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Strategies for Capturing Outside HIV Test Results for Your Health Center (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Providers working with patients coming to or from health centers may need important health information, such as HIV test results, to help physicians provide the best care possible to the patient. What strategies exist to help health centers give and receive data so that providers can render seamless care without interruption? We’re glad you asked. Data sharing agreements, tools, and standard operating procedures (SOP) are a few strategies that health centers can use to ensure a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) is as detailed and up-to-date as possible. More Details...

Health Center Information Blocking Avenger: A HITEQ Center Training Badge (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: In March 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a Proposed Rule, 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. ONC released a final rule in March 2020, published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020. The Final Rule prohibits actors from blocking the exchange of electronic health information and seeks to increase the ease and choices available for patients to access their data.If Information Blocking is all new to you, review these resources first to set yourself up for success. 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...

Using HRSA Health Center Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to Improve Systems of Care for People Experiencing Homelessness (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: As part of a larger $10 billion dollar investment to expand vaccine access in hardest-hit and high-risk communities, $6 billion dollars is being allocated by HRSA to 1,376 health centers to expand access to care. This funding presents a substantial opportunity to meet immediate needs and also improve systems of care for people experiencing homelessness. Read our issue brief on funding possibilities. More Details...

Pharmacy Office Hours: Patient Assistance Programs (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In addition to providing updates on pharmacy rules and procedures, this office hour focuses on creating a Patient Assistant Program (PAP) at you health center. This outlines the processes that need to be established to identify patients, gather information, and track services from submission to reordering. More Details...

Memorandum of Understanding Template: A Partnership-Building Resource for Community Health Centers and Domestic Violence Programs (2021). Resource Type: Template. Description: The purpose of this model Memorandum of Understanding is to provide a model that contains best practices for building and sustaining health center and domestic violence program partnerships. More Details...

Staff Wellness During COVID-19: Healing Hands (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Healing Hands, a publication of the HCH Clinicians’ Network, melds scientific knowledge with the experience of clinicians working in Health Care for the Homeless and reflects issues of concern to direct service providers and program administrators who serve people experiencing homelessness. This is the second in a pair of editions focusing on the impacts of COVID-19 on homeless health care. More Details...

Data Integration Best Practices for Health Centers & Homeless Services Publication: Health Center Focus Group Recommendations on Data Integration (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers use data and technology to improve health outcomes of patients, speed administrative processes, and collect patients’ health and housing histories. This report advances strategies for large and small health centers to match data with homeless service systems to identify and coordinate care for high utilizers of crisis care systems. 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...

The HCH Community & COVID-19: Vaccines for Clients and Staff (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: As vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and become available for distribution, questions abound on when they will be available for people experiencing homelessness as well as staff working in community-based programs (such as health centers and homeless shelters). This discussion identified the main challenges to vaccinating the HCH community, the strategies needed to ensure a successful vaccination campaign, and the immediate action steps to consider in order to be prepared. More Details...

Considerations for Serving Residents of Public Housing During Emergencies and Disasters: Staff and Patient Wellness (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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...

A Brief Case for Safety: Preventing Errors Associated with Vaccine Management (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Developed by ECRI, this brief case study focuses on best practices for vaccine management. It provides a checklist for health centers and free clinics to help prepare for immunization activities and vaccine distribution. More Details...

STAR² Center Talks Workforce Success (2020). Resource Type: Podcast Series. Description: In today’s rapidly changing workplace environment, health centers need to be at the forefront of developing solutions that meet the ever evolving needs of their workforce. ACU’s STAR² Center Podcast Series brings you engaging and informative chats with health center leaders and experts about the different core components that make up a robust health center workforce as it is the fuel for your organizational mission. More Details...

Creating a Compensation Package for Retention (2020). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: In this course you will learn how to create a robust compensation package to use as a retention tool in your health center. We'll highlight the key concepts of compensation and benefits, the importance of developing an effective communication plan to promote your compensation package, the role Board of Directors play in your health center’s compensation plan, and tools and resources you can use to assess and strengthen your compensation programs. More Details...

Building an Inclusive Organization Toolkit (2020). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The Building an Inclusive Organization Toolkit provides information and resources to support health centers in their journeys to achieving a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. It’s content addresses common questions related to workplace assessment, strategies to take, and accountability. The toolkit was developed by the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved's STAR² Center, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations. More Details...

Pharmacy Access: Sliding Fees and Contact Pharmacies (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This office hour focuses on the SFS model in contract pharmacies and discusses operational updates. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Staff 340B Education (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This office hour discusses staff education on 340B, as well as operational updates. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Relationship Between Affordability Expectations and BPHC SFSD Requirements for Pharmaceuticals (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This office hour discusses in depth issues surrounding pharmaceuticals, compliance and sliding fee discounts in relationship to the health center mission. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Adjusting to Recent 340B Developments (Sept 2020) (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This office hour provides an overview of recent 340B developments and their accompanying operation issues. More Details...

Pharmacy Access Office Hours: Adjusting to Recent 340B Developments (Oct 2020) (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar discusses the ongoing developments in the controversy surrounding the 340B program, both in terms of policy debates, but also operations. More Details...

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