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Health Center News, Uncategorized

Introducing a New Model Protocol for Health Centers to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Exploitation

How can health centers make sure we are reaching the patients affected by IPV and exploitation?

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October 15 Deadline Approaches for Advance Child Tax Credit

As you may know, the American Rescue Plan dramatically expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to a maximum of $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 per child up to age 17.  The credit is being issued in installments of up to $300 per month. The first checks were distributed automatically by direct deposit beginning …

Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

New NACHC Senior Leader Brings Renewed Focus on Public Health Priorities

Ben Money, NACHC’s new Senior Vice President for Public Health Priorities, has dedicated almost four decades of his professional life to community health centers and local public health. 

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Nurse Leader Shares Five Lessons on Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccination

Lesson One: No Wrong Door Mary’s Center’s vaccination program didn’t have an easy start. Like the community we serve, our team was fearful and struggling in the pandemic. Suddenly, there was a vaccine that offered promise to keep us safe, but people were confused and anxious about it. It fell to us to provide information—but …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

What Makes a Health Center Clinic Welcoming for LGBTQIA+ Patients?

Physician Assistant with patient

This experience of a welcoming and inclusive health care provider isn’t unusual. It’s happening at health centers all over the country. Here’s what they are doing.

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 …

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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 …