Educational
Resources

Many of the resources included in the clinical section for free clinics and other health care safety net facilities were selected because of their easy-to-use format. Depending upon the topic, each section includes how- to guides, case studies, practice guidelines, publications and additional links for the clinician and the patient. Additional clinical topics will be added to this list over time.

Access to Medications

Access to pharmaceuticals and related medical supplies is a challenge for the uninsured and underinsured populations. Safety net providers serve as an important resource for medicine and medical supplies needed by this underserved population.

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Clinical Resources

Depending upon the topic, each section includes how- to guides, case studies, practice guidelines, publications and additional links for the clinician and the patient.

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Emergency Preparedness

In times of crisis, Americares provides emergency aid, including medicines, medical supplies, durable medical equipment and relief items to assist disaster survivors, responders and volunteers.

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Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) in a Safety Net Facility, if implemented correctly, can improve health outcomes in patients. The resources in this section provide how- to guides and publications on setting up HIT in a safety net facility.

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Health Reform

To better understand the role of free clinics and other health care safety net facilities in the era of health reform, the resources contained in this section review some of the key issues surrounding health care reform.

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Webinar Series

Americares is pleased to offer webinars related to capacity building for free and charitable clinics across the United States. Below is a list of past webinars with slides and audio, as well as upcoming webinars from Americares.

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Practice and Facility Management

This section provides resources related to practice management issues such as staffing, risk management and billing as well as case studies highlighting how Americares partners deliver care in their own facilities.

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Quality Improvement

To continue to improve the delivery of quality care, free clinics and other healthcare safety net facilities may wish to consider implementing quality improvement strategies. This section provides a variety of tools for developing and implementing quality improvement programs.

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Resources Developed by Safety Net Facilities

Americares U.S. Program invites our U.S. Partners to share resources they have found helpful in delivering quality care to their patients and have not found on this site. This section contains some of the resources received from our partners which they would like to share with other partners in the U.S. Program network.

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Patient-Centered Medical Home and Collaborative Care

The patient-centered medical home model of primary care is a holistic approach to patient care. This section provides resources about how this patient-centered care model is being implemented in safety net facilities to provide quality care.

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