Clinical Workforce Development

Addressing the Need

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) received a National Cooperative Agreement (NCA) to address the most fundamental need of health centers now and for the coming decades: a clinically expert, deeply committed staff representing all roles and disciplines in primary care that is trained to a high performance model of team-based care.  To address this need, CHC continues to support your health center through education, assistance and training.

Apply for the next Learning Collaborative on Implementing Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Residency Programs

The goal of the Postdoctoral Psychology Residency program is to train the next generation of psychologists in the Patient Centered Medical Home model. Through weekly seminars, group and individual supervision and clinical work with diverse, underserved populations, residents will fine-tune assessment and therapy skills.

This FREE learning collaborative opportunity will provide health centers with the support, resources and structure to implement a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Residency program at their organization.

Applications can be found here.

Please view below two informational webinars on this program:

 “Building the Case for Starting a Postdoctoral Clinical Psychology Residency Program at Your Health Center.”   Video  Slides 

“The Structure of a 12-month Residency Program and Stories from Former Residents, Preceptors and Program Staff”.  Video  Slides 

Follow our webinar series on Advancing Team-Based Care!

Taking Team-Based Care to the Next Level. In this webinar, we will briefly review the core concepts of team-based care (physical design, roles, data, empanelment) that we have discussed in previous webinars (all available at  and  introduce you to elements of team-based care that build upon these basics and support your teams in advancing their capability to provide satisfying and effective care to complex patient populations. Areas of focus will include additional roles on the care team, a deeper dive into the practice of RNs and behavioral health providers, and a team approach to managing pain, medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction, and the care of the older adult in primary care.  This first webinar in the series will begin with a focus on the teamlet. (Provider and MA) and the data that supports their success. Video Slides Survey


Advancing the Practice of RNs and Behavioral Health Providers. We will explore two vital roles on the primary care team, RNs and Behavioral Health clinicians. We have seen  tremendous progress in health centers across the country towards the integration of primary care and behavioral health, and in advancing the role of RNs. In this webinar, we’ll focus on key elements that maximize the contributions of these team members.  We focus on RN complex care management and the use of RN visits to expand and enhance the capacity of the team. We’ll also look at how practices  can systematically address the behavioral health needs of their patient population starting with structured approaches to screening  of both adults and children, the use of warm hand offs to ensure connection to primary care, and implementing a robust group treatment program to enhance access and improve outcomes. This session will also detail the kind of data dashboards that support the work of these vital team members. Video Slides Survey


Beyond the Walls: Effectively Utilizing Community Health Workers and Clinical Home Visitors as Part of the Team In this webinar, we will focus on team members who work with patients in various capacities beyond the walls of the exam room but make an enormous contribution to clinical outcomes. Participants will learn about their connections to the team, and the effective outcomes that result from their patient engagement. Video Slides Survey


Caring for Patients with Pain is a Team Sport. Health Centers are  called upon to help patients with both acute and chronic pain.. Our desire to help patients with pain often exceeds our skill set and resources. Health Centers across the country have been stepping  up to become better educated and trained in this complex area of clinical practice.  One thing we’ve learned is that it requires the whole team to be successful. In this webinar we will look at the contribution of each member of the expanded care team in addressing needs of patients with chronic pain, and the strategies that support their work. Video Slides


To Access Previous NCA Webinars: NCA Archive Page

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