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HRSA-funded health centers across the nation have distinguished themselves in promoting public health and providing primary care services in underserved areas. The examples below provide a snapshot of the exemplary work health centers have carried out across the country.

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Health Center Expands Telehealth Access Through Digital Literacy Program and Kiosks

Topic: Telehealth
State: Hawaii
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The Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center serves approximately 38,000 patients who are predominantly Native Hawaiian on the rural western coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Telehealth technology could increase access to care, but Waianae patients face barriers around digital literacy and Internet access

Health Center Expands Behavioral Health Team and Launches Wellness Center

Topic: COVID-19 Response
State: California
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Families Together of Orange County (FTOC) has seen a drastic growth in the need for behavioral health services, including a 156% increase in patients under 18 years old seeking behavioral health services.

Events Draw Patients Back to Texas Health Center

Topic: Community Outreach
State: Texas
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Special family events drew people back to Su Clinica following a decline in patient visits during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prescription Drugs and Healthful Food Make for One-Stop Shopping

Topic: Community Outreach
State: Kansas
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Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas, recently launched River City Pharmacy, making low-cost 340B pharmaceutical services available to eligible patients. Patients can walk in or use a drive-through service to pick up prescription drugs. 

Health Center Quickly Mobilizes with the Community to Provide Vaccines for Mpox

Topic: Vaccines
State: Massachusetts
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The late spring outbreak of mpox in the U.S. northeast has impacted the gay community in particular, making Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod especially susceptible. The popular summer destination site has a large LGBTQ+ community, and many businesses that depend on seasonal tourists.

Health Center Hands out Tests and Masks in Clinic and at Community Events

Topic: Community Outreach
State: Pennsylvania
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Metro Community Health Center, located east of downtown Pittsburgh in the borough of Swissvale, gave out 5,110 COVID-19 at-home self-tests and 6,100 N95 masks in April thanks to HRSA’s COVID-19 Response Programs. They give out self-tests and masks at their clinic as well as through community events held by partner organizations.

Rural Health Center Provides Care Outside the Clinic Walls

Topic: Rural Health
State: Maine
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Providing care to prevent and address COVID-19 has been especially challenging in rural areas, yet health centers have persevered and proactively tried new approaches to serve their communities throughout the pandemic.

Food Access Program Helps Patients with Chronic Conditions

Topic: Telehealth
State: Delaware
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Food insecurity worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is especially problematic for patients with chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. When people do not know when or where they will eat their next meal, finding food often takes priority over managing their health.