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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SO/GI Data Collection Demonstration Videos (2018). Resource Type: Other. Description: These videos demonstrate best practices in sexual orientation and gender identity data collection. They address common questions and issues that arise for frontline and clinical staff when asking patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity. We hope these videos can provide a valuable training tool for health care staff looking for sample language and best practices. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-Conference – Behavioral Health Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse patients (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes. More Details...

Intersex Healthcare Experiences Panel (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this panel from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care related to intersex experience. More Details...

HIV Treatment and Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse People (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference, Dr. Kevin Ard covers the basics on the recommendations for prescribing PrEP with TGD patients. Participants will discover best practices for outreach and administration of PrEP in TGD communities including the exploration of PrEP interactions with hormone treatments, and the components of incorporating PrEP into diverse clinic settings. More Details...

Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-binary People of Color Panel (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this panel from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse BIPOC panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care. More Details...

Gender-Affirming Surgeries Part 1 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Bowers reviews current rationale for surgery, historical perspectives, and standards for care of the transgender surgical patient. More Details...

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Testosterone (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie discusses the use of testosterone with transgender and gender-diverse patients. More Details...

Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy: Estrogen, Anti-Androgens, and Progesterone (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Julie Thompson discusses estrogen, anti-androgens and progesterone use. More Details...

Gender-Affirmative Health Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Reisner provides an overview on gender-affirmative health care, including terminology, demographics and epidemiology. More Details...

Families of Transgender Youth Panel (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this panel from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse youth and their families share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care. More Details...

Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents. More Details...

Emerging Topics in Trans Medicine – Expert Panel Discussion (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this panel from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, experts in transgender and gender-diverse patient care discuss emerging topics in the field. More Details...

Decolonizing Gender: How Mental Health Providers Can Break Out of the Binary (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Chang covers how to break out of the binary when approaching behavioral health care for clients. More Details...

Collecting Gender Identity Data in EHRs (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Chris Grasso and Juwan Campbell discuss the importance of and how to collect gender identity data in EHRs. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for Transgender Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian discusses behavioral health care for transgender and gender-diverse people at health centers. This session will contextualize mental health inequities across diagnostic categories within a gender minority stress framework, propose culturally responsive tailoring of evidence-based clinical practices, and offer strategies for building inclusive, affirming, and trauma-informed environments within health centers in order to optimize behavioral health outcomes. More Details...

Alternative Sexualities in Healthcare: Providing Affirming Care to Patients who Engage in Kink, BDSM, Fetish, Swinging, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, and Open Arrangements (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference will provide an overview of various alternative sexualities (including kink, BDSM, and fetish) and relationship arrangements (including non-monogamy, polyamory, and swinging). Participants will be introduced to the implications of discrimination against patients with alternative sexualities and relationship arrangements on healthcare, historically and currently. Presenters will share best practices for providing affirming care to these populations in physical and behavioral health. More Details...

Addressing Unconscious and Implicit Bias (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Cei Lambert focuses particularly on provider bias and power dynamics and how bias shows up for transgender and gender-diverse clients. More Details...

SO/GI Data Collection Demonstration Videos (2018). Resource Type: Other. Description: These videos demonstrate best practices in sexual orientation and gender identity data collection. They address common questions and issues that arise for frontline and clinical staff when asking patients about their sexual orientation and gender identity. We hope these videos can provide a valuable training tool for health care staff looking for sample language and best practices. More Details...

COVID-19 IMPACT ON AGRICULTURAL WORKERS (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Covid-19 Impact on Agricultural Workers fact sheet has been updated with new information on Promising Practices and reported attitudes and beliefs of farmworkers regarding Covid-19. Covid-19 vaccination and case data has been updated. More Details...

Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Youth during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will assist health centers in recognizing and supporting the importance of access to gender-affirming care for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth. More Details...

Why Weight? Improving the health of LGBTQIA+ patients by reducing weight stigma (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Weight-related discrimination in the U.S. is common and is associated with substantial social, economic, and health costs. Allegra Gordon (she/her), ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor at Boston University\'s School of Public Health and Jamie Dannenberg (she/they), MS, RD, LDN, outpatient eating disorder dietitian at Metrowest Nutrition and co-creator of thirdwheelED, invite you to explore how we can improve health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ patients through a weight-inclusive approach to healthcare. This webinar will offer an introduction to the current state of the science on weight stigma and its effects on health, as well as critical insights on weight stigma in relation to LGBTQIA+ identities. Participants will come away from the webinar with concrete recommendations for creating a weight-inclusive medical practice. More Details...

Supporting Older LGBTQIA+ Adults during COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Participants of this webinar will discover strategies for engaging internal and community resources for supporting older LGBTQIA+ patients during a pandemic. Facilitators from The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project will discuss methods for connecting with communities, and best practices for attending to the mental health and social determinants of health needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults during COVID-19. More Details...

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