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Arizona's Health Centers Playing a Vital Role in Combatting COVID-19
Arizona's Health Centers have performed more than 133,000 COVID-19 tests across the state since April and initiated the vaccine series to nearly 3,000 patients and staff during the first few weeks of vaccine administration. Despite significant staffing shortages and overwhelming demands due to COVID-19, Arizona's Health Centers remain committed to continuing COVID-19 response efforts and ensuring preventive and primary care services are available to their communities. Click here to access the full set of data on Arizona's Health Centers' response to COVID-19. 
Click here to access the CDC's COVID-19 One-Stop Shop Toolkits

Sponsor Spotlight
Guest Article: Community Partnership Award Grant Opportunity Recognizes Important Contributions of Nonprofits
Since 1945, Mutual of America has assisted social service and charitable organizations with their company sponsored retirement programs.  Through our dedication to supporting organizations such as yours it is our hope that the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award will help increase recognition of the significant services provided by the social sector to those among us who are most in need. 
Each year our foundation fields hundreds of applications for this award.  We would like to personally invite members of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers to apply for the Mutual of America Foundation 2021 Community Partnership Award.  In 2017 One of your own was an Honorable Mention Award Recipient. 

Click here to read the full article and check out the resources below for more information on Mutual of America.
How has COVID-19 Impacted your Retirement Planning?
How to Build an Emergency Fund

Upcoming AACHC Webinars & Virtual Trainings

The Addicted Brain

*CMEs available

January 27 | 12-1 pm
Click here for more information and to register

Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations

*CMEs applied for

March 10 | 12-1 pm
Click here for more information and to register

Key Resources & Information
Arizona Cancer Coalition Website
The new Arizona Cancer Coalition Website is live! This tool was developed as a hub of local, regional, and national resources to keep cancer patients, caregivers, and providers up to date with the latest and greatest information on cancer prevention and control tactics. Click here to check it out.  

Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit
This toolkit created by HRSA provides resources and information to bolster care coordination services for women with opioid use disorder. 

Cervical Health Awareness Month
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Click here for resources and information on prevention, early detection, and treatment. 

Covered Clips
Click here to read the latest issue of Covered Clips for information on the ACA Marketplace, Medicare spending, healthcare trends to watch in 2021 and more. 

Government Eliminates Waiver Requirement for Doctors Prescribing the Addiction Treatment Medication Buprenorphine
Under new US Department of Health and Human Services practice guidelines, physicians will no longer have to go through the cumbersome process of obtaining a federal waiver to prescribe the opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment buprenorphine to patients. Click here to learn more. 

National Kidney Foundation Patient Network
The National Kidney Foundation just launched a first-of-its-kind, nationwide kidney disease patient registry aimed to advance both patient education and kidney disease treatment. Visit to learn more. 

Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge
To respond to declining rates of childhood vaccination coverage and well-child visits due to COVID-19, HRSA has launched the Promoting Pediatric Primary Prevention (P4) Challenge competition. Submissions are due March 15, 2021. Click here to learn more. 

PRAMS (Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System)
PRAMS is a joint research project between the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed to explore disparities with birth outcomes. Visit the ADHS website to request free PRAMS resources. 

Member News
Eleven of Arizona's Health Centers were awarded funding from HRSA to increase the number of patients diagnosed with hypertension who have controlled blood pressure as part of the National Hypertension Control Initiative. Click here to learn more. 
In December NATIVE HEALTH distributed 400 turkeys/holiday food
boxes through a grant from the Arizona Food Bank Network. 
Photo courtesy of NATIVE HEALTH
Delta Dental of Arizona, NOAH, and HonorHealth Foundation have partnered to provide emergency dental care for uninsured patients. Click here to learn more. 
Photo courtesy of HonorHealth
Earlier this month staff from Chiricahua Community Health Centers spent their Saturday administering the COVID-19 vaccine to over 300 healthcare workers and individuals 75 years and older. 
Photo courtesy of Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc.

Partner Educational Opportunities

Managing Hypertension in the Era
of COVID-19

January 28 | 1-2pm MST
Click here for more information and to register

Talking to Patients About the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 28 | 6-7:30pm MST
Click here for more information and to register

Arizona Rural & Public Health
Policy Forum

February 1 | 2:30-5pm MST
February 2 | 8:30-11am MST

Click here for more information and to register

Community Conversation: Understanding the Issue of High Blood Pressure

February 2 | 11:30am-12:30pm MST
Click here for more information and to register

Introduction to Community Health Center Finance Training

February 9-10 | 9am-3pm MST
Click here for more information and to register (early bird registration ends today)

Patient-Measured Blood Pressure Train the Trainer Workshop

February 10 | 9-10:30am MST
Click here for more information and to register

NACHC Policy and Issues Forum (P&I)

March 15-18 
Click here for more information and to register

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health

March 22-26
Click here for more information 

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Sponsor!
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