Updates from the STAR² Center 
October 2, 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
Time is running out for us to gather information on health professions training in health centers! We look forward to sharing this important data with our PCA partners to drive resources, training, and TA efforts specific to this exciting area of health center workforce development but we need your help! Please share the following information with your members and colleagues today!

With the support of HRSA's Bureau of Primary Health Care, the  STAR² Center  is fielding a short assessment to gather information on health centers' current experiences with health professions training activities in order to identify potential areas for resources, training, and technical assistance. 

This assessment takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and should be completed by all health centers regardless of whether or not they are currently training health professions students or residents. 

Please share this with health center workforce staff to  complete the assessment online by October 13, 2017. You can preview the questions prior to completing the assessment by   clicking here. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Partner News
NCA Face to Face

The STAR² Center's Allison Abayasekara and Suzanne Speer returned from last week's National Cooperative Agreement in person meeting energized and ready to dive into our next national collaborative efforts! We look forward to continuing to work with our NCA and PCA partners to bring our best resources and training material to workforce teams across the country. If you missed Allison or Suzanne last week but would like to catch up, contact us!
National partner ZurickDavis hosts regular webinars offering industry insights in their Learn from Leaders series. Through the series, content experts from the field have the chance to share their experience with individuals looking for a refreshing take on what they can be doing to support their organizational leadership and workforce efforts. Head over to the Catch Some Zs archive to access past presentations and be sure to follow @ZurickDavis for updates on upcoming events and resources!

Join ACU and organizations across the country in celebrating and supporting the National Health Service Corps during Crops Community Month this October. Click here to learn more about the NHSC and click here to join the Thunderclap on October 11 on social media in support of this program and the important work that it makes possible.

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