Category: Health Center Advocacy

Health Center Advocacy

Introducing the Health Center Advocacy Network

Over the past three years the Health Center Advocacy Network has experienced unprecedented growth to encompass 100,000 individuals and counting. Thanks to this growing number of Advocates like you, who have not only joined the Campaign for America’s Health Centers, but have repeatedly raised your voice on behalf of Health Centers and their patients,  the …

Health Center Advocacy

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King: Small Great Things

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” During the Civil Rights Movement, the goal was to achieve one great ideal: equal rights. However, equality couldn’t be achieved without smaller, individual contributions from prominent leaders and lesser known advocates. Just because …

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National Health Center Week Day 3: “We Are The Change Agents”

Today was a special day for National Health Center Week and for health center leaders celebrating five decades of the Community Health Center Movement– they were able to hear from the top health official, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and indeed the co-founder of the Community Health Center Movement, H. Jack Geiger, MD.  …

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New Access Points and National Health Center Week Arrive at Last!

There are a lot of headlines to count so far on just day TWO of National Health Center Week (NHCW) but today’s main headline is that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced $169 million for 226 New Access Points.  These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services …

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Counting Down to National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week 2015 is just a few days away and we’re already getting pretty excited about the scores of events being posted on the NHCW events page (well over 1200 so far, according to the NACHC press release). But it would be wrong to look at the weeklong celebration (August 9th-15th) as a blur …

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NHCW Throwing the Spotlight on Quality of Care

By Amy Simmons Farber With the blizzard of events from coast to coast, it’s hard to parse out a gem on which to focus — but one thing bears notice: the spotlight on the great quality of care at Community Health Centers. As we mentioned before,  a recent study by the Stanford University School of …

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Showing Your Health Center’s Value During National Health Center Week

By Micah Clemens National Health Center Week 2012 is now underway, and many health centers are reaching out on social media and to the local press to share the value of their CHCs in powering healthier communities. In Charlotte, North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer had a great piece about the value of the C.W. Williams …

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Health Centers Using Social Media During National Health Center Week

By Micah Clemens As National Health Center Week approaches (August 5-11 in 2012), many Community Health Centers and State/Regional Primary Care Associations are taking to social media for creative advocacy and education campaigns about their health centers. Michigan Live has a great piece on the Center for Family Health’s plan to use social media during …

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National Health Center Week Wrap Up

By Yvette Crenshaw Health centers have done it again! National Health Center Week (NHCW) is almost over, but the heightened sense of excitement and enthusiasm will remain throughout the year. Health centers across the country celebrated NHCW by hosting hundreds of events including open houses and free health screenings.   Here are some of the latest stories …

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Lots of Media Coverage During National Health Center Week!

By Micah Clemens As National Health Center Week gets in full swing, there is a deluge of news about events from across the country, NACHC’s new Access Endangered report, and the $28 million grant from HHS to expand primary care for 286,000 patients! HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius writes about the value of Community Health Centers …