Updates from the STAR² Center 
April 3, 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
NACHC Policy & Issues Forum

The STAR² Center team was happy to meet with many of our health center, PCA, and HCCN partners at the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum in Washington, DC last week! We left feeling fired up to continue to #ValueCHCs in our everyday work with the support of so many advocates for quality healthcare for the underserved. As always, we are more than happy to discuss future collaboration so don't hesitate to contact us if we missed you at P&I!
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Partner News
NHSC Loan Repayment Program

The deadline to apply for National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program is approaching fast! Primary care medical, dental and behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at NHSC-approved sites in high-need, underserved areas. 

Head over to the NHSC Loan Repayment Program page for guidance and to submit your application by 7:30pm ET on Thursday, April 6, 2017!
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One of the ways a health care site can retain talented clinicians is through the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.

HRSA recently released a short video explaining the benefits of both programs for applicants and sites. Check it out!

Join ACU for the third installment of the 2017 Webinar Series:Excellence in Team-Based Care For the Underserved. In this session, Dr. Eileen Barrett will present organizational strategies to promote retention and recruitment by reducing burnout and increasing job satisfaction  Join this free webinar from 4:00-5:00pm ET on Tuesday April 18, 2017.

Is your health center getting ready for a bit of spring cleaning? We recommend taking some time with your team to work through our Self-Assessment Tool. Head over to our Self-Assessment Tool Resource Center to access the tool as well as a webinar walk through to help you assess your health center's workforce data.