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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.

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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 …

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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.

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Upcoming Webinar: America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

Join NACHC for “America’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan: A Discussion with Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator.” This timely discussion with Dr. Bechara Choucair will also feature NACHC President Tom VanCoverden and two additional participants offering their perspectives from the state and local level. When: Tuesday, February 23 at 2 pm EST Dr. Choucair, who …

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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 …