Health Center News and Happenings

October 5, 2015
There are 54 million Hispanics living in the United States, according to the U.S. Census.  They represent 17 percent of the population as the largest ethnic minority and yet navigating the U.S. healthcare system can pose an enormous challenge to this growing population.  The maze of barriers they can confront on a daily basis can include language and cultural barriers, as well lack […]
October 1, 2015
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that the federal agency is awarding $685 million to 39 healthcare collaborative networks to help them improve quality of care, increase patient access to information, and reduce costs at their institutions under the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. “Supporting doctors and other health care professionals change the […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

September 9, 2015
Guest Author: Emma Lisec Summer 2015 Intern for the Grassroots Advocacy Team at National Association of Community Health Centers Senior at Tulane University, Class of 2016 | New Orleans, LA My name is Emma Lisec and I am an intern this summer for the Grassroots Advocacy team at the National Association of Community Health Centers.  […]
September 1, 2015
ACCESS ALL-STARS BLOG: ARKANSAS Each week, the CFAHC blog will feature Access All-Stars from each state who exemplify stellar advocacy action and commitment to grassroots advocacy efforts as part of the Access is the Answer Campaign. This week, we learn about the excellent work of our All-Stars from the state of Arkansas. The advocates listed […]
Health Centers on the Hill

September 29, 2015
By: John Sawyer Last week started with excitement over the visit of a pope, and ended with the resignation of the Speaker of the House. The result? In the short-term, a government shutdown will likely be averted, for two months. In the long term (and in this case anything beyond December 11 counts as long-term) […]
September 21, 2015
Last week, community health center leaders from around the country spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). Set in Washington D.C., the CBCF ALC gathers thousands of people together to discuss public policies impacting African Americans and black communities all over the world. NACHC was pleased to partner with host […]
The Policy Shop

August 10, 2015
By Kersten Lausch Research demonstrating the value of Medicaid expansion continues to grow. The following is an overview of a recent study that examined how the MetroHealth Care Plus program in Cuyahoga County, Ohio impacted patient care. [Note: Unfortunately, access to the full text of Cebul et al.’s article in Health Affairs requires paid subscription or […]
August 4, 2015
By Tracy Sexton July’s Health Affairs issue is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Medicaid. Unsurprisingly, several articles within this issue feature the substantial role played by health centers, another program celebrating 50 years of service, in providing care to a significant portion of the Medicaid population. In Shin and colleagues’ article discussing the interdependence […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

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September 23, 2015
By Anastasia Sonneman, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® The vision of Community HealthCorps® is to become a national service pipeline for careers in community health centers that is improving access to primary and preventive care services for the medically underserved. Community … Continue reading
September 17, 2015
By Dustin Bainto, Community HealthCorps® AmeriCorps Alum, LifeLong Medical Care In celebration of September’s National Fruits and Veggies—More Matters Month, we’re sharing Dustin’s story, demonstrating one of the many ways our AmeriCorps members encourage the communities they serve to eat fresh!  Dustin served … Continue reading