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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...

La Esperanza Verano 2022: Problemas emergentes entre las poblaciones de MSAW (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: La Esperanza es un boletín de noticias para y sobre Promotores y Promotoras de Salud. Es publicado dos veces al año por MHP Salud. More Details...

La Esperanza Summer 2022 Edition: Emerging Issues among MSAW Populations (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: La Esperanza (Hope) is a bilingual newsletter dedicated to the work of Community Health Workers across the country. MHP Salud, collaborators, and CHWs themselves write articles specifically for and about their work 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...

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...

Issue Brief: The Climate Crisis and Its Impact on Farmworkers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Issue brief prepared for FJ’s Environmental Justice Symposium (May 17th and 18th, 2022) addressing the impacts of the climate crisis on farmworkers in the areas of heat stress, pesticide exposure, food security, and water access. More Details...

Health Policy Bulletin Spring 2022: Policies in Action to Protect Workers from Heat Stress and Heat-related Illness (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Farmworker Justice\'s Health Policy Bulletin is a summary of policy, program, and research developments that affect farmworker health and access to health care. This issue focuses on the impact of heat and heat-related illness on farmworker health. More Details...

Our Healthy Eating Plate: Asian American and Pacific Islander Editions (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Fresh fruits and vegetables, portion control, and knowledge of nutrition are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. This brochure, created by MHP Salud and The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, was designed to help Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities build nutritious plates with familiar fresh foods. Inside you will find information on portion sizes, nutrition facts, and tips to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits. More Details...

NTTAP Webinar: Integrating HIV Education (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discussed how to educate Nurse Practitioners who have completed Community Health Center. Inc’s NP Residency or NPs who have significant experience as a Primary Care Provider on the integration of specialty care for key populations, including: • HIV care • Hepatitis C management • Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use and other substance use disorders • Sexually transmitted disease (STI) screening and management • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) health, including hormone replacement therapy and gender affirming care. More Details...

Health Center Financial Strength and Health Inequities: A Study of Los Angeles-Based FQHCs (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication is a summary of a data-driven analysis, conducted by Capital Link with the assistance of HealthLandscape and funded by Cedars-Sinai, of more than 100 factors for the 58 FQHC members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for the period of 2017-2020. The full report may be accessed here. (Released 2022) More Details...

Federally Qualified Health Center Strategies for Coping with Hospital Closure: Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: An in-depth exploration of a rural health center\'s response to the closure of a local hospital and the subsequent impact on the community. (Released in 2022) More Details...

Designing Your Facility: Preparing Your Team for Space Planning Success - Webinar (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Based on our new publication, “Designing Your Facility: Preparing Your Team for Space Planning Success,” this webinar will walk health center leadership through the process of defining, preparing, and equipping internal planning teams to work effectively with design teams in defining a flexible, efficient facility that reflects your health center’s unique goals and priorities. 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...

HRSA Health Center COVID-19 Therapeutics Program: Resource Guide (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health Centers play an important role in getting needed therapeutics to patients testing positive for COVID-19.  HRSA maintains this resource as a compilation of federal resources pertaining to COVID-19 therapeutics.  These resources can be used by anyone regardless of their participation in the HRSA COVID-19 Therapeutics Program.  This is a “live” document and will be added to as new resources become available. More Details...

NACHC Veterans Interest Group Office Hour (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This recording is from NACHC's April 14, 2022 all-virtual Veterans Interest Group Office Hour. 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...

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...

Integrating HIV Prevention into Primary Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discussed best practices for integrating HIV prevention (e.g. HIV testing, PrEP and linkage to care) into primary care within the context of enhancing clinical workforce development. More Details...

Diabetes Management and Oral Health (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The harsh working conditions can place MSAWs at higher risk for health complications as they are most likely to skip meals and take medication at prescribed times when working long shifts.1 Besides lack of health insurance, linguistic barriers, and lack of time for general medical care, MSAWs face a lack of dental insurance and dental care, which can lead to deteriorating oral health. Dental disease is one of the most common and preventable diseases but is not always the priority of patients managing diabetes 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...

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...

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...

Providing Diabetes Control Education and Management: Guide for Community Health Workers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource provides educational prevention tools that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can use and share with Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers and other vulnerable populations to reduce diabetic health complications. There are several downloadable resources available to guide CHWs on risk factors and prevention methods in oral, eye, and foot health complications, which are commonly linked to diabetes. 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...

“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...

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...

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...

