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 spring CHAMPS offers a medical Spanish language training for clinicians at Region VIII health centers. This four-day course 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.

The 2021 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals will be held virtually on Zoom in April 2021. View the event flyer here.

The traditional four-day medical Spanish language course will host two skill levels, beginner and intermediate, which will be taught in separate virtual classrooms.

New for 2021! Three two-day Spanish language courses will be offered.

  • Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers (Providers and clinical support staff with advanced Spanish language skills may join this course.)
  • Spanish for Oral Health Providers (Beginner to intermediate Spanish speakers may join this course.)
  • Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers (Intermediate to advanced Spanish speakers may join this course. Behavioral Health Providers with beginner Spanish language skills are invited to attend the traditional four-day course.)

Registration: Please check back for updates as more information becomes available. Registration for the 2021 event will open in early January 2021.

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

CHAMPS RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE

CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative

Event Overview: The CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative is a facilitated peer support group using concepts from the evidence-based framework, Finding Meaning in Medicine, in an online format. Each session will incorporate the practice of mindfulness techniques and practical body awareness exercises. The remaining time will be comprised of group discussion on topics selected by the participants. This cohort will meet for five months. Sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesdays, January through May 2021. Each session will be held from 12:00–1:00 PM MT (1:00–2:00 PM CT). We ask that you try to attend all of the first three sessions. Two sessions will continue to be offered each month through May; you may attend one or both of those sessions as your schedule allows. View the event flyer here.

Event Resources: 

Resiliency Collaborative Participant Expectations: As a participant in this resiliency collaborative, we ask that you:

  • Attend the first three sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Attend at least once per month for the remaining months.
  • Participate in discussions and activities during each session.
  • Join via video for sessions by logging in on a computer with a webcam, smartphone, or tablet. If you are in need of a webcam to participate, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Resiliency Collaborative Session Dates: Each session will be held 12:00–1:00 PM MT (1:00–2:00 PM CT) on the following Wednesdays in 2021:

  • January 6 and 20
  • February 3 and 17
  • March 3 and 17
  • April 7 and 21
  • May 5 and 19

Registration: Registration is now open through December 30, 2020. However, the cohort is limited to 30 individuals and may fill to capacity before that date. There is no cost for Region VIII health center providers to participate in the Resiliency Collaborative. Please complete the registration form here.

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