Updates from the STAR² Center 
August 8, 2017

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
The STAR² Center invites health center staff to revamp their recruitment process in just 30 minutes a week! This pilot Recruitment Bootcamp will be a "back to basics" program of webinars, office hours, and assignments held from September through December and is intended for staff at small health centers. In addition to the educational programming, this cohort of 25 health center staff will benefit from peer sharing by way of an online discussion forum. Interested health centers can learn more and access the application here. The deadline to apply to join this cohort is Thursday, August 31. Apply today! 
Upcoming Attractions

Keep an eye on your inboxes - the STAR ² Center team has some important announcements ready to send your way! We will be sharing information and newsletter sized blurbs to our PCA and NCA partners to help you to spread the word about our upcoming programming including Regional Workforce Action Plans, TTA Curricula, Assessment of Health Professions Training in Health Centers, and more!
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Partner News
As you prepare to meet with and learn from healthcare leaders from across the country at the NACHC Community Health Institute, be sure to join workforce experts from the STAR² Center, CHC Inc., and NACHC for a newly designed, one-day program examining the issues influencing the current and future health center workforce. Check out the schedule for the Workforce Summit. We hope to see you there!

This annual week of celebrating the work and services of health centers is almost upon us! As you plan your community's celebrations, be sure to check out the 2017 focus days and recommendations for amplifying your programs and successes. Keep an eye on #NHCW17 and #ValueCHCs to engage with the celebrations online!

While you're on the go this summer, be sure to take along this helpful audio round up of the latest in community health center resources, news, and health policy. The most recent episode will help you to prepare for National Health Center Week 2017, have a listen!