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We Are The Shock Absorbers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our world is a different place now. The COVID-19 pandemic is shutting down normal life as we knew it and Community Health Centers turn their attention to the business of saving lives. We know that everyday heroics won’t be enough. Even so, we acknowledge their courage on the front lines, the difficult choices they are …

Health Center News, Health Center Regulatory Issues

Telehealth Information for Health Centers on the Frontlines of COVID-19

NACHC staffer Michaela Keller contributed to this NACHC Blog post. President Trump signed H.R. 6074, the “Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020,” into law earlier this month, providing emergency supplemental funding in response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. In addition to $100 million in funding for Community Health Centers, the …

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The Health Center Response to COVID-19

Community Health Centers are on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and are rapidly preparing for the worst-case scenario. Already NACHC held a beyond capacity webinar for more than 1000 attendees which is available online here and reveals how health centers in the earliest hit areas responded. Health centers report they are tracking …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News

Making the Case for Primary Care Access:”What We Lack is a Strong Signal from Congress”

Greg Nycz, Executive Director of Family Health Center of Marshfield, has devoted his nearly 50-year career to ensuring that people in Wisconsin have access to decent health care,  especially vulnerable rural populations who, by his own description, will face growing barriers to accessing the health services they need for optimal health.  This week he was …

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A Miracle in Missouri

In the “Show Me State” of Missouri, a Community Health Center in the city of St. Joseph showed everyone just how to pull off a miracle. With just $42,000 in their budget, and more than just a few skeptics who said there wasn’t enough money or time, the determined staff at Northwest Health Services opened a …

Health Center News, NACHC Events

Celebrating Nurses in 2020

When people ask me what my days were like as a Community Health Center nurse, I don’t have a short answer. Health center nurses often find themselves directly engaged in patient care — triaging, administering medications and immunizations and treating wounds, but also navigating patients via phone, calling pharmacies to troubleshoot medications, attending meetings, and …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center News

2019: Leaving Us Certain about Uncertainty

We turn the page on 2019 and plunge ahead to 2020 with a lot of unfinished work. A key task left unfinished as we approach a new decade is long-term and stable funding for Community Health Centers, now operating under a temporary measure through May 22nd. Even so, health centers are no less supported; indeed, …

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It’s National Rural Health Day

There are still plenty of places in the U.S. where it’s easier to purchase a round bale of hay than health care. Approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population—about 60 million people—live in rural areas, which make up 97 percent of the land area in the United States, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. That’s …

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Faces of the Movement: From Health Center Patient to Health Center Physician

When Toni Zink declared that God told her she was going to be a doctor one day her mother had every reason to be skeptical.  Her daughter was only 4 years old.  But then again, Toni Zink was a determined young lady who never let something as inconsequential as youth get in the way of …

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A Boston Health Center is a Pillar of Support for Veterans

Since Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (HSNHC) first opened its doors in 1969 it has been an invaluable source of primary care for residents of some of the poorest communities in Boston — Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, and the South End area. It has also become a pillar of support for veterans by providing services close …