Education & Events

To best serve you, we have three core tenets: Network, Learn, Advance.  Our goal is to help each and every one of you Network with your colleagues, Learn through multiple education venues and opportunities for face-to-face credits right here in your own backyardand Advance your career and your role in ACHE by helping you to pursue the role of Fellow.


Programming Event – Pittsburgh Region – The Value of Developing and Implementing Care Models

Date: Thursday, December 1st 
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Location: Virtual 
Cost: Free for members and students; $5 for non-members
Developing new delivery models that embrace alternative payment models goes beyond simply supplying patients with information at time of checkout or discharge. It includes a commitment to patient-centered care, providing clear and useful information to patients, helping patients establish goals and plans to live a healthier life, creating a team of clinicians and administrative staff with clearly understood roles and responsibilities, and using office systems to support follow- up and tracking of patients. Managing programs aimed at chronic illness and changing behavior are challenging and take time for everyone involved— providers, patients, and caregivers. Yet, it is often patients themselves who are called on to manage the broad range of factors that contribute to their health. Common sense suggests—and health care experts agree—that people with chronic care needs should receive support to help them manage their health as effectively as possible. Helping patients to make good choices and maintain healthy behaviors requires a collaborative relationship between health system leaders, community-based programs, clinical teams and patients. Learning how to incorporate these new models into a health system or practice can support patients in building the skills and confidence they need to lead healthier lives.
Attendance will earn you 1.5 Face to Face credits.
– Lisa Pareso: Manager, Rural Health Model, Washington Health System
– Bruce Brandes: President,
– Danielle Rush: Nurse Practitioner and Specialty Clinical Leader, Michigan Medicine – West
– Cindy Segar-Miller: Principal, Spectrum Health Partners
– Joe Tibbs: President, HAP Evolve 


Annual Chapter Event and Celebration

Date: Thursday, December 8th
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Location: August Wilson African American Cultural Center
                     2nd Floor, Highmark Room
Cost: Free for members and students; $10 for non-members
Join ACHE of Western PA for our Annual Event and Celebration 
Our chapter leadership will provide an overview of all of the Chapter’s accomplishments and honor some of our award-winning members. We will also have a fantastic guest speaker:
Discussion Topic: Social Capital
Al Condeluci initiated his career in human services in 1970, working in a variety of direct support roles. He was selected as CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in 1991 and served in this capacity until his retirement in 2018. He still teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, writes, speaks, and consults both virtually through Zoom and in person on issues related to culture, community, and social capital. We hope to see you there!!
**Virtual option: a link will be provided after registering as a remote attendee



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ACHE of Western PA Refund Policy: Refunds will be given under the following conditions:  

  • Refunds will be given up to 5 calendar days in advance of an event.
  • The refund amount will be the total amount less the transaction fee.
  • Full refunds will be given in the event of an event cancellation.
  • Payments via credit card online will be refunded via credit card online, less the transaction fee.
  • In the instance where a payment is via check and the check was deposited already, refund will be provided via check for the full amount.
  • In the instance where a payment is via check and the check was not yet deposited, the registration check will be VOIDED and destroyed and never deposited.
  • Payments via cash will be refunded by check for the full amount.
  • All order cancellations will receive a confirmation statement acknowledging cancellation.