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The 340B Program Is a Lifeline for Patients with Diabetes

One in 10 Americans have diabetes in the United States, totaling to over 37.3 million people – a staggering statistic. For health care-related costs, patients living with diabetes spend over two times as much compared to non-diabetic patients, or around $9,600 a year. This is where the 340B drug pricing program comes to the rescue. …


Maternal Health Takes Priority at This Detroit Health Center

Note: This story was produced as part of a joint editorial initiative between NACHC and Direct Relief. By Olivia Lewis, Writer, Direct Relief DETROIT, Mich. — Jessica Jackson’s days are filled with back-to-back appointments at the Detroit-based Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc., known as CHASS. The certified nurse midwife works with expecting and …


The Official End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

3 Years, 39 Months, 1,196 Days, 28,703 Hours. That’s how long the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has been in effect. Can you believe it? Over three years ago today the initial COVID-19 PHE provided the first of many flexibilities to health centers to boost their response on the front lines of a new global …

Health Center News, NACHC Events, Uncategorized

The 2023 Migrant Health Awards

NACHC’s Marilynne Mikulich contributed significantly to this article. One of the highlights of the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health is the Migrant Health Awards ceremony. As Paloma Hernandez, NACHC Chair Elect of the Board and CEO of Urban Health Plan in New York, said about this year’s awardees: “In a world that is increasingly beset …


Agricultural Workers and The Health Center Movement

Note: Jennie Mclaurin, MD, MPH, is a Senior Fellow at NACHC. She served the migrant and seasonal farmworker community as an outreach worker, pediatrician, CMO and national expert for over 30 years. This post coincides with the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health which kicks off this week in Seattle, WA. “Tobacco pays my bills,” read …

Health Center Advocacy, Health Center Federal Policy, Health Center Regulatory Issues, Uncategorized

Saving 340B Needs to Happen ASAP

NACHC has pushed forward to find a solution for health centers and other true safety-net providers by forming the Alliance to Save America’s 340B Program (ASAP 340B) with PhRMA, the trade association that represents drug manufacturers. With the partnership of health centers, patient advocates, community organizations, and leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry, the plan is to work with Congress to modernize and strengthen the 340B program.

Social Determinants of Health, Uncategorized

National Minority Health Month: Ensuring Patient Understanding Through Health Literacy Efforts

Yuriko De La Cruz is the Program Manager, Social Drivers of Health, in NACHC’s Population Health Division. This blog originally appeared on the PRAPARE website. This year’s theme for National Minority Health Month is “Better Health through Better Understanding”, which focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of racial and ethnic groups by creating and providing …


How Health Centers Focus on Retaining Their Workforce

Retaining health center staff was a challenge long before the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of staff retention efforts, health center leaders continue to look for ways to improve how they attract, train, recognize, and cultivate care team staff.   One retention strategy employed by Swope Health aligns community needs with clinician areas of interest. For example, …