NACHC has pushed forward to find a solution for health centers and other true safety-net providers by forming the Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B) with PhRMA, the trade association that represents drug manufacturers. With the partnership of health centers, patient advocates, community organizations, and leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, the plan is to work with Congress to modernize and strengthen the 340B program.
Category: Health Center Advocacy
Our ACE Health Centers: Advocacy Centers of Excellence
An Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) is recognized for creating a culture of advocacy within their organization to ensure policymakers at all levels of government commit to supporting the affordable, equitable, and innovative care that health centers provide.
Day Two of the NACHC P&I: A Focus on Grassroots Advocacy
State delegations of Community Health Center advocates descended on Capitol Hill Thursday to educate lawmakers the value they bring to the U.S. health care system. They traveled to Washington, D.C. from around the country to attend the NACHC P & I. Attendees include clinicians, pharmacists, consumers, nurses, board members in addition to CEOs and anyone …
Senate Hearing on Value of Community Health Centers
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on March 2 focusing on how Community Health Centers save lives and dollars. Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a longtime champion of health centers, underscored in opening remarks that investing in primary care should be a key priority: “Our challenge right now …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
340B Spotlight: El Rio Health Enhancing Quality of Care
El Rio has been able to further expand their services and enhance the quality of care for their patients because of the 340B drug pricing program.
NACHC Joins Call for More Resources to Fight 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 …