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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Health Centers
Resources to help health centers build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. Includes key messages for communicating with patients and answers to frequently asked questions. Also provides sample social media posts, a press release template, a radio public service announcement example, waiting room posters, and more.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Health Center COVID-19 Survey
Presents results from a national survey of health centers regarding COVID-19 patient testing and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health center operations and health center staff. Examines testing rates and results by race and ethnicity. Includes survey results by state and territory.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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COVID-19: Information and Resources for Community Health Centers
Updates, resources, and information to help community health centers respond to COVID-19. Covers vaccination, testing, telehealth, health center operations and finances, and more.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Health Center Program: Impact and Growth
Brief overview of the Health Center Program, focusing on the goals of increasing access to care, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare costs. Provides a graph illustrating the increase in the number of health center patients since 2000.
Date: 08/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners
Information for health centers regarding how to prepare for and respond to an outbreak of COVID-19. Covers funding, resources, and information to help health centers meet the needs of their patients. Includes information and resources related to COVID-19 vaccination.
Additional links: COVID-19 Health Center Program FAQs
Date: 07/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Impact of Health Centers' 340B Savings
Infographic highlighting how several health centers have utilized savings from the 340B Drug Pricing Program to expand patient services and programs. Includes examples of health centers that serve rural populations.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Community Health Centers Telehealth Promising Practices: Case Studies from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Offers a series of eight case studies on how community health centers developed or expanded telehealth programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses challenges faced, best practices, and lessons learned for each program.
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Capital Project Financing Sources for Rural Health Centers
Recording of a June 2021 webinar discussing financing sources available to rural health centers for capital projects, including the HRSA Loan Guarantee Program and New Markets Tax Credits, among others. Profiles El Dorado Community Health Center, a rural health center in California that completed a capital development project. Free registration is required to access the webinar recording.
Additional links: Presentation Slides
Date: 06/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Capital Link
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