Health Center News and Happenings

January 16, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” During the Civil Rights Movement, the goal was to achieve one great ideal: equal rights. However, equality couldn’t be achieved without smaller, individual contributions from prominent leaders and lesser known advocates. Just because […]
January 10, 2017
New research published today in Health Affairs underscores the value of Community Health Centers and their longstanding partnership with Medicaid. Two studies focused on states that opted to expand the public insurance program under the Affordable Care Act and  provide clear links between the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid and improved care quality at health […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

January 12, 2017
The NACHC Advocacy team is thrilled to introduce our Spring Intern, Andrea Seet! Andrea is excited to have the opportunity to intern for NACHC for her spring semester of college. She is a third year at the University of California, Berkeley with a major in Public Health and minors in Education and Science and Math Education. […]
January 10, 2017
Our guest blogger Richard Napolitano speaks to the importance of grassroots advocacy for health centers. Mr. Napolitano is the Senior Vice President, External Relations/Chief Development Officer at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) in Methuen, Massachusetts. In the past, I have written about communicating effectively so others understand the importance of “storytelling the mission” for nonprofits. In the […]
Health Centers on the Hill

January 12, 2017
Early this morning, after a 7-hour marathon of votes on amendments, the U.S. Senate approved S.Con.Res 3, the Budget Resolution for the current federal fiscal year, FY2017, on a vote of 51-48. While Senate leadership referred to the bill as the “Obamacare Repeal Resolution,” it’s important for advocates to know that this bill itself does […]
January 3, 2017
By Michaela Keller, NACHC Federal Affairs Staff Now that the 115th Congress is underway, it is expected that Republicans will move ahead quickly to fulfill one of their top campaign promises – repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With a majority in both the House and Senate, Republicans are charting a course to send a […]
The Policy Shop

December 21, 2016
NACHC’s Regulatory Affairs Department has seen a lot of action over the last year, as the current Administration is wrapping up its remaining days in Washington, DC and has been working to propose and finalize a wide range of policy and administrative activities. Highlights have included: CMS: The final rule governing Medicaid Managed Care Plans: […]
September 13, 2016
A special thanks to Laura Adams, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute; Chuck Jones, President & CEO of Thundermist Health Center; Matthew Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Thundermist Health Center; and Jane Hayward, CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association for their contributions to this post.    By Thao-Chi Tran Health […]