May 28, 2023

Upcoming Webinars

No standalone webinars upcoming at this time—please join us at our 2020 Virtual Conference from Sept. 14-18! Learn More About the Conference Past ACU & STAR2 Center Webinars A Role for Providers in Promoting Voting and Census Participation Among the Underserved (ACU Policy & Practice Series #7) (August 27, 2020)Using the Healthy Democracy Kit to Empower Your Patients, Colleagues, and Staff (ACU Policy & Practice Series #6) (August 10, 2020)Reducing Stigma and … [Read more...]


Upcoming Conferences ACU 2020 Virtual ConferenceSeptember 14-18, 2020Registration is open now! Also, save the date for our next in-person conference: ACU 2021 Annual ConferenceJuly 31-August 4, 2021Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Past Conferences ACU 2019 Annual Conference ACU 2018 Annual Conference ACU 2017 Annual Conference ACU 2016 Annual Conference … [Read more...]

National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions

HRSA is offering flexibility in NHSC and Nurse Corps program requirements to support COVID-19 response efforts. In their FAQ, HRSA addresses the following: NHSC and Nurse Corps Participant and Site ComplianceSite Eligibility and ComplianceIn-school NHSC and Nurse Corps Scholars and Students to Service (S2S) LRP Participants Learn more. … [Read more...]

SDOH Academy

ACU's STAR² Center team is proud to partner with other HRSA-funded training and technical assistance partners to develop and deliver The Social Determinants of Health Academy. The SDOH Academy is a series of virtual trainings to help staff from health centers, health center controlled networks, and primary care associations develop, implement, and sustain SDOH interventions in their clinics and communities. The 2020 SDOH Academy Learning Collaboratives will run from February through June and … [Read more...]

ACU Presents: Project ECHO

This session was presented on June 19, 2019. The ACU team was thrilled to be joined by presenters Dr. Elizabeth Clewett of Project ECHO and Sarah Dixon of the Iowa Primary Care Association to provide both national and state level perspectives and experience with the Project ECHO model. Click here or on the slide above to access the recording of this webinar session. The slides are available for review by clicking here. … [Read more...]

ACU 2020 Annual Conference

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Nominate a Hero by March 27!

ACU is honored to represent clinicians, administrators, advocates, and others who are dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for underserved populations. During the Annual Conference and the NHSC 50th Anniversary Gala, ACU will give special acknowledgment to individuals and organizations in the field that stand out for their commitment to service and community. We invite you to nominate one of the heroes you know for an award today. The call for nominations closes on Friday, … [Read more...]

ACU Welcomes New Executive Director Amanda Pears Kelly

It is with great pleasure that the ACU Board of Directors announces the appointment of Amanda Pears Kelly as our new Executive Director. Effective February 12 th , 2020 Amanda will take the helm of ACU, succeeding Craig Kennedy in leading a dynamic and dedicated staff. President of the ACU Board, Felix Nuñez says: “We are so very excited about the opportunity to welcome Amanda to our ACU familia. Amanda is a visionary leader with a wealth of experience and insights in the area of health care … [Read more...]

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Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine released a new report,Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being that explores the extent, consequences, and contributing factors of clinician burnout. The report provides a framework for a systems approach to clinician burnout and professional well-being, a research agenda to advance clinician well-being, and recommendations for the field. Download it for free. … [Read more...]