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NWRPCA Trainings

  • Behavioral Health Integration
    On-site Training - August 8-9, 2016

    The integration of behavioral health in primary care is a paramount issue for health centers all over the country. No longer does anyone need to be convinced as to why it is important, but rather health centers simply need to know how to do it efficiently and effectively.

    Register here


  • Critical Skills for First Time Supervisors and Managers
    On-site Training - September 20-21, 2016

    This CHC-specific course provides an opportunity for first-time leaders, managers and supervisors throughout your health center to gain vital skills, such as coaching and developing employees, to leading and managing change, and much more!

    Register here


Partner Trainings

Idaho Clinical STD Update
August 10, 2016, Meridian, Idaho
1-day didactic course which provides registered participants with training in the most recent advancements in epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral and bacterial STDs. This course is designed for clinicians practicing in Federal Region X.  Although focusing on STDs in Idaho, clinicians from any state are welcome to attend.  CME/CNE is offered for this class. An optional Clinical Practicum is available upon completion.
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NACHC: The New Medicare FQHC Cost Report and Other Medicare FQHC Reimbursement Issues Webinar Series
August 12, 16, 18 and 23, 2016 (11:00 am-12:00 PT)

Week 1: Navigating the New Medicare FQHC Cost Report – Are You Ready?

Week 2: Understanding FQHC Identification and Cost Classification Reporting – A Look at Worksheets S, S-1, S-2, S-3 and A

Week 3: Aligning Costs into Proper Buckets for Determination of the Cost per Visit Calculations and the Rest of the New Medicare FQHC Cost Reporting Story – A Look at Worksheets A-1, A-2, A-2-1, B, B-1, E, E-1 and F-1

Week 4: Other Issues of Importance in Medicare FQHC PPS Reimbursement and a Quick Review of the New Medicare FQHC Cost Report Form Issues

Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC II): Advanced Course for
Clinical Leaders in Community Health Centers

September 12-15, 2016, Boston, MA
MAHC II  is a four-day program designed for health center clinicians who have undertaken significant managerial and leadership responsibilities, yet are unable to take time away from the organization to complete a degree program in public health or health administration. This course can help clinicians expand their knowledge of management concepts and understand their leadership role in effectively guiding their health center through times of uncertainty and change. 
Apply online here

NCA Webinar Series

With the recently awarded National Cooperative Agreement on Clinical Workforce Development, the Community Health Center, Inc and its Weitzman Institute are providing training and technical assistance to health centers who are interested in transforming teams, and training the next generation. CHCI provided a series of national webinars focusing on 3 tracks: post-graduate residency programs for nurse practitioners and post-doc clinical psychologists, hosting health profession students at health centers, and team-based care.  


-To date, the NCA webinar series has had over 2000 unduplicated attendees.

-representation from all 50 states

-Videos and resources from all webinars are shared at



University of Washington COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) ­REMS Training Course

Through this course, you will earn CME online and learn:

  • Gain a better appreciation for structuring patient conversations through use of a patient care agreement or by negotiating goals of treatment.
  • Feel more confident in your decisions about when to start, stop or taper opioid therapy.
  • Learn helpful tips on how to counsel patients on safe use, storage and disposal of opioids.

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Clinical Management Training

NWRPCA is pleased to partner with NACHC to present courses in the Managing Ambulatory Health Care (MAHC) Series: Training Courses for Clinical Leaders in Community Health Centers. The courses, presented in four levels, from MAHC I for new medical directors to MAHC IV for clinicians who have significant managerial responsibilities, are developed and taught by Harvard faculty. Visit the training page on NACHC's website for full information.


We also partner with NACHC to present New Medical Director Trainings. The one and one-half day in-person training provides the core knowledge and competencies that all health center Medical Directors need to function as effective managers, leaders, and advocates for their centers and communities. Visit the NACHC website for more information.

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