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Background. Social Determinants of Health are the social conditions that influence individual and community health. Those determinants include housing, poverty, nutrition, education and family stability.

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

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

Telehealth Office Hours: Tele-Behavioral Health Best Practices for Health Centers Now and Into the Future (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this session, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Jonathan Neufeld will review the best practices for building, operating and sustaining a telebehavioral health practice in an FQHC setting. He will cover strategies for improving etiquette, assessing and mitigating patient risk, and updates on telehealth billing and policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. More Details...

Eyes on Access: Introduction to Comprehensive Vision Services in Health Centers (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This is a Part 1 archive of a 2-part webinar series in Spring 2022 that reviewed the interconnection of vision, chronic disease and quality of life. Data substantiating community needs, disparities and barriers was reviewed. This webinar series addresses how health centers can integrate vision services into primary care. More Details...

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

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

Improving Health of Public Housing Residents Through Intentional Health Center and Housing Authority Partnerships (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In collaboration with the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium, the National Center for Health in Public Housing conducted a webinar highlighting the health center and housing authority partnerships that have led to improved health for public housing residents. More Details...

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

Familismo & Fatalismo: How Cultural Beliefs Affect Health Care (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Hispanic/Latinos are the largest non-white group in the United States and have the highest rates of Diabetes as compared to other ethnic groups; this can be related to the lack of healthcare, genetics, obesity rates, insulin resistance, lower economic status, and sociocultural factors. The concept of Familismo & Fatalismo is central in Hispanic/Latino cultural values. If the health care provider does not consider these beliefs, treatment recommendations are likely to be ignored. A proven strategy to overcome these cultural barriers is the implementation of Community Health Workers (CHWs). More Details...

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

Proporcionando educación y manejo para el control de la diabetes: Guía para Promotores de Salud (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso proporciona herramientas educativas de prevención que los Promotores y las Promotoras de salud (CHWs) pueden usar y compartir con los trabajadores agrícolas migratorios estacionales y otras poblaciones vulnerables para reducir las complicaciones de la salud diabética. Hay varios recursos descargables disponibles para guiar a los CHW en factores de riesgo y métodos de prevención en complicaciones de salud oral, ocular y de pie, que están comúnmente relacionados con la diabetes. More Details...

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

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

A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding Factors Contributing to Health Inequities (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In order to better understand whether, and to what extent, specific patient and health center characteristics influence health equity (including access to care and health outcomes) among various sub-populations of patients, Capital Link, with the assistance of HealthLandscape and funded by Cedars-Sinai, conducted a data-driven analysis of more than 100 factors for the 58 federally qualified health center (FQHC) members of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) for the period of 2017-2020. (Released 2022) More Details...

Community Health Center Chartbook 2022 (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This publication is an overview of health centers' operations and patients served in 2020. NACHC presents FQHCs operations and services provided through using UDS, Kaiser, and ACS data. More Details...

Health Literacy and COVID-19: Approaches to Patient Communication (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource will review lessons learned about health communication during the pandemic and share strategies to address low literacy in under-resourced patient populations, including agricultural workers and older adults. Understanding how health literacy impacts health outcomes is crucial for health centers to provide accurate health information that is easy to understand, both verbally and through patient education materials. More Details...

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

MLP in Health Centers (Session 1): A deep dive on laying the foundation & funding the model (2022). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The first session of the webinar series featured Ann C. Mangiameli (Managing Attorney at Legal Aid of Nebraska) and Brad L. Meyer (CMPE, CEO of Bluestem Health) as panelists. They spoke from their experience to help health center and MLP staff better understand how to develop and implement their MLP models and explore effective methods for funding. More Details...

From Homelessness to Housing: Challenges and Opportunities of Housing Transitions: Healing Hands Newsletter (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue of Healing Hands, published by the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians\' Network, presents some of the key challenges faced by newly housed individuals and their care providers, and considers a variety of principles, concepts, and approaches that can be useful in mitigating and transforming these challenges, in support of the best possible outcomes for a client’s health and well-being. More Details...

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

Indigenous Agricultural Workers Fact Sheet (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This fact sheet provides research and data about Indigenous Agricultural Workers. It covers topics from History of Indigenous in Latin America, health in Latin America, health in the U.S, discrimination, working conditions, and barriers to health care. More Details...

The Role of Family Caregivers in Identifying & Addressing Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Community-dwelling older adults are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of opioids or alcohol but are often overlooked and undertreated for substance use disorders (SUD). This webinar will discuss approaches for supporting caregivers to recognize and respond to issues of substance misuse with their older adult family members. More Details...

Homeless Mortality and the Impact of COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar gave an overview of the new Homeless Mortality Data Toolkit, featuring two communities who conduct a thorough review of homeless mortality, including reflections on the impact of COVID-19 on untimely deaths. Determining leading cause of death is a crucial part of health centers\' needs assessment requirements; for any health center serving people without homes, the strategies shared in this discussion should be central. More Details...

