The Alliance has several committees which help to guide the organization’s leadership to best serve its members. Our committees encompass technology, membership, finances, programming, policy and more. Alliance committee members are astute and engaged, providing suggestions and innovative solutions to the issues SBHCs face every day. Membership in the Alliance is a requirement to serve on a committee – participation is welcome and always appreciated!
The Technical Assistance Work Group (TAG) was created in 2013 to facilitate communications between the Alliance and members in the field. A newly formatted monthly e-blast, a series of quarterly webinars and a fully overhauled website later, TAG continues to build the organization’s communications, technical offerings, resources and overall presence in NYS. TAG’s current goal? Determine what resources are needed by SBHC staff, communities and partners and how to best offer it. We meet via monthly conference calls.
Members are the very foundation of the Alliance – without members, the organization wouldn’t exist, so our goal is to build that foundation. The Membership Committee discusses ways to bring in new members by identifying potential candidates in the field and in partner organizations who may have an interest in the Alliance’s activities, suggesting new and diverse benefits of membership and determining dues levels and fees. Committee members actively participate in monthly calls.
New Committee! As the Alliance builds its programmatic offerings to members and potential members, the Programs & Events Committee plays a pivotal role in determining what program topics are salient and timely and how they should be offered. Currently, the committee is planning the Alliance’s 2016 conference from the ground up. This committee’s call schedule is being determined and will encompass event timetables as needed.
Finance committee members play an important role monitoring the fiscal health of the organization. Committee members do this by providing input as to how the organization can save money, areas where revenue growth needs to occur and by helping to determine the operational budget for the upcoming year. Committee members have monthly calls to address these topics and to prepare for board presentation.
Guiding the “on-boarding” process for an organization’s leadership requires a both a broad vision and a clear-cut plan. The nominations committee is tasked with thoughtfully analyzing the board each year and devising a strategy for, and corroborating list of, potential board candidates to approach for service. Committee members meet via conference call quarterly.
Health legislation, state policy and advocacy efforts are the focus of the Policy Committee, with an end goal of assuring sustainability of SBHCs in New York State. Committee members, under the direction of our policy adviser, work to make an impact on legislation and policies that govern health centers while keeping an eye on the future of health care reform. Due to the size and nature of this committee, as well as the comprehensive call schedule, members join only at the invitation of the leadership. Calls are scheduled biweekly and are organized by the Alliance’s policy adviser.
We are seeking committee members for 2017 – Interested in joining?
Contact the Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah Murphy, executive director: 518-694-3423
with your questions and committee selections
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