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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...

Interim Adapted Clinical Guidelines for Post-COVID Conditions (Long-COVID) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The CDC recently released interim guidance for supporting individuals with Post-COVID conditions, also known as “Long-COVID.” The purpose of this guide is to adapt the CDC clinical guidance for health care providers to meet the unique needs and challenges that people experiencing homelessness may face while managing Long-COVID. More Details...

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

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

Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Youth (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQIA+ youth and describes ways to address these issues in clinical settings. 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 Non-Clinical Staff (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module builds upon Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 1 by offering specific information for non-clinical staff, including: effective communication with LGBTQIA+ patients and collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data. More Details...

Behavioral Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module discuses behavioral health disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ populations, and discusses evidence-based clinical practices in LGBTQIA+ behavioral health care. More Details...

Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ People (2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Trauma Informed Care for LGBTQIA+ Patients In this webinar, participants will explore the principles of trauma informed care for LGBTQIA+ patients, including best practices for the implementation of affirming, trauma-informed programming. The webinar will include provider and patient perspectives of the patient journey, focusing on opportunities for trust building and for the recognition and support of patients who have been affected by trauma. 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...

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...

Motivational Interviewing to Improve Chronic Illness Management in Marginalized Populations (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Dr. Sylvie Naar will discuss the use of motivational interviewing to support LGBTQIA+ patients in the management of chronic illness including diabetes and HIV. Participants will get a taste of the best and promising practices for the use of MI strategies to improve health outcomes and understand how MI can be a foundation for communicating cultural humility. More Details...

Mental Health and Substance Use Among Gay, Bisexual and MSM (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Minority stress, stigma, discrimination and homophobia can lead to some people to turn to the use of substances as a coping mechanism. In this webinar, participants will explore best and promising practices for health centers in supporting the mental health of gay and bisexual men who use opioids, methamphetamines, and/or other substances as a means of coping with environmental stressors. 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...

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...

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...

Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health, Part 2: For Clinicians (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module builds off the Foundations of LGBTQIA+ Health Part 1 by offering specific information for clinicians, including: effective communication with LGBTQIA+ patients, asking about sexual orientation and gender identity, and addressing health disparities through clinical care. 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...

Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for engaging families and caregivers in supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and youth. Webinar attendees will explore best and promising practices for implementing interventions in order to decrease family rejection, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and ensure safe and stable housing for TGD youth. More Details...

Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS): Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Partnership with Schools (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The first in a series of four, the School-Based Health Alliance has published a COVID-19 vaccine case study from Coos County Family Health Center. The resource provides insight on their partnership with schools to provide vaccinations, their future plans and shares their key lessons learned. More Details...

HIV and Diabetes (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar, intended for our clinical audience, will explore best practices for the management of co-occurring HIV and diabetes. Drs. Janet Lo and Kevin Ard will present cases highlighting the risk of developing diabetes among patients with HIV. Participants of this webinar will learn about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications and discuss drug interactions between anti-diabetic and antiretroviral medications. 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...

Coordinating Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV Treatment in Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: HCV and HIV are overlapping epidemics with serious clinical implications for infected patients. Community health centers are poised to prevent and treat these viral infections by understanding the implications of comorbidity and by creating a welcoming environment for those at risk for, previously infected, or currently infected with one or both diseases. Join the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center for a webinar exploring the link between HCV and HIV, and particular considerations for community-based primary care providers. We will be joined by infectious disease specialists Dr. Kevin Ard and nurse practitioner Maggie Beiser, Director of HCV Services at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, who will share expertise and cases that demonstrate best practices for preventing and/or treating co-infection. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

HIV and Diabetes Mellitus (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This 2021 fact sheet from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center provides information for health centers to manage co-occurring diabetes and HIV, including information about the metabolic side effects of antiretroviral medications. 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...

