Health Center News and Happenings

April 17, 2014
National Minority Health Month takes place throughout April.  The focus is to raise awareness about the health disparities that still persist among racial and ethnic minorities.  This year’s theme, “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” falls squarely in the purview of Community Health Centers.  Why? Because prevention is what they do for everyone […]
April 9, 2014
Community Health Center leaders were front and center today at a hearing chaired by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging [press release].  The hearing, “Addressing Primary Care Access and Workforce Challenges: Voices from the Field” focused on the primary care access crisis, doctor shortages and strategies to boost […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

April 21, 2014
The Access is the Answer campaign is now in full swing! By the end of March, health center advocates from across the nation had already gathered more than 87,000 signatures on the Access is the Answer petition asking Congress and the President to fix the Health Centers funding cliff. 67 health centers far exceeded the […]
April 9, 2014
The end of the month of March marked a successful launch of the Access is the Answer petition campaign with thousands of advocates at hundreds of Health Centers across the nation rising to the challenge and collecting a total of 87,307 signatures! We are proud to recognize the 67  Health Centers that smashed the goal […]
Health Centers on the Hill

February 20, 2014
Rolling Out the New Health Center Campaign: Access is the Answer Last week, we held a teleforum call to announce the roll out of our new campaign, Access is the Answer. Health centers are facing our biggest obstacle to date- a potential 70 percent reduction in funding after Fiscal Year 2015 when the mandatory Health […]
January 15, 2014
Monday night, House and Senate Appropriators unveiled the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 omnibus appropriations bill. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (H.R. 3547) contains all 12 regular appropriations bills and adheres to the $1.012 trillion discretionary spending level set by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, also known as the Ryan-Murray Agreement. The allocation for […]
The Policy Shop

April 22, 2014
On March 21, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released a proposed rule addressing a multitude of requirements applicable to health insurance issuers and the Affordable Insurance Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). NACHC submitted comments on April 21 that focused on the provisions of the proposed rule […]
February 25, 2014
By Heidi Emerson As the March 31st  deadline for open enrollment in the Marketplace approaches,  it’s worth reviewing  the coverage options under the ACA for “lawfully present” immigrants who are in the income range for Medicaid coverage or exchange premium tax credits, and may be subject to the five-year waiting period for Medicaid or CHIP […]
Health Center Emergency Management

October 24, 2013
Learn about the Latest in Preparedness at the 2014 Preparedness Summit!  Connect with colleagues, hear about new research, and learn how to implement model practices that enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies through a variety of interactive workshops, sessions, and town halls at the 2014 Preparedness Summit.  The […]
September 30, 2013
 The National Association of Community Health Centers is pleased to announce that it has joined a distinguished group of partners on the Preparedness Summit Planning Committee.  The Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health preparedness. The four-day annual event provides one of the only cross-disciplinary learning opportunities in the field […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

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April 22, 2014
By Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® Five years ago, Senators Edward Kennedy (MA) and Orrin Hatch (UT) brought a compelling concept of expanding opportunities for Americans to serve their country through national service programs into realization with the Edward … Continue reading
April 8, 2014
By Grace Schierberl, Community HealthCorps® Member, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center As a Community HealthCorps® Member with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), one of my service placements is with the Let’s Get Movin’ program. This program engages overweight and … Continue reading