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Background. Clinical Issues resources span a wide variety of clinical topics including behavioral health, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Oral Health, Research and Data, and Substance Use Disorders.

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Community Inclusion and Cultural Humility in Diabetes Prevention (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) hosted a webinar focused on cultural humility and strategies for community inclusion in diabetes care. Subject matter expert Tiana Matthews-Martinez RD shared best implementations practices and real accounts of developing patient-centered diabetes prevention programs, treatments, and educational interventions tailored toward residents of public housing. Participants learned how to apply cultural humility to diabetes care while engaging community members in culturally and linguistically responsive healthcare practices to address racial and ethnic health disparities. More Details...

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Environmental Impacts on Diabetes Access to Care Webinar: Part 4 of the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Populations Task Force National Learning Series (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session was part 4 of 4 in the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Populations Task Force National Learning Series. This session was entitled \"Environmental Impacts on Diabetes Access to Care Webinar\" and featured guest speakers from the National Association of Community Health Centers. More Details...

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Emergency Preparedness for Diabetes Management: Part 3 of 4 in the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Populations Task Force National Learning Series (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session was part 3 of 4 in the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Populations Task Force National Learning Series. This session was entitled \"Emergency Preparedness for Diabetes Management\" and featured guest speakers from Community Health of South Florida, Inc., Medcentro Puerto Rico, and California Primary Care Association. More Details...

NTTAP Webinar Series - December 12, 2022: HIV Prevention: Combating PrEP Implementation Challenges (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Expert faculty present case-based scenarios illustrating common challenges to integrating HIV PrEP in primary care. As part of improving clinical workforce development, this session will delve into a variety of specific PrEP implementation challenges. Participants will leave with strategies to overcome these obstacles to establish or strengthen their PrEP program. More Details...

Improving Care Coordination and Health Outcomes for Diabetic Patients through Medical and Dental Integration: Promising Practice (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: CommUnityCare in Texas shares how their organization implemented medical and dental integration through NNOHA Integration of Diabetes and Oral Health Learning Collaborative to help improve the health outcomes of patients with diabetes. More Details...

Using MLP to Address the Legal Needs among Racial & Ethnic Minorities Living with HIV (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, the presenters discussed recent HIV epidemiological data and the current landscape of healthcare and social needs for this patient population. Presenters also shared best practices and examples for health center and MLP staff to improve screening and implementation of legal interventions that are designed to help reduce and prevent racial disparities and health inequities for people living with HIV. More Details...

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Understanding Social Determinants of Health and Structural Barriers Affecting Diabetes Care.: Part 1 of the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Populations Task Force National Learning Series (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session is part 1 of 4 in the 2022 Diabetes Special and Vulnerable Population Task Force National Learning Series. This session was entitled \"Understanding Social Determinants of Health and Structural Barriers Affecting Diabetes Care\" More Details...

World AIDS Day: Spreading the Word About PrEP (Blog Post) (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This World AIDS Day blog post highlights the progress being made towards ending the HIV and AIDS global epidemics. More Details...

Advancing MLP in Health Centers Serving Special Populations: Case Studies Covered through an MLP Peer Learning Collaborative (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In 2021, health center MLP practitioners gathered for a four-part learning collaborative designed to help them develop and improve their partnership models to better serve the needs of special populations. This factsheet summarizes the learning goals, case studies, and some of the salient points shared throughout the four sessions. More Details...

Equitable Diabetes Prevention: Keys to Success from a Pacific Islander Community (2022). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) invite you to listen to the second episode in NNCC’s Fall podcast series where we discuss equitable diabetes prevention services for special and vulnerable populations, specifically Pacific Islanders. NNCC\'s Jillian Bird speaks to Jen Lee from AAPCHO and Cecilia Sigrah from Kosrae Community Health Center in the Federated States of Micronesia about the rollout of their Pacific Islander Diabetes Prevention Program (PI-DPP) and the outcomes of providing a tailored prevention program. More Details...

