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Social Drivers vs. Social Determinants: Using Clear Terms

NACHC is adopting the term “social drivers of health” in lieu of “social determinants of health,” as it more accurately describes the ability policymakers, communities, and individuals have to affect change on the factors negatively impacting health and well-being.

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Q&A with Dr. John Hatch, Health Center Pioneer

Dr. John W. Hatch is a nationally known public health leader and pillar of the Community Health Center Movement. His life’s work has focused on creating a more equitable healthcare system for all, especially people marginalized by institutional and systemic racism.

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A Year in Review on Climate Change and Environmental Health

2022 was a year marked with awareness and activism on climate change and environmental health. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II released their Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability last February, which stressed that climate events are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable with urgent need to …

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5 Tools to Kick-Start Innovation at Your Health Center

People around a table at Innovation workshop

This post is part of our monthly Innovation Blog Series hosted by NACHC’s Center for Community Health Innovation. Camila Silva is NACHC’s Deputy Director of Innovation. Are innovation efforts at your Community Health Center intentional or are they simply an item on your to-do list? Monday to-do list: ☐ Help patients have a better waiting …

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A Health Center that Prescribes Food as Medicine

As we prepare to celebrate with friends and family at the Thanksgiving table, we’re mindful of how the food we eat and serve is medicine for the body and soul — essential to our health and well-being. But choosing what is served on our plate can be an overwhelming challenge for many. More than 10 …