Online Program

Strengthening the Safety Net (facilitated by Leslie Ramyk)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Leslie Ramyk, Ravenswood Health Care Foundation, Chicago, IL
Rob DiLeonardi, VNA Foundation, Chicago, IL
Suzanne Hoban, MPH, Family Health Partnership Clinic, Crystal Lake, IL
Judith Haasis, CommunityHealth, Chicago, IL
What began as a phone conversation between two concerned funders in 2010 has emerged as the reinvigorated and dynamic Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. This workshop examines what can happen when foundation officers and clinic leaders stretch beyond their job descriptions to build relationships, initiate new collaborations and roll up their shirtsleeves to strengthen a statewide safety net.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify the essential components of successful collaboration between and among funders and nonprofits. Describe the role of the free and charitable clinic sector.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have twenty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector, having served as both the executive director of the grant making Ravenswood Health Care Foundation and now as the executive director of the Illinois Association of Free & Charitable Clinics. I have been involved with health care access issues and policy in the Chicago area since 2001.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.