Provider Training & Resources

provider trainingWe work together with our partners to help providers understand CenCal Health policies and procedures. These trainings are focused on supporting provider staff on a variety of subjects designed to enhance the quality of care and services our members receive.

Topics include updated guidelines, policies, new programs and instruction on using our web tools which is designed to save you time and allow you to focus on running your practice and taking care of patients.

Please email providerevents@cencalhealth.org or contact the Provider Services Department at (805) 562-1676 for questions, or additional training opportunities on topics that you would like presented.

Upcoming Training Events

CenCal Health conducts a variety of educational Provider Training courses on a variety of subjects for all provider types.  In person seminars are held throughout both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, and webinars are available online. These educational events focus on supporting provider staff on a variety of subjects designed to enhance the quality of care and services our members receive.

DHCS ACEs Aware Training

A consensus of scientific research demonstrates that cumulative adversity, especially when experienced during childhood development, is a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive health challenges facing our nation. California is leading the way by training and providing payment to Medi-Cal providers for ACE screenings to significantly improve health and well-being across the state’s communities.  If you are interested in adding this service to your practice, please attend the ACEs Aware training and attest to completing the training for trauma and trauma-informed care

ACEs and Resilience Trainings 

The Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC) provides Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience trainings for pediatric providers and clinic staff. The PeRC Training Portal offers free virtual trainings for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Learn more about available trainings here.

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Webinar - November 9, 2022 at 12pm

Enhanced communication between providers, staff and patients is essential to effectively provide quality care in a culturally sensitive manner. CenCal Health promotes appropriate care for all members, regardless of how they may identify, and therefore provides Cultural Competency and Health Literacy tools to improve provider-patient communication.

During this training we will review the following items: 
Interacting with a diverse patient in a clinical setting
Communication across language barriers
Understanding patients from various cultural backgrounds
Language Interpreter Services
Examine alternative approaches and areas of teaching emphasis that will better inform best practices for practitioners and learners

The Santa Barbara County Consortium for Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Santa Barbara County Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

 

 

Questions or suggestions on future topics?

Please contact the Provider Services Education Specialist at providerevents@cencalhealth.org.  We always appreciate provider questions and try to deliver current information and materials.