Online Communities and ListServ Access

The APCA provides members with the ability to connect with and learn from each other through peer networks that link organizations and individuals across the state.   Online peer networking offers an especially valuable opportunity in Alaska, where many CHCs are located in rural or remote areas of the state, often lacking access to regular in-person networking opportunities.

What is GroupSpaces?

The APCA uses an online platform called GroupSpaces for numerous user groups, which functions as a listserv, website, events calendar, and document repository.  The GroupSpaces platform allows users to access information by logging into the group's website, where users can find contact information for fellow group members, see up-to-date news and announcements posted by administrators, and access the group's file library.  All documents sent via the GroupSpaces listserv email are automatically stored in that group's file library, making it fast and simple to find documents that have been sent via the listserv.

All groups managed by the APCA are private, and require the approval of APCA's GroupSpaces admins to join.  Documents in the GroupSpaces file libraries are only visible by members of the group.  APCA also monitors all content posted to the GroupSpaces webpages to ensure the appropriateness of shared information.

APCA Managed Peer Networks

At this time, the APCA manages six independent groups for our member's unique networking needs, including GroupSpaces groups for:

    APCA NextGen Users
    APCA Centricity Users
    APCA PCMH Peer Support 
    APCA CHC Finance 
  

If you would like more information, or are interested in joining one of APCA's Peer Network groups, please contact Amanda Butler at amandab@alaskapca.org.