Tag: Prevention and Public Health

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Introducing a New Model Protocol for Health Centers to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Exploitation

How can health centers make sure we are reaching the patients affected by IPV and exploitation?

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Update on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19

(Updated March 1, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of the novel corona virus, also known as COVID-19, which has been detected in 60 locations internationally, including the United States. NACHC hosting a webinar, “Prepare Not Panic: COVID-19 CDC Update and the Health Center Response”   …

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Health Centers Helping with ABCS in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Achieving the goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022 will take a village.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s just-released Vital Signs report, there is still a lot of work to be done. Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart …

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Reaching Health Center Hypertension Patients Hiding in Plain Sight

We know the facts: High blood pressure (or hypertension) can lead to cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. But what may be surprising is the number of people in the United States who have high blood pressure and are both unaware of it and untreated for it – 11.5 million. Most of these …

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Celebrating World AIDS Day, One Partner at a Time

Health centers are no strangers to forging partnerships with other organizations.  There are health center partnerships with hospitals, health departments, universities, chambers of commerce, and local businesses.  These collaborations are key to assuring good patient health outcomes, not to mention boosting their quality of life and overall care.  HIV prevention and treatment is no different. The number of health center patients living with …

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President Trump Declares the Opioid Epidemic a Public Health Emergency

By Connor Williams, NACHC Intern After a long wait and much speculation, President Trump has declared the opioid epidemic a Public Health Emergency. By way of background, Public Health Emergencies allow for special grants and contracts to be made, as well as special Public Health Emergency Funds to be accessed by states in response to a health …

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Fighting Food Insecurity: Hunger as a Health Problem

More than 50 years ago, Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a co-founder of the Community Health Center Movement, helped create a food co-op program in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.  Part of his mission was to ensure people would both have access to food and be invested in their own food security. Despite this early effort, food insecurity – difficulty …

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Fighting Food Insecurity: The Problem Solvers

Earlier this week NACHC issued a press release about our initiative to highlight Community Health Centers that are focused on fighting food insecurity in their local communities.  Many may not be aware that 14 percent of people in the United States (48 million) face food insecurity.  What does that mean exactly?  It means they struggle to find sufficient …

Health Care News, Social Determinants of Health

African American Death Rate Drops 25 Percent

The death rate for African Americans declined from 1999 to 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s good news, but African Americans are still more likely than white Americans to die at a young age. Although African Americans are living longer, their life expectancy is still four years less than that …

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Brighter Smiles in South Florida Thanks to a New Mobile Dental Van

Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) unveiled its new state-of-the-art mobile dental unit by cutting the ribbon on the trailer in front of its corporate headquarters — and it is a beauty! The new dental trailer features three operatories that will allow dental teams to do cleanings and other basic preventative services along with …