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  • Mitigating Burnout and Maintaining Provider Satisfaction During Vaccination Rollouts

    The COVID-19 pandemic forced health centers to change the way health care is delivered. Virtual health care visits were widely and quickly implemented and staff were redeployed to accommodate the demand for testing. This rapid change in health care delivery came with significant challenges including changes in staffing and care team makeup, furloughs, lack of PPE at the beginning of the pandemic, and fear of infection for those in direct contact with patients. As health centers continue to meet community needs related to the pandemic and engage in mass vaccination efforts, it will be important to consider lessons learned over the past year. In this webinar series, we will explore provider burnout and satisfaction in the context of the pandemic, lessons learned, and strategies that health centers can take to minimize burnout and maintain provider satisfaction in the next several months.

    Wednesday, March 31, 12:00 pm ET
    Engagement Strategies to Mitigate Burnout During Vaccination Rollout
    Speakers:
    • Ann Loeffler, MSPH, PMP, Consultant
    • Sabrina Edgington, MSSW, Director of Learning and Curriculum Design, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

    Wednesday, April 7, 12:00 pm ET
    Strategies to Support Provider Satisfaction Among Nurses in the Pandemic Workplace
    Speakers: TBD

    Wednesday, April 21, 12:00 pm ET
    Evolving Care Team Models in the Context of the Pandemic and Strategies to Assess Provider Satisfaction
    Speakers: TBD
  • Upcoming Webinar: Understanding and Building Vaccine Confidence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021: 1-2 p.m. ET

    The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved invites you to join our new webinar addressing COVID-19 vaccination development and confidence. Presented in partnership with Pfizer, this free, one-hour webinar will feature the expertise of Dr. Teresa (Tracy) Foo, MD, MPH, MBA, Vaccines Medical Director at Pfizer Vaccines US Medical Affairs. Join us to receive an overview of vaccine development during a pandemic, learn the basics of emergency use authorizations (EUA), and take part in a discussion of how our community can build vaccine confidence.

    Presenter:
    • Dr. Teresa (Tracy) Foo, MD, MPH, MBA, Vaccines Medical Director, Pfizer Vaccines US Medical Affairs
  • Health Center Eye Health and Vision Care Grants - Apply by March 19

    The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is partnering with the Centene Foundation for Quality Healthcare and the American Optometric Association Foundation to provide small grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) to assist with start-up or expansion costs for comprehensive eye health and vision care programs.

    Underserved populations continue to face barriers to accessing eye and vision care due to cost, transportation, and limited access to services. FQHCs are well positioned to address these barriers due to their commitment to reaching people in medically underserved communities and in health professional shortage areas. By integrating eye health and vision care into multidisciplinary health care settings, we aim to better address the impact of poor health and disease on vision and improve quality of life.

    Grant dollars may be used to support the cost of equipment and services necessary to establish a comprehensive vision care program. Funds may not be used to support existing services, salaries, or construction costs.

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