Health Center News and Happenings

July 24, 2015
As we continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Community Health Center Movement it’s important to highlight what has led to the success of movement. This month we’ve been focusing on the health center workforce through blog posts on individuals and groups that contribute to this success. There is something very unique about the […]
July 21, 2015
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Community Health Centers, we continue to shine a spotlight on those who have helped the movement.  Our focus this week is Peter Simon, MD,  or “Dr. Martes” (which is Spanish for “Dr. Tuesday) as his patients familiarly called him because of his once-a-week sessions at Providence Community Health Centers, in Providence, […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

July 21, 2015
NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for July 2015, Wayne Linscott, Chief Administrative Officer at White House Clinics (WHC) in Richmond, Kentucky. Wayne has built a successful advocacy infrastructure at White House over the last few months to support the Access is the Answer campaign, with plans to continue building advocacy capacity at White […]
July 13, 2015
As part of an ongoing effort to recognize Health Center Advocates across the country for their amazing work, NACHC’s advocacy team is excited to announce our “Access All-Stars” blog series. The purpose of the Access All- Stars Blog series is to recognize and appreciate advocates, from across the nation, who have gone above and beyond […]
Health Centers on the Hill

July 20, 2015
Keeping track of Health Center funding – what’s been made available, how much is going out, for what, and when – is the full-time job of a number of us here on NACHC’s Federal Affairs team. The funding cycle that starts with the President’s budget request, continues with Congressional action (“appropriations”) and ends with HRSA […]
July 14, 2015
July 30th marks an historic day—the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid (and Medicare).  With Medicare in the traditional “big brother” role, Medicaid often gets forgotten.  But this year, with King v Burwell no longer in the crosshairs, and a major revamp of the Medicare payment system in recent history, Medicaid is standing front and center.  No […]
The Policy Shop

July 17, 2015
NACHC is pleased to share our draft comments on the recent CMS proposed rule on Medicaid managed care. This rule is the first time since 2002 that CMS has proposed to update the rules governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs.)  As such, it touches on a broad range of issues of direct relevance to health centers and their […]
June 30, 2015
The King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision on Thursday marked a huge victory for ACA proponents. In a 6 -3 ruling, SCOTUS upheld health insurance premiums for eligible individuals in all states—regardless of whether their marketplaces were state or federally-established. The decision was met with both relief and applause by President Obama’s administration. With Congress […]
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July 28, 2015
By Stephanie Clavijo, Community HealthCorps® Member, San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic stands in the heart of the Tenderloin District, a community in San Francisco facing high rates of drug abuse, poverty, and homelessness. As a Community … Continue reading
July 6, 2015
This post was originally published on the Blog Page of the National Association of Community Health Centers, the parent organization for Community HealthCorps®, on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  *** We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Community Health Center Movement with a … Continue reading