Updates from the STAR² Center 
December 4, 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
2017 Recruitment & Retention Data Profiles Released!

We are happy to announce that the STAR² Center individual recruitment and retention  Data Profiles were released to each health center CEO in the country throughout the week of November 27, 2017! 

State level packets will be available to PCA and PCO staff who have completed a data use agreement in the coming weeks. Supporting documents and data use agreements are located in the  Data Profile Information Center on our website.

Please contact us if you have not yet received your Data Profile or if you would like to discuss your data and potential next steps in your workforce planning!

The STAR ²  Center would like to provide data on Health Professions Training in health centers to support the recruitment and retention Data Profiles but there isn't a reliable data source to provide that information. 

This is where you come in! We ask that all health centers complete our short assessment to help us identify potential areas for resources, training, and technical assistance. You can preview the questions prior to completing the assessment by clicking here.

Health center staff can opt-in to share their information with our PCA partners so we hope that PCA workforce staff will help us get the word out about this important assessment. Please share this with health center workforce staff to complete the assessment online by December 29, 2017If you would like to know the count of health centers who have supported this survey in your state so far, please contact Mariah Blake. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Partner News
Starting January 2018 through January 2019, Colorado Community Health Network and the Center of Nursing Excellence will host Cohort III of the Building Skills for Effective Teams (BSET) training. BSET, a highly-rated training program designed specifically for Community Health Centers (CHCs), focuses on expanding participants' leadership expertise, interpersonal knowledge, and emotional intelligence needed to confidently function within their CHC's integrated care teams and quality improvement efforts. Click here for more information and to register!

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Now that the 2017 Data Profiles have been released, join us on December 6 at 2:00pm ET for a tour of this resource. This webinar will offer a review of how to read and understand it, and ideas for utilizing your own profile for improved recruitment and retention at your health center. PCA and PCO staff are invited to join this webinar as well in advance of the release of State Aggregate resources.
STAR² Center Data Profile Information Center

In the STAR² Center Resource Center spotlight this month is the Data Profile Information Center. Updated for the 2017 release, this Information Center features updated resources that should be reviewed by health center staff alongside their individual recruitment and retention Data Profile. This toolkit also includes Data Use Agreements for PCA and PCO team members to complete to gain access to upcoming state level resources.