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These resources highlight innovative practices that health centers have adopted, resulting in improved operational performance and outcomes in areas like HIT/Data, quality improvement, practice transformation, workforce, addressing social determinants of health, and more. These promising practices are drawn from the Clearinghouse database. These field-generated practices have been self-identified by the authoring/submitting organization and adhere to at least three of the criteria listed below.

A field-generated promising practice should demonstrate at least three of the following:

  • Impact/Outcomes: The practice has been used successfully by at least one organization and has an emerging, positive track record of improved clinical, operational, or financial (cost) outcomes, as measured by PSDA or other quality improvement mechanism.
  • Satisfaction: The practice demonstrates improved patient or staff satisfaction as measured by a satisfaction survey/tool.
  • Data Collection mechanism: The practice includes a way to track initial data to support the establishment of benchmarks or represents a new method of collecting data, achieving outcomes, or analyzing data that improves health center benchmarks and measurements.
  • Partnerships: The practice uses or creates innovative, strong partnerships that maximize efficiency, as measured by tracking health center efficiency from increased funding or increased visits, improved clinical outcomes, or similar measure.
  • Operational Feasibility: The practice has the potential/ability to be implemented, shared, replicated, and/or scaled beyond the initial implementation.

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Results for: Promising Practices

Telehealth Office Hours: Tele-Behavioral Health Best Practices for Health Centers Now and Into the Future (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this session, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Neufeld will review the best practices for building, operating and sustaining a telebehavioral health practice in an FQHC setting. He will cover strategies for improving etiquette, assessing and mitigating patient risk, and updates on telehealth billing and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health— Medicaid Coverage and Payment (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides new clarity on Medicaid and SCHIP authority for reimbursement of SDOH screening and interventions in particular circumstances. This publication demonstrates opportunities to use SDOH screening tools such as PRAPARE to improve the delivery of care through enhanced data collection and relationships with safety-net programs. More Details...

Improving Health of Public Housing Residents Through Intentional Health Center and Housing Authority Partnerships (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In collaboration with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, the National Center for Health in Public Housing conducted a webinar highlighting the health center and housing authority partnerships that have led to improved health for public housing residents. More Details...

Developing a Postdoctoral Psychology Residency Program in Your Community Health Center (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Two years later, we continue to witness the pandemic’s toll on mental health – and a sustained increased demand for mental health services. Behavioral health care providers who are experienced in integrated care settings are needed now more than ever. Join this webinar to learn how your health center can establish its own postdoctoral clinical psychology residency program. This webinar will address considerations such as program structure, design, curriculum, the supervisor’s role, required resources, and the benefits of sponsoring an in-house formal postdoctoral clinical psychology residency training program. More Details...

Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care for Patients with Diabetes: Promising Practice (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice features Horizon Health Care, Inc. in South Dakota. This health center implemented a medical and dental integration program for patients with diabetes while participating in NNOHA\'s Integration of Diabetes and Oral Health Learning Collaborative. More Details...

Community Health Center Chartbook 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This publication is an overview of health centers' operations and patients served in 2020. NACHC presents FQHCs operations and services provided through using UDS, Kaiser, and ACS data. 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. Understanding how health literacy impacts health outcomes is crucial for health centers to provide accurate health information that is easy to understand, both verbally and through patient education materials. 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...

SDOH 2: Housing is Healthcare: Stable Housing Creates Positive Health Outcomes (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Health Centers have a role forging relationships with community partners to help stabilize patients' housing which in turn has been demonstrated to improve health outcomes. More Details...

Community Violence and Mental Health: Health Center Strategies for Violence Prevention and Intervention (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Community violence is an urgent public health issue and an important social determinant of health. Experiencing or witnessing community violence can impact one’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. Community health centers can play a unique role in identifying, treating, and preventing violence exposure. More Details...

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