October 4, 2018

HRSA OSV Updates

2018 is officially deemed the year of the HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV) for The Write Choice Network! By the time this year is over we will have participated in more HRSA OSVs than we can count. Really, it will be seven (and for the record we can count that high) but that is more than 3x what we have ever had in a year. In the past few years we have been on more than 25 Site Visits, often more than the HRSA Consultants themselves. Thanks to our amazing clients we have come out with an average of 2 […]
June 1, 2018

Site Visit Season

‘Tis the Season for Site Visits! The Write Choice Network is currently working on several of our clients upcoming HRSA Operational Site Visits and with a number of OSVs under our belt everything is moving along smoothly. There are things we have noticed when at Site Visits stemming from the release of the Site Visit Protocol and HRSA Compliance Manual and we share these tips and tricks with our clients. We noticed the issuing of the Site Visit Protocol and Compliance Manual prompted heightened anxiety for FQHCs preparing for an OSV. However, these documents have standardized the process and requirements […]
February 11, 2018

WCN Visits California

Hello and Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a very busy and productive year for us and for our clients. We started the year with a long trip to visit our California clients in preparation for upcoming site visits. Seven of our clients have a HRSA On-Site Visit this year and everyone is focused on putting their best foot forward.We started our visit with a trip to the newest members of The Write Choice Network, Anderson Valley Health Center (AVHC). This was the first time we met the wonderful staff of AVHC and we spent a full day working […]
November 6, 2017

Building a Healthy Economy Together

Last Thursday English helped facilitate the Building a Healthy Economy Together Conference which was hosted by our client, Williamson Health and Wellness Center (WHWC). WHWC was the recipient of a POWER Technical Assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission which enabled the strategic development and planning leading to this stakeholder gathering. The event took place at the Health Innovation Hub in Downtown Williamson, West Virginia and focused on building a sustainable healthy economy in Mingo County. Numerous local and state strategic partners were invited and there was a terrific turn out of participation from local and regional organizations, funding entities, […]
September 26, 2017

Marin Family Birth Center

Marin City Health and Wellness Center (MCHWC) is one of our AMAZING clients and this summer they opened their new Family Birth Center. JayVon Muhammad is the CEO of MCHWC; she is a midwife and is devoted to reducing disparities for African American women as well as other women of color and those living in poverty. The Marin Family Birth Center is Marin County’s first and only freestanding alternative birth center increasing access to alternative childbirth choices. Prior to its opening there were only two options available to expectant mothers in Marin County: the hospital or a home birth. The […]
October 4, 2018

HRSA OSV Updates

2018 is officially deemed the year of the HRSA Operational Site Visit (OSV) for The Write Choice Network! By the time this year is over we will have participated in more HRSA OSVs than we can count. Really, it will be seven (and for the record we can count that high) but that is more than 3x what we have ever had in a year. In the past few years we have been on more than 25 Site Visits, often more than the HRSA Consultants themselves. Thanks to our amazing clients we have come out with an average of 2 […]
June 1, 2018

Site Visit Season

‘Tis the Season for Site Visits! The Write Choice Network is currently working on several of our clients upcoming HRSA Operational Site Visits and with a number of OSVs under our belt everything is moving along smoothly. There are things we have noticed when at Site Visits stemming from the release of the Site Visit Protocol and HRSA Compliance Manual and we share these tips and tricks with our clients. We noticed the issuing of the Site Visit Protocol and Compliance Manual prompted heightened anxiety for FQHCs preparing for an OSV. However, these documents have standardized the process and requirements […]
February 11, 2018

WCN Visits California

Hello and Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a very busy and productive year for us and for our clients. We started the year with a long trip to visit our California clients in preparation for upcoming site visits. Seven of our clients have a HRSA On-Site Visit this year and everyone is focused on putting their best foot forward.We started our visit with a trip to the newest members of The Write Choice Network, Anderson Valley Health Center (AVHC). This was the first time we met the wonderful staff of AVHC and we spent a full day working […]
November 6, 2017

Building a Healthy Economy Together

Last Thursday English helped facilitate the Building a Healthy Economy Together Conference which was hosted by our client, Williamson Health and Wellness Center (WHWC). WHWC was the recipient of a POWER Technical Assistance grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission which enabled the strategic development and planning leading to this stakeholder gathering. The event took place at the Health Innovation Hub in Downtown Williamson, West Virginia and focused on building a sustainable healthy economy in Mingo County. Numerous local and state strategic partners were invited and there was a terrific turn out of participation from local and regional organizations, funding entities, […]
September 26, 2017

Marin Family Birth Center

Marin City Health and Wellness Center (MCHWC) is one of our AMAZING clients and this summer they opened their new Family Birth Center. JayVon Muhammad is the CEO of MCHWC; she is a midwife and is devoted to reducing disparities for African American women as well as other women of color and those living in poverty. The Marin Family Birth Center is Marin County’s first and only freestanding alternative birth center increasing access to alternative childbirth choices. Prior to its opening there were only two options available to expectant mothers in Marin County: the hospital or a home birth. The […]
September 18, 2017

WCN Clients Receive $1.2 Million in AIMS Funding

Last week HRSA announced the award of $200 Million for Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) supplemental funding. These funds are intended to increase access, treatment, awareness, and prevention services for mental health and substance abuse, specifically opioid abuse. All of our clients applied for the funds and all received an increased amount than originally requested. In total, The Write Choice Network clients received more than $1.2 Million in AIMS funds from HRSA. The press release discussed opioid abuse and how every part of our country is plagued by its effects. It mentioned that combating substance […]