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Introduction. Use this page to quickly find all resources from the Clearinghouse database on Clinical Issues.

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

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Population Health Management Task Force National Learning Series 2024 (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This national learning series, sponsored by HRSA, takes a deeper dive into issues related to HIV, Diabetes, and Chronic comorbid disease management, which all impact population health management. More Details...

Issue Brief: Farmworkers and HIV (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: There is limited data on the prevalence of HIV among farmworkers. This issue brief provides an overview of current AIDS policy, barriers to screening and testing for HIV/AIDS in farmworker communities, and promising practices to overcome these barriers. More Details...

The State of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health at Community Health Centers Webinar Series (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Part 1: This session included recommendations to increase access to care, improve health outcomes, and promote health equity for Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (NH/PI) patients. Presenters shared findings from AAPCHO's upcoming report, 'The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2022 Uniform Data System.'; Part 2: Stories transform data into narratives that can inspire change. In Part 2 of the 'The State of AA and NH/PI Health at Community Health Centers'; webinar series, speakers expanded on the findings of AAPCHO's UDS data analysis to focus on contextualizing the data with case studies from AA&NHPI-serving health centers. Hear from AA&NHPI-serving health centers to learn about their communities, best practices for improving health outcomes, and strategies for addressing health disparities. More Details...

The Health Of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2022 Uniform Data System Report (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report was developed by Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations using the 2022 Uniform Data System data from health centers to examine the current state of health center performance and provides recommendations for how health centers can improve. More Details...

Oral Health and Chronic Disease Management in Older Adults: Promising Practices from Health Centers (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The publication describes the bi-directional relationship between oral health and chronic diseases like diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and dementia, and discusses the impact of oral health conditions on older adults, and provide recommendations for caregivers and providers to improve oral health. More Details...

Oral Health and Chronic Disease Management for Older Adults (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Older adults may experience chronic diseases that have impacts to oral health including diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cognitive disorders. This publication highlights promising practices from health centers that have implemented programs to support oral health integration to improve chronic disease outcomes. This document was created in partnership with the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders. More Details...

Diabetes Care Management: The Right Way Part 2 (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: After understanding the roles and responsibilities of health center staff in care management, this session will focus on the tools required to document longitudinal care management activities. The session speakers will review two (2) common electronic health record systems and provide details on how to document care plans and care management activities that meet Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards. More Details...

Advancing Equity: Community Health Workers' Role in Enhancing Breast Cancer Screenings and Linkage to Care (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join NNCC to explore breast cancer disparities & their impact on different communities. Discover the crucial role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in bridging gaps & facilitating screenings & care. Learn practical strategies & best practices to implement CHW programs effectively within your practice. Additionally, find out how engaging community partnerships & collaborations can lead to holistic care solutions. Attending gives you valuable insights, actionable strategies, & real-world advice to enhance your approach to breast cancer screenings & care in your health center. More Details...

Nurturing Mothers: A Two-Part Webinar Series on Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Mental Health (2024). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: In Part Two of this series, experts from Affinia Healthcare led a discussion on delivering sensitive and supportive care and fostering a nurturing environment for breastfeeding mothers. Affinia Healthcare shared their approaches to lactation and breastfeeding education, emphasizing their impact on maternal mental health during the perinatal period. Attendees gained practical guidance on developing and implementing effective breastfeeding support initiatives tailored to the needs of diverse communities, focusing on addressing disparities in breastfeeding rates among populations of color. We also discussed emerging Maternal and Infant health concerns and HRSA’s response and recommendations. More Details...

Nurturing Mothers: A Two-Part Webinar Series on Breastfeeding Support and Maternal Mental Health (2024). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: In Part One of this series, experts from HRSA’s Division of Healthy Starts and Perinatal Services led a discussion touching on the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline and related resources for health center staff and patients. We also heard from Milwaukee’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative and their community-based program, Best Babies Zone, which works to ensure that babies born survive and thrive with the help of their engaged and healthy community. More Details...

Diabetes Care Management: The Right Way-Part 1 (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar shares how to build a collaborative model where nurse care managers, payer partners, community health workers/providers/patient navigators, or pharmacy staff connect to manage patients with diabetes. The information from this webinar will help health centers build relationships with their patients to have a positive care management and care coordination experience since care management is used to improve patient care, quality, and health outcomes. The Patient-Centered Medical Model sets expectations that healthcare organizations use care management to help patients develop and meet treatment plan goals. More Details...

