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Workforce Webinar: An Introduction to National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)
and What They Offer Health Centers, May 22, 2019

Workforce Webinar:  An Introduction to National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) and What They Offer Health Centers
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
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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 any of these questions, you need this webinar.

An Introduction to National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) and What They Offer is an online foray into the myriad assets available to the health center workforce. The training agenda is designed to help you recognize the role of the National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) partners, its purpose and how it works for you and your health center. Hear from training and technical assistance experts who will show you where and how to get quick, easy access to the resources that you’ve been looking for!

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the role of National Cooperative Agreement holders (NCAs).
  • Identify three areas into which NCAs may be categorized.
  • Locate at least three websites where workforce resources for health centers may be accessed.

Gerrard Jolly, Director, Career Advancement Strategies, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Joe Lee, Training and Technical Assistance Director, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Maria Blake, Program Manager, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)

Nashwa Khalid, Project Analyst, Community Health Center (CHC), Inc.

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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.

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.