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Quality Improvement Strategies for LTBI Screening, Testing, and Treatment in A/AA and NH/PI-Serving Health Centers: EHR Template Development Learning Collaborative (2022). Resource Type: Other. Description: The Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Alliance (TEA) invites you to submit your application to the TB Learning Collaborative for electronic health record (EHR) development. EHR plays a critical role in optimizing the latent TB infection care cascade, and the Learning Collaborative will highlight clinical experts in this area. Health centers, health center look-alikes, and other community health organizations interested and/or invested in TB/LTBI screening, testing, and treatment. An honorarium will be made available for Community Health Center providers and staff participating. All are welcome to apply. Health centers and health center look-alikes will be prioritized for selection. More Details...

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...

Quality Improvement Strategies for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing and Treatment for Health Centers Serving Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Tuberculosis Elimination Alliance held a learning collaborative, funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Health Resources & Services Administration, during March/April 2021. In the learning collaborative, health center clinicians and/or enabling services providers explored quality improvement strategies for standardized LTBI testing and treatment data collection. More Details...

Addressing Latent Tuberculosis Infection and Tuberculosis in Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities: The Role of Health Centers for Testing and Treatment – Webinar (August 2021) (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, Tenzin Kunor from We Are TB and Dr. Sheldon Riklon from UAMS Health Family Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR and Community Clinic in Northwest Arkansas spoke about a TB survivor’s experience, and the role of community health centers around latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis (TB) disease testing and treatment. In 2019, a total of 8,916 TB disease cases were reported in the United States and its Territories. Out of those cases, TB disease was reported in 3,150 Asians. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately impacted by TB at a greater rate compared to other racial and ethnic groups. For example, the rate of TB disease is 32 times higher for Asians than whites. Considering the complex health and social needs of the Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, health centers play a critical role as a safety net provider and community partner to address special and vulnerable populations with increased risk of TB. This webinar shared a patient survivor experience with TB; discuss successful strategies for chronic disease management and LTBI/TB screening, testing, and treatment in high need populations in community health care settings; and share information about the TB Elimination Alliance initiative. More Details...

Collecting Standardized Data on Social Determinants of Health to Address Structural Racism, Drive Health Equity, and Respond to COVID-19 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication will present key findings from a national assessment of training and technical assistance (T/TA) strategies for supporting community health centers in systematically implementing patient-level SDOH screening and data standards, documenting findings in clinical records, and developing strategies to address SDOH risk factors and needs at the patient and population levels. More Details...

HIV Testing, Prevention, and Treatment for Sexual and Gender Minority People (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This module reviews current methods and recommendations for HIV testing, prevention, and treatment for LGBTQIA+ people, including information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 II: Applying the MLP approach to Housing for Patients with Complex Needs (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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Health Centers' Experienced and Anticipated COVID-19 Testing Challenges (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This report documents health centers’ experienced and anticipated challenges with COVID-19 testing. This report discusses the findings from NACHC’s open call for information on this topic and has testimonials from health center staff on their experiences. More Details...

Health Centers' Challenges with COVID-19 Testing (2020). Resource Type: Infographic. Description: This infographic illustrates high-level findings from the aforementioned report, which has additional testimonials from health center staff on their challenges with testing for COVID-19. More Details...

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