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 …
Hospitality and Dignity: Native Health Services’ Indigenous Care
Indigenous values are expressed in everything NATIVE HEALTH offers, from Virtual Talking Circles to a Traditional Garden and Cultural Group Connections for in-home visits.
Congress Studies Climate Change, Impacts on Health Centers
By Mallika Yadwad, Program Associate, Federal and State Policy, and Jessica Hinshaw, Program Manager of Public Health Priorities, NACHC. As world leaders gather in Egypt to discuss the threat of climate change, U.S lawmakers are also investigating how the changing climate is affecting people here. Lawmakers on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee …
Challenging Community Health Centers to Join in “Raising the Bar”
This framework offers guiding principles, roles, and action-steps to help the health care sector achieve the goal of increasing equity.
At Least 1 in 5 Adults Report Long-COVID Symptoms: Health Centers Respond
Health centers have been seeing patients with long COVID symptoms, but they haven’t gotten strong guidance or resources to manage this condition. Here’s an update on what they and NACHC are doing.
At the Fork of the Stream: The Life of Dr. Robert Smith
A continuation of his civil rights work that started with Medgar Evers’s weekly meetings, Dr. Robert Smith cofounded the first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Strong Triage and Planning Necessary to Support Patients with Monkeypox
Staff in Community Health Centers (also called federally qualified health centers/FQHCs) are often the first line of defense to protect people from an outbreak. Protection, of course, starts with a strong triage system and a workplan to speed access to treatment.
NACHC Joins Call for More Resources to Fight Monkeypox
NACHC has signed on to a letter to Congress led by the National Monkeypox Working Group to support President Biden’s request for $4.5 billion in funding to fight the growing monkeypox (MPV) outbreak epidemic. The request includes a pathway for health centers to receive funding. NACHC is a National Monkeypox Working Group member actively engaging …
Communicating About the New Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines
Guidance for health center care teams who want to provide education about the new pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for staff and patients.