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Health Care News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

We Are Committed to the Struggle: Reflections on Dr. King’s Birthday

Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.

As healers whose mission emerged from the Civil Right Movement, our goal is clear: We dedicate ourselves to the task of trying even harder to eradicate poverty, illness, hate, bias, and brutality in our communities.

Health Care News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

New Learning Collaboratives for Health Centers: Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Woman talking to counselor

Authors: Anisa Ali, MA, Futures Without Violence; Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? We are 100% certain that every single health center cares for people who have been affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is common: 1 in 4 women in the United …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: How Health Centers Can Respond During COVID-19

AUTHORS: Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services, and Anna Marjavi, Futures Without Violence “Thank you!” Often, we hear these words from patients when we prescribe medicines that help with their illnesses. Or when we assist with appointments to specialists, for a procedure patients require, or when we help to procure equipment like wheelchairs …


We Need Congress to Act and Support the Teaching Health Center and Community Health Center Programs

On July 1, a new academic year unlike any other began for medical residents throughout the nation. However, one of the positive stories to emerge from the current COVID-19 pandemic has been the role medical residents at the nation’s 56 Teaching Health Centers (THCs) like ours here in Redding played to combat the coronavirus, including …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

Looking Back to Move Forward: Understanding the Underlying Authorities to Help FQHCs Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

Guest Post by Susannah Vance Gopalan, Esq., Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in Washington, DC with editorial contributions from Bethany Hamilton, Esq. of NACHC State Affairs Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) have experienced rapid declines in patient encounters and revenues since the onset of the pandemic, being forced to lay off employees or …

Health Center Regulatory Issues, Health Center State Policy

Leveraging Medicaid Administrative Claiming for Health Centers

Guest post contributed by Lisa Chan-Sawin, MHA, and Gretchen Schroeder, MPH, Transform Health Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, critical safety net providers such as Community Health Centers are experiencing significant drops in patient revenue as a result of stay-at-home orders across the nation. During this global public health crisis it is critical to explore innovative …

Health Care News, Health Center News

What COVID-19 Has Laid Bare

Ravi Kavasery, MD, is the Medical Director of Quality and Population Health, AltaMed Health Services, Los Angeles, CA, Associate Faculty, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Recently in the midst of closing out patient charts after a busy day in the medical clinic, I received a call …

Health Center State Policy

Telehealth in the States During COVID-19

Blog contributed by Mei Kwong, Executive Director of The Center for Connected Health Policy The highly infectious COVID-19 has people quarantining because they are infected or staying at home to reduce their risk of infection.  However, many people still need to access health services not related to the treatment of COVID-19.  Telehealth has emerged as …