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Work as a Social Driver of Health: How La Casa Family Health Center Identifies Farmworkers (2022). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: What happens when health center care teams know more about a patient’s occupation? This data can be especially important if the patient is an essential worker, as the Health Choice Network, a health center-controlled network based in Miami, and their partners at La Casa Family Health Center in New Mexico, learned during the COVID pandemic when treating a high-risk group of dairy farmworkers. This episode of NACHC’s podcast, Health Centers on the Front Lines, takes us behind the scenes at a health center and its partner network as they change the culture around disclosure of occupation among patients. More Details...

Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: Health Center Preparedness Before, During, and After Emergencies (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Developed in collaboration with Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) and Health Partners on IPV and Exploitation, this educational brief focuses on equipping health centers (HCs) with the necessary tools and knowledge to support Asian Americans (AA) and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Human Trafficking (HT) during natural disasters and public health emergencies (emergencies). Structural barriers, language access, and lack of culturally responsive organizations often leave these survivors vulnerable. More Details...

Coffee Chat: Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance & Winter Planning for the HCH Community (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Attendees joined us for a discussion about winter planning for people experiencing homelessness as we face numerous respiratory illnesses. We heard from the CDC about the updated COVID-19 guidance and Council staff shared the newly published COVID-19 Pandemic Manual. This was an informal discussion and people came to ask questions and share what is going well or challenges they were facing in there community. Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Homeless Service Sites and in Correctional and Detention Facilities https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-correctional-settings.html NHCHC COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance https://nhchc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/COVID-Manual_Final-11-22.pdf More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: The Federal Telehealth Policy Landscape After the PHE: What's Staying (For Now) and What's Going: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Worried about what the end of the Public Health Emergency Act will mean for your telehealth services? This session covered what the status of the various temporary federal telehealth policies will be once the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, 2023. As health services have increasingly been provided through virtual care, one important policy discussed was the proposed rules that impact the prescribing of controlled substances using telehealth. More Details...

The Biden Administration's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Frequently Asked Questions for the HCH Community (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: On November 4, the Biden Administration issued two rules to provide further guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine mandate announced in early September. One rule outlines the requirements for health care facilities, while the second rule outlines those for private employers with 100+ employees. The National HCH Council has previously endorsed organizations that issued vaccine mandates, and we are grateful to see these new guidelines announced because they will increase the number of people getting vaccinated. To help with initial planning, below are answers to frequently asked questions for how the new rules will impact the Health Care for the Homeless community. More Details...

Medicaid Redeterminations & the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Implications for the HCH Community (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet describes how the HCH Community should prepare for Medicaid redeterminations as part of the PHE unwinding. 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...

Medical Ethics and COVID-19: Naming and Addressing Moral Injury of Care during COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: There may be no definite answer to many ethical questions, but discussion and grounding in ethical principles allows space for providers to share their experiences and find solidarity with their peers. The Council held four listening sessions facilitated by subject matter experts. Each session provided framing on a different aspect of medical ethics considering COVID-19 with ample time for discussion. Topics included general medical ethics, ethics and vaccine hesitancy, ethics and emergency shelter, and moral injury. The purpose of this document is to summarize ethical challenges providers have faced during COVID-19 and share strategies to address moral injury stemming from difficult ethical decisions. More Details...

The Covid-19 Impact on Agricultural Workers fact sheet (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Covid-19 Impact on Agricultural Workers fact sheet has been updated with new information surrounding Mental Health and Access to Care as well. Covid-19 vaccination and case data has been updated as well. More Details...

Impact of COVID-19 On Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) Health Center Patients and Operations (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication by NCHPH highlights findings from a survey distributed to public housing residents assessing the effects that COVID-19 has had on Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) patients and health center operations. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Health Center Workforce: Challenges and Solutions (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Despite increasing demand for health care services, health centers indicate a critical shortage of staff necessary to meet that demand. Burnout, stress, depression, etc. have eroded our healthy workforce. This Facebook Live session discussed workforce challenges and how to navigate these challenges to advance well-being. More Details...

Addressing COVID-19’s Impact on Health Centers’ Finance and Operations and Response Planning for Future COVID-19 Outbreaks and Other Emergencies (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This learning collaborative guides participants through the challenges and solutions for addressing the financial and operational impacts of COVID-19 on health centers serving residents of public housing and other underserved communities, with an emphasis on applied response planning for future emergencies. More Details...

“Are We Prepared for the Next Emergency?” Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health Centers are likely to be the first point of contact for those seeking care for injuries, infectious diseases, and other emergency-related illnesses. As first-line responders, health centers are responsible for dealing with health emergency case management. The purpose of this webinar series was to increase awareness and understanding of the need for preparing for new emergencies beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series provided an overview of best practices and challenges health centers face during emergencies and the role of primary care associations to lead the health centers’ emergency response. More Details...

A Profile of Migrant Health: 2020 Uniform Data System Analysis (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report summarizes the Uniform Data System (UDS) data about migrant and seasonal agricultural worker (MSAW) patients of Migrant Health Centers in 2020. This document reports how farmworkers utilized health care at Migrant Health Centers, trends in MSAW patient populations from 2011 to 2020, and new metrics reported with the outbreak of COVID-19. More Details...

Nursing Resiliency Online Course (2022). Resource Type: eLearning . Description: Stress, depression, and burnout already had a disproportionate impact on nurses long before the pandemic, but the current pandemic has brought a crucial and urgent focus to the issue. In response to the compounding stresses brought on by the pandemic, #FirstRespondersFirst, the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, and Osmosis.org created an interactive e-learning course on mental resilience and workforce well-being for nurses. More Details...

Optimizing People, Place, and Process in Planning Your Facility for Integrated Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the most important factors to consider when planning a facility that will accommodate various models of integrated care. Drawing from our publication, “Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integration,” released in 2020 and the recently released, “Optimizing People, Place and Process: Resources to Facilitate Integrated Care in FQHCs,” we’ll present guiding principles for creating a place in which integrated care teams can work effectively with each other and the patients they serve. More Details...

Introduction to the Planning and Financing a Capital Project to Accommodate Integrated Care Learning Collaborative (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join Capital Link for an introductory webinar to learn more about our upcoming \"Planning and Financing a Capital Project to Accommodate Integrated Care\" Learning Collaborative and to gain insight on organizational readiness, select financial and operational benchmarks, financial capacity, and how to begin planning for your capital project. Capital Link is launching a fifth year of our capital planning learning collaborative, which provides practical direction and tools for capital project planning, financing, and completing for health centers that anticipate the need for a project in the next one to five years. More Details...

Care Teams: Critical stakeholders to help combat mis/disinformation harming communities during COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Combatting the spread of misinformation and disinformation of the COVID-19 vaccine and other health issues amongst health center patients requires a strategic multi-sectoral approach. In this webinar, learn about the differences between misinformation and disinformation and how your health center can successfully leverage communication strategies to better promote digital and health literacy in your local communities. 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...

What You Need to Know: At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests: FAQ for when to use which type of COVID-19 test (2022). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This 1-page, instructional handout offers patients information about when to test for COVID-19, which test to use, and what to do if the results are positive versus negative. More Details...

What Do I Do If I Have a Positive COVID Test Result?: Home COVID-19 Testing Kit Information (2022). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This flyer contains information for patients who test positive for COVID-19 using an at-home test. More Details...

Health Center COVID-19 Testing Supply Program Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (2022). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This memorandum of understanding is between a Community Health Center and a Partner, with respect to the distribution of Quidel QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 Testing Kits. Through the HRSA Health Center COVID-19 Testing Supply Program, HRSA has provided testing kits to Community Health Centers at no cost to ensure testing kits COVID-19 tests are made available equitably to populations and settings in their service area that are in need of testing, especially populations at greatest risk from adverse outcomes related to COVID-19 and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. It is not a requirement to have a MOU in place as health centers leverage partnerships for distribution. It is optional based on your health center needs and partners. More Details...

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test FAQ: When and how to use the QuickVue At-Home OTC Test Kit (2022). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This 2-page, instructional handout offers patients information about when and how to use the QuickVue at-home antigen test kits. 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...

Checklist for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This document is a resource for health centers to assess their readiness to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help combat the pandemic. Pediatric vaccinations will be administered in accordance with all requirements and recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). More Details...

Interim Lessons Learn from the Pandemic: COVID-19 & the HCH Community (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID-19 continues to be an international pandemic and the experiences over the past 18 months have shown there are more effective ways to provide care to vulnerable people. The challenge now is to extend these improvements to all communities and make them permanent. While the pandemic is not yet over, this issue brief outlines five “lessons learned” (and related strategies) that have improved systems of care and heightened public health interventions for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

6 Steps for Leading with Resiliency (2021). Resource Type: Micro-Learning . Description: This micro-learning course outlines six resilient leadership skills and how to use them, especially in times of crisis. It is designed to introduce strategies that will allow you to navigate your team through challenges and crises. More Details...

OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard:: Clinical, Operational, and Compliance Impact for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Please join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP (FTLF) for an overview of the ETS and a discussion on COVID-19 safety precautions that recognize workforce fatigue. NACHC will provide insight on finding the appropriate balance between regulatory requirements and workforce capacity. More Details...

The Path Forward: Re-Imagining Primary Care During and Beyond the Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: As the nation struggles with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, the moment is upon us to deeply examine and reshape the primary care delivery system for underserved communities. In this webinar, leadership of the Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute will lay out a road map for the new Path Forward. We invite health center and safety net providers, staff, consumer leaders and others to join the conversation and contribute their expertise, perspective and ideas. More Details...

The Path Forward: Collaboration & Resources (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The fourth of five webinars in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on forging partnerships and collaboration among a wide spectrum of stakeholders to address the adverse social determinants of health with presenters Taylor Justice; Co-Founder & President, Unite Us, Sue Birch; Director, Washington State Health Care Authority, and Laura Sankey; Principal, Inspired Perspectives, and Nationally Recognized SDOH Expert. More Details...

The Path Forward Series Finale (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The final webinar in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series wraps up by highlighting all of the webinars in the series, examining the role of community centers in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH), and ending with a call of action with presenters Margaret Flinter, PHD, APRN; Senior VP and Clinical Director, CHC, Inc., Trishan Panch, MD, MPH; Co-Founder, Wellframe, Co-Director – Applied AI for Healthcare, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, President Elect – Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association, and Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MBM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing Toolkit (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit is intended to support community health centers and HUD-assisted housing and homeless programs to partner on COVID-19 vaccination delivery, COVID-19 testing, and health care for residents of public housing, low-income housing (including housing for older adults and people with disabilities), and people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Environment (Heat) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The third of five webinars in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on the intersection of health and environment, particularly heat, with presenters Jeremy Hess; Professor, Global Health, Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Dr. Vivek Shandas; Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School or Urban Studies and Planning – Portland State University; Founder and Director – Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab, and Dr. David Hondula; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health. More Details...

Strategies for Youth: COVID-19 Vaccination (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Weitzman Echo special one-time session to discuss Community Health Center Inc.\'s approach on the most reassuring and expedient ways to reach youth and their parents during the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. More Details...

Evolving Care Team Models, Strategies to Assess Provider Satisfaction, and Addressing Burnout (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This Project ECHO Webinar was part of a three-part webinars series on provider burnout and satisfaction during the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This session addresses the topic of emerging models of team-based care in the COVID and post COVID environment. This COVID-19 ECHO session is a collaboration with HRSA\'s National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners on Team-Based Care. More Details...

Vaccine in Dental Clinics Job Instruction Sheet (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA has worked with health center dental leaders who are engaged in delivering COVID-19 vaccines to develop this Job Instruction resource for dental providers. 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...

Essential Policies, Procedures, and Roles in Managing, Protecting, and Administering Your Vaccine Supply (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...

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...

Advancing CHW Engagement in COVID-19 Response Strategies: A Playbook for Local Health Department Strategies in the United States (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This playbook was developed by the CBWA to facilitate both the conceptualization and operationalization of CHW engagement for pandemic response strategies. 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...

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...

Capital Investment Trends and Needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers, 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, this report is based on the findings of our recent assessment of health centers across the US to determine the current and emerging capital plans and needs during this unprecedented time. (Released 2021) 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...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers report highlights the net projected losses of Rural FQHCs from April 2020 through June 2021, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. (Released in 2021) More Details...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Federally Qualified Health Centers - Infographic (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Created with support from the California Health Care Foundation, this infographic highlights California FQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. More Details...

Health Center Operations Resource Packet: Sample Internal Guidance for Handling Unauthorized Individuals at Health Center Locations (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This packet contains operational guidance developed and contributed by health centers that have recently experienced interactions with self-identified “First Amendment Auditors” and/or “Citizen Journalists”, attempting to record confrontations with center staff regarding federal funding and “public” access to a health center location. More Details...

Military Lessons Drive Covid-19 Vaccine Plan at Philadelphia Health Center (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Retired Major Dr. Robert Heininger was responsible for health policies on his military base in Georgia and is now applying what he learned to operation of five Federally Qualified Health Centers, specifically around administration of COVID-19 vaccines. More Details...

Strategies for Increasing HIV Screening Rates at Your Health Center (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers are always searching for innovative strategies to increase their HIV screening rates. This year, health centers have gotten creative by combining HIV testing with COVID-19 screening, while others are mailing at-home HIV testing kits to patients. Finding strategies to help increase HIV screening at your health center is a lesson in trial and error. We hope our latest blog will give you some ideas on improving your HIV screening rates! More Details...

