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Giving Thanks to the 340B Drug Pricing Program Our Patients Rely On

Author: Sue Veer, MBA, president and CEO of Carolina Health Centers and NACHC Board Secretary. Right before Thanksgiving, Community Health Centers across the country held a Zoom Rally and Twitter Storm using the hashtag #340BThankful. During Thanksgiving week, the #340BThankful hashtag was used 305 times and garnered a whopping 120,826 impressions!  Twitter is perhaps the …

Health Center News, Uncategorized

Healthcare Apprenticeship and Training Program in Washington State Expands

The In-REACH program is rooted in the values of health centers, centering whole-person, preventive care that is available to all.

Health Center News, Uncategorized

A Community Health Center Brings New Life to an Old Church

It was a bold idea: instead of building a new site from the ground up why not start from the steeple down? That’s exactly what happened when Community Health Centers of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City seized on a former Methodist Church as a new medical home. Now called the Perry Klaassen Family Medical Center the …

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Providing Care to Veterans

On this Veterans Day we reflect on our obligations to the veterans who served our country.  In doing so we also note that it’s important to honor veterans every single day and not just one and provide them with timely and compassionate care once they come home. Community Health Centers take that job seriously, which …

Health Care News, Health Center Federal Policy, Uncategorized

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 …

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Mobile Health Fuels Up After New Change in Law

Health centers are using mobile units to serve patients in rural and underserved areas, and will get more funding to do so, starting in 2024. By Olivia Lewis, writer for Direct Relief, where this article originally appeared. NACHC and Direct Relief have launched joint editorial initiative to deliver trusted and reliable content about health care. …

Health Center Advocacy, Uncategorized

NACHC Leads Advocacy Efforts to Ensure 30 More Years of 340B

Friday, November 4th marks 30 years since Congress passed legislation codifying the 340B Drug Pricing Program in 1992, naming it after a section of the Public Health Service Act. The 340B Drug Pricing Program was created to assist safety-net providers, like Community Health Centers, “to stretch scarce Federal resources as far as possible, reaching more …

Health Care News, Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

Strong Triage and Planning Necessary to Support Patients with Monkeypox 

Man treated by nurse

Staff in Community Health Centers (also called federally qualified health centers/FQHCs) are often the first line of defense to protect people from an outbreak. Protection, of course, starts with a strong triage system and a workplan to speed access to treatment.