Updates from the STAR² Center
October 1, 2018

We need your input! The STAR² Center in collaboration with 20 national organizations and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is conducting national health center needs assessment. The information received from the assessment will provide feedback and inform future T/TA planning, development, dissemination, and evaluation to best support health center operational needs. Staff at all health centers are asked to complete this assessment. Click here to access it today!
STAR² Center : Coming to a Conference Near You!

The STAR² Center team is on the road across the country this fall participating in PCA conferences. Will we see you there? Let us know!

"The growing demand for affordable primary care, especially among underserved patient populations, has fueled the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues." Read this article by Sharon Thompson, FASPR,
Business Development Manager at Jackson Physician Search, to learn more about how health center teams across the country can take on this recruitment challenge by instituting a recruitment checklist at their organization.

Participants will learn about the importance of UDS submission, the processes and systems requirements of UDS submissions, and UDS table specific considerations. Join the webcast on October 11 from 1:00-2:30pm ET.

Under the direction of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the STAR² Center has worked with NACHC and the 18 other HRSA national cooperative agreement (NCA) entities to develop an online health center resource center. The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse is designed as a one-stop online repository of training and technical assistance resources developed for health centers by the 20 NCAs. Topics include finance, operations, workforce, quality improvement, capital development, HIT/data, governance and emerging issues. Click here to take a look!

HRSA is hosting a Virtual Job Fair for behavioral health professionals on October 17, 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from more than 100 health care organizations recruiting for 1,000+ behavioral health vacancies during the event.

Participation Information:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:45 - 10:15 PM ET
Job seekers register here: http://bit.ly/BHVJF

Health care professionals who are hired by organizations in Health Professional Shortage Areas may also qualify for educational loan repayment through HRSA programs, such as the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps.

We've added new self-paced online courses to our growing catalog of resources and training opportunities for health center workforce teams looking to enhance their recruitment and retention efforts. Take some time today to set up your learner account and review our new "Administrative Strategies for Increasing Retention" course.  Click here to view a brief overview of how to access and register to complete these courses and be sure to reach out to Mariah Blake at mblake@clinicians.org with any questions.