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News by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

Apr 23, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on forms related to the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. HRSA uses the data collected to optimize COVID-19 testing and vaccination; track health center capacity and the impact of COVID-19 on operations, patients, and staff; and better understand training and technical assistance, funding, and other health center resource needs. Comments are due by June 22, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 23, 2021 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announcing the temporary delay the effective date of the December 23, 2020, final rule regarding access to insulin and injectable epinephrine for low-income health center patients. The delay is to ensure that implementation of the rule does not impede HHS and health centers' work responding to and mitigating the spread of COVID-19, as well as to further consider and address comments regarding the impact of the final rule. The final rule is now effective July 20, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 18, 2021 - Highlights the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), designed to ship doses of the vaccines directly to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). The program aims to increase vaccinations in rural areas and among homeless persons, public housing residents, and migrant workers.
Source: The Daily Yonder