Updates from the STAR² Center
February 5, 2018
Engaged employees are happier, more productive and far more likely to stay for the long-term, and skilled managers are key to developing a highly engaged team.  In this intensive Learning Collaborative, 30 managers from health centers across the country will have the opportunity to strengthen crucial skills through a 12-week program alternating 30-minute webinars with relevant, hands-on "homework" assignments and dynamic discussions to put learning into action.  Join us for this deep dive into important strategies, skills and ideas to strengthen your team for the long-term! Apply by Feb. 18!
It's that time of year again! The release of our updated individual recruitment and retention Data Profiles is just around the corner! We have been working since last year's release to update the structure of this important resource to make the Data Profiles more accessible and interactive for health center CEOs and workforce teams. Keep an eye on your inbox for upcoming information on our plans for this release. For more information on the past versions of our Data Profiles, click here, and please contact us with questions.
All Programs Webcast - Recording Available

The recording from the most recent All-Programs Webcast is available for review now. If you were unable to tune in for the live event or would like to revisit any of the topics covered,
click here to access it!

The next All-Programs Webcast will be held on March 5. Access information will be sent out in the near future. To submit questions in advance, send an email to bphcta@hrsa.gov by Friday, March 1, with the subject line "BPHC All-Programs Question."

We were happy to hear from Yvette Merritt in the most recent edition of Louisiana Primary Care Association's Blog. In her post, Yvette walks readers through the importance of the onboarding process. Click here to access this post and read on!

It's not too early to start planning your trip to Alexandria, VA to meet, mingle, and learn with workforce leaders at this year's Workforce Summit. This event will take place from March 25-26. Click here to learn more and register today! 

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!

Have you been following along with our monthly professional development series for PCA and HCCN staff? We've conducted three informative sessions so far and are gearing up for our next session on February 7. During this session, we will provide an overview of National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) like the STAR² Center and hear from two of our NCA colleagues about what resources and assistance are available to PCA and HCCN teams to better support health centers in their states. You can review our November, December, and January sessions and register to added the remainder of the series by clicking here.
We were thrilled to have so many of you on the line with us last month as Pamela Byrnes of John Snow, Inc. introduced our newly released Strategic Workforce Planning Workbook. If you were unable to join us or would like to share this information with your colleagues, you can now access the recording and slides from this presentation by clicking here!