Health Center News and Happenings

May 20, 2015
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Community Health Center Program we are using the month of May to spotlight the various ways health centers operate as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). We found a good example in Colorado, where Peak Vista Community Health Centers has been spotlighted in the journal Health Elevations, published by the […]
May 18, 2015
This blog was originally published in the Huffington Post as part of a series of posts raising awareness of National Women’s Health Week.  My mother, the certified nursing assistant (CNA), has stage four breast cancer. She has tumors in her breast, on her hip and on her skull. The tumor on her hip is what bothers […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

April 15, 2015
Late last night, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass H.R. 2 (92 – 8). This bill, which will soon be signed into law by President Obama, includes $7.2 billion in mandatory funding for the Health Centers Program, as well as continued funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Teaching Health Centers (THC) […]
April 9, 2015
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocates for April 2015, Krista Dover, MSW Advocacy Intern at the Community Health & Service Center (CHASS) in Michigan and Cassie Hailey, Corporate Strategy Intern at HealthLinc in Indiana! Interns are an incredibly valuable resource when it comes to establishing or bolstering the advocacy programming and […]
Health Centers on the Hill

May 12, 2015
Since our last post on the House and Senate Budget blueprints, the two houses of Congress have now formalized their joint budget.  This budget is both non-binding and completely separate from the President’s budget (also non-binding).  Instead of a detailed program-by-program breakdown of Federal spending, the Congressional budget resolution simply provides general funding targets and […]
April 1, 2015
Both the House and Senate passed their respective budget resolutions last week—moving the budget process one step further toward a possible Budget Reconciliation bill sometime later this year.  Both of the budgets passed are non-binding and represent only a marker on the majority’s current priorities—basically an initial shot across the bow for future discussions and […]
The Policy Shop

May 19, 2015
We wanted to let you know about several rules that NACHC is currently reviewing with upcoming comment deadlines.  Please be on the lookout for more information on our draft comments as the comment deadlines approach. Recently Submitted Comments: Department of Justice proposed rule on FTCA de-deeming – NACHC submitted comments Currently Reviewing and Drafting Comments […]
April 22, 2015
By: Alyssa Shinto, NACHC Intern  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Learning Network (MLN) released an article regarding the authorization of CMS’s final rule on 2015 policy and technical changes to the Medicare Advantage and Part D programs. This final regulation requires physicians and other eligible professionals who write prescriptions for Part D […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

Community HealthCorps Blog

For all of the latest Community HealthCorps happenings!

May 20, 2015
By Gabrielle Witham, Community HealthCorps® Member, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Helping to build community around exercise and healthy eating has been one of the best parts about serving for the Let’s Get Movin’ program as a part of my … Continue reading
May 12, 2015
By Nicolai Wallace, Community HealthCorps® Member, Sea Mar Community Health Centers As a Community HealthCorps® Member with Sea Mar Community Health Centers I serve as a Patient Navigator. My role includes helping patients find affordable medicine, childcare, counseling, legal services, … Continue reading