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Countdown to CHI 2011

By Micah Clemens

San Diego Skyline – Photo by Kevin Tostado

Here at the NACHC headquarters, the excitement is growing about this year’s Community Health Institute and EXPO!

We learned this week that the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, has graciously agreed to come speak at the general session on Tuesday, August 30th.  Among her many impressive accomplishments, Dr. Benjamin founded the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in Alabama, which thrived despite being devastated by two hurricanes and a fire.  Also speaking at the same session is Jim Macrae, the Associate Administrator at HRSA, who will provide a federal update so health center leaders can stay up to date on the latest policy developments.

Between sessions, we highly recommend that you come visit the Social Media Booth, where you’ll not only get to meet members of the NACHC communications and advocacy team, but also learn tips about how to boost your social media profile.  If you’re into Tweeting and want to share your excitement for the CHI next month, add a #CHI11 hashtag so others can find your Tweets and join in the conversation.

CHI in San Diego next month is shaping up to be a great conference, but remember: before you can enjoy all that CHI has to offer, you have to make sure you’re registered.  You can do that and find out more at: http://meetings.nachc.com/?page_id=83