CHC Entry Level Workforce Projects: Lessons Learned


Michael Funderburk,

Human Resources Specialist, CareSouth Carolina, Inc, Hartsville, SC

Todd Shifflet,

Director of Community Development, CareSouth Carolina, Inc., Hartsville, SC

Nancy J. Johnson, RN, PhD,

Chief Operating Officer, El Rio Community Health Center, Tucson, AZ

Enedina Marquez,

Front End Operations Manager, Finger Lakes Community Health, Penn Yan, NY

Jason Patnosh,

Associate V.P., National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC); National Director – Community HealthCorps, Washington, D.C.

Stephanie Gould,

Director, Human Resources & Organizational Improvement, One World Community Health Centers, Inc., Omaha, NE

Rebecca Tamayo,

Operations Director, Human Resources & Organizational Improvement, One World Community Health Centers, Inc., Omaha, NE

Teri Brogdon,

Education & Training Design Director, Salud Family Health Centers, Inc., Fort Lupton, CO

Session Goals and Summary:

To provide an overview of entry -level workforce issues facing CHCs today and an overview of “best practices” from several RCHN CHF funded practices, as well as introduce opportunities through h Community HealthCorps.

The Affordable Care Act is driving an increase in demand for health care workers across the professions and at all levels. In 2012 the RCHN Community Health Foundation launched its Workforce Initiative aimed at helping CHCs to identify and address the challenges of recruiting, training and retaining a highly skilled entry-level workforce in this new, complex environment. 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.This webinar takes a look back with five of the Foundation’s 2013 grantees who will provide an update on their unique projects addressing recruitment, training and retention of entry-level staff at community health centers across the country. Jason Patnosh of NACHC discusses related efforts to expand and strengthen the Community HealthCorps program as a health center career pipeline.

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand community-level context for CHC workforce development. 2. Learn about best practices to attract, develop and retain entry-level workers in Community Health Centers. 3. Review goals and strategies of the Community HealthCorps program, NACHC’s National AmeriCorps Program, which provides a national service pipeline for careers in community health centers Sponsor: RCHN Community Health Foundation Date/Time: Monday, May 12th, 2014, 3:00-4:30pm EDT

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