Health Center News and Happenings

June 24, 2016
New interactive online maps showcase the impact of HIV across the U.S. and that two-thirds of all new HIV diagnoses occur in three percent of U.S. counties. The maps, released by a project called AIDSVu, uses the latest publicly available data at the city, state, and county levels to track disparities in HIV infections and mortality, both […]
June 20, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the number of women in U.S. who have been infected with the Zika virus during their pregnancies has reached 234. The most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). There is also evidence that the virus can cause an autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre. But […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

June 16, 2016
The advocacy team is excited to introduce our summer intern, Laura Hefner! Laura is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the NACHC team this summer. She is from suburban Chicago and is a rising senior with a major in Social Policy and a minor in French at Northwestern University. This will […]
May 31, 2016
Are you a Health Center advocate looking for more additions to your summer reading list? We’ve got just the book for you! Pick up a copy of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference by John Capecci and Timothy Cage and learn how to hone your advocacy storytelling skills to deliver an effective, […]
Health Centers on the Hill

June 14, 2016
Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the first bipartisan Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill in 7 years. The legislation contained the full health center funding request for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) of $5.1 billion in funding for health centers. This is level funding compared with FY16 and composed of $1.5 billion […]
June 13, 2016
By: Michaela Keller This past week, the Senate named its conferees on the Zika spending package to join the already-named House conferees, signaling a formal start to negotiations on the differing measures put forth by the House and Senate to combat the Zika virus. Chief among those differences is the funding level that both chambers […]
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

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May 31, 2016
By Kellie Hall, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps, with stories from Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Members, Monserrat Oropeza & Jibreel Oliver Throughout the month of May, we honor Asthma Awareness Month—an initiative dedicated to increasing awareness about asthma control and the disease’s … Continue reading
May 12, 2016
We’re celebrating National Nurses Week with a spotlight on Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps alum, Billie Jo (BJ) Kucera. Community HealthCorps Program Specialist Kellie Hall interviews BJ, whose service in the program inspired her to eventually become an Associate Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement Coordinator at … Continue reading