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10 Tips To Start a Vaccine Ambassador Program (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Vaccine Ambassador program can dramatically improve trust and knowledge about vaccines, which often leads to vaccination compliance among priority populations. This 10 Tips Guide is tool for health centers interested in starting a Vaccine Ambassador Program. More Details...

Improving Vaccine and Healthcare Access Among Residents of Supportive Housing: Lessons Learned From COVID-19 (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized impact on people experiencing homelessness, residents of supportive housing, patients of health centers, and people living with chronic conditions and disabilities. With the advent of the vaccine, numerous studies have sought to understand the calculus of people to take or refrain from taking the vaccine. More Details...

Trauma-Informed Approaches to COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy (2023). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: This course will provide an overview of the concepts of trauma and trauma informed care for patients who are interacting with Vaccine Ambassadors seeking to help with vaccine hesitancy for the COVID-19 vaccination. Learn the fundamentals of trauma, trauma-informed principles, and secondary trauma and how to identify and utilize these skills within the Vaccine Ambassador Project. More Details...

Two Years On: What the Data Says about COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Efforts at Health Care for the Homeless Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a strain on communities across the country, health center data will play a central role in measuring its impact in 2022 and beyond. Health center data from the past two years points to the types of data that should be prioritized in order to obtain a clear picture of prevalence, impact, equity and adequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Vaccine Ambassador Project Infographic (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic provides an overview of a CDC-Funded Vaccine Ambassador Project led by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The project began in 2021 and extended through 2023. More Details...

Lista de verificación para coordinar clínicas de vacunación en el lugar de trabajo y en la comunidad para familias de trabajadores agrícolas (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Esta lista de verificación nueva y mejorada está diseñada para proporcionar a los centros de salud y otras organizaciones comunitarias la información que necesitan saber antes, durante y después de organizar una clínica de vacunación. Esta herramienta también es útil para las organizaciones que colaboran con los empleadores agrícolas y las autoridades de salud pública que atienden a los trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias en diversos entornos. More Details...

Checklist for Coordinating Worksite and Community-Based Vaccine Clinics for Farmworker Families (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This new and improved checklist is designed to provide health centers and other community-based organizations with the information they need to know Before, During, and After hosting a vaccination clinic. This tool is also helpful for organizations collaborating with agricultural employers and public health authorities serving farmworkers and their families in various settings. More Details...

Collection of Promising Practices on Health Center and Housing Partnerships (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCHPH has catalogued promising practices on health center and housing partnerships that were identified during T/TA activities. More Details...

Special Populations Roundtable: Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NCHPH and other National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations hosted a bi-weekly roundtable discussion around the COVID-19 vaccination rollout for special populations. More Details...

Health Literacy and COVID-19: Approaches to Patient Communication (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource will review lessons learned about health communication during the pandemic and share strategies to address low literacy in under-resourced patient populations, including agricultural workers and older adults. More Details...

Get the Facts COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign (Many Languages) (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: The Get the Facts campaign is based on CDC guidance, offering facts about COVID-19 vaccines in a simple and memorable way that counters common misconceptions. These facts address cost, ingredients, side effects, eligibility and more. Each set of materials includes translations in more than 30 languages as well as the ability for you to customize the logo, URL, photo and more. More Details...

Lessons from the Fields: Farmworker Communities Confronting COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: FJ report on the impacts of COVID-19 on farmworker communities and promising practices implemented by community organizations to respond to farmworkers\' needs. The report highlights community health centers, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and community-based organizations. More Details...

CMS Vaccine Mandate: Compliance Requirements and Operational Resources for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provides an overview of NACHC’s Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Operational Resource Guide and features presentations from two Health Center CEOs discussing their lessons learned from implementing vaccine mandates. More Details...

COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate Operational Resource Guide (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This guide assembles resources to help you implement employee vaccine mandates at community health centers. It includes documents debunking myths about the COVID-19 vaccine, sample policy and procedures for employee vaccines, and a guide to recognizing exemptions. This guide includes detailed health center samples that may be utilized to help draft policies and procedures. More Details...

COVID-19 Booster Readiness Webcast for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: Last week’s joint HRSA and CDC webcast provided guidance for health centers on boosters for older adults and those at high risk of severe COVID-19. More Details...

The State of the COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar participants will learn more about the status of clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine, discuss strategies for a culturally responsive pandemic response, and explore the challenges surrounding safe, reliable, and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Partnering with Schools to Get Adolescents Immunized: Innovations and Mental Health Opportunities (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar, hosted by HHS Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB), gathers a host of experts to address various ways to partner with schools to facilitate the vaccination of adolescents. Accompanying the webinar is a valuable list of available resources. More Details...

