Events and Trainings

The following resources have been compiled to help you research opportunities for continuing professional development and peer networking through live, Internet-based, and archived conferences, seminars, and workshops. These opportunities include CHAMPS’ and other regional and national events and trainings.

Please follow the links below for:
Annual Primary Care Conference
Calendar of Events
Distance Learning – Webcasts and More

Leadership Learning Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: AIHM Fellowship Program

Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals

Resiliency Collaborative

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: AIHM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

In Winter 2020, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) offered an opportunity for one CHAMPS Organizational Member health center clinician to be awarded a full scholarship (valued at $24,000) to participate in the AIHM Fellowship Program. The application period for this opportunity has now closed. 

If you have any questions please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

SPANISH LANGUAGE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Event Overview: Each April, CHAMPS offers medical Spanish language training for clinicians at Region VIII health centers. This training is an intensive, conversational, and medical Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, visual aids, cross-cultural discussions, and daily practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time, and who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

In addition to the traditional four-day Medical Spanish Course for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish Speakers, three two-day Spanish language courses are available: Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers, Spanish for Oral Health Providers, and Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers.

The 2022 event has concluded, please check back at the end of the year for information on the 2023 event.

Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.

RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE

Event Overview: The CHAMPS/RMPHTC Resiliency Collaborative is an online facilitated peer group for Region VIII health center staff. Each session will not only share didactic information but will also be highly activity-focused, incorporating the practice of mindfulness techniques, meditation, practical body awareness exercises, journaling, goal setting, etc. Come ready to share your thoughts with your peers if that’s what you need, or feel free to sit quietly and reflect on the activities presented- all needs will be honored and welcomed in this series. Please join us for an hour once each month as a gift to yourself! This free collaborative is open to clinical, administrative, and support staff of Region VIII CHCs.

Dates/Time: First Friday of each month, May through September 2022, at 12-1PM MT (1-2PM CT).

Sessions:  Please join us for the following sessions:

  • May 6: Reflecting on the Pandemic: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? with Molly Molloy, LCSW
  • June 3: Secondary Trauma: Basic Skills to Activate Resilience with Andrew Laue, LCSW
  • July 1: Opening to the Presence of Peace and Joy with Gina Pate-Terry, LCSW
  • August 5: Resilience Practice Skills: Connection with Andrew Laue, LCSW
  • September 2: Reviewing What We Have Learned and Looking Ahead with Molly Molloy, LCSW

Target Audience: This free collaborative is open to all clinical, administrative, and support staff at Region VIII health centers.

Registration: You may pre-register here for this free event here. Please note that you will be taken to the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center page to complete registration. You may attend any or all of the sessions in the series. Also, pre-registration is not required; you can access each session on the day of the event on the same webpage. However, pre-registration is highly encouraged as it will give you access to the calendar invitations and the log-in information early.

Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.