Author: Alexandra Walker

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Q&A: Dr. Kimberly Chang, Asian Health Services

In observance of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NACHC is featuring leaders in the health center movement. Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, is a NACHC Board Member and a Family Physician and Director of Human Trafficking and Health Care Policy at Asian Health Services, a Community Health Center in Oakland, California. Also, view our Q&A with Teresita …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center News

Carmela Castellano-Garcia: Shattering Glass Ceilings in a Fight for Social Justice

Ed. Note: For Women’s History Month, we’re profiling women who have played significant roles in the health center movement. Also view our profiles of Janie Geer, Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston and Jessie Collins Trice. For nearly 30 years, Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq., has been committed to advancing equity in health care, with a focus on multicultural …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Aaron Shirley: Health Care Innovator

Dr. Aaron Shirley

Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to ending the extreme disparities that exist in America in health care and health outcomes due simply to an individual’s race, ethnicity, income, or zip code. His creativity and commitment to improving the health of underserved communities …

Health Care News, Health Center Advocacy, Uncategorized

Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey: Civil Rights Activist and Health Center Pioneer

Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey was a Mississippi native involved in the civil rights movement and the first rural Community Health Center.

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy

Biden Administration Sees Major Role for Health Centers in Plan to Beat COVID-19 Pandemic

On its first full day in office, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive document laying out its widely anticipated plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As we expected, the plan makes numerous references to the central role that Community Health Centers will play in this effort, given their status as trusted health care providers serving …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

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

Value Transformation Framework Logo

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 …

Uncategorized

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 Care News

Kimberly Chang Recognized for Turning Human Trafficking into a Frontline Health Issue

Since beginning her career as a community doctor, Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, has been driven by the belief that human trafficking should be treated as a public health issue, not a law enforcement matter. Now Harvard University is recognizing Dr. Chang’s achievements in this area by bestowing on her the Emerging Public Health Professional …