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Health Centers on the Front Lines: Fighting COVID-19

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Health Centers on the Front Lines chronicles the public health history health centers are making as they strive for equity in the historic race to vaccinate people across the United States. Every episode focuses on a different health center and the work to make sure that anyone, anywhere, can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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EPISODE 5: Of the Community, For the Community

11/2/21 — Recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows the COVID-19 vaccination gap narrowing between white adults and people of color in the United States. Lowell Community Health Center in Massachusetts is a prime example of how health centers are playing a big role in closing that gap. In this episode, we talk with two staff members at Lowell about how their community outreach efforts have been critical in helping them vaccinate their patients, 40 percent of whom speak a primary language other than English.

Jeanmerli Gonzalez is Lowell’s Community Outreach Coordinator and Brent Carney is Lowell’s Communications Director. Watch video.

EPISODE 4: Vaccinating Mississippi as Delta Variant Rages

10/8/21 — Rural Americans are dying of COVID at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts. In this episode, we hear how health centers are racing to fight the spread of the Delta Variant by building trust in the vaccines. Guests also reflect on the history of the health center movement, as Tara Miller-Gallion works for the nation’s first health center, Delta Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, and Terrence Shirley from the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi is the son of a health center pioneer. Watch the video.

EPISODE 3: Protecting Essential Workers: Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

We talk with Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center‘s Laura Byerly, MD, Medical Director, and Kasi Woidyla, Public Relations Officer, about whatโ€™s working and what challenges remain in their effort to close the vaccination gap between their largely Latinx and Hispanic patients and the rest of the population.

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EPISODE 2: Leveraging Partnerships to Fight COVID: Neighborhood Health:

Neighborhood Health in Alexandria, VA, is in a race to protect the underserved and the unvaccinated against the Delta variant of COVID-19.  Executive Director and clinician Basim Khan, MD, describes how the ground game against COVID has changed.

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EPISODE 1: Fighting Mistrust about Vaccines in Rural Georgia:

Our first episode shines a spotlight on a health center deep in America’s Bible Belt. Albany Area Primary Health Care serves a rural Georgia county that ranked fourth in the world for COVID-19 deaths per capita last summer. Their effort to battle the pandemic brought out the best in their community, but now they face the daunting challenge of vaccinating people who are undecided about the benefits of the vaccine. Hear how theyโ€™re approaching the next phase in the pandemic.

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Health Center Advocacy in Minutes: NACHC’s Grassroots Advocacy Podcast

“Advocacy in Minutes” is a weekly podcast from NACHC’s Grassroots Advocacy Team that brings you the latest news in Community Health Center research and health policy.

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Listen to the “PRAPARE Podcast” to learn more about the PRAPARE screening tool, social determinants of health (SDOH), and advancing health equity with the PRAPARE team at NACHC and AAPCHO.

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Podcast Funding Acknowledgements

“Health Centers on the Front Lines” is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit