Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

Health Centers and the COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

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NACHC’s goal is to ensure efforts to fight the spread of the virus are aligned and coordinated and that health centers are sufficiently resourced for the long battle ahead.

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NACHC’s Quality Center Recognized for ‘Leadership and Dedication’ to Eliminate Health Disparities

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NACHC has been a leader in helping health centers transition from a system of care focused on the volume of patients seen (the “fee-for-service” model) to one focused on the value of care provided. Often, the conversation about value-based care has overlooked how practices improve or exacerbate health disparities. One way NACHC has sought to change …

Health Care News, Uncategorized

SCOTUS Hears Arguments on Affordable Care Act

Jeremy McClain, NACHC Legal Research Analyst, co-authored this blog post. The Supreme Court this week heard oral arguments in the case of California v. Texas, a case in which the Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are asking the Court to strike down the entire landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA) as unconstitutional.  The provisions of the …

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What We Know Now about Health Centers and the Pandemic

A new report finds that many health centers face emerging and mounting challenges, particularly as the demand for more COVID-19 testing is increasing while local businesses and schools attempt to reopen.

Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

Time to Help Patients Get Covered: Open Enrollment Tips

Health centers continue to provide a critical role in providing outreach and enrollment (O&E) assistance to patients and community members seeking affordable health insurance coverage options.

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Speaking Out in Defense of the 340B Drug Discount Program

Community Health Centers are on the frontlines of the pandemic providing comprehensive care and helping prevent emergency rooms from becoming overwhelmed. Yet, recent actions by some drug companies threaten a federal drug discount program called 340B that is critical to health centers. Health centers, primary care associations, and pharmacists joined a recent Twitter chat co-hosted …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

More Urgent Than Ever: Community Health Centers Must Prepare to Effectively Prevent and Treat Diabetes

A recent Centers for Disease Control report found that almost half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic health condition, such as diabetes, that would put them at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even before this pandemic raised awareness about the importance of treating and preventing chronic problems, Community Health Centers already understood the urgency.  With …

Health Care News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

New Learning Collaboratives for Health Centers: Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

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Authors: Anisa Ali, MA, Futures Without Violence; Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, Asian Health Services Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? We are 100% certain that every single health center cares for people who have been affected by domestic violence. Domestic violence is common: 1 in 4 women in the United …

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HHS Flexibility on Pharmacists Administering Childhood Vaccines: Factors to Consider

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vaccination rates have fallen dramatically across the United States because of the COVID pandemic, particularly for children. In an effort to reverse the trend, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced in mid-August that it would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines to …

Health Care News, NACHC Events

5 Things to Know About FOM/IT 2020

NACHC’s Financial Operations Management and Information Technology conference — aka FOM/IT — will showcase practical tools, cutting edge strategies, and technologies to address financial and operational challenges of today and the future. The conference will highlight high-performing health centers that are innovating and boldly redefining what community health looks like in action and practice. Read …