ACU’s Workforce Training & Technical Assistance Center

In 2015, ACU launched its new workforce program, the Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention (STAR²) Center. The STAR² Center provides resources, training, and technical assistance (TA) to health centers seeking support in addressing their workforce challenges. Check out the program at to scroll through the resource library, find a training near you, or request a free TA consultation. A National Training and Technical Assistance Partner of the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the STAR² Center‘s funding through a national cooperative agreement ensures that services are offered free of charge to all health centers and look-alikes.

Funding for this primary care and health center workforce project has been made available through a National Cooperative Agreement with HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care.


Articles on the Health Center and Primary Care Workforce

Peter Sherman, M.D., ACU former President, responded to questions about his article, “The Primary Care Crisis and Health Care Reform, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Read the full interview here.

The Primary Care Crisis and Health Care Reform (PDF)*
Peter Sherman, MD, Susan Moscou, FNP, MPH, PhD, and Christine Dang-Vu

Nurse Practitioners in Community Health Settings Today (PDF)*
Lois A. Wessel, RN, MS, CFNP

The Social Worker on the Medical Transdisciplinary Team (PDF)*
Margaret Dawson Hobbs, MSW

Primary Care in Public Housing: Voices of Clinicians (PDF)*
Kathie Culhane-Pera, MD, Dillard Ellmore, DO, and Lois A. Wessel, RN, CFNP

Training Residents in Community Health Centers: Facilitators and Barriers
Carl G. Morris; Frederick M. Chen

The success of the relationship between community health centers and family medicine residencies depends on a shared mission of education and service, as well as innovation and flexibility by their governing organizations.

*Reprinted with permission from Meharry Medical College, the copyright holder for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.