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Organizing Showers & Hygiene Access for People Living Outside (2020).
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.
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.
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.
Community Information Exchange: Using Data to Coordinate Care for People Experiencing Homelessness: Addressing COVID-19 and Beyond
As health centers continue to build innovative models to serve people experiencing homelessness, partnerships to address the social determinants of health become more crucial. A major challenge organizations face in building and sustaining these partnerships is communication and sharing relevant information to ensure coordinated care. Community Information Exchanges (CIE) build on the work the health care system has done to set up Health Information Exchanges and takes the next step towards integrating data with other service organizations.
This publication highlights what CIEs are, how they can be used, and how this could be beneficial during health care crises like COVID-19.
Health Center Investments in Enabling Services Associated with Better Outcomes (2017).
This factsheet provides analysis of the health center data from the 2015 Uniform Data System (UDS). The data highlights that enabling services staffing and costs are associated with better national quality measures, including higher rate of HbA1c < 8%, higher rate of controlled hypertension, higher cervical cancer screening, and higher child immunization rate.
Enabling Services: Gateways to Better Care (2016).
This fact sheet was developed by AAPCHO and the National Association for Community Health Centers (NACHC). It provides an overview of the leading role health centers play in providing enabling services, or non-clinical services that improve access to care, and the important and positive impacts these services can have on health outcomes, costs, access and patient satisfaction.
Enabling Services at Community Health Centers (2010).
This report introduces the important role enabling services (ES) play in the delivery of high quality care for medically underserved Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs). It details the high utilization of such services and the impact they have on patients' health outcomes. It concludes with recommendations for establishing a nationally recognized standard for ES data collection and utilization, integrating ES into the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, and funding to sustain and ensure quality services.
CLAS Standards and Enabling Services in Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islander Serving Health Centers (2017).
This report describes the culturally and linguistically appropriate standards (CLAS) and enabling services (ES) provided by staff at Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI)-serving health centers. It details the ES staffing required to provide these services and how they impact health outcomes. The provision of enabling services ensures that medically underserved patients receive care that meets and exceeds the criteria set forth by the National Standard for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care.