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KFF Survey Offers a Snapshot of Pandemic, Inflation on Health Center Patients

Community Health Centers have been called the “canary in the coal mine” more than once, owing to the fact that the vulnerable patients they serve typically suffer the worst blowback of any public health crisis. A case in point is this new KFF survey, which shows how pandemic and inflationary pressures are generating an increase …

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Learning from Health Centers: Tobacco Cessation Measures that Work

Health centers involved with tobacco cessation work tell us that success with interventions was achieved when multi-skilled care teams built relationships with patients and had ongoing conversations about their care plans and efforts to quit smoking or vaping.

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Broadband Access: Health Centers Offer Local Solutions to National Challenges

The digital divide is not just about access for health center patients. As more folks get connected, there are challenges with health literacy and patients understanding how to use specific technology. Innovative technology solutions for the future must be human centered in their design.

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Health Centers Represent on Presidential Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

The Commission advises President Biden on public, private, and nonprofit sector strategies to advance equity, justice, and opportunity for AANHPI communities.

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Honorees Recognized for Outstanding Service in Agricultural Worker Health

Migrant Health Centers and leaders were honored for their service and commitment to the Community Health Center Movement this week at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health in Denver, CO. The annual conference is dedicated to the health and well-being of America’s migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and comes as the nation marks the 60th …

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Mobile Units: Helping to (Re)Build Trust for People Experiencing Homelessness

This post is part of NACHC’s Innovation Blog Series. This series is hosted monthly by our Center for Community Health Innovation. Community Health Centers many times function as more than a care provider, they are a connector and anchor in their communities. Before joining NACHC, my training ground in Community Health Centers was at Unity Health Care …

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Agile Scrum Framework 101: Driving Change by Improving Process

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by Camila Silva and Efe Omadevuae This post is the second in NACHC’s Innovation Blog Series. This series is hosted monthly by our Center for Community Health Innovation. If you are trying to implement a new idea or look at better ways to manage your existing work, you might utilize or consider several project management …

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Health Centers and the Looming Medicaid Cliff

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people enrolled in Medicaid has increased by nearly 20%, with close to 85 million people currently enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. However, approximately 16 million people – including nearly 7 million children – are expected to lose coverage once the various coverage protections, established by Congress ultimately …