The Affordable Care Act is driving an increase in demand for health care workers across the professions and at all levels. In 2012 the RCHN Community Health Foundation launched its Workforce Initiative aimed at helping CHCs to identify and address the challenges of recruiting, training and retaining a highly skilled entry-level workforce in this new, complex environment. Our objectives were to support CHCs in growth and transformation efforts, implement and evaluate strategies to embed workforce talent and capability, and optimize the ability of CHCs to serve as high quality and high-performing medical homes.

This webinar takes a look back with five of the Foundation’s 2013 grantees who will provide an update on their unique projects addressing recruitment, training and retention of entry-level staff at community health centers across the country.  Also addressed are opportunities through the Community HealthCorps program, NACHC’s National AmeriCorps Program, which provides a national service pipeline for careers in community health centers.

Speakers Include: Michael Funderburk, Human Resources Specialist / Staff Recruiter & Todd Shifflet, Director of Community Development at CareSouth Carolina, Inc. in Hartsville, SC; Nancy Johnson, RN, PhD, Chief Operating Officer at El Rio Community Health Center in Tucson, AZ; Enedina Marquez, Front End Operations Manager at Finger Lakes Community Health in Penn Yan, NY; Stephanie Gould, Director, Human Resources & Organizational Improvement & Rebecca Tamayo, Operations Director at One World Community Health Centers, Inc., in Omaha, NE; and Teri Brogdon, Education & Training Design Director at Salud Family Health Centers in Fort Lupton, CO.  In addition, Jason Patnosh of NACHC will discuss related efforts to expand and strengthen the Community HealthCorps program as a health center career pipeline.

Live program aired May 12, 2014

Access the archived session and slides here.