Health Center News and Happenings

July 24, 2014
Open enrollment is just around the corner and Community Health Centers continue to be on the forefront of educating the uninsured about their options and signing them up for coverage. Following last year’s enrollment period, NACHC and its partners have worked with health center staff on the ground to explore lessons learned, best practices and […]
July 17, 2014
HHS Announces Funds to Better Integrate HIV Services into Health Centers: This week Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the availability of $11 million to support the integration of high quality HIV services into primary care in Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York. The integration of HIV services into primary care settings […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

July 1, 2014
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for July 2014, Terry Langston, Development Officer for the Center for Family Health (CFH) in Michigan. Terry joined the CFH staff in November 2013, where he put his 20-plus years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit leadership skills to work. In addition to his formal […]
June 19, 2014
On one the most powerful tools that the Access is the Answer campaign employs is the collection of letters support from local elected officials and community supporters. Presented in person to Members of Congress during National Health Center Week when these federal elected officials often visit Health Centers in their districts, these letters of support […]
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

June 30, 2014
Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced two important funding opportunities, the new FY2015 Service Area Competition (SAC) and Supplemental Ryan White Funding. See below for more information on both announcements.   FY 2015 Service Area Competition Has Been Released On June 19, 2014, HRSA issued the FY 2015 Service Area Competition […]
June 23, 2014
Recording of NACHC Medicare PPS Webinar Last week, NACHC held a webinar “Dawn of a New Day: the Medicare FQHC PPS” which provided an overview of the new Medicare FQHC PPS final rule.   We had overwhelming participation in the webinar, but wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to listen to the recording in […]
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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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