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:

FROM PINS TO PROCEDURES: ENSURING CREDENTIALING AND PRIVILEGING PRACTICES ARE OPERATIONAL SITE VISIT READY
Presented by: Charlene Frail-McGeever, MBA, Managing Partner, Med Creds Plus LLC

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Time: 9:30-10:30AM Mountain Time / 10:30-11:30AM Central Time

Overview: This session will provide participants with tools and tips to create application materials, privileging forms, and primary source credentialing checklists that ensure health center compliance with PINs 2001-16 and 2002-22. A readiness review tool will be demonstrated to help you audit your files and the audience will be challenged to develop a clinical privilege form that meets PIN requirements.  Come prepared to discuss your best practices, suggestions, or corrective actions from previous site visits to share with others in the field.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical elements to the credentialing and privileging requirements contained in PINS 2001-16 and 2002-22
  • Create new or revise existing application materials, primary source verification check lists, and clinical privilege forms for use at the health center
  • Utilize a readiness review tool to help conduct an internal audit of credentialing and privileging files prior to the next operational site visit
  • Share some findings experienced from previous Operational Site Visits with others in the field

Cost: This event is FREE for staff of Region VIII health centers (Health Center Program Awardees and Look-Alikes) and Primary Care Associations (PCAs).

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

Registration: This event will take place online, and advance registration is required for each attending individual.
Please click here to register.

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

*CHAMPS/CCHN 2017 OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT DISTANCE LEARNING 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 FQHC 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 #2: “Leveraging O&E Assisters in Community Health Centers”
Presented By: Ted Henson, Training and Technical Assistance Development Director/Health Center Performance & Innovation, National Association of Community Health Centers; Jaspreet Malhotra, MPH, Program Specialist, Michigan Primary Care Association; and Cherise Fowler, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator, Alaska Primary Care Association
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM MT (12:00-1:00PM CT)
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 are identifying and implementing programs to support their O&E staff
  • Learn how CHCs 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
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM MT (12:00-1:00PM CT)
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: Coming soon!

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
Time: 11:00AM-12:00PM MT (12:00-1:00PM CT)
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!