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As Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Health Centers Stand Ready

Hurricane Ian

Several Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which provide primary preventative care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, sit in Ian’s projected path. Over 1 million patients are currently in Ian’s path. For many people, FQHCs are their only source of healthcare, except for emergency departments – which is also the case during and after natural disasters.

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NACHC Joins Call for More Resources to Fight Monkeypox

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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 …

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For Newly Arrived Afghanis, Prenatal Care, Vaccinations, and Open Arms

When HOPE Clinic, a federally qualified health center located in Houston, Texas, began receiving requests to help people who recently arrived from Afghanistan, they had some idea of what might be needed. Local refugee resettlement agencies were helping the new arrivals settle into new lives in the area – a familiar process for HOPE’s staff, …

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Improving Chronic Disease Care— A Snapshot of What’s Working in Health Centers

In providing chronic disease care management to health center patients, care teams are doing so with an understanding and sensitivity that many patients face one or more environmental and/or educational barriers.

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Health Centers and the Water Crisis in Jackson, Mississippi

Terrence M. Shirley, MPH, is the CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi The State of Mississippi emergency managers are reporting that all Jackson residents have water pressure and running water, however, it is still not safe to drink out of the tap and boiling is required before consumption. This includes the actions …

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CBS Sunday Morning Show Host Jane Pauley, U.S. Rep Davis Keynote CHI General Session

The opening general session at the 2022 CHI & Expo in Chicago featured notable speakers, including Congressman Danny Davis, from the 7th Congressional District of Illinois, and Jane Pauley, host of the CBS Sunday Morning show. Davis started out the session by noting his deep roots in Chicago, “a city of health centers.” He walked …

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Health Centers Help Their Communities Heal in Wake of Tragedies

This post was originally published by Direct Relief and reported by Talya Meyers Long before the shooting, Community Health Development, Inc., a federally qualified health center, had been providing medical, dental, and behavioral health services to approximately a third of Uvalde County, Texas. Then, on May 24, a shooter entered Robb Elementary School in the …

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Human-Centered Design and Health Center Innovation Intersect at the CHI & EXPO  

workshop session at CHI

This year’s CHI & EXPO features three different sessions about human-centered design that will dive deep into intentional innovation and illustrate how the process and mindset of HCD can help solve challenges at health centers, PCAs or HCCNs.