Author: Amy Simmons Farber

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Day Two of the NACHC P&I: A Focus on Grassroots Advocacy

State delegations of Community Health Center advocates descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to educate lawmakers the value they bring to the U.S. health care system. They traveled to Washington, D.C. from around the country to attend the NACHC P & I. Attendees include clinicians, pharmacists, consumers, nurses, board members in addition to CEOs and anyone …


Homecoming: The NACHC Policy & Issues Forum is Democracy in Action

Thousands of Community Health Center advocates are finally gathering under one roof in Washington, D.C., for the 2023 NACHC Policy and Issues Forum. No lie — it feels like coming home again. The atmosphere is jubilant, and attendees are excited about making their voices heard. The last in-person NACHC Policy and Issues Forum was held …

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Senate Hearing on Value of Community Health Centers

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on March 2 focusing on how Community Health Centers save lives and dollars. Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a longtime champion of health centers, underscored in opening remarks that investing in primary care should be a key priority: “Our challenge right now …

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A Health Center that Prescribes Food as Medicine

As we prepare to celebrate with friends and family at the Thanksgiving table, we’re mindful of how the food we eat and serve is medicine for the body and soul — essential to our health and well-being. But choosing what is served on our plate can be an overwhelming challenge for many. More than 10 …

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NACHC Joins Call for More Resources to Fight Monkeypox


NACHC has signed on to a letter to Congress led by the National Monkeypox Working Group to support President Biden’s request for $4.5 billion in funding to fight the growing monkeypox (MPV) outbreak epidemic. The request includes a pathway for health centers to receive funding. NACHC is a National Monkeypox Working Group member actively engaging …