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Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) Series: Training Courses for Clinical Leaders in Community Health Centers

NACHC partners with state and regional primary care associations (S/RPCAs) to offer community health centers the Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) training courses. The courses, presented in four levels are developed and taught by Harvard faculty. Although participants are encouraged to attend each training course in order as each level builds upon the other accordingly it is appropriate for any Clinical Leader, especially those with some experience in the leadership role and/or prior management training.

*To ensure a group size conducive to fostering meaningful connections and full participation, all MAHC course sizes are limited to 50 participants. Reserve your place – apply for a course today!

Course Descriptions
Choose from the list of upcoming courses below to find the course for you!

Managing Ambulatory Health Care I: Introductory Course for Clinicians in Community Health Centers (MAHC I):

Description: Managing Ambulatory Health Care I: Introductory Course for Clinicians in Community Health Centers (MAHC I) is the first in a series of four Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) training courses offered by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). 

This four day course goes beyond the basics of being a new clinical director in a FQHC. This course focuses on skills that are essential in the community health center environment. You will learn specific management skills that are essential in the community health center environment:

  • Financial Management
  • The enhanced role of the medical director (Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, etc.)
  • Clinical operations
  • Productivity Management
  • Performance Compensation

Upcoming MAHC I Courses

June 27-30, 2016 | MAHC I - San Francisco, CA
Apply here online.

Hotel Information
San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Room rate: $219 per night
Hotel Reservation Cut-off: June 6, 2016
Book your group rate for MAHC I - San Francisco

Early bird (by June 13, 2016): $1,995
Regular (after June 13, 2016): $2,195

Training fees include training materials and breakfast and lunch all four days
Duration of training: 4 days

View the course brochureCo-sponsored by California Primary Care Association (CPCA).

Managing Ambulatory Health Care II: Advanced Course for Physicians in community health centers (MAHC II):

Description: Are you a health center physician with significant leadership and managerial responsibilities? Sign up for the MAHC II course and learn ways to:

  • Strengthen your own leadership role and skills in your organization and community
  • Strengthen your relationships within the administrative side of your organization, including the CEO
  • Use new technology to advance quality improvement methods and results and more!

Upcoming MAHC II Courses
*Save the date! September 12-15, 2016 | MAHC II - Boston, MA

Managing Ambulatory Health Care III: Enhancing collaborative management in community health centers; developing clinical-operations teams (MAHC III): TBD
Description: Designed for two-member teams (a clinician and an operations person who work together at the same health center), this on-site course offers tools for practical application and ongoing process improvement. Topics will include:

  • Collaborative Management
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Performance Compensation
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Upcoming MAHC III Courses


Managing Ambulatory Health Care IV: Enhancing collaborative leadership in community health centers; developing clinical-leadership teams (MAHC IV)
Description: Designed for health center leadership teams, most commonly the CMO and CEO, this course focuses on collaborative and strategic leadership including such topics as:

  • Models for collaborative leadership
  • Financial analysis and management
  • Organizational success in an integrated ACO environment and more!

Upcoming MAHC IV Courses

What is the course method of instruction?
MAHC courses are facilitated by experts who employ the Harvard case method of instruction. This method of instruction uses practical application of the concepts presented and engages a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, issues, and challenges between participants and faculty. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and tap the collective experience of clinicians from across the country dealing with exactly the same challenges as you.

Who should attend?
These intensive four-day programs were designed specifically for health center clinicians (physicians, dentists, behavioral health specialists, etc.) who have undertaken significant managerial responsibilities, yet are unable to take time away from the organization to complete a degree program in public health or health administration. (Note MAHC III & IV require a 2-person team to attend.)

How do I register?
Registration is typically handled by the host S/R PCA. Click on the link for the corresponding course and follow the instructions for the specific course web page.


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