Growing Our Own: Cultivating the Next Generation of Primary Care Physicians in Community Health Centers (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: It is critical to advance policies and programs that help community health centers (CHCs) become Educational Health Centers (EHCs)2 and “grow their own” primary care training opportunities. This paper explores several pathways for promoting CHCs as teaching environments - enhanced partnerships between Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) and CHCs (with either the AMC or the CHC as the sponsoring institution3), and CHCs participating in HRSA Teaching Health Center (THC) funding opportunities (with sponsorship either by the CHC alone or by a consortium body) - and posits a spectrum of options and costs associated with each of these pathways to train medical residents. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Caring for Yourself While Caring for a Loved One (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This is a resource for health centers to offer to caregivers of older adult patients who may be experiencing isolation or at risk for burnout. This publication communicates to caregivers the importance of taking care of their own physical and emotional health. This resource is intended for older adult patients. Physical copies are available at no cost for health centers. 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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Lesiones Invisibles: Cuando tu cabeza esta lastimada (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso brinda educación al paciente sobre las lesiones cerebrales en el contexto de la violencia doméstica. Describe los posibles signos de lesión cerebral y cuándo buscar atención médica. More Details...

Just Breathe (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This collection of wellness and recovery resources has been designed for survivors of domestic violence to track their progress and develop techniques for calming oneself and moving forward in the healing process. More Details...

Invisible Injuries: Overview (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource provides patient education on brain injuries in the context of domestic violence. It outlines potential signs of brain injury and when to seek medical care. More Details...

Invisible Injuries Booklet: When Your Head is Hurt (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource provides an overview of head injuries in the context of domestic violence. It provides education, resources for self-care, and contact information for survivors of domestic violence. More Details...

Has Your Head Been Hurt? (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource provides a check list to help patients determine whether they may have a head injury. It provides danger signs/red flags and steps to follow once problems are identified. More Details...

¿Ha Sufrido Una Lesión en la Cabeza? (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso proporciona una lista de verificación para ayudar a los pacientes a determinar si pueden tener una lesión en la cabeza. Proporciona señales de peligro y pasos a seguir una vez que se identifican los problemas. More Details...

CHATS: Head Injury Identification and Accommodation Tool (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This resource provides a tool for patients to help identify potential head injury, as well as information on services and an advocate guide. More Details...

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

Oral Health and Behavioral Health in Patients Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council developed this publication to bring awareness to the intersection of oral health and behavioral health concerns or cognitive impairment in people experiencing homelessness. The publication will share the impacts of behavioral health illness on oral health and how behavioral health and dental providers can work together to address this intersection in their practices. More Details...

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

Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Food insecurity has doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and has tripled among families with children. Not having enough access to food is a key contributor to negative health outcomes for adults and children alike, and it is important now more than ever for health centers to identify and support patients who are experiencing food insecurity. This resource is designed to support health center efforts to identify and assist patients who are experiencing food insecurity. It outlines key considerations around integrating social determinants of health (SDoH)-related screening and intervention into the electronic health record (EHR) workflow, highlights standardized screening tools and data elements to monitor the prevalence of food insecurity among patients, and describes several strategies to meet food-related needs. The downloadable guide, available in the Documents to Download section below, is split into the following sections, each of which draws on foundational work from health centers and national partners: Integrate your screening strategy into your EHR workflow-- several case studies are included Select a standardized tool to identify food insecurity-- several tools with their related EHR integration and workflow considerations are outlined Monitoring food insecurity among patients-- tips about coding and dashboarding are provided Connecting patients to available resources More Details...

HITEQ Highlight Webinar: Level Up: Leveraging Your EHR to End the HIV Epidemic (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: What if we told you your electronic health record (EHR) was one of the keys to ending the HIV epidemic (EHE)? Your EHR is a powerful tool that can support increases in HIV testing, access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for people at risk for HIV, and so much more! View our HITEQ Highlights webinar on June 8th to learn more about leveraging your EHR through the use of digital tools and innovative strategies! More Details...

Weight Management Planning for Older Adults: A Guide for Health Centers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Physical distancing and loss of social supports during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in situations where vulnerable older adults experience emotional distress and poorer health outcomes. This webinar focused on helping participants understand the importance of early identification of ways to identify and support socially isolated and lonely older adults. More Details...

Vaccination Testimonials (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video shows NCFH's vaccine event in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and provides testimonials from agricultural workers and other community members sharing about their experience in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Tips for Telehealth Communication (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This factsheet provides tiops and strategies to help improve communication during telehealth encounters with patients. More Details...

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (Webinar) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides important information to agricultural workers about the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

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

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Side Effects? (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 (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: Side Effects (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides information to agricultural workers about the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. More Details...

Stories from the field (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This video provides an insight story from an agricultural worker and his experience with COVID-19. More Details...

