Health Center News and Happenings

October 1, 2014
We’ve been writing a lot about the demand for primary care lately.  One thing we haven’t mentioned the segment of the population who gained access to insurance with bronze exchange plans that may come with out-of-pocket costs.  As reported earlier in Modern Healthcare , some people who purchased these plans  have struggled to pay for care at […]
September 25, 2014
The bias against primary care is featured in this month’s The Atlantic with a thoughtful essay penned by medical student Mara Gordon, titled, “Why I am Becoming a Primary Care Doctor.”  Gordon describes how few of her medical school classmates at the University of Pennsylvania are following her into the primary care field, opting instead for more lucrative specialty practices.  “At […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

September 16, 2014
With Health Centers facing a 70% reduction to Program funding in FY 2016, a small group of Senators and Congressional Representatives stepped up to lead a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” Senate and House letter to address this Health Center Funding Cliff. The letters are addressed to Congressional Leadership and by co-signing, Members of Congress publicly state […]
September 15, 2014
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for September 2014. This month, we are recognizing not just one person, but a team— the staff at Lorain County Health & Dentistry in Lorain, OH. Each August, Health Centers across the country observe National Health Center Week (NHCW). It’s a time to celebrate the […]
Health Centers on the Hill

June 17, 2014
Last week, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee on Appropriations approved their Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 spending bill by a voice vote. The full legislation will be released once the bill goes before the Full Appropriations Committee, but the summary information provided by the Subcommittee states Health Centers will receive approximately $1.49 […]
June 3, 2014
Today, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) announced their plans to mark up their Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 LHHS bill Tuesday, June 10. Consideration by the full committee is expected shortly thereafter, as soon as Thursday, June 12. It is unclear at this time when the FY2015 LHHS bill may […]
The Policy Shop

September 9, 2014
On September 3, 2014, the weekly HRSA Primary Health Care Digest included two clarifications regarding HRSA’s role in financial and programmatic monitoring. With respect to the former, HRSA will no longer require submission of Financial Recovery Plans as the formal monitoring of financial performance. HRSA stressed that while it will continue to assess health center […]
September 3, 2014
On August 28, 2014, HRSA issued Program Assistance Letter #2014-10: Updated Process for Change in Scope Submission, Review and Approval Timelines. The PAL expands on clarifications in PAL 2013-03, issued last year, and applies to both grantees and FQHC look-alike entities. Specifically, the PAL clarifies the following timelines: Submission of Complete Change in Scope (CIS) […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

September 23, 2014
By Jason Patnosh (@CHC_JPatnosh), National Director, Community HealthCorps & Associate Vice President, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC.) Over 15 years ago I started an internship with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Community HealthCorps. We … Continue reading
September 11, 2014
By Jason Patnosh, National Director, Community HealthCorps & Associate Vice President, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC.) This week marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and President Barack Obama will be joined by Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, … Continue reading