Impact of COVID-19 on Agricultural Communities Fact Sheet (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The fact sheet compiles peer reviewed literature and recent surveillance data related to COVID-19 and agricultural workers. It covers Covid-19 in relation to agricultural workers. It covers disproportional impact, housing and working conditions and risks, access to care, and vaccination data. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What you should Know (in Purépecha) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What you Should Know (in Mam) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​What Happens When You Get It? (in Triqui de San Juan Copala) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​What Happens When You Get It? (in Purépecha) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​What Happens When You Get It? (in Mixteco de San Juan Mixtepec) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Happens When You get It? (in Mam) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​What Happens When You Get It? (in K'iche') (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what to expect after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What are the Side Effects? (in Mam) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​The Day of Your Appointment (in Triqui de San Juan Copala) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​The Day of Your Appointment (in Purépecha) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​The Day of Your Appointment (in Mixteco de San Juan Mixtepec) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​The Day of Your Appointment (in Mam) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: ​The Day of Your Appointment (in K'iche') (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

A Profile of Migrant Health: 2020 Uniform Data System Analysis (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report summarizes the Uniform Data System (UDS) data about migrant and seasonal agricultural worker (MSAW) patients of Migrant Health Centers in 2020. This document reports how farmworkers utilized health care at Migrant Health Centers, trends in MSAW patient populations from 2011 to 2020, and new metrics reported with the outbreak of COVID-19. 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...

Children's COVID-19 Vaccine Song (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Farmworker Justice created a song and video for children and families to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. The song, sung by kids, is in Spanish and is to the tune of a popular Latin American children\'s song. The message promotes vaccine confidence to protect the health of themselves, friends, and families. More Details...

MSAW and Latino Communities Managing Diabetes (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The blog focuses on diabetes control among migrant and seasonal farmworker communities, including best practices, challenges faced by the community, and other related topics. 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...

La Esperanza Invierno 2022: Problemas emergentes entre las poblaciones de Los trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y de temporada (MSAW): Un enfoque holístico de los recursos de salud mental para trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y estacionales (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud desarrollara y distribuye dos publicaciones de La Esperanza, un boletín para los trabajadores/promotores de salud comunitarios y el personal del programa que fomenta la continuacion de educación y el intercambio de recursos para todos los centros de salud potenciales y existentes. Los temas de este boletín incluirán el papel de los CHW para abordar los problemas de salud emergentes que experimentan los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios y temporales. More Details...

Diabetes Control and Management: Eye Health (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The blog focuses on diabetes control among migrant and seasonal farmworker communities, including best practices, challenges faced by the community, and other related topics. More Details...

Diabetes Across the Lifespan: Diabetes Prevention Strategies for the Whole Family (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud develop a TA article aimed at diabetes prevention strategies for families with a focus on adults. MHP Salud will pull from their field-tested strategies using Community HealthWorkers/Promotores(as) de Salud to deliver community-based outreach and health education to both adults and families to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity to improve health across the lifespan. More Details...

C.A.S.E. Method for Community Health and Outreach Workers (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This bilingual educational video “C.A.S.E. Method for Community Health and Outreach Workers” offers tips and strategies to health workers on how to have one-on-one conversations with patients to address concerns about a specific topic, such as the COVID-19 vaccine, in a compassionate and scientific way when providing information More Details...

Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integrated Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This toolkit equips health centers with the guiding principles and tools needed to create an environment that facilitates integrated care. This resource, developed with support from HRSA, is meant to stimulate project team’s thinking and problem-solving skills related to place planning and build cohesion as they embark on improvement projects. (Released in 2021) More Details...

Performance Benchmarking Toolkit for Rural Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This toolkit provides guidance in applying data analysis tools to help rural health centers more effectively track performance, understand key drivers, and incorporate operational insights for financial sustainability. This resource was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration. (Released 2021) More Details...

Our Aging Community:: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for Their Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This three-page technical assistance guide, created with support from the National Association of Community Health Centers, provides recommendations for facility enhancements to better serve an aging patient population. Also included is a short description of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). (Released 2021) More Details...

Optimizing People, Place, and Process in Planning Your Facility for Integrated Care (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the most important factors to consider when planning a facility that will accommodate various models of integrated care. Drawing from our publication, “Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integration,” released in 2020 and the recently released, “Optimizing People, Place and Process: Resources to Facilitate Integrated Care in FQHCs,” we’ll present guiding principles for creating a place in which integrated care teams can work effectively with each other and the patients they serve. More Details...

Optimizing People, Place and Process: Resources to Facilitate Integrated Care in Federally Qualified Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As the second in a series, this toolkit builds upon the principles and tools presented in Capital Link’s Tools for Creating an Environment that Supports Integration. Ensuring your teams are well equipped by optimizing your current resources will not only improve outcomes today, but inform future strategic initiatives as you plan for service and capital expansion tomorrow. (Released 2022) More Details...

Key Considerations in Planning Your Facility for Integrated, Comprehensive Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provides an overview of the most important factors to consider when planning a facility that will accommodate various types of integrated care. Participants will learn the guiding principles for place planning and tools for responding to common facility challenges as they create an environment that supports their integrated model of care delivery. More Details...

