Clinical Workforce Development



The National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs) provide free training and technical assistance that is data driven, cutting edge and focused on quality and operational improvement to support health centers and look-alikes. Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC, Inc.) and its Weitzman Institute specialize in providing education and training to interested health centers in Transforming Teams and Training the Next Generation through;

National Webinars on advancing team based care, implementing post-graduate residency training programs, and health professions student training in FQHCs.

Invited participation in Learning Collaboratives to advance team based care or implement a post-graduate residency training program at your health center.

 Please keep watching this space for information on future sessions. To request technical assistance from an NCA, please email [email protected] for more information.

Apply Today!

Apply to participate in an intensive learning collaborative on implementing postgraduate residency training programs designed to take your practice from planning to implementation!

Timeline and Overview:

Applications are open until October 1st

Applicants must be available for an interview the week of October 8th

Final Decisions Announced: Week of October 15th

Learning Collaborative Begins: Week of November 5th


Each Health Center will identify a team and a “leader” or “coach”

Team Leader/Coach and team members will meet weekly

Team Leader/Coach will meet bi-weekly with CHC “Mentor”

Team members will join each learning session (8 sessions total)

Team members will utilize the online learning community regularly- sharing best practices, lessons learned, and tools/resources (teams will post something on the site at least once/week)

Health center will implement a residency program within 2 years of LC participation


What is a Learning Collaborative?

dedp-hiw1.png   The Learning Collaborative is a participatory learning experience offered by the National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) for Clinical Workforce Development, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and hosted by Community Health Center, Inc.(CHCI) in Middletown, CT.  The Collaborative is an evidenced-based model designed to provide transformational strategies and coaching support to help primary care practices in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) implement an advanced model of team-based care or post-graduate residency programs.

dedp-hiw2.png   The Collaborative will provide a series of video conference learning sessions with primary care teams from across the country, as well as quality improvement training, ongoing mentoring for coaches in your organization, technical assistance, and access to web- based tools.


2018 Webinar Series

Follow our latest webinar series. 

Resources and Past Webinars

CHC has curated a series of resources, including webinars to support your health center through education, assistance and training.



To learn more about the NCA and it's programs or to request T/TA fom CHC, Inc. you can reach out to us at  [email protected] or at:


Project Director

Amanda Schiessl 

(860) 347-6971 ext. 3650

[email protected]

Project Coordinator

Nashwa Khalid

(860) 347-6971  ext. 3699

[email protected]

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS29049  entitled "Training and Technical Assistance National Cooperative Agreements (NCAs)" for grant amount $1,575,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.