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.

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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. All courses within the Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals training will be held via Zoom.

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

Details and registration information can be found for each course below:

Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Beginner and Intermediate Speakers

Date/Time: Four half-days: Thursday, April 13, Friday, April 14, Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, 2023. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring/extra practice offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other medical personnel. Other types of health care professionals are welcome to attend; however, it is important to note that only a limited amount of time is spent on terminology for other disciplines such as oral and behavioral health.

Course Description: 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 who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

Beginner and intermediate skill levels will be offered, with separate classes for each level. Ríos Associates will determine which skill level is appropriate for applicants based on participants completed self-assessment forms. Although quite rare, if it is not possible to offer the needed skill level for an individual, full tuition will be refunded.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  1. Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct a physical exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in medical emergencies.
  2. Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 1,500 general and medical words.
  3. Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, and past tenses, and command forms.
  4. Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and medical care.
  5. Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.
  6. Intermediate students will be able to do all the above, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and its tenses).

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the four-day course as follows:

  • At least 16 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The four-day course fee is $649 for CHAMPS Members and $799 for Non-Members. Please click here to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes four half-days of online Spanish language instruction, optional tutoring/extra practice, course text book, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2023 Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Beginner and Intermediate Speakers is now open. Download the registration forms for the four-day course here. Please complete both the registration and self-evaluation forms and email them to Kathryn King at Kathryn@CHAMPSonline.org. THE BEGINNER LEVEL IS ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY! Space remains in the Intermediate Level.

  • Payment instructions will be provided when space/fit in the class is confirmed.
  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023, or when registration is full. Please note that space is limited and typically fills to capacity quickly.

Two-Day Spanish for Oral Health Providers

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring/extra practice offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, and other clinical dental personnel.

Course Description: This beginner-level, two-day course is an intensive conversational and oral medical Spanish workshop consisting of dental 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 who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

This two-day intensive will offer a single class for oral health providers. Complete beginner speakers and those with some Spanish language skills may attend this course. Speakers may be separated by skill level for small group work. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Oral health professionals with intermediate and advanced Spanish language skills are invited to attend the four-day intermediate or two-day advanced skills course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  1. Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct an oral exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in dental/oral emergencies.
  2. Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 1,500 general and medical words.
  3. Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, some simple past tenses, and command forms.
  4. Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, foods, health, and dental/oral care.
  5. Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click here to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring/extra practice, course textbook, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2023 Two-Day Spanish Language Course for Oral Health Providers is now open. Download the registration forms for the two-day oral health course here. Please complete both the registration and self-evaluation forms and email them to Kathryn King at Kathryn@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • Payment instructions will be provided when space/fit in the class is confirmed.
  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023, or when registration is full. Please note that space is limited and typically fills to capacity quickly.

Two-Day Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring/extra practice offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, addiction counselors, and other integrated primary care personnel with intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills.

Course Description: This intermediate to advanced-level, two-day course is an intensive conversational and Behavioral Health Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, cross-cultural discussions, and practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

Intermediate to advanced skill levels may participate in this combined classroom. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Behavioral Health Providers with beginner Spanish language skills are invited to attend the traditional four-day course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  1. Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, address abuse, anxiety, substance abuse, sleep problems, conduct a mini mental, PHQ-9, GAD-7, ACE, MoCA, etc. screening/exam, give prescriptions and follow-up instructions, and intervene in Behavioral Health emergencies. As the groups is small, we will focus in on specialty Behavioral Health topics and tailor role-plays and practice sessions to each individual’s needs.
  2. Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 2,500 general and medical words.
  3. Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, past tenses, and command form, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and all its tenses).
  4. Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and behavioral medical care.
  5. Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click here to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring/extra practice, course textbook, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2023 Two-Day Spanish Language Course for Behavioral Health Providers is now open. Download the registration forms for the two-day behavioral health course here. Please complete both the registration and self-evaluation forms and email them to Kathryn King at Kathryn@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • Payment instructions will be provided when space/fit in the class is confirmed.
  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023, or when registration is full. Please note that space is limited and typically fills to capacity quickly.

Two-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Advanced Speakers

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 24, Tuesday and April 25, 2023. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring/extra practice offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinical personnel with advanced Spanish language skills.

Course Description: This two-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 who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

This two-day intensive will offer only the advanced skill level. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Medical professionals with beginner and intermediate Spanish language skills are invited to attend the traditional four-day course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  1. Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct a physical exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in medical emergencies.
  2. Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 2,500 general and medical words.
  3. Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, past tenses, and command form, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and all its tenses).
  4. Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and medical care.
  5. Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click here to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring/extra practice, course textbook, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2023 Two-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Advanced Speakers is now open. Download the registration forms for the two-day advanced course here. Please complete both the registration and self-evaluation forms and email them to Kathryn King at Kathryn@CHAMPSonline.org. THE ADVANCED COURSE IS ACCEPTING WAITLIST APPLICATIONS ONLY!

  • Payment instructions will be provided when space/fit in the class is confirmed.
  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31, 2023, or when registration is full. Please note that space is limited and typically fills to capacity quickly.

RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE

Event Overview: The 2022 CHAMPS/RMPHTC Resiliency Collaborative was an online facilitated peer group for Region VIII health center staff. Each session shared didactic information and was highly activity-focused, incorporating the practice of mindfulness techniques, meditation, practical body awareness exercises, journaling, goal setting, etc. This collaborative was open to clinical, administrative, and support staff of Region VIII CHCs. Recordings of each session can be found below.

Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.