Online Archived CHAMPS Distance Learning Events

CHAMPS understands that CHC personnel often have a multitude of responsibilities that make attending live events difficult. To help overcome this barrier, CHAMPS offers archived versions of our webcasts. CHAMPS distance learning events are typically archived online for one year beyond the live presentation date. Many archived webcasts are also available to purchase or borrow on CD-ROM; visit the CHAMPS Electronic Media and Lending Library webpages to learn more. Please note that continuing education credit is typically NOT available for archived CHAMPS distance learning events unless otherwise indicated below.

EVENT HANDOUTS: Visit the Distance Learning Library to download handouts, evaluations, and other documents created for these and other past CHAMPS distance learning events.

Please click or scroll down to view descriptions of online archived CHAMPS Distance Learning Events including topics, presenters, and potential costs:

CLINICAL AND QUALITY DISTANCE LEARNING EVENTS

Health Center Preparedness for Wildfires Webcast
This 60-minute webcast recorded on June 29, 2021 provided key points to assist health centers in preparing for a wildfire. Marija Weeden, Director of Operations at Mountain Family Health Centers in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, discussed her experience during a large wildfire in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in 2020. Eric Henley MD, MPH, former CMO of LifeLong Medical Care in California East Bay and current Institutional Official for LifeLong’s new Family Medicine Residency Teaching Health Center, discussed why wildfires are a pressing concern for health centers, detailed health effects of ambient smoke exposure, and provided pointers for patient education.

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Education Credit is not available for this archive.

Cost: This archived recording is FREE for staff from Region VIII health centers.

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Archive available through 06/29/2022.

Region VIII COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Collaborative Meeting
This video collaboration meeting for state PCA staff, Region VIII Vaccine Coordinators, and other health center staff working to support COVID-19 vaccine administration planning efforts at Region VIII health centers provided attendees with the opportunity to address topics such as encouraging uptake of the vaccine, planning to administer the second dose to patients, and other concerns.

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Education Credit is not available for this archive.

Cost: This archived recording is FREE for staff from Region VIII health centers.

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Archive available through 01/19/2022.

2021 Immunization Update
A. Patricia Wodi, MD, Public Health Physician, Immunization Services Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Event Overview: This annual presentation is intended to update health care personnel on the latest recommended immunization schedules and the most recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Education Credit is not available for this archive.

Cost: This archived recording is FREE for staff from Region VIII health centers.

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Archive will be available through 06/04/2022.

CHAMPS/WMT AHEC Building Resiliency Skills Learning Community: Walking Together Towards Healing in a Time of Collective Loss
This learning community, developed by CHAMPS and Western Montana Area Health Education Center (WMT AHEC) and sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC), provided health centers and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), as well as other healthcare organizations in Montana, access to four, 60-minute interactive learning sessions focused on building individual resiliency skills. Recordings of the didactic portion of each session are available below.

Continuing Education Credit: Continuing Education Credit is not available for this archive.

Cost: These archived recordings are FREE for staff from Region VIII health centers.

May 7, 2020: Understanding the Impact of Collective Loss
Mary-Ann Bowman, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Montana

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Archive available through 05/28/2021.

May 14, 2020: Trauma and Resiliency
Molly M. Molloy, LCSW, Director, Western Montana AHEC

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Archive available through 05/28/2021.

May 21, 2020: The Mindful Present
Gina Pate-Terry, LCSW, LAC, Integrated Behavioral Health Lead, Montana Primary Care Association

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Archive available through 05/28/2021.

May 28, 2020: Positive Psychology in Difficult Times
John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, Professor, Department of Counseling Education, University of Montana

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Archive available through 05/28/2021.

HEALTH EQUITY LEARNING EVENTS

CCHN/CHAMPS 2021 HEALTH EQUITY LEARNING SERIES

The three-part CCHN/CHAMPS 2021 Health Equity Learning Series builds on the foundation from last year’s series and continues efforts in the journey towards a more equitable and just health system. Participants will come away from the series with a greater understanding of organizational and personal position in health equity as well as tangible strategies and tools to assist moving forward.

Target Audience: The presentations in the series are intended for any health center and PCA staff from various positions, both clinical and non-clinical.