“Are We Prepared for the Next Emergency?” Webinar Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Health Centers are likely to be the first point of contact for those seeking care for injuries, infectious diseases, and other emergency-related illnesses. As first-line responders, health centers are responsible for dealing with health emergency case management. The purpose of this webinar series was to increase awareness and understanding of the need for preparing for new emergencies beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series provided an overview of best practices and challenges health centers face during emergencies and the role of primary care associations to lead the health centers’ emergency response. More Details...

Housing Insecurity and Health Centers: The Case for Screening and Beyond (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Housing insecurity was on the rise across the country even before the pandemic, which destabilized so many lives. If health centers are serious about the Social Determinants of Health, they should prioritize housing as a profoundly influential SDOH, regardless of HCH designation. This webinar featured two leaders whose health centers do NOT have HCH funding but provide quality services for people experiencing homelessness all the same. We discussed data on homelessness across the country, what UDS shows on screening for housing insecurity among non-HCH health centers, strategies for screening inclusively, and the breadth of the HRSA definition of homelessness. We concluded by highlighting a new HRSA-funded publication that goes deeper on all of these issues. More Details...

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

La Esperanza Winter 2022 Edition: Emerging Issues Among MSAW Populations: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health Resources for Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: MHP Salud develops and distributes two issues of La Esperanza, a newsletter for Community HealthWorkers/Promotores and program staff that fosters continuing education and sharing of resources to all potential and existing Health Centers. The topics for this newsletter will include the role of CHWs in addressing emerging health issues experienced by Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers. More Details...

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

La Ley Del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio Video Educativo Para Pacientes (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este video educativo brinda información para ayudar a los pacientes a comprender el seguro médico de la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA por sus siglas en inglés), familiarizarse con palabras importantes, aprender sobre el proceso de inscripción y las fechas importantes, e identificar dónde pueden encontrar ayuda y recursos para ellos y sus familias. Además, incluye un testimonio de una persona que pudo beneficiarse del mercado de salud durante la pandemia del COVID-19. More Details...

A Framework for Health and Housing Partnerships for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Health and Housing Partnerships build community capacity to bridge barriers to health equity. (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Addressing the COVID pandemic through vaccine distribution gives communities the opportunity to find strategies and activities that ensure communities with limited access all are included. Health and housing partnerships can work to break down structural barriers to ensure there is access to vaccines, vaccine boosters and other therapies that move the country moves health equity. More Details...

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

Filling the HCH Gap: Case Studies of Non-HCH Health Centers Serving People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication highlights five health centers that do not have Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) designation but provide excellent services to people experiencing homelessness regardless. More Details...

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

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

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

When Loneliness Remains: Supporting the Social Needs of Older Adults Beyond the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic greatly increased public awareness of the detrimental effect of social isolation and loneliness—especially for community-dwelling older adults. This webinar will show participants some traditional and innovative approaches to engage and support older patients who are most likely to remain at risk during the Nation’s recovery from the COVID-driven public health crisis. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Health Of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians And Pacific Islanders Served At Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report examines current patient demographics and utilization of health services at health centers serving Asian Americans (AAs) and Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NH/PIs), and highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States. More Details...

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

Health Center Role in Housing Innovations: Pay for Success Models: Publication Series highlighting health center role to advance innovative housing models (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Learn more about the role for health centers in Pay for Success Models as part of the current trend towards measuring outcomes to understand successful social interventions to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including housing.  More Details...

Health Center Role in Housing Innovations: Pay for Success Models: Publication Series highlighting health center role to advance innovative housing models (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Learn more about the role for health centers in Pay for Success Models as part of the current trend towards measuring outcomes to understand successful social interventions to address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), including housing.  More Details...

Housing, Health, and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication provides health centers with promising practices for supporting LGBTQIA+ older adults with their housing and related health care needs, including screening for homelessness and housing, supporting aging in place, providing affirming referrals for housing and supportive services, and offering inclusive health care environments. More Details...

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

Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. More Details...

Supporting Family Caregivers to Provide Oral Palliative Care for Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Management of and treatment for cancer and other serious illness may negatively impact the oral health of older adult patients, but severe complications can be better controlled through early palliative care interventions. This webinar will discuss the role of family caregivers in the assessment of oral health concerns in seriously ill patients and at-home symptom management. More Details...

Community Violence and Mental Health: Supporting Patients and Building Resilience (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Community violence is an urgent public health issue and an important social determinant of health. Experiencing or witnessing community violence can impact one’s physical, psychological, and emotional health. Community health centers can play a unique role in identifying, treating, and preventing violence exposure. More Details...

Quality Improvement Strategies for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing and Treatment for Health Centers Serving Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance held a learning collaborative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Health Resources & Services Administration, during March/April 2021. In the learning collaborative, health center clinicians and/or enabling services providers explored quality improvement strategies for standardized LTBI testing and treatment data collection. More Details...

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

Health & Housing Partnership E-Learning Guide: Self-Pace E-Learning - Strategic Health and Housing Partnership Guilde (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This self-paced e-learning offers strategic guidance in building, assessing and/or strengthening various types of partnerships between Health Center Program Grantees, behavioral health providers and supportive housing providers. More Details...

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

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

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

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

Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module provides an overview of the unique medical, behavioral health, and social service needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults, as well as strategies to address these needs. More Details...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 2: For Administrators (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module builds upon Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 1 by offering specific information for health care administrators, including: strategies for making health care settings more welcoming for LGBTQIA+ people, and collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data. More Details...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 1 (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module provides an overview of LGBTQIA+ health terms, concepts, and disparities. We recommend that all learners start here. More Details...

Where Does Homelessness Happen?: Understanding the Definitions of Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This infographic succinctly depicts the various shelter arrangements that constitute the breadth of homelessness, distinguishing major differences between federal definitions, with considerations for screening. More Details...

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

Centering the Nurse Home Visitor Client Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has upended virtually every facet of life. By necessity, healthcare organizations have limited or restricted in-person care to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Unfortunately, this has kept many consumers from accessing timely healthcare. More Details...

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

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

Community Health Worker/Peer Workforce: Recruiting and Hiring for Social Determinants of Health Screening: Best Practices Guide and Findings from COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As our public health community continues to eliminate COVID-19-related disparities and health inequities in general, we can draw upon lessons learned and practices from health centers that have been successful in hiring, training, integrating, and retaining CHWs/Peers, with lived experience, to pave the way for our future work in addressing and eliminating social determinants of health disparities that impact our most vulnerable communities. In this guide, we share best practices around these topics that have been developed through interviews and research, focused on the CHW and Peer role in SDOH screening and addressing related disparities, like impacts of COVID-19. More Details...

Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module will guide learners through the basics of health care for transgender and gender diverse people. Participants will learn terminology, demographics and health disparities along with gender affirmation care and treatment. More Details...

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

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

The Health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System – Webinar (June 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: AAPCHO hosted the “Health of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander Patients Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System” where we shared our data analysis of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS) and made recommendations to increase access to care and improve health outcomes for Asian American (AA) and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NH/PI) patients served at HRSA-funded health centers. Presenters will share key findings from AAPCHO’s updated and annual report, “The Health of AAs and NH/PIs Served at Health Centers: An Analysis of the 2019 Uniform Data System.” More Details...

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) & Diabetes Prevention Programs Among Public Housing Residents: Infographic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic provides examples of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) contributing to the prevalence of diabetes among public housing residents with corresponding examples of diabetes prevention promising practices provided by Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) grantees. More Details...

Heat-Related Illness Clinician’s Guide (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Agricultural work, which requires performing physically demanding work for long hours in hot and sometimes humid weather, places workers at high risk. This guide provides information to clinicians on the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness. Since workers may not be familiar with all of the symptoms of heat stress, it is important that clinicians discuss heat illness symptoms and prevention with agricultural workers and others who are at risk. More Details...

Centering Safety: Partnering with Black Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) Communities to Promote Wellness (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This panel-style webinar will explore the topic of safety for Black and African American transgender and gender diverse people. Expert panelists will provide insight into how health centers can partner with communities to promote safety and wellness, and to examine the role of structural and institutional violence as a social determinant of health. Participants will learn strategies for mitigating risk by identifying and supporting individual and community-level protective factors and strengths. More Details...

Woven with Elders: Pacific Islander Vaccine Toolkit (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE) was established to improve the health of Pacific Islanders (PIs) in the United States and U.S. Pacific through primary care support, research, workforce development, and community initiatives. More Details...

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

Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Peer Specialists: Key Roles in Addressing Diabetes Control Before and During COVID-19 Health Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Peer Specialists leverage their strong understanding of the community as they advance diabetes care for special and vulnerable populations who may experience barriers to accessing quality health care. It is this understanding of the needs in the local environment that has strengthened the ability of CHWs and Peer Specialists (CHW/Peer Specialists) to implement diabetes care programs and protocols as their communities experienced new demands and challenges as the result of the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis during 2020. More Details...

A Guide for Establishing Collaborative Relationships (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This Guide for Establishing Collaborative Relationships was developed by the National Center for Farmworker Health in partnership with Health Outreach Partners and Farmworker Justice. It incorporates information and resources gathered from the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Community Partnerships learning collaborative , that focuses on exploring and developing effective strategies for establishing community partnerships that address SDOH. This guide walks health center staff through the process of identifying and developing community relationships that will help increase access to care for Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) by addressing SDOH that impact this vulnerable population. More Details...

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

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

UDS Quick Guide for Federally Funded Health Centers: How to use UDS data to expand your understanding of SDOH (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This UDS Guide will inform health center staff on how UDS offers rich and detailed insight to inform operations at health centers. More Details...

Sexual Health and Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Ard and Dr. Mark Simone-Skidmore discuss core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity and address common misconceptions about sexuality and aging. Participants will learn special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history. More Details...

The Path Forward Series Finale (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The final webinar in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series wraps up by highlighting all of the webinars in the series, examining the role of community centers in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH), and ending with a call of action with presenters Margaret Flinter, PHD, APRN; Senior VP and Clinical Director, CHC, Inc., Trishan Panch, MD, MPH; Co-Founder, Wellframe, Co-Director – Applied AI for Healthcare, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, President Elect – Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Alumni Association, and Yvette Highsmith-Francis, MBM; Vice President, Eastern Region, CHC, Inc. More Details...

