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Health Centers and the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

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NACHC’s goal is to ensure efforts to fight the spread of the virus are aligned and coordinated and that health centers are sufficiently resourced for the long battle ahead.

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NACHC’s Quality Center Recognized for ‘Leadership and Dedication’ to Eliminate Health Disparities

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NACHC has been a leader in helping health centers transition from a system of care focused on the volume of patients seen (the “fee-for-service” model) to one focused on the value of care provided. Often, the conversation about value-based care has overlooked how practices improve or exacerbate health disparities. One way NACHC has sought to change …

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What We Know Now about Health Centers and the Pandemic

A new report finds that many health centers face emerging and mounting challenges, particularly as the demand for more COVID-19 testing is increasing while local businesses and schools attempt to reopen.

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Time to Help Patients Get Covered: Open Enrollment Tips

Health centers continue to provide a critical role in providing outreach and enrollment (O&E) assistance to patients and community members seeking affordable health insurance coverage options.

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More Urgent Than Ever: Community Health Centers Must Prepare to Effectively Prevent and Treat Diabetes

A recent Centers for Disease Control report found that almost half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic health condition, such as diabetes, that would put them at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even before this pandemic raised awareness about the importance of treating and preventing chronic problems, Community Health Centers already understood the urgency.  With …

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Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking: How Health Centers Can Respond During COVID-19

AUTHORS: Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services, and Anna Marjavi, Futures Without Violence “Thank you!” Often, we hear these words from patients when we prescribe medicines that help with their illnesses. Or when we assist with appointments to specialists, for a procedure patients require, or when we help to procure equipment like wheelchairs …

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What the Numbers Tell Us About COVID Disparities

COVID-19 has cut a destructive path across along racial lines. African Americans and Latinos are bearing the brunt of this virus with higher rates of infections. Few understand this better than the people who work at Community Health Centers. Health centers care for nearly 30 million people, and many of them are essential workers in …

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A Health Center Fights Two Pandemics

Even before COVID-19 arrived on America’s doorstep we were battling another health crisis — opioid use disorder. Nearly 90 percent of Community Health Centers offered behavioral health services onsite, including opioid treatment services before the massive pivot to address the pandemic began. And the grim news is that COVID may have worsened the problem of …

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COVID-19 Is Not Going Away

The consensus building among health experts is that we’re going to be in pandemic mode for the foreseeable future. On Capitol Hill, top disease expert and White House advisor Anthony Fauci today told lawmakers on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that daily new cases could surpass 100,000 new infections per day if …