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Finance & Reimbursement for Clinical Leaders (eLearning) (2019). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: This self-paced eLearning course discusses the importance of finance and reimbursement as part of a clinical leader’s core competency development. The focus will be on enhancing a clinical leader’s role in using financial tools and systems to effectively manage ongoing clinical operations, developing clinical component of health center grant applications, and ensuring clinical staff awareness of reimbursement mechanisms and issues. More Details...

Improving Diabetes Outcomes: Curated Expert Guidance, Tools, and Resources, Updated September 2019 (2019). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: As of CDC's 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the total U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these 30.3 million, only 23.1 million are diagnosed—while the other estimated 7.2 million are undiagnosed. This illustrates the need for targeted quality improvement and implementation of promising practices to address diabetes and needs of diabetic patients. This toolkit includes curated expert guidance, tools, and resources for enhancing care processes and outcomes for diabetes control, preventive care, and others targets for improvement. More Details...

NNOHA Operations Manual - Quality Chapter (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers strive to deliver quality care that leads to positive patient outcomes. This chapter of the NNOHA Operations Manual will explore quality improvement for oral health programs. More Details...

Integrated Care Models Survey Results: Embedded Dental Providers: Survey Results (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Integration of oral health and primary care practice is a strategy to increase access and improve health outcomes. There is an emergence of a new and alternative model, embedding a dental provider in the medical clinic. This document summarizes the results of the 2019 NNOHA Integrated Models survey and the subsequent focus group findings. More Details...

Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The Kaiser Family Foundation just released an “Issue Brief” which identifies several potential approaches for improving dental coverage for Medicare beneficiaries. Included in the options are OPEN’s recommendation to include an extensive dental benefit under Medicare Part B. Also included in the Issue Brief is the work OPEN has been doing to get federal policymakers to expand the types of “medically necessary” dental services that are covered. More Details...

Increasing Access to Healthy Food and Exercise in Public Housing Communities: Examples From Public Housing Primary Care Grantees (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Public housing residents face the challenge of living in communities with poor access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise. Addressing access to healthy food and improving diet and exercise are critical components in improving the health of public housing residents. This report provides examples of Public Housing Primary Care Grantee strategies and programs that have increased access to healthy food, exercise and weight control models for public housing residents. More Details...

Project Highlight: Primecare Community Health, IL (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This summary describes PrimeCare Community Health, Inc.’s expansion efforts in Chicago, IL, highlighting the capital project planning, financing, and estimated community impact of a new $8 million health center capital project. More Details...

Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information: FOCUS: PHI is a SAMHSA-funded source for clear and accurate information about patient privacy and confidentiality (2019). Resource Type: Other. Description: Clear and accurate information about confidentiality is important to ensure that patient privacy is protected and that privacy laws are not erroneously interpreted to prevent disclosure of patient information. Individuals living with mental illness or substance use disorders may not seek care without guarantees of confidentiality and privacy protections. Clarifying privacy protections and promoting communication of patient records is critical for improving patients’ access to care and quality of treatment once in care. The Center for Excellence for Protected Health information is supported by SAMHSA and includes key resources around privacy and confidentiality. More Details...

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention: Considerations for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Despite major advancements in HIV testing, treatment, and prevention, HIV diagnoses in the United States have remained stable since 2013. The introduction of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has offered an opportunity to significantly reduce HIV transmission rates, yet those most at risk are not the ones utilizing this method of prevention. This fact sheet explores the intersection of HIV and homelessness, focusing on subpopulations with disproportionate rates of infection. It also provides promising practices in prevention and treatment, including recommendations around the initiation of PrEP in the Health Care for the Homeless setting. More Details...

Diabetes Management and Oral Health among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Promising and Evidence-Based Practices for Health Centers in Diabetes Management and Oral Care (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication highlights the diabetes disease burden and gum (periodontal) disease among older adults (50+) who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness and explores promising and evidence-based practices health centers can adopt, aimed at improving overall oral health among this population. More Details...

Addressing Diabetes Risk Factors in Elementary School Children Through Community Partnerships (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers, in collaboration with schools and other community partners, can play a powerful role in performing appropriate screening, prevention, and management of elementary-aged children with obesity and other pre-diabetic indicators. This resource highlights ways health centers (such as federally qualified health centers) can enhance these efforts through school partnerships. More Details...

Addressing Diabetes Factors in Elementary School Children Through School and Community Partnerships (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource highlights ways health centers (such as federally qualified health centers) can enhance health outcomes of elementary-aged children with obesity and other pre-diabetic through school partnerships. More Details...

Diabetes Management and Oral Health among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This publication highlights the diabetes disease burden and gum (periodontal) disease among older adults (50+) who have experienced or are experiencing homelessness and explores promising and evidence-based practices health centers can adopt, aimed at improving overall oral health among this population. More Details...

Community Health Centers Meeting Rural Health Needs (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This short fact sheet covers the barriers to care faced by rural communities and how Community Health Centers are helping to address those barriers: by focusing services on communities with the greatest difficulty accessing or affording care, innovating using telehealth technologies, and recruiting a wide range of health care providers to complement primary care, including dentists, pharmacists, and behavioral health professionals. Ultimately, health centers are achieving better improving outcomes for rural patients. More Details...

Diabetes Management and Oral Health Among Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness: Promising and Evidence-Based Practices for Health Centers in Diabetes Management and Oral Care (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar addressed the burden of diabetes among older adults who have experienced homelessness and the burden of periodontal disease among this population; the role of supportive housing as a key social determinant in improving health outcomes, including connections to quality dental care; and promising and evidence-based practices aimed at improving overall dentition among older adults with diabetes who are homeless or formerly homeless. More Details...

Social Determinants of Health for Public Housing Residents: Diabetes (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Public housing residents are more likely to be affected by community violence and chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. The following issues brief provide descriptions of some of the most critical issues affecting this special population. More Details...

Building and Sustaining a Data Driven Culture: HITEQ Webinar (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The HITEQ Center conducted a webinar on building and sustaining a data driven culture for Community Health Care Association of New York State. This webinar introduced concepts, tools and examples to help manage data as a strategic asset, align data strategy with organizational strategy, and explored ways to implement a data services function. More Details...

Nurse Closer Process: Using Nonclinician Staff to Make Patient Visits More Efficient (2019). Resource Type: Other. Description: The Nurse Closer process was designed and implemented to use non clinician staff to make patient visits more efficient. The model drives quality by combining team-based care with technology and allows all team members to work at the maximum capacity of their license. The goal of the process is to achieve higher value care with out increasing clinical expenses or provider burn out. More Details...

Life of the Party: Making Healthy Choices with Diabetes (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A comic style brochure for agricultural workers that shares information about making healthy food choices with diabetes. More Details...

Medication Adherence in Elderly With Diabetes: Strategies to Improve Outcomes Amidst Challenges in the Geriatric Population (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar explored the challenges of multiple medications and complex comorbidities, including cognitive impairment. The presenters provided an overall view of improving medication adherence in the population of diabetic older adults, with special consideration given to the management of these patients in the Community Health Center. More Details...

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