Strategies for Youth: COVID-19 Vaccination (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Weitzman Echo special one-time session to discuss Community Health Center Inc.\'s approach on the most reassuring and expedient ways to reach youth and their parents during the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. More Details...

Addressing Financial & Legal Problems To Improve the Mental Health of Adults & Children During the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic’s compounding effects of job loss, isolation, dismantled support systems, grief, and disruptions in care, all resulted in significant financial strain and legal problems that impacted the mental health and well-being of adults and children. In this webinar, subject matter experts in social determinants of health and medical-legal partnership interventions discussed: 1) how financial strains such as high debt, low income and unemployment are associated with suicide attempts and should be considered key factors when assessing mental health interventions; and 2) how legal services delivered alongside social, medical, and behavioral health services can help improve the overall health and well-being of children. The multidisciplinary audience will be prompted to share insights, tools, and COVID-related strategies on how their health centers, legal services organizations, medical-legal partnerships, or other community based organizations have responded to the unique behavioral and mental health needs of adults and children during the pandemic. 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...

Health Center Showcase: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is an evidence-based lifestyle change program that aims to prevent diabetes among at-risk adults. In this webinar, health centers from across the country shared their National DPP experiences as showcased in NNCC\'s recent case study. The health centers also provided updates about developments with their programs since the onset of COVID-19. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients during COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound negative impact on the mental health of people in marginalized communities across the United States. Issues of isolation, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, all have seen a dramatic rise over the past year. For LGBTQIA+ communities, where many of these issues were already alarmingly high, the impact has been even more concerning. In this webinar, Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH, will address the ways mental health disparities effecting LGBTQIA+ people have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss how providers might meet the needs of those within this community. More Details...

Community Health Worker/Peer Workforce: Recruiting and Hiring for Social Determinants of Health Screening: Best Practices Guide and Findings from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Best Practices Guide and Findings (Role of CHW) from the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers emphasizing lived experience in their hiring and responsibilities for CHW and Peer positions, can achieve multiple benefits of maximizing meaningful engagement with target populations and empower the voices of people with lived experience in the health center environment, while supporting employment and economic opportunity in often hard to employ communities. More Details...

Awareness Campaign Resources: COVID-19 Vaccine: available in Haitian Creole and Spanish (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Migrant Clinicians Network, in partnership with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) created materials for COVID-19 Vaccine awareness campaigns for Spanish-speaking and Haitian Creole-speaking communities. More Details...

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

Evolving Care Team Models, Strategies to Assess Provider Satisfaction, and Addressing Burnout (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This Project ECHO Webinar was part of a three-part webinars series on provider burnout and satisfaction during the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This session addresses the topic of emerging models of team-based care in the COVID and post COVID environment. This COVID-19 ECHO session is a collaboration with HRSA\'s National Health Center Training and Technical Assistance Partners on Team-Based Care. More Details...

PrEP Care for Patients Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this national, panel-style webinar, participants will learn about promising and best practices for PrEP programming for patients experiencing homelessness. Panelists, including a medical provider, an administrator, and a nurse, will discuss barriers to care, ideas for creating welcoming and affirming environments, and strategies for PrEP navigation for people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccine:  Tips from your Community Health Worker (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Health Center Toolkit Series Part 5: Moving Upstream to Address SDOH and Health Equity at a Policy Level (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is launching a 5-part Webinar Series to disseminate the Health Center Guide toolkit that provides the health center community with information and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain a medical-legal partnership. The toolkit will help health centers to 1) have the important conversations to plan for a MLP’s long term success; 2) understand the specifics on developing screening, referral, and service delivery workflows for a MLP; 3) to look at how integrating legal services can support health center workforce development; and 4) move upstream to address social determinants of health and health equity at a policy level. More Details...

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

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

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Environment (Heat) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The third of five webinars in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on the intersection of health and environment, particularly heat, with presenters Jeremy Hess; Professor, Global Health, Medicine (Emergency Medicine), Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, Dr. Vivek Shandas; Professor, Nohad A. Toulan School or Urban Studies and Planning – Portland State University; Founder and Director – Sustaining Urban Places Research Lab, and Dr. David Hondula; Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation; Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University; Faculty Affiliate, Epidemiology and Data Services, Maricopa County Department of Public Health. More Details...

Collaboration Between Medical-Legal Partnerships, FQHCs, and Domestic Violence Programs to Support Patients (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: Through this national webinar, the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) and Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) joined forces to share strategies on how MLPs can successfully partner with FQHCs and community-based domestic violence programs to improve health outcomes, decrease isolation, and support health care for survivors. Presenters highlighted how civil legal service providers partner with FQHCs to address the increased needs of individuals affected by IPV/HT during COVID-19. More Details...

Housing and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults – Part 1 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This two-part webinar series will explore the impact of housing as a social determinant of health, particularly for LGBTQIA+ older adults. Participants will learn how structural inequity in housing assistance programs, family systems, and limited affirming placement options can lead to increased challenges for LGBTQIA+ older adults when securing safe and stable housing. Webinar attendees will learn best and promising practices for inclusive screening, and how to provide affirming referrals for housing or support for aging-in-place. More Details...

