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Background. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed Community Health Centers to quickly accelerate the adoption of telehealth and other forms of virtual care, an opportunity that many had been contemplating for years.

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Teledentistry Video Example (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: This video depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. More Details...

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

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

Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals: 2022 Update (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This spreadsheet developed by the HITEQ Center provides a crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures and their electronic specifications as defined in the 2022 update for Eligible Professionals (Clinicians). More Details...

Developing a Postdoctoral Psychology Residency Program in Your Community Health Center (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Two years later, we continue to witness the pandemic’s toll on mental health – and a sustained increased demand for mental health services. Behavioral health care providers who are experienced in integrated care settings are needed now more than ever. Join this webinar to learn how your health center can establish its own postdoctoral clinical psychology residency program. This webinar will address considerations such as program structure, design, curriculum, the supervisor’s role, required resources, and the benefits of sponsoring an in-house formal postdoctoral clinical psychology residency training program. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Follow-up Strategies for Implementing Teledentistry (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Following up on last summer's initial office hour on Patient-centered Strategies for Tele-dentistry, this office hour will address questions and scenarios raised by health centers as they continue on their paths to implement the many applications of tele-dentistry. This session will provide useful tips and examples for developing tele-dentistry workflows and highlight case use examples focusing on pediatric populations. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: How to Perform a Telehealth Risk Assessment (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session of our monthly Telehealth Office Hours addresses the impact of the expansion of telehealth, provides approaches to implement and sustain robust clinical, operational, and technical telehealth risk assessment strategies, and explores current trends in hybrid telehealth care models. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Policy Update (2022). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, NACHC\'s Policy Division discusses what to expect from Telehealth policy updates and developments in 2022. Presenters: • Pauline Jamry, Director, Federal Affairs, NACHC • Jeremy Crandall, Director, Federal & State Policy, NACHC More Details...

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Toolkit (2022). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This toolkit provides six steps to help your organization implement remote patient monitoring (RPM). More Details...

HRSA Telehealth Hub (2022). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: HRSA offers links to a number of organizations that provide telehealth resources. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Cybersecurity Best Practices (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar tackles the issue of cybercrime and provides our top 15 Cybersecurity Best Practices that every organization should be doing to protect themselves and the communities they serve. More Details...

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

Strategic Investments in Telehealth and Digital Tools for Health Centers: Maintaining Your Competitive Advantage Beyond the Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short guide describes FQHC telehealth utilization and barriers to adoption pre and during COVID19 pandemic. The document outlines reasons for maintaining or increasing adoption relative to improving health equity through technology access and move to value based care. A checklist is provided to guide technology investment and decision making. More Details...

Fundamentals of Comprehensive Care (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us as we discuss the core concepts of team-based care and introduce elements of team-based care that builds upon these basics to support your teams in advancing their capability to provide satisfying and effective care to complex patient populations. We are joined by Margaret Flinter, Senior Vice President/Clinical Director for Community Health Center, Inc., and both Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, Physician and Founding Director, and Rachel Willard Grace, Director, from the Center for Excellence in Primary Care. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Optimizing Telehealth Workflows (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us as we hear from the Telehealth Resource Centers as we discuss new trends in telehealth optimization, funding & reimbursement. We will review the current federal landscape as it relates to Telehealth in addition to highlighting recent trends in telehealth to include hybrid care models. 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...

Teledentistry User's Guide (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Teledentistry is an emerging trend to help improve access to oral health care, improve the dental care delivery system, and lower costs. NNOHA has worked with health centers since Spring 2020 to develop and test a variety of strategies to deliver dental services via synchronous teledentistry. This User’s Guide gives an overview of teledentistry, describes its use in health center dental programs, and includes practical tools for implementing teledentistry. More Details...

Telehealth Optimization Quick Guide for Health Centers (April 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This Resource Guide is intended to support health centers looking to advance telehealth or virtual services during covid-19 pandemic response and operational recovery. More Details...

