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Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)’s Star Center


Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)’s Star Center

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The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is a national nonprofit focused on the recruitment and retention of clinicians into all types of facilities in underserved communities. ACU works toward this mission through a combination of advocacy, resource development, training, and clinician support. The organization’s main policy and advocacy activity is centered around strengthening and expanding federal investments in the National Health Service Corps. ACU also provides research, resources, and training for clinicians on clinical topics key to providing quality healthcare to an underserved population. ACU’s NTTAP funding supports the Solutions, Training, and Assistance for Recruitment and Retention (STAR2) Center. The STAR2 Center provides free resources, training, and technical assistance to health centers and lookalikes on a variety of topics related to clinician recruitment and retention. All NTTAP services are provided at no charge and can be identified by the STAR2 Center logo.

Key Topics

Clinician recruitment

Clinician retention

Workforce strategic planning

Staff engagement


Key NTTAP-Funded Services

  • Data reports and analysis
  • In-Person training
  • Learning collaboratives
  • Resource center
  • Self-Assessment tools
  • Self-Paced courses
  • Webinars

ACU Contact

Website:        STAR2 Center:        Monthly Newsletter
TTA Point of Contact: Suzanne K. Speer, Director, Workforce Development, / 844.ACU.HIRE

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit