Updates from the STAR² Center 
September 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

This fall the STAR² Center will be on the road and online bringing the latest workforce strategies and guided resources to you and your team. Read on for more information!
The backbone of the STAR² Center's training and resource preparation are the submissions our team receives from health centers through the Self-Assessment Tool. This tool takes a health center's input and provides brief recommendations for next steps and topics for exploration based on the specific responses of the health center. By reviewing these responses, STAR² Center experts are able to craft a personalized training agenda for our audiences at regional trainings. Join us for a step-by-step walk through webinar on Tuesday, September 13, from 2-3pm ET to better understand this important tool.
Bring your questions about the ACU Self-Assessment Tool to our virtual office hour in preparation for upcoming training and technical assistance sessions. This office hour will be held on Wednesday, September 28, from 3-4pm ET and will allow a more casual discussion of your progress with the Self-Assessment Tool. Registration is requested to submit a question or topic for discussion in advance. See our event page for more information!
Do you have experience with solving health center workforce challenges that you would like to share? The STAR² Center is always looking to add qualified individuals to our team of expert consultants. Join our team to provide technical assistance to health centers over the phone, online, or in person depending on your experience and desired level of involvement. 

To share your expertise with health centers in need, please contact us via this form   or via email.
Partner News
Medical Legal Partnership - 
Health centers and PCAs are invited to apply for the first-ever Social Determinants of Health Academy hosted by eight BPHC-supported National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) holders.  The Social Determinants of Health Academy is a six-month virtual training series pilot designed to help health centers and PCAs develop, implement, and sustain SDOH interventions in their clinics and communities. 

Short applications are due Wednesday, September 15. For more information and for the application, click here.
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

Join us for this 3-part webinar series to delve into ACU's Retention & Recruitment Plan Template. Speakers will walk through the tool, describe intent and value, explain how to use tools and calculators, and answer questions about how and why to use this framework for developing or revising a recruitment and retention plan. One registration will sign you up for all three live events and first access to the recordings.

This brand new, ACU Provider Retention and Recruitment (R&R) Plan is meant to be a working, living document that can be easily modified by your workforce team to create robust R&R programs that can adjust to changing conditions at your health center and in the health care environment. Download this three part tool today and keep an eye out for more on our webinar series mentioned above.