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Public Policy and Advocacy

OACHC's public policy and advocacy efforts are dedicated to promoting the value of Community Health Centers to Ohio's elected officials, both on the state and federal levels.  OACHC staff work closely with members of Congress, the Ohio General Assembly and other government agencies, including the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the  Health Resources and Services (HRSA), to provide input on legislation and policies of interest to Community Health Centers.

Educational Programs & Professional Development

OACHC provides ongoing professional development and networking opportunities to enhance Community Health Center's ability to respond to the ever-changing health care environment.  OACHC sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year that are designed for all health center staff, and are delivered through two annual conferences with access to expert consultants in the field.  OACHC also offers ongoing web-based programs and various other trainings throughout the year.  We stay on top of the issues affecting you most, so that we can provide timely and appropriate educational sessions.

OACHC has partnered with an organization that hosts an on-line learning room which enables your health center staff to access an on-line library of compliance training and continuing education at a discounted cost for members.

Health Professional Recruitment

OACHC offers assistance with recruitment of key staff members including physicians, dentists, mid-level providers and strategic administrative positions, as well as documentation and support for NHSC and J-1 applications.  OACHC posts career opportunities on its website as well as the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet), exhibits at career fairs and conferences, and visits residency programs throughout the state to assist in the recruitment process.  Equally as important, we provide assistance with retention strategies by providing resources such as webinars, manuals & guides, and sample policies/contracts/job descriptions.

Savings on Products and Services

Through its Corporate Partners, OACHC offers discounts on products and services such as medical supplies, discounted lab costs, 340B Pharmacy distributors, software companies and more!  OACHC strives to bring quality partners into the program to provide members with maximum benefits and savings to your health centers.

 

Brennan manna diamond Legal services program

This program give OACHC member health centers reduced pricing for legal services from Brennan, Manna & Diamond. BMD's expertise includes legal services specific to Federally Qualified Health Centers (“FQHCs”) and FQHC Look-Alikes, as well as corporate health care, compliance, human resources/labor and employment, audits and reimbursement, immigration, and 340B. BMD has offices right here in Ohio, as well as in Florida and has extensive experience practicing law and advising FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes in Ohio and other states.

OACHC Program Benefits
  • Access to various legal resources, products, and tools (described below) at flat, discounted rates. This ensures a greater ability to budget for certain projects that are priced at a flat rate.
  • 10% discount on all legal fees
  • Access to a quarterly electronic newsletter that will include developments/updates on the topics described below
  • Online listserv for member questions
  • Thirty (30) minutes of free legal consultation

Please contact Daphne Saneholtz dksaneholtz@bmdllc.com for more information or to take advantage of these benefits.

OACHC's Benefits Program

OACHC has partnered with Preferred Benefits Services to bring you the OACHC Benefit Program.  This program is exclusive to OACHC Members (Organizational and Associate) and provides you with significant discounts on your medical, dental, vision, life and disability (long and short-term) insurance.

OACHC's Website

OACHC's website is the most up-to-date resource for all of Ohio's Community Health Centers.  The website is updated daily and includes: best practices, public policy information feed, upcoming programs and events, relevant news articles, grant information, membership directory, clinical information and much, much more!

Questions?

For all questions regarding the OACHC membership, contact Heather Porter, Director of Program Development, at hporter@ohiochc.org.
For questions regarding Corporate Partner Membership please contact Megan Bourque-Stith, Director of Communication and Training at mbourque@ohiochc.org.

Contact Us

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2109 Stella Court 
Columbus, OH 43215
Toll Free:
888 884 3101
Ph:
614 884 3101
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614 884 3108
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