Introducing ACU’s 2017 Webinar Series: Excellence in Team-Based Care For the Underserved

Back by popular demand, the ACU hosted four free webinars featuring nationally recognized clinicians, educators, leaders, and policy makers working to improve access to care for our underserved communities.

This series on team-based care for the underserved features some of the most popular sessions from ACU’s 2016 Conference. You can take this chance to learn from an expert you may have missed at our conference, or share with your colleagues a presentation that you enjoyed.

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Tuesday, February 28th | 1-2 p.m. ET
Resources for Developing an Understanding of Health Disparities
Susan White, MD

One of the challenges of providing care to a vulnerable population is understanding the barriers patients face in achieving and maintaining their health. To be effective, primary care providers must develop an understanding of individual barriers as well as community barriers to good health. In this workshop, Dr. Susan White reviews online tools that offer both general and community specific interactive learning activities to help primary care providers better understand the community and the challenges of their patients. A variety of tools including Spent, bias assessment, medication simulation, Dartmouth Health Atlas, Google Maps, and community food resources will be presented.

Download Dr. White’s slides here.

Tuesday, March 21st | 3-4 p.m. ET
Addressing Race, Power and Privilege in Clinical Settings
Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD

In this session, Dr. Heather-Lyn Haley will present clinician educators with frameworks and strategies to address issues around race, power, and privilege in clinical settings, with a focus on disrupting racism and improving clinical processes and outcomes. UMass Medical School / MassAHEC Network will share progress on the development and implementation of an implicit bias/anti-racism curriculum as part of a population health clerkship for medical and advanced practice nursing students.

Download Dr. Haley’s slides here.

Tuesday, April 18th | 4-5 p.m. ET
Preventing and Eliminating Burnout in Practice
Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP

In this session, Dr. Eileen Barrett will present organizational strategies to promote retention and recruitment by reducing burnout and increasing job satisfaction, including: protecting clinicians from unnecessary challenges; providing skills and tools to overcome challenges; and supporting leaders who are committed to supporting work/life balance. Specific interventions include: reducing disorganization, promoting shared values, individualizing work schedules, and supporting clinician wellness.

Download Dr. Barrett’s slides here.

Thursday, May 25th | 4-5 p.m. ET
Key Principles to Shortage Designation
Melissa Ryan, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Shortage Designation Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Many state and federal programs use the Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)s designated by HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce to make eligibility and funding decisions. Tune in to this dynamic session to learn more the types of HPSAs, the HPSA designation criteria, and how HPSAs are scored.

Download slides here.