All Virtual 2021 Biennial Workforce Summit

May 26–27 | 12:00 – 5:00 pm ET / 9:00 am – 2:00 pm PT
Registration is Complimentary*

The ALL VIRTUAL 2021 Biennial Workforce Summit convenes Wednesday & Thursday, May 26–27, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET / 9:00 am – 2:00 pm PT! The Summit is a joint effort of workforce-focused HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Partners: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved STAR2 Center, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The two-day virtual event is an opportunity for health centers, health center-controlled networks (HCCNs) and primary care associations (PCAs) to come together to share and elevate promising practices in addressing workforce challenges and needs.

This year’s Summit will focus on workforce matters related to the COVID-19/Post-COVID-19 environment, the role of technology, and integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. A combination of presentations, large group discussions, and break out groups will be used to share innovative workforce models, practices that contribute to success and reinforcement, and useful resources and tools for strategic workforce planning. HRSA Associate Administrators Jim Macrae (Bureau of Primary Health Care), Tom Morris (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy), and Dr. Luis Padilla (Bureau of Health Workforce) have been invited to kick off the event by sharing their vision for the health center workforce in the “new normal”.

View the Workforce Summit agenda here.

Learning Objectives

Participants of the Workforce Summit will be able to:

  1. Understand and provide examples of how telehealth impacts workforce law, composition, and culture in the post-COVID-19 health care environment.
  2. Define and identify strategies to reengage and rebuild a workforce family suffering from burnout, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and moral distress.
  3. Determine and identify opportunities to rebuild the workforce through health professions education and training, as well as inclusive and culturally responsive leadership committed to equity.


  • James “Jim” Macrae, MA, MPP, Associate Administrator for Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration (BPHC-HRSA)
  • Tom Morris, MPA, Associate Administrator for Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration (FORHP-HRSA)
  • Luis Padilla, MD, FAAFP, Associate Administrator for Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (BHW-HRSA)

Registration Information

No Registration Fee: Due to the challenging financial times faced by health centers due to COVID, the registration fee is being waived for participants for this year’s Workforce Summit (a $450 value).
Register here – for free!

Should you have questions about the Workforce Summit, you may contact Gerrard Jolly at or via phone at 301-347-0446.

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