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Category: Health Center News
Oral Health for High-Risk Populations
Without the capacity to serve all health center patients, dental care teams often prioritize care.
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 …
The Future of Integrated Mental Health Care
Access to mental health care is unfortunately limited due to the mental health clinician shortage, limited mental health access parity, fragmented mental health access, and social stigma. Innovations with urgent care and health centers have helped patients access a mental health provider in real time, with no referrals, no waitlists, and no appointments.
Oral Health Is Overall Health: Salud Family Health and Petaluma Health Center
As integrated health care experts, Community Health Centers are leading the way in dental-medical provider collaborations to improve patient health outcomes.
340B Savings Allows Thundermist Health to Better Meet Growing Community Needs
The flexibility that allows health centers to freely allocate 340B savings is integral to the spirit of the program.
Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston: Physician, Scientist, Public Health Crusader
Dr. Marilyn H. Gaston learned about inequities in health care early in life. She went on to become a pediatrician, researcher, and to hold leadership positions including Assistant Surgeon General and Rear Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Book Spotlight: Peace & Health Chronicles Health Center Origins
A new book by Charles Barber, vibrantly describes how, without money or training, Masselli faced down opposition to start a health center.
African American Founders of the Community Health Center Movement
Community Health Centers sprang into existence more than five decades ago as part of a ripple effect of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about a few of the many influential African American leaders who played major roles in the early days of the health center movement and have dedicated their lives to pursuing equitable health …