Workforce Development
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Facing increasing competition for a high-performing, mission-driven workforce, community and migrant health centers (C/MHCs) must pursue innovative training, recruitment, and retention strategies. The Workforce Development program is dedicated to supporting and developing the growth of the clinical and administrative workforce at C/MHCs, and helping to make Region X C/MHCs both Providers and Employers of Choice in their communities.

 

Workforce emphasizes five interconnected parts within its program:

 

 

 

 

NWRPCA connects individuals to and within C/MHCs through the Workforce Development program. Current opportunities include:

NWRPCA-A.T. Still Univeristy Campus »

An innovative C/MHC-based osteopathic medical school campus administered and managed by NWRPCA, hosting clinical rotations and capitalizing on other partnership opportunities available on behalf of students. This model addresses the country’s workforce shortage by training future physicians in rural and urban underserved communities through hands-on clinical experiences directly at C/MHCs, hospitals, and other clinics.

 

Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI) »

NWRPCA and the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), the Region VIII Primary Care Association, provide financial and operational consulting services to help develop and expand primary care residency programs at C/MHCs across the United States. EHCI also collaborates with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) to offer legal services or projects. Through the A.T. Still program and EHCI, NWRPCA is “growing its own” health care workforce to meet the challenges and demands of the 21st century.

Career Center »

An online clinical and administrative job postings board for Region X C/MHCs.

Human Resources Online Group »

Peer-to-peer networking through the Human Resources online group, hosted by Google.

Precept a Medical Student »

Clinical precenting opportunities through the NWRPCA-A.T. Still University Campus for C/MHC MD and DOs.

Education and Training Opportunities »

With the Education and Training program, and through a range of key partnerships, Workforce Development provides valuable services and resources related to clinical and administrative recruitment and retention strategies to C/MHC leaders and staff.

Interprofessional Training

We develop and pursue interdisciplinary student and worker training opportunities with select academic and C/MHC partners to support changing roles in team-based care.

Community Health Workers (CHWs)

NWRPCA's Community Health Improvement and Workforce Development programs provide trainings, peer networking opportunities for CHWs, technical support for grants focused on CHW interventions, and education to state and federal officials about the roles and impacts of CHWs.

Workforce Resources »


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