Community Health Grant FY 2021 RFA
The RFA is now available. Deadline is January 15, 2020.
Randy Jordan, CEO
A Special Thank You
I’ve had two occasions recently to reach out to friends to offer them a special thank you. In the first instance, I was reflecting on the situation in our country where the past conduct of so many in leadership is being called into question. They are being asked to reconcile their version of events with the truth. Many have had to amend their statements when confronted with additional facts or information. So, I said thank you this month to an old friend from the past who joined me years ago in leading another organization. At the time, we faced some challenging issues and I’ve wondered whether the topics might resurface. I thanked my colleague for always challenging me to lead with integrity, so that we would not have regret in the future about the things we did in the past.
I extended a second thank you to a friend who offered a kindness to another friend who was going through a hard time that weakened his health. The friend in ill health was a true leader, but his illness had taken away some of his public presence. Instead of letting my weakened friend drift into the background, my strong friend pushed him to the front to address a respected crowd of colleagues. I’m thankful for this sensitive act of kindness to another.
I’m thankful when I see integrity and kindness in the lives of my friends.
So during this holiday season,
I’m especially thankful for all of you who serve those in need with great integrity.
A Message from Your Board Chair
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic
It’s That Time of the Year
A huge thank you to all the members that were able to attend the NAFC Symposium! Please share your thoughts and takeaways with our board and your peers the experience and value you received with the breakout sessions. It would be fantastic if we could increase the number of individuals and clinics that attend next year. I felt so proud to be part of such a great group of individuals that shined in the breakouts. With the wealth of executive director experience among our clinics and the incredible association staff that we have, NCAFCC exemplifies an organization that many look to for visionary ideas and wisdom!
As the holidays approach, remember to relax and enjoy. According to the organization, FIT FOR WORK, adhering to these four rules over Christmas and Thanksgiving can help make your holidays more relaxed and fulfilling.
Step away from the technology
: During the working week it’s easy to become a slave to your mobile phone or computer and be always ready to receive new messages, emails or updates. Whilst it’s usual for us to receive lots of messages from friends and family during the festive period, try to avoid looking at work-related emails for the days on which you’re actually ‘on holiday’. Don’t always have your phone with you to see whether you can get some separation.
Really revel in the time you get to spend with friends and family
: For many, the festive season is the one time of year when family and friends get to spend time with each other. Really focus on the people you’re with. Be fully in the moment, and enjoy the fact that you don’t need to be juggling work commitments and time with your loved ones.
Plan some fun things to do:
The greatest threat to fully switching off is boredom. By making sure that you have something to look forward to each day, you’re much more likely to get into the swing of your time off and really start to enjoy it. Or maybe there are things you’ve been meaning to do for a while but never get around to, like putting photographs into photo albums, or decluttering a room.
We get so used to rushing from one place to another during the working week, that it can be hard to drop the habit when we’re on a break. Try to give yourself lots of time to get things done so that you don’t have to race around from one task to the other.
I hope each and every one of you can unplug and enjoy precious time with family and friends! We take care of so many throughout the year; take this time to take care of YOU!
Quality and Clinical Support Updates
Cindy Jones, Director of Quality & Clinical Support
2019 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey
The 2019 Annual Outcomes Survey (Excel version) and related documents went out to the membership on November 12. This will assist members in completing the web-based version of the survey that is due by February 29, 2020. Members were notified of a change to the survey this year that will allow us to begin a fundamental approach to population health management.
A web-meeting to review this year’s survey changes is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3 at 11:30 a.m. An email invitation with a link went out to the membership on November 13, let us know if you didn’t receive it. Please make sure that anyone involved in completing the survey is given the opportunity to attend.
Dates to Remember:
* December 3, 2019 – Survey review web-meeting
* February 3, 2020 – A link to complete the web-based version of the survey will be
xxsent to the membership by Monday, February 3.
* February 29, 2020 – Completion of the web-based survey is due.
Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Transformation Initiative Update
* 24 clinics participated in the PCMH Support Program.
* Three clinics are enrolled in the National Committee for Quality Assurance
(NCQA) PCMH program to submit for NCQA PCMH Recognition.
Congratulation’s goes out to the Moore Free and Charitable Care Clinic! They were granted NCAFCC Accreditation status on November 12, 2019.
Twenty-seven members currently hold NCAFCC Accreditation status, with two more in process.
A Custom Bicycle for Christmas??
Here we are wrapping up one year and getting ready to unwrap a new one. Now that 2019 is coming to a close, take some time to reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months. What has been personally and professionally gratifying? For me, five things standout professionally.
The Disaster Preparedness training provided by AmeriCares. Many of you attended this hands-on meeting and took back to your clinics a valuable tool to use in the event of a disaster.
The Leadership Retreat
. As in the past, our speakers delivered timely topics that provided you with information to use in your clinics.
The National Health Care Symposium. Simply put, you rocked Atlanta! A record number of you attended the Symposium and showed the country what it means to be a clinic director/volunteer in North Carolina.
Our new telemedicine initiative with pilot clinics.
All of you. It has been wonderful to work with you throughout 2019; and I look forward to working with you in 2020!
Now, to address the question of a custom-made bicycle for Christmas. Mrs. Claus has yet to act on that request over the years and, I suspect, it won't be under the tree this year, either.
Happy Holidays to all of you!
Two Interesting and Quick Reads
NCAFCC T-Shirts Available
NCAFCC t-shirts (with this design on the back and the NCAFCC logo on the front) were provided to people who attended the National Symposium in October. They have proven to be hugely popular both with our clinics but also with people from other states. We can print shirts for anyone who wants to get one. The price is $21.33 for sizes small through extra-large, plus shipping. Slightly more for other sizes. If you would like to order a shirt for yourself and/or members and volunteers of your clinic, you can
with the sizes and quantity and you'll get a quote before placing the order.
Community Health Grants RFA
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Leadership Retreat Vendor Suggestions
Annual Outcomes Survey Review Web-Meeting
December 3, 2019
February 3, 2020
A link to complete the web-based version of the survey will be sent to the membership by Monday, February 3.
2019 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey
Due Saturday, February 29, 2020
American Medical Association Community Health Grant
Sponsor: American Medical Association
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 17, 2020
Application: Mar 20, 2020
For programmatic or technical questions:
Tiffany V. Seay
For administrative questions:
AMA Foundation Community Health Grants support evidence-based projects that demonstrate focused, measurable results in community health and medical education programs. Grant funding will support community-based organizations, such as free health clinics, that provide services for vulnerable and underserved populations, especially services that target the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
The program goal is to increase health equity and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations utilizing evidence-based models of care.
Eligible applicants are community based organizations, including free clinics, that meet the following criteria:
- U.S. based nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status
- In operation for over 3 years
- Annual operating budget less than $3,000,000 (if the agency has multiple sites, the location where the project will be implemented must have an annual budget less than $3,000,000)
- Provide services in the continental U.S.
Amount of funding
Up to $50,000, renewable for up to 3 years.
Submit an online
letter of intent
by January 17, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of March 20, 2020.
Board of Directors
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic
Moore Free and Charitable Clinic
ORH - Retired
Open Door Clinic of Alamance County
Community Care Clinic
WATCH Healthcare Program
atient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Initiative Video
Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers
Scotland Community Health Clinic
WFU School of Medicine
Caring Community Clinic
Community Care Clinic of Rowan County