BPHC Bulletin: Health Center Program COVID-19 Update 3-27-2020

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We appreciate all that you are doing to address the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), particularly among the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families.

Latest News

We continually update our Health Center Program COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage. We recently added or updated questions on:

  • Using COVID-19 funding (H8C) to pay providers who are not working on COVID-19 related activities;
  • The potential impact on National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps participants;
  • HRSA’s review and approval of new look-alike initial designation applications during the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • What health centers can do to counter stigma towards certain groups;
  • Nominal charges for services during the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • FTCA coverage for free clinic staff who provide services to individuals in the parking lot of a free clinic;
  • How Health Center Controlled Networks can help health centers shift towards increased telehealth services and meet reporting requirements;
  • The role of Primary Care Associations in the COVID-19 survey; and
  • Who at the health center should complete this survey.

Upcoming Events

  • The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), a HRSA-funded National Cooperative Agreement, will hold webinars for the next few Thursdays. BPHC Associate Administrator Jim Macrae will deliver updates on the April 2 and April 9 webinars. Visit NACHC's website to register or view past recordings.

    Flattening the COVID-19 Curve: Latest Update
    Thursdays in April
    1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
  • Today with Macrae: Health Center Program Updates
    We will have another audio-only update in two weeks.

Thursday, April 9
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Call-in: 800-779-1633
Passcode: 5143271