Health Center News and Happenings

December 1, 2016
Today is World AIDS Day and we are taking a moment to highlight the work Community Health Centers are doing to reduce the incidence of HIV and care for people living with HIV. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States: Updated to 2020 calls for the integration of high-quality HIV services in health centers and […]
November 18, 2016
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, has issued a groundbreaking report on America’s addiction crisis. The report concludes that millions of Americans suffer from alcoholism or addiction to legal and illegal drugs, but only a fraction are being treated. One in seven people in the United States is expected to develop a substance use disorder at some […]
The Campaign For America’s Health Centers

December 5, 2016
As the dust from the November 8th election continues to settle, we continue to meet with key decision-makers and to assess the direction and legislative plans of the next Congress and the new Administration. What is clear is that the road ahead for health centers and our patients will have serious bumps, unexpected curves and […]
November 21, 2016
The NACHC advocacy team is excited to announce the Outstanding Advocate for November 2016—Richard Napolitano, Senior Vice President, External Relations/Chief Development Officer at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (GLFHC) in Methuen, Massachusetts. Rich got involved with NACHC advocacy in March, when he attended the 2016 Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP) which kicked-off during the 2016 Policy […]
Health Centers on the Hill

December 5, 2016
With the 114th Congress scheduled to wrap up by the end of this week (with a few key victories for health centers along the way), we here on the NACHC Policy and Advocacy team are nearly 100% focused on preparing for 2017, which will be a pivotal year for health centers unlike any we’ve seen in […]
November 29, 2016
On Wednesday, November 30, the House plans to vote on a newly released, more robust version of the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive bill that packages together a wide variety of health policy provisions related to medical research, drug development, mental health, opioid addiction, foster care and Medicare, among others. A comprehensive summary is available […]
The Policy Shop

September 13, 2016
A special thanks to Laura Adams, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Institute; Chuck Jones, President & CEO of Thundermist Health Center; Matthew Roman, Chief Operating Officer of Thundermist Health Center; and Jane Hayward, CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association for their contributions to this post.    By Thao-Chi Tran Health […]
September 6, 2016
Are you on the list? CMS has released its draft 2018 Essential Community Provider list, the list used by Qualified Health Plans in the Marketplace to meet the ECP contracting requirement.    Take a look at the announcement below to find out how to determine if you are on the list and if not, how […]
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June 30, 2016
By Meghan Radman, 2015-2016 Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Member, Georgia Mountains Health At Georgia Mountains Health, I serve as a Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps member on various projects. One of my roles involves leading healthy aging education and activities so that older … Continue reading
June 27, 2016
By Joshuah Creswell, 2014-2016 Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps Member, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center As a Community HealthCorps AmeriCorps member, I had given this test a few times before. I gave it in vans, churches, schools, and other odd places. This day, … Continue reading