Introduction to the Planning and Financing a Capital Project to Accommodate Integrated Care Learning Collaborative (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join Capital Link for an introductory webinar to learn more about our upcoming \"Planning and Financing a Capital Project to Accommodate Integrated Care\" Learning Collaborative and to gain insight on organizational readiness, select financial and operational benchmarks, financial capacity, and how to begin planning for your capital project. Capital Link is launching a fifth year of our capital planning learning collaborative, which provides practical direction and tools for capital project planning, financing, and completing for health centers that anticipate the need for a project in the next one to five years. More Details...

Capital Project Financing Sources for Rural Health Centers - June 24, 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session, specifically designed for rural health centers looking to learn more about the various avenues of financing available for capital projects, including USDA, New Markets Tax Credits, and the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program, will highlight a recent case study of a rural health center that has successfully completed a capital development project to provide insight into the facility expansion process. More Details...

The State of Medical Respite Care (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: Medical respite care (MRC), also known as recuperative care, is acute and post-acute care for people experiencing homelessness (PEH) who are too ill or frail to recover from an illness or injury on the street or in a shelter, but who do not require hospital-level care. The field of MRC continues to grow as more communities recognize the importance of addressing this gap in care for PEH who need a place to heal. The data in this interactive webpage provide a snapshot of the state of MRC programs in 2022. This resource is intended to support MRC advocacy, education, program planning, and quality improvement in communities across the U.S. More Details...

SDOH 2: Housing is Healthcare: Stable Housing Creates Positive Health Outcomes (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Health Centers have a role forging relationships with community partners to help stabilize patients' housing which in turn has been demonstrated to improve health outcomes. 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...

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...

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...

Lessons from the Fields: Farmworker Communities Confronting COVID-19 (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: FJ report on the impacts of COVID-19 on farmworker communities and promising practices implemented by community organizations to respond to farmworkers\' needs. The report highlights community health centers, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and community-based organizations. More Details...

Health Care Considerations for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Indigenous Communities (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication will guide health centers in providing affirming care and services for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people and readers will explore key concepts, terminology, and the effects of historical trauma. More Details...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder for People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet presents an analysis of national health center data on buprenorphine-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services provided at Health Care for the Homeless health centers in calendar year 2020, underscoring that while more health centers are providing MAT, regions with the highest overdose rates lack sufficient access to buprenorphine. 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...

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...

Fundamentals of Comprehensive Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us as we discuss the core concepts of team-based care and introduce elements of team-based care that builds upon these basics to support your teams in advancing their capability to provide satisfying and effective care to complex patient populations. We are joined by Margaret Flinter, Senior Vice President/Clinical Director for Community Health Center, Inc., and both Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, Physician and Founding Director, and Rachel Willard Grace, Director, from the Center for Excellence in Primary Care. More Details...

Self-Care is Quality Care: Resiliency for Mental Health Providers (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Knowledge is the best defense against burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. This webinar, brought to you by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) STAR² Center, is led by expert trainer on trauma-informed care, Matt Bennett, and goes further than other self-care trainings by addressing the critical elements of health to enhance productivity and quality of work on both an individual and organizational level. More Details...

Building Back Better: Utilizing Lessons Learned During COVID-19 for Inclusivity and Retention (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) STAR² Center and experts from Ainey Volion Consulting for a webinar series on inclusivity in the workplace for people with physical disabilities, people that are d/Deaf, blind, and visually impaired, and neurodiverse people. According to Fortune, this autumn, 65 percent of employees are seeking new jobs, up from 36 percent in May. These workers are requiring equitable compensation, flexible work environments, and inclusive cultures – making justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion more critical every day. This webinar series provides participants with information and tools to use for increased inclusivity. Taking the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, folks will be able to work toward building a culture of belonging for everyone, with a focus on individuals with disabilities and neurodiverse people. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Optimizing Telehealth Workflows (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us as we hear from the Telehealth Resource Centers as we discuss new trends in telehealth optimization, funding & reimbursement. We will review the current federal landscape as it relates to Telehealth in addition to highlighting recent trends in telehealth to include hybrid care models. 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...

Tips to Have Less Stress (-). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: A patient education material to share with agricultural workers when identifying ways to reduce stress 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...

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...

Preparing for Your Mental Health Visit Tips to prepare for your first visit with your mental health provider. (2021). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Esta publicación brinda consejos para prepararse para su primera visita con su proveedor de salud mental. More Details...

Preparándose para su cita de salud emocional Consejos para prepararse para su primera cita con su proveedor de salud emocional. (2021). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: This publication provides tips to prepare for your first visit with your mental health provider. 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...

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...

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...

Mental Health Hub (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The Mental Health Resource Hub provides patient education materials, mental health screening tools, and national resources that support mental health outreach and advance integrated behavioral health interventions utilized with the MSAW population. It also features screening tools gathered from guest speakers and health resources and patient education materials developed by NCFH with input from the​ Mental Health Learning Collaborative (MHLC), a collaboration supported by HRSA to build the capacity of health center staff within Migrant and Community Health centers in successfully integrating behavioral health services with primary care for their MSAW patients. More Details...

