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The Health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2021 Uniform Data System; Webinar - May 2023 (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) hosted a webinar sharing a data analysis of the 2021 Uniform Data System (UDS) and recommendations to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for AA and NH/PI patients. Presenters shared key findings from AAPCHO’s updated and annual report, “The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2021 Uniform Data System”. More Details...

Health Access and SDOH: Mobile Outreach for the Unsheltered Homeless (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated the long-running housing crisis in the United States. The rise in unsheltered homeless encampments in many communities require new partnerships and expanded services in non-traditional settings to reach vulnerable populations in need of both primary care, chronic disease management and connection to housing resources. More Details...

Specialty Care Access in Health Centers - What is the Potential of eConsults?: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Access to care is the essential work of health centers, and one pain point is how to ensure specialty access for health center patients. This webinar will discuss innovation in specialty care access using technology and e-Consults. Electronic consultations (“e-consults”) are asynchronous, consultative, provider-to-provider communications within a shared electronic health record (EHR) or web-based platform. E-consults are intended to improve access to specialty expertise for patients and providers without the need for a face-to-face visit. More Details...

Health Centers Serving Veterans: Learn about the New PACT Health Benefits (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This national audience webinar will provide health center administrators and provider teams with the most recent information regarding new health and service benefits passed by Congress in 2022, to be implemented by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, the PACT webinar will explain the toxic exposure criterion and how health centers can screen and/or refer Military Veterans for the new benefits they've earned and deserve. More Details...

Farmworker Outreach 101: Do's and Don'ts (44742). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) discusses important Do's and Don'ts during farmworker outreach and shares tips to develop an effective outreach strategy. Participants learned about challenges farmworkers face throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and how to mitigate them. This webinar was delivered in partnership with the National Center for Farmworker Health. More Details...

Eyes on Access: Steps for Integrating Comprehensive Eye Health and Vision Services into Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a Part 2 archive of a 2-part webinar series in Spring 2022 that reviewed the operational activities necessary to implement or enhance vision services in a health center. Learners reviewed planning factors such as provider configuration, cost, volume and supervision. More Details...

Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Optimizing Care Coordination to Improve Oral Health Access (44636). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Integration of oral health and primary care practice is a strategy to help increase access to care for all populations. The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) hosted a webinar discussing promising practices for oral health integration that accounts for the unique needs of special populations like residents of public housing with a focus on care coordination. More Details...

Eyes on Access: Introduction to Comprehensive Vision Services in Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a Part 1 archive of a 2-part webinar series in Spring 2022 that reviewed the interconnection of vision, chronic disease and quality of life. Data substantiating community needs, disparities and barriers was reviewed. This webinar series addresses how health centers can integrate vision services into primary care. More Details...

Improving Behavioral Health Screening & Access to Treatment for Veterans in Community Care: Phase II: Improving Behavioral Health Screening & Access to Treatment for Veterans in Community Care (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit describes a partnership between the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa (CHC/SEIA), and the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) Veterans Rural Health Resource Center-Iowa City (VRHRC-IC). These partners came together with the goal of establishing mechanisms to ensure veterans seeking care at all CHC/SEIA locations could be systematically identified, screened for behavioral health issues, and engaged in healthcare guided by their choice to remain in the community or engage in a VA care setting. More Details...

Barriers to Accessing Higher Levels of Care: Implications for Medical Respite Programs (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief describes the different levels of care within the health care service continuum a person may need following acute care hospitalization and highlights the admission barriers commonly encountered by people experiencing homelessness. It also illustrates the role of medical respite care programs within this continuum, and outlines action steps that communities can take to improve access to higher levels of care for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Increase Access to Care Program Pillars (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH created this visual resource to illustrate the three Increase Access to Care for Ag Workers (IAC) Program Pillars and how they contribute to increasing access to care for Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) and their families. More Details...

Language Access Services Assessment and Planning Tool (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: A tool to assist health centers in developing a plan to address language access needs and better serve patients needing such services. More Details...

Rural America: The Current State of Health Care Access Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Increase your understanding of the current reality of health care in rural America and consider provocative and innovative ideas on how health centers are an invaluable solution. More Details...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Using Technology to Improve Access to Health Care for Public Housing Residents (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The purpose of this report is to outline the digital needs and challenges of public housing residents, the risks and benefits of using technology to improve patient care, and recommendations on how to prepare health centers and patients to optimize digital tools, improve access to care, and enhance efforts through partnerships to bridge the digital divide. More Details...

Improving Behavioral Health Screening & Access to Treatment for Veterans in Community Care (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit describes a partnership between the Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA), Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa (CHC/SEIA), and the VA Office of Rural Health (ORH) Veterans Rural Health Resource Center-Iowa City (VRHRC-IC). These partners came together with the goal of establishing mechanisms to ensure veterans seeking care at all CHC/SEIA locations could be systematically identified, screened for behavioral health issues, and engaged in healthcare guided by their choice to remain in the community or engage in a VA care setting. More Details...

Ensuring People with Chronic Conditions Maintain Access to Care (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This story series follows the Whitman Walker Health Center medical-legal partnership team as they helped prevent platinum insurance plans that were widely used by patients with chronic conditions from being eliminated in the D.C. Marketplace More Details...

Transportation and Health Access Infobook (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Since 2000, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) has conducted bi-annual national needs assessments of community health centers serving underserved populations. The findings have consistently demonstrated that transportation is a top barrier to health care access. This infobook provides a general introduction to the topic of transportation as a barrier to health care access in the United States. The material is drawn from interviews, case studies, and reviews of existing literature. Although geared towards community health centers, it is relevant to all health care providers. More Details...

Recommendations for Promotores(as) de Salud and Language Access Services at your Health Center (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As both skilled professionals and members of the community, Promotores(as) are in a unique position to address health issues in any community. One role that Promotores(as) often fill is as an interpreter between patients and clinical staff. Promotores(as) are well-positioned to act as the liaison, both linguistically and culturally. By helping patients better understand their clinical provider’s care instructions, Promotores(as) can build a stronger bond of trust between the patient and clinician and encourage better adherence to follow-up treatment. More Details...

Increasing Oral Health Access through Clinic Expansion: Promising Practice (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice describes key points and lessons learned when a large community health center expanded dental services into a new area. More Details...

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