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:

INSTITUTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING RESILIENCE AND REDUCING BURNOUT

Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time (1:00-2:30PM Central Time)
Presenter: Elizabeth C. Lawrence, MD, FACP, Director of Physician and Student Wellness, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Series Overview: National surveys of US physicians indicate a burnout rate of over 50%.  Burnout, a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and low self-efficacy, is associated with medical errors, lower quality of care, lower rates of patient satisfaction, less adherent patients, and impaired professionalism.  Individual physicians may engage in strategies to prevent and reduce burnout or improve personal resiliency, but institutions also play a key role in identifying and implementing strategies to improve physician well-being.  This webinar will review the evidence-based organizational approaches to reduce physician burnout.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define burnout and resiliency
  2. Discuss evidence-based organizational strategies to promote provider resiliency and/or reduce burnout
  3. Describe obstacles and support to implementing strategies at home institution
  4. Identify at least one institutional strategy to promote provider wellness to introduce to home institution

Target Audience: Physicians and health care leaders and administrators.

Cost: This event is FREE for staff at Region VIII health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and Look-Alikes) and PCAs. Fees apply for other participants: $75 per link to the webcast. Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in this live distance learning event.

Please click HERE to register for this event.

This event is hosted in collaboration with Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN).

CHAMPS/CCHN 2017 OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES

Series Overview: Hosted by CHAMPS and Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN), these one-hour distance learning events will take place during the summer of 2017, and will highlight effective outreach and enrollment strategies and discuss specific issues affecting health center enrollment staff.

Target Audience: While these trainings will be developed with outreach and enrollment (O&E) staff in mind, other health center, and Primary Care Association (PCA) staff members may find the content applicable to their positions.

Cost: These events are FREE for Region VIII staff of health centers (Health Center Program Grantees and Look-Alikes) and PCAs. Continuing education credit is not available for these events. Fees apply for other participants: $50 per link to the webcast. Please visit the Region VIII Health Centers and PCAs page to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation in this live CHAMPS distance learning event.

Save-the-Date Flyer: 2017 CHAMPS/CCHN CHC O&E Distance Learning Series Flyer

Webinar #1:  “A Guide to Storytelling:  Unleashing the Power of Personal Narrative”

This event took place on 6/22/17.
Please visit the CHAMPS Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the event recording and support materials.

Webinar #2: “Leveraging O&E Assisters in Community Health Centers”
Presented By: Ted Henson, Director/Health Center Growth & Innovation, National Association of Community Health Centers; Jaspreet Malhotra, MPH, Enabling Services Manager, Michigan Primary Care Association; and Cherise Fowler, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, Alaska Primary Care Association
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM Mountain Time (12:00-1:00PM Central Time)
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand changes to the Federal landscape and their impact on O&E staff in CHCs
  • Learn how other CHCs and PCAs are identifying and implementing programs to support their O&E staff
  • Learn how CHCs and PCAs are creating an atmosphere of collaboration between Community Health Workers and O&E Assisters

Registration: Registration is now open for “Leveraging O&E Assisters in Community Health Centers.”  Please register once per computer being used. Please click here to register.

Webinar #3: “Strengthening Your Compassion Resiliency Toolkit”
Presented By: Kay Glidden, Consultant, Compassion Resiliency and Beth Reynolds Lewis, Consultant, Compassion Resiliency
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM Mountain Time (12:00-1:00PM Central Time)
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify key factors creating and amplifying stress in their lives
  • Utilize mindfulness resources and strategies to mitigate stressors

Registration: Registration is now open for “Strengthening Your Compassion Resiliency Toolkit.” Please register once per computer being used. Please click here to register.

Webinar #4: “Preparing for OE5: Addressing Changes in the Marketplace”
Presented By: Elizabeth Hagan, Associate Director of Coverage Initiatives, Families USA and Heather Bates, Director of Community Engagement, Families USA
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM Mountain Time (12:00-1:00PM Central Time)
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand changes in the Federal landscape and their impact on O&E staff to enroll and assist patients
  • Strategies to prepare for Open Enrollment Period Five

Registration: Coming soon!