BMI Assessment in Well Visits for School-Aged Children and Adolescents (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The BMI Assessment in Well Visits for School-Aged Children and Adolescent webinar focuses on strategies to increase health centers' integration of Body Mass Index (BMI) assessment during well visits. More Details...

Beyond the Ask: Person-Centered Approaches to Addressing Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This National Center for Equitable Care for Elders webinar focused on disparities in substance use disorder screening and treatment experienced by older adults, which disproportionately increases their risk of physical harm. Participants reviewed age-friendly principles of care that encourage early identification and recovery management in older patients. More Details...

Approaches to Behavioral Health Screening Resource Document (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This Resource Document provides current evidence-based behavior health screening tools and details who can administer them, under what setting, their use with special populations (non-verbal, limited English proficiency), and how to interpret results. This Resource Document is intended to help inform healthcare staff of the utility of behavioral health screenings so that they can become more prevalent and provide early intervention to substance use and mental health needs. More Details...

Clinical Issues & Health Center Boards: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Care (2024). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: This short resource discusses Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) care and how a health center board can support this service line through governance-level functions. This article is part of a broader series on ASRH; learn more at https://www.nachc.org/quality4teenshealth/. More Details...

Navigating Polypharmacy Management in Older Adults (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This National Center for Equitable Care for Elders webinar focused on optimizing medication plans for community-dwelling older adults, particularly those living with multiple chronic conditions. Participants reviewed person-centered approaches for shared decision-making in the deprescribing process. More Details...

STIs and Agricultural Workers: What you need to know? (2024). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: This new resource from NCFH provides information about the impact of sexually transmitted infections on agricultural worker health, shares information about the five main STIs that affect this population and shares tips to have open and healthy conversations with partners and health care providers. More Details...

Las ITS y los trabajadores agricolas: Lo que necesitas saber (2024). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Este nuevo recurso de NCFH proporciona información sobre el impacto de las infecciones de transmisión sexual en la salud de los trabajadores agrícolas, comparte información sobre las 5 principales ITS que afectan a esta población y comparte consejos para mantener conversaciones abiertas y saludables con las parejas y los proveedores de atención de salud. More Details...

Health Center Partnerships to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Early experiences and choices profoundly impact lifelong health. Cultivating healthy habits during childhood and adolescence is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, promoting physical and cognitive development, enhancing resilience, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. However, children and adolescents often encounter obstacles in managing their health and lifestyle choices due to environmental factors, educational and social influences, and limited autonomy.NNCC introduces and discusses tools and resources for health care professionals/CHWs working in health center settings and the community. More Details...

Health Center Partnerships to Support Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Early experiences and choices have a profound impact on lifelong health. It is crucial to cultivate healthy habits during childhood and adolescence in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, promote physical and cognitive development, enhance resilience, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, children and adolescents often encounter obstacles in managing their health and lifestyle choices due to environmental factors, educational and social influences, and limited autonomy. NNCC introduced and discussed tools and resources for health care professionals/CHWs working in health center settings and the community. More Details...

Evidence-Based Practices Comprehensive Approach to Behavioral Health Care (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training reinforces the value of having all employees, from frontline staff to management and executive leadership, receive foundational instruction and training in four areas. Participants will learn to design a core training curriculum incorporating the following skills and practices: - Patient-centered care - Trauma-informed care - Motivational interviewing - De-escalation More Details...

Health Center Safety and Man-Made Threats Resource Packet: Targeted Resources on Health Center Security, Population-Specific Safety Topics, and Cybersecurity (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This BPHCurates packet provides resources describing mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery strategies for navigating man-made threats directed towards health centers, their staff, and patients. The man-made threats included in this packet are specifically related to health center security, population-specific safety concerns, and cybersecurity. More Details...

Building Bridges between Healthcare Systems and Community-Based Organizations to Address Health Disparities: The SDOH Academy National Webinar Series (Part 3) (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session explored innovative strategies to advance population health and health equity through the power of community partnerships and transformative system delivery. Speakers highlighted unique SDOH challenges faced by special and vulnerable populations and the impact on their access to care and health disparities. Additionally, the webinar showcased strategies and best practices for building and sustaining effective community SDOH partnerships between healthcare systems and local communities. More Details...

