Updates from the STAR² Center
August 12, 2019

Taking steps to promote diversity and inclusion in your organization can have a significant positive impact on your recruitment and retention efforts. Join the STAR² Center and our expert guest faculty from the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) for this three-month learning collaborative focused on the development of policies and procedures that support diversity and cultural humility at health centers. This learning collaborative kicks off on September 12 so click here to learn more and apply ahead of the August 26 Deadline!

NACHC has released an updated version of America's Health Centers Fact Sheet with the latest UDS data for 2018.  This fact sheet is a great tool for talking about what health centers are, who they serve, their impact on patients, and the value they add to the healthcare system. 

This webinar introduces a new HRSA product, A Guide for Rural Healthcare Collaboration and Coordination. Hear how rural hospitals, community health centers, local public health departments and other rural stakeholders work together to assess and address their rural communities' health needs. The webinar will highlight two innovative rural health organizations that have developed strategies to meet population health goals, address social risk factors, and improve health outcomes. It will also share solutions to support rural health organizations' financial viability and lessons learned. Register today for this webinar taking place on Thursday, August 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm EST

3RNet is hosting their 2019 Annual Conference in Wichita, Kansas, from September 24-26, 2019. 3RNet members represent over 5,000 communities across the U.S. that actively recruit physicians and other healthcare providers. Attendees include 3RNet members and representatives from other state-based agencies involved in workforce issues, the federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, Veteran's Administration, and Indian Health Service. Are you planning to attend? 

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!

New to the STAR ² Center online course library:  Developing an Effective Employee Engagement Plan! In this course users walk through the benefits of and process for the development and implementation of an effective Employee Engagement Plan. The course takes roughly 30 minutes to complete and is designed to fit into your schedule. Click here to log in and take a look!

The NACHC CHI is the largest annual gathering of health center clinicians, executives, consumer board members, along with State/Regional Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. The STAR ² Center team will be in attendance as the conference kicks off in Chicago, IL, from August 18-20, 2019. Be sure to let us know if you'd like to connect in person!