Integrated Care Models Survey Results: Embedded Dental Providers: Survey Results (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Integration of oral health and primary care practice is a strategy to increase access and improve health outcomes. There is an emergence of a new and alternative model, embedding a dental provider in the medical clinic. This document summarizes the results of the 2019 NNOHA Integrated Models survey and the subsequent focus group findings. 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 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...

Health and Housing Partnership: Understanding Housing for Substance Use Disabilities (SUD): Explore harm reduction, recovery and supportive housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Webinar helps health center staff understand how to identify and access housing models to address the needs of persons with substance use disorders. 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...

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...

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...

¡Consejos para tener menos estrés! (2021). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Un material educativo para el paciente para compartir con los trabajadores agrícolas al identificar formas de reducir el estrés. 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...

Community Partnerships to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Residents of Public Housing (2020). Resource Type: Archived Learning Collaborative. Description: This webinar discusses community partnerships to address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic among residents of public housing. 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...

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...

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...

Building Community Partnerships to Support COVID Vaccine Efforts (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features key insights to building and sustaining successful community partnerships to support the COVID-19 response. 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...

Addressing Mental Health with Agricultural Workers- A tip sheet for Health Care Workers (-). Resource Type: Publication . Description: A tip sheet for Health Care Workers to engage in conversations about mental health with agricultural workers.  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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Strategies to Increase Diabetes Screening Among Asian American (AA) Populations – Learning Collaborative (March 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Strategies to Increase Diabetes Screening Among Asian American (AA) Populations Learning Collaborative was hosted by the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO). Participants gained in-depth knowledge about diabetes and BMI screening for AA populations. More Details...

Quality Improvement Strategies for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing and Treatment for Health Centers Serving Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2021). 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, during March/April 2021. In the learning collaborative, health center clinicians and/or enabling services providers explored quality improvement strategies for standardized LTBI testing and treatment data collection. 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...

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Lessons Learned For PCAs And Health Centers Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: AAPCHO and NNCC hosted this progress to-date webinar, where we provided a space for federal updates from our HRSA and CDC leaders as well as highlighted lessons learned and diabetes prevention best practices for our health center and PCA colleagues. More Details...

Incorporating Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data into Risk Stratification Models to Improve Health Equity – Webinar (April 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: AAPCHO hosted the Incorporating Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Data into Risk Stratification Models to Improve Health Equity webinar. In this webinar, participants gained in-depth knowledge about the foundations of risk stratification through findings from the 2019 PRAPARE Risk Stratification Learning Collaborative. Health center staff and AAPCHO facilitators provided context and promising practices from a national and local perspective. More Details...

How Health Centers Can Support Asian/Asian American Students Returning to School During COVID-19 Webinar – August 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In the “How Health Center’s Can Support Asian/Asian American (A/AA) Students Returning to School During COVID-19,” webinar, speakers from AAPCHO, Bay Area Community Health (BACH), and Stop AAPI Hate Youth Campaign focused on the mental health needs of A/AA youth and young adults from middle school to college. Presenters shared best practices for integrating trauma-informed care at the community health level in the face of prevalent Asian hate seen throughout the pandemic. More Details...

Healthy Eating Educational Resource for Asian American Populations: Brief Report on Survey Findings (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: AAPCHO and MHP Salud released a report, “Healthy Eating Educational Resource for Asian American Populations: Brief Report on Survey Findings.” More Details...

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Raising the Pillars for Community Engagement (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is session 3 of the four-part 2020 National Learning Series. More Details...

Asian Patients Confront Multi Pandemics: Racism, Immigration, and COVID-19 Advocacy Brief (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The brief, Asian Patients Confront Multi Pandemics: Racism, Immigration, and COVID-19, is based on a KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) survey conducted in-language of more than 1,000 health center patients at AAPCHO member health centers—Asian Health Services (AHS), International Community Health Services (ICHS), HOPE Clinic, and North East Medical Services. More Details...

Addressing Latent Tuberculosis Infection And Tuberculosis In Asian, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Communities: The Role Of Health Centers For Testing And Treatment” Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will provide an overview of LTBI and TB disease; discuss successful strategies for testing and treatment in high need populations; and share information about the new TB Community Engagement Network initiative. More Details...

Addressing Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities: The Role of Health Centers for Testing and Treatment – Webinar (August 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Tenzin Kunor from We Are TB and Dr. Sheldon Riklon from UAMS Health Family Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR and Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas spoke about a TB survivor’s experience, and the role of community health centers around latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis (TB) disease testing and treatment. In 2019, a total of 8,916 TB disease cases were reported in the United States and its Territories. Out of those cases, TB disease was reported in 3,150 Asians. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately impacted by TB at a greater rate compared to other racial and ethnic groups. For example, the rate of TB disease is 32 times higher for Asians than whites. Considering the complex health and social needs of the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, health centers play a critical role as a safety net provider and community partner to address special and vulnerable populations with increased risk of TB. This webinar shared a patient survivor experience with TB; discuss successful strategies for chronic disease management and LTBI/TB screening, testing, and treatment in high need populations in community health care settings; and share information about the TB Elimination Alliance initiative. 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...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (Triqui de San Juan Copala) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (Mixteco de San Juan Mixtepec) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (Kʼicheʼ) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Side Effects? (Triqui de San Juan Copala) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Side Effects? (Purépecha) (2021). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Side Effects? (Kʼicheʼ) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. 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...

Lista de Verificación para Coordinar Clínicas de Vacunación en el Lugar de Trabajo y en la Comunidad para Familias de Trabajadores Agrícolas (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: La Lista de Verificación para Coordinar Clínicas de Vacunación en el Lugar de Trabajo y en la Comunidad para Familias provee a los Centros de Salud y/u otras organizaciones comunitarias que atienden a los trabajadores agrícolas y que colaboran con empleadores agrícolas y autoridades de salud pública, la información que necesitan antes, durante y después de clínicas de vacunación para trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias en una variedad de entornos. 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...

Checklist for Coordinating Worksite and Community-Based Vaccine Clinics for Farmworker Families (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Checklist for Coordinating Worksite and Community-Based Vaccine Clinics for Farmworker Families provides Health Centers and/or other community-based organizations serving agricultural workers that collaborate with agricultural employers and public health authorities the information they need before, during, and after vaccination clinics for agricultural workers and their families in a variety of settings. 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...

Brief: Leveraging legal services on the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This brief highlights the potential for partnership between the legal community and H-PACTs at VAMCs, and profiles MLPs that are successfully tackling the unmet legal needs of Veterans experiencing and at-risk of homelessness through this approach More Details...

Interim Lessons Learn from the Pandemic: COVID-19 & the HCH Community (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID-19 continues to be an international pandemic and the experiences over the past 18 months have shown there are more effective ways to provide care to vulnerable people. The challenge now is to extend these improvements to all communities and make them permanent. While the pandemic is not yet over, this issue brief outlines five “lessons learned” (and related strategies) that have improved systems of care and heightened public health interventions for people experiencing homelessness. 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...

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...

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...

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...

LGBTQIA+ Youth and Experiences of Human Trafficking: A Healing-Centered Approach (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication provides a framework for understanding the forces that drive human trafficking among LGBTQIA+ youth, and offers recommendations for providing meaningful, affirming, and non-judgmental care through the application of a healing-centered approach. More Details...

Retention of Mental Health Providers (2021). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: In this course, you will learn about the key concepts of retaining mission-driven mental health providers. More Details...

Recruitment of Mental Health Providers (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: In this course, you will learn about the key concepts of recruiting mission-driven mental health providers. More Details...

Approaches to Financing Medical Respite/Recuperative Care Programs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Also known as recuperative care, medical respite care is short-term care for individuals experiencing homelessness who are too frail to recover from illness or injury on the streets or in shelters but not sick enough to remain in the hospital. This white paper describes trends and opportunities for funding medical respite programs and services and offers methods to expand and scale programs through innovative financing mechanisms and increased flexibility in payment policy. The paper outlines various approaches to finance medical respite programs, offering providers, state and federal Medicaid leadership, policymakers, and managed care organizations (MCOs) specific partnership options to ensure continuity and quality of care for patients with long-term health and housing needs. 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...

The Evolving Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Centers and Considerations for Job Satisfaction (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved\'s (ACU) STAR² Center and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) recently released a paper focusing on burnout prevention and workplace satisfaction for Nurse practitioners (NP). The paper is the result of focus groups ACU and NNCC conducted with NPs and health center administrators to better understand the expanding and evolving role of NPs at health centers, the drivers of burnout, and factors that contribute to provider satisfaction. More Details...

Special Considerations for the Retention and Recruitment of Mental Health Providers (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar series, presenters speak to the importance of building a mental health provider pipeline, the development of inclusive workplaces that engage, retain, and recruit mission-driven providers, and the importance of understanding the essential contributions of the mental health workforce to community health centers. More Details...

Mitigating Burnout and Maintaining Provider Satisfaction During Vaccination Rollouts – Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar series focused on provider burnout and satisfaction in the context of the pandemic and featured guest presenters Ann Loeffler, MSPH, PMP; Emily Grace Kane, MPA, Senior Program Manager, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium; Dr. Mary Thornton-Bowmer DNP, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, Lead Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care Coordinator, The Stephen and Sandra Sheller, 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, Family Practice & Counseling Network; Taraya Gibson, MPH, BSN, RN, CHES, Clinical Care Manager RN, The Stephen & Sandra Sheller, 11th Street Family Health Services; Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, CHC, Inc.; Kasey Harding MPH, Director for Center for Key Populations, CHC, Inc.; Gary Wallace Director of Community Engagement and Relations, CHC, Inc.; Marie Yardis, Director of Access to Care, CHC, Inc.; Stephen Scholand, MD, Infectious Disease Physician, Midstate Medical Center More Details...

