Training and Events


CCHN/CHAMPS 2020 Health Equity Learning Series
Location: Online Webinar Series
Dates: August 11 – October 13, 2020

The four-part CCHN/CHAMPS 2020 Health Equity Learning Series is designed to introduce all levels of staff to the Community Health Center Movement’s position and continued efforts in the journey towards a more equitable and just health system. Participants will come away from the series with a greater understanding of organizational and personal position in this work as well as a few strategies to assist moving the work forward. Join for any one session or the whole series.


  • 1. August 11: Health Equity is Social Justice: Health Centers in the Context of Racial and Social Justice [Register Here]
  • 2. September 1: Health Equity in the Context of COVID-19 [Register Here]
  • 3. September 22: Organizational Commitment and Strategies for Health Equity Communication [Register Here]
  • 4. October 13: Applying the Health Equity Lens: Serving People with Disabilities [Register Here]



Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Two-part Series
Location: Online Webinar Series
Dates: August 26 and September 10, 2020

The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is proud to present this free series, consisting of two, 90-minutes sessions (from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm) focusing on the critical role of primary care providers in suicide prevention. This webinar series will introduce a simple toolkit to help put suicide prevention protocols into place in a practice or clinic, and will walk participants through the screening, assessment, and intervention phases of suicide prevention. Tips for addressing suicidal issues via telehealth will also be included.


  • 1. August 26: Part One: Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Office Protocols, Screening, and Assessment [Register Here]]
  • 2. September 10: Part Two: Suicide Prevention in Rural Primary Care: Intervention, Follow-up, and Telehealth Tips [Register Here]


CCHN Sept. 2020 Triannual
Location: Online
Date: September 10, 2020

The upcoming CCHN Sept. Triannual will be held virtually and allow for Community Health Center (CHC) staff to come together as peers. Watch for more information to arrive via email from CCHN staff specific to the sections and peer groups that meet at the Triannual. More information including agendas and packets will be posted here in the Member’s Only section of CCHN’s website (password required).


Nurse Preceptor Training
Location: Online
Dates: October 7 – November 4, 2020

The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is offering a free, five-week training for primary care nurses who will be or are currently precepting students. The training will be Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The sessions include:


  • 1. October 7: Why Precept
  • 2. October 15: Nuts and Bolts
  • 3. October 21: The Use of Questions
  • 4. October 28: Communicating with Students
  • 5. November 4: Student Feedback and Evaluations


Click here to learn more and register for this training.

Coming This Fall – 2020 UDS Training
Location: TBD
Date: TBD

The Uniform Data System (UDS) training is a program designed for people of all levels of prior UDS experience and covers all aspects of the 2019 UDS Report. The training addresses each of the report’s tables and provides an implementation-based explanation of how to successfully complete the UDS Report and how to avoid and resolve potential reporting issues. In addition to receiving UDS reporting instructions, attendees will understand the value of the UDS for health center operations and to the health center program and receive tips to help facilitate a successful submission. The training is designed as an all-levels program and all financial, clinical, and administrative staff are welcome to attend in order to hone their reporting skills and share their experience with their peers.

The Basics of CHC Medicaid Reimbursement
CCHN Web Resource
CCHN staff have developed a series of short, web-based trainings on the basics of CHC cost reporting and reimbursement in Colorado Medicaid. These were developed at the request of CCHN Board members and provide a great overview of how things work in our state. The trainings are not meant to supplant expertise in fiscal management or coding and billing, but they will help orient staff to how CHCs are reimbursed differently and the regulatory basis is for that reimbursement. The trainings include the background of PPS, the difference between PPS and APM, Change in Scope, and the definition of an Encounter. All recordings, downloadable slides, and additional resources can be accessed here.


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 

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.