Author: Ellen Robinson

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More Urgent Than Ever: Community Health Centers Must Prepare to Effectively Prevent and Treat Diabetes

A recent Centers for Disease Control report found that almost half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic health condition, such as diabetes, that would put them at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even before this pandemic raised awareness about the importance of treating and preventing chronic problems, Community Health Centers already understood the urgency.  With …

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How COVID-19 Has Changed the Ways Health Centers Treat Diabetes and Other Underlying Conditions

Half a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, community health centers nationwide have faced nearly every imaginable challenge in providing continuity of care for patients with underlying health conditions. Missed wellness visits and other factors are especially concerning for diabetes patients Health centers have experienced a dramatic rise in patients missing their wellness appointments and shortages …

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Year of the Nurse 2020: A Conversation with Three Nurse Leaders

Three nurses. Three health centers. One conversation. Lasts week’s CHI@Home session celebrating the Year of the Nurse 2020 featured three seasoned Community Health Center nursing leaders. Together, these nurses explained how nurses should be viewed as central to the management of chronic disease, to helping patients overcome social and economic barriers to good health and …

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Health Centers Helping with ABCS in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Achieving the goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022 will take a village.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s just-released Vital Signs report, there is still a lot of work to be done. Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart …

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Controlling Hypertension in Health Centers

Nine health centers have been named 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions for working with patients to achieve hypertension (high blood pressure) control rates at or above 70 percent. We’ve now learned more information about the types of interventions the winning health centers used to improve hypertension rates. These include: Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP), …

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Celebrating World AIDS Day, One Partner at a Time

Health centers are no strangers to forging partnerships with other organizations.  There are health center partnerships with hospitals, health departments, universities, chambers of commerce, and local businesses.  These collaborations are key to assuring good patient health outcomes, not to mention boosting their quality of life and overall care.  HIV prevention and treatment is no different. The number of health center patients living with …

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World AIDS Day and Beyond: How Health Centers Help

Today is World AIDS Day and we are taking a moment to highlight the work Community Health Centers are doing to reduce the incidence of HIV and care for people living with HIV. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 calls for the integration of high-quality HIV services in health centers and …