Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET) is any program a health center participates in that helps to train clinical staff or related support staff roles. The ACU STAR² Center’s new HP-ET Financial Impact Assessment Tool is designed to help organizations understand how these programs can financially affect health centers, including estimating impact to staff development and satisfaction, which can be harder to calculate using discreet figures.

This assessment tool provides relative impact estimates across four categories: Staff Satisfaction & Retention, Recruitment & Workforce Needs, Staff Development, and Direct Costs & Offsets. It is intended to help assess areas of greatest potential benefit, and see where health centers may experience higher costs or have greatest opportunity for improving the financial sustainability of their HP-ET plans.

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ACU’s Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention (STAR²) Center provides resources, training, and technical assistance to help Health Center Program grantees with their clinician workforce challenges and questions. We are a National Training and Technical Assistance Partner of the Bureau of Primary Health Care funded through a national cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the Health Resources and Services Administration, ensuring that services are offered free of charge to all health centers and look-alikes.