Clinical Workforce

Investment in a diverse and resilient workforce that reflects the populations it serves and is equipped to address equity and social justice has always been core to the health center movement and mission. NACHC, in collaboration with its National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance (NTTAP) partners, is a national leader investing in the health center workforce and is engaged in the following initiatives:

Clinical Leadership Development Training Program

Virtual Trainings for New Clinical Directors and Experienced and Seasoned Clinical Leaders

NACHC’s Virtual Training for New Clinical Directors provides current and emerging core competencies that all health center clinical leaders need to function as effective managers, leaders, and advocates for their health center and communities.

NACHC’s Virtual Training for Advanced Clinical Leaders, currently the Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) course, goes beyond the basics of being a new clinical leader in a health center. Click here to learn more and register for an upcoming Training.

Each virtual trainings include complementary components:

American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) Partnership

Health Center leaders now have instant access to a wealth of resources through NACHC’s new partnership with AAPL. Resources include formal educational pathways, supporting materials, live events (including many courses providing CME), publications, online periodicals (many updated daily), and a strong online peer community. Visit the NACHC-AAPL landing page to use a specific promo code for a 25% off rate off selected products.

Growing Our Own

Workforce Wellness

Health centers provide a continuum of vital services to care for patients and families in communities adversely affected by poverty, racism, and challenging health issues. In response to these complex challenges, health centers are building and integrating new systems of care, implementing new policies and procedures, creating new workflows, and transforming the roles and responsibilities of the health center workforce. NACHC has several initiatives to better understand how these developments impact the clinical workforce, and care teams in particular.

Conversations with Health Center Thought Leaders about the Space Between Joy and Burnout

NACHC conducted interviews with individuals from health centers around the country who are leading the field in promoting staff wellness, engagement, and joy in work as part of their response to the national substance use epidemic. These leaders spoke to the importance of the team in caring for patients and families impacted by substance use disorder. Read what they said about teams and how they approach team wellness.

Taking Care of the Compassionate Care Team

NACHC held several webinars as part of ongoing work with the American Academy of Addiction Medicine (AAAP):

Conversations about Moral Resilience and Moral Distress Webinar (June 23, 2020)
View the webinar slides and recording.

Conversations about Moral Distress and Moral Injury Webinar (March 26, 2020)
View the webinar slides and recording.

Conversations on Moral Distress and Moral Injury—an issue of Team Care Connections, a digital magazine for primary care teams

This fully interactive digital resource takes a comprehensive look at moral distress and injury: why the health center workforce is especially vulnerable to experiences of moral distress and injury, examples of clinical situations that may lead to them, and recommendations from experts about what to do when a health center care team confronts them.

Self-Directed Learning Engine (SDLE) Resiliency in Work Core Competency

As part of the Clinical Leadership Development Core Competencies, clinicians can identify their learning gaps in the Resiliency in Work Domain and view resource and training opportunities to improve.

Contact Katja Laepke with any questions.

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