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Meeting the Multi-Faceted Needs of Low-Income Patients Demands a New Approach

With the growing awareness of inequities in American society, there is a pressing responsibility for everyone to do their part to address them, including corporations. While many corporations simply make public statements to show their support, BD has gone further by committing resources to invest in addressing the root causes of inequities rather than simply …


Treating Trauma at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Note: This story was written by Amarica Rafanelli and originally published on Direct Relief. When the patient arrived in the emergency room, he was distraught. His brother had been killed while migrating through Central America, leaving him to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. “He was getting emergency room-level care, but the thing that was eating …


Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Town of Ahoskie Deliver Wellness on Wheels

By Leslie Wolcott, Director of Communications for Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center Ahoskie, North Carolina is the kind of place where you can invite everyone to an event at No Man’s Land on Main Street and they’ll know what you’re talking about. On Wednesday, July 29, the town of Ahoskie and Roanoke Chowan Community Health …


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, …


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?