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Tuesday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B-31 - Developing Cross Title Regional Collaboratives: Lessons Learned

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The session will provide a narrative timeline on the development of cross titles (Part B, C, and D - totaling more than $1.5 million) collaboration among three human services agencies in a rural nine-county section of southeastern North Carolina. The session will highlight the development of complimentary services with each Ryan White provider, reducing cost and maximizing consumer service capacity, engaging and securing buy-in from other regional providers--including those involved in HIV primary or specialty care, prevention, identification and education--fostering community support, and developing joint quality initiatives to measure quality of care and improve consumer recruitment and retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • This workshop will enable participants to understand the nature of cross- collaboration and strategies to foster collaborations, particularly in rural areas. Participants will be guided in comparing and contrasting collaborations in rural an urban settings, as well as in developing incentives to bring multiple parties into a collaborative model.
  • Participants will learn how to develop "synchronicity" between prevention and care services within a region or service area, and how to effectively link the two services into a seamless continuum of care.
  • Participants will be guided in developing a regional CQI initiative for collaborations, planning for HIV services funding, and streamlining Ryan White and other funding to maximize benefits and reduce costs (and service duplication).


Al Bishop

HIV Services Director, Robeson Health Care Corporation
Al Bishop, MSA-HSA is the HIV Service Director for Robeson Health Care Corporation (RHCC) and has served there for 9 years. As HIV Services Director, Mr. Bishop is responsible for monitoring all grant activities and budgets, performing weekly CQI activities, performing benefits advocacy... Read More →

Sandra Smith

Executive Director, Dogwood Health Care Network / Robeson County Health Department
Sandra Smith has been employed by the Robeson County Health Department for the past 25 years. She began working there at the age of 23 as a Front Desk Clerk and worked her way up to a Clerical Supervisor. The Health Department became the lead agency for the Dogwood HIV Consortium... Read More →

Christopher Vann

VP Development & Analytics, CommWell Health
Christopher Vann is the Vice President of Development and serves as the Administrative Director of Ryan White Parts B, C and D programs. He received his Bachelor of Public Health, Health Policy and Administration at UNC Chapel Hill. Chris is currently pursuing his Master's in Health... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST

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