Author: Marisol Murphy Ballantyne

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Storytelling The Mission: A Necessity for Nonprofits

Our guest blog post today is by Rich Napolitano, Senior Vice President, External Relations/Chief Marketing & Development Officer, at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.  This post was originally published on LinkedIn.  I recently attended a conference of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in Washington, DC.  During the annual conference in our nation’s capital, a lot …

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A Baltimore Health Center Gets The Spotlight

Congratulations are in order for Baltimore Medical System (BMS). The largest federally qualified health center in Maryland was named a high performing practice by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As a high performing practice BMS will now also join CMS’ Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) national expert panel. As a national expert …

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Honoring Health Centers’ Work to Prevent Heart Disease

Guest post by Ellen Robinson, NACHC Director, Information Resources and Outreach Clinical Affairs  While health centers work to improve heart health 12 months of the year, February’s American Heart Month allows us to highlight the work that NACHC is doing in support of the Million Hearts® initiative.  Million Hearts®, co-led by the Centers for Disease Control …

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Provider Week of Action

This week marks the 2016 Provider and Hospital Week of Action. The campaign aims to give a final push to providers on the front lines of healthcare to sign up consumers for health insurance coverage. Led by Enroll America, advocates for healthcare coverage are hoping events across the country will remind people who have yet to sign up for coverage …

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A Yeah Of Headlines In Review

Community Health Centers marked their 50th Anniversary during 2015 in a communications campaign that celebrated their rich history as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty – as well as their challenged future. NACHC was able to create an historic timeline that retraces the remarkable evolution of health centers over the course of five …

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NACHC Staff Shares Holiday Spirit

The staff at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) had the opportunity to play Santa this week. NACHC’s Community Service Committee (CSC) collaborated with local, non-profit organization Building Hope, Inc. to adopt and fulfil the holiday wish lists of over 20 families. Just one of the few charities the NACHC CSC looks forward to …

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Human Trafficking Under the Spotlight on Capitol Hill

Community Health Center physician Kimberly Chang, MD, from Asian Health Services in California recently visited Capitol Hill to provide testimony on identifying and rescuing human trafficking victims. Speaking to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Dr. Chang highlighted how health centers’ provision of culturally competent care make them essential to the care and identification …

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Serving Rural Communities

On National Rural Health Day we join others in celebrating the rural communities that are served by so many Community Health Centers while also raising awareness about the unique challenges rural communities face in accessing healthcare. According to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) 57 million people, 1 in 5 Americans, live in rural communities. Rural …