June 2018

June 2018

I hope everyone is having a lovely spring…or summer if you are in one of the southern states. Here in DC we are in a middle latitude with summer coming on strong. The fireflies are out in full force; last night on Haines Point the trees looked like they were sprinkled with glitter. They are so pretty and sparkly! We don’t have fireflies where I grew up in Oregon, and I always enjoy them when I see them here.

Speaking of things to see in DC, I hope everyone is making travel plans for the 2018 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit and Rural Health Care Improvement Collaboration with the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program grant recipients. We will still have fireflies around July 17 so watch for them in the grass and under the trees if you take a walk down the hill to Rock Creek in the evening.

Another thing you won’t want to miss is our closing speaker, Lieutenant Commander Fred Butler, a senior advisor for integration and quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). His talk will finish at 3:30 p.m. on July 18 so account for that session in your travel plans. 

Owmy, Christy, Yvonne, and I look forward to learning from you and with you at the annual Flex meeting. Let me know if you have any questions about the Flex Program, and I’ll do my best to address them in my program coordinator’s update.

See you soon!

Sarah Young

Flex Program Coordinator​​​​​​

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