Patient Telehealth Readiness Assessment Tool (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This patient telehealth readiness assessment tool is intended to assist healthcare providers to identify a patient’s willingness or need for resources and/or skills to engage in Telehealth services. The tool will help health center staff enhance the delivery of telehealth services to their patient population by providing the necessary support. More Details...

Messaging Strategies to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar addresses concerns and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines. A series of real-world scenarios are used to demonstrate researched-aligned communication strategies to respond to common COVID-19 concerns. More Details...

Mass Media & Communication Strategies for Increasing Agricultural Worker Vaccine Confidence (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training provides insight into key communication challenges and solutions around the COVID-19 vaccines with farmworker communities. Speakers addressed key messaging priorities, effective use of mass media, and how to implement face-to-face dialogues with farmworkers to increase confidence in the vaccines. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: lo que debe saber (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre la vacuna de COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: El día de su cita para la vacuna (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre las consideraciones importantes que deben tomarse el día de la cita para la vacuna COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: ¿Que pasa cuando la reciba? (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre lo que sucede después de recibir la vacuna COVID-19. More Details...

La vacuna contra el COVID-19: ¿Cuales son los efectos secundarios? (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Este recurso es un folleto ilustrado para trabajadores agrícolas que brinda información sobre los efectos secundarios de la vacuna de COVID-19. More Details...

COVID-19 Safety Measures for Transportation Teams (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on occupational safety training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This second video showcases how Sun River Health made adaptions to their transportation department's protocols ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. More Details...

COVID-19 Measures for Mobile Health Units (Video) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NFCH’s 2-part video series on Occupational Safety Training on COVID-19 for healthcare teams shares tips and strategies to provide support to health care centers as they adapt their health care delivery services. This first video will showcase how Salud Family Health Centers in Colorado made adaptions to their mobile health unit to ensure the safety of their patients and staff while providing care during the pandemic. While mobile units are a good alternative for a service delivery model for agricultural workers, modifications are necessary due to the confined space which can pose additional risks from a traditional setting. More Details...

COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource is a fact sheet that provides information on the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural workers and farms. More Details...

Building COVID 19 Vaccine Confidence in Agricultural Communities (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training will prepare Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotores(as) de Salud, or similar professions, who work with Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) to discuss the Covid-19 vaccines. Trainers will provide insight on the development of COVID-19 vaccines and side-effects associated with the current vaccines available. Participants will learn about the benefits of getting vaccinated, common myths and misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine, and strategies to engage communities and individuals in discussions to build confidence about the vaccine. More Details...

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

School-Based Vaccines and Immunizations: School-Based Covid-19 Vaccination (2021). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: As part of SBHA’s continued vaccine efforts to support and lift up the vaccine administration work of school-based health care. We continuously collect resources from the field. Visit the School-Based Health Alliance\'s School-Based Vaccines and Immunizations resource for strategies and guidance from federal, state, and school-based health center partners. More Details...

Lessons Learned in Data Sharing & Care Coordination (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication summarizes the lessons learned from conversations with Health Care for the Homeless health center consumers and providers as health centers work to create coordinated care systems through data. More Details...

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

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

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

Serving Military Veterans in Health Centers: Exploring Unexpected Partners and Resources (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provides a current snapshot of Veteran patients in Health Centers and opportunities to advance projects in service to Veteran patients, with partners like the Veterans Administration or local philanthropies. Consider how ARP funding might support a vulnerable Veteran population and their needs. More Details...

Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability, and Community Referrals: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability & Community Referrals (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The second webinar in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health\" series focusing on predictive analytics, assessing vulnerability, and community referrals. Panelists include Kurt Waltenbaugh; Founder & CEO of Carrot Health, John Showalter; Chief Product Officer at Jvion, Erine Gray; Founder & CEO of Aunt Bertha, and Ruben Amarasingham; Founder & CEO of Pieces Tech. More Details...

