The Virginia CHC Leadership Institute was created to help Virginia’s Community Health Centers (CHCs) define and communicate the value they deliver to their communities. Additionally, the Leadership Institute assists CHCs in optimizing performance in clinical care, health center management, and community development through the use of best practice research.
One of the unique programs that the Leadership Institute offers is the CHC Leadership Institute Learning Program for health center teams. This program invites teams of up to five experienced and emerging leaders from clinical care, administration, and the board to participate. Over the course of nine months, the teams attend three Leadership Learning Sessions. During these sessions, the teams define and execute a best practice learning plan, and ultimately complete and present a Capstone Project that addresses a priority issue at their CHC.
At the June Association meeting earlier this year, 9 CHC teams graduated from the 2019 Cohort Class of the Virginia CHC Leadership Institute Learning Program. Each team presented their Capstone Project, allowing all participants to learn, share, and discuss their experiences.
This year’s graduating teams came from the following CHCs:
- Central Virginia Health Services | New Canton, Virginia
- Two teams from this Health Center participated in the program
- Clinch River Health Services | Dungannon, Virginia
- Daily Planet Health Services | Richmond, Virginia
- Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. | Onancock, Virginia
- Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness | Martinsville, Virginia
- Neighborhood Health | Alexandria, Virginia
- Rockbridge Area Health Center | Lexington, Virginia
- Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems | Saltville, Virginia