The mission of the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) is to provide opportunities for education and training, networking, and workforce development so that Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) Community Health Centers can better serve their patients and communities.
Stay informed and connected through 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.
• Now Open: CHAMPS Conference Call for Abstracts
• Register Now: CHAMPS Health Center Preparedness for Wildfires Webcast
• Register Now: CHAMPS/NWRPCA Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Health Professions Education Learning Series
• Now Available: CHAMPS 2020 Clinical Staffing and Provider Productivity Expectations Reports
• Now Available: Pipeline Development Resources
• Now Available: Resources for Screening and Addressing Social Determinants of Health
• Now Available: Updated Region VIII Data Summaries
• Now Open: COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period
• Now Available: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources
Learn more about CHAMPS events and products by linking to:
• Calendar of Events
• Distance Learning Events
• 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).
Sign up for the monthly CHAMPS Job Opportunities Bank (JOB) Email to receive a listing of recently posted health center positions right in your inbox.
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:
• Patient-Directed and Patient-Centered Care
• Mission-Driven Environments
• Commitment to High Quality Care
• Strong Support Networks
• Growing Need for CHC Professionals
• Potential Scholarship and/or Loan Repayment Funds
• Coverage of Professional Malpractice Costs
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 2021 – March 2022 membership year:
• Two seats on the CHAMPS Board of Directors (one BOD meeting annually).
• Free access to all CHAMPS Live and Archived Distance Learning Events (webcasts, podcasts, Project ECHO Learning Communities, Communities of Practice, etc.) developed in 2021-2022.
• Two free copies of the 2021/2022 CHAMPS Region VIII Health Center Directory (released by late 2021).
• Option to participate in the CHAMPS Employment Screening Preferred Pricing Program (PPP), offering discounts on employment screening products offered by screeningONE, a global background screening company (health center Organizational Members only).
• Option to participate in the CHAMPS/CliftonLarsonAllen Benchmarking Project, providing insight into health center finance, operations, and productivity benchmarks and trends (health center Organizational Members only).
• Discounted registration fees for CHAMPS-sponsored intensive trainings including Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals and CORE Competencies Training for Health Center Supervisors & Managers.
• Discounted registration fees plus opportunities for registration reimbursement for the NWRPCA/CHAMPS Annual Conference.
• Access to the Members Only section of the CHAMPS Website including a searchable Region VIII health center directory and printable CHAMPS salary survey reports.
• Direct advertising of newly active Job Opportunities Bank (JOB) postings to job seekers.
• Quarterly CHAMPS Board of Directors Digests, containing CHAMPS, HRSA, NACHC, and other updates relating to upcoming trainings, new resources, and more.
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