Tag: COVID-19

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Partnerships to Fight COVID: Neighborhood Health

In the newest episode of our podcast, Health Centers on the Front Lines, we hear from Basim Khan, MD, Executive Director of Neighborhood Health, to get a sense of how he’s shifting his focus to ensure more underserved people are protected from the pandemic.

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Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

The surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 could not come at a worse time. A federal moratorium on evictions that’s been in place as a public health measure expires this weekend (July 31)  renewing concerns about how to keep people safe in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings that could facilitate …

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COVID’s Ravage Through Rural Georgia

The Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus is generating a spike in infection rates and deaths across many states, a trend that the Centers for Disease Control is calling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” With one of the lowest vaccination rates nationwide, Georgia is especially vulnerable. That brings us to Albany Area Primary Health Care …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Progress Report on Health Centers and Vaccinations

Community Health Centers have administered more than 10 million vaccine doses and have increased the number of vaccines they initiate each week by almost five-fold from January 8 to May 7. As they begin the last mile of the vaccination campaign to end the pandemic, their efforts are now directed toward developing successful models to bring …

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Lowell Community Health Center: Using Technology to Help Multilingual Patients Access COVID Vaccines

Lowell’s leadership team knew it needed to embrace, invest in, and better leverage technology to best serve its patient community, ensure health equity, and reduce stress and demands placed on staff over the past year.