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How to Counter the “Infodemic” of Misinformation About COVID-19 Vaccines

With about one-third of adults in the U.S. still completely unvaccinated and new cases of COVID-19 on the rise, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has called for a war against “health misinformation.”

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Reflecting on Equity on World AIDS Day

Every year the global community marks World AIDS day on December 1. It’s a painful reminder that sometimes there are no endings when it comes to fighting disease and protecting humanity. There are 38 million people living with HIV around the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While new HIV diagnoses …

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Hope, Health, and Healing: Health Center Serves the Unique Needs of Native Americans in the Twin Cities

The United States has a legal obligation to provide health care to Native Americans. Yet, the Native American community faces significant health status and health care inequities when compared to other U.S. populations. Native Americans born today have a life expectancy that is 4.4 years less than the overall U.S. population, and they die at …

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Health Information Technology (HIT) a Home Run for NACHC

We are overloaded with information—reports, web posts, newscasts, clinical updates, and even new coffee flavors clamor for our attention. How do we sift through it all? Is there a meaning to be distilled from all the data before us? This general cultural problem in our information age has become a particular hindrance in clinical decision-making. …

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Introducing a New Model Protocol for Health Centers to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Exploitation

How can health centers make sure we are reaching the patients affected by IPV and exploitation?

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Planning and Partnerships for COVID-19 Vaccination: One Community Health

The vaccination effort has included pop-up vaccine events at concerts in the park, county fair events with health departments, outreach immunization clinics in multiple Native American villages, and visits a tiny remote community in Hood River.