Updates from the STAR² Center 
March 7, 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
2016 Recruitment & Retention Data Profile Launch

STAR² Center staff are excited to announce the release of of the updated health center recruitment and retention Data Profiles on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The Data Profiles reflect the most up to date health center data and compare an individual health center's data with national benchmarks in recruitment and retention. Profiles will be sent to health center CEOs and are meant to inform self assessment by health center workforce teams.

Help inform health centers about this free resource by including our brief informational blurbs about the Data Profile launch in your member communications. 

Feel free to contact us for more information on the Data Profiles and be sure to check out our Featured Event section below for details on our informational webinar that will accompany the launch.

The STAR² Center wants to share your good work! As part of the recent upgrades to our Resource Center we have added a tool to share your submissions of Best Practices from your organization with other health center staff. We want to hear what programs, tools, trainings, and resources have helped you with your workforce challenges. Visit our Best Practices form to submit your Best Practices today! 

View this month's Featured Resource below for an example of a Best Practice submission.
Partner News

HOP works to increase access to health and social services for underserved populations through resources and services promoting outreach. At the STAR² Center we are proud to share great HOP resources such as their new Outreach Starter Kit in our Resource Center. 

The National Association of Community Health Centers will host the next in the Office Hours Series for Health Center Clinical Leadership on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2pm Eastern. For more information on this informative series or to submit a question for discussion, view  NACHC's Office Hour event page.
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 Allison Abayasekara, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm as she discusses the updates to the Data Profiles and provides next steps for health center staff and individuals working toward workforce goals with health centers.

View more information and to register for this webinar.
Featured Resource
Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers have shared their experience with the Certified Employee Retention Professional Program to increase the retention of their staff while reducing turnover. 

View the description of their Best Practice and others through the "Best Practice" content type filter in the Resource Center.