CareMessage Blog

Patient Engagement

January 2, 2020

Raise Cervical Cancer Awareness This January with CareMessage

With the recent news that the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination may be effective up to age 45, this year’s Cervical Cancer Awareness month promises to be a great opportunity for FQHCs to raise awareness around this highly preventable disease. 

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Raise Cervical Cancer Awareness This January with CareMessage

Patient Engagement

December 12, 2019

Top 5 Benefits of Launching a Preventive Calendar

People love themes. From your high school graduation to a friend’s holiday party, themes are a way to grab attention and create fresh, new energy around an event or period of time. Your focus might not be fun and festivities, but FQHCs can apply these principles in the fight for healthier individuals and communities. 

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Top 5 Benefits of Launching a Preventive Calendar

Industry News

December 3, 2019

CareMessage Highlights a New Horizon for International AIDS Awareness Month

As we kick off observance of International AIDS Awareness Month at CareMessage, we’re reminded of all the progress the world has made against this disease. More than 30 years after the first World AIDS Day, life expectancy is as high as 80 years for people who start and maintain proper treatment (in the 80s, it was 12 years from the time of ...

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CareMessage Highlights a New Horizon for International AIDS Awareness Month

Patient Engagement

November 22, 2019

Maintaining HIPAA Compliance with Patient Communication

One of the most pervasive myths about texting for FQHCs is that it inherently violates HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act. That’s understandable since the act was signed into law in 1996 — well before texting became mainstream. Despite this timeline, there are many ways to use texting in HIPAA-compliant ways. 

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Maintaining HIPAA Compliance with Patient Communication

Patient Engagement

Event

November 14, 2019

CareMessage at NACHC FOM/IT: Practical Insights Into the Value of Texting for FQHCs

We’re exceedingly proud of the results we help our partners achieve. That’s why events like our recent session at NACHC FOM/IT are so special. 

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CareMessage at NACHC FOM/IT: Practical Insights Into the Value of Texting for FQHCs

Healthcare Technology

Webinar

November 13, 2019

ChapCare Webinar: How to Leverage Text Messaging to Increase Access, Improve Quality and Boost the Bottom Line for Your FQHC

Last week we were excited to host an incredibly informative webinar with our long-time partner, ChapCare Medical and Dental Health Center. 

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ChapCare Webinar: How to Leverage Text Messaging to Increase Access, Improve Quality and Boost the Bottom Line for Your FQHC

Industry News

Underserved Populations

November 6, 2019

Join CareMessage in Observing National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month is a time that’s close to our hearts at CareMessage. That’s because we see it as a chance to raise awareness and also an opportunity to support significant change in the health and wellbeing of underserved populations.

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Join CareMessage in Observing National Diabetes Month

Industry News

November 4, 2019

November News Roundup: An Innovative Hospital Invests in Real Estate to Help Homeless; and Are We Going to See New ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants?

Stay ahead of healthcare industry news for FQHC and Health Center leaders with our monthly roundups. CareMessage curates the most important developments in healthcare technology, underserved patient care, value-based care, social determinants of health, and more to keep you informed in your role as a healthcare leader.

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November News Roundup: An Innovative Hospital Invests in Real Estate to Help Homeless; and Are We Going to See New ICD-10 Codes for Social Determinants?

Underserved Populations

October 30, 2019

A Fresh Look at Managing Obesity in Underserved Populations

Obesity is a global health crisis that increases the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and high blood sugar, and its relationship with lower-income populations is complex. The CDC examined data between 2011 and 2014 and found that among people with incomes below 130% of the federal poverty level (FPL), 39% were obese. For people with incomes ...

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A Fresh Look at Managing Obesity in Underserved Populations

Industry News

October 22, 2019

The Number of Insured Americans is Dropping: What This Means for FQHCs

A New Report on Number of Uninsured A recently published U.S. Census Bureau report found that the number of Americans without health insurance has risen for the first time in a decade. 8.5 percent of the U.S. population went without medical insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9 percent in 2017 – the first year-over-year increase since 2008-09. ...

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The Number of Insured Americans is Dropping: What This Means for FQHCs