Author: Amy Simmons Farber

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Fighting Vaccine Mistrust in Mississippi

NACHC has a new Health Centers on the Frontlines podcast out.  This newest episode takes a deep dive in Mississippi, where COVID cases are easing a bit after being number one in the nation for the highest COVID deaths per capita, plus one of the lowest rates of vaccination. The state is far from being …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Partnerships to Fight COVID: Neighborhood Health

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.

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Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

The surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 could not come at a worse time. A federal moratorium on evictions that’s been in place as a public health measure expires this weekend (July 31)  renewing concerns about how to keep people safe in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings that could facilitate …

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COVID’s Ravage Through Rural Georgia

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 …

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Audio-Only Telehealth is Crucial to Patient Health Beyond Pandemic

There is little doubt that the pandemic changed health care delivery. The question is for how long? Audio-only and virtual telehealth allowed Community Health Centers to treat many more vulnerable patients throughout the country during COVID, thanks to flexible federal and state policies that spurred the innovation. But unless lawmakers act to ensure these policies …

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HHS Secretary Becerra Tours North Carolina Health Center

COVID-19 vaccinations and maternal health were on the mind of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who recently toured the Goodwill campus of the Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC) in North Carolina, along with U.S. Rep Alma Adams, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and community health leaders. The importance of vaccinations …

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A Progress Report on Health Centers and Vaccinations

Community Health Centers have administered more than 10 million vaccine doses and have increased the number of vaccines they initiate each week by almost five-fold from January 8 to May 7. As they begin the last mile of the vaccination campaign to end the pandemic, their efforts are now directed toward developing successful models to bring …