Upcoming Live Distance Learning Events

In an effort to offer CHC personnel remote avenues for continuing education, CHAMPS hosts live, online webcasts five or more times each year.  Please refer to the descriptions for each event for more information about available credit, topics, presenters, etc.  Most CHAMPS live distance learning events are FREE for all health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and FQHC Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY), including computer link and CE credit, and fees for links to webcasts and/or CE credit may apply for other participants, unless otherwise indicated in the descriptions for each event below. Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in most live CHAMPS distance learning events.

Please click or scroll down to learn more about and register for upcoming live CHAMPS Distance Learning Events:

2018 TEAM-BASED CARE DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES

The five-part 2018 CHAMPS/CCHN Team-Based Care Series will bring locally and nationally recognized experts focusing on the specific skills that clinical support staff, providers, and others need to be effective in implementing team-based care and health equity focused initiatives. Registration is separate for each individual event; space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.

Target Audience:  These events are tailored to health center clinical teams and support staff, although staff from all areas of the health center are welcome.

Cost:  All live 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), including link to event and CME credit.  Please visit the CHAMPS Region VIII Health Centers and Primary Care Associations webpage to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation.

Credit:  Determination of 1.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit through American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for each event is pending.

Session 1:  Understanding and Implementing Foundations of Team-Based Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speakers: Taylor Miranda, MPH, Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) Practice Transformation Projects Manager, JoJo Gelderman, CCHN Quality Initiatives Specialist, Jenny Fox, Northwest Colorado Health

Overview: This presentation will address the foundational building blocks needed to implement team-based primary care within a health center, and will refer to “The 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care.” Health center representatives will share their experiences implementing empanelment, building a quality improvement infrastructure, restructuring team-based roles and responsibilities, and engaging leadership. Participants will be able to assess and identify how the team-based care model presents opportunities for improvement within their own practice.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 1.

Session 2:  Strategies for Maximizing the Team

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speakers: Alexia Eslan, Senior Consultant, John Snow Institute, plus health center representatives (TBD)

Overview: This webinar will provide an overview of the main roles within care teams that work closely with primary care clinicians, along with concrete examples of best practices within Colorado and across the country to maximize each role in improving the care provided to patients as well as staff and provider work satisfaction.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 2.

Session 3:  Effective Team Communication with the Patient in Mind

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speaker: Deborah Center, MSN, RN, CNS, CTACC, Center for Nursing Excellence

Overview: Effective communication is a critical component of team-based patient care. Everyone constantly communicates, with verbal, non-verbal and written cues that can be either effective or ineffective, constructive or destructive. When we lack the awareness of our communication, there is a reduction in the effectiveness of the team and patient outcomes. According to the Institute for Healthcare, extensive research has shown that “no matter how knowledgeable a clinician might be, if he or she is not able to open good communication” with the patient and their team members, he or she will be ineffective and may be at increased the risk for errors. In this session, we will focus on growing team member awareness of communication and provide tools and strategies for improving effectiveness.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 3.

Session 4:  Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Clinic Workflows

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speaker: Kathleen Garrett, University of Colorado

Overview: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based method of communication for supporting behavior change. This webinar session provides a brief review of MI fundamentals, processes, and skills. The event will build upon participants’ skills by teaching easy-to-use strategies for enhancing patient engagement, motivation, and movement towards a targeted health behavior change during clinic encounters. Additionally, participants will learn best practices for building MI proficiency, along with implementation and system-based strategies for integration of MI into clinical systems and practice.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 4.

Session 5:  Sustaining Team-Based Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speaker: Carolyn Shepard, MD

Overview: Designing and building a team-based care model can be challenging but transformational for primary care practices. Pressure to regress to the old way of doing things is naturally present in an office culture, so planning and leadership are required to ensure the changes stay in place. Spreading and sustaining change in a busy practice is a competency that organizations can build. We will talk about strategic and tactical steps a team can take to build this competency.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 5.

More information about speakers, event overviews, learning objectives, etc. is coming soon.
This series is a collaboration between CHAMPS and Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN).

CHAMPS/CCHN 2018 OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES

Details about the 2018 Outreach & Enrollment Distance Learning Series are coming soon! To access the archived webinar recordings and resources from the 2017 series, please visit the Online Archived CHAMPS Distance Learning Events page. Please contact the CHAMPS Programs/Outreach & Enrollment Coordinator with any training requests.