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Honorees Recognized for Outstanding Service in Agricultural Worker Health

Migrant Health Centers and leaders were honored for their service and commitment to the Community Health Center Movement this week at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health in Denver, CO. The annual conference is dedicated to the health and well-being of America’s migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and comes as the nation marks the 60th …

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Mobile Units: Helping to (Re)Build Trust for People Experiencing Homelessness

This post is part of NACHC’s Innovation Blog Series. This series is hosted monthly by our Center for Community Health Innovation. Community Health Centers many times function as more than a care provider, they are a connector and anchor in their communities. Before joining NACHC, my training ground in Community Health Centers was at Unity Health Care …

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Agile Scrum Framework 101: Driving Change by Improving Process

Project management flow chart graphic

by Camila Silva and Efe Omadevuae This post is the second in NACHC’s Innovation Blog Series. This series is hosted monthly by our Center for Community Health Innovation. If you are trying to implement a new idea or look at better ways to manage your existing work, you might utilize or consider several project management …

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Health Centers and the Looming Medicaid Cliff

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people enrolled in Medicaid has increased by nearly 20%, with close to 85 million people currently enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. However, approximately 16 million people – including nearly 7 million children – are expected to lose coverage once the various coverage protections, established by Congress ultimately …

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Acknowledgement and Action: How Lowell Community Health Center Is Tackling Racism

By Sheila Och, Chief Engagement & Equity Officer; Clare Gunther, Chief Advancement & Communications Officer. Lowell’s employee Equity Advisory Committee also reviewed this blog. To mark our 50th anniversary two years ago, Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) installed a timeline in the lobby of our building, a renovated textile mill building in downtown Lowell, …

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NACHC Raises Concerns About Funding Uncertainty in Pandemic Fight

Community Health Centers recently marked the one year milestone of vaccinating and protecting populations from COVID. With now 21 million vaccines administered, and a documented success of fewer deaths and infections in places where there is a health center, another challenge looms: financial uncertainty. With pandemic federal funding winding down, NACHC is tracking how health …

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Expanding Oral Health Care with Dental Therapists

With more than 61 million people living in areas of the United States designated as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (Dental HPSAs), it’s important to shine a light on an emerging dental care team provider that is helping community health centers expand access to dental care, the dental therapist. Oral Health in America (NIH 2021) provided …

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All Roads Lead to Equity: CMS Innovation Center Partners with Health Centers for Value-Based Care

By Jerin Philip and Ryan Smith, NACHC staff Recently the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) invited NACHC to speak on recruiting health centers in value-based care (VBC) models. After announcing a new initiative to advance health equity, CMMI kicked off the expert panel with NACHC’s SVP of Public Health Priorities, Ben Money, who described the unique …