In 1990, a group of Region VIII clinicians facilitated the establishment of Mountain/Plains Clinical Network (MPCN) as a program of CHAMPS. MPCN encompasses all health care providers working at Region VIII community, migrant and homeless health centers, and also includes National Health Service Corps (NHSC) participants working in Region VIII.
Note: Click HERE to download an electronic flyer providing an overview of MPCN.
Please feel free to distribute this flyer to other interested parties.
The mission of Mountain/Plains Clinical Network (MPCN) is to facilitate the professional, administrative, and educational development of all Region VIII CHC providers to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of care, eliminate disparities, and increase access.
The strategic goals of MPCN, as set out during the MPCN strategic planning meeting in October of 2014, are: increase awareness and communicate the value of MPCN; provide clinical education/training opportunities and resources; build/nourish partnerships; and keep MPCN members informed of the changing health care landscape.
A steering committee of Region VIII clinicians guides CHAMPS’ clinical programs to ensure that these programs and other clinical services meet the needs and challenges of MPCN. The MPCN Steering Committee is comprised of up to four representatives from each state in Region VIII; two medical providers, one oral health provider, and one behavioral health provider.
Follow the links below for:
- A list of Current MPCN Steering Committee Members
- Upcoming Steering Committee Video and In-person Meetings
- MPCN Organization/Operational Guidelines
If you are interested in becoming an MPCN Steering Committee member, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.
MPCN has delivered a number of successful programs in the areas of quality improvement, clinical research, patient and provider education (including provision of Continuing Medical Education hours), resource development, networking and communication. MPCN activities are designed to enhance health centers’ recruitment and retention of choice clinicians and to support the provision of excellent clinical services in Region VIII health centers.
Please follow the links below to learn more about the following current MPCN programs:
- Annual Primary Care Conference
- Distance Learning Opportunities – Live and Archived Webcasts
- Other Face-to-Face and Teleconference Trainings, including Spanish Language Intensives and Immunization Updates; link to our Events & Trainings page for more details.
Please link to our Calendar of Events for information about upcoming educational opportunities.
Clinical and Cross-Disciplinary Tools
- Online Clinical Tools and Resources
- Online Cross-Disciplinary Resources
- Videos/CD-ROMs/DVDs for Purchase
- CHAMPS Lending Library