Health Center State Policy

Washington Health Centers Implement New Payment Model

  This post was written by NACHC Summer Intern Madeleline Cole.  Last year, Washington became the second state in the country to implement a capitated Alternative Payment Methodology (APM), a forward-thinking payment model that removes the tie between payment and face-to-face visits and allows health centers greater flexibility in the care and services they provide. …

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A Boost for the Primary Care Workforce Pipeline

We are pumped that A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona‘s (ATSU-SOMA’s) work to foster the primary care workforce of tomorrow has been recognized. The university has received a $1,999,650 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) [view press release here]. The funding, which will be …

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NACHC CHI Dispatch from Orlando

The NACHC CHI was off to a running start shortly after the crack of dawn in Florida today.  The continental breakfast in the EXPO Hall was served at 7:30 am and thereafter a flurry of education sessions on wide-ranging topics, from Patient Centered Medical Home recognition to the health impact of human trafficking, took place …

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The 2018 NACHC CHI is Underway in Orlando!

If one walks around the expansive halls of the Hyatt Regency in Orlando the buzz and excitement is palpable. Committee meetings have been gaveled and policy directions in key areas, such as Medicaid, appropriations, substance use, Medicare and 340B have been discussed and mapped out. Health center leaders are rolling up their sleeves and doing …

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Young or Young at Heart: Check Out the YP Track at the 2018 CHI

The Young Professionals Leadership Exchange (YPLE) is gearing up for the 2018 Community Health Institute (informally known as C-H-I or CHI (pronounced like chai tea)), beginning this weekend in Orlando. This year’s CHI will once again feature a Young Professionals track, which will kick-off with the YPLE Reception on Sunday, August 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in …

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Honoring Health Center Heroes

We all know that it takes more than a village to care for the 28 million patients who rely on a health center for their care.  It takes a multitude of dedicated health care heroes. In fact, more than 224,000 people work at health centers, including care coordinators, clinicians, community health workers, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, …

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What Makes a Health Center Hero?

The theme of this year’s National Health Center Week, “Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes,” has got us thinking about all of the ways health centers and their staff go above and beyond to treat the more than 27 million patients they see each year. Did you know that health centers have …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Molly McMahon

Nominee: Molly McMahon, LCSW  Organization: Greater Portland Health “Molly McMahon is a gifted clinician and a respected leader who is beloved and trusted by our most vulnerable patients,” writes Renee Fay-LeBlanc, Chief Medical Officer at Greater Portland Health. Whether she is meeting with a new Mainer who is processing severe trauma and torture, a person experiencing …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Charles Shorter

Nominee: Charles Shorter Organization: Ryan Health  Charles Shorter is Executive Director of Ryan Health | Adair and Frederick Douglass, two health center sites of Ryan Health,  located in Harlem, NY. Charles has over 25 years of experience dedicated to health and social services, including sixteen years as a staff member of Ryan Health, nine of …

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NHCW Health Center Hero Nominee: Ashley Popejoy

Nominee: Ashely Popejoy, DDS, MS Organization: Jordan Valley Community Health Center   Ashely Popejoy was nominated by Elizabeth Fogle, Director of Program Advancement at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, MO. Dr. Popejoy is a pediatric dentist whose innovation, coupled with her heart for service, has created solutions-based programs to help expand access to care. Under her leadership, …