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Hill Update: What Health Centers Need to Know

Two key House Committees took action earlier this week on the legislation that signficantly boosts investments for health centers as part of the broader $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act. This is the administration’s social infrastructure plan that we’ve been reading about. NACHC’s Public Policy and Research division is actively monitoring and providing feedback to policymakers …

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Health Centers and Primary Care Associations Receive Historic Navigator Funding Awards

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The federal government has awarded grants to 17 Primary Care Associations and Community Health Centers to help educate and enroll people in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Highlights from 2021 CHI and EXPO

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Taking place 18 months into a national public health emergency, the 2021 hybrid Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO gave participants an opportunity to connect with each other, reflect on lessons we’re learning during the pandemic, and ways to improve operations and enhance care going forward. Keynote Speaker Michael C. Bush explained that building a truly …

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Clinical and Health IT Innovations to be Highlighted at NACHC CHI in Orlando

From HIV preventative services to telehealth innovation to new clinical care models, NACHC will be highlighting the tireless work of Community Health Centers during a difficult year at a series of education sessions at the Community Health Institute (CHI). If you are attending the CHI in-person or virtually, be sure to check out the clinically-focused …

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Why the Climate Crisis Matters for Health Centers and What We Can Do About It

On August 9th, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released part of its latest assessment report. Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless the world immediately institutes rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the next two decades.  Every additional 0.5°C of global warming causes increasing intensity and frequency of heatwaves and heavy precipitation …

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Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire

The surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 could not come at a worse time. A federal moratorium on evictions that’s been in place as a public health measure expires this weekend (July 31)  renewing concerns about how to keep people safe in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings that could facilitate …

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Nurse Leader Shares Five Lessons on Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccination

Lesson One: No Wrong Door Mary’s Center’s vaccination program didn’t have an easy start. Like the community we serve, our team was fearful and struggling in the pandemic. Suddenly, there was a vaccine that offered promise to keep us safe, but people were confused and anxious about it. It fell to us to provide information—but …