In an effort to offer health center personnel remote avenues for continuing education, CHAMPS hosts live, online webcasts specifically designed for Region VIII health centers throughout the 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 visit the Online Archived CHAMPS Distance Learning Events webpage for recordings of past events. *Intensive courses like Spanish Language Training and Supervisor/Manager Training courses have fees associated, despite being virtual during the pandemic.
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Please click or scroll down to view descriptions of upcoming live CHAMPS Distance Learning Events:
2023 CORE COMPETENCIES FOR HEALTH CENTER SUPERVISORS AND MANAGERS TRAINING
The CHAMPS 2023 CORE Competencies for Health Center Supervisors and Managers training will be held Wednesday mornings, March 29 – April 26, 2023. For full details, please visit the CHAMPS Leadership Learning Opportunities webpage.
2023 SPANISH LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
The CHAMPS 2023 Spanish Language Training for Healthcare Professionals will be held throughout April 2023. For full details, please visit the CHAMPS Events and Trainings webpage.
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT: HEALTH CENTER BEST AND PROMISING PRACTICES
Event Overview: This series, created in partnership with Rocky Mountain Public Heath Training Center, features best and promising practices that address chronic disease management from three Region VIII health centers. Speakers will discuss their innovative programs, workflows, and quality improvement data (when applicable). Join us on the third Wednesday of each month, March, April, and May. You can view the event flyer here.
Location: This virtual series will take place via Zoom.
Target Audience: The course is targeted for clinical and quality improvement staff at Region VIII health centers and others who support chronic disease management.
Session One: RiverStone Health (MT): Live Well Center
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 / 12-1PM MT | 1-2PM CT
Speakers: Cheri Ridenour, RN, Diabetes and Wellness Nurse & Ryan Braley, CPT, Wellness Service Manager
Session Description: RiverStone Health’s Live Well Center provides an interdisciplinary approach to weight loss, diabetes, and nutrition education. The program uses integrated care to manage weight, labs, exercise routines, and more. This presentation will discuss the unique aspects of the services provided by the Live Well Center and its approach to chronic disease management.
Session Two: Coal Country Community Health Center (ND): Remote Patient Monitoring for Chronic Disease Management
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 / 12-1PM MT | 1-2PM CT
Speaker: Amber Brady, RN, BSN, Assistant Director of Nursing
Session Description: Coal Country CHC will highlight how alternative strategies impact patient engagement in managing chronic disease. They will feature virtual visits, remote patient monitoring, and the future of continuous glucose monitoring using remote patient monitoring.
Session Three: Denver Health (CO): Integrating Diabetes Tech for Better Health Outcomes
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 / 12-1PM MT | 1-2PM CT
Speakers: Kayce Sol, MA, RN, BSN, CDCES, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist & Lindsay Schlichting, RN, BSN, CDCE, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Session Description: In the age of acceleration, diabetes technologies are advancing the tools and platforms available for diabetes self-management as well as clinical management for patients with diabetes. Denver Health will discuss the basics of starting to leverage diabetes technology within a primary care setting.
Registration: Registration is now open at no cost to participants from Region VIII health centers and Primary Care Associations. Please register here. Please note that you will be taken to a registration system on the Rocky Mountain Public Heath Training Center webpage.
Please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.
UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING STATISTICS FROM THE CHAMPS 2022 SALARY SURVEY PROJECT
Date/Time: Thursday, March 30, 2023 / 11:30AM-1PM MT | 12:30-2PM CT
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 2022, CHAMPS undertook a salary, benefits, turnover, and vacancy survey of the region’s community, migrant, and homeless health centers, collecting compensation and workforce data from 50 organizations. This event will explain the history and methodology of the survey, highlight key changes from prior years, and review the contents and structure of the resulting reports. The presenter will also address identified trends in salaries and benefits, workforce metrics including vacancies, turnover, and challenging areas of recruitment and retention, and additional data relating to provider vs. support staffing ratios and provider productivity expectations.
Location: This virtual event will take place via Zoom Webinar.
Target Audience: Health center staff utilizing reports related to the CHAMPS 2022 Region VIII Health Center Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Project (Salary/Benefits, Clinical Staffing, Provider Productivity Expectations, and Workforce Metrics).
Registration: Registration is now open at no cost to participants from Region VIII health centers and Primary Care Associations. Please register here.
Please contact the Workforce Development & Member Services Director with any questions.