CHAMPS 30th Anniversary

The mission of CHAMPS is to provide opportunities for education and training, networking, and workforce development to Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) Community Health Centers so we can better serve our patients and communities.

CHAMPS Happenings

Stay informed and connected – check out CHAMPS events, trainings, and products…

CHAMPS provides a multitude of events, trainings, products, and services designed to support Region VIII Community Health Centers (CHCs) in serving their patients. These conferences, webcasts, teleconferences, publications, online resources, pocket cards, etc. are aimed at CHC staff and board members and provide continuing education, networking opportunities, and ongoing professional development.


Be sure to check out:

• Registration Open – NWRPCA/CHAMPS Annual Primary Care Conference
• Registration Open – Motivating Consumers to Enroll in Coverage O/E Webcast
• Registration Open – Achieving Equity in Health Care for LGBT People Webcast
• Registration Open – 2015 “Lunchtime Learning” Distance Learning Series

Learn more about other CHAMPS events and products by linking to:
CHAMPS Calendar of Events
Distance Learning – Webcasts and Teleconferences
• Annual Primary Care Conference
• CHC Board Resources
Patient Education Tools
• Clinical Activities and Resources
• Recruitment and Retention Resources
Cross-Disciplinary Resources
Outreach and Enrollment Resources
• Publications and Electronic Media

Working in Region VIII

Are you ready to make a difference? Work for a Community Health Center!

Visit the CHAMPS Job Opportunities Bank (JOB) to explore clinical and administrative career opportunities at Community, Migrant, and Homeless Health Centers (CHCs) and related organizations in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (Federal Region VIII).

Watch CHAMPS: Working at Health Centers in Region VIII to hear directly from providers and staff what they enjoy about working at a health center!

CHCs provide high-quality, affordable, and accessible primary health care to predominantly indigent, medically underserved, and underinsured populations in a wide range of communities, from inner cities to rural frontiers.  Working for a CHC is a unique experience, with an abundance of advantages over careers in other types of health-care organizations, including:

• Potential Scholarship and/or Loan Repayment Funds
• Professional Malpractice Costs Covered
• Mission-Driven Environment
• Support Network
• Commitment to Clinical Quality
• Community Governed

Learn more about the advantages of working in a CHC.
Learn more about the CHC model of care.

CHAMPS Membership

CHAMPS is grateful to our generous members and honored to serve as the Region VIII Primary Care Association.

CHAMPS organizational membership is open to the Community Health Centers (CHCs) and State Primary Care Associations of Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). This support is vital and allows CHAMPS to meet its mission of supporting Region VIII CHCs so they can better serve their patients.

In exchange for supporting CHAMPS’ educational, recruitment and retention, and clinical services, current members will receive the following benefits for the April 2015 – March 2016 membership year:

• Two seats on the CHAMPS Board of Directors
• Free access to online CHAMPS Live and Archived Webcasts
CD-ROM copies of CHAMPS Archived Webcasts
• Two free copies of the 2015-2016 CHAMPS Region VIII Health Center Directory
• Discounted pricing for subscriptions to UpToDate and the Clinic Library
• Option to participate in the CHAMPS/CliftonLarsonAllen Financial Benchmarking Project
• Discounted registration for CHAMPS face-to-face trainings including Spanish Language for Health Professionals, CORE Competency Training for New CHC Supervisors/Managers, and Critical Skills for Mid-Level Managers
• Discounted registration for the CHAMPS/NWRPCA Annual Conference with travel reimbursement for some attendees
• Access to the Members Only section of the CHAMPS Website
• Direct advertising of newly active Job Opportunities Bank (JOB) postings to job seekers

Review a list of current CHAMPS Organizational Members.
Log on to the Members Only section of the CHAMPS website.