorities, conducting detailed deliberation and making recommendations for assigned areas. All appointments are made by the Chair of the Board, and appointment notices are mailed in December. Committee appointments begin January 1, for a two-year term. NACHC’s Committees meet in conjunction with two major conferences: The Policy and Issues Forum (usually in March), and the Annual Meeting and Community Health Institute (August or September), and participate in conference call meetings when scheduled. See the schedule below for details. Committees meet at the start of the Annual Meeting/CHI and at the end of the P&I. Non-participation can affect reappointment to committees, subcommittees, and task forces in the future.
Current committee members must reapply each term.
To be eligible for committee appointment, you must be:
• a staff or board member of a primary care program that is a NACHC Organizational Member in good standing, staff of a CHC-directed network that is a NACHC Associate Member in good standing, or staff of a NACHC-affiliated primary care association, and
• a NACHC Individual Member in good standing, and
• able to represent your region at committee meetings and, when necessary, via e-mail, fax, or telephone during the year
Please review the committee descriptions and schedule below and choose accordingly. In order to meet your committee responsibilities and avoid scheduling conflicts, please do not select more than one committee in a particular time block. While every effort is made to honor requests, not all choices may be accommodated. If you need assistance, please contact Susan Hansen or Darline DeMott at 301-347-0400, or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BYLAWS COMMITTEE periodically reviews the Association's bylaws. The Chair of the Board remands bylaws issues to the Committee for review and recommendation back to the Board. [Meets only when the Committee has issues for review/recommendation.]
CLINICAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE reviews and comments on policies related to clinical components of community health care practice, including clinical research and epidemiology; quality assurance; patient care and medical management; teaching health centers, and other such issues as relate to clinical practice. Members also communicate relevant committee activities to their respective organizations including clinical networks.
CONSUMER/BOARD MEMBER COMMITTEE provides a forum for information exchange on consumer board member issues and makes recommendations to the NACHC Board regarding issues affecting health center governance.
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE certifies all organizational mem¬bers in good standing to cast votes during the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates, or any special meeting thereof, and certifies the person or persons serving as representatives of organizational members. Members interact directly with potential delegates during the certification process. In advance of the annual meeting, members agree to serve a voluntary three-hour shift at credentialing during the two-day process prior to the House of Delegates. Credentialing involves identification of person/s, checking membership status, and distributing delegate materials and voting cards.
FARMWORKER HEALTH COMMITTEE considers issues relative to health care for farmworkers and other seasonal industries, i.e., forestry, fisheries, farming, ranching, etc. and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committees in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee.
FINANCE COMMITTEE includes the Association Treasurer as Chairperson. The Committee reviews the finances of the organization and makes appropriate financial reports to the Board; develops policies related to monies; develops the annual budget for the Association; reviews the Association’s annual audit, and makes pertinent recommendations to the Board of Directors. In addition to meeting at the Policy and Issues Forum and the Annual Meeting, the Finance Committee meets (usually via conference call) to review and approve the annual Budget prior to the June Board Meeting.
HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS COMMITTEE considers issues relative to health care for homeless individuals and families and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committee in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee. Members are expected to provide feedback to NACHC on services needed by HCH Programs.
HEALTH CARE IN PUBLIC HOUSING TASK FORCE considers issues and priorities of pressing concern related to health care services in Public Housing, making recommendations to the Chair of the Board.
HEALTH CENTER CONTROLLED NETWORKS TASK FORCE addresses issues related to the growth and development of Health Center Controlled Networks.
HEALTH POLICY COMMITTEE reviews and comments on regulatory and implementation policies related to health care delivery including financing; health services and systems research; systems development; administrative and management-related issues, and other such issues as relate to policies affecting health care delivery. Committee members are expected to be active spokespersons and to raise administrative policy issues of concern to centers. They will be expected to review and comment on key guidances and draft regulations between meetings.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH CENTER FINANCING AND OPERATIONS reviews policies, regulations, and guidelines impacting the management of health center resources, and identifies and reviews health center financing issues. Reports to Health Policy Committee.
SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELDERLY ISSUES focuses on issues relative to health care for the 55+ age group including health services, administrative and management-related issues, as well as reimbursement issues. In addition to reporting to Health Policy, the subcommittee may make recommendations to the appropriate standing committee in their respective functional areas. Reports to Health Policy Committee.
HIV AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COMMITTEE encourages and facilitates primary HIV and substance abuse care in CHCs, tracks funding and develops partnerships with SAMSHA, CDC, the HIV/AIDS bureau; serves in an advisory capacity to all NACHC committees.
LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE recommends legislative policy and procedure to the Board of Directors.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE reviews policies and trends and makes recommendations to the NACHC Board of Directors on all matters related to the recruitment and retention of NACHC members. Membership Committee members serve as lead membership representatives (i.e., Ambassadors) for their respective regions including welcoming new members at national meetings of the Association.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE includes one representative from each of the ten regions. The Committee reviews all petitions of candidacy for office and verifies the petitions of qualified candidates. The Committee Chair reports all qualified candidates to the House of Delegates, and will recommend one candidate for each office, taking into consideration the nominee’s satisfaction of established criteria as well as the goal of achieving an appropriate demographic mix amongst the Officers. In addition to meeting at the Policy and Issues Forum and the Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee may need to meet once during the summer to prepare the slate for the upcoming election.
PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE identifies priorities for education, training and technical assistance for NACHC constituencies.
RULES COMMITTEE reports to the Speaker of the House during the Annual Meeting, establishes and publishes all rules of procedure governing the House of Delegates, including voting procedures. The Committee includes the Chairpersons of the Bylaws, Membership, and Credentials Committees; the Parliamentarian, the Vice Speaker of the House, and includes representatives from each region.
RURAL HEALTH COMMITTEE considers issues relative to health care for individuals and families in rural and frontier areas and makes recommendations to the appropriate standing committees in their respective functional areas, and to the Board with respect to issues not in the jurisdiction of any other standing committee.
MASTER COMMITTEE SCHEDULE
**NACHC will make every attempt to conform to this schedule, but reserves the right to adjust the schedule to accommodate unforeseen conflicts. Deviations from this schedule will be communicated with as much advance notice as possible.