Health Center News and Happenings

May 23, 2016
We’re always in search of creative methods Community Health Centers are trying to communicate with the external world about their mission. That’s how we stumbled across the wonderful videos by the Community Health Centers of Arkansas.  The Primary Care Association has launched a five part series that showcases how health centers are filled with real people solving real […]
May 20, 2016
Did you know NACHC has a podcast? It’s relatively new but it’s just another tool we are using to better communicate the value and innovation that Community Health Centers offer. Our latest podcast is about a unique program at Family First Health in York, Pennsylvania that provides support to new moms from pregnancy until the child […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

April 26, 2016
The NACHC advocacy team is “jazzed” to announce the Outstanding Advocate for April 2016, Dr. David Waters, a pediatrician at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  For over 25 years, Dr. Waters has served as a bilingual physician who provides quality, family-based care that supersedes linguistic or cultural barriers.  Dr. Waters has a […]
February 23, 2016
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocates for February 2016, Tyler Clark and Layza Lopez-Love from Community Clinic in Sprindgale, Arkansas. Community Clinic is a NACHC Hispanic Advocacy Project (HAP) site, and Layza and Tyler head up advocacy efforts for that program. Their work to engage the community and bring patients and […]
Health Centers on the Hill

May 23, 2016
Since our last  “Congress Comes Home”  blog, we have had more and more health centers share stories of their recent Member visit(s). HUGE thank yous to those who’ve already shared their stories! Inviting a Member of Congress for an in-person visit is a great advocacy tool and a great way to strengthen a relationship that could […]
May 16, 2016
By: Michaela Keller Last week, the Senate announced a bipartisan agreement to provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. This agreement, brokered by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA), will be one of three Zika funding amendments offered during debate on an unrelated appropriations bill, scheduled to begin on […]
The Policy Shop

May 3, 2016
Last week CMS published two documents last week which will strengthen health centers’ and PCAs’ ability to protect their payment rights under Medicaid managed care. They are: A letter to State Health Officials addressing “delegated” wrap and managed care contracting requirements The Final Rule updating regulations governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) We will be […]
April 25, 2016
By: Esther Grambs In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act signed by President Bill Clinton barred legally residing immigrants from accessing Medicaid and CHIP benefits during their first five years of residency.  The re-extension of these benefits was introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton and Olympia Snowe in 2007 as the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health […]
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May 12, 2016
We’re celebrating National Nurses Week with a spotlight on Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps alum, Billie Jo (BJ) Kucera. Community HealthCorps Program Specialist Kellie Hall interviews BJ, whose service in the program inspired her to eventually become an Associate Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement Coordinator at … Continue reading
May 11, 2016
This post was originally published on the Our Stories Blog of the National Association of Community Health Centers, the parent organization for Community HealthCorps®, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.  *** Zufall Health in suburban New Jersey is a prime example of how health … Continue reading