UCA

URGENT CARE ASSOCIATION

Committees

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Committees

UCA offers member several committees to select from and serve on based on your area of interest and expertise.  Terms are for three years and are renewable for one additional three-year term.  If you are interested in serving on a committee, please call us at (877) 698-2262.

Quality Programs Committee

Advisory committee to Quality Programs including Accreditation, Certification, and Commendation programs. Focused on establishing and monitoring Accreditation standards and Certification criteria.  Promoting advances in Urgent Care through quality practices and quality monitoring. Assisting in the development of existing and new Commendations.

Awards Committee

The Urgent Care Foundation (UCF) recognizes and celebrates individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to the Urgent Care industry or UCA itself through humanitarian efforts, professional achievements, service, or innovations. This helps drive our member brand and increases public awareness of Urgent Care. The committee creates and oversees the process to select and recognize award recipients. Current awards include Lifetime Membership, Outstanding Achievement, Advocacy, Humanitarian, Rising Star, Quality and Safety and The Becky Burress Unsung Hero Award.

Celebration Committee 

The Celebration and Awards Dinner is hosted annually by the Urgent Care Foundation (UCF) during the UCA Convention. This evening is the premier fundraising event for the Foundation, in support of its mission to support education, research and awareness of Urgent Care. The Committee oversees and contributes to the planning, marketing, fundraising and execution of the event.

Benchmarking Committee

To establish and update survey objectives, questions, data management, and reporting for the UCA Benchmarking Survey in order to assist members, Urgent Care industry, media, and other audiences in assessing the industry, managing the quality and scope of their centers, and developing profiles of the industry which may be used as industry benchmarks. Oversee and assess promotion and recruitment of participants and sales of survey outcomes.

Health & Public Policy/Legislative Committee

Proactively and responsively facilitate appropriate legislative, regulatory and reimbursement advocacy for Urgent Care. Establish a network of professionals to monitor the activities of and exchange information with those involved in making decisions about public and private funding and regulatory issues for Urgent Care-related health care at both the national and state levels. Facilitate, review, and oversee advocacy for Urgent Care in the private and public sector. The UCA leadership and members of the Health and Public Policy Committee are working to educate Congress and other key health care policymakers and stakeholders on the Urgent Care industry by continuing to update and implement an advocacy agenda to increase awareness about the role Urgent Care centers in rapidly evolving health care systems.

Antibiotic Stewardship Committee

The Committee is responsible for promoting appropriate antibiotic stewardship, education and prescribing standards in the Urgent Care industry. Guided by the CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship, the ABS Committee develops evidence-based strategies, resources and tools, education and training for Urgent Care clinicians and centers. The ABS Committee’s primary focus is to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and preserve the utility of these life-saving drugs by improving clinical outcomes, coordinating industry policies and standards, and reducing activities that promote antimicrobial resistance.

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