Health Center News and Happenings

December 19, 2014
Employees at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) have been busy giving back to the local community through the Community Service Committee (CSC). In August we blogged about CSC’s back to school supplies donation to Building Hope Inc. and the CSC has since organized other service activities. Earlier in the fall NACHC hit the […]
December 16, 2014
Lately, we’ve been reading a lot about people who put off seeking care because they can’t afford it, even with insurance.  A case in point is an article that features 60-year old Jay Korobow in New Jersey.  Korobow suffers from high blood pressure and checks his blood pressure at a local drug store.  And what if the blood pressure reading […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

December 16, 2014
“Spotlight: ALP Masters of Advocacy” is a CFAHC blog series that shines a light on individuals who completed the Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP). Each year the ALP begins at NACHC’s Policy & Issues Forum continues throughout the year via advocacy educational webinars and an ALP Advocacy Project. Participants learn from both NACHC Advocacy Staff and each other […]
November 11, 2014
The midterm election of 2014 has resulted in a great shift in the national political landscape. The control of the Senate is now in Republicans hands. For the first time, there will be 100 women collectively in both houses of Congress. And a total of 65 freshman Representatives and Senators have been elected to national […]
Health Centers on the Hill

December 18, 2014
by John Sawyer, Director of Federal Affairs It’s been quite a year on Capitol Hill and in public policy for America’s Health Centers. As the team here in DC that represents health centers, your staffs, your boards and your patients, we spend every day working to convey to policymakers the value of the work you […]
December 11, 2014
by NACHC Federal Affairs Team Tuesday night, with the Thursday deadline to avert a government shutdown looming, Congressional negotiators came to an agreement on a final spending plan for Fiscal Year 2015. The legislation, known on the Hill as the “CRomnibus,” (a combination of “CR”, short for “Continuing Resolution” and “Omnibus”) has been negotiated over […]
The Policy Shop

December 20, 2014
Recently, we have received several inquiries from health centers regarding Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentives and “meaningful use” (MU) requirements and penalties as prescribed in the HITECH Act. As most health centers will recall, due to the more generous benefits available under the Medicaid incentive program, virtually all eligible health center providers opted to participate […]
December 16, 2014
Since the elections, there has been a flurry of Medicaid expansion activity in the states that we wanted to make sure you were aware of. NEW HAMPSHIRE: New Hampshire submitted an 1115 waiver to transition their traditional Medicaid expansion into premium assistance in the marketplace for 2015. Read New Hampshire’s proposal here. INDIANA: Indiana received […]
Community HealthCorps Blog

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November 26, 2014
By Gerrard Jolly, National Director, Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist & Kellie Perkins, Research/ Data Associate, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s hard not to think about the three T’s: turkey, touchdowns and [giving] thanks. Taking bites of delicious morsels … Continue reading
November 24, 2014
By Anastasia Romanova, Program Specialist, NACHC-Community HealthCorps® Two weeks ago, Americans across the country celebrated Veterans Day, a long honored holiday commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of all who have served with the U.S. military. As a part of the national service and community … Continue reading