Addiction Treatment Resource Page (2024). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: You will find that my resource page: https://www.choicepointhealth.com/addiction-treatment-resources/ has many informative articles to raise awareness amongst people! Feel free to copy or reuse this data, in whole or in part, anywhere on your website you see fit, with a link to our research article above for proper accreditation. Thanks! More Details...

Quality Improvement Strategies for LTBI Prevention and Care in A/AA and NH/PI-Serving Health Centers: National Clinical Quality Measurement - January 2024 (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: AAPCHO and the Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance held a learning collaborative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Health Resources & Services Administration, in April 2023. More Details...

Integrated Mental Health (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: We invite you to join the School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) for a one-hour webinar on Integrated Mental Health to address care coordination, partnerships, and evidence-based care strategies for school-aged children. More Details...

HRSA UDS Sealant FAQ 2023: Udpated for 2023 Reporting (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the new UDS sealant measure for children between the ages of 6-9 years at risk for dental caries. Developed in consultation with oral health specialists and HRSA staff, the FAQ answers questions asked during NNOHA training and technical assistance sessions and webinars. More Details...

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

Incarceration and Homelessness: Reentry Considerations for Health Care Providers: Healing Hands (2024). Resource Type: Publication. Description: For clinics providing healthcare to people experiencing homelessness, understanding the specific challenges associated with reentry is key to offering effective and compassionate care during the reentry period. This care takes the form of understanding systems and processes in order to facilitate access to healthcare, and it also involves being willing to transform organizational structures to include people with experience of incarceration as experts in providing care to others. More Details...

The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2021 Uniform Data System (2023). 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. The analyses presented throughout this report are intended to improve understanding of AA and NH/PI patients served by health centers nationwide. More Details...

Vaccination Coverage Among Farmworkers in Selected U.S. Counties in 2022 (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet provides vaccination data among farmworkers that were surveyed during Phase 2 of National Center for Farmworker Health\'s Farmworker COVID-19 Community Assessments in 2022. Vaccination data spans across adult vaccines including COVID-19, Influenza, and TDAP. More Details...

Using Your EHR to Improve Your Diagnosis and Follow Up of Obesity (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this Renaye James Healthcare Advisors’ webinar, health center staff will learn tips for capturing the Body Mass Index (BMI) value, documenting a follow-up plan, capturing data, and reporting. The speakers will discuss the roles and responsibilities of care team members in the BMI documentation workflow, data capture, reporting, and best practices. More Details...

Suicide in Older Adults: What You Need to Know About Risk and Prevention (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provided an overview of known suicide incidence, causes, assessment, and response in populations of community-dwelling older adults. Participants gained insight on risk factors of suicide in older patients and review basic engagement approaches in cases of suicidal ideation. More Details...

Farmworker Health Network (FHN) Key Resources 2023 (PDF) (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Farmworker Health Network (FHN) is committed to supporting the development of leadership within Community and Migrant Health Centers and increasing access to care for the farmworker population. This document is a series of resources collected from FHN partners. More Details...

Farmworker Health Network (FHN) Key Resources 2023 (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Farmworker Health Network (FHN) is committed to supporting the development of leadership within Community and Migrant Health Centers and increasing access to care for the farmworker population. This document is a series of resources collected from FHN partners. More Details...

Screening for Colorectal Cancer: A Patient-Centered Approach to Improving Marketing and Promotion: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Screening is an essential tool in the prevention of colorectal cancer. Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colorectal cancer per year, a significant proportion of these cases could be prevented or diagnosed sooner in screening was more widely utilized by the public. More Details...

Farmworkers, Fight the Flu! (2023). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: This new audio PSA is designed to provide valuable insights into the flu and emphasize the importance of vaccination among Agricultural Workers. It also informs on how this population can get connected to NCFH’s Call for Health helpline to receive these services. More Details...

Designing Space for Hybrid Care Models (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: For health centers planning a capital project, this publication, developed with support from HRSA, provides insight into designing facilities to accommodate both in-person and virtual care efficiently and strategically, considering staff and patient needs and preferences. More Details...