Cost: All live events in this series are FREE for health centers and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). Please visit the CHAMPS Region VIII Health Centers and Primary Care Associations webpage to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation.

Event 1 – It Starts with Us: The Journey of Dismantling Institutional Racism
Sabrina Edgington, MSW, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), Michael Durham, MTS, Community Engagement Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)

Event Overview: This webinar defined what “DEI” really means on an institutional level, described why organizations may be faltering, and identified practical strategies to be more inclusive and get unstuck. We concluded with suggestions to go beyond the basics and provide encouragement for the lifelong journey.

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Archive will be available through 9/28/2022.

Event 2 – Applying the Health Equity Lens: Serving Indigenous People
Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Independent Consultant, Swift Bird Consulting, LLC

Event Overview: This webinar will offer insight into general cultural practices within tribal communities for healthcare providers. This will include, family structures (roles/responsibilities), traditional healing practices, and how to build rapport with Indigenous/Native American patients.

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Archive will be available through 9/28/2022.

Event 3 – Applying the Health Equity Lens: Weight Bias in Health Care
Ragen Chastain, ACE Certified Health Coach and Functional Fitness Specialist; co-creator HAESHealthSheets.com, Professional Speaker and Writer

Event Overview: Weight bias, both explicit and implicit, exists at every level of healthcare and it negatively affects people of all sizes. In this talk we will uncover the ways in which weight stigma is found in healthcare research, training, tools, and best practices, and the impacts it has. We will learn options to avoid and/or mitigate weight bias as practitioners, patients, and advocates, as well as ways that we can all work to end weight bias in healthcare.

Handouts coming soon.
Archive will be available through 9/28/2022.

CCHN/CHAMPS 2020 HEALTH EQUITY LEARNING SERIES

The four-part CCHN/CHAMPS 2020 Health Equity Learning Series is designed to introduce all levels of staff to the Community Health Center Movement’s position and continued efforts in the journey towards a more equitable and just health system. Participants will come away from the series with a greater understanding of organizational and personal position in this work as well as a few strategies to assist moving the work forward. Join for any one session or the whole series.

Target Audience: The presentations in the series are intended for health center and PCA staff from various positions including clinical and non-clinical.

Cost: All recorded events in this series are FREE for health centers (Health Center Program Awardees) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY). Please visit the CHAMPS Region VIII Health Centers and Primary Care Associations webpage to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation.

Event 1 – Health Equity is Social Justice: Health Centers in the Context of Racial and Social Justice
Rachel Gonzales-Hanson, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and Ross Brooks, Mountain Family Health Centers

Event Overview: The Community Health Center Movement has a deep and rich history in social justice. This webinar will offer a historical perspective for the Community Health Center Movement nationally and in Region VIII as well as ideas for how health centers can continue to play a role in pursuing racial justice and health equity.

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Archive available through 10/13/2021.

Event 2 – Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19
Jason Vitello, Denver Public Health and Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA)

Event Overview: The current pandemic has shed new light on the foundational inequities of this nation. This webinar will offer insight into the structures and systems that cause health disparities and how the pandemic has brought new perspective to those.

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Archive available through 10/13/2021.

Event 3 – Organizational Commitment and Strategies for Health Equity Communication
Dwayne Proctor, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Julie Reiskin, LCSW and Andrew Montoya, JD, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

Event Overview: Communicating for health equity is critical for organizations and individuals as they work to combat the impact of systemic marginalization and oppression. Attendees will learn about tools and strategies to create a widespread and consistent understanding of what equity is, why it matters for health, and the role we all play in helping achieve it.

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Archive available through 10/13/2021.

Event 4 – Applying the Health Equity Lens: Serving People with Disabilities
Julie Reiskin, LCSW and Andrew Montoya, JD, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)

Event Overview: Working with specific populations requires specific strategies. This webinar will offer an introduction to serving people with disabilities with a health equity approach and how that can impact health center patients as a whole.

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A transcript of this event will be available soon.
Archive available through 10/13/2021.

