Updates from the STAR² Center
January 7, 2018
BPHC All-Programs Webcast

The next Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) All-Programs webcast will be held on Tuesday, January 29th from 2:00pm EST. To submit questions in advance, send an email to bphcta@hrsa.gov by Friday, January 25th, with the subject line "BPHC All-Programs Question." Stay tuned for the webcast link coming soon.
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The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recently released a directory of the 20 NCAs, which includes a description of each organization's HRSA-funded activities that support health centers on a wide range of topics. Since 2017, the NCAs have collaborated on the formation of HRSA's National Resource Center (NRC) for Training and Technical Assistance. The NRC advances health center operational excellence through the development, coordination, and dissemination of training and technical assistance materials to health centers nationwide.
Join the Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute which established America's first NP residency program 12 years ago for a webinar about how to plan, launch, and sustain an accreditation-worthy postgraduate NP Residency training program. This webinar will be particularly helpful for CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, and CNOs in determining their organizational readiness for launch a residency program. Click here to register for this webinar that will be held on January 9 at 3:00pm EST.

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!

Have you been following along with our monthly professional development series for PCA and HCCN staff? We've conducted three informative sessions so far and are gearing up for our next session on February 7. You can review our November, December, and January sessions and register to added the remainder of the series by clicking here.
NCHWA U.S. Workforce Chartbook

HRSA's National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) recently released an updated U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook that provides estimates for 35 health occupations, including physicians, nurses, dentists, counselors, and laboratory technicians. You can find detailed information on demographics, workforce settings, and geographic distribution in the Chartbook. 

NCHWA also updated the U.S. Health Workforce State Profiles as a companion to the Chartbook. Data in the State Profiles correspond to Chartbook information on number of graduates in each profession, total number of providers, and number per capita. The Chartbook and State Profiles were developed as part of HRSA's effort to make data on the U.S. health workforce more readily available to users. Learn more about NCHW's research and reports.