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Elevate 2021: 5 Things You Should Know

For the last two years, NACHC’s Elevate learning forum has supported over 450 health centers nationwide in applying systems change to reduce costs, enhance patient and staff experience, improve health outcomes, and advance health equity. Register for Elevate 2021: http://bit.ly/QCElevate_2021. Community Health Centers (aka Federally Qualified Health Centers) have faced many new and daunting challenges over …

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Closing the Book on the Agricultural Worker Health Conference

This year we were honored colleagues who have advanced the health center mission and whose contributions have vastly improved the lives of America’s migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations for Agricultural Workers: Clinicas del Camino Real

The COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc., are informed by the health center’s deep understanding of the logistical challenges and cultural beliefs of the agricultural worker community it serves.

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A Place to Breathe and Heal at Health Centers

Man and Woman Speaking

A new stunning 86-minute documentary film explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of immigrant and refugee health care practitioners and patients and features a Community Health Center in Lowell, MA

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How 10 Community Health Centers Transformed Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Provider in tent

Authors: Ali Jost, LICSW, and Caryn Bernstein, Manager, NACHC Clinical Affairs Division-Operations. Jost is a trauma therapist, trainer and behavioral health coach. She was faculty on the recent Innovative Approaches for Prescription Drug Abuse Management and Prevention project. Editor’s Note: One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a look back at one of the …

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Health Centers Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Strategies at the 2021 Policy and Issues Forum

Nurse giving shot

At this year’s Policy and Issues Forum, community health center leaders came together to provide further detail for the “Health Centers and Underserved Communities: Vaccinations From First Mile to Last Mile” session.

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Building Vaccine Confidence While Reckoning with Mistrust of the Medical Establishment

As two Florida health centers show, an understanding of systemic racism and medical history is proving crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many Black Americans are expressing some reluctance to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.