Health Center News and Happenings

August 19, 2014
Employees at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) got into the back-to-school spirit recently by donating school supplies to the Building Hope Inc. school supplies drive. NACHC’s Community Service Committee (CSC) collected, donated, and sorted backpacks, crayons, color pencils, binders and much more for the organization.  The effort was led by CSC Chair and Founder Sanetra Mitchell, NACHC’s […]
August 18, 2014
The new and improved mobile application for the 2014 Community Health Institute and Expo is officially available for download via the Apple and Google App stores. The app makes following #NACHCchi14 on Twitter, registering for education sessions, and creating your own personal calendar of workshops is as easy as pushing a button. Instructions on how […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

August 18, 2014
By Amanda Pears Kelly – NACHC National Advocacy Director Every year, with an increasing sense of excitement, the planning for National Health Center Week (NHCW) begins months in advance of the actual event. NACHC, State Primary Care Associations, Health Centers and even individuals start brainstorming, about what their NHCW celebrations will entail and how to […]
August 13, 2014
– In recognition of Farmworker Health Day on August 14th during National Health Center Week 2014, we welcome guest contributor Bobbi Ryder, President and CEO of National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. As we join together in celebration of National Health Center Week and Farmworker Health Day, I would like to encourage you to be […]
Health Centers on the Hill

June 17, 2014
Last week, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee on Appropriations approved their Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 spending bill by a voice vote. The full legislation will be released once the bill goes before the Full Appropriations Committee, but the summary information provided by the Subcommittee states Health Centers will receive approximately $1.49 […]
June 3, 2014
Today, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) announced their plans to mark up their Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 LHHS bill Tuesday, June 10. Consideration by the full committee is expected shortly thereafter, as soon as Thursday, June 12. It is unclear at this time when the FY2015 LHHS bill may […]
The Policy Shop

August 14, 2014
As you all know, CMS published a final rule on the Medicare Prospective Payment System for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The final rule is estimated to increase the ability and capacity of FQHCs to provide essential and affordable services by increasing Medicare payments. The new payment system will […]
August 13, 2014
On July 21, 2014, HRSA issued a new Federal Tort Claims Act: Health Center Policy Manual – which updates and supersedes the prior manual (PIN 2011-01), as well as a Program Assistance Letter (PAL) explaining the updates and modifications (PAL 2014-09). The new updated manual reflects an expansion in Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage […]
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 […]
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June 18, 2014
By Liz Hovel and Erin McGlynn, Community HealthCorps® Members, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC), Milwaukee Each year, over 200,000 women in the United States develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during their pregnancy. Racial and ethnic disparities are rampant in … Continue reading
May 23, 2014
By Reina Amiling, Community HealthCorps® Member, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) ‘So how can I get into your program?’ ‘I haven’t volunteered in forever. I want to start again.’ ‘I’m going to help at the Food Bank. … Continue reading