Category: Health Center Advocacy

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

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 …

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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 …

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Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey: Civil Rights Activist and Health Center Pioneer

Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey was a Mississippi native involved in the civil rights movement and the first rural Community Health Center.

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Celebrating Mothers Means Ensuring Access to Care

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create challenging situations across the country, changing the way patients get their care and exacerbating disparities in health care. Unequal access to health care and the wellbeing that comes with it is not new. Policies impacting access to care for marginalized populations result in health disparities–preventable differences in the burden …