Improving Health Outcomes Through Preventive Services for Older Asian Americans (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This AAPCHO and NCECE webinar facilitated a discussion on reducing health disparities in Asian American elders by effectively screening for conditions like diabetes and depression. Speakers shared insights on the impact of stigma, ageism, and level of trust in healthcare have on the ability to identify care needs and determine effective treatments. More Details...

Improving Health Outcomes Through Preventive Services for Older Asian Americans (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This AAPCHO and NCECE webinar facilitated a discussion on reducing health disparities in Asian American elders by effectively screening for conditions like diabetes and depression. Speakers shared insights on the impact of stigma, ageism, and level of trust in healthcare have on the ability to identify care needs and determine effective treatments. More Details...

Improving Diabetes With Population Health Tools (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: With the focus on improving diabetes outcomes with team-based care, the Renaye James Healthcare Advisors’ training focuses on increasing the use of population health platforms to identify patients, communicate outcomes and results, increase patient engagement, and measure performance. A population health platform can also be used to measure and evaluate diabetes care management processes and outcomes. Understanding how to use population health tools to identify diabetic patients through risk stratification and those due for preventative appointments is also addressed. More Details...

Using Team-Based Care to Improve HIV Linkage to Care Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This Renaye James Healthcare Advisors' training addresses why having different components of a multidisciplinary team, when working together to provide HIV services to a suburban community, can be very advantageous and improve care delivery. How to foster effective communication and collaboration among multidisciplinary healthcare teams, including physicians, nurses, specialists, pharmacists, social workers, and other stakeholders, to exchange critical information, insights, and expertise is also essential. The training includes an overview of how to streamline daily healthcare workflows and processes by optimizing task allocation, reducing redundancies, and eliminating barriers to information sharing. The speakers review the outcomes of a successful Ryan White Program. More Details...

Support for Overcoming Substance Misuse: Start Your Recovery (2023). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Start Your Recovery is a groundbreaking website developed by bringing together experts in substance use disorder treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this important resource, members of your community can: Find local treatment options Hear stories from people with similar life experiences Learn about recognizing and dealing with substance use disorder More Details...

10 Tips To Start a Vaccine Ambassador Program (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Vaccine Ambassador program can dramatically improve trust and knowledge about vaccines, which often leads to vaccination compliance among priority populations. This 10 Tips Guide is tool for health centers interested in starting a Vaccine Ambassador Program. More Details...

National School-Based Health Care Census (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The School-Based Health Alliance conducts a triennial national survey of school-based, school-linked, mobile health, and telehealth programs called the National Census of School-Based Health Centers. More Details...

National School-Based Health Care Census (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The School-Based Health Alliance conducts a triennial national survey of school-based, school-linked, mobile health, and telehealth programs called the National Census of School-Based Health Centers. More Details...

BPHCurates: Child and Adolescent Health and Social Resources: Targeted Resources on Food Insecurity, Behavioral Health, Oral Health, Staffing Shortages, and Telehealth to Support Child and Adolescent Health (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource packet provides health centers with resources to develop processes for improving service delivery and outcomes for children and adolescents, specifically related to telehealth, food insecurity, mental and behavioral health, oral health, and staffing shortages and retention. In addition, links to general child and adolescent health center technical resources are provided. More Details...

Dental Therapy Employment Manual for Michigan Community Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: A comprehensive guide to help CHCs prepare for and incorporate dental therapists into their dental teams. Although this resource is built around Michigan-specific rules and regulations, CHCs in other dental therapy states may use it as a template to improve readiness. More Details...

At the Core of Care Podcast (2023). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: This Podcast highlights the consumer experience of patients, families, and communities and the creative efforts of nurses and other partners to better meet their health and healthcare needs through diversity, leadership, and practice innovation. More Details...

Strategies for Emergency Management of Chronic Conditions Among Agricultural Workers (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: People living with chronic conditions, and especially Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs), can encounter particular threats to their health during an emergency event. NCFH has developed a resource to assist health center staff, clinical coordinators, and emergency managers with tools to assist MSAW chronic care patients, so that the worst outcomes of these events can be avoided. This checklist includes risk factors for chronic care patients during an emergency, action items to help patients prepare, and disease-specific recommendations for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. This resource also includes some additional outreach and communication strategies to reach MSAWs with chronic conditions during emergencies. More Details...

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