Author: NACHC Staff

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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Community Health Center Doctors on COVID-19, Health Equity and Vaccines

Faith Polkey

A new video shows Community Health Center physicians describing how they pivoted their operations quickly to respond to COVID-19 and underscores the importance of protecting yourself, family and friends by getting vaccinated.

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Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston: Physician, Scientist, Public Health Crusader

Marilyn H. Gaston, MD

Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston learned about inequities in health care early in life. She went on to become a pediatrician, researcher, and to hold leadership positions including Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service.