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Mark Your Calendars: September & October

Mark Your Calendars: September & October

September September: National Suicide Prevention Month #BeThe1To September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month September: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month September: Blood ...
User-Generated Content

User-Generated Content

What is user-generated content? Consumers/Patients share on social media photos, videos, tweets, reviews, and other content to share their experiences ...
How to Use Plain Language

How to Use Plain Language

We work in an industry that uses a lot of specialized jargon, so it probably comes as no surprise that ...
Accessibility Review

Accessibility Review

Although Health Centers can serve anyone, they have a particular focus on special and vulnerable populations. These populations include those ...
Mark Your Calendars: August & September

Mark Your Calendars: August & September

August August: Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month August: National Breastfeeding Month August: National Immunization Awareness Month August: Digestive Tract ...
Immigration Statuses and Medicaid/FAMIS

Immigration Statuses and Medicaid/FAMIS

Eligible Immigration Statuses for Medicaid and FAMIS |  Five-Year Waiting Period  | Emergency Medicaid |  Resources Eligible Immigration Statuses for ...
Leveraging Technology to Support Outreach

Leveraging Technology to Support Outreach

Health Outreach Partners just launched a new resource: Leveraging Technology to Support Outreach- Innovative Outreach Practices Report. HOP focused on ...
Communications & Outreach Essentials: Graphic Design

Communications & Outreach Essentials: Graphic Design

Like any artform, Graphic Design may seem like an abstract topic to study. However, the ability to create well-designed content ...
Mark Your Calendars: July & August

Mark Your Calendars: July & August

July July: National Parks and Recreation Month July: UV Safety Awareness Month July: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month July: Juvenile ...
Checklists

Checklists

We are inundated with tools and methods to help us stay organized. Yet, all of us have days when despite ...
How to Create an Outreach Plan

How to Create an Outreach Plan

Establishing an outreach plan can help you structure and evaluate your outreach efforts. This plan can be used as a ...
Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2019

Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2019

June June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month June: Men’s Health Month June: Migraine and Headache Awareness Month June: PTSD Awareness ...
Communications & Outreach Essentials: Media Relations

Communications & Outreach Essentials: Media Relations

Media Relations is an important part of communications and outreach strategy for health centers and other nonprofits. Health Centers have ...
Mark Your Calendars: May & June 2019

Mark Your Calendars: May & June 2019

May May: ALS Awareness Month May: Arthritis Awareness Month May: Better Sleep Month May: Hepatitis Awareness Month May: Lyme Disease ...
School-Aged Children

School-Aged Children

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA RESOURCES: School-Aged Children School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA)  Strengthens the capacity of health centers to address ...
Communications & Outreach Essentials: Communications Planning and Editorial Calendars

Communications & Outreach Essentials: Communications Planning and Editorial Calendars

In this month’s COM Talk e-newsletter, we are exploring Communications Planning! Whether you are new to your position, or are ...
Oral Health

Oral Health

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA ORAL HEALTH RESOURCES: National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)  Provides T/TA to add new, ...
Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2019

Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2019

April April: National Autism Awareness Month April: Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month April 1 – April 7: National Public Health Week #NPHW2019 ...
Health Literacy Episode: The Rural Health Voice Podcast

Health Literacy Episode: The Rural Health Voice Podcast

Do our patients understand all of the information we give them? Are you sure? Did you know that the strongest ...
Mark Your Calendars: March & April

Mark Your Calendars: March & April

March March: Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month March: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month March 1: Wear Blue for Colorectal Cancer ...
Older Adults

Older Adults

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA RESOURCES: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders  The National Center ECE provides innovative and ...
2019 Social Media Trends

2019 Social Media Trends

The start of the new year is a great time to review your current social media strategic plan and to look ...
Mark Your Calendars: February & March

Mark Your Calendars: February & March

February February: American Heart Month February: Black History Month February: National Children’s Dental Health Month February (First Week): African Heritage ...
Canva Design School

Canva Design School

Canva.com has launched a new feature on their website called Design School. This feature offers video tutorials for everyone (beginners and ...
Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA RESOURCES: Farmworker Justice (FWJ)  Specializes in providing T/TA related to federal and state policy and ...
Mark Your Calendars: January & February 2019

Mark Your Calendars: January & February 2019

January January: Cervical Health Awareness Month- #CericalHealthMonth January: National Birth Defects Prevention Month-#Best4YouBest4Baby January: National Glaucoma Awareness Month January 4: ...
LGBT People

LGBT People

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA RESOURCES: National LGBT Health Education Center  Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health centers ...
Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness

Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness

TODAY WE HIGHLIGHT THESE NCA RESOURCES: Individuals or Families Experiencing Homelessness Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)  Supportive housing experts.  Supportive ...
Outreach Toolkits and More from Health Outreach Partners

Outreach Toolkits and More from Health Outreach Partners

Health Outreach Partners offers and extensive library of outreach resources, webinars, articles, and case studies. One of HRSA’s National Cooperative ...
Mark Your Calendars: November & December

Mark Your Calendars: November & December

Thursday, November 1st – Saturday, December 15th is the 2019 Open Enrollment for Healthcare.gov. November November: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month- ...
October Edition: What We’re Exploring

