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The COVID-19 Pandemic Resources and Information: Spanish and English (2020). 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). 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...

Kit de herramientas para el desarrollo de una organización inclusiva (2021). Este kit de herramientas responde a preguntas y necesidades comunes delpersonal de los centro de saludinvolucrados con los esfuerzos para el desarrollo de una organización más inclusiva. La Traducción de este documento fue realizado por la Asociación de Salud Primaria de Puerto Rico. More Details...

Checklist for Administrators, Managers, and Clinicians to Integrate Community Health Workers in Vaccine Outreach, Acceptance, and Distribution Strategies (2021). 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). 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. More Details...

Discussion with Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator (2021). On February 23, 2021, NACHC hosted a webinar “America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan: A Discussion with Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator.” More Details...

CDC and FDA Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (Talking Points) (2021). This resource provides talking points concerning the CDC and FDA's recommendation to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine after six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot. The recommendation was made in order to prepare the health care system to recognize and treat patients appropriately. More Details...

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

Using HRSA Health Center Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to Improve Systems of Care for People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). As part of a larger $10 billion dollar investment to expand vaccine access in hardest-hit and high-risk communities, $6 billion dollars is being allocated by HRSA to 1,376 health centers to expand access to care. This funding presents a substantial opportunity to meet immediate needs and also improve systems of care for people experiencing homelessness. Read our issue brief on funding possibilities. More Details...

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

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

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Final Summary 2021 (2021). This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,350,000 with 0 percent financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov. More Details...

Module 1: Cultural and Self-Humility with Nationalities Services Center - Populations at Risk for HepB (2021). Ariel MacNeill and Bianca Taipe from the Nationalities Services Center, whose mission focuses on welcoming immigrants and refugees and connecting them to services in Philadelphia, PA, will discuss cultural and self-humility as it relates to providing health care and social services to people coming from different cultural identities. The presenters will also review trauma-informed practice and barriers that different populations face in accessing health care, as well as resources to address those barriers. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Implementation Toolkit (2021). This is a toolkit for decision-makers and implementers of vaccine clinics. Our goal was to create a “vaccination clinic in a box” that could be replicated in, and tailored to, many types of settings. The guide includes prompts for questions you may need to ask, examples of many types of documents that you may need (and information about where to find more documentation), and lessons-learned from our experience. More Details...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (2021). The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers report highlights the net projected losses of Rural FQHCs from April 2020 through June 2021, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. (Released in 2021) More Details...

Financial Impact of COVID-19 on California Federally Qualified Health Centers - Infographic (2021). Created with support from the California Health Care Foundation, this infographic highlights California FQHCs’ net projected losses from April through December 2020, after taking into account critical federal support made available through December 2020. More Details...

Community Health Workers and Peer Specialists: Key Roles in Addressing Diabetes Control Before and During COVID-19 Health Pandemic (2021). This publication showcases the important role of front-line CHW/Peer Specialists in maintaining connections with the community for diabetes control, especially in the time of a health pandemic. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Clinic Operations Toolkit (2021). This toolkit serves as a guide for healthcare providers and organizations preparing for and honing their COVID-19 vaccine administration processes. In this toolkit there are compiled tools, advice, workflows, and best practices from health centers across the country. More Details...

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

Ready, Set, Prep Program (2021). CPCA partnered with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Region 9 Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) Director to record a webcast that provides 2021 updates on the Ready, Set, PrEP nationwide program and offers various bilingual resources that speak to accessing PrEP medications at no cost. More Details...

Health Policy Bulletin Winter 2021: Policies in Action to Promote Emergency Preparedness (2021). 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 emergency preparedness in agricultural worker communities. More Details...

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

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

Rural America: The Current State of Health Care Access Webinar (2020). Increase your understanding of the current reality of health care in rural America and consider provocative and innovative ideas on how health centers are an invaluable solution. More Details...

Communicating Health Center Impact Amid a Global Pandemic (2021). Join us for a webinar to learn how these valuable reports can help tell your health center’s story to potential funders and help you advocate for federal, state and local health center support. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Roundtable DIscussion (2021). In this webinar, experts join in a panel discussion to discuss the latest developments in 340B. More Details...

COVID-19 Response and Recovery E-Newsletter (2021). This monthly e-newsletter keeps health centers and state primary care association (PCA) leadership and care teams consistently informed about CDC/NACHC’s COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery strategies, programs, resources, and shares the latest learnings from health centers’ COVID-19 response. More Details...

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

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape (2020). In the context of COVID-19 traditional strategies to engage patients in diabetes control were curtailed. This webinar highlights the why and how for physical activity to address diabetes in these constrained economic times and the key roles of community partners. More Details...

Strategies for Increasing HIV Screening Rates at Your Health Center (2020). Health centers are always searching for innovative strategies to increase their HIV screening rates. This year, health centers have gotten creative by combining HIV testing with COVID-19 screening, while others are mailing at-home HIV testing kits to patients. Finding strategies to help increase HIV screening at your health center is a lesson in trial and error. We hope our latest blog will give you some ideas on improving your HIV screening rates! More Details...

The HCH Community & COVID-19: Vaccines for Clients and Staff (2020). As vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and become available for distribution, questions abound on when they will be available for people experiencing homelessness as well as staff working in community-based programs (such as health centers and homeless shelters). This discussion identified the main challenges to vaccinating the HCH community, the strategies needed to ensure a successful vaccination campaign, and the immediate action steps to consider in order to be prepared. More Details...

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

Homeless Persons Mortality Toolkit (2020). Homelessness is deadly. People without homes are more vulnerable to virtually every illness and injury and die, on average, 30 years earlier than housed people. As part of health centers' required periodic needs assessment, cause of death for people experiencing homelessness must be measured: this toolkit shows you how. More Details...

Sample Drive Thru Procedures NACHC Resource Packet (2020). This packet contains operational procedures and supporting materials developed and contributed by health centers that are currently implementing Drive-through and/or Walk-Up Primary Care Clinics primarily as COVID-19 Testing Sites. More Details...

Preparing Your Community for the Flu: Partnering with Health Providers to Prevent a Twindemic: Webinar (2020). During this webinar, the Healthcare Resilience Working Group discussed the initiatives that are currently taking place at a national level to prepare health center communities for flu season 2020 and how partnerships with public housing agencies and health care providers to prevent a twindemic between flu and COVID-19 among vulnerable populations is important during these unprecedented times. In this session, various health promotion resources were shared as well other resources for patients to use to successfully locate a flu vaccine provider. More Details...

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

Culturally Competent Care: Learning Collaborative (20; Session 2 11). This is a learning collaborative series of 4 sessions where Health Center staff learned about standards for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) to their patients. Slides and recordings for all sessions are available here as well as resources to facilitate the implementation of CLAS in health center settings. More Details...

Considerations for Serving Residents of Public Housing During Emergencies and Disasters: Staff and Patient Wellness (2020). Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National Center for Health in Public Housing for a one-hour webinar on staff and patient wellness during emergencies and disasters. This webinar will provide health center with guidance for developing tools and resources that enable health center staff and the patients they serve to navigate the practical and psychological after-effects of disaster events. More Details...

Issue Brief: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Protections for Agricultural Workers (2020). This issue brief summarizes COVID-19 paid sick leave protections for agricultural workers. More Details...

Creating a Safer Environment for Patients and Staff: Architectural Design and Engineering Solutions – Part One (2020). Part One of this series focuses on architectural design as we explore opportunities for the re-organization and utilization of space to incorporate lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic; preparing us to respond to new challenges with solutions for indoor/outdoor entry zones, team work spaces and patient engagement/exam spaces. More Details...

Winter is Coming: Flu and COVID-19 (2020). This webinar described the challenges and strategies of two co-occurring issues: the surge of COVID-19 cases and the flu season. More Details...

Ensuring Access to Care Through State Medicaid Telehealth Policies: COVID-19 & the HCH Community (2020). In order to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government allowed temporary flexibilities to many policies related to telehealth services. This issue brief describes the temporary telehealth policies that have been especially successful for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) health centers, and provides recommended actions at the state/local level for implementing more long-term solutions. Moving forward, making these policies permanent features of state Medicaid plans would help increase access to care for people experiencing homelessness, and improve health outcomes. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). The coronavirus pandemic and consequent stay-at-home orders may increase danger for those at risk for or experiencing intimate partner violence and human trafficking (IPV/HT). Due to COVID-19, many health centers have shifted health encounters to virtual platforms, which offer unique opportunities to provide trauma-informed care and connect in new ways with those who may be experiencing abuse. Yet, telehealth and virtual visits also present health centers with new challenges related to privacy, safety and digital health equity. More Details...

