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Top 5 Documentation and Revenue Tips in Community Health Centers (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar session we review opportunities for Community Health Centers to improve their clinical documentation, professional coding, and medical billing with a focus on the unique CMS rules and regulations we face when reporting our valuable health services to our various insurance entities. Your clinical providers (ex. MD, PA, NP, CP, CSW), facility leaders (ex. CFO, revenue cycle managers, office managers), are invited to join in along with professional coders and medical billers. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hour: Telehealth Policy Updates (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: As telehealth policy continues to change throughout the Public Health Emergency (PHE), it is imperative for health centers to understand what steps to take throughout the PHE and when it concludes. Join NACHC and the Center for Connected Health Policy as we review the most recent telehealth policy updates in 2023 that could impact your operations. More Details...

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

Reframing Trauma Informed Care as a Systems Approach (2022). Resource Type: Podcast. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) invites you to listen to the final episode in their Fall podcast series where we speak to community health professionals Kathleen Metzker and Sara Reid about centering trauma literacy in the health center medical home and how health systems can cultivate trauma-aware practices as part of their delivery of care. Metzker and Reid are interviewed by Jillian Bird, NNCC’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance. More Details...

Recommendations for Mental Health and Underserved Latino Populations: Special Focus on Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Mental health is crucial to an individual’s overall health and well-being. Research has shown that mental health diagnoses, such as depression, are linked to an increase in the risk of many types of physical health problems, particularly chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Improving access to mental health services is a complex and multifaceted endeavor. The recommendations in this publication are offered to overcome barriers expressed by the Hispanic/Latino and MSAW population. More Details...

10th Open Enrollment Period Halfway Point: Finishing Strong and Laying the Groundwork for the Future (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The 10th Open Enrollment Period of the Affordable Care Act began on November 1st, 2022, and runs through January 15, 2023, in states that utilize Healthcare.gov. States with their own Marketplace Exchanges may have longer open enrollment periods. More Details...

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

Recommendations for Mental Health and Underserved Latino Populations: Special Focus on Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Workers (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Mental health is crucial to an individual’s overall health and well-being. Research has shown that mental health diagnoses, such as depression, are linked to an increase in the risk of many types of physical health problems, particularly chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Improving access to mental health services is a complex and multifaceted endeavor. The recommendations in this publication are offered to overcome barriers expressed by the Hispanic/Latino and MSAW population. More Details...

IMPACTO DEL COVID-19 EN LOS TRABAJADORES AGRÍCOLAS (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A Spanish version of the National Center for Farmworker Health\\\'s Covid-19 Fact Sheet published in August 2022. This fact sheet reports data and research surrounding Covid-19 prevalence among agricultural worker communities, their disproportional impact, occupational and housing risks, access to care, and Covid-19 vaccination of farmworkers. More Details...

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

All Hazards Emergency Preparedness and Response Competencies for Health Center Staff (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) have developed a set of competencies to improve the emergency and disaster preparedness of all health center staff. This publication provides a comprehensive overview of these competencies and sub-competencies, as well as a description of how they were developed. More Details...

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

NNOHA Teledentistry Visit Example (2022). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: This video, featuring Dr. Yogita Thakur of Ravenswood Family Health Center, depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. This video was funded through NNOHA\'s Training and Technical Assistance Partnership with HRSA. More Details...

Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care for Patients with Diabetes (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...

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

Vaccine Ambassador Project Infographic (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic provides an overview of a CDC-Funded Vaccine Ambassador Project led by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Association of Community Health Centers. The project began in 2021 and extended through 2023. More Details...

The Covid-19 Impact on Agricultural Workers fact sheet (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Covid-19 Impact on Agricultural Workers fact sheet has been updated with new information surrounding Mental Health and Access to Care as well. Covid-19 vaccination and case data has been updated as well. More Details...

Lista de verificación para coordinar clínicas de vacunación en el lugar de trabajo y en la comunidad para familias de trabajadores agrícolas (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Esta lista de verificación nueva y mejorada está diseñada para proporcionar a los centros de salud y otras organizaciones comunitarias la información que necesitan saber antes, durante y después de organizar una clínica de vacunación. Esta herramienta también es útil para las organizaciones que colaboran con los empleadores agrícolas y las autoridades de salud pública que atienden a los trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias en diversos entornos. More Details...

Checklist for Coordinating Worksite and Community-Based Vaccine Clinics for Farmworker Families (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This new and improved checklist is designed to provide health centers and other community-based organizations with the information they need to know Before, During, and After hosting a vaccination clinic. This tool is also helpful for organizations collaborating with agricultural employers and public health authorities serving farmworkers and their families in various settings. More Details...