WORKFORCE DISTANCE LEARNING EVENTS

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Health Professions Education Learning Series

HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA), and the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) present a three-part webinar series designed to introduce participants to BHW programs. Speakers provide information about how to successfully apply for BHW grants to increase access to behavioral health services and enhance health centers’ capabilities to recruit, develop, and retain their staff by exposing them to education and training programs.

Target Audience: The presentations in the series are intended for health center and PCA staff from various positions including clinical and non-clinical.

Cost: All live events in this series are FREE.

Event 1 – Learn About BHW Behavioral Health Programs
Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) and Director, National Health Service Corps; Andrea L. Knox, BHW Public Health Analyst

Event Overview: The webinar included an overview of HRSA’s behavioral health programs – their purpose and goal. Dr. Luis Padilla opened the event, and Andrea Knox shared information about BHW’s funding opportunities that help to expand the substance abuse and behavioral health workforce. Webinar participants learned about different grant mechanisms such as the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, which is aimed at increasing the supply of behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals. The webinar covered BHW’s funding opportunities that can be used to train behavioral health professionals and paraprofessionals for opioid use disorder and behavioral health investments such as the Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program and Graduate Psychology Education Program.

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Archive will be available through 06/02/2022.

Event 2 – BHW Grant Application Guidance
Beatriz Gramley, Grants Policy Analyst, HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management; Bruce A. Holmes, Supervisory Grants Management Specialist, HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management; Anthony Duah-Agyemang, Supervisory Team Lead, HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management

Event Overview: HRSA’s Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM) shared information about understanding the BHW Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and the HRSA Competitive Process. Webinar participants learned about BHW training program NOFOs, and what makes them unique from other HRSA NOFOs. The webinar concluded with an overview of HRSA’s objective review process used to assess the technical merit of applications to gain an understanding of the standards against which potential grantees’ applications are reviewed.

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Archive will be available through 06/10/2022.

Event 3 – Making the Business Case for the Health Professions Education and Training Initiative (HP-ET)
Paula Gumbs, Senior Project Officer and Management Analyst for BHW’s Division of National Health Service Corps; Matthew Probst, PA-C, Medical Director and Chief Quality Officer for El Centro Family Health; Matthew Roman, Chief Innovation and Behavioral Health Officer for Thundermist Health Center

Event Overview: The webinar provided information about HRSA’s Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET) Initiative. Rhode Island’s Thundermist Health Center and New Mexico’s El Centro Health Center shared information and best practices about their training programs to improve and increase access to care by increasing access to providers. The speakers described challenges and opportunities in developing and implementing their programs to train their health care staff in various healthcare disciplines. Webinar participants learned how these organizations leveraged partnerships with local organizations to establish these education and training programs.

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Archive will be available through 06/24/2022.

Developing Your Medical Assistant Workforce to Support Team-Based Primary Care
Elena Thomas Faulkner, CEO of the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA); Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Chief Nursing Officer for Community Health Center, Inc.

Event Overview: This session explored the importance of the Medical Assistant (MA) in advanced primary care practices, and described the characteristics of one MA training program that leads to a high-functioning MA workforce. The presenters shared opportunities for building a MA ladder program that incorporates team-based care competencies and made a case for how health centers can create a “grow your own” health career pathway from non-clinical support roles, to medical assisting, nursing, or provider roles.

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Archive available through 03/16/2022.

2020 Region VIII Health Center Workforce Data: Understanding and Utilizing Statistics from the CHAMPS Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Survey Project
Andrea Martin, Workforce Development and Member Services Director at CHAMPS

Event Overview: The health centers of Region VIII make up a unique group of employers that benefit from analysis of their own workforce-related benchmarks and trends. During the spring and summer of 2020, CHAMPS undertook a region-wide survey of the region’s community, migrant, and homeless health centers to collect salary, benefits, and other workforce data from 47 organizations.

The CHAMPS 2020 Region VIII Health Center Workforce Data Webcast: Understanding and Utilizing Statistics from the CHAMPS Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Survey Project explained the history and methodology of the survey, and highlighted findings relating to salaries and benefits for all health center staff including a look at base vs. additional pay and the structure of health center benefits packages. The presenter also addressed trends in additional workforce metrics including vacancies, turnover, challenging areas of recruitment and retention, etc.

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Archive available through 03/24/2022.