What Health Centers Need to Know about CARES Act Funding:: An Interactive Online Guide to Inform Health Providers on Housing Resources under COVID 19 (2020). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed on March 27, 2020 provides for over $2 trillion dollars in stimulus funding to combat the economic downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic. Information provided in this guide on the CARES Act will focus on resources directed to State, local governments, and community organizations to address the needs of people facing homelessness and at-risk of homelessness. More Details...

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Enabling Services Data Collection (2019). As health centers are held accountable for cost containment and high quality of care under value-based pay arrangements, it is increasingly important for providers to document the social determinants of health (SDoH) barriers of their patients and what services they are providing (both clinical and non-clinical) in order to properly care for those complex patients. Some of these services are called enabling services (ES), defined as non-clinical services that aim to increase access to care and improve health outcomes. Standardized data collection on SDoH and ES are two sides of the same coin and provide the foundation for health centers to succeed in a value-based pay environment. This not only helps them address root causes of poor health, but also highlights the value of the health center model. More Details...

The National Diabetes Prevention Program: Where We Are, Where We’re Going – Webinar Resources (2019). This Health Resources and Services Administration-supported webinar, in collaboration with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, reviewed the results of a national scan of Primary Care Association (PCA) stakeholders around the implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and also provided resources to address areas of need identified in the scan results. More Details...

Telehealth for Supportive Housing Providers - CSH Three Part Telehealth Series: Guidance for Providers looking to adapt and are considering Billing for themselves (2020). In the COVID19 environment technology can be used as a complement to face-to-face services, and also as a service on its own. Technology options can be especially useful for people with depression or suffering from distress, and when there are difficulties in physically meeting with tenants. More Details...

Telehealth Basics for Supportive Housing Providers and their Health Center Partners - CSH Three Part Telehealth Series: Guidance for Providers Looking to Support Residents Getting Connected to Telehealth (2020). The public health emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic has required the health care sector including Community Health Centers and supportive housing providers to work in new ways to support their service participants (i.e. health center patients who are also supportive housing tenants). This brief considers the basics regarding telehealth for collaborations between health centers and the supportive housing field to consider as they adapt to provide services in a manner that protects both the client and staff. More Details...

Supportive Housing and Health Services for LGBTQIA+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices (2020). This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs. More Details...

Supporting Tenants During COVID-19 Using Technology Based Strategies - CSH Three Part Telehealth Series: Tips for Using Technology to Support Tenants in Supportive Housing Tenants (2020). In Telehealth, the Technology can be used as a complement to face-to-face services, and also as a service on its own. Technology options can be especially useful for people with depression or suffering from distress, and when there are difficulties in physically meeting with tenants. This guide highlights the steps recommended for establishing your telehealth technology, connecting with residents and compliance with requirements such a HIPAA. More Details...

Practice Authority: COVID-19 and the Changing Role of the NP (2020). This webinar discussed the practice changes for NP-provided care throughout the country (Full Practice, Reduced Practice and Restricted Practice) More Details...

NNOHA Teledentistry Workflow (2020). A sample generic workflow provides an example of how oral health care can be delivered through teledentistry. More Details...

Leveraging National Diabetes Prevention Programming For Your Health Center (2018). AAPCHO, in partnership with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium hosted this webinar about the National Diabetes Prevention Program and discusses ways in which community health centers (CHCs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) can take advantage of local, state, regional, and national resources to improve diabetes screening and prevention practices to special and underserved populations throughout the Continental U.S., Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. More Details...

How to Properly Use a Face Covering (2020). Coronavirus can be spread between people interacting within a close distance of each other, through speaking, coughing, or sneezing. National agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control are recommending that all individuals wear a face covering to help slow the spread of the coronavirus while out in public.  More Details...

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Providing Care for Patients During COVID-19 (2020). This webinar explored resources available to providers that treat patients seeking viral hepatitis services during the COVID-19 pandemic More Details...

Health Center Workforce Deployment in COVID-19 Response Efforts (2020). Health centers are balancing the wellbeing and safety of their workforce with the need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While “essential” staff are needed on the frontline, “non-essential” staff are either sent home to wait out the pandemic, or are deployed to perform alternative services to support COVID-19 response efforts. This webinar, hosted on April 14, 2020, covers workforce strategies employed by health center leaders in response to the COVID-19 crisis. More Details...

Gender Diversity and Affirmation for Children and Adolescents (2020). This webinar covers behavioral health considerations for gender diverse youth, pubertal blockade as part of a gender affirmation strategy, and a holistic care-team approach to working with gender diverse young people. More Details...

Farmworker Health Network 2020 Key Resources for Agricultural Worker Health (2020). The Farmworker Health Network (FHN) is comprised of six National Cooperative Agreements in migrant health funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide training and technical assistance to current and potential Migrant Health Center Programs. The FHN is committed to supporting the development of leadership within Community and Migrant Health Centers and increasing access to care for the farmworker population. More Details...

"Diabetes Management Preparedness During COVID-19 for Pacific Islander Populations” Learning Collaborative Pt 1: Session III: Developing Your Health Center Response Plan: Lessons from the Field (2020). This is the final webinar of three-part webinar series for health center clinicians and care team members to support Preparedness for Diabetes Management During COVID-19 in partnership with members of the Pacific Islander Center for Excellence in Primary Care (PI-CoPCE). PI-CoPCE was established to improve the health of Pacific Islanders in the United States and U.S. Pacific through primary care support, research, workforce development, and community initiatives. More Details...

"Diabetes Management Preparedness During COVID-19 for Pacific Islander Populations” Learning Collaborative Pt 2: Session III: Developing Your Health Center Response Plan: Lessons from the Field (2020). This is the final webinar of three-part webinar series for health center clinicians and care team members to support Preparedness for Diabetes Management During COVID-19 in partnership with members of the Pacific Islander Center for Excellence in Primary Care (PI-CoPCE). PI-CoPCE was established to improve the health of Pacific Islanders in the United States and U.S. Pacific through primary care support, research, workforce development, and community initiatives. More Details...

"Diabetes Management Preparedness During COVID-19 for Pacific Islander Populations” Learning Collaborative Pt 3: Session III: Developing Your Health Center Response Plan: Lessons from the Field (2020). This is the final webinar of three-part webinar series for health center clinicians and care team members to support Preparedness for Diabetes Management During COVID-19 in partnership with members of the Pacific Islander Center for Excellence in Primary Care (PI-CoPCE). PI-CoPCE was established to improve the health of Pacific Islanders in the United States and U.S. Pacific through primary care support, research, workforce development, and community initiatives. More Details...

"Diabetes Care Management Learning Series For Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers" Learning Collaborative Pt 1: Session III: Managing Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders with Diabetes (2019). This is the final webinar of a three part learning series for health center clinicians and care team members serving Pacific Islander patients with diabetes. The following learning collaborative intends to inform and disseminate successful interventions for Pacific Islander patients impacted by uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>9) as prioritized by AAPCHO and the Health Resources Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care. More Details...

"Diabetes Care Management Learning Series For Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers" Learning Collaborative Pt 2: Session III: Managing Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders with Diabetes (2019). This is the final webinar of a three part learning series for health center clinicians and care team members serving Pacific Islander patients with diabetes. The following learning collaborative intends to inform and disseminate successful interventions for Pacific Islander patients impacted by uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>9) as prioritized by AAPCHO and the Health Resources Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care. More Details...

"Diabetes Care Management Learning Series For Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers" Learning Collaborative Pt 3: Session III: Managing Kidney Complications for Pacific Islanders with Diabetes (2019). This is the final webinar of a three part learning series for health center clinicians and care team members serving Pacific Islander patients with diabetes. The following learning collaborative intends to inform and disseminate successful interventions for Pacific Islander patients impacted by uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1c>9) as prioritized by AAPCHO and the Health Resources Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care. More Details...

COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers (2020). This fact sheet is updated weekly with information on COVID-19 clusters among agricultural workers, and provides an overview of the impact of COVID-19 on farms and agricultural workers. More Details...

Coronavirus Safety Guide (2020). As communities begin to reopen, it is crucial that we continue to practice safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our free English and Spanish bilingual safety guide booklet on the coronavirus covers information on how the virus is spread, how to wear, and properly dispose of a face covering, and tips to practice social distancing. More Details...

