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2019 MPCA Recruitment and Retention Conference | Building a Diverse and Innovative Workforce
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When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: James B Henry Center
3535 Forest Road
Lansing, MI  48910
United States
Contact: Chelena Bell

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The Michigan Primary Care Association will be hosting a Recruitment and Retention Conference with the theme: Building a Diverse and Innovative Workforce. We will hear from speakers of the Health Resources and Services Administration, from organizations with success in rural retention and medical assistant programs, and participate in a facilitated discussion to address workforce challenges within health centers. 


Target Audience:

  • Human Resources
  • Program Directors
  • Hiring Directors/Hiring Managers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Director of Operations

Topics will include:

  • Clinical and Non-clinical Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • Current and Future Trends in Workforce
  • HRSA's Workforce Priority Areas
  • Primary Care and Innovation
  • Rural Provider Retention
  • Medical Assistants and MA programs with Health Centers

Goal and Learning Objectives:

  • To build health workforce capacity within health centers
  • Objective 1: Identify current challenges with health centers
  • Objective 2: Develop tools to improve human resource strategies
  • Objective 3: Provide actionable steps for health center staff to utilize
  • Objective 4: Ensure HRSA's priorities align with health center goals

Tentative Agenda

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Speaker Bios

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Registration Fee

$150 - FQHC (330 Grantees/Look-Alikes)

$175 - Non-FQHC Partners
$100 - Teleconference/Zoom (If paid, a zoom link will be sent to you approximately one week prior to the conference.)


If paying by check, please make it payable to MPCA, and mail to Attn: Recruitment & Retention, 7215 Westshire Dr, Lansing, MI 48911, along with a copy of your invoice. 


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations. A 10% administrative fee is charged for all cancellation and refund requests. No refunds will be given within 5 business days of the event.


Conference Location

The James B Henry Center

3535 Forest Road

Lansing, MI 48910

Hotel Reservation Information - Reservation deadline is September 4, 2019

Candlewood Suites East Lansing

3545 Forest Road

Lansing, Michigan 48910



Room rates:

1 BR Suite | $135/night + tax

Studio Suite | $95/night + tax

The Candlewood Suites is connected to the James B. Henry Center and reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 517-351-8181 by September 4, 2019. Let them know you are with Michigan Primary Care Association to receive the discounted rate.

  • Check-in  |  3 pm
  • Check-out  |  12 noon
  • Parking: Free 


Please contact Chelena Bell at or 517.827.0876. 

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