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Background. Emerging Issues are topics that are becoming increasingly important to health center professionals. Emerging Issues can span any of the other topics in the Clearinghouse, from Clinical Issues to Workforce.

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Suicide Risk Assessment: How to Incorporate Into the Workflow Asynchronous Learning Module (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This asynchronous learning module will provide training on how to develop organizational policies and procedures to incorporate suicide risk assessment screenings into practice, standardizing the approach of screening in the health center environment. Participants will learn to develop, implement, and follow policies and procedures emphasizing a team-based approach to suicide risk screening and response. More Details...

Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers webinar aims to increase the audience’s knowledge of and capacity to define key principles of trauma-informed care in a school setting, identify the diverse ways in which trauma can affect school-age children, the importance of cultural competence in trauma-informed practices, and develop effective communication strategies to foster a supportive environment.    More Details...

Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers webinar aims to increase the audience’s knowledge of and capacity to define key principles of trauma-informed care in a school setting, identify the diverse ways in which trauma can affect school-age children, the importance of cultural competence in trauma-informed practices, and develop effective communication strategies to foster a supportive environment.    More Details...

Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Trauma-Informed Care in School-Based Health Centers webinar aims to increase the audience’s knowledge of and capacity to define key principles of trauma-informed care in a school setting, identify the diverse ways in which trauma can affect school-age children, the importance of cultural competence in trauma-informed practices, and develop effective communication strategies to foster a supportive environment.    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...

Poverty, Housing and Stigma: The Profound Effects of The Social Determinants of Health on Addiction Management: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In the coming years FQHC’s and PHPC’s are expected to take an increasing share of the country’s addiction management caseload. This is particularly true of health centers serving disadvantaged populations. More Details...

Suicide Prevention Strategies for LGBTQ+ Communities White Paper (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The stunningly disproportionate rate of self-induced deaths among LGBTQ+ individuals is an ongoing emergency. LGBTQ+ Care clinicians and other health care workers serve sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) people every day, but adequate preparation about supporting these populations is rarely offered in professional training. This publication highlights some of the pressures that lead sexual and gender minority people to suicide, what factors elevate or lower self-harm risk, and interventions to help LGBTQ+ people build resilience in a hostile world. This publication is in partnership with the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity at Chase Brexton Health Care. More Details...

Stories from the Field: How Health Centers are Addressing Health Disparities for LGBTQIA+ People and People with HIV in Public Housing: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and The National Center for Health in Public Housing held a three-part series on addressing health disparities for LGBTQIA+ people and people with HIV in public housing. More Details...

Webinar: Strategic Planning: Preparing in Times of Uncertainty (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training assists health centers in preparation for changes and growth through various strategic planning methods and ideas. By utilizing Capital Link’s publication, the Strategic Business Planning Handbook for Health Centers, we guide participants through the three key components of the strategic planning process and provide tools and information based on extensive experience working with health centers, as well as readily available external resources. 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...

HITEQ Highlights: What to Do About Health IT Hazards Associated with Copy and Paste in the EHR: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Copy and paste functionality can support efficiency during clinical documentation, but may promote inaccurate documentation with risks for patient safety. This webinar discussed three key areas where health centers can consider implementing safe practice recommendations: Define copy and paste as a health IT safety issue by identifying the potential patient safety risks Review safe practice recommendations and implementation strategies to mitigate health IT-related hazards and safety issues Disseminate evidence, tools and practices for implementation More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: PrEP Process Mapping Team Toolkit Demonstration: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Is your health center currently in the process of implementing or revamping your pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) workflow? Join this HITEQ webinar to learn how to use our PrEP Process Mapping Toolkit, which is designed to support team-based learning, reflection, and action on the use of process mapping as a tool to document PrEP clinical and EHR workflows. Your health center team can follow the steps outlined in the toolkit to develop a process map of an existing or planned PrEP service workflow and to identify opportunities to streamline and improve that workflow. More Details...

Lived Experiences: Health disparities for LGBTQIA+ people and people with HIV in public housing: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and The National Center for Health in Public Housing held a three-part series on addressing health disparities for LGBTQIA+ people and people with HIV in public housing. More Details...

Tobacco Cessation: From Evidence to Practice: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar presented by NHCHC and NCHPH focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use behaviors, tobacco-related inequities, and culturally-relevant tobacco use interventions and ways to integrate them into practice. 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...

Learning Collaborative: Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment Strategies: Session 4: Office Hours (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The office hours summarizes salient points covered in Learning Collaborative Sessions 1: Taking Action with 988-Equipping Your and Your Team, Session 2: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training Certificate, and Session 3: Implementing Risk Assessment Tools into Practice. More Details...

