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Acknowledgement and Action: How Lowell Community Health Center Is Tackling Racism

By Sheila Och, Chief Engagement & Equity Officer; Clare Gunther, Chief Advancement & Communications Officer. Lowell’s employee Equity Advisory Committee also reviewed this blog. To mark our 50th anniversary two years ago, Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) installed a timeline in the lobby of our building, a renovated textile mill building in downtown Lowell, …

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All Roads Lead to Equity: CMS Innovation Center Partners with Health Centers for Value-Based Care

By Jerin Philip and Ryan Smith, NACHC staff Recently the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) invited NACHC to speak on recruiting health centers in value-based care (VBC) models. After announcing a new initiative to advance health equity, CMMI kicked off the expert panel with NACHC’s SVP of Public Health Priorities, Ben Money, who described the unique …

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Why Protecting 340B Matters

The 340B Drug Pricing Program makes it possible for Community Health Center patients to afford life-saving medications and is an an essential source of support for health centers to stretch increasingly scarce federal resources and reinvest in patient care. Over the course of the past few years, while health centers have been fighting COVID-19, the program …

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Introducing a New Model Protocol for Health Centers to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Exploitation

How can health centers make sure we are reaching the patients affected by IPV and exploitation?

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October 15 Deadline Approaches for Advance Child Tax Credit

As you may know, the American Rescue Plan dramatically expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to a maximum of $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 per child up to age 17.  The credit is being issued in installments of up to $300 per month. The first checks were distributed automatically by direct deposit beginning …

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New NACHC Senior Leader Brings Renewed Focus on Public Health Priorities

Ben Money, NACHC’s new Senior Vice President for Public Health Priorities, has dedicated almost four decades of his professional life to community health centers and local public health. 

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Nurse Leader Shares Five Lessons on Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccination

Lesson One: No Wrong Door Mary’s Center’s vaccination program didn’t have an easy start. Like the community we serve, our team was fearful and struggling in the pandemic. Suddenly, there was a vaccine that offered promise to keep us safe, but people were confused and anxious about it. It fell to us to provide information—but …

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What Makes a Health Center Clinic Welcoming for LGBTQIA+ Patients?

Physician Assistant with patient

This experience of a welcoming and inclusive health care provider isn’t unusual. It’s happening at health centers all over the country. Here’s what they are doing.