Innovative CHC Approaches to Entry Level Workforce Trainings

Innovative CHC Approaches to Entry Level Workforce Trainings

Peter Shin Associate Professor, PhD, MPH, Director  Geiger Gibson Program  in Community Health Policy, RCHN CHF Collaborative Research Director, Department of Health Policy, George Washington University of Public Health and Health Services

Jessica Payton Hunt, Director, Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc., North Central AHEC

Betty K. Cheng, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer, Charles B Wang Community, Health Center 

Jennifer McBee, Director, Training & Development And Med Rec/Referrals, Penobscot Community Health Care

Maile Robidoux Castillo, MBA, Human Resources Director, Seattle Indian Health Board

Session Summary:

In 2012, the RCHN Community Health Foundation launched a new grant initiative, aimed at helping CHCs to identify and address the challenges of recruiting and retaining a highly skilled entry–level workforce. Our objectives were to support CHCs in growth and transformation efforts, implement and evaluate strategies to embed workforce talent and capability, and optimize the ability of CHCs to serve as high quality and high-performing medical homes. With our first round of projects now complete, we’re pleased to present a project update and report on “Innovative CHC Approaches to Entry-Level Workforce Training.”