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Getting Ready for the Year Ahead: Celebrating and Supporting Health Center Boards

Board meeting

Boards govern health centers and play an important role in establishing a center’s strategic direction in partnership with the CEO, approving key policies, and providing oversight in various areas such as finance and clinical quality.

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The Secret of Community Health Centers? They Deliver Superior Outcomes

By Robert L. Murry, PHD, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer of NextGen Healthcare.  Community Health Centers—U.S. Health Care Done Right With so much talk about how the U.S. health care system is spending more but achieving poorer outcomes, it’s good to know there are some bright spots. Near the top of the list of U.S. healthcare gems are Community Health Centers—otherwise known as …

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Giving Thanks to the 340B Drug Pricing Program Our Patients Rely On

Author: Sue Veer, MBA, president and CEO of Carolina Health Centers and NACHC Board Secretary. Right before Thanksgiving, Community Health Centers across the country held a Zoom Rally and Twitter Storm using the hashtag #340BThankful. During Thanksgiving week, the #340BThankful hashtag was used 305 times and garnered a whopping 120,826 impressions!  Twitter is perhaps the …

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Mobile Health Fuels Up After New Change in Law

Health centers are using mobile units to serve patients in rural and underserved areas, and will get more funding to do so, starting in 2024. By Olivia Lewis, writer for Direct Relief, where this article originally appeared. NACHC and Direct Relief have launched joint editorial initiative to deliver trusted and reliable content about health care. …

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At the Fork of the Stream: The Life of Dr. Robert Smith

A continuation of his civil rights work that started with Medgar Evers’s weekly meetings, Dr. Robert Smith cofounded the first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

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As Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Health Centers Stand Ready

Hurricane Ian

Several Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which provide primary preventative care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, sit in Ian’s projected path. Over 1 million patients are currently in Ian’s path. For many people, FQHCs are their only source of healthcare, except for emergency departments – which is also the case during and after natural disasters.