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Final Summary 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Archived In-Person Training. Description: 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...

Population Management Approach to Reaching Key Populations as they Become Eligible (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: To meet the demand for knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines, CHCI and its Weitzman Institute is moving back to weekly COVID-19 national webinar sessions! More Details...

Health Center Toolkit Webinar Series Part 4: Creating screening, referral and service delivery workflow for an MLP (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: In this session, we heard from three panelists: Lara Cartwright Smith from the George Washington University, Jess Holmes from St.Louis Integrated Health Network, and Paul Sorenson from St.Louis Regional Data Alliance. Panelists discussed ways of overcoming barriers to MLP integration by sharing successful models of information sharing from the field between health care and social services. The session was followed by a brief Q&A with the speakers. More Details...

Community Health Workers and Peer Specialists: Key Roles in Addressing Diabetes Control Before and During COVID-19 Health Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Module 1: Cultural and Self-Humility with Nationalities Services Center - Populations at Risk for HepB (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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...

Laying the Foundation for Lawyers on the Health Center Team Part III: Advancing workforce goals for health center and legal services staff (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is launching a 5-part Webinar Series to disseminate the Health Center Guide toolkit that provides the health center community with information and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain a medical-legal partnership. The toolkit will help health centers to 1) have the important conversations to plan for a MLP’s long term success; 2) understand the specifics on developing screening, referral, and service delivery workflows for a MLP; 3) to look at how integrating legal services can support health center workforce development; and 4) move upstream to address social determinants of health and health equity at a policy level. More Details...

Patients-to-Policy Learning Collaborative Part IV: Applying the MLP Approach to Housing- Evictions and City Ordinances (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: This four-part learning collaborative explored the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants received information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend. More Details...

Health Policy Bulletin Winter 2021: Policies in Action to Promote Emergency Preparedness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Farmworker Justice's Health Policy Bulletin is a summary of policy, program, and research developments that affect farmworker health and access to health care. This issue focuses on emergency preparedness in agricultural worker communities. More Details...

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Safety: Advancing Community and Personal Safety (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The second of five webinars in the Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on community and personal safety with presenters Tracy Nordstrom; Placemaker and Principal, Verve, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo; Founder& CEO, State of Place, Frode Kjersem; CEO, bSafe USA. More Details...

Patients-to-Policy Learning Collaborative Part III: Applying the MLP Approach to Housing Issues for Children and Communities (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: This four-part learning collaborative starting in January will explore the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will receive information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend. More Details...

Health Equity and COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: COVID-19 has been shown to disproportionately affect people from racial and ethnic minority groups due to deep-rooted inequities in health and social systems. Participants in this webinar will discuss the unique challenges and barriers to care faced by members of these communities in the time of a global pandemic, including best practices for culturally responsive care. More Details...

Patients-to-Policy Learning Collaborative Part II: Applying the MLP approach to Housing for Patients with Complex Needs (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: This four-part learning collaborative explored the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants received information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend. More Details...

Strengthening Partnerships for Better Health Outcomes During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: For the first time in recent memory, homelessness has been acknowledged as a public health crisis, one that community health centers of all kinds are beginning to confront. These case studies profile health centers that partnered with homeless services organizations to coordinate on COVID-19 services for people without homes. More Details...

The Path Forward on Social Determinants of Health: Housing (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The first of five webinars in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs\" series focusing on the intersection of stable housing and health outcomes with presenters Tim Shaw; Associate Director of Policy, Financial Security Program, Aspen Institute, David Rich; Executive Director of Supportive Housing Works, and Jason Shaplen; Chief Strategy and New Ventures Officer, Community Health Center, Inc. More Details...

COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Vaccine Planning and Distribution (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Vaccines are a vital, lifesaving tool that prevent illness and death. Vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed adults and children, particularly those living in poverty. It is essential that households experiencing homelessness have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Many states and counties around the country have prioritized vaccine access both for homeless service providers and individuals experiencing homelessness. More Details...

Breaking the Cycle of Integenerational Diabetes Webinar: Webinar highlights strategies to address diabetes impacting multi-generational families (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar highlights health center programs that reach into underserved communities to address diabetes care across generations More Details...

Patients-to-Policy Learning Collaborative Part I: An introduction to Health, Housing and the Role of MLPs (2021). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: This four-part learning collaborative explores the ways medical-legal partnerships can leverage the patient-centered legal services to implement clinic- and policy-level solutions to address the housing crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants received information through a blend of brief didactic presentations followed by peer-to-peer learning. This learning collaborative is specifically for health centers and their legal partners, but individuals from other health systems that collaborate with health centers are welcome to attend. More Details...

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

LGBTQIA+ Patients and Social Determinants of Health Screening and Documentation (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Dr. Bisola Ojikutu discusses screening for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and other gender minority (LGBTQIA+) patients. Webinar content will focus on SDOH disparities for LGBTQIA+ people, existing screening tools, and their adaptation for culturally affirming screening and referral for LGBTQIA+ people. More Details...

