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Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Findings from the NCHPH Learning Collaborative (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: A cervical cancer prevention and control program comprises an organized set of activities aimed at preventing and reducing morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. The program provides a plan of action with details on what work is to be done, by whom and when, as well as information about what means or resources will be used to implement the program. More Details...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Strategies in Public Housing Primary Care Settings: Findings from the NCHPH Learning Collaborative (2018). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: The National Center for Health in Public Housing (NCHPH) engaged in discussions with clinical directors from Public Housing Primary Care grantees and other Health Centers located in or immediately accessible to public housing to determine successful strategies to promote cervical cancer prevention among their patient population. 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...

Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Vaccination: Webinar Resources (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on strategies to prevent and eliminate hepatitis B as a U.S. public health threat, particularly among special and vulnerable populations impacted by the opioid epidemic. To access the slides and recording, follow the link provided 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...

Success Stories: Health Centers & Military Veterans (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This compilation showcases 10 health centers from around the country and their innovative programs to serve the Veteran patient population, to advance collaboration with the Veterans Administration and to support providers and workforce in caring for Veterans and their families. More Details...

Successful Practices in Accountable Care: Change Management and Service Delivery (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc. (ACHS) has achieved an 81.67% colorectal cancer screening rate (compared to the Uniform Data System screening rateof 42% in 2017) making them one of the top in the nation addressing this critical need consistently. This document explores the crucial elements of their success including an organizational culture of improvement, patient engagement strategies, and changes to testing. More Details...

Medical Respite Care Programs & the IHI Triple Aim Framework (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This policy brief takes a look at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim framework and how medical respite care programs can add value to help health centers meet the three improvement goals of this model—population health, the patient’s experience of care, and the per capita cost of health care. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Series: Session 1: CREATING A SUPPORTIVE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT TO ADDRESS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in all segments of our society, but vulnerable populations like migrant women may encounter additional disparities and barriers to care that make intervention and treatment of IPV more complex. In these two sessions, Migrant Clinicians Network provides specific and effective action items to better serve women who have experienced IPV in the exam room, and to make our communities safer by engaging men in the community. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Series: Session 2: PROVIDING ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR MEN TO ACT ON PREVENTING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (2019). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in all segments of our society, but vulnerable populations like migrant women may encounter additional disparities and barriers to care that make intervention and treatment of IPV more complex. In these two sessions, Migrant Clinicians Network provides specific and effective action items to better serve women who have experienced IPV in the exam room, and to make our communities safer by engaging men in the community. More Details...

Benefits of Oral HIV Testing in the Dental Chair: Promising Practice (2012). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice describes how the Columbia College of Dental Medicine in New York developed an iniative to conduct HIV testing in the dental clinic. More Details...

Black MSM and PrEP: Challenges and Opportunities (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Although estimates of HIV incidence remain relatively stable in the United States (US), the epidemic continues to increase disproportionately among men who have sex with men (MSM). Notably, nearly half of new HIV infections occur in the South, where Black/African American, young MSM (YMSM, 18 to 35) are at greatest risk. PrEP is a highly effective HIV prevention strategy. While the data about its safety and efficacy in this population are encouraging, structural and social barriers that undermine optimal PrEP uptake, as well as suboptimal adherence and retention in PrEP-related, follow-up medical care must be addressed. More Details...

Mobile Dental Units for School-Based Dental Care: Promising Practice (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Gaston Family Health Services in North Carolina established a robust school-based dental program utilizing mobile dental units. This promising practice discusses the health center's mobile dental program to increase access to care for school children. More Details...

Adding Mobile Dental Services to a Pediatrics Clinic: Promising Practice (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Harbor Health Services in Massachusetts identified the need for dental services at a primary care location at their health center that did not have a dental clinic. The health center decided to add portable dental equipment to the medical site. This promising practice will discuss how the program was developed and lessons learned. More Details...

HUD Policy Brief for Health Centers - Data Matching with Housing Community: Understanding the Role and Impact of Housing Policy for Health Centers (Data Matching) (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers and housing providers are serving the same clients, and HUD policies foster opportunities for partners to effectively share data target and improve Health Outcomes. This series translates federal housing policies to help health centers understand the impact and how to coordinate and adapt programming to create the most beneficial outcomes for clients. More Details...

Promoting CDC Tips® Campaign Materials to Public Housing Residents (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Public housing residents are more likely to smoke and suffer from health conditions that are exacerbated by smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. The objectives of this study were to educate health care providers on the CDC Tips® From Former Smokers resources, to increase access to smoking cessation materials for public housing residents and the health care providers that serve them, and to evaluate the pilot project. More Details...

Addressing Violence in Public Housing Communities: Case Examples of Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies from Public Housing Primary Care Grantees (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The purpose of this report is to provide Health Centers located in or immediately accessible to public housing with best practices and examples of violence prevention and intervention programs that can be implemented in their communities. NCHPH conducted background research on violence and crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Program, interviewed four Health Center staff, and analyzed the interviews to identify overlapping themes, lessons learned, and successful strategies used to address and prevent violence. More Details...

Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned: January 2019 (2019). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The HITEQ Center interviewed ten health centers and health center partners to identify solutions and promising practices for addressing childhood obesity across the health center program. The focus included how health centers are meeting the Uniform Data System UDS measure and how they are taking further steps to identify and intervene with those at risk of obesity leveraging health information technology, electronic health records, and the data they have. Seven key areas are identified in the resulting issue brief. In the Fall of 2018, the HITEQ Center interviewed ten health centers and health center partners to identify solutions and promising practices for addressing childhood obesity across the health center program. The focus included how health centers are meeting the Uniform Data System UDS measure, Weight Assessment and Counseling for Nutrition and Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents CMS155v6, and how they are taking further steps to identify and intervene with those at risk of obesity by leveraging health information technology, electronic health records, and resulting data. Seven key areas of improvement from interviews are identified in the resulting issue brief: Key 1. Embed Needed Data Capture in Workflow Key 2. Implement Successful Monitoring to Support Decision Making Key 3. Understand the Evidence Base Key 4. Identify Key Data and Metrics Key 5. Target Interventions Appropriately Key 6. Consider Alternative Appointment Types and Locations Key 7. Create Comprehensive, Accessible Interventions Download the issue brief below to see health center examples, related research, and health IT tools for each of these keys. More Details...

Managing Online Patient Engagement (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: An integral component of health center practice operations is patient engagement. Whether patient engagement is done over the phone, in person at the health center, via patient portals or online, health centers need to be prepared to provide a positive patient experience. However, managing patient expectations about online engagement can present challenges. More Details...

Successful Practices in Accountable Care: Health Center Partners of Southern California (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This document focused on Health Center Partners of Southern California, a family of companies supporting health centers across the country. More Details...

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