Data Dashboard – COVID-19: Health Care for the Homeless Comparative Data (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This new COVID-19 Data Dashboard features comparative data on testing results, testing capacity, clinic closures, telehealth visits, and virus disparity by race and ethnicity from health centers, health centers with only 330(h) funding, and all health centers with 330(h) funding. More national health center data is available on HRSA's website. New health center COVID-19 data is collected weekly, and we will continue to update these figures as new data emerges. More Details...

Nurse-Led Health Care and Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) has developed a brief discussing opportunities for health centers to optimize recent increases in the nurse practitioner (NP) workforce across health centers. The brief provides a comprehensive overview of nurse-managed health centers and highlights the role of nurse-led care on improved provision of primary care. More Details...

The Intersection of Tobacco and Opioid Use Disorder: A Guide for Health Center Providers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) and the Health Promotion Council (HPC) have developed an issue brief for health center providers on the intersection of tobacco use disorder (TUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD). The brief outlines the benefits of addressing TUD and OUD simultaneously and covers promising tools, resources and treatment options More Details...

How Compassion and Relationships Reduce Chronic Stress (2022). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) invites you to listen to the first episode of their Fall podcast series. Join them in reflecting on how compassion and relationships can mitigate the negative health impacts of chronic stressors. More Details...

Eyes on Access: We’ve Decided to Offer Vision Services in Our Health Center, Now What? (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers, Prevent Blindness, and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, takes a deeper dive into the feasibility of opening an optometry department within a community health center. More Details...

MATRC Vendor Selection Toolkit (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: In this toolkit MATRC has compiled the insights of experienced telehealth experts to help you identify the steps you should undertake to select the most suitable technologies for your telehealth services. 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...

Intimate Partner Violence, Homelessness, and Behavioral Health: A Toolkit for Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Developed in collaboration with the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, the following toolkit is intended to assist health centers and community-based programs in addressing the intersection of IPV and homelessness in four domains: Foundations of intersectional practice Provider self- and team-care Guidance on clinical conversations Community partnerships More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Reimbursement (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NACHC Telehealth Office Hours targets 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...

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...

Health Center & Justice System Collaboration to Improve Mental Health (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Recognizing the potential link between HCs and the justice system, Shannon Mace and James Teufel worked with a host of key informants to write the 2022 issue brief Connecting Community Health Centers & Courts to Improve Behavioral Health of People & Communities, which explores the further integration of and partnership between health centers, certified community behavioral health clinics, and courts to improve the continuum of care. Attendees heard from the authors and Patti Tobias (National Center for State Courts) on October 11, 2022 as they discussed their findings and the ways in which Health Centers and Justice Systems can collaborate to improve the mental health of patients and justice-involved individuals. More Details...

Health Center & Justice System Collaboration to Improve Mental Health (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Recognizing the potential link between HCs and the justice system, Shannon Mace and James Teufel worked with a host of key informants to write the 2022 issue brief Connecting Community Health Centers & Courts to Improve Behavioral Health of People & Communities, which explores the further integration of and partnership between health centers, certified community behavioral health clinics, and courts to improve the continuum of care. Attendees heard from the authors and Patti Tobias (National Center for State Courts) on October 11, 2022 as they discussed their findings and the ways in which Health Centers and Justice Systems can collaborate to improve the mental health of patients and justice-involved individuals. More Details...

Teledentistry Readiness Assessment (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document outlines key areas for the successful implementation of teledentistry. It also includes a readiness assessment for community health centers to determine the level of readiness in their organization for teledentistry. More Details...

Capital Financing Strategies for Rurally-Located Health Centers Webinar (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, we explore the financing strategies available to rurally-located health centers considering a capital expansion project. Various financing opportunities, including targeted programs such as the USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, and the HRSA Heath Center Facilities Loan Guarantee Program, are discussed. We also highlighted the recent capital expansion project of El Dorado Community Health Center (EDCHC), a rurally-located center serving several mountain communities in El Dorado County, CA. More Details...

