Updates from the STAR² Center 
May 1, 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
STAR² Center Workforce Strategy Sessions

The STAR² Center will be taking to the road to conduct a series of regional workforce Strategy Sessions throughout spring 2017. These full day Strategy Sessions will be hosted in partnership with eight regional host PCAs in order to promote collaboration between PCA workforce teams. 

By analyzing regional data included in the ACU workforce data profiles and discussing workforce activities planned by PCAs within each region, the STAR² Center intends to provide a framework for developing state and regional workforce strategies to better leverage national resources. A travel stipend is available for each PCA in attendance. 

This week the STAR² Center is meeting with PCA representatives from Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia. Head over to our Training calendar to learn more and to find information on the Strategy Session planned for your Region!
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Partner News

The STAR² Center team is looking forward  to joining policy leaders and workforce researchers at the GW Health Workforce Institute meeting on May 3 to share key workforce research findings, engage the audience in a discussion of policy implications, and identify future research priorities and opportunities for collaboration.  We are excited to have been asked to join this meeting and look forward to future opportunities for collaboration with this inspiring group of health workforce leaders. 

Do you know how the federal government prioritizes federal funding for communities experiencing a health professional shortage? Do you know what your three scores are? 

Join ACU on Thursday, May 25 from 4:00-5:00pm to learn  more the types of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)s designated by HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce, the HPSA designation criteria, and how HPSAs are scored.

Last month, presenter Dr. Eileen Barrett joined the ACU team to bring s pecific interventions to eliminate burnout to our webinar audience. To brush up on topics covered including: reducing disorganization, promoting shared values, individualizing work schedules, and supporting clinician wellness, view the webinar recording and access slides from the presentation here!