Category: Health Center Advocacy

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NACHC Leads Advocacy Efforts to Ensure 30 More Years of 340B

Friday, November 4th marks 30 years since Congress passed legislation codifying the 340B Drug Pricing Program in 1992, naming it after a section of the Public Health Service Act. The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created to assist safety-net providers, like Community Health Centers, “to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more …

Health Care News, Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News

At Least 1 in 5 Adults Report Long-COVID Symptoms: Health Centers Respond

Health centers have been seeing patients with long COVID symptoms, but they haven’t gotten strong guidance or resources to manage this condition. Here’s an update on what they and NACHC are doing.

Health Care News, Health Center Advocacy, Social Determinants of Health

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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340B Spotlight: How 340B Savings Supports Innovation at Carolina Health Centers

Without 340B savings, the health center’s many services that expand access to care — like free prescription deliveries — would be in jeopardy of being rolled back or discontinued.

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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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Defending the 340B Program from Every Direction

The 340B Drug Pricing Program has weathered attacks from different health care actors for years. Just months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers launched attacks by refusing to sell 340B-priced drugs to health centers that use contract pharmacies to increase patient access. This combination of manufacturer restrictions, alongside existing discriminatory contracting actions taken …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, NACHC Events

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 …

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A Reflection on Pride and the Health Center Movement

Jim Luisi in rainbow Pride t-shirt

By James Luisi, CEO, North End Waterfront Health, Immediate Past Chair, NACHC Board of Directors. While Pride became a celebration throughout the month of June, it started out as a protest. After New York City police raided the Stonewall Bar, a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community, the patrons, who were mostly drag queens, decided …

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Carmela Castellano-Garcia: Shattering Glass Ceilings in a Fight for Social Justice

Ed. Note: For Women’s History Month, we’re profiling women who have played significant roles in the health center movement. Also view our profiles of Janie Geer, Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston and Jessie Collins Trice. For nearly 30 years, Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq., has been committed to advancing equity in health care, with a focus on multicultural …