Homeless Persons Mortality Toolkit (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: 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...

Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) COVID-19 Dashboard (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Laying the Foundation for Lawyers on the Health Center Team Part II: Funding, MoUs & Sustainability (2020). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership is launching a 5-part Webinar Series to disseminate the Health Center Guide toolkit that provides the health center community with information and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain a medical-legal partnership. The toolkit will help health centers to 1) have the important conversations to plan for a MLP’s long term success; 2) understand the specifics on developing screening, referral, and service delivery workflows for a MLP; 3) to look at how integrating legal services can support health center workforce development; and 4) move upstream to address social determinants of health and health equity at a policy level. More Details...

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

COVID-19 Housing Innovations for Health Centers: Understanding Alternative Care Sites to meet the needs of vulnerable populations (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Webinar features 3 health center strategies to meet housing and healthcare needs during COVID-19 More Details...

Federal Activities and Approaches to Advance Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability in Support of Community Health Centers: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View this HITEQ Center webinar, where the The Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT present on the current state of federal activities and standards based approaches for collecting, sharing, and using SDoH data with a focus on technical and policy considerations. The presentation describes available standards, tools, and initiatives for health center use and input. More Details...

Considerations for Serving Residents of Public Housing During Emergencies and Disasters: Staff and Patient Wellness (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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...

Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Learning Collaborative (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: During this learning collaborative health center staff learned about different aspects for implementation of smoking cessation programs. More Details...

Data Integration Best Practices for Health Centers & Homeless Services Publication: Health Center Focus Group Recommendations on Data Integration (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers use data and technology to improve health outcomes of patients, speed administrative processes, and collect patients’ health and housing histories. This report advances strategies for large and small health centers to match data with homeless service systems to identify and coordinate care for high utilizers of crisis care systems. More Details...

A Call for Reinforcements in Diabetes Care: Maximizing the Role of Non-Clinical Staff and Partners Publication: Issue brief and case studies highlightin promising practices for non-clinical staff with links to the community (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Successful diabetes care for vulnerable populations demands a multi-prong approach and support from a range of community resources to address SDOH. This report outlines promising practices utilizing interdisciplinary teams and community resources to support consumers’ self-management and in-turn improve health outcomes More Details...

Culturally Competent Care: Learning Collaborative (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: 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...

Webinar: Laying the Foundation for Lawyers on the Health Center Team Part I: SDOH Needs and Legal Staffing (2020). Resource Type: In-Person Training. Description: As part of our work as an HRSA-funded National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP), the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership published a toolkit that provides the health center community with information and resources on how to integrate patient-centered lawyers as part of the health care team. Learnings from the toolkit were unpacked in a 5-part webinar series. More Details...

Preparing Your Community for the Flu: Partnering with Health Providers to Prevent a Twindemic: Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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...

TI-ROC Climate of Equity Assessment (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This tool was created to assist organizations in assessingtheir current climate to understand and improve diversity, equity and inclusionpractices. The information gathered from this assessment will aid organizationalleadership and staff in process improvement activities including modifications, and subsequent supportsthatmay need to be engaged into create safe and equitable spaces for staff More Details...

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape: Webinar highlights strategies to address diabetes through physical activity (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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...

Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Back to the Basics on the factors that impact health outcomes (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar highlights its not just the care received in the clinic. In reality the health outcomes are impacted by services throughout the community. Community partnerships are essential to leverage the resources to meet needs. More Details...

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

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

Bringing lawyers onto the health center care team to promote patient & community health: A planning, implementation and practice guide for building and sustaining a health center-based medical-legal partnership (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The toolkit has four parts: 1. Outlines nine conversations that a health center team should have with its legal partners to plan for an MLP’s long-term success and to integrate it into the health center’s operations. 2. Is a deep dive into the specifics of how to develop screening, referral, and service delivery workflows. 3. Looks at how integrating legal services can support health center workforce development, with a particular focus on training. 4. Illustrates the types of projects MLPs can engage in to help your health center move upstream to address SDOH and health equity at a policy level. More Details...

EnVision Centers, Jobs Plus and Health Centers Interactive Map (2020). Resource Type: Interactive Map. Description: NCHPH recently launched a new interactive map. This map shows the location of Health Centers, Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites. EnVision Centers are centralized hubs that provide people living in public housing with resources and support needed to excel. Jobs Plus Sites. The place-based Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment. Health Centers interested in partnering with near Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites, visit this NCHPH resource and hover over the organization you want to partner with. Contact information will then be displayed in the information box. More Details...

Identifying The Enabling Services Workforce For SDOH Screening And Documentation Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, Health Outreach Partners, MHP Salud, and National Health Care for the Homeless Council partnered on this webinar to explore strategies to screen special and vulnerable populations for SDOH and build effective practices to begin addressing SDOH through Enabling Services. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, this training highlighted the critical importance for ES providers to collect social risk data among health center patients. More Details...

Addressing Trauma, Racism, and Bias in Behavioral Health Service Delivery (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on trauma, racism and bias. It paints a portrait of the current landscape with health disparity data and a discussion of social determinants. It reviews trauma, with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their neurobiological impact. Finally, clinical bias is addressed, with a review of challenges and potential solutions. REGISTRATION required to access this free recording. More Details...

Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Who Have Experienced Trafficking (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In partnership with Futures without Violence, this webinar provides strategies for the identification of LGBTQIA+ youth at risk for trafficking. Participants will learn about the health impacts of this experience for LGBTQIA+ youth, and explore research-informed and promising practices for the implementation of trauma-sensitive policies and practices. More Details...

Case Study: Building a statewide subscription model for MLP services in Montana with help from a PCA (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This case study looks at how the Montana Primary Care Association helped develop a statewide, subscription model for MLP services. More Details...

Uniform Data System Analysis of Agricultural Worker Patients & Household Members, 2019 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A brief visual overview of sociodemographic information about migratory and seasonal agricultural worker patients of Community & Migrant Health Centers. Based on the 2019 Uniform Data System 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

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

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

Leveraging the electronic health record (EHR) to link health center patients with MLP services (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief provides concrete examples of how health centers in Iowa, Montana, and Texas are leveraging the EHR to complement their screening for the social determinants of health as well as to increase their capacity to deliver targeted MLP-related interventions. 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Cultural Humility Scale (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Built on recent theory stressing multicultural orientation, as well as the development of virtues and dispositions associated with multicultural values, this resource introduces the construct of cultural humility, defined as having an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented rather than self-focused, characterized by respect and lack of superiority toward an individual’s cultural background and experience. More Details...

Fact Sheet: The role of medical-legal partnerships for socially vulnerable older adults. (2020). Resource Type: Fact Sheet. Description: This fact sheet looks at how integrating medical and legal services for older health center patients can help mitigate overlapping health and social challenges and begin to comprehensively address problems that directly impact a patient’s health and well-being. It examines how these partnerships work, and highlights two medical-legal partnership programs for seniors in San Francisco and Boston. More Details...

The Road to Health Guided Implementation Project (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Road to Health (RTH) Guided Implementation Project is an organizational effort aimed at highlighting the efficacy of CHW programs in addressing diabetes within Health Centers (HCs). More Details...

Su Corazon, Su Vida, Your Heart, Your Life Guided Implementation (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Su Corazon, Su Vida/ Your Heart, Your Life (SCSV/YHYL) Guided Implementation Project is an organizational effort aimed at highlighting the efficacy of CHW programs in addressing hypertension within Health Centers (HCs). More Details...

Structural Competency: A Framework to Analyze and Address Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities: Recorded Workshop Training (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: This workshop introduces the Structural Competency framework and key concepts like structural violence and racism, and structural interventions. This workshop aims to provide you with the ability to discern how structures impact the health of patients and communities, and to allow participants to apply case studies relevant to health center programs. 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This paper addresses how health centers, other health system providers, and housing partners can center considerations of equity in their shared work to address the needs of people most impacted by structural racism and its impact on health and social determinants of health, including Black people, people of color, and Indigenous people. COVID19 has re-focused the inequities that must be addressed in our health care systems. More Details...

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

Informational Guide for Public Housing Residents During COVID-19 – Know the Basics of Seeking Care: Know the Basics of Seeking Care (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This infographic provides general information on COVID-19. More Details...

Partnership Opportunities for Health Centers, EnVision Centers, and Public Housing Agencies (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The recent COVID-19 crisis his highlighted the magnitude of health inequities faced by public housing residents and the need for a coordinated approach in providing health prevention and treatment, as well as the basic goods and services needed to survive, e.g., food, medicine and shelter. More Details...

PCA Enabling Services Virtual Summit Podcast Series (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: 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...

Medical-Legal Partnership Guide for Agricultural Worker-Serving Organizations (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: FJ’s Medical-Legal Partnership Guide for Agricultural Worker Serving Organizations shares strategies and resources to develop or strengthen medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) in agricultural worker communities. It highlights successful agricultural worker MLPs and resources for health centers and other agricultural worker-serving organizations. More Details...

Tip Sheet: 3 Ways to Help Patients with Evictions and Foreclosures during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: 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...

Enabling Services Data Collection: Documenting Health Center Interventions In A Value-Based Payment Environment (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In collaboration with Health Outreach Partners (HOP), AAPCHO promoted the importance of documenting social determinants of health (SDoH) interventions to demonstrate the value and scope of health center enabling services (ES). AAPCHO and HOP was joined by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to highlight how state, regional, and national partners can leverage SDoH and ES data for Value-Based Payment (VBP). More Details...

Logrando Equidad en la Salud para las personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero y Queer (LGBTQ) – Parte 2 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Este seminario virtual en español cubrirá temas relacionados con el logro de la equidad en salud para las personas LGBTQIA+, particularmente aquellos en la intersección de las identidades latina, de minoría sexual, y de género. Esta sesión se dividirá en dos partes. La primera parte cubrirá la terminología básica, y una exploración de un modelo para entender como el estrés único de las minorías puede informar a las disparidades de salud experimentadas por las personas LGBTQIA+. More Details...

