Retaining health center staff was a challenge long before the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of staff retention efforts, health center leaders continue to look for ways to improve how they attract, train, recognize, and cultivate care team staff. One retention strategy employed by Swope Health aligns community needs with clinician areas of interest. For example, …
Author: Ellen Robinson
Oral Health for High-Risk Populations
Without the capacity to serve all health center patients, dental care teams often prioritize care.
Improving Chronic Disease Care— A Snapshot of What’s Working in Health Centers
In providing chronic disease care management to health center patients, care teams are doing so with an understanding and sensitivity that many patients face one or more environmental and/or educational barriers.
Learning from Health Centers: Tobacco Cessation Measures that Work
Health centers involved with tobacco cessation work tell us that success with interventions was achieved when multi-skilled care teams built relationships with patients and had ongoing conversations about their care plans and efforts to quit smoking or vaping.
Lowell Community Health Center: Using Technology to Help Multilingual Patients Access COVID Vaccines
Lowell’s leadership team knew it needed to embrace, invest in, and better leverage technology to best serve its patient community, ensure health equity, and reduce stress and demands placed on staff over the past year.
Expanding Health Centers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Workforce: Dental Teams
Dentists and dental teams are being utilized to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Agricultural Workers: Clinicas del Camino Real
The COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc., are informed by the health center’s deep understanding of the logistical challenges and cultural beliefs of the agricultural worker community it serves.
Trusted Community Partners Help Build Vaccine Confidence and Engage Communities
Community Health Centers are partnering with local organizations to broaden their reach for COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Building Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines
Transparency about the COVID-19 vaccine – its safety, development, efficacy, and side effects will be critical to building this confidence among providers and other health center staff.
Moral Distress, Building Resiliency, and Supporting Health Center Staff During COVID-19’s Winter Surge
Great efforts by leadership teams, staff managers, and directors at health centers and their affiliated health care systems and hospitals are underway to support team wellness and build resiliency at both individual and group levels.