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Quality Improvement Strategies for LTBI Screening, Testing, and Treatment in AA and NH/PI-serving Health Centers: EHR Template Development Learning Collaborative – June 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance held a learning collaborative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Health Resources & Services Administration, in February 2022. In the learning collaborative, health center clinicians and/or enabling services providers explore quality improvement strategies for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening, testing, and treatment on electronic health record (EHR) template development. The learning collaborative goals included the development EHR templates, education on the 12-dose regimen, guidance on TB as a national clinical quality measure, and training for clinical and enabling services providers who focus on LTBI screening, testing, and treatment. 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...

Health Centers Are Addressing America's Mental Health Crisis (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet summarizes health centers’ behavioral health services. It highlights data from UDS that shows growth in patients and staff over the last decade, as well as the variety of behavioral health professionals and services offered at health centers. We discuss the growth in telehealth use to continue behavioral health services during the pandemic. Finally, policy suggestions to support behavioral health services at health centers are presented. 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...

Military Culture Course Modules: Core Competencies for Healthcare Professionals (2022). Resource Type: E-Learning modules. Description: This four-part course focuses on understanding and appreciating the military culture in order to tailor clinical practices based on that understanding and appreciation for clinicians working with Service members. More Details...

Five Strategies to Help Health Centers Protect Against Staff Burnout (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH created this visual resource to assist health centers in their efforts to enable and support a resilient workforce. More Details...

Teledentistry Video Example (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This video depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. More Details...

PrEP Guidelines: Excerpt from a presentation given on May 19, 2022​ on PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines and Strategies for ending the HIV Epidemic in the US (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video is an excerpt from a presentation given on May 19, 2022​ on PrEP Clinical Practice Guidelines and Strategies for ending the HIV Epidemic in the US. Dr. Daskalakis describes what has and has not changed since the 2017 PrEP Guidelines were issued. He reports on a new recommendation to include PrEP as a topic within primary care. Finally, he speaks about regimens for oral and injectable prophylaxis. More Details...

Five Strategies to Help Health Centers Protect Against Staff Burnout (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH created this visual resource to assist health centers in their efforts to enable and support a resilient workforce. More Details...

Impacto Del Covid-19 En Los Trabajadores Agrícolas (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A Spanish version of the National Center for Farmworker Health\'s Covid-19 Fact Sheet published in January 2022. This fact sheet reports data and research surrounding Covid-19 prevalence among agricultural worker communities, their disproportional impact, occupational and housing risks, access to care, and Covid-19 vaccination of farmworkers. More Details...

Building Resiliency: Mindful Stress Management (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is part three of three Mini Resilience Skill-Building Sessions that took place in 2022. At each drop-in session, an empirically-supported mindfulness and resilience-building strategy was introduced by an expert in the field. In this session, participants had the opportunity to learn from Rebecca Bromberg, MBA, RYT, Principal Consultant and Founder of Sole Clarity, who discussed how to manage and transcend stress. Participants also practiced an activity designed to support wellbeing. Additional resources and practices were also provided during the session More Details...

What Parents Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccines (2022). Resource Type: Publication. 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: Publication. Description: Este volante incluye preguntas frecuentes sobre las vacunas para niños de 5 años en adelante. Este recurso fue desarrollado por HOP 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: Publication. 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: Publication. Description: This flyer includes FAQ on vaccines for children 5 and up. This resource was developed by HOP and the National Center for Farmworker Health. More Details...

Comprehensive Care: Listening Sessions (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discussed strategic initiatives to engage staff across all disciplines in listening sessions and how to utilize this discipline based feedback to create actionable projects to improve discipline specific work flows. More Details...

Variants & Boosters Door Hanger (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This double-sided door hanger resource explains key details about what variants are and effective preventative measures against new variants. The flip side has information about why boosters are necessary and answers questions about who and when individuals are eligible for boosters. A white space at the back is included for outreach workers to list contact information. More Details...

Colgador de Puerta sobre Variantes y Vacunas de Refuerzo (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso de colgador de puerta de doble cara explica los detalles clave sobre qué son las variantes y las medidas preventivas efectivas contra nuevas variantes. El reverso tiene información sobre por qué son necesarios los refuerzos y responde a preguntas sobre quiénes son elegibles para los refuerzos y cuándo. Se incluye un espacio en blanco en la parte posterior para que los trabajadores de extensión incluyan la información de contacto. More Details...

NNOHA Teledentistry Checklist and 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...

Eyes on Access: Introduction to Comprehensive Vision Services in Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a Part 1 archive of a 2-part webinar series in Spring 2022 that reviewed the interconnection of vision, chronic disease and quality of life. Data substantiating community needs, disparities and barriers was reviewed. This webinar series addresses how health centers can integrate vision services into primary care. More Details...

Guide to Methamphetamine Use, Treatment, and Housing Considerations for People Experiencing Homelessness (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The transition into permanent supportive housing following homelessness or housing instability can be particularly challenging for individuals who use methamphetamine and other stimulants. However, there are interventions and supports that can help improve safety, independence, and recovery in housing. This guide explores how service providers can better support people who use methamphetamine in the process of transitioning into and maintaining housing. More Details...

Mobile Clinic Licensing 101 (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: CPCA hosted a webinar training session for licensing a mobile clinic on April 25, 2022. This webinar provides an overview of the following: o Mobile Clinic Definitions o Licensing requirements for a mobile clinic operated by a Primary Care Clinic in California as enforced by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) o What to expect once you have applied for licensure o Who to contact for updates on the status of your application o Additional considerations, requirements, and best practices for operating a mobile clinic More Details...

Strategies for Collecting Social Needs Data (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Implementing a social need screening effectively is an iterative process. Many health centers find that their approach evolves as new concerns or considerations arise. The examples in this resource, gleaned from interviews with health centers, illustrate that unique context and needs drive what works. More Details...

Building Partnerships to Address Food Insecurity (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The lack of access to socially acceptable means for acquiring healthy foods can lead to individuals and families making tradeoffs that harm their well-being. Screening for food insecurity is a starting point to identifying patient/community needs, but effective partnership plans for support health care providers need ways to promptly connect patients with access to healthy food. This webinar will discuss how health centers can further support or modify current infrastructure to make connections to referral systems that support patient/community abilities to purchase healthy food. More Details...

Addressing Health Care Challenges for Migrant Farmworkers (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Today in the Golden State, farmworkers encounter numerous risks to their health and increased barriers to care before, during, and after migration. Health centers play a crucial role in addressing disparities in accessing COVID-19 services, education, and resources in special and vulnerable communities. Health centers that serve migrant farmworker and their families face unique challenges. Mobility results in poor continuity of care, and the health issues that fact migrant farmworkers and other mobile underserved populations are often magnified or compounded by their migratory lifestyle. In this webinar, we provide examples, tools, and best practices to help health centers better integrate health center teams (e.g., providers and community health workers) and external partnerships (e.g., community-based organizations and local government). 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...

Building Partnerships to Address Housing Insecurity (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to focus on different patients’ demographics that have been disproportionately affected by the virus. Additionally, the public health emergency interrupted capacity building health centers have been developing for patient-centered services to different special populations. This webinar will discuss how health centers can further support or modify current infrastructure to meet the needs of the patients experiencing homelessness (PEH) or in public housing, for COVID-19 care and beyond. 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...

Leading with Optimism in Challenging Times (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Based on the works of positive psychology researcher, Shawn Achor and taught in Harvard’s famed happiness course and to companies worldwide, The Happiness Advantage provides a sustainable approach to increasing optimism and resilience, reducing stress, and enhancing productivity at the individual, team, and organization level. More Details...

​​Two Types of COVID-19 Tests (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This is a postcard-size resource that outlines the differences and advantages of both the PCR and the At-Home (Antigen) COVID-19 tests. It also includes a guide on what to do when getting a negative or positive result with the At-Home Test. More Details...

Familismo & Fatalismo: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Health Care (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Hispanic/Latinos are the largest non-white group in the United States and have the highest rates of Diabetes as compared to other ethnic groups; this can be related to the lack of healthcare, genetics, obesity rates, insulin resistance, lower economic status, and sociocultural factors. The concept of Familismo & Fatalismo is central in Hispanic/Latino cultural values. If the health care provider does not consider these beliefs, treatment recommendations are likely to be ignored. A proven strategy to overcome these cultural barriers is the implementation of Community Health Workers (CHWs). More Details...

Dos Tipos de Pruebas de COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso del tamaño de una postal describe las diferencias y ventajas de las pruebas de COVID-19 PCR y caseras (de antígeno). También incluye una guía sobre qué hacer cuando se obtiene un resultado negativo o positivo con la prueba casera. More Details...

Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Optimizing Care Coordination to Improve Oral Health Access (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Integration of oral health and primary care practice is a strategy to help increase access to care for all populations. The National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) hosted a webinar discussing promising practices for oral health integration that accounts for the unique needs of special populations like residents of public housing with a focus on care coordination. More Details...

Proporcionando educación y manejo para el control de la diabetes: Guía para Promotores de Salud (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso proporciona herramientas educativas de prevención que los Promotores y las Promotoras de salud (CHWs) pueden usar y compartir con los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios estacionales y otras poblaciones vulnerables para reducir las complicaciones de la salud diabética. Hay varios recursos descargables disponibles para guiar a los CHW en factores de riesgo y métodos de prevención en complicaciones de salud oral, ocular y de pie, que están comúnmente relacionados con la diabetes. More Details...

Simplified Instructions for QuickVue Home Tests: Translations Available in Many Languages (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document contains patient instructions for using at-home QuickVue COVID-19 tests that are being distributed at health centers. Instructions contain text and graphics and cover both sides of a single sheet. Health Centers can use these documents as handouts when distributing the kits, or send them to patients as PDFs via text or email. This resource is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Burmese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dari, Hindi, Ilokano, Ka\'Ren, Laotian, Nepali, Pashto, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, and Urdu. The files should be printed with a color printer, since colors are very important to reading the test results, but were designed to use a minimum of ink. More Details...

Building Resiliency: Centering Mindful Self-Compassion (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is part two of three Mini Resilience Skill-Building Sessions that took place in 2022. At each drop-in session, an empirically-supported mindfulness and resilience-building strategy was introduced by an expert in the field. In this session, participants had the opportunity to learn from Cassondra Graff, M.S., LCSW (Senior Teacher of MSC and MBSR at the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness) about how to practice mindful self-compassion in your daily life. Participants also practiced in an activity designed to support wellbeing. Additional resources and practices were also provided during the session. More Details...

Improving Mental Health Outcomes for Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Youth through Gender-affirming Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar is designed to help health centers understand the importance of access to gender affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth. Participants of the webinar will discover current and emerging research on the positive mental health effects of support for gender affirmation, learn best practices for supporting social transition, and discuss resources for helping TGD youth access gender affirming medical care to improve health outcomes. 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...

Healthy Relationships and Youth: How School-Based Health Providers Can Start the Conversation (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This blog post, developed by the School-Based Health Alliance and Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, describes action steps school-based health center providers can take to promote healthy relationships among their adolescent patients. More Details...

A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding Factors Contributing to Health Inequities (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In order to better understand whether, and to what extent, specific patient and health center characteristics influence health equity (including access to care and health outcomes) among various sub-populations of patients, Capital Link, with the assistance of HealthLandscape and funded by Cedars-Sinai, conducted a data-driven analysis of more than 100 factors for the 58 federally qualified health center (FQHC) members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for the period of 2017-2020. (Released 2022) 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 well-being for nurses. 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...

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...

Coding for Pesticide-Related Illness: A Toolkit for Coding for Pesticide-Related Illness: Toxic Effects of Pesticide, Signs and Symptoms of Effects of Pesticides (Acute Effects) (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This guide details the ICD-10-CM codes for the toxic effects and the signs and symptoms for pesticide-related illnesses. This information is pulled from the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (and other resources). Please refer to the guidelines for additional information. This guide is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical, healthcare or billing advice. Healthcare providers and billing/coding professionals are advised to seek confirmatory information. This is not an exhaustive list nor does it imply etiology. www.pesticideresources.org/med 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 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...

MLP in Health Centers (Session 1): A deep dive on laying the foundation & funding the model (2022). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The first session of the webinar series featured Ann C. Mangiameli (Managing Attorney at Legal Aid of Nebraska) and Brad L. Meyer (CMPE, CEO of Bluestem Health) as panelists. They spoke from their experience to help health center and MLP staff better understand how to develop and implement their MLP models and explore effective methods for funding. 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...

From Homelessness to Housing: Challenges and Opportunities of Housing Transitions: Healing Hands Newsletter (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue of Healing Hands, published by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians\' Network, presents some of the key challenges faced by newly housed individuals and their care providers, and considers a variety of principles, concepts, and approaches that can be useful in mitigating and transforming these challenges, in support of the best possible outcomes for a client’s health and well-being. More Details...

Building Resiliency: Developing a Mindfulness Practice (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is part one of three Mini Resilience Skill-Building Sessions that took place in 2022. At each drop-in session, an empirically-supported mindfulness and resilience-building strategy was introduced by an expert in the field. In this session, participants had the opportunity to learn from Aleezé Moss, PhD (Associate Director, Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness) about how to develop a mindfulness practice. Participants also practiced an activity designed to support wellbeing. Additional resources and practices were also provided during the session. More Details...

Exercising as You Age: A Resource for Older Adult Patients (2022). Resource Type: Publication . Description: A patient-facing handout focused on practical guidance around physical activity for community-dwelling older adults, particularly those with physical or financial limitations that impact their ability to utilize a gym membership or personal training. This double-sided resource page includes messaging to promote self-efficacy in older adults currently not engaging in consistent physical activity and emphasizes the value of moderate intensity aerobic and muscle strengthening exercises. More Details...

SCOPE of Pain: Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (2022). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help you safely and effectively manage patients with acute and/or chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics. Our program consists of: A 2-module cased-based online activity Live conferences held around the US Resources for use institutionally Supplemental, focused content to extend the knowledge built through the core curriculum The FDA has mandated manufacturers of opioid analgesics, as part of a comprehensive Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), to make available comprehensive prescriber education in the safe use of these medications based on the FDA curriculum known as the Opioid Analgesic REMS Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain (PDF). Our curriculum covers all aspects of this blueprint and more to provide a comprehensive educational program. More Details...

The Role of Family Caregivers in Identifying & Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Community-dwelling older adults are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of opioids or alcohol but are often overlooked and undertreated for substance use disorders (SUD). This webinar will discuss approaches for supporting caregivers to recognize and respond to issues of substance misuse with their older adult family members. More Details...

Advancing Health Center & School Partnerships: Improving COVID-19 Vaccination Administration for Children and Adolescents (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short technical assistance document provides tips and promising practices for health centers partnering with schools to vaccinate the pediatric and adolescent populations, with a focus on COVID-19 vaccinations. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccine Posters and "I Got Vaccinated" Social Media Images (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: To aid your vaccine communication efforts, NACHC has two new resources: Posters: NACHC’s new COVID-19 vaccine posters (in standard printer size) can help health centers positively promote the vaccine. Customizable social media graphics: Encourage staff and providers who have gotten the vaccine to share their experience on their social media channels with NACHC’s \"I got vaccinated against COVID\" social media graphics. More Details...

Coordinating HCV and HIV Treatment in Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Template. Description: HCV and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for people with HCV and HIV. Health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for or currently diagnosed with one or both diseases. More Details...

Family Vaccination Site Playbook (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: To support your community-based efforts to get families vaccinated against COVID-19, HHS developed a Family Vaccination Site Playbook, now posted on WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov, along with other materials to support your efforts to educate your community about primary and booster vaccination. More Details...

Diabetes Prevention for Patients of Color at Community Health Centers Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In the “Diabetes Prevention for Patients of Color at Community Health Centers” webinar, AAPCHO and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) held a 90-minute webinar focused on the unique needs of patients of color in diabetes prevention efforts. 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...

Community Violence and Mental Health: Supporting Health Center Staff and Building Resilience (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...

A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Health center providers have likely encountered patients who were reluctant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to false, inaccurate, or misleading information. This resource can help to ensure that people across the country have access to science-based public health guidance as the country continues to confront the pandemic. The toolkit is interactive and collaborative, using simple language and examples to help patients understand and identify misinformation and disinformation. More Details...

Integrated EP And Psychosocial Support Forum For HCs (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Please join the California Primary Care Association and Americares for a one-day session where community health centers and other health organizations will share their experiences preparing for and navigating through the global COVID-19 pandemic and to learn from strategies their peers used to support staff mental health while dealing with challenges and obstacles. More Details...

Lessons Learned: COVID-19 Health Literacy in Special & Vulnerable Populations (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: There are a variety of social determinants of health (SDOH) factors that may negatively influence the ability of special & vulnerable populations to understand and make appropriate health decisions, which can put them at higher risk for hospitalization and poorer health outcomes. This webinar will discuss lessons learned related to addressing low levels of health literacy and the spread of misinformation about COVID-19, and how health centers that serve farmworker families and community-dwelling older adults can effectively support patient healthcare engagement. This activity will be co-facilitated with the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH). More Details...

La Esperanza Winter 2022 Edition: Emerging Issues Among MSAW Populations: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health Resources for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud develops and distributes two issues of La Esperanza, a newsletter for Community HealthWorkers/Promotores and program staff that fosters continuing education and sharing of resources to all potential and existing Health Centers. The topics for this newsletter will include the role of CHWs in addressing emerging health issues experienced by Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers. 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...

A Framework for Health and Housing Partnerships for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Health and Housing Partnerships build community capacity to bridge barriers to health equity. (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Addressing the COVID pandemic through vaccine distribution gives communities the opportunity to find strategies and activities that ensure communities with limited access all are included. Health and housing partnerships can work to break down structural barriers to ensure there is access to vaccines, vaccine boosters and other therapies that move the country moves health equity. More Details...

The Value Transformation Framework: Applied to Diabetes Control in Federally Qualified Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Diabetes and pre-diabetes impact more than 114 million Americans. Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide care to some of the most high-risk and underinsured individuals throughout the US, twenty-one percent of whom report being told they have diabetes, compared to 11% of the general adult population. It is widely agreed our health care system requires a transformation to effectively address diabetes and its complications. More Details...

Using Teledentistry to Ensure Continuity of Care during COVID-19: Promising Practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice shares how Petaluma Health Center in California used teledentistry to ensure continuity of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication is translated from English to Spanish. More Details...

Teledentistry for Substance Use Disorder: Promising Practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice shares how Terry Reilly Health Center in Idaho uses teledentistry as a tool to increase access to oral health care for patients experiencing substance use disorder. More Details...

Promising Practice: Teledentistry by Finger Lakes Community Health (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication, in Spanish, shares out Finger Lakes Community Health uses Teledentistry to increase access to care. The promising practice shares how they implemented teledentistry and lessons learned. 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 Adapted Clinical Guidelines for Post-COVID Conditions (Long-COVID) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The CDC recently released interim guidance for supporting individuals with Post-COVID conditions, also known as “Long-COVID.” The purpose of this guide is to adapt the CDC clinical guidance for health care providers to meet the unique needs and challenges that people experiencing homelessness may face while managing Long-COVID. More Details...

Addressing Tobacco Dependency to Reduce COVID-19 Risks and Complications Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Smoking is a major risk factor for most respiratory related infections. The early evidence in this area found that compared with non-smokers, smokers are more likely to develop serious COVID-19 disease. Recent studies also show that current smokers have been more likely to access various forms of smoking cessation assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This offers an opportunity for Health Centers to offer smoking cessation services, referrals, and in-house psychological and pharmacological interventions. These two webinars provided examples of cessation plans and resources that can be shared with patients trying to stop smoking. More Details...

When Loneliness Remains: Supporting the Social Needs of Older Adults Beyond the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic greatly increased public awareness of the detrimental effect of social isolation and loneliness—especially for community-dwelling older adults. This webinar will show participants some traditional and innovative approaches to engage and support older patients who are most likely to remain at risk during the Nation’s recovery from the COVID-driven public health crisis. More Details...

We Can Do This: COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (2021). Resource Type: Website. Description: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced a national effort to help community partners promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence. The campaign includes educational materials targeted to specific audiences, including rural communities, and seeks volunteers for the COVID-19 Community Corps. Don’t miss the Spanish-language website, JuntosSíPodemos.HHS.gov. More Details...

Rural Resource Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccinations (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit is full of resources created specifically for rural communities to meet residents where they are, giving equal access to information so everyone can have the facts and decide for themselves whether getting vaccinated against COVDI-19 is right for them. More Details...

Customizable COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Rural Communities (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit provides easy access to customizable communication templates that include print ads, poster, brochure, social media posts, and an online resource guide. More Details...

The Health Of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians And Pacific Islanders Served At Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System (2021). 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...

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Planning Checklist (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document is a resource for health centers to assess their readiness to administer COVID-19 booster shots. A booster shot refers to a vaccine given to someone who built enough protection after completing an initial series of vaccinations, but that protection may have decreased over time. COVID-19 booster shots will be given to individuals in accordance with all requirements and recommendations from FDA, CDC, and the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). More Details...

Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Pregnancy (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features recent studies and personal stories supporting the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. This webinar is a part of our Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Engaging Youth in Mobile Vaccine Programs (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features the COVID-19 vaccination experience at Hawai‘i Pacific Health, including their successful mobile vaccination program with direct youth engagement at schools and community centers, and share strategies to build these innovative partnerships in your community. More Details...

Combating Misinformation (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This interactive workshop walked nurses through how to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features key insights and strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in rural communities. This webinar is a part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. More Details...

COVID-19 Flash Blast: The Latest COVID-19 News (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Council COVID-19 Flash Blast is a brief synopsis of key issues specific to the HCH community, policy developments, resources, and reading lists on the topic of COVID-19, and will be delivered every two weeks. This webpage archives editions of the Flast Blast so the last information is always listed at the top. More Details...

Supporting Family Caregivers to Provide Oral Palliative Care for Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Management of and treatment for cancer and other serious illness may negatively impact the oral health of older adult patients, but severe complications can be better controlled through early palliative care interventions. This webinar will discuss the role of family caregivers in the assessment of oral health concerns in seriously ill patients and at-home symptom management. More Details...

HIV and Diabetes Mellitus (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This 2021 fact sheet from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides information for health centers to manage co-occurring diabetes and HIV, including information about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications. More Details...

Questions for staff to address current organizational tensions: A Witness to Witness (W2W) Program resource for those in high stress jobs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A one page easy to read resource used for strategic planning around reducing workplace stress. More Details...

Healthy Sleeping Tips: A Witness to Witness (W2W) Program resource for those in high stress jobs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A one page easy to read healthy sleeping tips handout. More Details...

Consejos para un sueño saludable (Health Sleeping Tips): A Witness to Witness (W2W) Program resource for those in high stress jobs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A one page easy to read healthy sleeping tips handout in Spanish. More Details...

Behavioral Health Self-Help Handouts in Spanish and English: The Witness to Witness (W2W) Program resources (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: These Behavioral Health Self-Help handouts available in Spanish and English. Topics include: Questions for Staff to Address Current Organizational Tensions, Position of the Facilitator, Healthy Sleep Tips, Coping with Moral Distress, How to Re-establish Safety When You Have been Jolted into a Stress Response, and A Daily Practice to Restore Equanimity. 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...

Addressing Patient Stigmatization and Promoting Shared Decision Making in Nursing Practice (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar highlights NNCC’s patient and community expert panel to discuss the important role patient voices play in addressing stigma in the care setting. More Details...

The Role of Dental Providers in Vaccine Delivery and Policy Recommendations (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This NNOHA publication describes COVID-19 vaccine delivery strategies developed by health centers in states across the country who 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...

Addressing the Needs of Nurses of Color: COVID-19 and the Fight for Health Equity (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on front-line nurses of color and the critical need to support the healthcare workforce now and long term. This webinar is part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Sharing COVID-19 Vaccine Information Through Social Media (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This live session will help prepare nurses to share information and stories on social media. We’ll walk through the basics of individual social media channels as well as best practices for sharing your own content and engaging with others’. More Details...

Promising Practice: Behavioral and Oral Health Integration: Promising Practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Centers of South Central Texas integrated oral health and behavioral health. The partnership between the dental department and behavioral health consultants has improved the quality of health care and increased access to care. This promising practice shares Community Health Centers of South Central Texas’ strategies for integrating the two disciplines. More Details...

How to Tell Your Story (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This interactive workshop walked nurses through how to tell their personal COVID-19 vaccine story, how to construct a meaningful narrative, and how to share their story for the benefit of others. More Details...

How to Tell Your COVID-19 Vaccination Story (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This interactive workshop will walk nurses through how to tell their personal COVID-19 vaccine story, how to construct a meaningful narrative, and how to share their story for the benefit of others. 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...

HITEQ Highlights: Is Zero Burnout Possible in Primary Care? Insights from Recently Published Findings Among 715 Practices (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Drawing on recently published research from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s EvidenceNOW initiative, Dr. Samuel Edwards shared insights for primary care practices seeking to assess and address provider burnout. 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...

Teledentistry User's Guide (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Teledentistry is an emerging trend to help improve access to oral health care, improve the dental care delivery system, and lower costs. NNOHA has worked with health centers since Spring 2020 to develop and test a variety of strategies to deliver dental services via synchronous teledentistry. This User’s Guide gives an overview of teledentistry, describes its use in health center dental programs, and includes practical tools for implementing teledentistry. More Details...

How to Address Misinformation & Promote Vaccine Confidence (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses evidence-based strategies to address medical misinformation and have effective vaccine conversations. This webinar is part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Centering the Nurse Home Visitor Client Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features a panel discussion in which clients and nurse home visitors share their experiences of health care access and provision during the pandemic. Panelists offer a vision of how we can protect health care access during future pandemics and other systemic disruptions. More Details...

HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment for Sexual and Gender Minority People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module reviews current methods and recommendations for HIV testing, prevention, and treatment for LGBTQIA+ people, including information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. More Details...

Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Youth (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQIA+ youth and describes ways to address these issues in clinical settings. More Details...

Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module provides an overview of the unique medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults, as well as strategies to address these needs. More Details...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 2: For Clinicians (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module builds off the Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health Part 1 by offering specific information for clinicians, including: effective communication with LGBTQIA+ patients, asking about sexual orientation and gender identity, and addressing health disparities through clinical care. More Details...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 1 (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module provides an overview of LGBTQIA+ health terms, concepts, and disparities. We recommend that all learners start here. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module discuses behavioral health disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ populations, and discusses evidence-based clinical practices in LGBTQIA+ behavioral health care. More Details...

COVID-19 Response: Promising Practices for Supporting Tribal Communities (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features nurses on the front line and discusses vaccine hesitancy and lessons learned through COVID-19 while working with tribal communities. More Details...

Clinical Issues for Medical Respite/Recuperative Care Programs: Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Medical respite/recuperative care refers to programs that provide acute and post-acute care to people expeiencing homelessness who are too ill or frail to recover on the streets or in shelters but are ready for hospital discharge. This archived webinar series addresses three piority topics in the medical respite setting: addressing activities of daily living (ADL); addressing chronic conditions; and managing incontinence. Each webinar is accompanied by a clinical guidelines publication. More Details...

CHATS: Head Injury Identification and Accommodation Tool (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This resource provides a tool for patients to help identify potential head injury, as well as information on services and an advocate guide. More Details...

Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module will guide learners through the basics of health care for transgender and gender diverse people. Participants will learn terminology, demographics and health disparities along with gender affirmation care and treatment. More Details...

Weight Management Planning for Older Adults: A Guide for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief outlines special considerations for appropriate diet and exercise plans for older adult patients. It reviews the benefits and risks of weight loss in this population, including its impact on muscle mass and medication dosage. More Details...

The Health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System – Webinar (June 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: AAPCHO hosted the “Health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System” where we shared our data analysis of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS) and made recommendations to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) patients served at HRSA-funded health centers. Presenters will share key findings from AAPCHO’s updated and annual report, “The Health of AAs and NH/PIs Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System.” More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Part II: Clinical Pharmacy or Advanced Practice Services in a CHC (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this three-part series, experts from El Rio and Holyoke CHCs present on a variety of topics encompassing Clinical Pharmacy or Advanced Practice Services. The second session, on Thursday June 17 covered “What do I have and what is possible” (Who are your current staff and what practice models are available to you). More Details...

Office Hour for Clinical Leaders: New Models of Provider Leadership (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: With provider burnout and turnover as their catalyst, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC) began a journey to create a more distributive and shared CMO leadership model. During this Office Hour, ANHC CEO Tammy Green will talk about this journey to a more sustainable leadership model. She will share highlights, lessons learned, and lessons still being learned. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) & Diabetes Prevention Programs Among Public Housing Residents: Infographic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic provides examples of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) contributing to the prevalence of diabetes among public housing residents with corresponding examples of diabetes prevention promising practices provided by Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) grantees. More Details...

Organizational Self-Care: Addressing the Collective Responsibility for Your Employees’ Wellbeing (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The purpose of this resource is to support health center organizations in their journey toward equitable organizational self-care practices in order to foster a work environment that supports staff satisfaction and retention. It is our hope that this resource would be a guide for both leadership and staff to develop self-care practices at your health center. More Details...

Community-Led Data Collection in LGBTQ+ Public Health: Perspectives on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, experts discuss community-led statewide and regional studies on vaccine hesitancy among the LGBTQ+ community, barriers that lead to vaccine hesitancy, and strategies that organizations can put into practice to support inclusion and health equity. This webinar is a part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Heat-Related Illness Clinician’s Guide (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Agricultural work, which requires performing physically demanding work for long hours in hot and sometimes humid weather, places workers at high risk. This guide provides information to clinicians on the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness. Since workers may not be familiar with all of the symptoms of heat stress, it is important that clinicians discuss heat illness symptoms and prevention with agricultural workers and others who are at risk. More Details...

Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Resources and tools to help pregnant and recently pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them. 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...

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors. More Details...

How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Techniques to talk to family and friends about Covid-19 More Details...

Health Center Volunteer Health Professionals (VHP) (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Through enactment of Section 9025 of the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114-255), subsection 224(q) was added to the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. § 233(q)), extending liability protections for the performance of medical, surgical, dental, and related functions to Volunteer Health Professionals (VHPs) at health centers that have also been deemed as employees of the Public Health Service (PHS). Through this process, VHPs of deemed health centers may receive deemed Public Health Service employment status, with associated Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage. More Details...

5 Steps to Address Burnout on the Front Lines of COVID-19 Care (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Surveys showed that physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston were burned out. That burnout was also heightened by the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as well-being efforts were launched across the system to confront physician burnout, solutions fell short, forcing leaders at MGH to shift focus to meet physicians and other health professionals where they were. More Details...

The Vaccine Rollout: Perspectives from the States (The Forum, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Vaccine rollout: perspective from the states More Details...

Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Peer Specialists: Key Roles in Addressing Diabetes Control Before and During COVID-19 Health Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Peer Specialists leverage their strong understanding of the community as they advance diabetes care for special and vulnerable populations who may experience barriers to accessing quality health care. It is this understanding of the needs in the local environment that has strengthened the ability of CHWs and Peer Specialists (CHW/Peer Specialists) to implement diabetes care programs and protocols as their communities experienced new demands and challenges as the result of the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis during 2020. More Details...

AAPCHO COVID-19 Resource Hub - Resources for Health Centers Serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: AAPCHO is continuously monitoring novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) alerts and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and other health agencies across the United States and its territories. More Details...

Clinical Research in the Health Center Setting: Managing Legal and Compliance Risks (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This Issue Bulletin describes legal and compliance risks that health centers should consider before engaging in research opportunities, including an overview of the federal regulations that protect research participants; the application of federal fraud, waste and abuse laws in research; and the malpractice, insurance and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) considerations. More Details...

Telehealth and PrEP/HIV Care Outcomes (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Participants of this training will learn about the current research in telehealth and PrEP/HIV care outcomes, including PrEP @ Home and considerations for the administration and management of PrEP during COVID-19. Additionally, training participants will explore the topic of PrEP program implementation in a health center setting, including best practices for systems of care and improving adherence. 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...

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Bureau of Primary Health Care (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: HRSA Covid-19 FAQs More Details...

Effective Communication With Colleagues and Patients About COVID Vaccines (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses strategies for effective communication across different generational groups, and how you can apply these principles when discussing COVID vaccine information. This webinar is part of NNCC's Nurse-Led Forum for Vaccine Confidence series. More Details...

Oral Health and Behavioral Health in Patients Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council developed this publication to bring awareness to the intersection of oral health and behavioral health concerns or cognitive impairment in people experiencing homelessness. The publication will share the impacts of behavioral health illness on oral health and how behavioral health and dental providers can work together to address this intersection in their practices. More Details...

Oral Health and Behavioral Health in Patients Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council developed this publication to bring awareness to the intersection of oral health and behavioral health concerns or cognitive impairment in people experiencing homelessness. The publication will share the impacts of behavioral health illness on oral health and how behavioral health and dental providers can work together to address this intersection in their practices. More Details...

Sexual Health and Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard and Dr. Mark Simone-Skidmore discuss core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity and address common misconceptions about sexuality and aging. Participants will learn special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history. More Details...

Understanding Stages of Change and Best Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses how nurses, nurse practitioners, and other providers support those with substance use disorders. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Clinical Pharmacy or Advanced Practice Services in a Community Health Center (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session addresses recent developments in the 340B program, as well as a focused session on clinical pharmacy or practice services. More Details...

Building Clinical Informatics Session 4: Evaluating Usability and Human-Centered Design for Happy Users and Better Performance (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Evaluating usability and implementing human-centered design principles can improve reimbursement, care team satisfaction, data quality, and reduce staff time spent on clinical tasks. This webinar describes how engaging vendor partners in user-centered improvements can improve the vendor-customer relationship and the care team experience. 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...

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...

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...

Addressing Financial & Legal Problems To Improve the Mental Health of Adults & Children During the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic’s compounding effects of job loss, isolation, dismantled support systems, grief, and disruptions in care, all resulted in significant financial strain and legal problems that impacted the mental health and well-being of adults and children. In this webinar, subject matter experts in social determinants of health and medical-legal partnership interventions discussed: 1) how financial strains such as high debt, low income and unemployment are associated with suicide attempts and should be considered key factors when assessing mental health interventions; and 2) how legal services delivered alongside social, medical, and behavioral health services can help improve the overall health and well-being of children. The multidisciplinary audience will be prompted to share insights, tools, and COVID-related strategies on how their health centers, legal services organizations, medical-legal partnerships, or other community based organizations have responded to the unique behavioral and mental health needs of adults and children during the pandemic. More Details...

Motivational Interviewing to Improve Chronic Illness Management in Marginalized Populations (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Dr. Sylvie Naar will discuss the use of motivational interviewing to support LGBTQIA+ patients in the management of chronic illness including diabetes and HIV. Participants will get a taste of the best and promising practices for the use of MI strategies to improve health outcomes and understand how MI can be a foundation for communicating cultural humility. More Details...

Why Weight? Improving the health of LGBTQIA+ patients by reducing weight stigma (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Weight-related discrimination in the U.S. is common and is associated with substantial social, economic, and health costs. Allegra Gordon (she/her), ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health and Jamie Dannenberg (she/they), MS, RD, LDN, outpatient eating disorder dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition and co-creator of thirdwheelED, invite you to explore how we can improve health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ patients through a weight-inclusive approach to healthcare. This webinar will offer an introduction to the current state of the science on weight stigma and its effects on health, as well as critical insights on weight stigma in relation to LGBTQIA+ identities. Participants will come away from the webinar with concrete recommendations for creating a weight-inclusive medical practice. More Details...

Health Center Showcase: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program that aims to prevent diabetes among at-risk adults. In this webinar, health centers from across the country shared their National DPP experiences as showcased in NNCC\'s recent case study. The health centers also provided updates about developments with their programs since the onset of COVID-19. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients during COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the mental health of people in marginalized communities across the United States. Issues of isolation, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, all have seen a dramatic rise over the past year. For LGBTQIA+ communities, where many of these issues were already alarmingly high, the impact has been even more concerning. In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will address the ways mental health disparities effecting LGBTQIA+ people have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss how providers might meet the needs of those within this community. 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...

Addressing Barriers to Diabetes Prevention for Older Residents of Public Housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Older adults living in communities with limited access to healthy foods or safe places to exercise can be at an increased risk for developing diabetes. This two-part webinar series reviewed behavioral interventions that incorporate age-specific considerations for public housing residents to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. More Details...

Vaccine Confidence: Community Partnerships & Accessibility (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This podcast episode discusses the role of community partnerships and vaccine distribution, and how healthcare professionals are addressing vaccine accessibility issues facing their patients, many of whom are new immigrants. More Details...

Coordinating Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV Treatment in Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: HCV and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for infected patients. Community health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for, previously infected, or currently infected with one or both diseases. Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center for a webinar exploring the link between HCV and HIV, and particular considerations for community-based primary care providers. We will be joined by infectious disease specialists Dr. Kevin Ard and nurse practitioner Maggie Beiser, Director of HCV Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, who will share expertise and cases that demonstrate best practices for preventing and/or treating co-infection. More Details...

Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This is a resource for health centers to offer to caregivers of older adult patients who may be experiencing isolation or at risk for burnout. This publication communicates to caregivers the importance of taking care of their own physical and emotional health. This resource is intended for older adult patients. Physical copies are available at no cost for health centers. More Details...

Awareness Campaign Resources: COVID-19 Vaccine: available in Haitian Creole and Spanish (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Migrant Clinicians Network, in partnership with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) created materials for COVID-19 Vaccine awareness campaigns for Spanish-speaking and Haitian Creole-speaking communities. More Details...

HIV and Diabetes (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar, intended for our clinical audience, will explore best practices for the management of co-occurring HIV and diabetes. Drs. Janet Lo and Kevin Ard will present cases highlighting the risk of developing diabetes among patients with HIV. Participants of this webinar will learn about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications and discuss drug interactions between anti-diabetic and antiretroviral medications. More Details...

Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for engaging families and caregivers in supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and youth. Webinar attendees will explore best and promising practices for implementing interventions in order to decrease family rejection, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and ensure safe and stable housing for TGD youth. 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...

Leading with Optimism in Challenging Times (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this national webinar you will hear New York Times Best Selling Author, Shawn Achor, talk about his research in positive psychology, Jordan Voigt, president of Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, who will share the story of Genesis Health System, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, and we will explore “what leading with optimism really looks like” in times of significant challenge. 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...

PrEP Care for Patients Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this national, panel-style webinar, participants will learn about promising and best practices for PrEP programming for patients experiencing homelessness. Panelists, including a medical provider, an administrator, and a nurse, will discuss barriers to care, ideas for creating welcoming and affirming environments, and strategies for PrEP navigation for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccine:  Tips from your Community Health Worker (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID-19 vaccines are a critical tool to help stop the spread of disease and protect our communities. MHP Salud\'s Tips from your Community Health Worker resource for is designed for health workers supporting patients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The tips and resources aim to help health centers build vaccine confidence among the migrant and agricultural worker population and their families. More Details...

Bridging Patient Access: Best Practices for Community Health Workers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As telehealth services continue to bridge patient access to health services, it is important for health centers to focus on best practices that ensure excellent delivery of care. Thisguideincludeshelpful information about telehealth service delivery, tips for providing good virtual care, and how Community Health Workers(CHWs)can engage in telehealth. More Details...

Maintaining Access to Dental Services During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, dental services were deemed non-essential and oral health services stopped. For people experiencing homelessness especially, however, dental services are critical. Over time, Health Care for the Homeless health centers innovated strategies to reopen and sustain access to these crucial services. This paper tracks themes from these innovations and recommends strategies to keep oral health services going during a pandemic. More Details...

Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focused on approaches to building trust through tailored interventions that incorporate community norms and address barriers to vaccine uptake in the older adult patient population. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Programs and Reference Materials for Healthcare Professionals (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Some healthcare professionals administering COVID-19 vaccine may have extensive experience with immunization practices, since they routinely administer recommended vaccines in their clinical practice. For others, administering COVID-19 vaccine may be their first clinical experience with vaccination. The CDC compiled a list of immunization training and educational materials, including basic and COVID-19-vaccine-specific information. More Details...

Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults - 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history. More Details...

A Clinical Resource Guide for Community Care Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring a comprehensive infectious disease response. People experiencing homelessness are at a unique disadvantage in adhering to infectious diseases prevention and control directives. In response, many communities have created facilities that provide 24/7 shelter, urgent and medical respite care, and infection prevention and control measures. This guide will focus on the needs of homeless populations requiring a stay at centers because they have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to it, or are thought to be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 exposure. 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...

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...

Collaboration Between Medical-Legal Partnerships, FQHCs, and Domestic Violence Programs to Support Patients (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: Through this national webinar, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) and Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) joined forces to share strategies on how MLPs can successfully partner with FQHCs and community-based domestic violence programs to improve health outcomes, decrease isolation, and support health care for survivors. Presenters highlighted how civil legal service providers partner with FQHCs to address the increased needs of individuals affected by IPV/HT during COVID-19. More Details...

Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 1 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This two-part webinar series will explore the impact of housing as a social determinant of health, particularly for LGBTQIA+ older adults. Participants will learn how structural inequity in housing assistance programs, family systems, and limited affirming placement options can lead to increased challenges for LGBTQIA+ older adults when securing safe and stable housing. Webinar attendees will learn best and promising practices for inclusive screening, and how to provide affirming referrals for housing or support for aging-in-place. More Details...

Mental Health and Substance Use Among Gay, Bisexual and MSM (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Minority stress, stigma, discrimination and homophobia can lead to some people to turn to the use of substances as a coping mechanism. In this webinar, participants will explore best and promising practices for health centers in supporting the mental health of gay and bisexual men who use opioids, methamphetamines, and/or other substances as a means of coping with environmental stressors. More Details...

Antigen Testing in Congregate Shelters: Process Outline and Implementation Playbook (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Ongoing testing is still needed to identify cases and properly treat those with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID. The CDC has issued Interim Testing Guidance for shelters and encampments to inform practices. Use this Antigen Testing Playbook for step-by-step guidance on implementing a comprehensive testing strategy in congregate shelters. 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...

The Invisible Second Patient: Supporting the Family Caregiver (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on educating participants about engaging family caregivers as a part of the healthcare team and the value of promoting opportunities for their own self-care. More Details...

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Media, Web Page, Person to Person, and Target Populations (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Weitzman ECHO COVID-19 combines specific didactic, case-based learning and COVID-19 experiences and expertise in primary care to front line Safety Net healthcare providers across the country during this pandemic. More Details...

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Safety: Advancing Community and Personal Safety (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The second of five webinars in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on community and personal safety with presenters Tracy Nordstrom; Placemaker and Principal, Verve, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo; Founder& CEO, State of Place, Frode Kjersem; CEO, bSafe USA. More Details...

Infographic: COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine FAQ (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This infographic is meant to be a client-facing handout providing education and FAQs on the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. While it is designed to be accessible to populations experiencing homelessness, it is applicable to all patients. More Details...

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine: Storage and Handling Summary (2021). Resource Type: Document. Description: This document outlines how to store and handle the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients In this webinar, participants will explore the principles of trauma informed care for LGBTQIA+ patients, including best practices for the implementation of affirming, trauma-informed programming. The webinar will include provider and patient perspectives of the patient journey, focusing on opportunities for trust building and for the recognition and support of patients who have been affected by trauma. More Details...

Teledentistry During COVID-19: A promising practice (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice features Petaluma Health Center in CA. The health center implemented a teledentistry program during the COVID-19 pandemic. This promising practice shares their experience in ensuring continuity of oral health care through teledentistry. 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...

NACHC COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Health Center Staff (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This Toolkit is intended to provide health center staff with simple Key Messages (which can be tailored for use with specific populations); Frequently Asked Questions; Sample Social Media posts; and useful template communications materials to create confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage health center staff and the communities they serve to get the vaccine and help protect against COVID-19. More Details...

Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on applying an individualized approach to clarify and improve communication with older adult patients and support their healthcare engagement. More Details...

Process for Tracking Utilization of COVID-19 Therapeutics (2021). Resource Type: Document. Description: This resource discusses who should report on the use of federally purchased therapeutics, rules governing reporting, and the process of reporting. More Details...

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine: Storage and Handling Summary (2021). Resource Type: Document. Description: This resource outlines how to store and handle the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Overview of Direct Order Process for COVID-19 Therapeutics (2021). Resource Type: Document. Description: The United States Government (USG) is responsible for the allocation and distribution of monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapeutics for the treatment of COVID-19 as per the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The USG has developed a process for sites to directly order from the distributor, AmerisourceBergen (ABC). More Details...

Partnering for the COVID Vaccine: Lessons from the Flu-LEAD Project (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, the National Center for Health in Public Housing, and subject matter experts from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hosted a webinar about leveraging health center and housing authority partnerships for COVID vaccine distribution. More Details...

Partnering for the COVID Vaccine: Lessons from the Flu-LEAD Project (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, the National Center for Health in Public Housing, and subject matter experts from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and discusses how to leverage health center and housing authority partnerships for COVID vaccine distribution. Speakers discussed lessons learned from the HUD/HRSA Flu-LEAD (Linkages to End Access Disparities) project. 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...

Health Equity and COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: COVID-19 has been shown to disproportionately affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups due to deep-rooted inequities in health and social systems. Participants in this webinar will discuss the unique challenges and barriers to care faced by members of these communities in the time of a global pandemic, including best practices for culturally responsive care. More Details...

SMBP: Evidence-based Protocols for Using it in Clinical Practice (2021). Resource Type: Video. Description: An overview of SMBP, its benefits, and how to use it in a clinical practice. 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...

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...

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The first of five webinars in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on the intersection of stable housing and health outcomes with presenters Tim Shaw; Associate Director of Policy, Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute, David Rich; Executive Director of Supportive Housing Works, and Jason Shaplen; Chief Strategy and New Ventures Officer, Community Health Center, Inc. More Details...

Common Questions and Concerns — COVID-19 Vaccine (English/Spanish) (2021). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: This document provides answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from patients, including "What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?" and "Can the vaccine give me or my family COVID-19?" 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...

Consumer Perspectives of the COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 & the HCH Community (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: To better understand how people experiencing homelessness view the COVID-19 vaccine, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council conducted focus groups with steering committee members of its National Consumer Advisory Board and with consumers from local community homeless service programs. This brief is intended to (1) share their direct feedback so those planning vaccination events can better reach priority populations like those experiencing homelessness, and (2) identify actions that should be taken now to maximize the uptake of the vaccine. More Details...

Vaccine Acceptance Among Pregnant Women and Mothers of Young Children: COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As multiple effective vaccines are developed, their distribution and overall acceptance by the public is crucial to stop the spread of COVID-19. Research conducted by Principal Investigator of the Human Immunomics Initiative, Dr. Julia Wu, in collaboration with Pregistry focused on a crucial population- mothers and their children. Estimates of global vaccine acceptance among pregnant women and mothers of young children are yet unknown. Acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant women and mothers of children younger than 18-years-old, as well as potential predictors, were assessed through an online survey, administered by Pregistry between October 28 and November 18, 2020. More Details...

Increasing Staff Capacity to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar offers a combination of self-care and organizational practice strategies to help prevent provider burn out and bolster staff readiness for implementing CUES, as well as trauma-informed and healing-centered practices. More Details...

Are Community Health Center Patients Interested in Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) – And Can They Do It? (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) helps diagnose and manage hypertension from outside the clinic, which has implications for patient empowerment and outcomes, continuity of care, and resilience in care communities catering to vulnerable populations. More Details...

Reducing COVID-19 Vaccine Waste (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Every dose of COVID-19 vaccine is precious and can save lives. In response to concerns about wasted vaccine and to assist in identifying various causes of vaccine waste and potential countermeasures to reduce their occurrence, the Public Health Foundation developed the Process Decision Program Chart for COVID-19 Vaccine Waste. More Details...

Breaking the Cycle of Integenerational Diabetes Webinar: Webinar highlights strategies to address diabetes impacting multi-generational families (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar highlights health center programs that reach into underserved communities to address diabetes care across generations More Details...

Microplanning for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short document outlines the process for COVID-19 vaccine delivery to serve as a planning guide for health centers. The guide addresses the role of the board and the C-Suite in determining the organization's role, then focuses on the core leadership team in four major planning areas: design workflow, data use, education,and engagement. More Details...

Using SMBP to Diagnose and Manage Hypertension (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Out-of-office BP measurements are recommended to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension. Recent research estimates that up to 30% of patients with non-hypertensive in-office blood pressure readings have elevated blood pressures when measured outside of the office (Masked Hypertension). In addition, up to 35% of people with elevated office blood pressures may have normal blood pressures when measured outside of the office (White-Coat Hypertension). SMBP helps prevent these misclassifications and helps ensure patients are diagnosed more accurately. More Details...

US Blood Pressure Validated Device Listing (2021). Resource Type: Website. Description: Uncontrolled high blood pressure (“BP”) is the leading risk factor for death and disability. The accurate measurement of BP is essential for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. One important aspect of accurate measurement is whether the BP measurement device has been validated for clinical accuracy. This website lists blood pressure measurement devices that have been validated for clinical accuracy as determined through an independent review process. More Details...

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This annually updated evidence-based guide provides a comprehensive approach to the prevention, screening, management, and patient health literacy and self-management of diabetes. Sections address special populations that include children, elders, pregnant women, the food insecure, migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, and those with comorbid health conditions. Facilitating behavior change to reduce diabetes risk, complement sections focused on Prediabetes and the delay in progression of diabetes. More Details...

SMBP CPT Coding (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) refers to blood pressure (BP) measurements obtained outside of a physician’s practice, usually at home. When combined with clinical support (e.g., one-on-one counseling, web-based or telephonic support tools, education), SMBP can enhance the quality and accessibility of care for people with high blood pressure and improve blood pressure control. SMBP can be used to assess BP control and to make a diagnosis of hypertension. SMBP allows patients to actively participate in the management of their BP and has been shown to improve adherence to antihypertensive medications. More Details...

Prediabetes Risk Test (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This 8-question risk test can be taken online or on paper and uses an individual’s demographics, family, and medical history to assess their risk of developing diabetes. For those identified as being high-risk, information on the National Diabetes Prevention Program are included to encourage enrollment in a life-style change program to prevent or delay diabetes. More Details...

National Diabetes Statistics Report - 2020 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This periodically updated report provides national data on the prevalence of diabetes within the United States. Assessed data includes the incidence of prediabetes, risk for diabetes complications, and the coexisting conditions and complications frequently experienced by those diagnosed with diabetes. More Details...

Integrating Eye Care Services into Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Eye disorders and vision loss are among the costliest, yet most preventable, conditions in the United States, costing $168 billion in direct medical costs in 2019. It is estimated a full 96% of vision impairment and loss is avoidable. Without significant planning and intervention, research suggest national expenditures could rise to as much as $717 billion by the year 2050, due in large part to the aging of the U.S. population. 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...

LGBTQIA+ Patients and Social Determinants of Health Screening and Documentation (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Dr. Bisola Ojikutu discusses screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other gender minority (LGBTQIA+) patients. Webinar content will focus on SDOH disparities for LGBTQIA+ people, existing screening tools, and their adaptation for culturally affirming screening and referral for LGBTQIA+ people. More Details...

Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) COVID-19 Dashboard (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This dashboard by NCHPH provides the latest COVID-19 statistics in Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) Health Centers, including race and ethnicity data and additional resources. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit: CDC Vaccine Communications Toolkit (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Ready-made materials to inform healthcare teams and staff. More Details...

Ask Me Anything: Microplanning for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines, Part 1 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The first in a series of 30-minute Q&A sessions with the Association of Immunization Managers’ CEO, Claire Hannan. Hannan answers questions and provides guidance on microplanning for both Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in 2020/2021. More Details...

ACCELERATE PrEP for HIV Training Modules (2020). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: The PrEP for HIV Training Course is a free, online training program developed by Program ACCELERATE in partnership with The Fenway Institute. The training course offers learning about the latest evidence on PrEP, how to assess patients for PrEP eligibility, how to prescribe and monitor PrEP, and how to offer supportive, welcoming care for patients at higher risk of HIV. The estimated total time to complete the course is between 2-2.5 hours. If you exit before completing a module, your progress will be saved. More Details...

Intimate Partner Violence/Human Trafficking: Building Partnerships Between Community Health Centers And Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will feature the critical role of domestic violence advocacy programs in supporting patients on intimate partner violence/human trafficking (IPV/HT) and how to build meaningful collaborations including initiating Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) and bidirectional warm referrals. More Details...

Diabetes and Seasonal Influenza (Flu) During COVID-19: Protect Yourself! (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic addresses the importance of influenza (flu) prevention among public housing residents with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

TelePrEP and Tele-STI Care: Optimizing Safer Sex in the Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The webinar discusses what is known about sexual behavior during the pandemic and what constitutes safer sex in the COVID-19 era. The talk contextualizes PrEP as part of a sexual harm reduction strategy and discusses models for remote PrEP delivery and clinical monitoring. Practical issues, such as STI screening and reimbursement, are also discussed. More Details...

Federal Activities and Approaches to Advance Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability in Support of Community Health Centers: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View this HITEQ Center webinar, where the The Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT present on the current state of federal activities and standards based approaches for collecting, sharing, and using SDoH data with a focus on technical and policy considerations. The presentation describes available standards, tools, and initiatives for health center use and input. More Details...

Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Learning Collaborative (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: During this learning collaborative health center staff learned about different aspects for implementation of smoking cessation programs. More Details...

A Brief Case for Safety: Preventing Errors Associated with Vaccine Management (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Developed by ECRI, this brief case study focuses on best practices for vaccine management. It provides a checklist for health centers and free clinics to help prepare for immunization activities and vaccine distribution. More Details...

A Call for Reinforcements in Diabetes Care: Maximizing the Role of Non-Clinical Staff and Partners Publication: Issue brief and case studies highlightin promising practices for non-clinical staff with links to the community (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Successful diabetes care for vulnerable populations demands a multi-prong approach and support from a range of community resources to address SDOH. This report outlines promising practices utilizing interdisciplinary teams and community resources to support consumers’ self-management and in-turn improve health outcomes More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic: The Health Center Role: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This presentation will be led by Dr. Tim Long, and will focus on the four pillars of Ending the HIV Epidemic and primary care HIV prevention. This webinar will focus on the clinical aspects of Ending the HIV epidemic, and use of health IT and EHR to support clinical care. More Details...

Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) Implementation Toolkit (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This toolkit is designed to help organizations implement self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) successfully into their care processes and workflows. SMBP refers to blood pressure measurements taken outside of the clinical setting, usually at home. SMBP helps with both diagnosis and management of hypertension and increases patient participation in their own care. SMBP, when combined with other clinical supports, improves hypertension control. More Details...