The ALL VIRTUAL 2021 Biennial Workforce Summit convenes Wednesday & Thursday, May 26–27, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET. The Summit is a joint effort of workforce-focused HRSA National Training and Technical Assistance Partners: Association of Clinicians for the Underserved STAR2 Center, Community Health Center, Inc./Weitzman Institute, and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The two-day virtual event is an opportunity for health centers, health center-controlled networks (HCCNs) and primary care associations (PCAs) to come together to share and elevate promising practices in addressing workforce challenges and needs.
This year’s Summit will focus on workforce matters related to the COVID-19/Post-COVID-19 environment, the role of technology, and integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. A combination of presentations, large group discussions, and break out groups will be used to share innovative workforce models, practices that contribute to success and reinforcement, and useful resources and tools for strategic workforce planning. HRSA Associate Administrators Jim Macrae (Bureau of Primary Health Care), Tom Morris (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy), and Dr. Luis Padilla (Bureau of Health Workforce) have been invited to kick off the event by sharing their vision for the health center workforce in the “new normal”.