The CHroniCles Beat.

  • Amidst a Pandemic, Agricultural Workers Toil and Community Health Centers Adapt and Innovate
    July 23, 2020

    To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on agricultural communities in our home state and around the country, we reached out to our colleagues at Finger Lakes Community Health (Penn Yan, NY) and Oak Orchard Health (Brockport, NY) and to the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH).

  • Public Charge: Community Health Center Resources and Mobilization
    April 20, 2020

    Community Health Centers (CHCs) serve more than 28 million people annually. By mission and mandate, CHCs are typically located in high-need, low-resourced areas, and serve all members of the community, regardless of ability to pay. The recent public charge rule is expected to have a major impact on community health centers and the individuals and …

  • Making Connections: Community Health Centers go the Extra Mile for Elders
    February 4, 2020

    The National Population Projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau project that by 2034, there will be 77.0 million people age 65 years and older, or one-and-a half times as many as were reported in 2016  (49.2 million). For the first time, adults will outnumber the nation’s children under the age of 18.  By 2030, …

  • Community Health Workers in the Community Health Center Setting — Part 2
    October 25, 2019

    In this two-part series, we spoke to colleagues from Mariposa Community Health Center, Nogales AZ;, St John’s Well Child and Family Center, Los Angeles CA;, and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Seattle WA, to learn more about the role of CHWs in the community health center landscape. Part 1, ‘Profiles – Community Health Workers in …

  • Profiles – Community Health Workers in the Community Health Center Setting — Part 1
    August 29, 2019

    In this two-part series, we spoke to colleagues from Mariposa Community Health Center, Nogales AZ;, St John’s Well Child and Family Center, Los Angeles CA;, and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Seattle WA, to learn more about the role of CHWs in the community health center landscape. Part 2, ‘Community Health Workers in the Community …

  • Integrating Oral Health in Primary Care: Community Health Centers Take the Lead
    February 25, 2019

    Photo: Dental Staff, courtesy of Kinston Community Health Center Inc. (North Carolina). 
    While maintaining good oral health is essential to overall health, ensuring access to dental and oral health services has long been challenging in the U.S., especially in medically underserved communities with multiple barriers to care.  Health care systems continue to grapple with meeting the gaps …