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Book Review: Out in the Rural, A Walk Back In Time

Few may realize the remarkable history behind the Civil Rights Movement and its role in launching Community Health Centers.  The narrative of how this happened is eloquently told in a new book, Out in the Rural: A Mississippi Health Center and its War on Poverty (the title is borrowed from a short film of the …

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New Studies On Quality of Care at Health Centers

New research published today in Health Affairs underscores the value of Community Health Centers and their longstanding partnership with Medicaid. Two studies focused on states that opted to expand the public insurance program under the Affordable Care Act and  provide clear links between the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid and improved care quality at health …

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Innovation and Partnerships Bloom in Rural America

What happens when two adversaries meet in health care? In Hazen and Beulah, North Dakota, where a Community Health Center and Critical Access hospital were vying for market share and staff, something extraordinary took place.  They decided to work together.   The two organizations, Sakakawea Medical Center and Coal County Community Health Center, realized that cooperation …

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NACHC Year Ender Round Up

The year 2016 started with NACHC’s efforts to reach out across multimedia channels and share the compelling success of Community Health Centers.  We began our podcast series to showcase how health centers innovate, save health care costs, attract bipartisan support and confront the emerging public health crises of our times.  The podcasts help listeners gain insight from the frontline perspective about how …

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Fighting Opioid Addiction: An Update

It’s been a while since we updated you on the activities related to fighting opioid addiction — a task Community Health Centers are taking on with vigor and innovation. First, with $500 million in hand to fight the opioid epidemic, White House officials are moving quickly to get that money flowing to the hardest-hit states—and …

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A Note about the Tennessee Wildfires

The call to help can come at the unlikeliest times, but that never stops a Community Health Center from stepping forward.  This was the case in eastern Tennessee, where last week a massive blaze forced thousands from their homes and claimed 14 lives.    Cherokee Health Systems, which cares for over 65,000 residents who live in the affected area, …

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World AIDS Day and Beyond: How Health Centers Help

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 …

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Facing Addiction in America

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 …

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A Note About Bipartisanship on Election Day

With Election Day finally upon us, we’re reflecting on the strides Community Health Centers have made in their journey for over half a century. Regardless of the election’s outcome, health centers and the people who are proud to work in them are committed to the idea of empowering communities, whether it’s through voting, fighting for affordable access to care, or improving …