Health Center News and Happenings

February 8, 2016
Many of us have been following the headlines regarding the water crisis in Flint, MI.  Our friends at the Michigan Primary Care Association have sent out a newsletter regarding the crisis. The following is an excerpt: As the Flint Water Crisis continues to unfold, resources continue to take shape alongside the development of short, mid and long term […]
February 3, 2016
We’ve been writing about school based health centers lately because we keep hearing about them — and what they do is pretty exciting when it comes to reducing barriers to care.  In Des Moines, IA,  we heard about a new dental and medical clinic opening in Scavo High School.  The Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic and Primary Health […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

February 8, 2016
It has often been noted that the Civil Rights Movement were the roots of the Community Health Center Movement. Many of the visionaries and brave leaders who gave life to these important chapters of American history were African Americans.  Today, we celebrate their achievements. In the 1960s, millions of Americans, lived in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods […]
January 30, 2016
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for January 2016, Emily Fetterhoff, Director of Communications & Advocacy at HRHCare Community Health. Since joining HRHCare more than five years ago, Emily has worn many hats at HRHCare. Prior to her current role in Communications, she held positions in Advocacy, Special Projects for the […]
Health Centers on the Hill

February 9, 2016
By: Michaela Keller Last week, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, which expands the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services in Medicare, was introduced in both the House (H.R. 4442) and Senate (S. 2484).  Led by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), the bill includes eight additional […]
December 22, 2015
For those of us privileged to represent health centers day in and day out on Capitol Hill, 2015 has been quite a year. We’ve overcome – for now – our biggest funding challenge in decades, and as a result, we have seen Congressional support translate directly into new and meaningful care in every community served by health […]
The Policy Shop

January 29, 2016
By Heidi Emerson Although telehealth is not a new concept, new technologies, greater comfort with technology, and changing payment models are driving increasing use by patients and providers. As a result, there has been new activity and interest in supporting the use of telehealth to expand access and improve care at health centers: In a […]
December 22, 2015
As the year comes to a close, and many states are gearing up for the 2016 legislative session, our team at State Affairs reflects on the highlights of the year. Apart from the various changes that came about due to the most recent November elections, the key issues involving or impacting health centers have been […]
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January 8, 2016
By Anastasia Sonneman, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps®, with stories from Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Members, Noor Tell & Amy Ly Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer affecting women throughout the world. In the U.S. alone, over 12,000 women are diagnosed each … Continue reading
December 8, 2015
By Lindsey Killett, Community HealthCorps® AmeriCorps member, Hudson River HealthCare team With New York apple season coming to an end, November’s focus on diabetes awareness, and the holiday season right around the corner, our Community HealthCorps® team recently had the … Continue reading