Author: NACHC Staff

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized

Congress Studies Climate Change, Impacts on Health Centers

By Mallika Yadwad, Program Associate, Federal and State Policy, and Jessica Hinshaw, Program Manager of Public Health Priorities, NACHC. As world leaders gather in Egypt to discuss the threat of climate change, U.S lawmakers are also investigating how the changing climate is affecting people here. Lawmakers on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee …

Health Care News, Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

Strong Triage and Planning Necessary to Support Patients with Monkeypox 

Man treated by nurse

Staff in Community Health Centers (also called federally qualified health centers/FQHCs) are often the first line of defense to protect people from an outbreak. Protection, of course, starts with a strong triage system and a workplan to speed access to treatment.  


Using Counter-Narratives as a Strategy for Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination

Treating patients who are hesitant about getting vaccines or even refusing them has always been a component of immunization care, but it became a major issue in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. Throughout the pandemic many Community Health Center patients have had conversations with their providers and members of the care team expressing concerns, …


Health Centers: Get Ready – PrEP is a Game Changer

For many health centers, PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a new and yet to be implemented tool for preventing HIV.  It’s actually a game changer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PrEP can prevent HIV infection risk by 90-99% for very high-risk patients when it’s used properly. It’s recommended for men who have …