Updates from the STAR² Center
March 4, 2019
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Would you like to start incorporating workforce data into your clinician recruitment and retention efforts? Do you have the time to explore this concept, but want some guidance as you develop a strategy? Answer yes to both of these questions, and you were made for this learning collaborative opportunity! Apply to this immersive learning experience for a chance to explore different workforce metrics, identify ways to collect and analyze them in connection with your workforce efforts, and discuss the topic with experts and health center peers. Apply by March 15 to be considered for this program that begins on April 2!
NACHC's upcoming Workforce Summit will be held March 25-26 in Alexandria, VA. This one-and-a-half-day summit for administrative, clinical, operations, human resources and workforce development leaders of Health Centers (CHCs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) will examine common workforce challenges across the spectrum of the health center community, its partners, and outside industry.

This event will highlight operative and practical strategies that your peers are employing to address pipeline development, recruitment, retention, staff diversity, and leadership challenges, as well as introduce resources to assist in overcoming difficulties to gaining and maintaining a high quality workforce.

Building and Sustaining the Behavioral Health Workforce in Health Centers

HRSA's National Center for Health Workforce Analysis released its Behavioral Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030, late last year. Analyses include a series of factsheets with national-level health workforce estimates for eight selected behavioral health occupations, state-level projections of supply and demand for behavioral health occupations, and estimates of new entrants into the behavioral health workforce.

The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center at the University of Michigan, supported by HRSA's Bureau of Health Workforce, offers a range of policy briefs and reports covering practitioner characteristics and roles in integrated care. Check out their data visualization tool to explore each recognized type of practitioner and their respective credentialing standards and scopes of practice within each state.

The next All-Programs Webcast will take place tomorrow, March 5 from 2:00-3:00 pm EST. Click here to access the Webcast at the time of the event!

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!

Four sessions down, two to go! Have you taken the time to catch up on our PCA & HCCN Workforce series?  Click here to access our previous sessions and register to attend this month's session on Thursday, March 7, to learn more about the federal resources available to support your workforce efforts.
Burnout among the nation's physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published today by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association has deemed the condition a public health crisis. Click here to access this report.