Health Center News and Happenings

October 24, 2016
Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month we like to take a minute and focus on the important work health centers are doing to fight this disease, which claims the lives of thousands of women every year.  About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.  In 2013 (the most […]
October 20, 2016
One can often find innovation where it is least expected, which is why health centers are such a unique model.  Resources are often tight in the health center world, but that doesn’t stop them from being creative community-based problem solvers.  We’re especially struck by the stories we hear about health centers fighting opioid addiction in their communities, and how they devise […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

September 27, 2016
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for September 2016, Kelley Pate, 340B Compliance Coordinator for Valley View Health Centers in Ohio. In addition to her work on the 340B drug pricing program, Kelley has devoted extensive time to advocacy through the Community Action Committee of Pike County and by organizing events […]
September 1, 2016
We did it! With your help we achieved our most recent goal of growing the Health Center Advocacy Network to 100,000 individuals in 100 days! Today, we are proud to announce that our Network of Health Center Advocates now totals close to 101,000 advocates who, like you, are committed to raising their voices on behalf […]
Health Centers on the Hill

October 4, 2016
Last week, Congress was able to pass a continuing resolution (CR) to extend federal funding until December 9th. After weeks of negotiating and one failed attempt to bring the measure up for a vote in the Senate, the legislation was finally signed into law by President Obama after Republicans broke the logjam by agreeing to […]
July 19, 2016
Over the past six months, we’ve heard from you about thirteen Members of Congress visiting health centers in about ten different states! BIG thank you to those who’ve shared their stories. As mentioned in previous posts, inviting a Member of Congress for an in-person visit is a vital advocacy tool and a great way to […]
The Policy Shop

September 13, 2016
A special thanks to Laura Adams, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute; Chuck Jones, President & CEO of Thundermist Health Center; Matthew Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Thundermist Health Center; and Jane Hayward, CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association for their contributions to this post.    By Thao-Chi Tran Health […]
September 6, 2016
Are you on the list? CMS has released its draft 2018 Essential Community Provider list, the list used by Qualified Health Plans in the Marketplace to meet the ECP contracting requirement.    Take a look at the announcement below to find out how to determine if you are on the list and if not, how […]
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June 30, 2016
By Meghan Radman, 2015-2016 Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Member, Georgia Mountains Health At Georgia Mountains Health, I serve as a Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps member on various projects. One of my roles involves leading healthy aging education and activities so that older … Continue reading
June 27, 2016
By Joshuah Creswell, 2014-2016 Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Member, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center As a Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps member, I had given this test a few times before. I gave it in vans, churches, schools, and other odd places. This day, … Continue reading