July 2021 Telehealth Office Hour (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NACHC offers monthly Telehealth Office Hours for health center, PCA, and HCCN staff who have questions or want to share information about telehealth related policy and operational activities. In addition to updates and Q&A, each session will focus on a specific topic of concern. More Details...

Community Health Centers Telehealth Promising Practices: Case Studies from the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This collection of case studies highlights ten community health centers' promising practices and lessons learned in adoption or expansion of telehealth delivery in response to the covid-19 pandemic. More Details...

June 2021 Telehealth Office Hour (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NACHC offers monthly Telehealth Office Hours for health center, PCA, and HCCN staff who have questions or want to share information about telehealth related policy and operational activities. In addition to updates and Q&A, each session will focus on a specific topic of concern. 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...

Telehealth and PrEP/HIV Care Outcomes (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Participants of this training will learn about the current research in telehealth and PrEP/HIV care outcomes, including PrEP @ Home and considerations for the administration and management of PrEP during COVID-19. Additionally, training participants will explore the topic of PrEP program implementation in a health center setting, including best practices for systems of care and improving adherence. More Details...

NACHC Telehealth Office Hours: State Assistive Technology Act (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session from April 8, 2021 focuses on the State Assistive Technology (AT) Act program and the services they provide. State AT programs provide information and awareness about AT, train people how to use AT, demonstrate AT that is responsive to a person’s needs related to vaccine access, testing, physical distancing, using telemedicine, enrolling in programs, and participating in virtual health and wellness and social engagement programs. 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...

The Stairway to Telehealth Sustainability: The Telehealth Maturity Model: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth adoption increased significantly, supporting ongoing access to care and was critical to support healthcare operations continuity which resulted in the adoption of various modes of telehealth tools. The initial focus was applying telehealth capabilities to ordinary care to increase access to care and keep patients, providers and staff safe. What healthcare organizations are now looking for is a roadmap to make telehealth more sustainable, to integrate it into clinical operations and to leverage it more strategically. In this presentation, Christian Milaster of Ingenium Digital Health Advisors shares the 7-step Telehealth Maturity Model that guides organizations toward sustainable success with telehealth. This presentation is the first session of a two-part series. HITEQ will host a second webinar session in April -- Measuring Telehealth Success: The Why, The What, The How. More Details...

Health Center Governance & Telehealth: Current and Future Considerations for Strategy and Oversight: Gobernanza y telesalud del centro de salud: Consideraciones actuales y futuras para la estrategia y la supervisión (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This article outlines various strategic and oversight considerations related to telehealth for health center boards. A list of discussion questions is included at the end of the article. More Details...

Promising Practices in Virtual Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Lessons from Community Health Centers during COVID-19; February 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: With the rapid shift to telehealth services propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, many community health centers had to rapidly transition to a mechanism of care delivery previously unknown and unfamiliar. Within a matter of days and weeks, health centers creatively found ways to transform workflows and approaches to care delivery to continue to provide care even if the patient was physically distant. This resource highlights promising practices in virtual integrated behavioral health care identified from community health centers. More Details...

Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals: 2021 Update: A Crosswalk Comparison of Clinical Quality Measures from The HITEQ Center (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This spreadsheet developed by the HITEQ Center provides a crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures and their electronic specifications as defined in the 2021 update for Eligible Professionals (Clinicians). Fields include the crosswalk of measures, with related information about MIPS ID, Telehealth Eligiblity, as well as inclusion in CY2021 UDS, Million Hearts, NCQA eCQM, CMS Adult / Child Medicaid Core Measures Set, HEDIS 2021, and CPC+ eCQMs. Both a PDF and spreadsheet are available for download below. More Details...

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

NCTRC Telehealth Hack - FQHC Program Models Post-COVID (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Expanded telehealth flexibilities during the COVID public health emergency allowed for FQHCs and RHCs to serve as distant site providers to virtually manage largely underserved populations. Three FQHCs from different areas of the country will share their experiences implementing telehealth, including best practices and lessons learned. More Details...

