Tag: COVID-19

Health Center News, Uncategorized

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 …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

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.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Agricultural Workers: Clinicas del Camino Real

The COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc., are informed by the health center’s deep understanding of the logistical challenges and cultural beliefs of the agricultural worker community it serves.

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

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.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

In the Final Leg of the COVID Fight, Truth Matters, Trust Matters

We may finally be turning a corner in the year-long fight against COVID-19.  The massive vaccination effort underway gives us reason to have hope that life will eventually get better.  We are proud that Community Health Centers are front and center in the Biden Administration’s national strategy to get as many people as possible vaccinated.  …

Health Care News, Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

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.

Uncategorized

Remembering Karla: A Tribute to a Health Center Nurse Lost to COVID-19

Editor’s Note: Some 41,000 Community Health Center staff have been infected with COVID-19. Karla Pope was one of them. NACHC invited her colleague Kimberly Tweed, Director of Marketing & Development at CompleteCare Health, Bridgeton, NJ, to share this remembrance. My time with Karla Pope as my office neighbor was relatively short but sharing a wall …