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:  1.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit through American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is available for participating in each live event. Attendees must participate in the full live event and complete the evaluation survey to be eligible to receive credit.

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

This live event occurred on January 24, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 2:  Strategies for Maximizing Use of the Care Team

This live event occurred on February 21, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 3:  Effective Team Communication with the Patient in Mind

This live event occurred on March 14, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 4:  Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Clinic Workflows

This live event occurred on April 18, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 5:  Spreading and Sustaining Team-Based Care Innovations

This live event occurred on May 23, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 6:  The Role of Place in Team-Based Care

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 12:00-1:30PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:30PM Central Time

Speaker: Cindy Barr, RN, EDAC, Operations and Facilities Planner, Capital Link Inc.

Overview: FQHCs continue to devote significant resources to the transition from a provider-based to a team-based model of primary care delivery. Patient engagement and empanelment, staff recruitment, retention and development, and continuous process improvement are all necessary to that transition. However, a sustainable and effective operation can only be achieved when there is alignment between people, process, and place. This webinar will focus on “the place” for the work of the primary care team.

Registration: Space is limited, so participants from the same site are encouraged to share a computer.
Click HERE to register for Session 6.

This series is a collaboration between CHAMPS and Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN).

2018 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES

This three-part webinar series will address a variety of issues key to the recruitment and retention of health center staff and the development of workforce pipelines.  All live events will be held at 12:00-1:00PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:00PM Central Time and each will be available as online archives for one year after the live presentation date.

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: No continuing education credits are available for attendees of this webinar series.

This series is offered in collaboration with Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU).

Session 1: Recruiting Behavioral Health and Oral Health Staff in an Integrated Care Model

This live event occurred on May 8, 2018. Please visit the Online Archived Distance Learning Events page to access the recording and handouts for this event.

Session 2: Assessing Organizational Readiness for Change

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 12:00-1:00PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:00PM Central Time

Speaker: Allison Abayasekara, MA, Vice President, Training and Programs, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved; additional speaker(s) TBD

Overview: Health center staff have an incredible opportunity to improve patients’ lives and make a difference in the world. But while the work is fun, it isn’t always easy. Staff and organizations themselves must be ready to adapt to change in the marketplace, in processes, in expectations, and so much more. Join us for this session to identify your organization’s readiness for change and understand how that readiness impacts individual and organization resiliency in these challenging times. The presenter will cover the basics of readiness for change, how organizations can identify and measure it, and strategies to increase individual and team capacity.

Target Audience: Health center leadership staff.

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: What You Need to Know about Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00-1:00PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:00PM Central Time

Speakers: Allison Abayasekara, MA, Vice President, Training and Programs, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved; additional speaker(s) TBD

Overview: Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) serve a vital role in every state, introducing students to health professions and connecting them with training opportunities. As with health centers, each AHEC can work a little differently, but their national mission and funding is the same. All health centers should know how the AHEC program works, how its goals align with health center workforce development goals, and how to partner with their local program. Join this session for an overview and strategies for connecting with this important partner.

Target Audience: Health center staff engaged in strategic efforts to develop workforce-strengthening partnerships.

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

STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING WORKFORCE-ORIENTED COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00PM Mountain Time / 1:00-2:00PM Central Time

Speaker: Christina Holt, MA, Associate Director for Community Tool Box Services, University of Kansas

Overview: Strong community partnership and membership across sectors and constituent groups is fundamental to supporting organization staff and collaborative community health work. Working to expand membership to ensure a diverse and engaged group of participants is critical to any community partnership.  In this training, we will address four primary issues in increasing community membership and participation: outreach, recruitment, engagement in the effort, and maintaining involvement and sustaining commitment.

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

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

2018 IMMUNIZATION UPDATE

Date/Time: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:30AM-1:00PM Mountain Time / 12:30-2:00PM Central Time

Speaker: JoEllen Wollicki, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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.

Target Audience: This event is designed for clinical leadership, clinicians, and clinical support staff at Community Health Centers in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY), including physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, MAs, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least one change made to the recommended childhood/adolescent immunization schedule for 2018
  • Explain the changes made to hepatitis A immunization recommendations for children traveling internationally
  • State which patients can receive the 2-dose HPV series
  • Explain the updated zoster recommendations for adults 50 years of age or older
  • Describe at least 1 best practice strategy to prevent vaccine administration errors

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. All other participants will be billed $75 per link and $15 per CME certificate requested.

Credit:  1.5 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit through American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) have been applied for.  Attendees must participate in the full live event and complete the evaluation survey to be eligible to receive credit.

Click HERE to register.

BEST PRACTICES TO SUPPORT VETERANS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 1:00-2:00PM Mountain Time / 2:00-3:00PM Central Time

Additional Information and Registration Coming Soon!

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.