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

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape (2020). 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...

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

Considerations for Serving Residents of Public Housing During Emergencies and Disasters: Staff and Patient Wellness (2020). 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...

The Health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders Served at Health Centers 2018 (2019). 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...

Analysis of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health Outcomes at Health Centers: UDS 2018 (2020). 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...

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. 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...

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). 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...

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...

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

Promising Practices Report: Community Outreach and Education Efforts of the Metta Health Center Program Within the Lowell Community Health Center (2017). This report describes the development of a culturally tailored outreach and health education program through the use of radio and public access TV programming by the Metta Health Center Program in Lowell, MA. The health center has been recognized by the Office of Minority health as an exemplar provider of culturally competent care in meeting and exceeding all the standards set forth in the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care. More Details...

Highlighting the Role of Enabling Services at Community Health Centers: Collecting Data to Support Service Expansion and Enhanced Funding: The Enabling Services Accountability Project (2010). This issue brief, written collaboratively between AAPCHO and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), describes the importance of enabling services (ES), such as interpretation and eligibility assistance, and how better quantifying the provision of these services can demonstrate their value to private and public payers. More Details...

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. More Details...

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. More Details...

Enabling Services Data Collection Implementation Packet: Enabling Services Accountability Project (2017). This toolkit includes tools and recommendations for how health centers can better capture data on enabling services (ES). This will help health centers provide a better understanding of the role of ES in health care access, utilization and outcomes for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), and useful information to appropriately address these needs. More Details...

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. More Details...

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. More Details...

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islander (AA&NHPI)-Serving Health Centers and Medicaid (2017). This fact sheet outlines the impact of potential cuts to Medicaid on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs) and health centers. More Details...

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