Author: Ellen Robinson

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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.

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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.

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Moral Distress, Building Resiliency, and Supporting Health Center Staff During COVID-19’s Winter Surge

Exhausted health care worker

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.

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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 …