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

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

Integrating Eye Care Services into Primary Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Eye disorders and vision loss are among the costliest, yet most preventable, conditions in the United States, costing $168 billion in direct medical costs in 2019. It is estimated a full 96% of vision impairment and loss is avoidable. Without significant planning and intervention, research suggest national expenditures could rise to as much as $717 billion by the year 2050, due in large part to the aging of the U.S. population. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evolution of the National Consumer Advisory Board: A Case Study in Consumer Leadership (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Consumer involvement in governance is a unique feature of Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs and other federally supported Health Centers. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council acknowledged in its founding principles that “all people have the right to participate in the decisions affecting their lives,” and the development and growth of the National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) helps us live up to that principle. This new NCAB History case study serves as a testament to the work of those who helped NCAB flourish, and shares lessons learned for other consumer-led groups. More Details...

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

Quick guide for Supporting the Behavioral Health of Sexual Minority Men (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Although the majority of sexual minority men maintain good mental health and healthy behaviors, research has shown that as a population, they are at greater risk for substance use disorders and mental health problems. This “quick guide” provides an overview of these risks, the contextual factors driving the risks, and potential interventions to mitigate the root causes of these risks. More Details...

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

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

Who Wants To Be A Vaccinator: Volunteers, Students, and Other Professionals (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...

Staff Roles, Responsibilities, and Training Throughout the Vaccination Cycle (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...

Essential Policies, Procedures, and Roles in Managing, Protecting, and Administering Your Vaccine Supply (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...

A Multi-Pronged Approach to On-Site, Drive-Through, and Mobile Outreach Vaccine Clinics (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...

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

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...

Vaccine Ambassador Program and Job Description (2021). Resource Type: Template. Description: As communities embark on COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, they are confronting a long history of discrimination and negative interactions with medical services experienced by racial and ethnic minority groups and people experiencing homelessness (PEH), which can contribute to mistrust and vaccine hesitancy. To build vaccine confidence, communities should consider hiring Vaccine Ambassadors to engage PEH and homeless service providers by facilitating two-way communication and disseminating accurate vaccine information. This document describes how. More Details...

Benioff Community Health Outreach Worker Model: Considerations for Vaccine Ambassador Programs (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This brief describes the Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative's cross-discipline program model that peered medical teams with Community Health and Outreach workers to inform vaccine ambassador programs. More Details...

Ten Strategies for Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBTQIA+ People (2021) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Creating welcoming, inclusive, and affirming health care environments is critical for increasing access to care for LGBTQIA+ people. This guide presents ten strategies every health care organization can do to become more affirming and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ patients and staff and sets a foundation for comprehensive organizational change. More Details...

Increasing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Among Homeless Populations: Successful Partnerships Series (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar series highlighted successful partnerships between Health Care for the Homeless health centers and local governments around the United States in their efforts to effectively get vaccines to people experiencing homelessness. More Details...

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

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

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

So You Want to Start a Health Care for the Homeless Program (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This two-page quick guide answers the common question: How do I become an HCH grantee? It addresses both existing health center grantees and non-health-center prospective applicants. More Details...

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

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

Antigen Testing in Congregate Shelters: Process Outline and Implementation Playbook (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Ongoing testing is still needed to identify cases and properly treat those with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID. The CDC has issued Interim Testing Guidance for shelters and encampments to inform practices. Use this Antigen Testing Playbook for step-by-step guidance on implementing a comprehensive testing strategy in congregate shelters. More Details...

A Clinical Resource Guide for Community Care Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring a comprehensive infectious disease response. People experiencing homelessness are at a unique disadvantage in adhering to infectious diseases prevention and control directives. In response, many communities have created facilities that provide 24/7 shelter, urgent and medical respite care, and infection prevention and control measures. This guide will focus on the needs of homeless populations requiring a stay at centers because they have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to it, or are thought to be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 exposure. 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...

Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults - 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history. More Details...

The Invisible Second Patient: Supporting the Family Caregiver (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on educating participants about engaging family caregivers as a part of the healthcare team and the value of promoting opportunities for their own self-care. More Details...

The Importance of Social Connection for Older Adults During COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: Physical distancing and loss of social supports during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in situations where vulnerable older adults experience emotional distress and poorer health outcomes. This webinar focused on helping participants understand the importance of early identification of ways to identify and support socially isolated and lonely older adults. More Details...

Promoting Health Literacy in Older Adults (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on applying an individualized approach to clarify and improve communication with older adult patients and support their healthcare engagement. 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...

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults within a Dental Setting: A Practical Integrated Care Approach (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar . Description: This webinar focused on the benefits of implementing and monitoring blood glucose and hemoglobin A1C testing for older adults in their health center oral health services. More Details...

