Upcoming Live Distance Learning Events

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 following the pandemic.

For information about online CHAMPS On-Demand Modules and Courses, please click HERE.
For information about online CHAMPS Podcasts, please click HERE.

Please click or scroll down to view descriptions of upcoming live CHAMPS Distance Learning Events:


Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2024; 12:30-1:30 PM Mountain Time / 1:30-2:30 PM Central Time

Speaker: Caecilia Andrews, CMS Quality, Safety & Oversight Group, Health Insurance Specialist/Program Lead for Emergency Preparedness, Outpatient Physical Therapy Organizations and Religious Non-Medical Healthcare Institutions

Event Overview: This free one-hour webcast, hosted by CHAMPS and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA), will provide an overview of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness regulations. The session will serve as a reminder to Medicare-participating facilities, in particular RHCs/FQHCs, on the required elements of the emergency preparedness program and areas of focus.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the requirements under the CMS emergency preparedness regulations.
  • Provide areas where facilities should pay special attention.
  • Engage in a Q&A session and share EP best practices/lessons learned.

Cost: This event is free for Region VIII and Region X health centers and Primary Care Associations.

Registration: Advanced registration is required. Please visit the NWRPCA Event Page to register.


Event Overview: CHAMPS offers medical Spanish language training for clinicians at Region VIII health centers each April. This training is an intensive, conversational, and medical Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, visual aids, cross-cultural discussions, and daily practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time, and who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients. All courses within the Spanish Language for Health Care Providers training will be held via Zoom and a camera is required to participate.

In addition to the traditional four-day Medical Spanish Course for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish Speakers, three two-day Spanish language courses will be offered: Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers, Spanish for Oral Health Providers, and Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers.

The 2024 Spanish Language for Healthcare Providers courses have now concluded. Please check back at the end of the year for 2025 dates.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.


Managers and supervisors play a pivotal role in the success of the health center, yet many are hired or promoted into their roles without the core skills to effectively hire, train, manage, engage, retain, and develop others. This course, specifically designed for supervisors and managers at community, migrant, and homeless health centers, offers intensive, hands-on, and immediately applicable skill-building to successfully navigate management and supervisory roles in the fast-paced and often challenging health center environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure you have the nuts-and-bolts knowledge, skills, and strategies to be successful in your management role.

Visit the CHAMPS Leadership Learning Opportunities page for full details about CORE and the related Next Level Skills for Health Center Supervisors and Managers (NLS) courses. The 2024 NLS course has now concluded. Please check back at the end of the year for 2025 CORE dates.