We will be attending the 2018 Ohio Association of Community Health Centers' Fall Operations Conference in Columbus, Ohio on September 27th and 28th this week!
The Fall Conference is OACHC’s second largest gathering of federally qualified community health center leaders in Ohio as they host over 200 community health center leaders. This two day event will be held at the new Marriott University Area in Columbus, Ohio. The Fall Operations Conference features two plenary sessions, educational breakout sessions, forums, and valuable networking time for healthcare industry leaders.
The Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC) is a not-for-profit professional association representing Ohio's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs, or community health centers). OACHC's Mission is to ensure access to high-quality affordable health care for all Ohioans through the growth and development of Ohio's Community Health Centers.
OACHC represents Ohio's 51 Community Health Centers at over 280 locations, including multiple mobile units in 65 of Ohio’s 88 counties. In 2016, Community Health Centers provided care to over 670,000 Ohioans and recorded over 2.3 million patient visits.
Ohio's Community Health Centers are required to provide primary and preventive care to all patients regardless of a person's insurance status or ability to pay. These services can include medical, dental, vision, transportation, translation, pediatrics, behavioral health, substance abuse, health education, and enrollment services. The following represents a breakdown of the patients that Ohio’s Community Health Centers serve:
14% are uninsured
58% are on Medicaid
10% are on Medicare
18% have private insurance
31% are 0-19 years old; 34% are 20-44 years old
62% are Caucasian; 28% are Black/African American; 8% are Latino/Hispanic