How to care for your baby if you have COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure that provides recommendations for farmworker parents who have COVID-19 and have to care for their babies. More Details...

How to breastfeed your baby if you have COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an illustrated brochure that provides recommendations for pregnant or breastfeeding farmworkers who have COVID-19. It includes information on breastfeeding practices during the pandemic. More Details...

Cómo cuidar a su bebé si usted tiene COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado que provee recomendaciones para trabajadores agrícolas que son padres, tienen COVID-19 y deben cuidar a sus bebés. More Details...

Cómo amamantar a su bebé si usted tiene COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado que provee recomendaciones para para trabajadoras agrícolas que están embarazadas o amamantando y tienen COVID-19. Incluye información sobre prácticas de amamantamiento durante la pandemia. More Details...

Pharmacy Operations Troubleshooting Guide Topic: Mitigating Manufacturer Actions Impacting 340B Financial Savings to Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This publication identifies a number of promising practices or actions that health centers can take to mitigate the negative financial impact due to manufacturer actions on health center patients and health center 340B savings. More Details...

Understanding and Applying SDOH Screening Data to Address Barriers to Health: Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health centers provide high-quality primary and preventive care to diverse populations in special and vulnerable populations in underserved communities. Health centers also provide a host of enabling services – non-clinical services that aim to increase access to health care and improve population health outcomes. The ability to track and evaluate these services is an important tool for health centers to demonstrate their value in addressing patients’ social determinants of health; of equal importance is the ability to make this data actionable in order to address patients’ barriers to access. More Details...

How Health Center Care Teams Can Address Health and Housing for Patients Involved With the Justice System (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief aims to provide an overview of both the civil and criminal justice systems in the United States. It also describes the cyclical relationship between those systems and housing insecurity (including homelessness). Based on this foundation, the brief outlines potential workflow considerations for health centers working to reduce health disparities for patients and families. More Details...

Health Care for the Homeless Health Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Fact Sheet (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet follows data submitted by health centers that have been tracking their testing, positivity, and vaccination rates. For research and advocacy concerns, this factsheet highlights affected demographics by COVID-19 by denoting rates of transmission during April 2020-March 2021. More Details...

Trust Inspires Rapid Vaccine Response (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short article describes the real-time efforts of a Primary Care Association (PCA) to secure COVID-19 vaccines for health centers from a local hospital system when the state-supply did not arrive. The article outlines several key organizational practices that enables the PCA to leverage trust, relationships and coordination for a successful outcome during the emergency. These lessons are transferrable as part of ongoing emergency preparation. More Details...

Food Insecurity: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The fourth webinar in the Weitzman Institute's Path Forward "The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health" fall series focusing on addressing food insecurity as an important public health issue. The content expert for the webinar is Sarah Carroll; Director of the Center for Care Transformation at AVIA. The following organizations served as panelists for the webinar: Jacob Luria, Co-Founder and CEO, Algorex Health; Catherine Macpherson, Vice President Product Strategy & Development, Chief Nutrition Officer, Moms Meals; and Laura Robbins, Co-Founder and COO, Advocatia Solutions. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health Lessons Learned, Challenges, and Barriers: A Resource for Health Centers, Vol. 1 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), Health Outreach Partners (HOP), MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), four HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner organizations, released a report on lessons learned, challenges, barriers, and impact stories shared from the (4) sessions of the “Screening Methods and Using Outreach and Enabling Services to Address Social Determinants of Health” Learning Collaborative. This Learning Collaborative explored effective strategies to screen for SDOH and build effective practices to address SDOH by providing outreach and enabling services for health centers serving Special and Vulnerable Populations. More Details...

Harm Reduction for Healthcare in Health Center Settings: Three-part video series to explore harm reduction strategies to address substance use disorders. (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Online video series higlight what harm reduction is, how it can be applied in the health center setting, ans strategies to incorporate into training, policies and workflows. More Details...

Harm Reduction for Healthcare in Health Center Settings: Three-part video series to explore harm reduction strategies to address substance use disorders. (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: Online video series higlight what harm reduction is, how it can be applied in the health center setting, ans strategies to incorporate into training, policies and workflows. More Details...

Centering Equity in Health and Housing Partnerships in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Strategies and Best Practices for Health Centers to Priortize Equity in their Work (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This paper addresses how health centers, other health system providers, and housing partners can center considerations of equity in their shared work to address the needs of people most impacted by structural racism and its impact on health and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). 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...

Voices from the Field: Farmworker Communities Confronting COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This video shares stories and promising practices to support farmworker communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It features farmworkers, farmworker community based organizations, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and migrant health centers. It is in Spanish and English with English subtitles. More Details...