Improving Health Center Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment, Breach Defense, Mitigation and Response - Session 4: Virtual Learning Collaborative (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: It\'s time to reconsider your strategy if you still treat cyber risk as an annual project or initiative. Having a thorough ongoing program in place means that even in the worst-case scenario, you\'ll be ready to demonstrate that you did what was reasonable and appropriate to protect your systems and patient data. Nothing can guarantee that a cyberattack won\'t become a breach. Health Centers are a domain with a high potential for data breaches, and the risk continues to grow as health centers use new tools and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, it is crucial for health center leadership to adopt breach prevention strategies across their entire organization, as opposed to relegating it to the IT department. To support health centers in their cybersecurity strategy and implementation, the HITEQ Center is offering a free learning collaborative -- Improving Health Center Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment, Breach Defense, Mitigation, and Response. This learning collaborative will involve four structured virtual learning sessions. During the series participants engaged with subject matter experts and their colleagues in peer-to-peer learning and discussion. Topics included: health center breach mitigation tactics, operationalizing cybersecurity to better mitigate risks, cybersecurity implications of generative artificial intelligence in health centers, and incident response planning from a cybersecurity perspective. More Details...

The Impact of Public Health Emergencies on Community Mental Health: Preparation and Response: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The burden of preparation and response to Public Health Emergencies is expected to be a prominent aspect of health center operations for the foreseeable future. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Enabling a Cyber-Resilient Health Center: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This HITEQ Highlight aimed to strengthen Health Centers\' capacity to build their cyber-resiliency. We covered risk management tools, methods for guarding against cybersecurity assaults, operationalizing cybersecurity to mitigate risks, and breach mitigation tactics. Participants focus on safeguarding data across the entire enterprise and examined approaches to implementing cybersecurity infrastructure through risk management frameworks and strategic risk assessment. More Details...

Staying Hydrated in the Heat (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH developed this resource to provide farmworkers and other outdoor workers who spend long hours working in the heat with information on how to stay hydrated and drink more water and foods to replenish electrolytes when necessary. More Details...

Necesito tomar más agua? (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH desarrollo este recurso para brindarles a los trabajadores agria;colas y otros trabajadores q que pasan largas horas trabajando al aire libre en el calor informacion sobre como reconocer la deshidratacion y cuando tomar mas agua y buscar atencion medica si lo necesitan. More Details...

Mantengase hidratado en el calor (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH desarrollo este recurso para brindarles a los trabajadores agrícolas y otros trabajadores que pasan largas horas al aire libre trabajando en el calor información sobre cómo estar hidratados y tomar más agua y comer alimentos que les ayuden a reponer sus electrolitos. More Details...

Do I Need to Drink More Water? (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH developed this resource to provide farmworkers and other outdoor workers who spend long hours working in the heat with information on how to recognize dehydration and when to drink more water and seek medical care if necessary. More Details...

Integrating HIV and STI Prevention into Primary Care: Best Practices and Beyond (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us for our upcoming webinar where experts will discuss strategies for HIV and STI prevention management, addressing substance use, and incorporating injectable Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medication. Additionally, experts will dive into models for implementing specialty care for key populations in your training programs. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of HIV and STI prevention strategies in primary care and actionable steps to strengthen their PrEP program. More Details...

Addressing health disparities for LGBTQIA+ people and people with HIV in public housing: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and The National Center for Health in Public Housing held a three-part series on addressing health disparities for LGBTQIA+ people and people with HIV in public housing. 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...

What Does Mental Health Look Like for MSAWs? (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects our ability to make decisions, build relationships, and contribute to our community. It is an important component of everyone’s well-being and should be taken seriously by us and the communities we form part of. Mental health is an important topic to share and discuss, especially in communities that may have additional barriers to care such as Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) More Details...

Tobacco Cessation for Homeless Individuals and Public Housing Residents: A Brief Review: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar presented by National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) and National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) focused on introducing clinicians, health educators and CHWs to the rationale for doing smoking cessation with public housing and homeless individuals served by health center programs. This webinar also provided information on the seven FDA approved cessation medications as well as proven behavioral counseling techniques to help individuals stay quit permanently. More Details...

Learning Collaborative: Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment Strategies, Session 3: Session 3: Implementing Risk Assessment Tools into Practice (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a series of four live, interactive learning collaborative activities focusing on suicide prevention and risk assessment. Participants will be guided through a series of care strategies and be given tools and time to engage with experts. 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...

Harnessing the Power of Outreach and Enabling Services to Address Social Drivers of Health Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: As a part of a collaborative project for the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), MHP Salud, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and Health Outreach Partners (HOP) facilitated a webinar on enabling services (ES) and social drivers of health (SDOH). The facilitators and panel of speakers discussed the role of ES staff in screening for and addressing SDOH and how data can be used for meaningful change. Speakers also shared successes, challenges, best practices, and other useful knowledge on addressing social risk factors and building community partnerships. More Details...

