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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

Serving Veterans in Health Centers: A Compendium of Success Stories (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: These ten success stories from around country share how health centers are successfully supporting the unique needs of local military veterans. From oral health care and care coordination to housing and outreach to the VA, these stories capture the ingenuity, advocacy and passion of local health centers giving back to Veterans. More Details...

Using Health IT and EHRs to Address the Burden Providers Experience: Takeaways for primary care safety net settings including federally qualified health centers and look-alikes. June 2022. (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Providers are burnt out and most expect it to get worse. Burnout is typically defined as a psychological response to job stressors characterized by emotional exhaustion, detachment, and a sense of ineffectiveness. Investigations of burnout in primary care have usually focused on factors associated with burnout among individual clinicians. But, it may be more useful to think about organizational-level burnout, which can shift the focus from individual responsibility to organizational solutions. More Details...

Bright Spots in HIV Screening: Health center examples, developed June 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Since 2020, health centers have reported the HIV Screening clinical quality measure on Table 6B of the UDS. This measures the portion of medical patients aged 15 through 65 who have at least one HIV test recorded between their 15th and 66th birthday. HITEQ hosted discussions with health centers in fall of 2021 to find out how they have made progress on this particular clinical quality measure. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Remote Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Program (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NACHC offers monthly Telehealth Office Hours for health center, PCA, and HCCN staff who have questions or want to share information about telehealth related policy and operational activities. In addition to updates and Q&A, each session will focus on a specific topic of concern. 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...

Considerations for Sustaining a Culture of Cybersecurity: Part II: Cybersecurity Risk and Preparation (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: With the rise in cyberattacks of government agencies and large-scale companies, organizations large and small are questioning if they are doing all they should to protect their data. More Details...

Considerations for Sustaining a Culture of Cybersecurity: Part I: Understanding the Essentials (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: With the rise in cyberattacks of government agencies and large-scale companies, organizations large and small are questioning if they are doing all they should to protect their data. More Details...

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...

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