Updates from the STAR² Center 
May 2, 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
STAR² Center staff have been busy fielding comments, answering questions, and scheduling individual technical assistance as health center workforce staff across the country have begun to interact with their updated Data Profile information. Head over to the Data Profile Information Center for supporting documents and tools for promoting this great resource through your communication channels!

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the STAR² Center State Aggregate Reports to PCA and PCO partners. This non-confidential resource is meant to support state level observations of trends in health center workforce recruitment and retention. Keep an eye out for more information shortly! 

PCA and PCO partners are still encouraged to access their state's confidential health center profile information by contacting Mariah Blake for details.  
Coming to a Conference Near You: STAR² Center Learning Lab

The spring 2016 conference season is upon us and STAR² Center staff are excited to take part in a variety of conferences, presentations, workshops, and webinars in collaboration with regional conferences across the country. Check our training calendar to see where we will be next and contact us if you would like to bring STAR² Center training to your members.
Partner News
The Sheps Center "seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services." Through their research, consultation, technical assistance, and training, the Sheps Center promotes advances in health care delivery and policy. 

The STAR² Center Resource Center regularly features research and programming created by the Sheps Center and are especially excited to share those created for their Program on Health Workforce Research and Policy
Each year every community health center program is required to submit data for HRSA's Uniform Data System (UDS). To help health centers prepare to submit data the National Health Care for the Homeless Council will host a presentation on Tuesday, May 3, at 3:00pm ET. Presenters will offer tips, suggestions, and other resources for submitting data using a variety of software options. 

Click here for more information and register before it's too late!
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The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) 2016 Application cycle is now open!  Becoming an NHSC site can help you to recruit and retain providers who want to work in underserved communities where they are needed most. Be sure to review the 2016 Site Reference Guide and the NHSC website for more information and apply before the cycle closes on June 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET!
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
Join host Judd Mellinger-Blouch of the Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center on  Tuesday, May 10, 2016  at 2:00pm ET for the next STAR² Center Recruitment & Retention webinar! 

This webinar will cover pros and cons of conducting your own career fairs, lessons learned through experience and experimentation, and steps to take to get your career fair off the ground. Register today to attend!
Featured Resource
This Featured Resource is part of the American Medical Association's STEPS Forward online practice transformation series. This module includes information and steps for fostering a culture of wellness and resiliency within your practice environment. Check out this great module and resources that help to prevent burnout from the AMA other organizations in our Resource Center today!