Centering Equity in Health and Housing Partnerships in Times of Crisis and Beyond: Supporting front line health providers to understand and incorporate health equity in their policies, programs and delivery of health services. (2020). 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, including Black people, people of color, and Indigenous people. More Details...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Innovative Programs Serving People Experiencing Homelessness: Health center case studies for the Opioid Crisis. (2020). Health centers are increasingly seeing individuals who are suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), and many of these individuals are also faced with housing instability or are experiencing homelessness. Innovation is being driven at the ground level by providers including health centers, public health departments, harm reduction agencies and supportive housing agencies that are all concerned with the impact of OUD and other SUDs on the health of the people they serve. Essential in any innovative care model are the services needed to ensure people experiencing homelessness have access to evidence-based care, including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). More Details...

Achieving Health Equity for LGBTQIA People (2020) (2020). In this training, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses important LGTBQIA+ concepts and terminology, highlights the relationship between stigma and LGBTQIA+ health disparities and describes best practices in LGBTQIA+ health related to effective communication, data collection, and creating an inclusive environment. More Details...

A Framework for Health and Housing Partnership During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Key partnership elements for successful health and housing partnerships to address crisis (2020). Community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic like shelter-in-place, quarantine, testing, and management of strained health resources have elevated the necessity and value of effective health and housing partnerships to address the needs of vulnerable populations. This brief highlights strategies for health centers, housing, and community service providers in leveraging partnerships to address a range of health and housing needs both during, and after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. More Details...

Flu LEAD (Linkages to End Access Disparities) Initiative 2020 Information: A Pilot Project to Increase Influenza Vaccination Coverage among HUD-Assisted Residents (2020). This NCHPH informational page provides an overview, and resources about the Flu LEAD pilot project directed by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase influenza vaccination coverage among residents of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). More Details...

Building the Plane While Flying It: Health Care for the Homeless, Telehealth and COVID-19, Part II (2020). This Coffee Chat is the second of our series highlighting representatives from three HCH health centers featured in the Council’s recent publication on telehealth. The conversation shared information on how to engage clients through telehealth to enhance the experience and how to develop low-literacy messaging. Presenters discussed how to engage clients with limited or no access to internet or broadband services and establishing “technology hubs” can address these challenges. More Details...

State-level HIV-related Infographics: Identifying opportunities for improvements in health centers (2020). Health centers currently monitor HIV tests, HIV diagnoses, and Linkage to HIV care for patients newly diagnosed. According to the 2019 UDS data, more than 190,000 patients living with HIV receive medical care services at health care centers, including many sites co-funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.r. More Details...

Nationwide HIV-related Care Interactive Infographicsics: Identifying opportunities for improvements in health centers (2020). From January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, 2,259.758 medical patients (8.83%) of the United States' 25,589.752 total medical patients served at health centers received HIV tests. More Details...

Examining the Impact of COVID on Community Health Centers, Part 1: "At the Core of Care" (Podcast) (2020). Kristine Gonnella, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, discusses how the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is working with partners nationally to make public health preparedness resources more readily accessible to community health centers. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works (2020). Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Preparing for Value-Based Care through Sustainable Telehealth Workflows: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Join the HITEQ Center, in collaboration with Certintell, for a webinar on Preparing for Value-Based Care through Sustainable Telehealth Workflows. The webinar will provide an overview of how health centers can use telehealth during the current public health emergency and ensure that they are ready for the shift to Value-Based Care. We will cover sustainable telehealth services that are often underutilized and example workflows that have worked for other health centers. More Details...

Telehealth Strategies and Resources for Serving Patients with Limited English Proficiency (2020). Telehealth has the power to provide care to people in ways that were not possible before. Telehealth has removed barriers and ensured that people receive care when and where it is most convenient. Telehealth has been especially powerful during the COVID-19 pandemic, when non-emergency services such as primary care, behavioral health, and other in-person visits have been postponed to reduce the spread of the virus. However, while telehealth can remove obstacles, if not used deliberately and thoughtfully, it can exacerbate many inequalities that exist in the United States health system. One factor that is essential is language accessibility. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for Public Housing Residents: Access to Healthy Food (2020). Using data and maps created by National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) and other national data sources, this publication is one in a series that identifies the prevalence of social factors and population health indicators that affect public housing residents. It is intended for non-clinical health center staff, decision makers, and public housing stakeholders. More Details...

Building the Plane While Flying It: Case Studies on COVID-19, Telehealth, and Health Care for the Homeless Centers (2020). As is the case for most health centers, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Health Care for the Homeless health centers to rapidly adopt telehealth strategies to sustain client services remotely. But serving patients without homes necessitates additional innovation to reach clients in shelters, quarantine facilities, or even on the street, while attending to complex health and social needs. These case studies profile 17 HCH health centers and 2 consumers, offering a range of pragmatic, insightful perspectives on HCH telehealth in the COVID world. More Details...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Using Technology to Improve Access to Health Care for Public Housing Residents (2020). The purpose of this report is to outline the digital needs and challenges of public housing residents, the risks and benefits of using technology to improve patient care, and recommendations on how to prepare health centers and patients to optimize digital tools, improve access to care, and enhance efforts through partnerships to bridge the digital divide. More Details...

Operating a MLP During COVID-19, A Town Hall (2020). This town hall conversation explored strategies for coordinating health and legal efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Testing for COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters & Encampments: Discussing CDC’s New Health Department Guidance & NHCHC’s Newest Issue Brief (2020). As capacity for COVID-19 testing grows in most communities, high-risk settings such as homeless shelters and encampments are increasingly being prioritized for universal testing events. New CDC guidance for health departments outlines factors that local and state agencies can use to further inform specific policies being developed for these venues. A new National HCH Council issue brief provides lessons learned and testing strategies that HCHs in five cities have found to work successfully when conducting universal testing. This webinar summarized these new resources and hosted active discussion. More Details...

Building Resilience in the Midst of a Pandemic: What Health Care Workers and Leaders Can Do During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). A lot of energy has been devoted to the critical need for PPE, the lack of respirators, tests, and the pressure on health centers to help “flatten the curve.” This crisis has left little time to address the impact of workplace and personal stressors on providers and other staff as they try to balance the fear of contracting the virus while carrying a heavy, complex workload. This webinar provided tips and recommendations for leadership, health center staff working at clinical sites on how to create a healthy environment and cope with anxiety, depression and other behavioral disorders caused by COVID-19. More Details...

PCA Enabling Services Virtual Summit Podcast Series (2020). The first-ever PCA Enabling Services Virtual Summit and podcast series is co-organized and hosted by the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) in partnership with Health Outreach Partners (HOP). The seven podcast episodes cover a variety of Enabling Services topics, with a focus towards Primary Care Associations. More Details...

Secondary Traumatic Stress Identification, Mitigation and Improving Work Satisfaction for Health Center Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). This webinar educated health center staff on the concept of traumatic stress. It identified terms, risk factors, and symptoms associated with compassion fatigue/secondary traumatic stress and burnout. The concept of self-care is introduce, and participants learned about building skills that can mitigate traumatic stress responses and improve work satisfaction and reslience. More Details...

Informational Guide for Public Housing Residents During COVID-19 – Know the Basics of Seeking Care: Know the Basics of Seeking Care (2020). This infographic provides general information on how public housing residents can seek care for COVID-19, testing services provided by health centers near public housing agencies and how the Public Charge rule does not apply for these services. More Details...

Informational Guide for Public Housing Residents — COVID-19: Know the Basics (2020). This infographic provides general information on COVID-19. More Details...

Tip Sheet: 3 Ways to Help Patients with Evictions and Foreclosures during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). This is a tip sheet that outlines 3 ways health care providers and staff can work with legal aid attorneys to help patients facing possible evictions and foreclosures while also working to strengthen long-term housing protections. More Details...

Payment Reimbursement Tips: FQHC Requirements for Medicare Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) (2020). This fact sheet covers requirements for FQHC reimbursement for telehealth services during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. More Details...

Reimagining Care: Reopening Dental Practices (2020). This webinar provides health centers, Health Center Controlled Networks and primary care associations with guidance for reopening dental departments, including promising practices that offer a “real world” perspective, guiding tips, resources and tools, all in an effort to help increase access to care in a safe environment for staff and patients. More Details...

Homelessness & COVID-19 Webinar Archives (2020). In the peak of the emergency response to COVID-19 cases among people experiencing homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council held semiweekly webinars/forums on the most pressing issues facing health centers in April and May. View all recordings of this series now. More Details...

Telephone and Virtual Visits: Operational Considerations (2020). Tips and scripts for health center organizations to use in conducting telehealth visits with patients. More Details...

Telehealth.HHS.gov website (2020). The Telehealth.HHS.gov website provides information about the latest federal efforts to support and promote telehealth services. It was built by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). More Details...