National Financial Impact of COVID-19 on FQHCs Report: National Estimate from April 2020 - June 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Capital Link\'s new report provides a national picture of health center revenue loss, COVID-19-related expenses, the influx of relief funds through December 31, 2020, and the estimated gap in needed funds, based on the 15-month period from April 2020 through June 2021. 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...

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Policy Updates (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: NACHC's policy team discuss federal and state level telehealth policy updates. 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...

Telehealth Resource Library: Curated telehealth resources for health centers (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: HITEQ is actively compiling a telehealth resource library for health centers, which houses actionable telehealth resources in the areas of telehealth technology, patient use of telehealth, provider use of telehealth, tele-behavioral health, and operationalizing telehealth more generally. This curated set of resources aims to assist health centers in accessing those resources that directly address current telehealth needs and challenges. 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...

TelePrEP and Tele-STI Care: Optimizing Safer Sex in the Pandemic (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The webinar discusses what is known about sexual behavior during the pandemic and what constitutes safer sex in the COVID-19 era. The talk contextualizes PrEP as part of a sexual harm reduction strategy and discusses models for remote PrEP delivery and clinical monitoring. Practical issues, such as STI screening and reimbursement, are also discussed. More Details...

Innovating with Telepsychiatry to Improve Mental Health Care in Health Centers (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar will present research results comparing two different approaches to providing telepyschiatry to rural health center patients with complex psychiatric disorders. Presenters will discuss clinical outcomes for both groups of patients and implementation-related issues such as credentialing and privileging telepsychiatrists/telepsychologists, EHR access for telepsychiatrists/telepsychologists, expanding scope of practice, billing, no-shows, contracting, and indemnity. More Details...

Telehealth Perspectives (2020). Resource Type: Micro-Learning. Description: Telehealth has created new opportunities for patients and clients to connect with providers in a way they prefer, enabling access to care when and where is it needed most, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This short video shows a variety of ways telehealth can continue to be a vital part of our healthcare system as we move forward. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: The Impact of COVID-19 on School Based Operations (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Join us as we hear from the School-Based Health Alliance who will provide background information on the School-Based health center program and COVID-19 impacts on school-based operations. We will also hear directly from a School-based health center on their current operational status! More Details...

Billing for Telehealth in 2020 & Beyond (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The practice and delivery of healthcare is changing with an emphasis on improving quality, safety, efficiency, & access to care. Telemedicine can help you achieve these goals! The Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Arizona Medical Association, Maricopa County Medical Society and Arizona Medical Group Management Association presented this webinar on the implementation and practice of telemedicine. More Details...

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

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Implementation Considerations (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This Telehealth Office Hour will overview considerations that should be implemented in your telehealth implementation to ensure you are on the right track for sustainable care featuring the California Telehealth Resource Center! 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...

Serving Rural Patients with Telehealth: Resources and Tips for Federally Qualified Health Centers: A HITEQ telehealth publication (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: With the challenges of provider shortages and lack of accessible facilities, telehealth presents an opportunity for health centers serving rural areas to expand health services, integrate primary care with subspecialty services, and improve care management.6 Telehealth provision in rural communities is particularly important and in-demand during the COVID-19 pandemic as many health centers have had to quickly transition to providing remote services. While telehealth has the potential to improve healthcare provision and access, many rural areas lack the reliable broadband connection and devices necessary for high-quality telehealth provision. 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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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...

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

Analysis of UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance by Health Center Telehealth Use (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The below analysis is based on Uniform Data System (UDS) reported by health centers (both 330 funded and Look Alikes). Performance on Clinical Quality Measures is derived from Tables 6B and 7 (with the exception of the Prenatal measure, which is not included). Telehealth Use is from Question 2 of the UDS’s Other Data Elements form, which asks Did your organization use telehealth in order to provide remote clinical care services [in referenc year]? Yes or No. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hour with NACHC: Patient comfort with technology, tips from VHA (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on telehealth services offered by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and its community care network. The discussion addresses the "continuum of care" provided by the VHA. More Details...

