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

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

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

EnVision Centers, Jobs Plus and Health Centers Interactive Map (2020). 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...

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

NNOHA Operations Manual: Workforce Chapter V2 (2020). This chapter provides helpful tools and resources for tackling the issues related to workforce in Health Center oral health programs. Topics include recruitment and retention of dental team members, staffing ratios, and strategies to decrease burnout. More Details...

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

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

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

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

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

Network Resource Guide for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) (2020). For more information on the 49 HCCNs funded by HRSA, please visit the Network Resource Guide (NRG). https://networkresourceguide.org/. The NRG provides up-to-date information about HCCNs across the country that are working together to leverage health IT for health centers in ways to improve access to care, enhance quality of care, and achieve cost efficiencies. More Details...

Transgender Health and Medical-Legal Partnerships (2018). This fact sheet describes common social and legal needs that affect the health of transgender individuals, and ways integrated legal services can help meet those needs. It examines medical-legal partnership programs at three health care organizations and how they operate, and it shares stories of people benefiting from medical-legal partnership services. More Details...

The Role of Medical-Legal Partnership in Promoting Health Equity (2018). This article shares how more than nearly 400 hospitals, health centers, and clinics across the U.S. are using legal services to treat issues–including housing, access to insurance, and stable guardianship–that drive health inequities. This commentary was published as part of a special edition of Health Affairs on “Advancing Health Equity.” More Details...

Keeping Children Safe From Lead Poisoning (2018). This story series follows the medical-legal partnership at Erie Family Health Centers, which built a multi-state coalition to secure children’s health by updating federal regulations related to lead levels in federal housing. More Details...

Ensuring People with Chronic Conditions Maintain Access to Care (2018). This story series follows the Whitman Walker Health Center medical-legal partnership team as they helped prevent platinum insurance plans that were widely used by patients with chronic conditions from being eliminated in the D.C. Marketplace More Details...

Eliminating Hurdles to Life Saving Medication (2018). This story series follows the Whitman-Walker Health medical-legal partnership, which worked with insurance companies to remove requirements forcing Post-Exposure Prophylaxis medications to be filled by mail More Details...

Complex Care Health Settings and Medical-Legal Partnerships (2019). This fact sheet describes five complex care settings that have integrated medical-legal partnership services into care delivery to tackle SDOH. It also features data on the ways these partnerships have demonstrated initial success in improving both physical and mental health conditions as well as stabilizing income and housing for patients with complex conditions while also curbing costly overuse of health care services by addressing the root causes of patients’ problems. More Details...

Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series - Part 4: Diabetes Clinical Management & Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients & Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (2018). This webinar focuses on providing information on the relationship between diabetes and oral health for special and vulnerable populations such as individuals experiencing homelessness. It reviews the 2017 American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening and shares clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes. It emphasizes the role of oral health as a key factor in effective screening and proper diagnosis. The webinar also addresses periodontal disease as a major health complication that diabetic patients often experience. Finally, speakers share successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness. It is a collaboration between AAPCHO, National Center for Health and Public Housing (NCHPH), National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC), and National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA). More Details...

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