Category: Social Determinants of Health

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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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Community Health Center Doctors on COVID-19, Health Equity and Vaccines

Faith Polkey

A new video shows Community Health Center physicians describing how they pivoted their operations quickly to respond to COVID-19 and underscores the importance of protecting yourself, family and friends by getting vaccinated.

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Jessie Collins Trice: A Visionary in Community and Maternal Health

Jessie Collins Trice, BSN, MPH, was a former Chairperson of NACHC’s Board of Directors and a trailblazer in the Community Health Center Movement.

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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.

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Aaron Shirley: Health Care Innovator

Dr. Aaron Shirley

Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to ending the extreme disparities that exist in America in health care and health outcomes due simply to an individual’s race, ethnicity, income, or zip code. His creativity and commitment to improving the health of underserved communities …

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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.

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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 …

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Removing Barriers to Care for Those Who Served Behind Bars

By Alisha Reginal, NACHC Intern Community Healthcare Network (CHN) is a Community Health Center with eleven sites that serve over 80,000 patients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan. Over 5,000 of CHN’s patients are enrolled in New York’s Health Homes program.  Created as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Section 2703 Health Homes program (now in operation …