Workforce Webinar Series: Advancing & Retaining the Health Center Workforce through Partnerships with Academia
Are you training your workforce well enough so they can leave, but treating them well enough so they don’t want to? Establishing training partnerships with colleges and universities can be an effective approach to achieve this objective and improve the work life of those who deliver care – a key component of the Quadruple Aim. How have some primary care associations (PCAs) developed partnerships with academia and what have been the results? What lessons have they learned that may benefit you in determining whether to pursue such partnerships for the operational workforce and executive leaders?
During this two-part webinar series, we will highlight case studies and interview primary care associations (PCAs) who have developed partnerships with academia to hear about lessons learned and best practices for developing emerging and executive leaders and advancing the operational workforce. Part 1 will explore partnerships designed to develop executive leaders; Part 2 will explore partnerships designed to advance the operational workforce. Join us to learn how your health center might benefit from pursuing such partnerships!
Webinar 1 of 2 – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT – Creating Training Partnerships for Health Center Executive Leaders with Colleges and Universities
This learning event will highlight the Community Health Center Executive Fellowship Program and feature interviews with representatives from the Community Care Network of Kansas and the Kansas University Medical Center.
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Webinar 2 of 2 – Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT – Creating Training Partnerships with Academia for Health Center Operational Workforce Advancement
This learning event will highlight the College for America Program and feature interviews with representatives from the Colorado Community Health Network and Southern New Hampshire University.
By the end of these webinars, participants will be able to:
- Recall reasons why health centers and colleges/universities establish training partnerships.
- Describe barriers to creating partnerships between health centers and academic institutions.
- Recognize why and how partnerships may evolve over time.
- Compare and contrast benefits of developing training partnerships against the associated risks.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.
Webinar Title: An Introduction to NCAs and What They Offer
Presented: May 22, 2019
Have you been unsuccessfully searching for workforce resources for health centers? Are you in need of training or technical assistance that can aid you in elevating your organization’s workforce? Are you spending too much time trying to access readily available staff development materials and approaches? If you answered yes to either of these questions, tune in to this online learning event that will introduce you to training and technical assistance providers in the workforce arena and inform you of where to get quick, easy access to the resources that you’ve been looking for!
Workforce Education Solutions
NACHC partners with colleges and universities to increase educational and career opportunities for staff of community health centers. NACHC has developed partnerships with accredited colleges and universities with programs ranked highly for their quality and/or affordability.
Through these partnerships, NACHC Organizational Members, Health Center Controlled Network Members, and Primary Care Associations are eligible to receive benefits ranging from 5% to 25% tuition discounts for staff to training reviews for potential transfer credits. Advance your knowledge and career through access to the online courses, certificate, and degree programs most relevant to workforce needs of community health centers, health center controlled networks, and primary care associations. Click on the educational institution(s) of your choice below for more details. Check back periodically as more partners are being added.
A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO
A.T. Still University is the founding institution of osteopathic healthcare, established in 1892. ATSU continually earns distinctions as the graduate health sciences university with best-in-class curriculum and a community outreach mission to serve the underserved. In 2016, SR Education Group ranked ATSU 12th among ‘Best Schools Offering Graduate Programs in Healthcare’ based on student satisfaction. ATSU instills within students the compassion, experience and knowledge required to address the whole person and shape healthcare in communities where needs are greatest. The college offers a 20% tuition discount to NACHC members for the degree programs listed below and many more.
- Doctor of Health Administration
- Master of Public Health (also offered with Dental Emphasis)
- And more!
Colorado State University – Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO
Colorado State University-Global Campus is the first and only 100% online public university in the United States. An independent, online university in the renowned CSU System, it offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and Certificates of Completion built for working adults, with monthly starts, eight week terms, and no set class times or locations. CSU-Global Campus’ vision is to be the premier provider of innovative, higher learning opportunities for nontraditional students. It is committed to advancing student success in a global society by providing access to dynamic degree programs. The university offers a 10% tuition discount to NACHC members for the degree programs listed below and many more.
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management
- Master of Healthcare Administration
- And more!
New England College, Henniker, NH (not affiliated with New England College of Business)
New England College is a successful non-profit organization accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 70 years, it has provided exceptional education to students of all ages and interest areas, both on campus and online. The College understands the unique needs of adult learners so it offers fully online programs and discounted tuition. Its faculty are involved, responsive and familiar with the healthcare environment. Thousands of people have improved their careers and exceeded their personal goals through New England College’s unique approach of academic exploration. The college offers a 10% tuition discount to NACHC members for the degree program listed below.
- Masters of Business Administration
- Healthcare Management Concentration
- Health Informatics Concentration
- Strategic Leadership Concentration
New England College of Business, Boston, MA (not affiliated with New England College)
New England College of Business is an award winning, affordable, accessible and accredited college with a 100-year history of educating working professionals. It provides world class, 100% online Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs for the adult learner. Industry experts and business leaders teach its career-focused courses. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the MBA, Graduate and Bachelor’s programs as one of the Best Online Graduate Business Programs. Over 97% of recent grads say that, because of their education, they are able to perform more effectively in their job. The college offers a 25% tuition discount to NACHC members for the degree programs listed below and many more.
- Master of Healthcare Management
- Master of Business Administration with concentration in Healthcare Administration
- And more!
Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
Western Governors University is the nation’s leading competency-based online university serving more than 86,000 students from all 50 states. Created to expand access to higher education for hardworking adults, it offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the health professions (including nursing), business, K-12 teacher education, and information technology. In 2013, Fast Company named WGU one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies and in 2017 students ranked it 20 percentage points above the national average in overall educational experience. The university offers a 5% tuition discount to NACHC members for the degree programs listed below and many more.
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Master of Science in Integrated Healthcare Management
- And more!
Select the educational institution(s) of your choice above for more details.
For more information on NACHC’s workforce education partnerships, contact Gerrard Jolly at 301/347-0400.
Provision of benefit(s) to National Association of Community Health Center (NACHC) members and/or employees is not intended to express or imply an endorsement by NACHC of any views expressed or products or services offered by partners.