Health Center News and Happenings

October 23, 2014
New travel constraints have been imposed on people entering the U.S. from three countries at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says starting next week travelers from those countries will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 […]
October 16, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is trying to ensure that providers are prepared in case more cases of the Ebola virus are detected. A second healthcare worker at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital has now tested positive for the virus after coming into contact with a patient who died from Ebola. CDC and its partners […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

October 21, 2014
The November 2014 election is just around the corner. In few short weeks, 36 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for grabs. While the thousands of petitions gathered by Health Center advocates and the legislative signatures collected on the “Dear Colleague” Congressional letter were powerful […]
October 15, 2014
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for October 2014, Michael Nicastro, Director of Community Outreach at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center! Michael Nicastro has dedicated his career to serving the underserved at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC). For the past 37 years, he has worn many hats at EBNHC- from […]
Health Centers on the Hill

October 21, 2014
Since the Policy and Issues forum in March, NACHC and health center advocates have been diligently working on all fronts to educate Congress on – and push for a solution to – the looming expiration, at the end of FY2015, of dedicated funding streams supporting the operations of Community Health Centers, scholarships and loan repayments […]
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 […]
The Policy Shop

October 8, 2014
On September 22, 2014, HRSA issued the much anticipated final policy on “Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collection Program Requirements” (Policy Information Notice #2014-02). The new policy, which applies to grantees and FQHC Look-Alike entities, clarifies various aspects of the Sliding Fee Discount Program (SFDP), as described below in detail, and was effective […]
September 9, 2014
On September 3, 2014, the weekly HRSA Primary Health Care Digest included two clarifications regarding HRSA’s role in financial and programmatic monitoring. With respect to the former, HRSA will no longer require submission of Financial Recovery Plans as the formal monitoring of financial performance. HRSA stressed that while it will continue to assess health center […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

October 28, 2014
By Amelia Davis, Community HealthCorps® Member, Salud Family Health Centers It is only the second month of my AmeriCorps service term with Community HealthCorps®, but the days rush by, filled with hospital visits, home visits, and electronic medical records—all key … Continue reading
October 3, 2014
By Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® Gerrard Jolly (@JustJolly), Deputy National Director of Community HealthCorps® since July 2009, has been selected as the next National Director of the National Association of Community Health Centers’ (NACHC) national AmeriCorps program. Officially … Continue reading