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.”
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.
In the newest episode of our podcast, Health Centers on the Front Lines, we hear from Basim Khan, MD, Executive Director of Neighborhood Health, to get a sense of how he’s shifting his focus to ensure more underserved people are protected from the pandemic.
The Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus is generating a spike in infection rates and deaths across many states, a trend that the Centers for Disease Control is calling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” With one of the lowest vaccination rates nationwide, Georgia is especially vulnerable. That brings us to Albany Area Primary Health Care …
Photo credit: Holyoke Health Center Pharmacy vaccinates Holyoke public school staff. Clinical pharmacists at community health centers were involved in immunization efforts long before the COVID-19 pandemic, making them well-positioned to become leaders in initiatives to comprehensively protect the public from COVID-19. In response to the pandemic and the emergency need to increase the COVID-19 …
While mass COVID-19 vaccination sites continue and vaccinations are being incorporated into routine or other clinic visits, health centers are reaching deep and wide into their communities to ensure they are equitably distributing vaccines. Laura Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a nonprofit Medi-Cal managed care organization providing business …
Using dental providers and staff, who have been trained extensively to give injections both orally and subcutaneously, will help put more COVID-19 shots in arms.
Lowell’s leadership team knew it needed to embrace, invest in, and better leverage technology to best serve its patient community, ensure health equity, and reduce stress and demands placed on staff over the past year.
Dentists and dental teams are being utilized to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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.