Author: Amy Simmons Farber

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KFF Survey Offers a Snapshot of Pandemic, Inflation on Health Center Patients

Community Health Centers have been called the “canary in the coal mine” more than once, owing to the fact that the vulnerable patients they serve typically suffer the worst blowback of any public health crisis. A case in point is this new KFF survey, which shows how pandemic and inflationary pressures are generating an increase …

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NACHC Raises Concerns About Funding Uncertainty in Pandemic Fight

Community Health Centers recently marked the one year milestone of vaccinating and protecting populations from COVID. With now 21 million vaccines administered, and a documented success of fewer deaths and infections in places where there is a health center, another challenge looms: financial uncertainty. With pandemic federal funding winding down, NACHC is tracking how health …

Health Center Federal Policy, NACHC Events, Uncategorized

Speakers Offer Insights, Gratitude and Inspiration at the 2022 P & I Forum

One of the unexpected bonuses of the NACHC P & I is that is that it gives health center advocates a bit of a strategy reset as they gather and connect, share greetings over the chat and reflect beyond the struggles of day. The second day of P&I focused on prepping advocates in a Policy …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, NACHC Events

NACHC Kicks Off Virtual Policy & Issues Forum

This week hundreds of health center leaders from around the country are gathering virtually to assess the health care policy landscape. Usually the NACHC P & I is an in-person conference that takes place in the nation’s capitol. This year, however, COVID had other plans. Still, this socially distanced conference has attracted a slate of …

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Reflecting on Equity on World AIDS Day

Every year the global community marks World AIDS day on December 1. It’s a painful reminder that sometimes there are no endings when it comes to fighting disease and protecting humanity. There are 38 million people living with HIV around the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While new HIV diagnoses …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Leveraging Partnerships to Fight COVID: Neighborhood Health

In the newest episode of our podcast, Health Centers on the Front Lines, we hear from Basim Khan, MD, Executive Director of Neighborhood Health, to get a sense of how he’s shifting his focus to ensure more underserved people are protected from the pandemic.

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

Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

The surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 could not come at a worse time. A federal moratorium on evictions that’s been in place as a public health measure expires this weekend (July 31)  renewing concerns about how to keep people safe in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings that could facilitate …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

COVID’s Ravage Through Rural Georgia

The Delta Variant of the COVID-19 virus is generating a spike in infection rates and deaths across many states, a trend that the Centers for Disease Control is calling a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.” With one of the lowest vaccination rates nationwide, Georgia is especially vulnerable. That brings us to Albany Area Primary Health Care …