The importance of attracting and retaining a capable and competent workforce committed to meeting the needs of health center patients cannot be overestimated. The complexity of health care delivery and administration, particularly, on behalf of the medically underserved, requires staff and leadership at health centers to have an ever increasing awareness of effective practices for addressing issues affecting the health workforce.
This one-and-a-half-day summit for administrative, clinical, operations, human resources and workforce development leaders of Health Centers (CHCs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), and Primary Care Associations (PCAs) will examine common workforce challenges across the spectrum of the health center community, its partners, and outside industry. It will highlight operative and practical strategies that your peers are employing to address pipeline development, recruitment, retention, staff diversity, and leadership challenges, as well as introduce resources to assist in overcoming difficulties to gaining and maintaining a high quality workforce.
By the end of this one-and-a-half-day training, the participants will be able to:
Apply effective approaches to addressing workforce challenges to local workforce needs;
Analyze and modify recruitment tools and strategies to strengthen organizational attractiveness to prospective clinical and nonclinical staff;
Create career advancement plans designed to encourage development and retention of a high quality workforce; and
Examine core competencies to inform development needs in succession planning.
Presenters (listed in alphabetical order):
Allison Abayasekara, Vice President, Training & Programs, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), McLean, VA
Rosa Agosto, MEd, MA, Chief Talent & Learning Officer, Urban Health Plan (UHP), Bronx, NY
Gina Capra, MPA, Vice President, Training and Technical Assistance, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Bethesda, MD
Veena Channamsetty, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Center (CHC), Inc., Middletown, CT
Gerrard Jolly, MA, Director, Career Advancement Strategies, NACHC, Bethesda, MD
Joe Lee, MSHA, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), San Leandro, CA
Porshia Mack, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC), Inc., Alameda, CA
James (Jim) Macrae, MA, MPP, Associate Administrator for Primary Healthcare, Health Resources and Services Administration (BPHC-HRSA), Rockville, MD
Tom Morris, MPA, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (FORHP-HRSA), Rockville, MD
Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator for Health Workforce, Director of the National Health Service Corps, Health Resources and Services Administration (BHW-HRSA), Rockville, MD
David C. Pease, MS, Senior Vice President/Director of Talent, Diversity & Inclusion, Bangor Savings Bank (BSB), Portland, ME
Amanda Schiessl, MPP, Project Director, National Cooperative Agreement, Clinical Workforce Development, CHC, Inc., Middletown, CT
Keisha L. Smith, MPA, Executive Director, Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority (VHWDA), Henrico, VA
Doug Spegman, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Officer, El Rio Health Center (ERHC), Tucson, AZ
Oliver Spurgeon III, MBA, Deputy Director, Federal Affairs, NACHC, Bethesda, MD
Ron Yee, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, NACHC, Bethesda, MD