A Profile of Migrant Health, 2020: UDS Analysis (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report summarizes data about MSAW patients of Migrant Health Centers in 2020, trends in MSAW patient populations from 2011 to 2020, and new metrics reported with the outbreak of COVID-19. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Increasing Health Care Enrollment for Survivors of Domestic Violence (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: People who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) have unique health care needs, making insurance that covers comprehensive medical and behavioral health benefits all the more critical. Community health centers play an important role in helping survivors enroll in coverage and receive quality primary health and oral health care services. A special enrollment period for survivors makes enrollment possible across the year with additional provisions to make coverage more affordable for survivors. Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation developed two resources to support health care enrollment for survivors of domestic violence. More Details...

Understanding the Fundamentals: Health Center Compliance and Reproductive Health Services (Webinar) (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health centers provide access to comprehensive primary care services for their patient population in underserved communities. Family planning services may be a component of the comprehensive primary care provided. This webinar was not produced using any federal funds. More Details...

Using Health IT and EHRs to Address the Burden Providers Experience: Takeaways for primary care safety net settings including federally qualified health centers and look-alikes. June 2022. (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Providers are burnt out and most expect it to get worse. Burnout is typically defined as a psychological response to job stressors characterized by emotional exhaustion, detachment, and a sense of ineffectiveness. Investigations of burnout in primary care have usually focused on factors associated with burnout among individual clinicians. But, it may be more useful to think about organizational-level burnout, which can shift the focus from individual responsibility to organizational solutions. More Details...

Bright Spots in HIV Screening: Health center examples, developed June 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Since 2020, health centers have reported the HIV Screening clinical quality measure on Table 6B of the UDS. This measures the portion of medical patients aged 15 through 65 who have at least one HIV test recorded between their 15th and 66th birthday. HITEQ hosted discussions with health centers in fall of 2021 to find out how they have made progress on this particular clinical quality measure. More Details...

CalAIM: Major Components and Current Implementation Status (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar reviews the major components of the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) initiatives, including: Enhanced Care Management, Community Supports, Behavioral Health (Criteria to Access Specialty Mental Health and No Wrong Door), and the Population Health Management Strategy and Roadmap. Presenters will provide an overview of the initiatives, timeline, and strategic implications for health centers. This conversation is meant to be a high-level overview of the most impactful initiatives to health centers. More Details...

Addressing Financial Exploitation in Older Adults Through Community Partnerships (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) webinar examined health, financial, and technological risk factors in older adults that contribute to susceptibility to fraud or exploitation and explained the benefits and limitations of social needs assessments to identify forms of elder abuse. This webinar featured the work of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services to highlight the importance of coordinating supportive services that can assist in protecting older adults from financial fraud and abuse. More Details...

NACHC 2021 PCA Assessment Summary (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The 2021 PCA Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of primary issues affecting health centers and their patients. NACHC received assessment results from 51 out of 52 PCAs, including 49 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These results are official as of August 2021. More Details...

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

Serving Veterans in Health Centers: A Compendium of Success Stories (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: These ten success stories from around country share how health centers are successfully supporting the unique needs of local military veterans. From oral health care and care coordination to housing and outreach to the VA, these stories capture the ingenuity, advocacy and passion of local health centers giving back to Veterans. More Details...

Human Resources (HR) Issue Brief: Employee Freedoms in the Health Center Workplace (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This Issue Brief examines employee freedoms in the health center workplace. It summarizes the relevant legal issues that must be considered when establishing policies relating to employee freedoms in the workplace. More Details...

Trauma-Informed Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Potter and Samara Grossman discuss components of trauma-informed care for transgender and gender-diverse clients. More Details...

Reproductive Care and Obstetrics for Transgender and Gender-diverse People (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Drs. Viloria and Grimstad highlight reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people. More Details...

Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Carswell discusses puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents. More Details...

Providing Mental Health Assessments for Gender Affirming Surgery Referral Letters (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Sarah reviews areas to cover when conducting an assessment of mental health and readiness for gender-affirming surgery referral letter requests. The session is presented through a lens of social justice, and from the perspective of providing trauma-informed and gender-affirming care. Aspects of the client-provider power differential and gatekeeping role are discussed. Participants will learn what questions to include in the assessment and how to ask clients such questions in order to support clients\' goal(s) for gender- affirming surgeries, and identify insurance-based eligibility criteria for emotional and practical readiness for gender-affirming surgeries. More Details...

Primary and Preventative Health Needs for Transgender People (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Deutsch covers primary care and preventative health needs for transgender and non-binary people. More Details...

PrEP and Transgender Communities: Evidence-Informed Practices (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Poteat reviews data on PrEP among transgender people, outlines current guidelines for PrEP use, and describes gender-affirming practices for PrEP implementation. More Details...

Pre-Conference – Primary Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse patients (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie Thompson, PA-C covers current research and considerations for primary care and preventive screening for transgender and gender-diverse people. The benefits of an integrated approach to gender-affirming care within primary care are highlighted. More Details...

Pre-Conference – Health Disparities, Stigma and Terminology (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner covers basic terminology and discusses health disparities and stigma that transgender and gender-diverse people face More Details...

Pre-Conference – Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Environment (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Keuroghlian discusses ways to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at your health center, clinic or institution. More Details...

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