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

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

Brief Telehealth Needs Assessment (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As it becomes ever more clear that the public health emergency will last longer than initially anticipated, health centers are likely adapting telehealth services to that reality. This includes moving to a more hybrid clinic model where some visits are in the clinic, but many are still best done via telehealth. This also means refining telehealth services that may have been very rapidly adopted in early 2020 to be more sustainable and integrated going forward. More Details...

Patient Confidentiality and Telehealth Package (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This packet contains guidance on immediate and long-term telehealth/patient confidentiality questions relevant to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the country. The resources contained within aim to provide risk management considerations for a sustainable telehealth program. More Details...

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

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

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

Analysis of UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance by Health Center Telehealth Use: Updated in Sept. 2020 with CY2019 UDS Data (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A brief study of how health centers who report using telehealth compare to those who do not, using data reported on 2017 UDS. This analysis suggests that the average performance on each clinical quality measure is higher among those health centers who report using telehealth than those who do not use telehealth.  The below analysis is based on 2017 Uniform Data System USD reported by health centers both 330 funded and Look Alikes.  Performance on Clinical Quality Measures is derived from Tables 6B and 7 with the exception of the Prenatal and Birthweight measures. Telehealth Use is from Question 2 of the UDS’s Other Data Elements form, which asks Did your organization use telehealth in order to provide remote clinical care services [in 2017]? Yes or No.  Considerations 1. Names used for the quality measures shown here are colloquial, and do not reflect exact names used in the 2017 UDS Manual. 2. Measures are shown in alphabetical order, not in the same order as the UDS Manual. 3. The Diabetes measure is calculated as Controlled, as opposed to Uncontrolled, as is reported in the UDS. This was done for comparison purposes, so all measures are ‘better’ if higher. Observations Health centers that report using Telehealth, on average, report slightly higher performance on all clinical quality measures than those that report that they do not use telehealth. On average, across all measures, using telehealth is correlated with a 1.18% percentage point higher performance rate per clinical quality measure. A chart showing all measures side-by-side can be seen below. Download the full analysis document at the bottom of the page for details about each measure.   More Details...

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

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...

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

Building the Plane While Flying It: Health Care for the Homeless, Telehealth, and COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This archived webinar highlighted Health Care for the Homeless leaders who described their distinct experiences in adopting telehealth in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lessons learned promise to be helpful to other health centers that serve people without homes. More Details...

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

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...

TelePrEP for Health Centers: Telehealth Resources and Innovations for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), June 2020 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, has long been recognized as an effective treatment in the effort to end the HIV epidemic. Prescribing PrEP should be considered as part comprehensive prevention plan that includes a discussion about adherence to PrEP, condom use, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other risk reduction methods. This HITEQ brief presents an overview of how health centers can utilize telehealth for PrEP access, or TelePrEP, for comprehensive care, and includes innovations and resources that health centers can utilize to extend these services to their patient populations. 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...

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

Snapshot: FQHCs and Oral Health (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: n.a. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Health Center Scope (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar provides a basic definition of teleheath and an overview of a Program Assistance Letter (PAL) to clarify the credentialing and privileging documentation required by health centers in response to certain declared emergencies. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Focus on Sustainability (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar offers a broad overview of telehealth services, with a focus on sustainability. More Details...

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

How to Measure Patient Experience and Satisfaction with Telehealth (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Why should you use patient experience and satisfaction surveys for telehealth visits? It’ll inform quality improvement efforts at your health center, benefitting both patients and providers in several ways. More Details...