Communication Resources for COVID-19 Vaccines (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Ready-made materials to inform healthcare teams and staff. More Details...

COM Talks: Crisis Communications (2020). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: As part of the COVID-19 Supplemental Funding activities for the Virginia Community Healthcare Association’s 330 Work Plan, the Association has been producing live learning sessions via Zoom at least once a month for health center communications and outreach staff. In each session, a contracted subject matter expert covers a communications and outreach topic pertinent to COVID-19 and crisis/emergency communications. Sessions so far have included Crisis Communications Planning, Outreach Strategies for Vulnerable Populations During a Crisis, and Myth Busting Strategies to Promote Truth Online. Session recordings are available on the Association’s on-demand training platform, the Community Health Center Learning Library. More Details...

Health Center Workforce Deployment in COVID-19 Response Efforts (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health centers are balancing the wellbeing and safety of their workforce with the need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While “essential” staff are needed on the frontline, “non-essential” staff are either sent home to wait out the pandemic, or are deployed to perform alternative services to support COVID-19 response efforts. This webinar, hosted on April 14, 2020, covers workforce strategies employed by health center leaders in response to the COVID-19 crisis. More Details...

Addressing Stigma, Health Disparities, and COVID-19’s Role in Affecting Workforce Retention (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar was hosted on August 26, 2020, and focused on the intersection of health disparities, COVID-19, and stigma. Stigma plays a pivotal role in the health disparities and inequities faced by the patients and communities that health centers serve. In fact, stigma is not just proximal to negative health outcomes, but one of its root causes. Adding to this, is COVID-19’s role in amplifying the problem. Proper support, training, and resources are necessary tools to help the health center workforce navigate this complex landscape, support retention, and avoid disengagement. More Details...

Serving Rural Patients with Telehealth: Resources and Tips for Federally Qualified Health Centers: A HITEQ telehealth publication (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: With the challenges of provider shortages and lack of accessible facilities, telehealth presents an opportunity for health centers serving rural areas to expand health services, integrate primary care with subspecialty services, and improve care management.6 Telehealth provision in rural communities is particularly important and in-demand during the COVID-19 pandemic as many health centers have had to quickly transition to providing remote services. While telehealth has the potential to improve healthcare provision and access, many rural areas lack the reliable broadband connection and devices necessary for high-quality telehealth provision. 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...

Oral Health Value-Based Care: The Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Story (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NACHC collaborated with the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement to produce this white paper examining the role of FQHCs as facilitators of oral health value-based care. It also outlines various ways that FQHCs are positioned to respond effectively to the COVID-19 epidemic. More Details...

Operating a MLP During COVID-19, A Town Hall (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This town hall conversation explored strategies for coordinating health and legal efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Partnership Opportunities for Health Centers, EnVision Centers, and Public Housing Agencies (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The recent COVID-19 crisis his highlighted the magnitude of health inequities faced by public housing residents and the need for a coordinated approach in providing health prevention and treatment, as well as the basic goods and services needed to survive, e.g., food, medicine and shelter. More Details...

Secondary Traumatic Stress Identification, Mitigation and Improving Work Satisfaction for Health Center Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Webinar hosted by NCHPH. Recording slides and handouts available. More Details...

MSAW/Housing Playbook and Risk Mitigation: Samples from Family Health La Clinica, Wisconsin (2020). Resource Type: Template. Description: Three documents from Family Health La Clinica, shared by the Wisconsin PCA. Resources include a Playbook, Risk Mitigation Strategy, and Housing & Workplace Best Practices. More Details...

Snapshot: FQHCs and Oral Health (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: n.a. More Details...

Telephone and Virtual Visits: Operational Considerations (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Tips and scripts for health center organizations to use in conducting telehealth visits with patients. More Details...

Telehealth Workflows (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: Suggested diagramed workflows for any organization managing patient caseloads via telemedicine. More Details...

Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] is Only One Part of the Equation (43963). Resource Type: Other. Description: This blog post details why personal protective equipment is only one part of a larger protection strategy. More Details...

Medical Respite Care & Alternate Care Sites (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief is intended to provide health centers, public health authorities, emergency response systems, and Alternate Care Site program administrators with an operational framework that will improve the quality of care at ACS programs and promote longer-term stability for vulnerable people. Ideally, communities can retain this increased capacity for medical respite care after the pandemic subsides given the high level of need for these programs prior to COVID-19. More Details...

Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of Uninsured – COVID-19 (English/Spanish) (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document, authored by FTLF, provides an overview of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment to Health Care Providers and Facilities Serving the Uninsured Program. The analysis summarizes key terms and conditions of the Program as applicable for Health Centers. This specific COVID-19 related program is funded through the Provider Relief Fund, authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. More Details...

Cyber Security Risks — COVID-19: Best Practices for Health Center Staff Working Remotely (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the United States, requiring more and more of our health systems to rely on employees working from home at times. While some of us are required to "shelter-in-place," unfortunately that shelter can create increased risks such as cyber security breaches. With good planning, policies, and employee and family education, health centers can minimize risk and support their employees while working remotely. This presentation will inform your Health Center remote workers on best practices for increasing cybersecurity at home. More Details...

Healthcare Workforce Virtual Toolkit — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This collection provides a curated set of resources and tools for decision-makers managing healthcare workforce challenges in response to the COVID-19 emergency. More Details...

Webinar Recordings and Slides — COVID-19: Oral Health COVID-19 Webinars (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webpage includes all recordings and slides from NNOHA's live webinars related to COVID-19. The webinars include content on self-care, teledentistry, and oral health workforce. More Details...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Center Revenue and Jobs: A 50-State Analysis (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: View a state-by-state estimate of health center revenue and job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Communications & Outreach Toolkit — COVID-19: Resources & Templates to help Health Centers Communicate information about services and programs during the Coronavirus Outbreak (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Resources and templates Health Centers and PCAs can use to communicate information about services and programs to a variety of audiences, including the media, patients, prospective patients, community partners, during the Coronavirus outbreak. Resources include templates and documents like fact sheets, flyers, media relations templates, video animations, and more. More Details...

Telehealth Implications for FQHCs — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this complimentary webinar, we will describe the new telehealth flexibilities in the Appropriations Act and PAL 2020-01, discuss the President's recent national emergency declaration, and explain the broader impact of each on health centers. More Details...

Patient Confidentiality & COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this complimentary webinar, we will review the permitted uses and disclosures of patient information during emergencies under both HIPAA and Part 2 and discuss the most recent updates from OCR and SAMHSA. We will also provide responses to health center’s most frequently asked questions and suggest best practices to ensure on-going compliance during this challenging period. More Details...

FTCA Coverage & COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health centers are currently engaged in unprecedented efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this complimentary webinar, we will explore FTCA coverage for various COVID-19 activities and discuss how you can best ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center and staff members in these unusual times. More Details...

Oral Health Listening Session Findings — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA hosted three oral health listening sessions on health center dental programs' responses to COVID-19. The listening sessions focused on protecting the community and protecting the dental team. The findings of the three listening sessions are provided in this document in addition the webinar recordings. More Details...

Community Health Workers and COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It has been impacting countries around the world, including the United States. Most people infected will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment, however, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. More Details...

Digest of Resources for Medical-Legal Partnerships — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: A digest of resources to tackle the urgent, overlapping health and legal needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a townhall webinar highlighting remote legal practices, COVID-19-related legal needs such as eviction prevention, and practical advice from New York and Austin MLP programs. More Details...

Telehealth to Support Primary Care during COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Sanjeev Arora, MD, discusses how the Project ECHO model is being applied to support primary care providers during this pandemic. Bob Phillips, MD reports on how primary care practitioners are applying emerging telehealth policies and the tough choices practices are making to maintain financial viability with dramatically reduced in-person visits. More Details...

Simulation Exercise: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Training (2020). Resource Type: In Person Training. Description: To support countries’ preparedness effort on the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO`s Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package. The exercise aims to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities to manage an imported case of 2019-nCov and targets the health authorities at the national level. More Details...

Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community: Interim guidance19March 2020 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document is intended for health ministers, health system administrators, and other decision-makers. It is meant to guide the care of COVID-19 patients as the response capacity of health systems is challenged; to ensure that COVID-19 patients can access life-saving treatment, without compromising public health objectives and safety of health workers. More Details...

Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Housing providers, including organizations that run continuums of care and shelters, as well as the general public, can play an important role in this effort. You have access to many resources on the HUD page, including the Community Planning Development’s Toolkit for Homeless Shelters and Continuum of Care Providers. More Details...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC) (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short document discusses how health center boards are exercising their governance duties related to COVID-19. More Details...

Special COVID-19 Weitzman ECHO Session (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: On Wednesday, March 4, the Weitzman Institute led a special Project ECHO session for clinicians addressing COVID-19. We are making the video recording and slides available free to health centers nationwide. More Details...

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