Health Center News and Happenings

May 5, 2016
Ten Community Health Centers have been named 2015 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions for working with patients to achieve hypertension control rates at or above 70 percent. Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by bringing together communities, and public and private organizations to fight heart […]
May 4, 2016
Our guest blog post today is by Rich Napolitano, Senior Vice President, External Relations/Chief Marketing & Development Officer, at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.  This post was originally published on LinkedIn.  I recently attended a conference of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in Washington, DC.  During the annual conference in our nation’s capital, a lot […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

April 26, 2016
The NACHC advocacy team is “jazzed” to announce the Outstanding Advocate for April 2016, Dr. David Waters, a pediatrician at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  For over 25 years, Dr. Waters has served as a bilingual physician who provides quality, family-based care that supersedes linguistic or cultural barriers.  Dr. Waters has a […]
February 23, 2016
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocates for February 2016, Tyler Clark and Layza Lopez-Love from Community Clinic in Sprindgale, Arkansas. Community Clinic is a NACHC Hispanic Advocacy Project (HAP) site, and Layza and Tyler head up advocacy efforts for that program. Their work to engage the community and bring patients and […]
Health Centers on the Hill

April 26, 2016
Throughout the past month, NACHC’s Washington Update has featured a new item called “Congress Comes Home: Health Center Visits with Members of Congress” asking health centers to highlight recent visits by Members of Congress. Below we highlight a few recent visits. Inviting a Member of Congress for an in-person visit is a great advocacy tool […]
April 18, 2016
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee moved forward with the formal process of considering the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills by releasing specific funding levels for each of the 12 appropriations bills. Typically, the House and Senate passed budget resolution would establish the total discretionary funding levels for the Appropriations Committee in both the […]
The Policy Shop

May 3, 2016
Last week CMS published two documents last week which will strengthen health centers’ and PCAs’ ability to protect their payment rights under Medicaid managed care. They are: A letter to State Health Officials addressing “delegated” wrap and managed care contracting requirements The Final Rule updating regulations governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) We will be […]
April 25, 2016
By: Esther Grambs In 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act signed by President Bill Clinton barred legally residing immigrants from accessing Medicaid and CHIP benefits during their first five years of residency.  The re-extension of these benefits was introduced by Senators Hillary Clinton and Olympia Snowe in 2007 as the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

May 6, 2016
By Holly Beitch, 2015-2016 Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Member, Central Valley Health Network Today marks the culmination of the tenth annual Air Quality Awareness Week, an EPA initiative that promotes the benefits of reducing air pollution. As a Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps … Continue reading
April 8, 2016
By Anastasia Sonneman, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps “AmeriCorps Week embodies the collaborative and ‘getting things done’ spirit of national service, while highlighting the diverse reach and impact of AmeriCorps members in areas of health, education, environment, and so much more.” … Continue reading