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Health Center Resource Clearinghouse:
COVID-19 Newsletter (2/2/21)

Welcome to the first edition of the Clearinghouse's COVID-19 Newsletter.

As health centers continue their integral role in COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution, we'll be sending these newsletters out frequently to keep the health center community informed of new COVID-19 resources. 

In this newsletter, we'll highlight the newest COVID-19 resources and introduce some helpful new features to help you access MORE!

If you're a TTA provider, please submit your COVID-19 resources here. For all others, including health centers, please submit your COVID-19 field-generated resources herethis can include templates or sample manuals/procedures to share with other health centers.

As always, don't forget to look for and like @HealthCntrInfo on Twitter!

New: Vaccine Distribution Page

The Clearinghouse has recently launched a COVID-19 vaccine resources page to provide greater access to vaccine-related resources in the collection.

COVID-19 vaccine resources are now categorized into topic areas including Vaccine Confidence Communications and Local, Regional, and State Collaborations.

We're actively looking for field-generated COVID-19 vaccine templates and samples to add to the collection. Please submit yours here!


New COVID-19 Resources

Added: 1/29/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Posters and "I Got Vaccinated" Social Media Images

National Association of Community Health Centers

To aid your vaccine communication efforts, NACHC has two new resources:Posters: NACHC’s new COVID-19 vaccine posters (in standard printer size) can help health centers positively promote the vaccine.Customizable social media graphics: Encourage staff and providers who have gotten the vaccine to share their experience on their social media channels with NACHC’s "I got vaccinated against COVID" social media graphics.

Added: 1/27/2021

Common Questions and Concerns — COVID-19 Vaccine (English/Spanish)

Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

This document provides answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine from patients, including "What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?" and "Can the vaccine give me or my family COVID-19?"

Added: 1/26/2021

COVID-19 Homeless System Response: Vaccine Planning and Distribution

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Vaccines are a vital, lifesaving tool that prevent illness and death. Vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed adults and children, particularly those living in poverty. It is essential that households experiencing homelessness have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Many states and counties around the country have prioritized vaccine access both for homeless service providers and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Added: 1/21/2021

Telehealth Office Hours: Telehealth Policy Updates

National Association of Community Health Centers

NACHC's policy team discuss federal and state level telehealth policy updates. 

Added: 1/20/2021

Board Oversight of Risk Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

National Association of Community Health Centers

This short resource outlines considerations related to board oversight of risk management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Added: 1/15/2021

Virtual Board Retreats

National Association of Community Health Centers

This short resource outlines how health center boards can plan a virtual retreat during the pandemic, and offers some tools and templates that can be customized by boards.

Added: 1/13/2021

Microplanning for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

National Association of Community Health Centers

This short document outlines the process for COVID-19 vaccine delivery to serve as a planning guide for health centers. The guide addresses the role of the board and the C-Suite in determining the organization's role, then focuses on the core leadership team in four major planning areas: design workflow, data use, education,and engagement.

Added: 1/11/2021

Physical Activity & Diabetes Prevention in the COVID-19 Landscape

Corporation for Supportive Housing

In the context of COVID-19 traditional strategies to engage patients in diabetes control were curtailed. This webinar highlights the why and how for physical activity to address diabetes in these constrained economic times and the key roles of community partners.

Added: 1/7/2021

Strategies for Increasing HIV Screening Rates at Your Health Center


Health centers are always searching for innovative strategies to increase their HIV screening rates. This year, health centers have gotten creative by combining HIV testing with COVID-19 screening, while others are mailing at-home HIV testing kits to patients. Finding strategies to help increase HIV screening at your health center is a lesson in trial and error. We hope our latest blog will give you some ideas on improving your HIV screening rates!

Added: 1/4/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ready-made materials to inform healthcare teams and staff.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Click below to access the following materials:


Updated: Clearinghouse Homepage

The recently updated Clearinghouse homepage features many ways to access COVID-19 resources.

COVID-19 resource categories are displayed on the left side of the homepage. Click the links to explore COVID-19 topic areas such as COVID-19 Promising Practices, Vaccine Distribution, and Telehealth.

Lastly, remember to follow the Clearinghouse on Twitter @HealthCntrInfo!

Stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 resources posted to the Clearinghouse by following @HealthCntrInfo. 

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