The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)’s STAR² Center held a two-part webinar series on the retention and recruitment of medical assistants (MAs) and dental assistants (DAs) during the first week of February 2022. In response to the challenges health centers are currently facing when it comes to retaining and recruiting MAs and DAs, the STAR² Center partnered with The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) and National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) to bring you experts in the field to share strategies and promising practices to better develop your MA and DA workforce.

The first part of the webinar series, held on February 1, 2022, from 4-5 p.m. ET, focused on the needs of the MA workforce and featured speakers from NIMAA and Community Health Center, Inc. The second part of the series, took place on February 3, 2022, from 3-4 p.m. ET, and focused on the needs of the DA workforce and featured speakers from NNOHA and Salud Family Health Centers.

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More Resources on Building and Sustaining Health Center Workforces

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.