Health Center News and Happenings

September 15, 2014
Why invest in primary care?  It’s a good question to pose as we see the healthcare marketplace changing around us.  Yes, more people have access to insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, but just as important is having a place to go for care to stay healthy. That is why the […]
September 9, 2014
Ted Henson, NACHC’s Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Outreach and Enrollment Project, is today’s Guest Blogger on Health Center News and Happenings: The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that $60 million in Navigator grants were awarded to 90 organizations in states with a Federally-facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace. Community health centers […]
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) […]
Health Center Emergency Management

October 24, 2013
Learn about the Latest in Preparedness at the 2014 Preparedness Summit!  Connect with colleagues, hear about new research, and learn how to implement model practices that enhance capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies through a variety of interactive workshops, sessions, and town halls at the 2014 Preparedness Summit.  The […]
September 30, 2013
 The National Association of Community Health Centers is pleased to announce that it has joined a distinguished group of partners on the Preparedness Summit Planning Committee.  The Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health preparedness. The four-day annual event provides one of the only cross-disciplinary learning opportunities in the field […]
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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
June 18, 2014
By Liz Hovel and Erin McGlynn, Community HealthCorps® Members, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (SSCHC), Milwaukee Each year, over 200,000 women in the United States develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during their pregnancy. Racial and ethnic disparities are rampant in … Continue reading