October Edition: What We’re Exploring

From our Director of Communications and Outreach: WordPress-Gutenberg Get Prepared for the biggest WordPress Change in over a Decade! Is ...
Mark Your Calendars: October & November

Mark Your Calendars: October & November

October October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month October: Down Syndrome Awareness Month- #UpWithDowns October: Chiropractic Health Month October: Dental Hygiene Month ...
Health Literacy: Plain Language

Health Literacy: Plain Language

Did you know that the strongest predictor of health outcomes in the U.S. is health literacy level? We were thrilled ...
How To Bookmark Links in Dropbox

How To Bookmark Links in Dropbox

Many of us are already Dropbox users. In case you aren’t familiar with Dropbox, it is a platform on which ...
September Edition: What We’re Exploring

September Edition: What We’re Exploring

From our Director of Communications and Outreach: The Filing Cabinet How can we share some of the great content we ...
Mark Your Calendars: September & October

Mark Your Calendars: September & October

September September: National Suicide Prevention Month – #BeThe1To September: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month  September: Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month September: ...
Health Literacy

Health Literacy

What is Health Literacy? Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information in order to ...
How-to Add a Facebook AR Filter

How-to Add a Facebook AR Filter

For National Health Center Week, the Association has developed an Augmented Reality (AR) filter that you can add to your ...
Register Now: Webinar-Using Plain Language to Better Connect with Patients and Communities

Register Now: Webinar-Using Plain Language to Better Connect with Patients and Communities

Writing simply about health topics is surprisingly hard to do. About half of Americans don’t understand most medical text because ...
August Edition: What We’re Exploring

August Edition: What We’re Exploring

From our Director of Communications and Outreach: The Resources Available at the Health Literacy Media Website Would you be excited ...
Mark Your Calendars: August & September 2018

Mark Your Calendars: August & September 2018

Post Your National Health Center Events! Post all of your events happening in August to the National Health Center Week ...
Designing for Color Blindness

Designing for Color Blindness

Here’s a question fit for trivia night: Facebook’s logo and blue color scheme was specifically selected for a reason. Do ...
HRSA: Culture, Language, and Health Literacy Resources

HRSA: Culture, Language, and Health Literacy Resources

Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill. To improve individual health and build healthy communities, ...
How-to Environmental Portrait Photography

How-to Environmental Portrait Photography

Environmental Portrait Photography – Communications Toolkit from Virginia Community Healthcare on Vimeo.   Introduce your staff to your social media ...
CDC Health Literacy Course

CDC Health Literacy Course

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an online course titled Health Literacy for Public Health Officials. You ...
Mark Your Calendars: July & August 2018

Mark Your Calendars: July & August 2018

July UV Safety Month Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention ...
July Edition: What We’re Exploring

July Edition: What We’re Exploring

From our Director of Communications and Outreach: The Smart Communications Podcast We’ve been perusing a lot of podcasts lately. Podcasts ...
Website Accessibility- Making 508 Compliant Websites

Website Accessibility- Making 508 Compliant Websites

What is Website Accessibility and 508 Compliance? Website Accessibility and 508 Compliance are a hot topic among Health Centers across ...
Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2018

Mark Your Calendars: June & July 2018

June Men’s Health MonthPTSD Awareness MonthAlzheimer’s and Brain Awareness MonthNational Safety MonthLGBT Pride Month June 1: National Say Something Nice Day– ...
How to Use Canva.com

How to Use Canva.com

Ever wondered how to use canva.com? Canva.com is a free graphic design tool website that offers a variety of different ...
May Edition: What We’re Exploring

May Edition: What We’re Exploring

From our Director of Communications and Outreach: iPhone Desktop Recording Did you know you may already have the tools you ...
Mark Your Calendars: May & June 2018

Mark Your Calendars: May & June 2018

May National Pet MonthMental Health MonthALS Awareness Month– #ALSAmerican Stroke MonthAsthma and Allergy Awareness Month– #AsthmaBetter Hearing & Speech Month– ...
How to Record Your iPhone Screen

How to Record Your iPhone Screen

Did you know you may already have the tools you need to record short how-to, or training videos in your ...
Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2018

Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2018

Time to plan ahead for the upcoming months with this list of national days in April and May. This list ...
Infographics: The Main Meal

Infographics: The Main Meal

Infographics… they’re what’s for dinner… and lunch, and breakfast. Confused? Read below. Human beings can easily visualize five things. We ...
April Edition: What We’re Exploring

April Edition: What We’re Exploring

From Our Director of Communications and Outreach: ZOOM Video Conferencing Our Communications Team have been dreaming up exciting future content ...
March Edition: What We’re Exploring

March Edition: What We’re Exploring

From Our Director of Communications and Outreach: A new year often brings with it a desire to get organized. Our ...
Mark Your Calendars- March 2018

Mark Your Calendars- March 2018

Plan out your social media calendar with this list of national days in March. You can use the suggested hashtags ...
5 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You’ll Want to Check Out

5 Nonprofit Marketing Blogs You’ll Want to Check Out

We put together a list of our favorite Nonprofit Communications Blogs. Whether you’re looking to add to your professional development, ...

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