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Resources by Topic: Federally Qualified Health Centers

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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Rurality is Associated with Increased Drive Times to Opioid Treatment Programs in Arizona
Research brief presenting data on drive times to reach opioid treatment programs and Federally Qualified Health Centers, comparing rural, small town, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Rachel Gildersleeve, Benjamin Brady, Bryna Koch, Doug Campos-Outcalt, Daniel Derksen
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Tri-Area Community Health Provides Community-Focused Integrated Care
Features a rural Virginia Federally Qualified Health Center that provides integrated primary care and behavioral health services. Discusses how services have been adapted to meet the needs of a growing Hispanic population, and describes a behavioral health training program offered in partnership with Radford University.
Author(s): Kathryn Rutz
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Vaccinating Rural America: Q&A with Dr. Amanda Cohn
An interview with Amanda Cohn, MD, Chief Medical Officer on the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. Discusses CDC resources, funding, and other support to help organizations increase vaccination rates in underserved communities such as rural, tribal, and communities of color.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19
Lists CMS waivers and flexibilities issued and implemented in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Describes the impact of each provision for rural providers and facilities.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers - COVID-19 Resources
Features resources and information for community health centers in Pennsylvania pertaining to COVID-19. Includes national and state information, including telehealth policies and resources to support clinical operations.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
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HRSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting HRSA programs. Addresses a wide range of concerns for the various programs HRSA supports, including information on policies, funding, and more. Includes information on vaccine distribution programs involving Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Health Center Program Site Visit Protocol
Standardized review instrument to conduct operational site visits at health centers in rural and urban areas. Can be used to assess health centers' compliance with federal program requirements and to identify clinical and financial performance improvement areas.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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