Ellen Radis, M.M.H.S., is a senior project manager at AHP who has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of technical assistance (TA) and training, performance measurement and management, and quality improvement in health and behavioral health. Ms. Radis has been involved in training and TA throughout her career and has a deep understanding of assessing TA need and providing the resulting training. In addition, she has been involved in developing TA resources, such as websites and training materials. She is currently the director of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Bureau of Primary Healthcare (BPHC)-funded Uniform Data Systems (UDS) for Health Centers Project, which supports the annual collection of UDS data from more than 1,400 federally funded health centers. Ms. Radis is also the project manager for BHbusiness; she serves on the project management team and as a learning network coach. BHbusiness is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded project that provides behavioral health organizations customized, virtual TA and training to help identify and implement change projects that expand service capacity, utilize new payer sources, and thrive in the changing health care environment.
For five years, Ms. Radis was the director for the Grantee and Technical Assistance and Support to HRSA project, which facilitated close to 400 TA assignments for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other HRSA grantees. As part of this project, Ms. Radis worked with HRSA on the following special projects: the development and implementation of a three-year strategic plan, the identification of grantee “leading practices,” the impact assessment of grantee performance reviews, the development of the Office of Performance Review (OPR) Procedure Manual and the OPR Repository of Information, the development of improved policy and trends reporting, and a Staff Training and Assimilation Plan.