Health Center News and Happenings

July 22, 2016
Our guest blogger today is Julie Potyraj,  Community Manager for the MPH@GW blog (  She is also a public health graduate student at The George Washington University. There are many benefits to enjoying the peace and quiet of living in a rural setting. However, when it comes to taking care of one’s health, there can […]
July 13, 2016
Our guest blogger today is Jason Patnosh, Associate Vice President, Partnership and Resource Development, NACHC. Health care technology is improving health outcomes one community at a time. With sizeable support from Silicon Valley firms, CareMessage was launched to bring short message service (SMS) technology tools to the medically underserved. “The founding team at CareMessage has […]
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

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 […]
July 18, 2016
By: NACHC Federal Affairs Team With Members of Congress scheduled to attend the party conventions this week and next, and then to head back to their districts for the August recess, Congress will be out of Washington for the next seven weeks. With National Health Center Week looming, the recess is a great opportunity to […]
The Policy Shop

June 28, 2016
We are very excited to introduce our Summer 2016 State Affairs Intern Team, Antoinette Silva and Thao-Chi Tran! Antoinette Silva, BS, Central Michigan University, Contact info: Antoinette is a Saginaw, Michigan native who has a strong advocacy and research background working with rural and underserved populations. In 2013, she taught English in South Korea […]
May 3, 2016
UPDATE:  Check out the NACHC summary of the issues impacting FQHCs in the final rule and State Health Officials’ letter here.   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 […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

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