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Hill Update: What Health Centers Need to Know

Two key House Committees took action earlier this week on the legislation that significantly boosts investments for health centers as part of the broader $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act. This is the administration’s social infrastructure plan that we’ve been reading about. NACHC’s Public Policy and Research division is actively monitoring and providing feedback to policymakers …

NACHC Events, Uncategorized

Highlights from 2021 CHI and EXPO

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Taking place 18 months into a national public health emergency, the 2021 hybrid Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO gave participants an opportunity to connect with each other, reflect on lessons we’re learning during the pandemic, and ways to improve operations and enhance care going forward. Keynote Speaker Michael C. Bush explained that building a truly …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Where to Go for Staff and System Upgrades to Address LGBTQIA+ Health Concerns

health center building

The idea of a welcoming health practice that can address the specific needs of LGBTQIA+ patients seems simple enough, but in reality, it requires a deep level of knowledge and skill. Ask yourself: If a patient comes to your health center asking for an HIV prevention plan with prophylaxis, are your clinicians trained to respond? …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Expanding the COVID Workforce Through Integration of Pharmacy Teams

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 …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

How Health Centers Are Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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 …