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:

2016 REGION VIII HEALTH CENTER WORKFORCE DATA:
Understanding and Utilizing Statistics from the CHAMPS Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Survey Project

Presented by:  Andrea Martin, CHAMPS Workforce Development and Member Services Director

Date:  Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time:  11:30AM-1:00PM Mountain Time / 12:30-2:00PM Central Time

Target Audience:  Health center staff utilizing reports related to the 2016 Region VIII Health Center Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Project (Salary/Benefits/Turnover/Vacancy, Clinical Staffing, and Provider Productivity Expectations)

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 2016, CHAMPS undertook a region-wide survey of the region’s community, migrant, and homeless health centers to collect salary, benefits, and other workforce data from 55 organizations.  This event will explain the history and methodology of the survey, and highlight findings relating to salaries and benefits for all health center staff including a look at base vs. additional pay and the structure of health center benefits packages.  The presenter will also address trends in additional workforce metrics including vacancies, turnover, and challenging areas of recruitment and retention, and will present an analysis of data relating to medical, behavioral health, and dental provider vs. support staffing ratios as well as and medical and dental provider productivity expectations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history and methodology of the Region VIII health center salary, benefits, turnover, and vacancy survey project.
  2. Be able to utilize the most appropriate salary/benefits data and recruitment/retention metrics as presented in the 2016 Region VIII Health Center Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Survey Report.
  3. Understand and utilize data presented in companion reports addressing medical, behavioral health, and dental staffing ratios and medical and dental provider productivity expectations.

Credit:  Approval of 1.50 HRCI recertification HR (General) credit hours is pending.

Cost:  Participation in the LIVE and ARCHIVED versions of this webcast is FREE for participants from CHAMPS Organizational Members and non-members who submitted data for the 2016 Region VIII Health Center Salary, Benefits, Turnover, and Vacancy Survey Project.

  • Click HERE to determine if your health center is a current CHAMPS Organizational Member.
  • Click HERE to determine if your organization submitted data for the 2016 survey project.

Registration:  Advance registration is required (once per computer being used).

Click HERE to register for the 2016 Region VIII Health Center Workforce Data event.

CHAMPS 2017 IMMUNIZATION UPDATE
Presented by: Donna Weaver, RN, MN, Nurse Educator, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM Mountain Time / 12:30-2:00PM Central Time

Target Audience: Clinical and clinical support staff at federally-funded health centers (FQHCs) in Region VIII including physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, MAs, and other interested health care professionals.

Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to update healthcare personnel on the latest recommended immunization schedules and the most recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization recommendations.

Check back for more information coming soon.

*CHAMPS/CCHN 2017 OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES*

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. While these trainings will be developed with outreach and enrollment staff in mind, other health center and PCA staff members may find the content applicable to their positions.

Check back for more information coming soon.