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.
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’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.
Dentists and dental teams are being utilized to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
Community Health Centers are partnering with local organizations to broaden their reach for COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …