Assessment Purpose and Goals:
Health professions training programs are vital to creating a prepared workforce and to alleviating recruitment and retention challenges at health centers. Information about these training programs will help state and national partners identify, document, and replicate successful practices across the Health Center Program. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), supported by HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care, seeks to document health center’s current experiences with health professions training activities and identify potential areas for resources, training, or technical assistance.

Workforce challenges at health centers are broad and varied, but this assessment focuses very narrowly on training for health professions students and residents, and its relationship to recruitment and retention issues. For more information about other workforce resources, please visit www.chcworkforce.org.

ACU thanks the National Association of Community Health Centers for sharing questions from its 2007 assessment, as well as the Primary Care Association and National Cooperative Agreements who provided input and feedback in the development of these questions.

Who Should Complete This Assessment?
All health centers should complete this assessment regardless of whether or not they are currently training health professions students or residents. The assessment features 5 sections, covering training for students, post-graduate professionals, residents, current providers, and overall training impact. This assessment should be completed by the health center Chief Executive Officer or his/her designee. Responses should reflect the needs and experiences of your 330-funded health center sites. Only one response per health center will be accepted, so please coordinate completion within your organization.

How to Participate
This assessment is designed to take approximately 15 minutes or less to complete, depending on the extent to which your health center engages in health professions training activities. It is broken down into different sections to ensure that you only spend time on questions that are relevant to you. Please complete the assessment online by January 31, 2018. Should you desire to preview the questions prior to submitting your answers online, visit www.chcworkforce.org/acu-assessment-health-professions-training-health-centers.

ACU will maintain the confidentiality of responses. Results from this assessment will be published in such a way that you or your health center cannot be individually identified. You may opt in to sharing your individual response with your Primary Care Association in the last question of this assessment.

For More Information
If you have questions, please contact Allison Abayasekara, ACU’s VP of Training & Programs, at 703-562-8820 or aabayasekara@clinicians.org.

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