Community Health Center (CHC) provides all required primary, preventive, enabling health services, and additional health services as appropriate and necessary, either directly or through established written arrangements and referrals. (Section 330(a) of the PHS Act)
A primary resource for understanding Required and Additional Services can be found in HRSA’s resources for Scope of Project, which details the services a CHC provides to patients and how these services are delivered. In particular:
- Services Descriptors for Form 5A: Services Provided outlines the general elements for all required and additional services, including detailing what the minimum is for a required service. As well, this document cites the statute and regulation behind why a particular service is required as part of the Health Center Program.
- Service Delivery Methods for Form 5A outlines how a CHC may provide access to a service within the CHC or by a formal referral arrangement in which the CHC covers a portion or all of the cost for any services provided, or by a formal referral arrangement where the CHC does not cover the cost of the service. In all cases, a CHC should ensure that it is complying with Compliance Manual Chapter 9: Sliding Fee Discount Program.
Dental Health Resources:
Operations Manual for Oral Health: Published by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), this manual consists of six chapters on a range of topics covering the basics of operating a CHC Dental Program.
Dental Program Management Resources: Offered by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), this web page offers resources on oral health program start up and expansion, health information technology, and financial management.
Dental Forms Library: Offered by the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA), this website shares forms that safety net clinics nationwide have shared with NNOHA for dental program use. Forms are available in these categories: consent forms, dental practice policies and procedures, guidelines and instructions, human resources, and quality.
“Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care:” Published by Qualis Health, this white paper outlines a framework for integrating oral health into primary care settings.
The Oral Health Integration Manual: provides information about successful methodologies for integration of oral health into a CHC. The manual details barriers and solutions, challenges and successes, and provides a framework for oral health integration. The framework and concepts posed therein are largely based upon the patient centered medical home standards for integration of care: a natural complement to the work Colorado CHCs have already embarked upon. The manual is comprised of six sections:
- Role of Leadership
- Team-Based Care
- Patient Centeredness
- Transformative Access
- Community Resources and Partnerships
Dental Sliding Fee Schedules Webinar
Continuity of Care Resource:
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series: Launched in April 2013, The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center’s E-Learning Series is designed to heighten the awareness of the ongoing needs of cancer survivors and gives primary care providers free continuing education credits with first-hand patient experiences, presentations by national leaders on survivorship issues, and case studies. The goals of the series are to: To provide information on how to tailor care to cancer survivors and to teach primary care providers the skills they need to provide follow-up care for cancer survivors.
Special Populations Resources
- CDC STEADI Toolkit for Falls Prevention in Older Adults: CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers who see older adults in their practice who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk
- Prevention and Training Center National HIV Resource: Key STD clinical resource
- List of Colorado Providers offering HIV treatment by region
- NACHC Ag Worker Access 2020 Campaign: NACHC has just established a Learning Community for the Ag Worker Access 2020 Campaign on My NACHC Learning Center. This is a way for you to learn all about the Ag Worker Access 2020 campaign to locate materials and resources, upcoming training and webinars, effective community outreach strategies and learn what health centers, PCAs and other stakeholders are doing to increase access to care for farmworkers. The Ag Worker Access 2020 Learning Community is for anyone to join the campaign, learn from each other and network with your colleagues with an interest in improving care for farmworkers. It is easy and fast to get involved by following these easy steps:
- Enter your NACHC ID and password
- If you do not have an NACHC id click on the “Sign Up” link
- Once successfully logged in go click on NACHC Communities
- Choose “Ag Worker Access 2020 Campaign” from the Explore Communities drop down
- Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) Health Network: provides services to facilitate continuity of care and treatment completion regardless of the patient’s physical location. Offerings include comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow-up services for mobile patients.