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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Using LEAN/Six Sigma Principles to Improve Health Outcomes

Start Date: 6/23/2020 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/30/2021 4:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Via WebEx

Organization Name: WVPCA

Emma White
Email: emma.white@wvpca.org
Phone: (304) 346-0032

Join the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) as we have partnered with Jennifer Calohan, and the team at CURIS Consulting, to offer our members a highly interactive learning collaborative focused on using LEAN/Six Sigma principles and practices to improve health outcomes.  The collaborative will be a combination of onsite training workshops, supported peer-to-peer networking, remote trainings, webinars, and individualized coacvirtual trhing sessions. Improving diabetes outcomes will be used as the case study for the learning collaborative; however, the principles learned can be applied to improve processes and outcomes throughout your health center.  


July 27-31, 2020 
October 27-28, 2020 
Morgantown, WV
January 26-27, 2021
Flatwoods, WV
August 25, 2020
November 17, 2020
February 23, 2021
September 22, 2020
December 15, 2020
March 30, 2021
Charleston, WV

This 10 month collaborative is focused on leveraging LEAN/Six Sigma principles and practices and applying them to improve outcomes in Community Health Centers. The program will provide multi-modal training on the foundational elements, concepts, and principles of LEAN/Six Sigma as it relates to healthcare with focus on real world scenarios specifically applicable to the Community Health Center workplace(s). Participants will receive a certificate of completion. The program will provide participants with core components of LEAN/Six Sigma to assist with preparation for yellow and/or green belt professional certification.

During the 10-month collaborative timeframe, teams will receive training from subject matter experts, collaborate with one another in peer-to-peer learning activities, and develop strategies to enhance the programs and services available to the patients/communities they serve. Participants will develop new strategies and strengthen existing organizational infrastructure, leadership structure, quality management programs, and front-line care delivery models while being supported by an expert faculty/ facilitator.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have had to make a scheduling change. The first face-to-face meeting will now be held virtually. The virtual sessions will be 2 hours in length and spread out over the course of the week. This change will allow the training to continue and keep everyone safe.
July 27, 2020 - 10am – 12pm All Participants
July 28, 2020 –   2pm – 4pm   Leadership Only
July 29, 2020 – 10am – 12pm All Participants
July 30, 2020 – 10am – 12pm All Participants
July 31, 2020 – 10am – 12pm All Participants

The WebEx log in information will be distributed closer to the webinar/office hour dates.

Technical Requirements: Since we will be using a virtual platform instead of face to face training for the July meetings, there are a few technical requirements we want you to be aware of.
  • Webcams: Please make sure you have a functioning webcam. We want the training to be as interactive as possible and the ability for the presenter to see you is very important.
  • Meeting space: The learning collaborative is meant for team interaction. Please utilize a meeting space in your health center where you can socially distance while having access to the internet, monitor and a webcam.
Each participating team/member will receive a comprehensive compilation of resources and materials to support ongoing improvements at their Community Health Center. Support will be provided by the WVPCA Health Center Controlled Network (HCCN) as sponsors of this work and by the CURIS team. Learning Sessions will be provided in a combination of onsite/in-person workshops, remote webinar sessions, and virtual 1:1 office hours for each participating health center. 

Upon completion of the webinars and onsite sessions, participants will receive a certificate of completion. The program will provide participants with core components of LEAN/Six Sigma to assist with preparation for yellow and/or green belt professional certification.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This event is intended for CEO, COO, CMO, Medical Directors, Quality & Operations team members. This learning collaborative is not open to non-CHC staff. 

Registration closes on June 22 at 5:00 pm EST.

To Register: Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in (user name/password). If you would like to request a log in, please contact Warne Dawkins at the WVPCA at 304.346.0032. This 10 month collaborative program costs $600 per participant. Please note - this registration covers all 9 sessions (instructional webinars and onsite.)
If you do not have a log in, please select "Individual Non-Member."

Marketing Release: Classes or events sponsored by the West Virginia Primary Care Association (WVPCA) may be photographed, video-recorded, or audio-recorded. Attendance at a WVPCA class or event constitutes the consent of all attendees. The future broadcast, publication, or other us of photographs, videos, or recordings is solely at the discretion of WVPCA.
Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #H2QC30254, entitled Health Center Controlled Networks for the amount of $1,102,315. These funds equal approximately 64% of the funding for this event. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/22/2020 5:00 PM

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The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.