Vaccination Testimonials (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video shows NCFH's vaccine event in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and provides testimonials from agricultural workers and other community members sharing about their experience in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Tips for Telehealth Communication (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet provides tiops and strategies to help improve communication during telehealth encounters with patients. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (Webinar) (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides important information to agricultural workers about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Happens When You Get It? (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about what happens after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Side Effects? (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Day of Your Appointment (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information about important considerations to take the day of the COVID-19 vaccine appointment . More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Side Effects (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides information to agricultural workers about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Stories from the field (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides an insight story from an agricultural worker and his experience with COVID-19. More Details...

Patient Telehealth Readiness Assessment Tool (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This patient telehealth readiness assessment tool is intended to assist healthcare providers to identify a patient’s willingness or need for resources and/or skills to engage in Telehealth services. The tool will help health center staff enhance the delivery of telehealth services to their patient population by providing the necessary support. More Details...

Messaging Strategies to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar addresses concerns and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. A series of real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate researched-aligned communication strategies to respond to common COVID-19 concerns. More Details...

Mass Media & Communication Strategies for Increasing Agricultural Worker Vaccine Confidence (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training provides insight into key communication challenges and solutions around the COVID-19 vaccines with farmworker communities. Speakers addressed key messaging priorities, effective use of mass media, and how to implement face-to-face dialogues with farmworkers to increase confidence in the vaccines. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: lo que debe saber (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre la vacuna de COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: El día de su cita para la vacuna (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre las consideraciones importantes que deben tomarse el día de la cita para la vacuna COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: ¿Que pasa cuando la reciba? (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre lo que sucede después de recibir la vacuna COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: ¿Cuales son los efectos secundarios? (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre los efectos secundarios de la vacuna de COVID-19. More Details...

COVID-19 Safety Measures for Transportation Teams (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on occupational safety training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This second video showcases how Sun River Health made adaptions to their transportation department's protocols ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. More Details...

COVID-19 Measures for Mobile Health Units (Video) (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on Occupational Safety Training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This first video will showcase how Salud Family Health Centers in Colorado made adaptions to their mobile health unit to ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. While mobile units are a good alternative for a service delivery model for agricultural workers, modifications are necessary due to the confined space which can pose additional risks from a traditional setting. More Details...

COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers (1905). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is a fact sheet that provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural workers and farms. More Details...

Building COVID 19 Vaccine Confidence in Agricultural Communities (1905). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training will prepare Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotores(as) de Salud, or similar professions, who work with Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) to discuss the Covid-19 vaccines. Trainers will provide insight on the development of COVID-19 vaccines and side-effects associated with the current vaccines available. Participants will learn about the benefits of getting vaccinated, common myths and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine, and strategies to engage communities and individuals in discussions to build confidence about the vaccine. More Details...

Agricultural Workers and Mental Health Factsheet (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet includes a collection of recent facts and figures pertaining to the mental health of agricultural workers. In addition, it provides recommendations and adfvice for healthcare and service providers who work with this population. More Details...

Isolation & Loneliness: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The third webinar in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health\" fall series focusing on addressing isolation and loneliness as an important public health issue. The content expert for the webinar is Gretchen Alkema, PhD; Vice President of Policy and Communications, The SCAN Foundation. Presenters for the webinar includes: Andrew Parker, Founder & CEO of Papa; Cindy Jordan, Founder & CEO & Christina Myren; Chief Operating Officer of Pyx Health; and Ashwin Patel, Co-Founder & CEO of InquisitHealth. 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...

Using AI, Data, and Tech to Move from Screening to Solving for Social Needs: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The first of five webinars in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health\" fall series focusing on addressing why SDoH matters and innovations in using AI, data, and tech to move from screening to solving for social needs. Panelists for this session include: Dr. Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM; Chief Transformation Officer, Innovaccer, Margaret Flinter, PhD, APRN, FNP-c, FAAN, FAANP, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, Community Health Center, Inc., April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP; Associate Director, Weitzman Institute, Nancy Lopez, PhD, Director & Co-founder, Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, University of New Mexico, and David Kulick, MPH, Co-founder, Adaptation Health More Details...

The Path Forward: Re-Imagining Primary Care During and Beyond the Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: As the nation struggles with the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, the moment is upon us to deeply examine and reshape the primary care delivery system for underserved communities. In this webinar, leadership of the Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute will lay out a road map for the new Path Forward. We invite health center and safety net providers, staff, consumer leaders and others to join the conversation and contribute their expertise, perspective and ideas. 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...

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...

What to Expect When Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Image-centric, editable vaccine resources in multiple languages help you reach refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities with important information regarding getting a vaccine as well as safety measures to take after being vaccinated. 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...

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium COVID-19 page (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: NNCC Covid-19 FAQs and resource page More Details...

Migrant Clinicians Network COVID-19 Pandemic Information and Resources Page (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Immigrant worker and migrant worker populations make up a large portion of the U.S. workforce but are disproportionately impacted by work-related illnesses. These populations are also prone to facing health disparaties due to lack of access to needed health care. 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...

The Path Forward: Collaboration & Resources (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The fourth of five webinars in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on forging partnerships and collaboration among a wide spectrum of stakeholders to address the adverse social determinants of health with presenters Taylor Justice; Co-Founder & President, Unite Us, Sue Birch; Director, Washington State Health Care Authority, and Laura Sankey; Principal, Inspired Perspectives, and Nationally Recognized SDOH Expert. 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...

We Can Do It COVID Community (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The HHS COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing. More Details...

Utilizing American Rescue Plan funding (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Twitter Mar 16, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2), a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, into law. Among other things, this latest relief bill, the nation’s sixth, infuses new funding for critical COVID-19 public health activities, including vaccine distribution, testing, contact tracing, surveillance, and the public health workforce, building on prior emergency relief funding provided by Congress (other provisions of the bill expand the Affordable Care Act by making marketplace and private health insurance more affordable and by providing new incentives to states that have not yet expanded their Medicaid programs to do so). Funding for COVID-19 public health focused activities in the bill totals almost $93 billion, most of which has been made available until expended. More Details...

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

COVID-19 and People Experiencing Homelessness RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: People experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic, and the NHCHC is creating resources and collecting guidance to help meet their needs during this evolving crisis. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence (2021). Resource Type: Template. Description: Building confidence for the COVID-19 vaccine - especially for special and vulnerable populations like residents of public housing - is a critical component of effective public health, and a top priority for community health centers. Active listening, combined with validating existing hesitation or concerns, demonstrates an effort to meet individuals where they are and an opportunity to provide information. 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...

Utilizing AmeriCorps Members to Support the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Across the country, health centers and other community-based providers are tasked with supporting large scale COVID-19 vaccine rollouts for their patients and communities. This demand has expanded the workload of providers, staff, and volunteers. The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, Public Health Management Corporation, and the Philadelphia Department of Health formed an innovative partnership to address this need by deploying AmeriCorps members to assist with vaccine delivery. Watch while staff from each of these organizations discuss promising practices from this model, and ways to ensure that primary care staff, providers, and community-based organizations can elicit support from available local, state, and national resources. 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...

Is PACE in Your Health Center’s Future of Caring for Aging Populations? (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has seen growth both in the number of health centers and the number of community members accessing the program in the past few years. Looking ahead, the National PACE Association has set forth an ambitious growth strategy known as PACE 2.0 Charting a Course for Growth. For health centers, who have seen Medicare populations move past 10% of all patients served over the last few years, the opportunity is now to consider bringing a PACE program to their communities. More Details...

Our Aging Community: Creating a Welcoming and Safe Environment for Their Primary Care: Recommendations for Facility Renovations (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This three-page technical assistance guide provides recommendations for facility enhancements to better serve an aging patient population. Also included is a short description of the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). 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...

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...

COVID-19 Bingo (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: COVID Bingo is a family game that teaches important steps to reduce risk and support COVID vaccinations in agricultural worker communities. The game includes instructions, game boards, and game cards. It is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mixteco, and Mam. More Details...

Trust or Trustworthiness: Which Comes First? (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Among calls to overcome \"vaccine hesitancy\" among historically marginalized populations, this webinar (part 1 of a 2-part series) posits that to achieve trust (in vaccines), we must first become trustworthy. More Details...

Resource Guide for Health Centers: Community Health Workers and COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers/Promotores(as) de Salud can play a crucial role in addressing disparities in accessing COVID-19 education and resources in special and vulnerable communities. In this Resource Guide, we provide examples, tools, and best practices to help health centers better integrate Community Health Workers/Promotores(as) into their COVID-19 vaccination efforts. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Resources and Information: Spanish and English (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: We at Migrant Clinicians Network have a priority to support both clinicians and the vulnerable patients they serve. MCN continually develops strategies and resources to support health centers, health departments, community groups, and clinicians as they reach out to communities that are often overlooked and give care to patients who might otherwise have nowhere to go. We remain highly concerned for the vulnerable populations that already encounter numerous barriers to health and to care. 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...

Capital Investment Trends and Needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers, 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Supported by a Cooperative Agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, this report is based on the findings of our recent assessment of health centers across the US to determine the current and emerging capital plans and needs during this unprecedented time. (Released 2021) More Details...

Checklist for Administrators, Managers, and Clinicians to Integrate Community Health Workers in Vaccine Outreach, Acceptance, and Distribution Strategies (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) have played a key role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is essential that health center administrators, managers, and care teams understand how to effectively leverage the skills and experience of CHWs and adequately support and prepare them for this work. This checklist contains guidance and action items to help. More Details...

Fotonovela: Be Informed About the COVID-19 Vaccine (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is an Illustrated brochure for agricultural workers that provides information and answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. It was jointly developed by Farmworker Justice, National Center for Farmworker Health, and Health Outreach Partners.