Updates from the STAR² Center 
June 6, 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
As part of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved's 2016 Annual Conference, STAR² Center  experts will provide an in depth training for a small group of health center CEOs, CMOs, and HR Directors including an overview of the STAR² Center Data Profiles, resources, and next steps for workforce growth. 

This free session will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET and requires a separate registration from the ACU general conference registration. Click here to learn more and to register to take part in this training.

 STAR ²  Center has recently  released the 2016 National Data Review. This review examined the results of the annually updated individual health center Data Profiles at a national level to create profiles of sub-groups of health centers based on different crosscutting attributes. The report highlights trends and areas of particular need in recruitment and retention data and is meant to inform discussion of workforce challenges across the country. 
STAR² Center State Aggregate Reports

In addition to the recently released confidential individual health center  Data Profiles, the STAR² Center has produced non-confidential State Aggregate Reports. These reports contain information from all health centers in a particular state and are meant to show a state level representation of recruitment and retention data. The State Aggregate Reports were released to PCA and PCO partners via email in May. If you have not received a copy for your state, please contact Mariah Blake.
Partner News

STAR² Center partners Community Health Center, Inc. have wrapped up the first phase of their Clinical Workforce Development National Cooperative Agreement with a successful program of webinars. Now the NCA is preparing to start their Learning Collaborative portion of programming. The Learning Collaboratives are open to primary care practices in Federally Qualified Health Centers. 

For more information on these Learning Collaboratives click here and be sure to submit your application to participate by the June 10th deadline!
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
Building state partnerships to leverage resources and opportunities is a critical aspect of workforce development for health centers and Primary Care Associations. Join the STAR² Center and host, Nathalie Preptit, on Tuesday, June 14 from 2-3 p.m. ET to hear about the work of the Tennessee Rural Partnership and their suggestions for increasing partnership engagement in your own state. Click here to register!
Featured Resource
This Featured Resource is brand new to the STAR² Center Resource Center! The Financial Assessment Tool is meant to help you to understand the tangible costs of physician turnover. This tool was formatted in Excel to allow for individual health center use by inputting health center data or substituting the provided physician specific national data estimates.