Spring 2014 TA Expert Learning Network

On April 15, 2014 the Institute hosted the Spring 2014 Technical Assistance (TA) Expert Learning Network in Portland, OR. More than 60 quality improvement, technical assistance and primary care home experts from more than 30 organizations in Oregon convened to network, share tools and resources and brainstorm solutions to primary care transformation challenges.


During the day-long event, participants:

  • Shared best practices, tools and resources for implementing the Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) program
  • Received an update on the state of the PCPCH program and 2014 Recognition Standards
  • Examined common challenges to PCPCH implementation and brainstormed high-level solutions
  • Heard from a transformation expert on how to effectively guide change and build strong teams
  • Collaborated to develop TA interventions for common PCPCH implementation scenarios 


It was helpful discussing the challenges clinics face implementing the PCPCH program, sharing best practices through networking activities and hearing about the transformation journey of other organizations. It confirms that we are heading in the right direction.

- Spring 2014 TA Expert Learning Network Participant


Session Materials


View Part 2 of the keynote presentation>>>


Session Facilitators

Amireh Ghorob, MPH
Director of Training and Coaching
UCSF Center for Excellence in Primary Care

Amireh has 15 years of experience working with underserved and vulnerable populations in both public health and secondary education. In her current role, she develops curriculum in practice facilitation, health coaching, panel management and complex care management. As a Master Practice Coach she provides support and resources to assist primary care practices transform to a model of team-based, population-focused care she has coined "Share the Care." She has extensive experience and knowledge about the transformation process in primary care clinics in the San Francisco safety net, USCF primary care, the Greater Los Angeles VA, and in clinics throughout the nation. She has trained thousands of health coaches and panel managers in the US and Canada.


Mindy Stadtlander, MPH
Clinical Systems Innovation Manager

Since 2004, Mindy has worked in primary care innovation, quality improvement and data analysis for safety net health centers and in academic research settings. She has worked with Multnomah County Health Department in the development and implementation of the Medical Home across 8 primary care clinics and 13 school-based health centers. In her current role, Mindy leads the medical home technical assistance program, Patient and Population Centered Primary Care (PC3) and the development of innovative payment methodologies for Primary Care. The PC3 program works with more than 70 clinics in four Coordinated Care Organizations and through the Institute. Mindy received her MPH in Epidemiology with a Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Pittsburgh. 



Are you a technical assistance provider, quality improvement professional, practice coach, or other transformation-facilitating professional interested in more information on the TA Expert Learning Network?  If so please email us at info@pcpci.org to find out about upcoming activities.