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Health Center Advocacy, Uncategorized

A Reflection on Pride and the Health Center Movement

Jim Luisi in rainbow Pride t-shirt

By James Luisi, CEO, North End Waterfront Health, Immediate Past Chair, NACHC Board of Directors. While Pride became a celebration throughout the month of June, it started out as a protest. After New York City police raided the Stonewall Bar, a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community, the patrons, who were mostly drag queens, decided …

Health Center News, Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

How Dentists Can Aid Health Centers’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Using dental providers and staff, who have been trained extensively to give injections both orally and subcutaneously, will help put more COVID-19 shots in arms.

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Asian American Women Are at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Guest post by the National Institute of Health’s Heart Truth Program. Blood pressure checks are a routine part of most medical appointments. Some surprising statistics suggest that Asian American women aren’t getting the follow-up support they need to lower high blood pressure. Only about 14 percent of Asian American women with high blood pressure have …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

Building Vaccine Confidence While Reckoning with Mistrust of the Medical Establishment

As two Florida health centers show, an understanding of systemic racism and medical history is proving crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many Black Americans are expressing some reluctance to getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

In the Final Leg of the COVID Fight, Truth Matters, Trust Matters

We may finally be turning a corner in the year-long fight against COVID-19.  The massive vaccination effort underway gives us reason to have hope that life will eventually get better.  We are proud that Community Health Centers are front and center in the Biden Administration’s national strategy to get as many people as possible vaccinated.  …

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Remembering Karla: A Tribute to a Health Center Nurse Lost to COVID-19

Editor’s Note: Some 41,000 Community Health Center staff have been infected with COVID-19. Karla Pope was one of them. NACHC invited her colleague Kimberly Tweed, Director of Marketing & Development at CompleteCare Health, Bridgeton, NJ, to share this remembrance. My time with Karla Pope as my office neighbor was relatively short but sharing a wall …

Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

A Step Toward Eradicating White Supremacy: Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Lives

Children's Book Covers

This year, as we consider the new ways that we are learning to care for one another, I hope to introduce you to the art that I began collecting to ensure that every child who walked into my home or workplace would see themselves and know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made.