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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 are a snapshot of the exemplary work health centers have carried out across the country.

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Boosting COVID-19 Vaccination Rates among Adolescents

Topic: Vaccines
State: Michigan
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Cherry Health (Grand Rapids, MI) has proactively promoted COVID-19 vaccinations for adolescents and continues to increase their reach. To date, Cherry Health has administered at least one COVID-19 shot to more than 1,400 adolescents, aged 12 to 17.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Students

Topic: Vaccines
State: Michigan
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Alcona Health Center (AHC) in Lincoln, MI, is taking action in their community to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in adolescents, including through school-based health centers such as Owl Health Extension, managed in collaboration with Oscoda Area Schools. AHC has administered tests, vaccinated adolescents, faculty and staff, and given out masks and hand sanitizer.

Rising to the Challenge to Address COVID-19

Topic: Health Center Staff
State: Nebraska
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OneWorld Community Health Centers' (Omaha, NE) staff have stepped up to the front line to address COVID-19 through testing, giving vaccinations, and providing thorough follow-up care for their patients. As one staff member shares, “In terms of [public health], I have done more in this pandemic than I have done in my entire career.”

Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines

Topic: Rural Health
State: South Carolina
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CareSouth Carolina, Inc. (Hartsville, SC) provides affordable, accessible, quality primary health care services to nearly 39,000 patients throughout rural South Carolina. More than 55% of their patients are African American. Center staff have worked tirelessly to increase access to—and confidence in—the COVID-19 vaccines.

Expanding Outreach to Older Adults and Asian Patients through Bilingual Call

Topic: Community Outreach
State: California
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Focusing on equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC, in Los Angeles County, CA) has launched multiple successful strategies to reach seniors and others who cannot register online or visit large vaccination sites due to language, technology, or transportation barriers.

Boosting Vaccine Confidence among Health Center Staff and Patients

Topic: Health Center Staff
State: Maryland
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Community Clinic, Inc. (CCI) provides affordable, accessible, quality primary health care services to more than 33,000 patients across seven delivery sites in Silver Spring, MD. Throughout the pandemic, they have been a vital partner in removing barriers to health care for their community.

Ensuring Equity in Vaccine Distribution

Topic: Rural Health
State: North Carolina
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Piedmont Health Services, Inc. operates eight locations serving 14 counties in North Carolina. Piedmont Health began administering COVID-19 vaccines in mid-January of 2021. As of mid-April, they had administered 20,492 vaccine doses to 12,949 individuals.