Category: Health Center News

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center News

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

Ed. Note: In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling women who have played significant roles in the health center movement. For nearly 30 years, Carmela Castellano-Garcia, Esq., has been committed to advancing equity in health care, with a focus on multicultural issues and vulnerable populations, while also nurturing the next generation of women leaders. …

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Aaron Shirley: Health Care Innovator

Dr. Aaron Shirley

Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to ending the extreme disparities that exist in America in health care and health outcomes due simply to an individual’s race, ethnicity, income, or zip code. His creativity and commitment to improving the health of underserved communities …

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

HHS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace Health Insurance Due to COVID-19

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There’s good news for the jobless and uninsured struggling in the pandemic. President Biden announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to apply and enroll in the coverage they need, given the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

A New Year, A New Fight

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, Community Health Centers confront new challenges and a year that will hopefully look a lot different than the last. With passage of the stimulus package in the closing days of the year, health centers have some resources. President Trump signed into law on December 27, 2020, a massive spending …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

NACHC’s Quality Center Recognized for ‘Leadership and Dedication’ to Eliminate Health Disparities

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NACHC has been a leader in helping health centers transition from a system of care focused on the volume of patients seen (the “fee-for-service” model) to one focused on the value of care provided. Often, the conversation about value-based care has overlooked how practices improve or exacerbate health disparities. One way NACHC has sought to change …

Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News, Uncategorized

Time to Help Patients Get Covered: Open Enrollment Tips

Health centers continue to provide a critical role in providing outreach and enrollment (O&E) assistance to patients and community members seeking affordable health insurance coverage options.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

More Urgent Than Ever: Community Health Centers Must Prepare to Effectively Prevent and Treat Diabetes

A recent Centers for Disease Control report found that almost half of U.S. adults have at least one chronic health condition, such as diabetes, that would put them at risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even before this pandemic raised awareness about the importance of treating and preventing chronic problems, Community Health Centers already understood the urgency.  With …