Health Center News and Happenings

March 2, 2015
As part of our 50th anniversary celebration we are looking for stories about how Community Health Centers make a difference in their communities.  This time our search took us to Sixteenth Community Health Centers (SSCHC) in Milwaukee, WI.  The health center sprang into existence in 1969, just a few years after the first health centers were […]
February 25, 2015
The Million Hearts® initiative has recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems as 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions, and Community Health Centers are among those being recognized.  The goal of the national effort is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.  The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is a competitive challenge […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

February 10, 2015
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for February 2015, Amanda Palmore, Director of Marketing and Government Affairs at Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS)! After attending the Advocacy Leadership Program as part of NACHC’s Policy & Issues Forum in 2013, Amanda returned to CVHS with tons of ideas and eager to implement an […]
January 30, 2015
“Spotlight: ALP Masters of Advocacy” is a CFAHC blog series that shines a light on individuals who completed the Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP). Each year the ALP begins at NACHC’s Policy & Issues Forum continues throughout the year via advocacy educational webinars and an ALP Advocacy Project. Participants learn from both NACHC Advocacy Staff and each other […]
Health Centers on the Hill

March 1, 2015
NACHC’s Federal Affairs team has been pounding the pavement (really, the marble floors) of the House and Senate office buildings since Congress reconvened in January, conveying the impact and urgency of the Primary Care Funding Cliff to Members of Congress and their staff. With a 70% cut to Health Centers looming this fall (not to mention […]
January 13, 2015
Happy New Year! Last week the 114th Congress convened for the first time, with Republicans taking charge in the Senate and Senator Mitch McConnell taking the reins as Majority Leader on behalf of the 54-Republican Senate Majority. Senator Harry Reid will serve as Minority Leader for the 44 Democrats and 2 Independents that caucus with […]
The Policy Shop

January 28, 2015
By Alyssa Shinto, NACHC Federal and Regulatory Affairs Intern On January, 26 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Frequently Asked Question document on the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Payment Adjustment and Providers who Rendered Services at Rural Health Clinics (RHC)/ Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). We have heard […]
January 6, 2015
Due to concerns over physician reimbursement rates in Medicaid and the reported effect on participation of providers, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included a mandatory two-year increase in Medicaid fees for primary care services by eligible providers to Medicare rates.[1] This increase, fully funded by the federal government, was approved to take effect on January […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

February 3, 2015
By Kellie Perkins, Research/ Data Associate, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® Each year, the Superstar Foundation highlights and rewards individuals demonstrating exceptional achievements in the areas of direct service and performance measurement. Award recipients embody the organization’s philosophy of keeping the transformational relationship with clients at … Continue reading
January 30, 2015
By Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® Community HealthCorps® was founded by the National Association of Community Health Centers in 1995, just one year after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday was officially proclaimed as a national day of service by Congress. … Continue reading