The Role of Dental Providers in Vaccine Delivery (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This NEW NNOHA publication describes COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategies developed by health centers in states across the country that are utilizing dental providers for vaccine administration. It also highlights policy opportunities to consider for the future that support medical/dental integration and whole-person care in health centers. More Details...

Mitigating Burnout and Maintaining Provider Satisfaction During Vaccination Rollouts – Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar series focused on provider burnout and satisfaction in the context of the pandemic and featured guest presenters Ann Loeffler, MSPH, PMP; Emily Grace Kane, MPA, Senior Program Manager, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium; Dr. Mary Thornton-Bowmer DNP, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Lead Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care Coordinator, The Stephen and Sandra Sheller, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, Family Practice & Counseling Network; Taraya Gibson, MPH, BSN, RN, CHES, Clinical Care Manager RN, The Stephen & Sandra Sheller, 11th Street Family Health Services; Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, CHC, Inc.; Kasey Harding MPH, Director for Center for Key Populations, CHC, Inc.; Gary Wallace Director of Community Engagement and Relations, CHC, Inc.; Marie Yardis, Director of Access to Care, CHC, Inc.; Stephen Scholand, MD, Infectious Disease Physician, Midstate Medical Center More Details...

COVID-19 Safety Measures for Transportation Teams (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on occupational safety training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This second video showcases how Sun River Health made adaptions to their transportation department's protocols ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. More Details...

COVID-19 Measures for Mobile Health Units (Video) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on Occupational Safety Training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This first video will showcase how Salud Family Health Centers in Colorado made adaptions to their mobile health unit to ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. While mobile units are a good alternative for a service delivery model for agricultural workers, modifications are necessary due to the confined space which can pose additional risks from a traditional setting. More Details...

Agricultural Workers and Mental Health Factsheet (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet includes a collection of recent facts and figures pertaining to the mental health of agricultural workers. In addition, it provides recommendations and adfvice for healthcare and service providers who work with this population. More Details...

NHRA Rural Vaccine Resource Library (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) developed these tools and resources to help you address many of the specific questions and concerns members of your rural community have about the COVID-19 vaccines. This resource library aims to provide resources for rural community leaders, including faith leaders, to use in their COVID-19 Vaccine confidence activities. More Details...

Who Wants To Be A Vaccinator: Volunteers, Students, and Other Professionals (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: To meet the demand for knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines, CHCI and its Weitzman Institute is moving back to weekly COVID-19 national webinar sessions! More Details...

Staff Roles, Responsibilities, and Training Throughout the Vaccination Cycle (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: To meet the demand for knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines, CHCI and its Weitzman Institute is moving back to weekly COVID-19 national webinar sessions! More Details...

A Multi-Pronged Approach to On-Site, Drive-Through, and Mobile Outreach Vaccine Clinics (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: To meet the demand for knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines, CHCI and its Weitzman Institute is moving back to weekly COVID-19 national webinar sessions! More Details...

Vaccine Ambassador Program and Job Description (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: As communities embark on COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, they are confronting a long history of discrimination and negative interactions with medical services experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups and people experiencing homelessness (PEH), which can contribute to mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. This document outlines the role of Vaccine Ambassadors to engage PEH and homeless service providers to facilitate two-way communication and disseminating accurate vaccine information. More Details...

Community Health Workers & Pharmacists: Their Frontline Role in the Response to COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This webinar outlined opportunities and strategies to support these workers and strengthen their ability to improve public health and promote health equity. More Details...

Vaccine Ambassador Program and Job Description (2021). Resource Type: Template. Description: As communities embark on COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, they are confronting a long history of discrimination and negative interactions with medical services experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups and people experiencing homelessness (PEH), which can contribute to mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. To build vaccine confidence, communities should consider hiring Vaccine Ambassadors to engage PEH and homeless service providers by facilitating two-way communication and disseminating accurate vaccine information. This document describes how. More Details...

Dental Providers Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have created emergency orders to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer vaccinations. This webinar will feature three health centers that are utilizing dental providers to administer vaccines. The health centers will describe their vaccination program models including training, staffing, operations and compliance. More Details...

Benioff Community Health Outreach Worker Model: Considerations for Vaccine Ambassador Programs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This brief describes the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative's cross-discipline program model that peered medical teams with Community Health and Outreach workers to inform vaccine ambassador programs. More Details...

Increasing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Among Homeless Populations: Successful Partnerships Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar series highlighted successful partnerships between Health Care for the Homeless health centers and local governments around the United States in their efforts to effectively get vaccines to people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Resource Guide for Health Centers: Community Health Workers and COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers/Promotores(as) de Salud can play a crucial role in addressing disparities in accessing COVID-19 education and resources in special and vulnerable communities. In this Resource Guide, we provide examples, tools, and best practices to help health centers better integrate Community Health Workers/Promotores(as) into their COVID-19 vaccination efforts. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Resources and Information: Spanish and English (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: We at Migrant Clinicians Network have a priority to support both clinicians and the vulnerable patients they serve. MCN continually develops strategies and resources to support health centers, health departments, community groups, and clinicians as they reach out to communities that are often overlooked and give care to patients who might otherwise have nowhere to go. We remain highly concerned for the vulnerable populations that already encounter numerous barriers to health and to care. More Details...

Checklist for Administrators, Managers, and Clinicians to Integrate Community Health Workers in Vaccine Outreach, Acceptance, and Distribution Strategies (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have played a key role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is essential that health center administrators, managers, and care teams understand how to effectively leverage the skills and experience of CHWs and adequately support and prepare them for this work. This checklist contains guidance and action items to help. More Details...

The Importance of Social Connection for Older Adults During COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Physical distancing and loss of social supports during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in situations where vulnerable older adults experience emotional distress and poorer health outcomes. This webinar focused on helping participants understand the importance of early identification of ways to identify and support socially isolated and lonely older adults. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patients (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This 2021 publication from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center details how the COVID-19 pandemic affects LGBTQIA+ subpopulations. This brief provides strategies and resources to improve the capacity of health centers to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ patients during the pandemic. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Implementation Toolkit (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This is a toolkit for decision-makers and implementers of vaccine clinics. Our goal was to create a “vaccination clinic in a box” that could be replicated in, and tailored to, many types of settings. The guide includes prompts for questions you may need to ask, examples of many types of documents that you may need (and information about where to find more documentation), and lessons-learned from our experience. More Details...

SC Primary Health Care Association COVID Testing and Vaccine Education Video (2021). Resource Type: Video. Description: As of Monday, March 22nd there has been 459,772 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Carolina. This video offers some directions and a few resources as proactive measures. Prominent in this video is a discussion of equity in relationship to the vaccine and vaccine hesitancy among persons of color. Available with sub-titles in Spanish. More Details...

COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Vaccine Planning and Distribution (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Vaccines are a vital, lifesaving tool that prevent illness and death. Vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed adults and children, particularly those living in poverty. It is essential that households experiencing homelessness have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Many states and counties around the country have prioritized vaccine access both for homeless service providers and individuals experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Preparing Your Community for the Flu: Partnering with Health Providers to Prevent a Twindemic: Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: During this webinar, the Healthcare Resilience Working Group discussed the initiatives that are currently taking place at a national level to prepare health center communities for flu season 2020 and how partnerships with public housing agencies and health care providers to prevent a twindemic between flu and COVID-19 among vulnerable populations is important during these unprecedented times. In this session, various health promotion resources were shared as well other resources for patients to use to successfully locate a flu vaccine provider. More Details...

Flu Vaccine Guidance during COVID-19 for providers serving people without homes (2020). Resource Type: Infographic. Description: People experiencing homelessness are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 and the Flu and may face additional barriers to receiving vaccinations. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This infographic describes these key considerations. More Details...

Flu LEAD (Linkages to End Access Disparities) Initiative 2020 Information: A Pilot Project to Increase Influenza Vaccination Coverage among HUD-Assisted Residents (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This NCHPH informational page provides an overview, and resources about the Flu LEAD pilot project directed by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase influenza vaccination coverage among residents of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). More Details...

Influenza Vaccination Technical Assistance Materials for Health Centers Curated by the Flu LEAD (Linkages to End Access Disparities) Team (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The following HRSA document contains technical assistance resources that may be helpful to health centers and other Health Center Program stakeholders interested in supporting clinical and community efforts to increase seasonal influenza vaccination rates. More Details...

Payment and Delivery Reform: Medicaid in the Time of COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NACHC hosted a 3-part virtual peer learning opportunity on “Medicaid in the Time of COVID-19” as a year-end wrap-up to the 2019 Payment and Delivery Reform Summit. More Details...

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