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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

HRSA Health Center Program: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
Information for health centers regarding how to prepare for and respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. Includes resources available to help with preparedness and information to help health centers meeting the needs of their patients, including special populations they serve.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for State Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies
Highlights recommendations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for state Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information regarding the use of telehealth by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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America's Health Centers
Fact sheet with basic information about Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in rural and urban areas. Includes data on the patients they serve and their economic impact on a community.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Making a Difference for Generations to Come: School-Based Oral Healthcare in Louisiana
Features a Louisiana Federally Qualified Health Center that offers primary care oral health assessment and fluoride varnishes in school-based health centers. Discusses the impact that access to childhood oral health services may have into adulthood.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Notes from the Field: Characteristics of Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions, 2012–2019
Reports on characteristics of the Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions in 2019. Champions were clinicians, practices, health centers, and health systems that achieved ≥80% blood pressure control rates among their patients with hypertension. Also includes information on the Hypertension Control Champions from 2012-2018. Provides counts for programs serving urban, rural, and both urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Matthew D. Ritchey, Judy Hannan, Hilary K. Wall, Mary G. George, Laurence S. Sperling
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(7), 196-197
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Building Partnerships to Improve Health in the Rural South: CareSouth Carolina
Provides an overview of CareSouth Carolina, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and its approaches to increase engagement with low-income patients in its service area. Describes the role of community health workers to address social determinants of health. Discusses partnerships with community organizations and the development of an independent practice association with other FQHCs in South Carolina. Includes CareSouth Carolina performance scorecard and a summary of lessons learned.
Author(s): Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund
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Tennessee Uninsured Adult Healthcare Safety Net Report - 2019 Annual Report
Features statistics on Tennessee's uninsured population and state safety net funding expenditures. Includes maps showing locations of adult healthcare and behavioral health safety net services, and county-level maps showing population-to-provider ratios for various medical specialties and Health Professional Shortage Areas as of 2019. Examines challenges in rural Tennessee, including adequacy of healthcare and access to services.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Billing for Telehealth Encounters: An Introductory Guide on Fee-for-Service
Presents an overview of how to bill fee-for-service Medicare and Medi-Cal for telehealth encounters. Includes information on originating and distant sites, virtual healthcare, and coding telehealth services. Lists types of practice sites, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and implications for billing telehealth services. Provides contact information for Regional Telehealth Research Centers (RTRC).
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Community Health Center Chartbook 2020
Presents graphs, charts, and data highlighting services provided by Community Health Centers, characteristics of the patients served, and progress made in improving access to healthcare. Reports on health centers' financial health, workforce status, economic impact, challenges to meeting the demand for healthcare needs, and more. Includes statistics on telehealth service offerings with breakdowns by urban or rural status. Contains maps with data by state throughout.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Empowering 'Ōpio (Next Generation): Student Centered, Community Engaged, School Based Health Education
Describes the development of the Empowering Opio Project, created by a team of health educators from two rural Oahu school-based health centers (SBHC) with input from school administrators, teachers, and students, to encourage high school students to assess their health needs and achieve optimal health.
Author(s): Blane K. Garcia, Malia L. Agustin, May M. Okihiro, Vija M. Sehgal
Citation: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 78(12 Suppl 3), 30-34
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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