TCCN's Programmatic Goals for 2018 - 2020
TCCN understands what members value and need most from their involvement with TCCN - opportunities to interact, learn about, and share resources and support with one another, and assistance with accessing funding, education and advocacy opportunities.
Goal One: Funding
Global Outcome: Members will have access to funding they would otherwise not have had.
Objective A: Orchestrate advocacy efforts to increase the TN Safety Net Fund to at least $12.5 million in FY 2019, and at least $15 million by FY 2021.
Objective B: Research, compile, and disseminate information on grants and other funding opportunities to Organizational Members at least semi-annually.
Objective C: Hold initial meeting(s) in 2018 with the TN Office of the Attorney General and follow up with them at least twice a year to make them aware of the charitable care sectors’ interest in receiving funds from lawsuit settlements.
Objective D: By the end of 2020, secure at least one major commitment from a Tennessee-based or national organization that provides financial and/or programmatic support to Organizational Members.
Objective E: Conduct a fundraising event (e.g., run across Tennessee) in 2020 to benefit Organizational Members.
Objective F: In partnership with the Delta Dental/Smile 180 Foundation, work with Organizational Members, starting in 2018, to prepare applications and appropriately utilize an increasing percentage of the state funds appropriated for prosthetics (i.e., dentures) each year.
Goal Two: Education
Global Outcome: Organizational Members have knowledge and information with which to plan, deliver, and evaluate quality healthcare to vulnerable populations.
Objective A: Develop and distribute an annual survey of Organizational Members to assess training needs and evaluate learning and benefits from TCCN-sponsored educational offerings in the previous year.
Objective B: Implement a data strategy in order to compile, produce, and present statewide aggregate data annually to the Organizational Members, with the first report completed by November 2018.
Objective C: Plan and conduct Annual Conferences each year, starting in the spring of 2019, in which at least 75% of conference evaluation respondents rate the conference as “Excellent” or “Very Good.”
Objective D: Develop and operationalize a plan by the end of 2019 to provide targeted technical assistance and consulting to newer clinics and/or smaller clinics that wish to strengthen their organizations and operations.
Objective E: Collect and catalog best practices in the areas of fundraising, volunteer management, governance, and financial management for Organizational Members, by 7/1/20.
Goal Three: Advocacy
Global Outcome: Policymakers, the healthcare community, funders, and the general public understand, appreciate and support the charitable healthcare sector in Tennessee.
Objective A: Implement a marketing and communications plan to create greater awareness of the charitable healthcare sector in Tennessee by 1/1/19.
Objective B: Develop, disseminate, and advance a TCCN public policy agenda annually.
Objective C: Strengthen relationships with state, federal and local policymakers each year, through expanded Hill Day participation, targeted linkages between Organizational Members and key policymakers, use of a data repository for presenting data specific to geopolitical subdivisions (subject to funding), and increased contacts and communications between Organizational Members and their local delegations.
Objective D: Participate in quarterly meetings with the Tennessee Department of Health to maintain good communication, coordinate calendars, and support shared interests.
Objective E: Advertise and promote volunteer medical and dental opportunities in the charitable care sector, starting in 2018.
Objective F: Research examples from other state charitable care associations, and establish and facilitate an annual “Tennessee Charitable Care Week” starting in summer/fall 2019.
Objective G: Work with public and private partners to establish and launch a website of safety net providers statewide in 2019 that consumers can use to find free, sliding-scale, and low-cost healthcare resources in their community.