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Engaging Patients in Census: Steps Health Centers Can Take Today Webinar
March 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 amFree
Data from the Census, which is conducted every 10 years, guides the allocation of billions of dollars in federal funding to programs that are crucial to the well-being of families and communities. Counting every person is critical, but also extremely challenging. By definition and mission, community clinics and health centers provide services to and are located in some of the most underserved communities. Health centers’ service areas in Los Angeles align very closely with areas designated by Census officials as Hard-to-Count (HTC). Clinics hold a unique and valued position as trusted messengers in their communities and are well positioned to provide information and education about the importance of the Census.
Clinics are encouraged to leverage their existing relationships with patients and community members to provide Census education and encourage participation. This training will help clinics determine the level of engagement and specific activities that are the best fit for their organization. What are the most important steps clinics can take to promote Census participation? Which staff should be involved? What activities are best for clinics with limited resources and staff time? How can staff help dispel common fears and misconceptions about the Census?.
By the end of the training participants will be able to:
- Identify which Census activities their organization could participate in
- Identify which staff should be involved in Census education and outreach efforts
- Outline steps their organization needs to take to implement these activities
- Access a variety of Census materials and resources especially for clinics
- Determine where to best place Census outreach materials at clinic sites
- Encourage/support clinic staff (front desk to providers) in engaging with patients about the Census
Presented by AltaMed Health Services and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA)
This course is available via webinar ONLY.
Please visit our Census Page for materials and other resources.