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Traditional public health crisis response too often is reactive. The government usually swings into action and throws funding at the problem, the crisis fades and the investments and lessons fade away as well. For COVID-19, NACHC proposed to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rapidly create a reusable infrastructure that could spin up a COVID registry but also be used to power analytics for other NACHC-CDC public health efforts. Thus, the COVID-19 pandemic can be used as an opportunity to advance electronic data extraction and reuse, build community networks of care using technology tools and invite our partners to participate in health interoperability approaches of the future.Learning Objectives:
Since March 2020, health centers across the country have responded to COVID-19. At the same time, health center boards have continued to govern health centers, adapting their own practices and priorities to meet the demands of the pandemic and ensure continuity. This session will outline key considerations for boards in several areas – such as virtual board meetings and decision-making, as well as key areas of board oversight - as health centers continue to navigate the pandemic.Learning Objectives:
Overview of Federal Policy Issues including updates related to mandatory and discretionary funding, COVID-19 funding, President's Budget proposal, Congressional funding priorities, 340B, workforce, telehealth, infrastructure/capital, teaching health centers and look-a-like funding.Learning Objectives:
As health centers have quickly adjusted to assess and address the SDOH needs of their communities during COVID-19, the PRAPARE Team at NACHC and AAPCHO engaged with PRAPARE users in May 2020 through a survey and virtual community forum. The purpose was to get an overview on SDOH-related efforts at health centers and their use of SDOH data to advance health equity. This session will present preliminary findings of the 2nd installment of the PRAPARE user survey (February 2021) on SDOH data collection and use during COVID-19. Findings will be shared within context of the health center journey in navigating SDOH needs during COVID-19 and policy implications/considerations related to health equity. Hear from health centers utilizing SDOH screening to inform and target COVID-19 response.Learning Objectives:
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced America’s health care system to adapt and rethink. A safe harbor for health centers has been the ability to expand telehealth care, and the benefits to our patients have been substantial. Preserving and expanding access to care during the pandemic was only possible due to state and federal telehealth policies that gave providers greater ability to expand access. However, many of these provisions expire when the pandemic-related Public Health Emergency (PHE) is terminated, likely in 2022. That is why a range of state and federal policy actions are required to make these advancements permanent. This session will focus on key policy actions that PCAs are pursuing to preserve and make permanent telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid.Learning Objectives: