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COVID-19 Vaccination Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this TMF Quality Innovation Network change package to help care for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Note, you must log into this website to download this change package.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 24 2021 7:17PM  
Influenza Immunization Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this TMF Quality Innovation Network change package to help care for patients diagnosed with the flu. Note, you must log into this website to download this change package.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 24 2021 7:18PM  
HHS Provides $424.7 Million to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation in Rural Communities
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has provided $424.7 million in funding to more than 4,200 rural health clinics to use for COVID-19 testing and mitigation. Later this summer, HRSA plans to issue up to $35.3 million in additional funding to rural health clinics that meet eligibility requirements.
Web link    Date Added: 06/14/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 14 2021 8:47PM  
Vaccinating Homebound Persons Against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined training and guidance to assist vaccinators to overcome challenges associated with delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to access-challenged and hard-to-reach individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:53PM  
CMS Bolsters Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:46PM  
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support
Health care providers can visit this web page to find more information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and how the COVID-19 vaccine is provided through that program at no cost to recipients.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:58PM  
June is National COVID-19 Month of Action
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “We Can Do This” COVID-19 Community Corps has kicked off a month-long mobilization effort to get our communities vaccinated by July 4. The National Vaccine Month of Action is a collaborative effort with thousands of national organizations, community-based partners and everyday people serving as trusted messengers, listening to people’s concerns and helping them make informed decisions about COVID-19 vaccinations. There are plenty of ways to take action near you or virtually.
Web link    Date Added: 06/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 7 2021 6:43PM  
New Program: HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund
On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund. This program covers the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either don’t cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/06/2021    Date Last Modified: May 6 2021 11:56AM  
What Can We Do to Attain Health Equity?
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed gaps in equitable health coverage and equal access to health care. The solution to attain health equity is to engage all organizations - not just health care organizations and facilities - to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed some guidance for community and faith-based organizations, private employers, public health agencies and state, tribal, local and territorial governments.
Web link    Date Added: 04/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 5 2021 3:47PM  
State and Regional Approaches to Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Listen to this webinar recording from the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement featuring a panel of state and regional thought leaders that highlight successes and challenges to equitable COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Web link    Date Added: 03/29/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2021 3:21PM  
Video: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Watch this video presentation, hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, to learn how to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This recording features Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII; Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, AAHIVS; and Kasey Harding MPH. You must use the following passcode to access the video: n1c=*y70.
Video    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:26PM  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:47AM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:30PM  
Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines
Do you know how to code for administering a COVID-19 vaccine? View this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 02/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:55PM