Training and Events


CCHN Training Calendar


Vital Clinical Documentation for the CHC Provider
Ongoing webinar series
Clinical documentation is the core of effective and safe patient care. Coding within CHCs continues to be challenging for providers and coders. Our web-based program offers a step-by-step curriculum where participants will learn key components of coding patient history, physical exams and medical decision-making. Using real life clinical examples, participants will see that it’s not the quantity of documentation that matters–it’s the quality.
Registration: Click here to register. Cost: $100 per participant 


Building Skills for Effective Teams (BSET)
January 2018-January 2019 
Starting January 2018 through January 2019, CCHN and the Center of Nursing Excellence will host Cohort III of the Building Skills for Effective Teams (BSET) training. BSET, a highly-rated training program designed specifically for Community Health Centers (CHCs), focuses on expanding participants’ leadership expertise, interpersonal knowledge, and emotional intelligence needed to confidently function within their CHC’s integrated care teams and quality improvement efforts. 
Over the course of a 12-month period, the BSET Program will include four 3 day workshops with ongoing team coaching between sessions, and the implementation of a Uniform Data System (UDS) quality improvement capstone project.

Teams must include at least two providers from the following professions: primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSWs, marriage and family therapists, and other licensed behavioral health providers. However, CHCs interested in this training opportunity but unable to meet the two provider requirement should email Kim Moyer at

Training Dates
• Session 1 of 4: Jan. 18-20, 2018
• Session 2 of 4: March 21-23, 2018
• Session 3 of 4: May 9-11, 2018
• Session 4 of 4: June 20-22, 2018
• Capstone Celebration: Jan. 18, 2019

Click here for more details on teams, dates and times, location, curriculum, capstone projects, and registration. If you have any questions please email Kim Moyer at

Registration: Click here to register. Cost: $475


Health Care Advocate Training Program
January 2018-February 2019

Provides over 40 hours of CME credit from AAFP and a completion stipend of $1500+

Click here for additional program details and application instructions.

The Health Care Advocate (HCA) Training Program, a one-of-a-kind program, blends leadership development and advocacy training in an experiential learning environment. Participants will be provided with a set of defined leadership and advocacy skills as well as health care policy information and context that will allow them to become impactful advocates for change. Participants will also have opportunities to network with and learn from local, state, and national health care experts along with legislators working for our communities. This hands-on learning opportunity will help clinicians discover how to advance the health of their communities through the power of advocacy and leadership. The training will have a rural focus but is open to both rural and urban applicants.

The program will begin Jan. 24, 2018 and run through February 2019. It integrates multiple training techniques that include: in-person workshops, webinars, and executive coaching. The in-person sessions are divided between La Junta and Denver, CO. Interested clinicians will need support from executive leadership (CMO, CDO, Clinic Director, HR Director, CEO, etc.)

Clinicians from the following positions are encouraged to apply:
• Physicians
• Physician Assistants
• Nurse Practitioners
• Registered Nurses
• Licensed Behavioral Health Providers
• Dentists
• Dental Hygienists

Cost: $300

Click here to apply. Contact Kim Moyer at if you have questions.

This training was made possible through grant funds awarded by the Colorado Health Foundation.


Advanced Clinical Transformation: Team Based Care Webinar Series
January 2018-May 2018

Please join CCHN & CHAMPS for the Team Based Care Webinar Series! These five, one and a half hour webinars will take place between January and May of 2018. Participants will hear from local and nationally recognized experts on knowledge and skills aimed at advancing the team based care model. Webinars are tailored to CHC clinical teams and support staff, although staff from all levels are welcome. Continuing education credits are to be available for each event through American Academy of Family Physicians. Registration space is limited; teams are encouraged to view events together. Event registration is free for all CHC staff in Colorado and Region VIII. If you have any questions contact Sarah Macrander, CCHN’s Training and Technical Assistant Specialist, at

Understanding and Implementing Foundations of Team-Based Care
Jan. 24, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Speakers: Taylor Miranda, MPH, Practice Transformation Projects Manager, CCHN and JoJo Gelderman, Quality Initiatives Specialist, CCHN; plus CHC representatives (TBD)
This presentation will provide an overview of the foundational building blocks needed to implement team-based primary care within a CHC. The session will refer to “The 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care”. CHCs will share their experience implementing empanelment, building a quality improvement infrastructure, restructuring team-based roles and responsibilities, and engaging leadership. Participants will be able to assess and identify how the team-based care model presents opportunities for improvement within their own practice.

Strategies for Maximizing the Team
Feb. 21, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Alexia Eslan, Senior Consultant, John Snow Institute; plus CHC representatives (TBD)

Effective Team Communication with the Patient in Mind
Mar. 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Deborah Center, MSN, RN, CNS, CTACC, Center for Nursing Excellence

Integrating Motivational Interviewing into Clinic Workflows
Apr. 18, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Kathleen Garrett, University of Colorado

Sustaining Team Based Care
May 23, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Carolyn Sheperd, MD

Registration: Click here to register. Cost: Free


Staff Retention Through Workplace Wellness
January 17, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Speakers: Lisa Hardmeyer Grey
In the context of high provider and staff burnout in Community Health Centers, this session will focus on creating a culture of wellness as a means to address both retention and recruitment. Topics covered will include the multi-generational landscape of the workplace, current trends on the talent pool and what CHCs need to consider to be an employer-of-choice. The session will also look at best practices around Wellness plans, what works and what doesn’t, what style of leadership is most effective for employee engagement and understand how to create a culture of wellness that is authentic and effective.
Registration: Click here to register. Cost: Free


CCHN Webinar Archive
 CCHN cultivates a robust training archive that contains all webinars produced through various partnerships and collaborations such as CCHN and CHAMPS Lunchtime Learning Professional Development and Outreach & Enrollment Distance Learning Series. Click here to access the webinar archive.

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