Health Center News, Uncategorized

HHS Secretary Becerra Tours North Carolina Health Center

COVID-19 vaccinations and maternal health were on the mind of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, who recently toured the Goodwill campus of the Charlotte Community Health Clinic (CCHC) in North Carolina, along with U.S. Rep Alma Adams, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and community health leaders. The importance of vaccinations …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

What Makes a Health Center Clinic Welcoming for LGBTQIA+ Patients?

Physician Assistant with patient

This experience of a welcoming and inclusive health care provider isn’t unusual. It’s happening at health centers all over the country. Here’s what they are doing.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Expanding the COVID Workforce Through Integration of Pharmacy Teams

Photo credit: Holyoke Health Center Pharmacy vaccinates Holyoke public school staff. Clinical pharmacists at community health centers were involved in immunization efforts long before the COVID-19 pandemic, making them well-positioned to become leaders in initiatives to comprehensively protect the public from COVID-19. In response to the pandemic and the emergency need to increase the COVID-19 …

Health Center Advocacy, Uncategorized

A Reflection on Pride and the Health Center Movement

Jim Luisi in rainbow Pride t-shirt

By James Luisi, CEO, North End Waterfront Health, Immediate Past Chair, NACHC Board of Directors. While Pride became a celebration throughout the month of June, it started out as a protest. After New York City police raided the Stonewall Bar, a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community, the patrons, who were mostly drag queens, decided …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

How Health Centers Are Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

While mass COVID-19 vaccination sites continue and vaccinations are being incorporated into routine or other clinic visits, health centers are reaching deep and wide into their communities to ensure they are equitably distributing vaccines. Laura Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at the Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a nonprofit Medi-Cal managed care organization providing business …