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

FQHC Roles and Opportunities Related to Rural Hospital Financial Distress and Closure (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication, prepared with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration, provides a high-level examination of the lived experiences of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that serve rural communities, particularly in the context of rural hospital financial distress and closure. (Released in 2021) More Details...

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

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...

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...

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

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

Health Policy Bulletin Winter 2021: Policies in Action to Promote Emergency Preparedness (2021). 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...

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

Infographic: COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine FAQ (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: This infographic is meant to be a client-facing handout providing education and FAQs on the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. While it is designed to be accessible to populations experiencing homelessness, it is applicable to all patients. More Details...

Trauma, Mental Health, and Access to Services for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19: Healing Hands (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Healing Hands, a publication of the HCH Clinicians’ Network, melds scientific knowledge with the experience of clinicians working in Health Care for the Homeless and reflects issues of concern to direct service providers and program administrators who serve people experiencing homelessness. This edition is the first in a two-part series focusing on the mental health impacts of COVID-19. More Details...

Staff Wellness During COVID-19: Healing Hands (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Healing Hands, a publication of the HCH Clinicians’ Network, melds scientific knowledge with the experience of clinicians working in Health Care for the Homeless and reflects issues of concern to direct service providers and program administrators who serve people experiencing homelessness. This is the second in a pair of editions focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 on homeless health care. More Details...

Coping with COVID-19: Trauma-informed Care for Pediatric NICU Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This is a FREE online continuing education course that provides 1 credit to nurses, physicians, social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists. All other professions are welcome to take the course, and will receive a Certificate of Completion. More Details...

Coping with COVID-19: Trauma-informed Care for Frontline Maternity Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This is a FREE online continuing education course that provides 1 credit to nurses, physicians, social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists. All other professions are welcome to take the course, and will receive a Certificate of Completion. 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...

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...

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

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...

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...

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape (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...

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...

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...

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 can support consumers’ self-management and in-turn More Details...

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

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

Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) COVID-19 Dashboard (2020). 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...

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...

Supporting Implementation of Smoking Cessation Programs in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Learning Collaborative (20; Session 2 11). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: During this learning collaborative health center staff learned about different aspects for implementation of smoking cessation programs. 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...

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...

Culturally Competent Care: Learning Collaborative (20; Session 2 11). 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...

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...

Food Insecurity and Trauma Informed Approaches to BMI and Diabetes Care While Experiencing Homelessness (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This archived webinar describes the importance of trauma-informed care in assessing Body Mass Index in the context of diabetes treatment for patients experiencing homelessness. More Details...

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

H-2A Guest Worker Fact Sheet (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NCFH has created a fact sheet to provide detailed information on agricultural H2A workers, including demographic data and trends. More Details...

Agricultural Youth Worker Stories from the Field: Hand Harvesting Safety Practices (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This digital story explores safety practices for youth working in agriculture by sharing the personal experiences of Juana and Adrian and the lessons they learned about safety while working on a watermelon farm. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness: Infectious Disease Risk: Risk Communication: Infectious Disease (2019). Resource Type: Archived In-Person Training. Description: Sarah Darcy, Media Relations Manager for South Shore Health System, speaks on risk communication and how it relates to infectious disease. More Details...

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

Ending the HIV Epidemic: The Health Center Role: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This presentation will be led by Dr. Tim Long, and will focus on the four pillars of Ending the HIV Epidemic and primary care HIV prevention. This webinar will focus on the clinical aspects of Ending the HIV epidemic, and use of health IT and EHR to support clinical care. More Details...

COM Talks: Crisis Communications (2020). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: As part of the COVID-19 Supplemental Funding activities for the Virginia Community Healthcare Association’s 330 Work Plan, the Association has been producing live learning sessions via Zoom at least once a month for health center communications and outreach staff. In each session, a contracted subject matter expert covers a communications and outreach topic pertinent to COVID-19 and crisis/emergency communications. Sessions so far have included Crisis Communications Planning, Outreach Strategies for Vulnerable Populations During a Crisis, and Myth Busting Strategies to Promote Truth Online. Session recordings are available on the Association’s on-demand training platform, the Community Health Center Learning Library. 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...