Protéjase de la Gripe y del COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Este folleto de bolsillo contiene información sobre las vacunas contra la gripe y la COVID-19, quién es elegible para recibirlas y dónde encontrarlas. También contiene un cuadro rellenable para que las organizaciones agreguen su información de contacto. Este recurso fue creado por NCFH en asociación con MHP Salud. More Details...

Protect yourself from both the Flu and COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: This pocket-size brochure contains information about both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines, who is eligible to receive them and where to find them. It also contains a fillable box for organizations to add their contact information. This resource was created by NCFH in partnership with MHP Salud. More Details...

Diabetes Continuous Quality Improvement: MCN Webinar (English) (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Diabetes management continues to be a focus of health center quality improvement efforts, especially for those who are serving special populations with unique needs, such as Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs). More Details...

Understanding the Current Social Needs of Health Center Patients (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NCMLP kicked off its annual Health Center Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Webinar Series on September 20, 2022. This webinar series, based on the Health Center Toolkit, is designed to provide T/TA for the health center field on the core components of MLP and the advanced application of medical-legal partnership planning, implementation and growth. After almost two and a half years of adjusting services and operations to meet the evolving needs of low-income populations during the ongoing public health emergency, panelists and attendees strengthened their foundational knowledge and understanding of the data on current and emerging social needs for health center patient populations. Attendees heard from the following subject matter experts: • Brad Corallo, KFF • Rosy Weir, AAPCHO • Albert Ayson, Jr., AAPCHO More Details...

Understanding the Current Social Needs of Health Center Patients (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NCMLP kicked off its annual Health Center Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Webinar Series on September 20, 2022. This webinar series, based on the Health Center Toolkit, is designed to provide T/TA for the health center field on the core components of MLP and the advanced application of medical-legal partnership planning, implementation and growth. More Details...

Increasing Capacity to Address Health, Justice, & Equity Through Partnerships (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Given their disproportionate share of patients or clients who are survivors, this guide provides select tools and resources for the following key partners and allies: HEALTH CENTERS | To promote collaboration with DV programs and civil legal aid organizations, and help establish medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) DV PROGRAMS | To promote collaboration with HCs/civil legal programs CIVIL LEGAL AID ORGANIZATIONS | To promote collaboration with HCs/DV programs/establish MLPs ESTABLISHED MLPS | To promote DV/HT/E as issues they can address, intersectional with other I-HELP areas of work More Details...

Long COVID: Farmworker Rights and Protections (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The issue brief provides an overview of the legal protections available for farmworkers who may still be working or, due to disability, are no longer able to work. It also includes considerations for clinicians who may treat workers suffering the long-term effects of COVID. More Details...

The Health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2020 Uniform Data System (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report examines current patient demographics and utilization of health services at health centers serving Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NH/PIs), and highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States. More Details...

Innovative Models for HIV Prevention and Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this interactive webinar, participants will learn about novel approaches to HIV prevention and care, including status-neutral care paradigms, same-day pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and rapid antiretroviral start programs. The webinar will also provide up-to-date information about how to implement long-acting injectable PrEP at health centers. More Details...

Monkeypox: What Frontline Clinicians Need to Know (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The 2022 monkeypox (MPX) outbreak disproportionately affects gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). Although severe illness from MPX has been rare, many affected individuals are experiencing a painful illness that takes weeks to resolve, and they may face stigma related to the illness and/or their sexual orientation. In this interactive webinar, clinicians will learn the latest information about MPX epidemiology, clinical manifestations, prevention, supportive care, and treatment. More Details...

Meningococcal Disease Outbreak among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Florida: Background, Response, and Vaccination Recommendations (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This collaborative webinar with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention will focus on the ongoing outbreak of serogroup C meningococcal disease in Florida, mostly among men who have sex with men. Experts will provide background on meningococcal disease, an overview of the outbreak and the related response, and recommendations for vaccination. More Details...

