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Special Populations

Information and tools that will assist health centers in meeting the needs of special population groups such as migrant and seasonal farmworkers and homeless populations.


Clinical Care


The National LGBT Health Education Center and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) provides resources for establishing the routine collection of histories of sexual health within the primary care visit.

The Community Health Association of the Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) developed this Web page to address the quality improvement, clinical research, patient and provider education, and resource development needs of health center clinicians.

The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) provides resources for best clinical documentation practices in migrant and community health centers.

This blog post from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri raises awareness for viral hepatitis in the African American community.

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Homeless Service Delivery


The National Health Care for the Homeless Council developed this manual as a guide for local groups who are beginning to form Community Advisory Boards (CABs).

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Lesbian - Gay - Bisexual - Transgender Health Care


HRSA compiled a list of resources for health centers seeking to provide LGBT-friendly care.

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Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers


The Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) compiled these resources for health centers seeking to provide quality services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families.

Health Outreach Partners developed this manual as a reference to outreach programs in order to improve effectiveness and sustainability.

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Patient Centered Medical Home


The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) developed this fact sheet, which highlights enabling services as a critical factor that should be included in the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.

This Web page, developed by the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), is designed to aid CHCs who are brand new to PCMH, those who have started the process of becoming a PCMH, and those who have already applied to become a recognized/accredited PCMH and require additional tools to successfully complete the process.

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Public Housing Programs


North American Management developed this document as a framework for Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) health centers to help identify the needs of their public housing residents.

North American Management created this guide to provide tools to develop an effective outreach program using trained community health workers to reach public housing residents.

North American Management created this guide to provide information and resources for health center staff to partner and collaborate more effectively with their local housing authorities.

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Special Populations


Migrant Health Promotion developed this manual to provide basic guidelines to supervisors of Promotor y Promotora de Salud programs.

School-Based Health Alliance developed this tool as a framework for measuring quality of care in school-based health centers (SBHCs).

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Content Last Modified: 7/3/2012 12:15:00 PM