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Attachment a wet calsearch 9 15 14 meeting excerpt from 2009 2012 calsearch program materials

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WET CalSEARCH 9/15/14 Meeting

Excerpt from 2009-2012 CalSEARCH Program Materials


Cal search site benefits

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Cal-SEARCH Site Benefits

Participation in Cal-SEARCH will benefit your site by:

  • Receiving $1,000 per student, if awarded

  • Improving primary healthcare recruitment efforts

  • Improving retention of primary healthcare providers in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs)

  • Increasing and improving partnerships and linkages with educational institutions

  • Providing opportunities for NHSC Scholars and other health professions students/residents to serve on multidisciplinary healthcare teams

  • Increasing access for Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs)


Cal search expectations of preceptors

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Cal-SEARCH Expectations of Preceptors

  • Attend CalSEARCH Preceptor Orientation via WebEX.

  • Ensure students/residents are exposed to delivering care to the underserved and working in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Follow the Learning Objectives Curriculum.

  • Provide post-experience survey information.


Cal search expectations of mentors

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Cal-SEARCH Expectations of Mentors

Mentoring relationships shall help Cal-SEARCH Program participants gain the knowledge and skills to become culturally competent primary care clinicians for medically underserved populations.

Mentors shall:

  • Provide support and encouragement and share professional knowledge with mentee(s).

  • Discuss career and practice setting options with mentee(s) and orient them to the structure and organization of community-oriented sites.

  • Encourage mentee(s) to assist and orient other students/residents interested in exploring, understanding and gaining expertise in the practice of primary and allied healthcare in underserved areas.

  • Oversee mentee(s) community project (s).


Cal search students residents benefits

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Cal-SEARCH Students/Residents Benefits

Cal-SEARCH helps medical, dental and mental health students and residents:

  • Improve ambulatory care clinical skills

  • Work with patients from diverse cultures

  • Serve as a valued member of an experienced health care team

  • Receive mentorship from a dedicated preceptor and mentor

  • Provide service to a needy community through a clinical practice rotation and service project

  • Gain a unique primary care training experience working with patients in underserved urban and rural areas

  • Develop the necessary skills and gain exposure to practicing in rural, frontier and urban Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA)


Cal search requirements for students residents

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Cal-SEARCH Requirementsfor Students/Residents

  • Attend an online orientation.

  • Complete a pre-experience survey.

  • Submit a W9 and Acceptance Letter.

  • Complete a 4 – 8 week rotation, guided by the learning objectives (minimum 80 hours).

  • Address a local population health concern through the development and completion of a community project.

  • Review 4 learning modules and apply learning objectives.

  • Create a community project report.

  • Submit a timesheet.

  • Complete a post-experience survey.


Overview of learning objectives

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Overview of Learning Objectives

  • Describe purpose of NHSC, OSHPD, AHEC and CPCA

  • Explain funding opportunities of federal and state NHSC programs

  • Describe the role of primary care and history of clinics and community health centers

  • Define designations of medically underserved

  • Identify requirements of a federally qualified health center (FQHC)

  • List characteristics of the patient centered medical home

  • Describe quality improvement processes in CCHCs

  • Demonstrate various clinical skills, including how to work in a multidisciplinary team and preventative medicine

  • Describe how to apply cultural competency and effectively serve a multi‐cultural population

  • Demonstrate an understanding of community health issues and needs through a community project


Overview of modules

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Overview of Modules

Self-directed* or Trainer-guided modules provide tips and resources for accomplishing the learning objectives

  • Primary Care and Clinical Skills

  • Medically Underserved and Community Health Centers

  • Quality improvement, Cultural Competency and Patient-centered Care

  • Address a Local Population Health Concern through a Community Project

    *Self Directed Learning Modules on-line


Complete self directed learning modules weeks 1 4

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Complete Self-Directed Learning Modules Weeks 1-4

  • Review one module each week of your rotation (1-4)

  • Discuss the subject(s) with your Mentor and Preceptor

  • Practice applying the learning objectives during clinical rotations

  • If available, contact the Trainers that serve your region


Module 1 primary care and clinical skills

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Module 1: Primary Care and Clinical Skills

  • Clinical Skills: based on discipline and level of training

    • Patient Communications and Documentation

    • Health Education and Prevention

    • Working in a Multidisciplinary Team

    • Making Referrals

    • Use of Technology, such as EHR, PDAs, Telemedicine

  • What is Primary Care?

    • Primary care specialties

    • Functions of primary care


Module 2 underserved and community health centers

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Module 2: Underserved and Community Health Centers

  • Definitions of Medically Underserved

  • Community Clinics and Health Centers (CCHCs)

    • Mission, History, and Locations

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

    • Characteristics, Services, and Role

  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

    • NHSC Scholars Program

    • NHSC Loan Repayment Programs


Module 3 quality improvement cultural competency and patient centered care

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Module 3: Quality Improvement, Cultural Competency and Patient-Centered Care

  • Quality improvement

    • Epidemiology and social determinants of health

    • Health disparities and clinical measures

    • QI Processes

  • Cultural Competency

    • Language skills, resources and tools

    • Impact of migration

    • Cultural differences and health disparities

  • Patient Centered Care

    • Characteristics

    • Models


Module 4 community service project

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Module 4: Community Service Project

  • Research and identify community health issues and needs

  • Project Formats, such as Brochure, Presentation, Report

  • Characteristics of a good service project

    • Clearly defined health issue

    • Use of local evidence & literature to substantiate issue

    • Visual Graphics

    • Applicable recommendation(s) to a specific target audience

  • Work with Mentor and Trainer to develop and implement

  • Uses of Completed Project and Audiences for Dissemination

    Community Education, Patient Education, Student Education, Provider Education


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    Community Service Project Cont.

    Examples of Cal-SEARCH Community Projects:

    • Diabetes Intervention for Low-Literacy Patients

    • Health Behaviors Questionnaire (Obesity)

    • How to Prevent Diabetes in Your Children

    • Resurgence of Pertussis

    • Smoking Cessation Aids for the Homeless

    • Screening for Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders in 4 -10 Year Olds

    • Teen Clinic Survey


    Community service project cont1

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    Community Service Project Cont.

    Cal-SEARCH Community Project Report Questions. Please include the following information in your report:

    • Project Abstract

    • Identify the community health need you addressed in your project.

    • Describe how you collaborated with the clinic or community health center and their community partners in identifying this need.

    • Describe any relevant literature you applied.

    • List the objective(s) for your community project and describe how you collaborated with the clinic or community health center in defining these objectives.

    • Describe the methods used to address the objectives.

    • Describe plans for sustaining the project.

    • Describe results of the project.

    • Describe how you or others disseminated the project results.


    Community service project cont2

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    Community Service Project Cont.

    Additional information:

    • Please provide copies (hard copy and electronic) of any documents or materials you created as a result of this project. In addition, we would also appreciate receiving photos taken of your project as well. All Community Project reports, materials and photos become the property of Cal-SEARCH and may be used for marketing purposes.

    • Hard copy materials, photos and signed community project report forms can be sent to the following address:


    Start your rotation

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    Start Your Rotation!

    • Contact assigned clinic to introduce yourself

    • Arrange time for rotation to begin and develop a schedule

    • Express what you want to learn


    Sample training timeline

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    Sample Training Timeline

    Partner with your Preceptor and Mentor to Customize Your Schedule


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