Data Dashboard – COVID-19: Health Care for the Homeless Comparative Data (2020). This new COVID-19 Data Dashboard features comparative data on testing results, testing capacity, clinic closures, telehealth visits, and virus disparity by race and ethnicity from health centers, health centers with only 330(h) funding, and all health centers with 330(h) funding. More national health center data is available on HRSA's website. New health center COVID-19 data is collected weekly, and we will continue to update these figures as new data emerges. More Details...

Care Coordination: Planning for COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Strategies for partners pre- and post - COVID 19 Hospitalizations (2020). This document summarizes care team roles and key recommendations specific to supportive housing residents whose CIVID-19 symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization. More Details...

Triage & Tele-Health Support Plan for Isolation Units: Strategies for engaging clients for telehealth in COVID19 environment (2020). This step-by-step support plan is applicable to Supportive Housing Providers, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Health Centers, and Case Management services across the country in the early stages for addressing infectious disease. The support plan includes Triage Interview Questions and Immediate Intervention Steps for front line staff. More Details...

Re-opening Dental Practices during COVID-19: Legal Analysis / COVID-19: reapertura de consultorios dentales (2020). This memo, authored by FTLF in partnership with NACHC, provides considerations for health centers in determining the re-opening of dental services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brief analysis of FTCA coverage, malpractice liability, CDC guidance and applicable OSHA rules are provided. More Details...

Navigating Emergency Food Resources in Times of Crisis & Beyond: Three Step Approach to Understanding food resources in your community (2020). This brief is intended to help supportive and affordable housing and health and human service partners understand and more effectively assess resident and client access to emergency food. This navigation is especially important during unforeseen disruptions to local economies such as natural disasters, public health emergencies, or civic unrest. More Details...

Enhancing Social Connectedness in times of Physical Distance: Highlight promising practices for keeping connected with clients (2020). The current need for physical distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 means that many people may become more isolated. Here are suggestions for how to encourage social connectedness while practicing physical distancing and following critically important CDC guidance regarding how to not spread the virus. More Details...

Care Coordination: Planning for COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Strategies for partners pre- and post - COVID 19 Hospitalizations (2020). This document summarizes care team roles and key recommendations for COVID-19 protocols specific to supportive housing residents whose symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization. More Details...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Federal Funding and Opportunities for Health and Housing Collaboration: Focus on Resources and Partnerships (2020). There are a variety of state and federal resources available to aide health centers in providing services and housing connections to patients they treat with Opioid and substance use disorders. This brief describes the role of single state authorities (SSAs) who are responsible for managing the publicly funded substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery system, new federal funding targeting the opioid crisis and opportunities for collaboration in your community. More Details...

Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] is Only One Part of the Equation (2020). This blog post details why personal protective equipment is only one part of a larger protection strategy. More Details...

Equitable Housing Policy Central to Addressing COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). This blog post outline what policymakers and healthcare providers can do - both now and in the future - to respond to the needs of those at greatest risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Migrant Health Centers & COVID-19 Infographic (2020). NCFH's infographic describing the results of the most recently available survey data for Migrant Health Centers conducted by HRSA, updated weekly. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Information and Resources (2020). We at Migrant Clinicians Network have a dual priority to support clinicians and the vulnerable patients that they serve. MCN is presently developing strategies and gathering resources to support 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...

Medical Respite Care & Alternate Care Sites (2020). This issue brief is intended to provide health centers, public health authorities, emergency response systems, and Alternate Care Site program administrators with an operational framework that will improve the quality of care at ACS programs and promote longer-term stability for vulnerable people. Ideally, communities can retain this increased capacity for medical respite care after the pandemic subsides given the high level of need for these programs prior to COVID-19. More Details...

Getting a New Workflow and Process Started during COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving to Telehealth during Coronavirus Public Health Emergency (2020). Health centers are having to dramatically change approaches to patient care as the COVID-19 public health emergency keeps patients at home and ramps up the demands of telehealth and other remote care modalities. Many health centers are moving primary care, care for chronic conditions, behavioral health, and other important care that patients need to telehealth, but the changing landscape and quick turnaround is tricky for organizations to navigate successfully. This resource is a quick start guide for health centers making this change. More Details...

Diabetes Continuum of Care: Pillars of Community Engagement (2020). This webinar is part of the Special and Vulnerable Populations - Diabetes Task Force's 2020 National Learning Series. This session is focused on community engagement and is part four of a four-part webinar series on effective strategies to prevent, treat, and manage diabetes among special and vulnerable health center program patients. More Details...

Cyber Security Risks — COVID-19: Best Practices for Health Center Staff Working Remotely (2020). The number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout the United States, requiring more and more of our health systems to rely on employees working from home at times. While some of us are required to "shelter-in-place," unfortunately that shelter can create increased risks such as cyber security breaches. With good planning, policies, and employee and family education, health centers can minimize risk and support their employees while working remotely. This presentation will inform your Health Center remote workers on best practices for increasing cybersecurity at home. More Details...

The FQHC Alternative Payment Methodology (2020). This factsheet provides a snapshot of the FQHC Alternative Payment Methodology (APM). How it works, the different types of APMs, and an overview of the reimbursement methodologies for each state. More Details...

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Non-Traditional Financing for FQHCs during COVID-19 (2020). This webinar discusses non-traditional financing opportunities for health centers dealing with financial downturn during COVID-19, focusing on the latest developments in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and tips for strengthening health center participation in the PPP. More Details...

1332 Waivers and Health Centers: Update to Emerging Issues Brief 12 (2020). This factsheet provides an update to 1332 Waivers and Health Centers: Emerging Issues #12, published in June of 2016. Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows states to waive certain provisions of the ACA in order to implement alternative approaches to coverage options. There have been a number of developments in this field; this update will reiterate topics that remain unchanged and highlight current waiver policy. More Details...

Developing Cross-Sector Partnerships (2020). This guide provides health center staff with tools and strategies to initiate, develop, and sustain community partnerships to better serve older adult residents of public housing. Content of this publication was developed through a 4-session learning collaborative launched by the SDOH academy with a small cohort of HRSA-funded health centers, HCCNs, and PCAs. More Details...

Webinar Recordings and Slides — COVID-19: Oral Health COVID-19 Webinars (2020). This webpage includes all recordings and slides from NNOHA's live webinars related to COVID-19. The webinars include content on self-care, teledentistry, and oral health workforce. More Details...

Kit de herramientas para trabajo remoto: paquete de recursos frente al COVID-19 (2020). Este paquete podría usarse junto con el paquete de recursos frente al COVID-19, "Reduced Workflows and Staffing Guidance for Non-Clinical Operations" (Flujos de trabajo reducidos y orientación del personal para operaciones no clínicas) elaborado por la Asociación Nacional de Centros de Salud Comunitarios (NACHC) el 30 de marzo de 2020. Estos materiales se ofrecen a los centros de salud como muestras generales, ya que indican las formas de organización más adecuadas para el personal que trabaja desde su hogar, los estilos de administración apropiados y las comunicaciones con su organización. This resource is also available in English as the Remote Work Toolkit. More Details...

El papel de las VdS en la protección de los trabajadores vulnerables y sus familias: Trabajando en los tiempo de COVID-19 (2020). Durante este seminario virtual de 90 min MCN tratará de responder a preguntas urgentes de las Ventanillas de Salud sobre COVID-19 y discutiremos estrategias y recursos para proteger la vida de los trabajadores y sus familias. More Details...

WEBINAR | Work in the time of COVID-19: Protecting Vulnerable Workers and Their Families (2020). In this national webinar, presented by Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, and Ed Zuroweste, MD, we respond to many of your questions about COVID-19 and discuss strategies and resources to help workers best protect themselves and their families. More Details...

Trabajadores Agrícolas y el COVID-19: Preguntas frecuentes (2020). This MCN blog post serves to provide answers to many of the frequently asked questions we have received concerning Farmworker Health and COVID-19. More Details...

Poblaciones Vulnerables y el COVID-19: Estrategias para apoyar a las comunidades en Puerto Rico (2020). Únase a MCN para este seminario web, donde responderemos a sus preguntas sobre COVID-19 y discutiremos estrategias y recursos para ayudar a las comunidades en Puerto Rico a protegerse mejor. More Details...

Outreach Strategies during a Pandemic for Ag Workers: COVID-19 Webinar Series (Part 1): Outreach Strategies (2020). The focus of this webinar was on Outreach strategies targeting Agricultural workers. Health Center (HC) staff that attended the webinar provided information about how they have conducted outreach to Agricultural workers in the past and shared how the current COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their service delivery now. The webinar includes responses shared by health center staff highlighting the challenges amidst this crisis and includes changes that have been implemented in an effort to be responsive to their patient populations. More Details...

Farmworkers and COVID-19: FAQ (2020). This MCN blog post serves to provide answers to many of the frequently asked questions we have received concerning Farmworker Health and COVID-19. More Details...

Developing Relationships with Agricultural Producers: COVID-19 Webinar Series (Part 2): Developing Relationships in Agricultural Industry to Enhance Education, Communication, and Increase Access to Care (2020). This webinar provides information about the current state of COVID-19 epidemiology in rural areas and on U.S. farms, and provides listeners with information about how to obtain contact & location information of agricultural producers, as well as tips for building effective collaborations with producers in the interest of providing agricultural workers with access to health care. Guest speakers include Dr. David Douphrate and Dr. Anabel Rodriguez of the University of Texas Health Science Center, who have extensive experience in conducting health-related research projects and employee health and safety training in partnership with agricultural producers. More Details...

Virtual Board Meetings: A Spotlight on One Health Center’s Approach (2020). This short article highlights tips from one health center, HRHCare (NY), that has experience with virtual board meetings. More Details...

Reducing Harm for People Using Drugs & Alcohol During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Alternative Care Sites (2020). People experiencing homelessness cannot recover or protect themselves from COVID-19 at home. Therefore, Alternative Care Sites are being developed to accommodate such clients. This issue brief is intended to provide managers of alternative care sites, including health centers, with a framework for serving individuals with SUD in isolation and quarantine, and reducing possible harmful consequences. More Details...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Center Revenue and Jobs: A 50-State Analysis (2020). View a state-by-state estimate of health center revenue and job loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Communications & Outreach Toolkit — COVID-19: Resources & Templates to help Health Centers Communicate information about services and programs during the Coronavirus Outbreak (2020). Resources and templates Health Centers and PCAs can use to communicate information about services and programs to a variety of audiences, including the media, patients, prospective patients, community partners, during the Coronavirus outbreak. Resources include templates and documents like fact sheets, flyers, media relations templates, video animations, and more. More Details...

Homelessness Town Hall — COVID-19: Four-Part Series on Priority Topics (2020). People experiencing homelessness are especially susceptible to COVID-19, and the Council is working to keep the Health Care for the Homeless community up to date with the latest information from the field and a continuously updated resources page. The COVID-19 Town Hall series consists of weekly one-hour sessions with presenters from the HCH front lines bringing health care providers and homeless advocates a chance to hear best practices, ask questions, and engage in discussions on this fast-moving pandemic. More Details...

Telehealth Implications for FQHCs — COVID-19 (2020). In this complimentary webinar, we will describe the new telehealth flexibilities in the Appropriations Act and PAL 2020-01, discuss the President's recent national emergency declaration, and explain the broader impact of each on health centers. More Details...

Supply Chain Local Coordination Infographic (English/Spanish) (2020). This infographic illustrates the process by which to request supplies from government agencies. More Details...

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) (English/Spanish) (2020). This document outlines the purpose of the Strategic National Stockpile, how it is controlled and accessed by community health centers and primary care associations, and finally its current status. More Details...

Remote Work Toolkit (English/Spanish) (2020). This packet could be used in conjunction with “Reduced Workflows and Staffing Guidance for Non- Clinical Operations” COVID-19 Resource Packet issued by NACHC on March 30, 2020. These materials are offered as general samples for health centers as they determine the most appropriate set up for staff working from home, appropriate management styles and communications for their organization. More Details...

Patient Confidentiality & COVID-19 (2020). In this complimentary webinar, we will review the permitted uses and disclosures of patient information during emergencies under both HIPAA and Part 2 and discuss the most recent updates from OCR and SAMHSA. We will also provide responses to health center’s most frequently asked questions and suggest best practices to ensure on-going compliance during this challenging period. More Details...

FTCA Coverage & COVID-19 (2020). Health centers are currently engaged in unprecedented efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this complimentary webinar, we will explore FTCA coverage for various COVID-19 activities and discuss how you can best ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center and staff members in these unusual times. More Details...

Cashflow Options for Health Centers with more than 500 employees During the Covid‐19 Crisis (2020). The document begins with a chart summarizing all the programs, and is followed by a full-page overview of each program. More Details...

Oral Health Listening Session Findings — COVID-19 (2020). NNOHA hosted three oral health listening sessions on health center dental programs' responses to COVID-19. The listening sessions focused on protecting the community and protecting the dental team. The findings of the three listening sessions are provided in this document in addition the webinar recordings. More Details...

Fraud Schemes Guidance Alert (English/Spanish) (2020). As managing COVID-19 becomes part of the daily operations at health centers, procuring supplies and services related to patient treatment and response will increase. This Alert Notice is meant to bring awareness to potential fraudulent schemes that could arise during this time and assist health centers with the information they need to know to remain vigilant. Categories of scams include, but are not limited to, cyber and telemarketing fraud, high-demand product scams and price gouging, and fraud perpetrated by simulating government or other organizations. More Details...

Community Health Workers and COVID-19 (2020). COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It has been impacting countries around the world, including the United States. Most people infected will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment, however, older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. This resource covers how Community Health Workers are uniquely equipped to help the community cope with challenges faced due to COVID-19. More Details...

Why Homeless Populations Are a High-Risk Group — COVID-19 (2020). This shareable infographic explains why people experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable to to the coronavirus pandemic. More Details...

Using Non-Traditional Technology for Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic: Issue Brief for implementing commercial applications for telehealth consistent with March 2020 OCR Guidance (2020). Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the entity responsible for enforcing regulations under HIPAA, stated, effective immediately, it will exercise enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for HIPAA violations against covered healthcare providers if patients are served on a good faith basis during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. OCR has clarified that, during this public health emergency, these technologies can be used for any services, not only those specific to COVID-19. More Details...

Toolkit on Response to Racism and Xenophobia — COVID-19 (2020). The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), in collaboration with the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, developed a COVID-19 Response Toolkit to address incidents of xenophobia, racism, and hate in the Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community. More Details...

Things to Do During the COVID-19 Crisis if You Have Diabetes (2020). This fact sheet synthesizes the distinct advice people with diabetes who experience homelessness need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic. More Details...

Telehealth Policy during Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). The HITEQ Center is adding additional telehealth information, including policy and regulatory developments, relevant to coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts health centers as it becomes available. More Details...

Telehealth Essentials (2020). This brief guide by Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center discuss the essential aspects of telehealth, from policy to implementation. More Details...

Managing Crisis through Resilient Leadership COVID-19 Resource Packet (English/Spanish) (2020). Health centers are serving on the frontline, providing critical health care services in communities dealing with the coronavirus and COVID-19. During challenging and stressful times, it is normal for leaders to feel off balance. This resource contains six steps designed to access and be a Resilient Leader during turbulent times. More Details...

Telehealth to Support Primary Care during COVID-19 (2020). Sanjeev Arora, MD, discusses how the Project ECHO model is being applied to support primary care providers during this pandemic. Bob Phillips, MD reports on how primary care practitioners are applying emerging telehealth policies and the tough choices practices are making to maintain financial viability with dramatically reduced in-person visits. More Details...

Legal Considerations: Board Meetings During COVID-19 (2020). This short blog focuses on some legal considerations related to board meetings during COVID-19. More Details...

Cashflow and Payroll Options for Health Centers During the Covid-19 Crisis (2020). This document provides an overview of new programs that health centers –as well as PCAs, HCCNs, and NTTAPs-can tap to cover revenue shortfalls and to help their employees make ends meet during this time. The document begins with a chart summarizing all the programs, and is followed by a full-page overview of each program. More Details...

Virtual Board Meetings: Tips for Health Center Boards (English/Spanish) (2020). This short blog focuses on tips health centers can use if quickly adopting virtual meetings or increasing their use of such meetings given COVID-19. More Details...

Overview for the Board — COVID-19 (2020). This resource was developed by Lisa Bujno, APRN, Assistant Medical Director, Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc. (ACHS) in New Hampshire. This resource was adapted to share with a broader audience. It is shared with permission and contains segments that can be adapted for use with the board at your health center. More Details...

Telehealth Essentials Checklist Training Event Recording (2020). This free live training event was offered by the Mid-Atlantic Teleheath Resource Center on Wednesday March 18 from noon – 1 PM ET. MATRC walked through a checklist of the essentials health centers need to have in mind (and get into place) to get started on implementing telehealth. More Details...

Telehealth and COVID-19 (2020). The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers held a webinar exploring further uses and benefits of telehealth during the COVID-19 outbreak. More Details...

Simulation Exercise: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Training (2020). To support countries’ preparedness effort on the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO`s Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package. The exercise aims to examine and strengthen existing plans, procedures and capabilities to manage an imported case of 2019-nCov and targets the health authorities at the national level. More Details...

Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community: Interim guidance19March 2020 (2020). This document is intended for health ministers, health system administrators, and other decision-makers. It is meant to guide the care of COVID-19 patients as the response capacity of health systems is challenged; to ensure that COVID-19 patients can access life-saving treatment, without compromising public health objectives and safety of health workers. More Details...

Information for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers Community — COVID-19: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group (2020). As the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to grow throughout the world and in the United States, state and local public response systems are implementing a number of public health strategies to prevent further exposures and slow the spread of the virus. Infections among people experiencing homelessness will present specific challenges for those individuals, local response structures, and for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and other homeless service providers. More Details...

Information for Homeless Shelters and Homeless Service Providers Community — COVID-19 (2020). This infographic is meant for clients experiencing homelessness and the people who serve them to learn more about COVID-19 and measures to prevent its spread. More Details...

Telehealth Toolkit — COVID-19 (2020). This toolkit outlines ways in which telehealth can be used in response to COVID-19. More Details...

Pandemics and the Need for Telehealth: Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the American Telemedicine Association (2020). Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, President-Elect of the American Telemedicine Association and Sr. Advisor for Virtual Care at Partners Health Care in Boston. A pioneer in the telehealth movement, Dr. Kvedar talks about the evolving role of telehealth and remote monitoring, especially against the backdrop of the current pandemic leading to quarantines, and the growing adoption of telemedicine throughout the American healthcare system. More Details...

Health Center Boards and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (English/Spanish) (2020). This short document discusses how health center boards are exercising their governance duties related to COVID-19. More Details...

What Supportive Housing Providers Need to Know about CoronaVirus Disease 2019: Promising Practices highlighted in March 2020 COVID-19 Guidance for working with populations facing homelessness and other vulnerabilities is still relevant 6 and 12 months later. (2020). The vulnerable populations we serve are most likely to be impacted by COVID-19 based on their histories of homelessness and barriers to care when managing multiple health conditions. CSH has pulled together information from a variety of sources, from the vantage point of supportive housing providers, to help your agency best support your residents, your staff and your community. More Details...

What Older Adults Need to Know — COVID-19 (2020). The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. More Details...

Stigma and Resilience: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (2020). Public health emergencies, such as the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), are stressful times for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can lead to social stigma (1) toward people, places, or things. For example, stigma and discrimination can occur when people associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality, even though not everyone in that population or from that region is specifically at risk for the disease. Stigma can also occur after a person has been released from COVID-19 quarantine even though they are not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others. More Details...

Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs (2020). Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Housing providers, including organizations that run continuums of care and shelters, as well as the general public, can play an important role in this effort. You have access to many resources on the HUD page, including the Community Planning Development’s Toolkit for Homeless Shelters and Continuum of Care Providers. More Details...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC) (2020). This short document discusses how health center boards are exercising their governance duties related to COVID-19. More Details...

ADA Coronavirus FAQs (2020). The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the importance of providing the profession with credible information that will protect both patients and dental health care personnel at a time when information is constantly being updated. We will seek to update this information as we learn more details from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other reputable sources. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness: Tabletop Exercises (2019). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) requires that health centers test their emergency preparedness plans annually. A tabletop exercise may be acceptable to satisfy this requirement if conducted every 2 years. More Details...

Special COVID-19 Weitzman ECHO Session (2020). On Wednesday, March 4, the Weitzman Institute led a special Project ECHO session for clinicians addressing COVID-19. We are making the video recording and slides available free to health centers nationwide. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Access and Telehealth (2020). This webinar shares how Finger Lakes Community Health in upstate New York has used telehealth for outreach to patients who need it most, including immigrant populations. Topics include eliminating geographical boundaries, reducing stigma, expanding access to care. and leveraging limited workforce resources. More Details...

The Road to Trauma-Informed Care in Primary Care (2020). During this webinar, we heard from the National Council and Zufall Health Center about this program, lessons learned and resources for Health Centers on how to implement a trauma-informed care program on Trauma-Informed Primary Care: Fostering Resilience and Recovery, to educate health care providers on the importance of trauma-informed approaches and to create a change package for implementation of standardized and scalable trauma-informed care practices in the primary care setting. More Details...

Tools and Techniques to Assess Your Health Center’s Market and Community Needs (2020). This session will provide attendees with a review of the resources (many of which are free) available for health centers to assess market opportunities and community needs. More Details...

Proactive Scenario Planning: Modeling Financial Implications (2020). Review opportunities for improving health center financial health by proactively forecasting revenue streams under a variety of scenarios and by implementing strategies to maximize revenue collections regardless of market changes. More Details...

Achieving Social Determinants of Health Goals through Capital Expansion (2019). The Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can be a powerful framework to help health centers become an integral part of a community that sets the foundation for health. Health centers are increasingly addressing SDOH through their capital projects, such as co-located health and housing units, community gardens, gyms, and building space for financial counseling. More Details...

Successful Practices in Accountable Care: Building Capacity to Support Accountable Care: Washington Association for Community Health (2019). This publication highlights Washington Association for Community Health efforts in supporting health center capacity around accountable care. It explores change areas within three domains of NACHC’s Value Transformation Framework (Infrastructure, Care Delivery, People) to provide concrete examples of successful capacity-building strategies. Readers will also gain insight into what it takes to support health center transformation from volume to value. More Details...

Public Centers Monograph (2020). This monograph discusses the category of health centers known as “public centers,” previously known as public entities. The publication highlights some of the key considerations, challenging aspects, strategic advantages, and answers some of the frequently asked questions about the public center model. More Details...

Funded! Now What? (2020). This publication serves as a guide for the first 120 days and year of operations for health centers that received their 330-funding for the first time. The guide provides an overview of the Health Center Program Requirements and a series of checklists in nine different domains such as administration, governance, compliance, and more. More Details...

Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking in Health Center Settings (2019). This webinar provides an overview of the public health issues and the programs provided by two health centers in the United States. More Details...

Diabetes Self-Management: Education and Support (2019). Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is a critical element of care for all people with diabetes. DSMES is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care, as well as activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage his or her condition on an ongoing basis, beyond or outside of formal self-management training. More Details...

The Relationship Between Mental Health and Physical Health (2018). Mental and physical health are profoundly linked; however, the two are often talked about separately and treated differently. Many common medical problems treated in primary care involve behaviors and health habits that can worsen the condition when left unaddressed. In the United States, medical healthcare professionals provide the vast majority of behavioral health care in primary care settings. As many as 70% of primary care visits are related to behavioral health needs and over 80% of psychotropic medications are prescribed by non-psychiatric medical providers. In this webinar we will discuss common co-morbid physical and mental health conditions that are frequently diagnosed among migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. This presentation will help participants better understand the link between mind, behavior and body. Understanding this link is an important step in identifying strategies to help agricultural workers who are living with chronic physical conditions and who also present with mental health conditions – such as depression and anxiety. More Details...

Payment Innovation and Health Center Dental Programs: Case Studies from Three States (2018). As dental care reimbursement follows the trends of healthcare overall towards value-based payment reimbursement, lessons from pioneers in dental payment innovation will inform effective health center strategies that will both strengthen the dental safety network and improve the oral health of the communities they serve. This document outlines interviews from organizations in three states on how health center dental programs are adapting clinical care systems under payment innovation incentives. More Details...

Pain Management & Opioid Misuse Learning Collaborative: Session 3: Muscular-Skeletal Pain Management in a Farmworker Population (2019). Although agricultural workers are not to date, at high risk for opioid misuse, they do experience a disproportionate amount of musculoskeletal pain due to the arduous nature of the work that they do. Musculoskeletal pain develops from repeated exposures and cumulative forces may cause soft tissue damage, leading to inflammatory response and pain. Long-term exposure to heavy physical work, heavy lifting and carrying, whole-body vibration, and work in awkward postures with trunk flexion may be risk factors for low back pain. Kneeling, bending, heavy lifting and carrying, vibrations from tractor driving and work in uncomfortable postures cause a number of musculoskeletal difficulties. This session will explore some of the common musculoskeletal challenges for farmworkers with a discussion of how to better address pain in a primary care setting. More Details...

Pain Management & Opioid Misuse Learning Collaborative: Session 1: Cultural Dimensions of Pain Management (2019). While the assessment and treatment of pain is a universally important health care issue, modern medicine still struggles to agree on a method to measure pain perception. Difference among individuals based on culture, gender, age and a variety of characteristics means that although nearly all people experience pain sensations similarly, studies show there are important differences in the way people express their pain and expect others to respond to their discomfort. There are often conflicting attitudes about using pain medication. An understanding of the impact of culture on the pain experience is important in assuring effective patient care. This session will review a series of considerations when developing and approach to pain management, addressing some of the most common issues faced by patients and providers. More Details...

