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Kimberly Chang Recognized for Turning Human Trafficking into a Frontline Health Issue

Since beginning her career as a community doctor, Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, has been driven by the belief that human trafficking should be treated as a public health issue, not a law enforcement matter. Now Harvard University is recognizing Dr. Chang’s achievements in this area by bestowing on her the Emerging Public Health Professional …

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Year of the Nurse 2020: A Conversation with Three Nurse Leaders

Three nurses. Three health centers. One conversation. Lasts week’s CHI@Home session celebrating the Year of the Nurse 2020 featured three seasoned Community Health Center nursing leaders. Together, these nurses explained how nurses should be viewed as central to the management of chronic disease, to helping patients overcome social and economic barriers to good health and …

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NACHC 2020 CHI@HOME Receives Federal Updates from Top Health Officials

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a tremendous impact on everyone, including Community Health Centers. Health centers need funding to continue to meet the needs of the communities they serve but there are a host of challenges on the horizon – funding, workforce shortages, and attacks on 340B. “Health centers are on the front lines, delivering …

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NACHC 2020 CHI@HOME Is Underway

These are extraordinary times and few things make that fact more clear than a virtual national conference. Thousands of health center advocates are not gathering under one roof for the Community Health Institute as in years past. Instead, they are at home fighting an unprecedented pandemic in a year that has been like no other. …

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Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: How Health Centers Can Respond During COVID-19

AUTHORS: Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services, and Anna Marjavi, Futures Without Violence “Thank you!” Often, we hear these words from patients when we prescribe medicines that help with their illnesses. Or when we assist with appointments to specialists, for a procedure patients require, or when we help to procure equipment like wheelchairs …

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A Pandemic Partnership Propels Innovation

A university professor and a team of enterprising students, a robotic prototype named “Dingo” and a Community Health Center have joined forces during the pandemic and triggered a ripple of possibilities that will ultimately make our spaces safer.

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National Health Center Week 2020 is Happening Now

National Health Center Week 2020 (NHCW) may look a lot different this year with the new normal of COVID, but health center leaders around the country are finding ways to reflect on their mission and accomplishments, even if it’s doing it virtually on social media. The stories we read every day in newspapers, social media …

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Missouri Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion, 12 States Remain

Earlier this week, Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid via a ballot initiative by an 82,000 vote margin, becoming the 38th state to endorse expanding health care access for the most vulnerable people in their state. The move will go a long way towards closing the coverage gap for their most vulnerable …

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We Need Congress to Act and Support the Teaching Health Center and Community Health Center Programs

On July 1, a new academic year unlike any other began for medical residents throughout the nation. However, one of the positive stories to emerge from the current COVID-19 pandemic has been the role medical residents at the nation’s 56 Teaching Health Centers (THCs) like ours here in Redding played to combat the coronavirus, including …

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Health Center CEO Testifies Before Senate Committee, Addresses Racial Disparities

Racial health disparities were under the spotlight this week on Capitol Hill. Rodney B. Jones, Sr., CEO of East Liberty Health Center in Pittsburgh, PA, was among the witnesses who provided virtual testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging in a hearing that focused on COVID-19’s impact on racial health disparities. Jones gave a …