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

This bilingual tool for Community Health Workers can be printed into a pamphlet that participants can use to track their A1C and other biometric data. (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers & Hypertension and Heart Health Interventions: A Resource for Program Managers and Administrators is a resource for Community Health Worker program managers and administrators. It explains how Community Health Worker-led intervention programs can positively impact patients who have hypertension. About 75 million American adults (1 in every 3) have high blood pressure. Although high blood pressure can be easily detected and can be controlled with lifestyle changes and medication, almost a third of individuals with hypertension don’t know they have it, and only about half have it under control. Due to their close understanding of and trust from the communities they serve, CHWs can be particularly strong champions for patients with hypertension and/or at risk of heart disease. More Details...

The Role of CHWs in Addressing Hypertension (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) are uniquely qualified to support individuals with hypertension. CHW interventions are known to improve health outcomes among individuals diagnosed with hypertension and support at-risk individuals to prevent the development of the condition. The purpose of this guide is to assist health centers and partners in identifying the roles of CHWs in addressing hypertension. More Details...

The Role of CHWs in Addressing Diabetes (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community Health Worker (CHW) interventions have demonstrated success in improving health outcomes among individuals diagnosed with diabetes. Additionally, CHWs support at-risk individuals to prevent the development of the condition. The purpose of this guide is to assist health centers and partners in identifying the roles of CHWs in addressing diabetes. More Details...

The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers 2018 (2019). 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 (NHPIs), and highlights the differences between these centers and the national average of all health centers in the United States. 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...

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

Supporting Tenants During COVID-19 Using Technology Based Strategies - CSH Three Part Telehealth Series: Tips for Using Technology to Support Tenants in Supportive Housing Tenants (2020). 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...

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

Know Your A1C Tool / Conozca Su A1C (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: One of the most commonly reported positive health outcomes in Community Health Worker-led diabetes interventions is the improvement/stabilization of A1C levels reported in patients. The hemoglobin A1C test is a marker widely used to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes and to monitor diabetes control in patients. More Details...

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

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

Farmworker Health Network 2020 Key Resources for Agricultural Worker Health (2020). 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...

Diabetes, Heart Disease, and LGBTQIA+ Populations (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Dr. Alex Gonzalez of Fenway Health  and Katherine Overton of the American Heart Association discuss diabetes and heart disease in LGBTQIA+ populations. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

Community Health Worker Association Development Guide (2019). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: With a long history of successfully and effectively addressing health disparities, Community Health Workers (CHWs) can fill the gaps in services that many health care organizations experience in reaching underserved populations. Creating an association or state network can engage CHWs and provide greater professional development and networking opportunities, ultimately providing them with the tools to provide better services at their health centers and in their communities. 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. More Details...

Care for LGBTQIA+ People of Color (2020) (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health conference, Dr. Darrell Wheeler identifies challenges and solutions for supporting the health of LGBTQIA+ people of color. More Details...

Analysis of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Outcomes at Health Centers: UDS 2018 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report examines the impact of chronic disease outcomes of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) at health centers and highlights the similarities and differences between NHPI-, NH-, and PI-serving health centers to health centers in the continental United States, Hawaii, and the Pacific region. More Details...

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

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

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

Organizing Showers & Hygiene Access for People Living Outside (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic crisis, unsheltered homelessness was on the rise. Many meaningful reasons prevent some from utilizing shelters, especially in the current environment where sleeping outside may actually mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission. Therefore, we must meet people where they are. Enter mobile showers: a crucial hygiene service for people living in encampments. This webinar outlined the nuts and bolts of developing and operating showers, in conjunction with other services, as part of a broader organizing effort by and for houseless people. 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...

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...

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

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

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...

Information for Patients About Dental Amalgam Fillings (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Page of FDA website where the FDA recommends patients in some risk factor groups discuss restoration options with their dentist, regarding amalgam fillings that contain mercury. More Details...

Preparing for CY2020 UDS HIV Reporting (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Community health centers have an important role in ending the HIV epidemic. In alignment with that important role, several UDS measures related to HIV screening, treatment, and prevention have been added for CY2020 UDS reporting. Specifically, calendar Year 2020 UDS Reporting includes three new or modified HIV measures/ data elements. Download the slidedeck below for additional information on reporting these measures. More Details...