Promoting the Health & Well-Being of Older Caregivers (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focused on cultural considerations for understanding an informal caregiver’s experience as they age, as well as their utilization of related support services. Participants reviewed supportive strategies to promote the well-being of older patients as they are caring for their loved ones. More Details...

Campesinos, A combatir la gripe! (2023). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: Este nuevo anuncio de servicio público audible está diseñado para brindar información valiosa sobre la gripe y la importancia de la vacunación entre los trabajadores agrícolas. También informa sobre como esta población puede conectarse a la línea de ayuda de una Voz para Salud de NCFH para recibir estos servicios. 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...

Successful Steps for Holistic Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Learning Collaborative: Part Four (2023). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: Session 4 or 4 delves into various quality improvement techniques. Participants learned how to apply the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle effectively to bring about meaningful change within their healthcare settings. Practical tools and real-world examples guided participants in identifying areas for improvement and implementing evidence-based strategies. More Details...

Ready to Respond: Behavioral Health and addiction management beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the frequency of addiction and behavioral health conditions observed by FQHC’s and PHPC’s. Moreover, many aspects of the COVID-19 response and recovery complicated the treatment of existing patients and increased the number of individuals seeking care. 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...

Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment Strategies: A Learning Collaborative: Session 1: Taking Action with 988-Equipping You and Your Team (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a series of four live, interactive learning collaborative activities focusing on suicide prevention and risk assessment. Participants will be guided through a series of care strategies and be given tools and time to engage with experts 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...

Acting on Climate Change for a Healthier Future: The role of Health Centers: NCHPH Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The health community recognizes the climate crisis as an existential threat to humanity and human health, requiring immediate and effective action across all sectors. Health centers are the first point of contact intended to provide comprehensive and coordinated health services and contribute to both climate change adaptation and mitigation via preventive health measures and integrated health services. More Details...

Successful Steps for Holistic Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Learning Collaborative: Part Three (2023). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Integrating behavioral health services into primary care requires effective financial planning and re-conceptualization of determining ROI. Session 3 of 4 focuses on enhanced billing practices tailored to integrated healthcare models and on determining the contribution of integrated BH to the finances of the primary care setting or the health system as a whole. More Details...

Enhancing Healthcare Access for Special Populations Through Telehealth and Home Visitation Services: Part Two (2023). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: Hosted by the National Nurse-led Care Consortium and the National Center for Health in Public Housing, this 2-part webinar series discussed promising practices in home visitation and telehealth as ways to support improved access to comprehensive primary care for communities with high levels of disability and isolation, lack of adequate transportation, and other social drivers of health that contribute to health inequities, particularly residents of public housing. More Details...

Successful Steps for Holistic Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Learning Collaborative: Part Two (2023). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Session two focused on enhancing understanding of integrated care models and aspects of gaining leadership support for successful implementation. Leadership endorsement is critical for the successful implementation of integrated care methods. Participants engaged in discussions centered around strategies to gain leadership buy-in. Case analyses and group exercises empowered attendees to identify key motivators for leaders and tailor their approach to effectively communicate the benefits of integrated care, thereby securing the necessary support. More Details...

Enhancing Healthcare Access for Special Populations Through Telehealth and Home Visitation Services: Part One (2023). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: The first session took place on November 7. We examined how home visitation can be integrated into the provider panel to expand access for aging and disabled patients residing in public housing. More Details...

Getting Back on Track: How to Reach Pediatric Patients for Preventive Needs Using Population Health Tools and Mobile Van Service to Aid in This Effort (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Renaye James Healthcare Advisors’ training addresses community outreach required to engage patients and families with immunizations and other preventive services that meet their needs and address access barriers for hard-to-reach pediatric populations. It shares how to effectively use population health tools for specific mobile health initiatives and demonstrate how hard-to-reach populations can benefit from mobile Medicaid enrollment, particularly with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration ending. Speakers cover how the PHE ending impacts engagement for patients and professionals. More Details...

Successful Steps for Holistic Integration of Mental and Behavioral Health in Primary Care Learning Collaborative: Part One (2023). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: Integrated healthcare is a unique way to detect and address the broad spectrum of psychological, biological, and social needs among primary care patients. In part one of this learning collaborative, participants explored different levels of engagement and examined this framework of collaboration and the different levels of integration; we also learned about key strategies for successfully implementing integrated health care in your healthcare setting. Participants were introduced to the framework for patient and family engagement and reviewed an organizational assessment to gauge where action can be taken. More Details...

Three Ways to Support Migrant Farmworkers Families as They Move from Place to Place (2023). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Migrant farmworkers and their families leave their homes to work in agriculture, affecting their mental and physical health. Moving often poses various challenges to migrant farmworker families. Migrant Health Centers, education programs, and legal aid services provide support to this migrant population. Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services is key to supporting this population as they move from place to place. More Details...

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