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 Federal Policy
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 …
What the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Means for Health Centers
In this article, we break down how these changes will affect health centers and patients.
A Winter Boost for Vaccinations and Health Centers
The expanded COVID funding allows health centers to continue efforts to form new or strengthen current on-the-ground partnerships with other entities to build vaccine trust and vaccine adherence.
Congress Studies Climate Change, Impacts on Health Centers
By Mallika Yadwad, Program Associate, Federal and State Policy, and Jessica Hinshaw, Program Manager of Public Health Priorities, NACHC. As world leaders gather in Egypt to discuss the threat of climate change, U.S lawmakers are also investigating how the changing climate is affecting people here. Lawmakers on the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Speakers Offer Insights, Gratitude and Inspiration at the 2022 P & I Forum
One of the unexpected bonuses of the NACHC P & I is that is that it gives health center advocates a bit of a strategy reset as they gather and connect, share greetings over the chat and reflect beyond the struggles of day. The second day of P&I focused on prepping advocates in a Policy …