Logrando Equidad en la Salud para las personas Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero y Queer (LGBTQ) – Parte 1 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Este seminario virtual en español cubrirá temas relacionados con el logro de la equidad en salud para las personas LGBTQIA+, particularmente aquellos en la intersección de las identidades latina, de minoría sexual, y de género. Esta sesión se dividirá en dos partes. La primera parte cubrirá la terminología básica, y una exploración de un modelo para entender como el estrés único de las minorías puede informar a las disparidades de salud experimentadas por las personas LGBTQIA+. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People Part 2 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this second installment focused on social determinants of health for LGBTQIA+ people, Adrianna Boulin, the Community Outreach & Engagement Manager for Fenway Health discusses how community-based resources can help to mitigate the effects of stigma and marginalization for sexual and gender minority people. This webinar compliments Part 1 by providing actionable solutions to many of the inequities faced by LGBTQIA+ people. More Details...

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

Social Determinants of Health for LGBTQIA+ People Part 1 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar Sean Cahill, PhD, the Director of Health Policy and Research at The Fenway Institute discusses social determinants of health for sexual and gender minorities. This session addresses current stressors and solutions to health inequities for LGBTQIA+ people, including the implications of COVID-19 for the community. More Details...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Information and Resources (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: 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...

Farmworker Health Network 2020 Key Resources for Agricultural Worker Health (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Delivering Telelegal Services During COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: This town hall featured teams from Los Angeles, Montana, and Alaska who have experience delivering remote medical-legal partnership services in urban, rural, and frontier settings More Details...

Community Information Exchange: Using Data to Coordinate Care for People Experiencing Homelessness: Addressing COVID-19 and Beyond (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As health centers continue to build innovative models to serve people experiencing homelessness, partnerships to address the social determinants of health become more crucial. A major challenge organizations face in building and sustaining these partnerships is communication and sharing relevant information to ensure coordinated care. Community Information Exchanges (CIE) build on the work the health care system has done to set up Health Information Exchanges and takes the next step towards integrating data with other service organizations. This publication highlights what CIEs are, how they can be used, and how this could be beneficial during health care crises like COVID-19. More Details...

No Two People Are the Same: Respecting Cultural Diversity when Delivering Healthcare (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar defines health equity disparities and literacy, as well as the cultural competence that affect delivery of services. It focuses on barriers to culture, linguistic competency and cross-cultural communication in framework that allows organizations to plan and develop an equitable environment. REGISTRATION required to view this free webinar. More Details...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Using Technology to Improve Access to Health Care for Public Housing Residents (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Navigating Emergency Food Resources in Times of Crisis & Beyond: Three Step Approach to Understanding food resources in your community (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Advance Care Planning During COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This town hall conversation explores the legal, policy, operational, and capacity issues related to advance care planning. More Details...

Reducing Harm for People Using Drugs & Alcohol During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guide for Alternative Care Sites (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Care Coordination: Planning for COVID-19 Hospitalizations: Strategies for partners pre- and post - COVID 19 Hospitalizations (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

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

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Innovative State Responses: Companion paper to Opioid Crisis webinar series highlights strategies states and local providers have developed to service the hardest hit populations (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The recent increase in federal funding to address the opioid crisis presents health centers the opportunity to expand partnerships with supportive housing and substance use disorder providers. This brief for health center partners summarizes promising practices in three states; explores a managed care organization’s work with its members to address the opioid epidemic; and ways for health centers to incorporate these practices into their OUD services. More Details...

Toolkit on Response to Racism and Xenophobia — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: 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...

Social Determinants of Health for Public Housing Residents: Access to Healthy Food (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Developing Cross-Sector Partnerships (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

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

Digest of Resources for Medical-Legal Partnerships — COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: A digest of resources to tackle the urgent, overlapping health and legal needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a townhall webinar highlighting remote legal practices, COVID-19-related legal needs such as eviction prevention, and practical advice from New York and Austin MLP programs. More Details...

Sexual Health and Wellness for Older Adults Part 2 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this second of our two-part webinar on sexual health and LGBTQIA+ Older Adults, Lisa Krinsky, LICSW and Kevin Ard, MD discuss social and care measures to support positive sexual health in sexual and gender minority elders. The session addresses social stigma toward the sexual health of older adults and provides guidance on how to best support elders in a healthy sex life. PrEP and other STI prevention and treatment measures are discussed in the context of LGBTQIA+ older adults. More Details...

Enhancing Social Connectedness in times of Physical Distance: Highlight promising practices for keeping connected with clients (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: 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...

Caring for Intersex Patients (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar we will define what it means to be intersex, address common misconceptions about intersex experience, discuss specific challenges faced by the intersex communities in accessing high-quality care, and outline best practices for how providers at health centers can effectively serve intersex patients. More Details...

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

Coordinated Entry Systems, Assessment of Vulnerability, and Housing Prioritization for People Experiencing Homelessness (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: It can be frustrating and confusing for people without homes to navigate complex patchworks of local homeless service organizations. This CME-accredited issue of Healing Hands focuses on how communities are implementing Coordinated Entry Systems (CESs) to help clients access necessary services through a single entry point and more efficiently coordinate assistance for people without homes. More Details...

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