Opioids and Homelessness - The Support Act of 2018 -: The Support Act of 2018 - New Resource and Stakeholder Engagement to Influence Strategies to address the Opioid Crisis  (2018). Federal resources became available under the Support Act of 2018 to address the Opioid Crisis. Health centers on the front lines need to understand these new resource supports and how to access funding. More Details...

Innovative Programming and Partnering for People Experiencing Opioid Addiction - Series Part III: Challenges and strategies to address the opioid crisis among those facing homelessness and especially the unsheltered homeless population. (2019). Communities are developing innovative programs to address the needs of people experiencing opioid addiction and in particular those who are also experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Join leaders from Philadelphia, San Diego and San Francisco who are developing program models to address those needs. More Details...

Como Superé Mi Depresión - How I Over Came My Depression: A Digital Story about Depression (2017). This digital story explores the management and treatment options for those diagnosed with depression. It is a low-literacy tool for patients who need a clear, concise understanding of depression and what treatment options are available to help them manage their diagnosis. ​​This digital story is narrated in Spanish with English subtitles. More Details...

Addressing Health Equity through Health and Housing Partnerships: Strategies for health and housing providers to address the inequities in our systems that impact access to quality health care for homeless and vulnerable populations. (2019). Community health centers can strengthen their efforts to address the inequities and barriers for homeless and vulnerable populations to access quality health care. More Details...

Promoting CDC Tips from Former Smokers to Public Housing Residents (2018). This webinar provided background on the smoking rates for public housing residents, the recent requirement for public housing buildings to implement a smoke-free policy, and an overview of CDC Tips materials and resources (such as Tips print ads and videos) tailored for health care providers and organizations that serve public housing residents. It also provided details on the pilot project and information on how to apply. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for Public Housing Residents: Diabetes (2019). Public housing residents are more likely to be affected by community violence and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. The following issues brief provide descriptions of some of the most critical issues affecting this special population. More Details...

Health Behaviors and Public Housing: Interactive Map (n.a.). Health behaviors are detrimental actions that heightened the odd of illness and impede recovery. This map depicts some health behaviors by county and the location of PHPC health centers in the nation. More Details...

Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Findings from the NCHPH Learning Collaborative (2018). A cervical cancer prevention and control program comprises an organized set of activities aimed at preventing and reducing morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. The program provides a plan of action with details on what work is to be done, by whom and when, as well as information about what means or resources will be used to implement the program. More Details...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategies in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Findings from the NCHPH Learning Collaborative (2018). The National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) engaged in discussions with clinical directors from Public Housing Primary Care grantees and other Health Centers located in or immediately accessible to public housing to determine successful strategies to promote cervical cancer prevention among their patient population. More Details...

Increasing Access to Healthy Food and Exercise in Public Housing Communities: Examples From Public Housing Primary Care Grantees (2019). Public housing residents face the challenge of living in communities with poor access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise. Addressing access to healthy food and improving diet and exercise are critical components in improving the health of public housing residents. This report provides examples of Public Housing Primary Care Grantee strategies and programs that have increased access to healthy food, exercise and weight control models for public housing residents. More Details...

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Vaccination: Webinar Resources (2019). This webinar focuses on strategies to prevent and eliminate hepatitis B as a U.S. public health threat, particularly among special and vulnerable populations impacted by the opioid epidemic. To access the slides and recording, follow the link provided More Details...

Community Health Centers Meeting Rural Health Needs (2019). This short fact sheet covers the barriers to care faced by rural communities and how Community Health Centers are helping to address those barriers: by focusing services on communities with the greatest difficulty accessing or affording care, innovating using telehealth technologies, and recruiting a wide range of health care providers to complement primary care, including dentists, pharmacists, and behavioral health professionals. Ultimately, health centers are achieving better improving outcomes for rural patients. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Developing Community Health Centers Along the Continuum of Pay for Performance (2019). This HITEQ Highlights webinar described the continuum of value-based contracting, and suggested steps for health centers to move up the continuum. It also outlined basic elements of infrastructure to perform well in a value-based environment. Presenters from Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic presented their experience. More Details...

Health Center EHR Transition: Tips for everything from selection to contract negotiation to implementation (2019). The HITEQ Center has a number of EHR transition tools that may be helpful for health centers that are considering a transition from one EHR to another. This resource brings together all these tools for easy access. More Details...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Frequently Asked Questions: Compliance with HRSA Requirements for Scope of Project, Patient Access and Patient Payments (2019). In practice, SUD-related services encompass various types of treatments based on the specific addiction disorder. One component is the provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services – a strategy that combines both drug and behavioral therapies to combat substance use disorders, and which may include opioid treatment programs (OTPs) such as Buprenorphine Therapy, non-opioid medication treatments and classes, and various behavioral health therapies. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document focuses on some of the more common questions related to the application of HCP requirements to the provision of MAT services. In particular, this FAQ addresses questions that often arise regarding the relationship between MAT services and the health center’s overall “scope of project,” patient access within the context of the HCP requirement to offer services to all residents of the service area, and patient payments for MAT services. More Details...

Health Centers are Providing Care to Growing Numbers of Patients with Complex Needs (2019). This short fact sheet explains the growth in health center patients who experience higher rates of chronic conditions and social risk factors associated with poorer health outcomes, like poverty and homelessness. The fact sheet also highlights how health centers’ comprehensive services are working to address patients with complex health care needs. More Details...

Group Visits Fact Sheet (2019). This resource goes into detail on group visits in Medicare and Medicaid and how payment works. More Details...

Defining an Effective Change in Scope (2019). This document explains the definition of a Medicaid change in scope and why this process is important for payment and care transformation. More Details...

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Medication-Assisted Treatment at Health Care for the Homeless Programs (2019). This paper outlines strategies for how Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs can start or expand medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services to address the opioid epidemic. While HCH programs serve only four percent of all health center patients nationally, they are responsible for serving nearly 40 percent of all patients receiving MAT. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Series: Session 1: CREATING A SUPPORTIVE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT TO ADDRESS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (2019). Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in all segments of our society, but vulnerable populations like migrant women may encounter additional disparities and barriers to care that make intervention and treatment of IPV more complex. In these two sessions, Migrant Clinicians Network provides specific and effective action items to better serve women who have experienced IPV in the exam room, and to make our communities safer by engaging men in the community. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Series: Session 2: PROVIDING ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR MEN TO ACT ON PREVENTING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (2019). Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in all segments of our society, but vulnerable populations like migrant women may encounter additional disparities and barriers to care that make intervention and treatment of IPV more complex. In these two sessions, Migrant Clinicians Network provides specific and effective action items to better serve women who have experienced IPV in the exam room, and to make our communities safer by engaging men in the community. More Details...

Providing Trauma-Informed Care at Health Centers for HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men (2018). This brief offers health centers an introduction to providing trauma-informed care for HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM). The overall aims are to help health center staff understand the disproportionate prevalence of trauma and stress-related disorders among HIV-positive MSM, recognize the relationship of trauma to overall health and decreased engagement in primary care among HIV-positive MSM. This brief will also outline the promising practices in trauma-informed care to improve engagement of HIV-positive MSM in behavioral health and primary care. More Details...

HIV Prevention in the South: Reducing Stigma, Increasing Access (2016). The HIV epidemic disproportionately affects the Southern U.S., where 51% of new HIV diagnoses occurred in 2013. Despite substantial progress along the continuum of care, HIV remains a major health concern in the South, particularly for young, Black gay and bisexual men, other men who have sex men (MSM), and transgender women. Our new publication “HIV Prevention in the South: Reducing Stigma, Increasing Access” presents four strategic elements for preventing the further spread of HIV among vulnerable populations in the South, and suggests a more hopeful future for reducing the HIV epidemic. More Details...

Getting to Zero: Reducing HIV Incidence through Screening, Treatment, and Prevention (2016). This module will: Describe HIV incidence, particularly among men who have sex with men and transgender women. Identify the current recommendations for HIV and STI screening and the importance of screening high risk populations for prevention of HIV. Describe how biomedical interventions including treatment as prevention, PEP, and PrEP are effective tools for reducing the incidence of new HIV cases among high risk populations. More Details...

What's new in STI epidemiology, prevention, and treatment for Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM)? (2018). Rates of syphilis and gonorrhea have been increasing in the United States, and most cases occur in men who have sex with men (MSM). In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard will review recent trends in STIs and examine causes for these trends. He will also discuss the controversial impact of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on STI incidence among MSM. Dr. Ard will outline steps clinicians and health centers can take to address STIs in 2018. More Details...

Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities (2017). Although estimates of HIV incidence remain relatively stable in the United States (US), the epidemic continues to increase disproportionately among men who have sex with men (MSM). Notably, nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. While the data about its safety and efficacy in this population are encouraging, structural and social barriers that undermine optimal PrEP uptake, as well as suboptimal adherence and retention in PrEP-related, follow-up medical care must be addressed. More Details...

Oral Health and Diabetes for Patients Experiencing Homelessness: Fact Sheet (2019). NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council partnered to develop this fact sheet on oral health and diabetes for patients experiencing homelessness. This purpose is to highlight linkages between periodontal disease, diabetes, and homelessness, as well as address, frequently asked questions related to understanding and caring for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness: Health Center Perspective: Protecting our Workforce and Patients from Emerging Infectious Disease (2019). Bernadette Thomas, DNP, Chief Operations Officer for Lynn Community Health Center speaks on protecting our workforce and patients from emerging infectious disease More Details...

Advancing Health Center Value By Strengthening PCA & HCCN Capacity (2018). This infographic provides an overview of available learning opportunities to support PCAs and HCCNs as they engage health centers in value-based strategies. More Details...

Stopping the Revolving Door : How Health Centers Can Serve Justice Involved Populations: Coordinating to meet the health needs of individuals leaving prison and jails. (2018). Learn from the community health centers that are on the forefront helping to meet the health and social needs of individuals exiting correctional institutions. This webinar is a companion to CSH's recently released publication on this topic, and will feature overviews from three health centers engaged in this work. More Details...

Stopping the Revolving Door : How Health Centers Can Serve Justice Involved Populations: Coordinating to meet the health needs of individuals leaving prison and jails. (2018). Learn from the community health centers that are on the forefront helping to meet the health and social needs of individuals exiting correctional institutions. This webinar is a companion to CSH's recently released publication on this topic, and will feature overviews from three health centers engaged in this work. More Details...

State Strategies Working with Health Centers to Address the Opioid Crisis: Practical approaches and funding opportunities for Health Centers, supportive housing providers and States confronting the opioid crisis. (2019). Health Centers and supportive housing providers are confronting the opioid crisis head on in communities across the country with positive results. This session of a 2-part series highlights strategies of working with state agencies. More Details...

HUD Policy Brief for Health Centers - Recovery Housing: Understanding the Role and Impact of Housing Policy for Health Centers (Recovery Housing) (2019). Effective health and housing parterships are particularly relevant for those individuals and families facing the challenges of substance use disorders combined with precarious housing stability. This HUD policy brief builds an understanding for health centers on housing policy and approach to recovery housing More Details...

Emergency Preparedness Conference Recordings (2019). These presentations were given at a one-day conference hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MassLEAGUE). The conference focused on the realities of primary care and proper infection control for stopping the spread – and fear – of emerging infectious diseases. Topics include epidemiology and disease surveillance, lessons learned from the recent global threat of Ebola, and an interactive session on personal protective equipment. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness Communications: Key Considerations (2019). This webinar describes key communication strategies for utilization by health centers before, during and after an emergency and introduce an adaptable template to create an emergency preparedness communications plan. More Details...

Bio-Personal Protective Equipment for Community Health Centers (2019). This webinar describes the bio-protective equipment health centers can use to prepare for and appropriately deal with bio-hazardous events. More Details...

Understanding and Addressing the Health Needs of Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Strategies for Increasing Access and Quality Care for Hard to Reach Youth (2018). Significant health disparities including higher rates of mental health and substance use condition impact youth experiencing homelessness, yet they are at risk of underutilizing services and care. This webinar explores the needs of youth experiencing homelessness with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth, best practices in providing care, and the intersection of behavioral health for this vulnerable population. More Details...

Multi-system Coordination: Building and Maintaining a Coordinated Provider Community: Highlights examples of health and housing multi-system coordination for very complex patients (2018). People experiencing homelessness are at the intersection of multiple systems, including health, housing, and the justice system. This webinar highlights examples of multi-system coordination for very complex patients that aim to not only increase access to care but also to collaboratively manage care among multiple providers. More Details...

Addressing Violence in Public Housing Communities: Case Examples of Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies from Public Housing Primary Care Grantees (2019). The purpose of this report is to provide Health Centers located in or immediately accessible to public housing with best practices and examples of violence prevention and intervention programs that can be implemented in their communities. NCHPH conducted background research on violence and crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, interviewed four Health Center staff, and analyzed the interviews to identify overlapping themes, lessons learned, and successful strategies used to address and prevent violence. More Details...

Community Health Center Chartbook: January 2019 (2019). This chartbook is a comprehensive collection of important research findings on community health centers and provides a detailed picture of the Health Center Program, including health center services, cost-effectiveness, quality of care, accessibility of services, patient demographics, and the challenges health centers face in meeting demand for care. More Details...

Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Care in Emergency Responses: Stories and Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy (2005). This second edition of AAPCHO's emergency preparedness compendium highlights the value and need for sharing best practices that are sensitive to the specific needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) in emergency management efforts. More Details...

Navigating the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: A Step-by-Step Guide (2018). This guide serves to help health centers navigate CMS' requirements. More Details...

Integrated Supportive Housing and Health Center Partnerships Serving Older Adults with Complex Needs: Understanding unique health needs of homeless and formerly homeless aging population (2018). Webinar presentation on effective integrated health and housing partnerships to serve the health needs of older adult populations - both currently and formerly homeless. More Details...

Health Center Strategies for Addressing the Opioid Crisis: The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Homeless Populations (2018). Health Centers and supportive housing providers are confronting the opioid crisis head on in communities across the country with positive results. This webinar explores practical approaches and funding strategies to address the impact of the Opioid Crisis on homeless and vulnerable populations. More Details...

Evaluation Of Culturally Appropriate Community Health Education On Diabetes Outcomes (2008). This fact sheet provides the results of a study that examined the impact of health education utilization on HbA1c levels of diabetic patients at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC). The results showed that health education visits are associated with improved HbA1c levels, and thus are essential to patient health care. This demonstrates that culturally and linguistically appropriate health education services are integral components of health center care for underserved populations and serve as effective tools to reduce barriers to care and diabetes health disparities. More Details...

Establishing Policies And Building Capacity Of Community Health Centers To Address Human Trafficking (2015). This educational brief gives an overview of the health disparities facing victims of human trafficking and how health centers are an essential resource uniquely situated to help victims. This brief includes recommendations for training staff members to recognize sex trafficking victims, policies/procedures to support patients who were being trafficked, and other federal anti-trafficking resources. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: After the Storm: Lessons Learned on Worker Health & Safety during Storm Disaster Cleanup (2016). Recent events have highlighted the importance of planning and preparing for the continuity of health care services in the event of emergency or disaster. Following disaster, a thorough emergency response allows health centers to shifts gears to address the longer-term health consequences of disaster. Providing health care services to underserved populations, like agricultural workers, poses a host of challenges to service providers under the best of circumstances, including isolated rural work and home locations, group housing, substandard housing, mobility, limited English proficiency, cultural factors, transportation, documentation status, and poverty. The significance of these factors is undoubtedly magnified under emergency circumstances. More Details...

An Examination of Enabling Services at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) 2004-2007: Enabling Services Accountability Project (2008). This fact sheet provides an overview of enabling services (ES) utilization at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) from 2004-2007. The information is useful for health centers in their efforts to better understand the contribution of enabling services to patient care as well as provide data to support advocacy efforts for ES reimbursement and funding.Overall, the documentation and examination of ES supports the national efforts to improve cultural and linguistic appropriate health care delivery and reduce and eliminate health disparities for underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) populations. More Details...

An Examination of Enabling Services at Kalihi-Palama Health Center (KPHC) 2004-2007: Enabling Services Accountability Project (2008). This fact sheet provides an overview of enabling services (ES) utilization at Kalihi-Palama Health Center (KPHC) from 2004-2000. The information is useful for health centers in their efforts to better understand the contribution of enabling services to patient care as well as provide data to support advocacy efforts for ES reimbursement and funding. Overall, the documentation and examination of ES supports the national efforts to improve cultural and linguistic appropriate health care delivery and reduce and eliminate health disparities for underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) populations. More Details...

An Examination of Enabling Services at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) 2004-2007: Enabling Services Accountability Project (2008). This fact sheet provides an overview of enabling services (ES) utilization at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC) from 2004-2007. The information is useful for health centers in their efforts to better understand the contribution of enabling services to patient care as well as provide data to support advocacy efforts for ES reimbursement and funding. Overall, the documentation and examination of ES supports the national efforts to improve cultural and linguistic appropriate health care delivery and reduce and eliminate health disparities for underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI) populations. More Details...