Updates from the STAR² Center 
April 4, 2016
The  STAR² Center (Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention) of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) provides free resources, training, and technical assistance (TA) related to recruitment and retention in community health centers. 

STAR² Center News
Individual health center recruitment and retention Data Profiles have been released via email to health center CEOs by STAR² Center staff. If your health center has not received this important free resource, please contact us so that we can correct the contact information for your CEO and resend your Data Profile. 

Additionally, packets of state information have been released to PCA and PCO staff who became approved users by signing and returning a confidentiality agreement to ACU. A state aggregate report will be made available in the coming weeks as a supplemental resource for approved users for each state. If you would like access to these state level resources, please contact Mariah Blake for more information.

Be sure to check out this month's Featured Resource section below to learn more about the new Data Profile Information Center!
On Tuesday, March 29, STAR² Center staff were pleased to present an informational webinar to accompany the release of the updated Data Profiles. Allison Abayasekara, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, gave an overview of the Data Profiles and highlighted helpful next steps in self-assessment for health center workforce teams. If you missed the live broadcast or would like to revisit or share the information, a recording is now available
Partner News
The Rural Health Information Hub (formerly Rural Assistance Center) is committed to serving populations in rural communities through access to up to date and reliable tools, resources, and training to improve healthcare quality and access for rural residents.

The STAR² Center shares this commitment to health in rural communities by highlighting RHIhub resources and events that support recruitment and retention efforts in rural health workforce in our Resource Center. Head over to the RHIhub to learn more!

Tell Us More!
Is your organization planning an event or webinar? Have you recently released a new resource? We are always looking to highlight great work on workforce issues. If you would like to share your event or resource in our newsletter or on our website, let us know! Submit your information through the Contact Us page on the STAR² Center Site.
Featured Event

The National Center for Health in Public Housing will host a webinar on the dental care delivery system and ways to address the dental provider shortage on Tuesday, April 5 at 1:00pm ET.
Don't miss your chance to register to hear from panelists regarding tips and tools for dental recruitment!
Featured Resource
This month's Featured Resource was created to bring the most up to date information and resources regarding the recently released Data Profiles to your fingertips. The STAR² Center Data Profile Information Center is a hub for supplementary documents, tools, and videos to support health center staff as they analyze their individual Data Profiles. More information will be added in the coming weeks. Don't forget to check back!