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Community health centers are organizations developed to offer affordable health care services to individuals who typically experience barriers to receiving health care, such as cost, lack of insurance, geographic location, and language.

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Authors: Xinxin Han | Leighton Ku

Topics: Behavioral Health, Community Health Centers, Rural Health

December 2, 2019
This article compares behavioral health care staffing and services in rural and urban community health centers.
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Authors: Dana Foney | Shannon Mace | Adriano Boccaneli

Topics: Behavioral Health, Community Health Centers

November 1, 2019
To better understand behavioral health workforce factors and service delivery within Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, this mixed methods study helps inform policy makers and discusses future practice recommendations.
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Authors: Jeongyoung Park | Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Nursing, Scope of Practice (SOP)

August 16, 2019
This article examines the impact of expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on primary care utilization in community health centers.
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Authors: Ellen Kurtzman | Jeongyoung Park | Xinxin Han | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Medicaid, Staffing

September 1, 2017
This report examines the effects of state Medicaid expansion on community health center staffing.
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Authors: Bianca Frogner | Xiaoli Wu | Leighton Ku | Patricia Pittman | Leah Masselink

Topics: Community Health Centers, Health Information Technology, Staffing

January 1, 2017
This article examines the relationship between the use of electronic health records and productivity in community health centers.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman | Leah Masselink | Lauren Bade | Bianca Frogner | Leighton Ku

Topics: Community Health Centers, Primary Care, Staffing

September 1, 2016
This article explores perceptions of CEOs of community health centers (CHCs) with a variety of staff configurations, and identifies a typology of factors they consider when deciding how to staff their centers.
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Authors: Leah Masselink | Clese Erikson

Topics: Community Health Centers, Health Information Technology, Staffing

August 1, 2016
This report helps to understand how community health centers' implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has changed staffing models, staff roles, and workflow, and the mechanisms by which EHRs influence staff productivity and coordination between providers and quality of care.
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Authors: Patricia Pittman | Leah Masselink | Claire Houterman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Emerging Models and Innovations, Staffing

November 30, 2015
This report explores the development of a new evidence-based health workforce innovation research framework and applies the model to compare health workforce innovations at community health centers and other ambulatory care settings.
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Authors: Bianca Frogner | Xiaoli Wu | Jeongyoung Park | Patricia Pittman

Topics: Community Health Centers, Health Information Technology, Staffing

September 1, 2015
This policy brief assesses how the medical staffing mix changed over time with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) in community health centers (CHCs).
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Authors: Leighton Ku | Tyler Bysshe | Xiaoli Wu

Topics: Community Health Centers, Staffing

August 1, 2015
This report describes the changes in the workforce of community health centers from 2007 to 2013.
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