Updates from the STAR² Center
August 13, 2018
National Health Center Week

It's National Health Center Week! For more than 50 years, community health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Today, nearly 1,400 health centers serve approximately 1 in 12 people in the United States. It's time to celebrate all of our health center Health Care Heroes!

Follow along on Social Media with this year's theme:  Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America's Health Care Heroes  to learn about and promote activities taking place in your community from August 12-18, 2018. 

The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions will host a roundtable discussion on " Providing Services to Rural Populations Roundtable Discussion for Health Centers" on August 14, 2018 from 3:00-4:00pm ET. Click here to join the webinar on the day of the event. 

This CIHS webinar features subject matter experts in health information technology and technologies that support population health management and data aggregation from Clinica Family Health and Colorado Community Managed Care Network. Presenters will share best practices for health centers in streamlining and sustaining behavioral health workflows and maximizing their electronic health records to ensure comprehensive and accurate billing and coding.

Wednesday, August 22
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Join the webinar the day of the session

Rise to the occasion September 18th and 19th for THINK HERO, Nevada Primary Care Association's 2018 Annual Conference. Come together with FQHCs and community driven primary care/social service organizations from all over Nevada as we Empower, Transform, and Lead the way to the future . . . a future of better and broader health care for all residents of the Silver State.

They have extended the Early Bird Discount until Friday August 17, 2018. Don't wait - Register today!

Did you miss the recent All-Programs webcast? Thankfully, our colleagues at BPHC have shared a recording of the event. 

Watch it now for important Health Center Program updates.

The STAR² Center team is looking forward to welcoming a cohort of 25 health center staff with limited recruitment experience to the 2018 Recruitment Bootcamp! From September through December, participants will spend 30 minutes each week in a mix of webinars, office hours, and projects to complete an overhaul of their recruitment processes. To find more information and apply by August 31, 2018 to revamp your recruitment process in just 30 minutes a week this fall, click here!

This 2017 Patient Centered Medical Home self-assessment is intended to help health centers gauge their readiness for meeting the NCQA 2017 PCMH Requirements. Of course, completing this does not guarantee passing PCMH recognition process, it is intended to help you assess and plan!