WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT PANEL?
The Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. (SNAHC) strives for the best health care and environment for patients, families, and community members through collaboration with health home members (i.e., active patients) and parents of health home members. To this end, the SNAHC Board of Directors established the Community Assessment Panel (CAP) with the intent of reviewing and assessing SNAHC’s services using this collaborative process. The goal of the CAP is to convene a group of health home members and parents of health home members committed to improving SNAHC service delivery and patient experience. The CAP reviews matters relating to patient services, programs, outreach and education. The panel also supports point-in-time projects or initiatives requiring patient feedback and SNAHC outreach events.
Click here to access a printable CAP application, or click here to fill it out online.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can be on the Panel and for how long?
Nine to twelve people may participate at any one time. Members are appointed for a one year term, and participate for three consecutive terms.
When and how often does the Panel meet?
The Panel meets once a month, currently through zoom.
Why do members have to have a background check and medical clearance?
All agents of the health center, including volunteers, are subject to background clearance checks for criminal history in order to protect patients’ safety. Additionally, we require screening for tuberculosis so as to prevent exposure.
What qualities make a good member?
- Good communication skills
- Able to work in groups with different people and perspectives
- Genuine concern and commitment to improving services at SNAHC
- Solution focused
- Maintain confidentiality
- Willing to communicate and share information with family, friends, and the community.
Is this a paid position?
No, this membership is not paid.
How do I apply?
We would like to know more about who you are and why you are interested in serving on the Panel. Please submit an application to Jeanine Gaines, Communication Manager, at Jeanine.Gaines@snahc.org. Applications can be found here. You may also fill out the google form here. Staff will review applications and make recommendations for appointment to the Panel. Appointed members will be contacted by the staff representative.