Author: NACHC Staff

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National Diabetes Month: New Prevention and Oral Health Resources

With approximately 35.6% of all Community Health Center patients struggling with diabetes, here are some useful resources available for health centers.

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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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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 …

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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

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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? …

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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 …