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Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the Health Center Program.

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: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
Up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Includes resources for emergency medical services, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care settings. Addresses a wide range of topics including healthcare operations, space, supplies, funding, and more.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Working Group
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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: 10/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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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: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Emergency Preparedness Information Session with CMS
Recording of a September 15, 2021, webinar discussing health center emergency preparedness planning in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements. Provides an overview of recent regulatory changes and clarifications.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS): Adolescent COVID-19 Vaccination Program in Partnership with Schools
Profiles a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in rural New Hampshire and its collaboration with area schools to deliver COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and vaccinations. Highlights strategies used to engage students and their families, future plans for the partnership, and lessons learned.
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: School-Based Health Alliance
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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: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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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: 09/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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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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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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Last Updated: 9/21/2021