The United States is projected to face a drastic shortage of providers available to accommodate the health care needs of our growing and aging population. Over the next decade, competition for providers will be fierce and health centers will need to put their best foot forward in order to recruit and retain a strong and skilled workforce in underserved communities. In partnership with the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care, ACU created the STAR² Center (pronounced Star Center) to provide free resources, training, and technical assistance to health centers in order to improve workforce recruitment and retention efforts. During this session, STAR² Center staff will highlight tools and resources that can be used by health centers to assess their workforce recruitment and retention needs and implement data-driven solutions. These tools include self-assessments on recruitment and retention, burnout, and compensation as well as toolkits on topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion. Join this session to learn how you can access these free resources to grow and invigorate your workforce.
• Suzanne Speer, Senior Director, Workforce Development, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
• Michelle Fernandez, DSW, Senior Training Specialist, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved