Author: Amy Simmons Farber

Health Care News

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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Providing Care to Veterans

On this Veterans Day we reflect on our obligations to the veterans who served our country.  In doing so we also note that it’s important to honor veterans every single day and not just one and provide them with timely and compassionate care once they come home. Community Health Centers take that job seriously, which …

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NACHC Joins Call for More Resources to Fight Monkeypox

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 …

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Eastern Kentucky Health Centers Dig Out from Deadly Flooding

Our friends at the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) recently met with NACHC staff about what they are experiencing after deadly floodwaters ravaged the communities in eastern Kentucky, claiming 38 lives. Interim KPCA Chief Executive Officer Molly Lewis described how exhausted and traumatized health center staff are still responding to the immediate needs of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …