Your Local Program Councils (LPCs) in the Coastal Bend
and Rio Grande Valley are active in providing Face-to-Face Educational Events,
Philanthropic Volunteer participation endeavors, and networking for the folks
in their respective communities. These
events are open to all ACHE members, but focus on providing small/no travel and
low cost opportunities for local ACHE members, students, and interested
non-ACHE members in their respective areas.
The Coastal Bend LPC provided a superb 1.5 Credit Face-to-Face
Educational Event, held at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi campus,
on April 25, 2019. Eighty or so
attendees were provided an excellent panel discussion on Community Public
Health Needs. There were also great audience
questions and comments. Plus a super
meal. The Coastal Bend LPC's excellent chair is Krystal O'Brien. Her email is: KrystalOBrien@dchstx.org.
The Rio Grande Valley LPC is planning a Face-to-Face
Educational Event to be held at Harlingen Medical Center (hosted by Letty Mann)
on Friday, August 9th, from 11:00am until 3:00pm, with lunch break from
12:30-1:30. There are two separate 1 1/2
hour panels planned. The first panel
topic will be: "The Future of
Healthcare Financing." The second
panel topic (beginning at 1:30) will be: "Understanding Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Healthcare
Leadership." The RGV LPC is
superbly chaired by Rashmi Chandran. Her email address is: RashmiChandran@ernest.onmicrosoft.com.
Both LPCs are always in search of local folks to serve on
their respective planning committees. Participation on these are most
self-rewarding, provide a service to the local community, and meets ACHE Member
Requirements for Volunteer Service. Please consider this service.