Updates from the STAR² Center
December 3, 2018

Training the next generation to deliver behavioral health and primary care services as a part of integrated, interprofessional teams, including opioid use disorder and other substance use disorder treatments, is crucial to establishing a strong, dedicated behavioral health workforce in health centers. During this webinar, you will hear from the CHCI's Chief Behavioral Health Officer and CHCI Behavioral Health Staff as they provide insight into the crucial components of effectively training behavioral health students working toward different behavioral health degrees. Register today to attend on Tuesday, December 13 at3:00pm ET.

Join us in 2019 for this unique training presented in partnership with the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, the Alaska Primary Care Association, the Idaho Primary Care Association, the Oregon Primary Care Association, and the Washington Association for Community Health.  This learning collaborative is perfect for HR Staff, Leadership and Management and offers a variety of learning modalities and levels of engagement. Click here to learn more about this upcoming learning collaborative, including topics covered and tracks available, and apply to participate today!

In this Zurich Davis Learn from Leaders webinar, Dr. Paul DeChant will discuss a five-step plan to reduce the drivers of burnout, focused on improving the management system, organizational culture, and clinical workflows in a way that reduces the drivers of burnout while empowering and aligning clinicians across the organization. 

Click here for a more detailed description of this timely discussion and register today to join this webinar on Thursday, December 13, from 12:00-12:30pm ET. 
On Tuesday, December 18, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET Fenway Health with host the second part of this webianr serie. The presenter, Dr. Cahill will address ways to provide health care to LGBT patients while acknowledging Social Determinants of Health and describe steps that health centers can use to address trauma of LGBT people experiencing health disparities and stigma. The webinar will also address policy solutions that support LGBT people and reduce vulnerability to health disparities. Click here to register!

Patient engagement is an integral component of Community Health Center operations. Yet engaging patients and managing their expectations through online formats can present challenges, particularly in relation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Join NACHC on Tuesday, December 13 from 2:00-3:00pm ET as they present a webinar focused on the common concerns health centers face when using social media and electronic communication, including privacy and security issues and reputation management risks. Click here for more!

The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop online repository of training and technical assistance resources developed for health centers by the 20 NCAs. Topics include finance, operations, workforce, quality improvement, capital development, HIT/data, governance and emerging issues. Click here to take a look!

Did you miss a training opportunity this fall? We're here to help! Each of our webinars have been recorded and made available on our YouTube channel. Take some time as we all start to wind down toward the end of this year to review our video archive. Refresh yourself on some of the topics covered or pick up some new information as we look toward the new year!

Have you had a chance to work with our brand new Strategic Workforce Planning Workbook? This STAR² Center original workbook provides a framework for thinking strategically about present and future workforce needs. This workbook can be easily tailored to include information specific to your health center as you work through it. Click here to download a copy to review with your team today!