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 upcoming live events:

*CHAMPS/CCHN 2019 OUTREACH & ENROLLMENT DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES*

The three-part Outreach & Enrollment Distance Learning Series is intended to highlight effective outreach and enrollment strategies, discuss specific issues affecting health center enrollment staff, and look ahead to the seventh open enrollment period. Join for any one session or the whole series.

Target Audience: The presentations in the series are intended for outreach and enrollment staff; however, other health center and PCA staff members may find the content of some webinars applicable to their positions. Please see the registration information sent out prior to each training for more information about learning objectives and other details. The information will also be available on this page.

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).  Please visit the CHAMPS Region VIII Health Centers and Primary Care Associations webpage to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation.

Credit: Continuing education credit is not available for this series.

Click here for a printable 2019 Outreach & Enrollment Distance Learning Series flyer. 

Please contact the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health with any questions.

Webinar 1 – Social Determinants of Health 101 for Community-Facing Staff
Darlene Jenkins, DrPH, MPH, CHES, National Health Care for the Homeless Council

Date/Time: Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:00AM-12:00PM MT / 12:00-1:00PM CT

Event Overview: Health starts in homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities through the social determinants of health (SDOH). The World Health Organization (WHO) defines the social determinants of health as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels.” The social determinants of health are primarily responsible for health disparities, which WHO defines as “unfair and avoidable differences in health status.” This webinar will present an introduction to the social determinants of health for community-facing staff and offer some strategies for these staff to address them from their positions at health centers.

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for outreach and enrollment and other community-facing staff.

Registration: This live event has already taken place; click here for the archive.

Click HERE to download the handouts for this event.

Webinar 2 – Preparing for Open Enrollment 7: Outreach to Specific Populations
Erin Hemlin and Iesha Young, Young Invincibles, Scott Cheney, Wyoming Primary Care Association

Date/Time: Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:00AM-12:00PM MT / 12:00-1:00PM CT

Event Overview: Open Enrollment 7 begins November 1, 2019, and will last six weeks in the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (FFM). With a short timeline and few resources, it is important to prepare in advance. This webinar will help outreach and enrollment staff and leadership strengthen skills so that they can provide excellent assistance and guidance. The presenters will discuss challenges and opportunities heading into the 7th Affordable Care Act (ACA) Open Enrollment period (OE7), including conducting outreach to specific populations. The webinar will include presentations on outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, plus (LGBT+) and those re-entering from incarceration.

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for outreach and enrollment staff.

Registration: This live event has already taken place; archive coming soon.

Click HERE to download the handouts for this event.

Webinar 3 – Self-Care: Resiliency and Burnout Prevention
Sonia Lee and Kristina Wharton, Health Outreach Partners (HOP)

Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:00AM-12:00PM MT / 12:00-1:00PM CT

Event Overview: Outreach workers build and maintain trust in their communities by providing crucial outreach and enabling services where individuals live, work, and spend time. As a result, outreach workers take on many roles, which can leave them susceptible to burnout. Also, being witness to the struggles of their communities can take its toll. It is important to promote and implement self-care practices within the workplace in order to recruit and retain staff, as well as foster a safe and healthy work environment that prioritizes the well-being of employees. In this webinar, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) will provide an overview of self-care and explore effective self-care strategies for outreach and enrollment staff.

Target Audience: This presentation is intended for outreach and enrollment staff and other community-facing staff.

Registration: Advanced registration for this online event is required. Please click here to register.

Click HERE to download the handouts for this event.