The Community Assessment Panel (CAP) is a group of engaged health home members of the Sacramento Native American Health Center. Their role is to help improve services at SNAHC by offering their experience, perspectives, and opinions on a range of issues that affect the center. The group will help on certain projects brought to them by staff or they may choose a topic by consensus.
How many people can be on the Panel and for how long?
Nine people may participate at any one time. Members are appointed for a one year term.
Who leads the Panel?
This group is peer lead and has the staff support of the health center’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will serve as a liaison between the Panel and the Board of Directors.
When and how often does the Panel meet?
The Panel will decide when and how often they meet. This information will become standardized after two months and will be communicated to the public.
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
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 the COO. Applications can be found here. The Board of Directors will review applications and make recommendations for appointment to the Panel. Appointed members will be contacted by the staff representative.