Training for Health Center Professionals

NACHC’s training program strives to empower adult learners with strategies and best practices to address challenges facing today’s health centers. National training workshops are offered throughout the year. Online learning events and other educational resources are provided on an ongoing basis.

View NACHC’s Calendar of Events or sign up to receive email updates on new training opportunities. For more information, please contact us at trainings@nachc.org.


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2022 Training Workshops
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Health Center Outreach & Enrollment Webinar
10th Open Enrollment Period Halfway Point – Finishing Strong and Laying the Groundwork for the Future
December 7, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
Is your health center actively engaged in conducting enrollment activities, or are you just beginning to mobilize your staff – who may have multiple competing priorities – to enroll people into coverage? This webinar will provide a detailed overview of the important role health centers play in conducting outreach and enrollment (O&E) activities and highlight the immediate steps your health center can – and needs – to take to conduct outreach and enrollment activities and finish OE 10 strong!
Learn more and register.

Growing Health Center Leaders Education Program*
Kickoff Workshop: December 14 – 15, 2022 | 11am – 4:30pm EST
Early bird registration deadline: November 30
Growing Health Center Leaders (GHCL) is a dynamic online learning and networking program for new and aspiring leaders in community health centers. The virtual two-day event offers non-C-suite participants the chance to learn and practice leadership skills and understand strategies for career growth in the field.  Learners also have the opportunity to apply their new skills beyond the initial event through a facilitated post-program project to ensure long-term application and retention.
Learn more and register.

Registration now open!
2023 Financial Operations Management Level 1 (FOM 1)

January 18–19 | Savannah, GA
Early bird registration ends January 4, 2023!
A Hybrid Event
NACHC’s FOM 1 Training Workshop is an intermediate level, in-depth exploration of grants management, budgeting, profitability, and Medicare cost reporting designed for health center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Controllers, Finance Managers, and accountants. This intermediate-level seminar approved for up to 13.8 CPE credits.
Learn more and register.

Registration now open!
2023 Billing, Coding, Documentation & Quality Webinar Series
Thursdays, January 24 and 31, 2023 | 2:30PM – 4:00PM ET
NACHC’s two-part Billing, Coding, Documentation & Quality Webinar Series offers health center clinical providers, revenue cycle, coding, and billing staff guidance on clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing processes. Participants will learn the essentials of clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing processes to minimize errors and denials.
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Starting With Success: Building and Enhancing Your Health Center
January 25 – 26, 2023
Early bird deadline: January 9
This two-day virtual training workshop delivers a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts training curriculum for leaders and organizations seeking a true “Health Center 101.” The training agenda features an in-depth overview of HRSA’s Health Center Program and covers foundational elements such as Scope of Project, HRSA’s Compliance Program, and Health Center Governance, Finance, and Operations.
Learn more and register.

Now Available

New Leadership Subscription Service
NACHC’s leadership subscription service is a new offer for 2023, designed to provide a consistent and spaced leadership development opportunity across a full calendar year to all health center, primary care association, health center-controlled network, and partner agency staff to support personal and organizational growth, development, and sustainability.
Learn more and register.

NACHC Career & Leadership Coaching Services Coaching Services for Staff – At Any Level
NACHC is excited to offer career and leadership coaching services to all health center, primary care association, health center-controlled network, and partner agency employees to support personal and organizational growth, development, and sustainability.
Learn more and register for a service.


 

 

Save the date! 2022-2023 Training and Technical Assistance Workshops

Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed are 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 $6,625,000 with individually noted percentage financed with non-governmental sources. 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.
*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

TTA Fact Sheet

TTA Learning Collaboratives

NACHC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Learning Collaboratives NACHC’s learning collaboratives allows health center peers to come together to study and apply operations, leadership and quality … Continue reading


Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed are 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 $6,625,000 with individually noted percentage financed with non-governmental sources. 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.

*Indicates projects not supported by the HRSA cooperative agreement.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) User Groups

User Groups

NACHC supports several user groups for health centers that utilize various Electronic Health Record (EHR) platforms. These user groups provide a vehicle for health centers to meet and discuss common issues, share experiences and gain valuable insight on accomplishments and best practices.

Benefits

  • Connect with other health centers who use the same EHR platform as you.
  • Discuss the issues and enhancements most important to health centers.
  • Groups are led by health centers, HCCNs and PCA staff on a voluntary basis.
  • Online forums to exchange ideas, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Groups meet both virtually and in-person.
  • NACHC provides support via WebEx, conference calls, and meeting space at our major conferences.

Learn more.

Join a NACHC hosted User Group Today!

To join a specific user group or find out more information, please select a vendor below.

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Tools for Implementing EHRs

The EHR  Selection Guidelines were developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, with participation from NACHC and health center representatives, to help health centers select an EHR vendor. Resources for selecting, purchasing, and implementing an EHR are available on the Health Information Technology, Evaluation, and Quality Center (HITEQ) website.

Pharmacy Operations Office Hours

Office Hours are monthly opportunities to learn and ask questions about operational issues related to pharmacy services in health centers. They are held the third Thursday of each month (except in March and August) at 2 p.m. ET. Offices Hours are supported under the BPHC Cooperative Agreement and are free. No registration is required, just join via WebEx at the appropriate time.
Find out more here.
Telehealth Resources

Telehealth Resources

NACHC offers health center, PCA, and HCCN staff information about telehealth related policy and operational activities. Resources include: monthly Telehealth Office Hours, training, and other resources. Find out more here.  

Resources available on the Health Center Clearinghouse

HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has charged the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) with establishing a National Resource Center (NRC) and creating an online resource repository to meet the information needs of professionals for the purpose of building stronger and healthier communities. The Health Center Resource Clearinghouse addresses the demands placed on a busy public health workforce by providing resources and tools to acquire and use targeted information on a daily basis.

 

Resource Highlight

Now Available: Trust Inspires Rapid Vaccine Response: How a Primary Care Association Leverages its Partnerships to Respond to a Public Health Emergency
This short article describes the real-time efforts of a Primary Care Association (PCA) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for health centers from a local hospital system when the state-supply did not arrive. The article outlines several key organizational practices that enables the PCA to leverage trust, relationships and coordination for a successful outcome during the emergency. These lessons are transferrable as part of ongoing emergency preparation.
Download here.

Below is a partial listing of recent resources published to the “Clearinghouse.” To find out move, visit https://www.healthcenterinfo.org/.

Financial Management

Health Center Board Governance

**This resource was made possible through a generous grant from The Pfizer Foundation.

Operations

Leadership Development

Outreach and Enrollment

Unless otherwise noted, all projects listed are 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 $6,625,000 with individually noted percentage financed with non-governmental sources. 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.


Additional Information

National and S/R PCA and HCCN Training Summary
This monthly publication showcases current and upcoming training offerings from NACHC, state and/or regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs), Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs), and other National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners (NTTAP) partners. For more information or to share information in the next issue, contact trainings@nachc.org.

NACHC Trainings Are Green!
1.  All course presentations will be available in the MyNACHC Learning Center before the course for download (hard copies of presentation slides will not be provided on-site).
2.  All course worksheets, toolkits, case studies, etc. utilized on-site during the training will still be provided in hard copy.
What if I want copies of the course presentations to take notes?
  • Once you register for a NACHC training course, specific instructions for accessing the course materials will be sent to you in advance of the scheduled on-site course.
  • You can download the materials prior to the course and print them on your own.
  • Download the materials prior to the course and take notes electronically within the document if you bring your personal electronic devices.
Find more resources on MyNACHC (including webinar recordings and continuing education).
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