As a way of recognizing the individuals who best exemplify the mission and objectives of the TCOM community, the TCOM Champions Award was first bestowed in 2004.
Hosted by Timothy Fall, creative producer for the University of Kentucky's Center for Innovation in Population Health, the IPH center, and produced by IPH Center Director and TCOM's original developer, Dr. John Lyons, and Lauren Mergen, this podcast marks the approach of the 20th anniversary of the TCOM Champions Award. Past winners talk about the impact of TCOM's tools on their lives, their work, and most importantly, on the lives of those they seek to serve.
In upcoming conversations, we check in with champions across the country, even around the world, to learn how TCOM is working, how it's changing the way care providers deliver help to families who need it, and capturing and sharing powerful data that supports the decisions made inside its framework.
TCOM is Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management, a person-centered approach to creating helping systems.
TCOM champion Kathy Gracey is an assistant professor in clinical research at Vanderbilt university in Nashville. Prior to joining the faculty at Vandy, Kathy served as director of school-based counseling programs for the city. She took that one small program and grew it to serve 38 schools currently. And the critical factor in that build-out, as Kathy explains in this podcast, was the integration of TCOM tools into the programs and systems that provide helping services to children and families in metropolitan Nashville.
A TCOM Champions conversation with Nate Israel, the founder of Union Point Group in San Dimas, California.
Janet Hoeke lives just outside Boise, Idaho, where she founded a business doing medical billing for pediatric physical, speech, and occupational therapists back in 1999. At the time, she was personally navigating the Byzantine labyrinth of insurance company claims management and billing practices after her own daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome, about which Janet will speak during this interview.
Janet won the TCOM Champions Award in 2018.
Ken McGill is a solution focused care senior scientist for OPEEKA, a company devoted to enhancing the wellbeing of others and committed to boosting the health of people from all walks of life.
Ken serves with Rutgers University behavioral health care as the statewide trainer on the CANS-- the child and adolescent needs and strengths curriculum-- for New Jersey.
Ken was the 2013 recipient of the TCOM champion award for his work in children's systems of care, and outcomes management.
Although he's a dedicated trainer and practitioner in the field today, Ken's early academic career actually had him pointed towards a very different field.
Saw Han Quah
A conversation with Saw Han Quah, who works in private practice and advocates for the TCOM tools in her capacity as a trainer, supervisor, and consultant. Saw Han is one of 2019's TCOM champions award winners.
TCOM Champions Award winner Dan Warner is the co-founder and Executive Director of Community Data Roundtable, in Pittsburgh PA.