What Parents Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccines (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: HOP and the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) have developed this flyer on Vaccines for Children 5 and up for outreach workers to support farmworkers and their families. More Details...

Preguntas frecuentes sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 para niños de 5 años en adelante (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Este volante incluye preguntas frecuentes sobre las vacunas para niños de 5 años en adelante. Este recurso fue desarrollado por Health Outreach Partners y el Centro Nacional para la Salud de los Trabajadores Agrícolas (NCFH, por sus siglas en inglés). More Details...

Lo que las familias deben saber sobre las vacunas COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: HOP y el Centro Nacional para la Salud de los Trabajadores Agrícolas (NCFH, por sus siglas en inglés) han desarrollado este volante de educación en salud sobre vacunas COVID-19 para niños de 5 años en adelante para los trabajadores comunitarios que apoyan a los trabajadores agrícolas. More Details...

FAQ about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5 and Up (2022). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: This flyer includes FAQ on vaccines for children 5 and up. This resource was developed by Health Outreach Partners and the National Center for Farmworker Health. More Details...

How Increased Use of Technology During COVID-19 has Influenced Diabetes Outcomes in Children (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic created a global shift affecting families worldwide and has caused immense mental and physical consequences to children. At its onset, much of the world was placed on lockdown, which limited human interaction and replaced it with virtual forms of communication reliant on technology. Increased reliance on social platforms and the internet at large have altered child development to the extent that their mental and physical health is at stake. More Details...

Strengthening Social Connection in Older Adults (2022). Resource Type: Publication . Description: This guide details the impact of social isolation and feelings of loneliness on older adult health. Social isolation might be identified during SDOH screening and this oublication reviews patient resources that are appropriate for multiple levels of technology literacy. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE)-Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP): Training and Technical Assistance Resources for PCHP Awardees (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource list contains training and technical assistance (T/TA) materials developed by BPHC-supported T/TA Partners and curated by BPHC to address the following top four TA areas requested in the FY 2021 PCHP applications. Also included are links to more general BPHC-supported and Federal EHE resources. More Details...

Tips to Help Health Centers Address Disability & Chronic Disease Discrimination (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This tip sheet provides advice as well as key resources to help staff of health centers and look-alike programs quickly improve their understanding of the important role they can play in helping to identify discrimination at its earliest stages and how to mitigate it by leveraging their own medical authority and resources within the community. More Details...

Quality Management and Patient-centered Medical Home for Clinical Leaders & their Care Teams: A System-based Approach (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will feature two of the national organizations offering PCMH Recognition/Accreditation. The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) program will discuss strategies and tools that support QI. Faculty from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will describe why accessible, team-based primary care practices that understand both their patients’ medical/behavioral needs and their life challenges can conduct more thorough analyses of key performance data and make more informed choices on how and when to intervene to make improvements. More Details...

Best Practices for Adapting to the Remote and Hybrid Workforce in Team-Based Care (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Telehealth and remote work are going to continue to be a “way of life” even after the continuing COVID-19 pandemic is over. This less traditional setting allows health center leadership to be creative in recruiting and retaining staff to meet their organization’s needs. These new settings also require new approaches to supporting staff engagement. More Details...

We Can Do This: Educating Nurses and Pediatric Staff about New COVID-19 Vaccines for Children (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses vaccine benefits, administration, and avaialability, as well as sharing new provider and patient education materials on pediatric COVID-19. 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...

National Center for Health in Public Housing’s Smoking Cessation Protocol: A Guide to Conducting Groups (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This guide provides readers with all necessary information and supplemental materials that are needed to conduct a comprehensive smoking cessation program either in a group setting, or with individual patients. 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...

How Health Centers Can Promote Benefits of Exercise to Diabetic Public Housing Residents and Promising Practices (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication by NCHPH discusses the importance of exercise among public housing patients with diabetes, in addition to how it can benefit them. More Details...

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