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

Telehealth Implementation Quick Guide – COVID-19 Resource Packet / Guía rápida para la implementación de telesalud: Paquete de recursos sobre la COVID-19 (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource packet provides a short overview of reimbursement and legal considerations for telehealth during the pandemic, operational guides compiled from health centers for implementing telemedicine and telephonic visits, and sample workflows. More Details...

Telehealth Etiquette Video Series (2020). Resource Type: Micro-Learning. Description: In this series of videos, we will learn the difference between a bad, good, and even better telehealth consult. While some of these demonstrations may seem humorous or “over the top”, all are based on actual patient scenarios. As you watch, notice the difference between the Good, the Bad, and the downright Ugly. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pandemics and the Need for Telehealth: Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the American Telemedicine Association (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: Hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, President-Elect of the American Telemedicine Association and Sr. Advisor for Virtual Care at Partners Health Care in Boston. More Details...

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

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...

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

Telehealth Workflows (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: Suggested diagramed workflows for any organization managing patient caseloads via telemedicine. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Connect Act Overview (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses the Connect Act’s permissible exemptions to current Medicare telehealth policy, focusing on mental health and emergency medical care. It also review processes for adding additional services, exemptions for Indian health services, alternate payment models, and other key provisions. More Details...

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

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

Telehealth Office Hours:: ADA issues in Telehealth (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This presentation provides a high-level overview of accessibility considerations in telemedicine under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. We will discuss various types of services and modifications to help ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to telemedicine services. More Details...

Implementing a Pediatric Teledentistry Program: Promising Practice (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Finger Lakes Community Health in New York established a successful teledentistry program. The teledentistry program focuses on providing pediatric dental care since. This promising practices will discuss lessons learned for this program. More Details...

Compendium of Telehealth Research and Publications: A Summary of Recent Research along with Takeaways for Health Centers (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: In early 2019, HITEQ completed a literature review of recent research and publications about telehealth. Within this compendium, HITEQ summarizes these articles and discusses possible implications or considerations for health centers. The purpose of the rapid review was to determine whether the current research shows that services delivered via telehealth are equivalent to in-person services and if the use of telehealth services affects the use of other services. They found that, overall, telehealth is comparable to in-person care, however further research is needed to determine the impacts of telehealth use on other services. In other words, the question of whether telehealth can effectively substitute in-person care remains unanswered. More Details...

Barriers Encountered by Agricultural Workers Seeking Specialty Care and Potential Solutions (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: An issue brief for health center staff outlining the continuing challenges in providing specialty care to agricultural workers and their families. It highlights experiences of workers and provides recommendations, including opportunities for telehealth. More Details...

Increasing Access To Care thorugh Tele-Dentistry: Promising Practice (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Teledentistry is an emerging trend among health centers to expand access to dental care. This promising practice will discuss the story of Ravenswood Family Health Center in California and their use of the virtual dental home model. More Details...

Telehealth Office Hours: Caring for Vulnerable Populations during COVD-19 Pandemic (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar features Care for the Homeless in New York City and the steps they have taken to train staff in order to streamline care virtually and to ensure care is accessible to all regardless of housing status. More Details...

Virtual Visits Fact Sheet for Consumers: What Should I Know? (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Fact Sheet for consumers outlining what they should know, top reasons why people are turning to telehealth, what’s needed and how it works. The fact sheet also lays out challenges, risks and other considerations for those thinking about integrating telehealth. Two-page fact sheet for consumers outlining what telehealth is, and what they should take into consideration if thinking about integrating telehealth into their practice. The fact sheet also lays out challenges, risks and other considerations for those thinking about integrating telehealth. More Details...

Tips for Telehealth Communication (2021). Resource Type: Patient Material . Description: A tip and strategies sheet developed to help healthcare providers improve communication with patients during telehealth encounters. More Details...

Patient Telehealth Readiness Assessment Tool (2020). Resource Type: Patient Material . Description:  A tool developed to assist healthcare providers in identifying a patient’s willingness or need for resources and/or skills to engage in telehealth services. More Details...

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