Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT)

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HRSA Health Professions Education and Training Initiative: Readiness to Train Assessment Tool (RTAT) Survey

The Georgia Primary Care Association (GPCA), alongside the Health Resources & Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce (HRSA BHW) and Primary Care Associations, are working hard to increase provider recruitment and retention. One way to do this is by encouraging and facilitating Health Professional Education and Training (HP-ET) in our community health centers. We know that health professionals who receive training at a community health center are much more likely to work in one.

About HRSA’s Health Professions Education and Training (HP-ET) Initiative

The initiative will enhance health centers’ capabilities to recruit, develop, and retain their workforce by exposing health and allied health professions students, trainees, and residents to education and training programs conducted at health centers.

The Seven Subscales of the RTAT – representing seven areas of readiness at the organization

The RTAT is your first step toward an HP-ET program that will help address your workforce needs. The HP-ET Initiative will use the RTAT, developed by Community Health Center (CHC), Inc., to enhance health centers’ capabilities to recruit, develop, and retain their workforce by exposing health and allied health professions students, trainees, and residents to education and training programs conducted at health centers.

Who will track survey completion?

CHC Inc. will share completed surveys with GPCA bi-weekly. This information will be shared with CEOs (or designated contact person) to assess the participation at their Health Center.

When should the survey be completed?

The RTAT survey link will be open through February 2021. Health Centers will be updated once GPCA confirms a definitive end date from CHC, Inc. for the survey.

When will data be available?

CHC Inc. will provide raw data to PCAs and Health Centers by June 2021. An interpretation of the data will be available after July 2021.

PCA Training and TA Assistance

GPCA will offer assistance to help health centers develop a targeted strategic workforce plan which includes HP-ET that meet the needs of the community. Additional training and TA will be provided to help accomplish greater workforce goals.

Please submit any RTAT questions to Debbie Channell, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator dchannell@gaphc.org.

Resources

Instructions on How to Use the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool™
Get more information about the Readiness to Train Assessment Tool
State and Regional Primary Care Association Cooperative Agreements Workforce Funding Overview

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