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Eastern Kentucky Health Centers Dig Out from Deadly Flooding

Our friends at the Kentucky Primary Care Association (KPCA) recently met with NACHC staff about what they are experiencing after deadly floodwaters ravaged the communities in eastern Kentucky, claiming 38 lives. Interim KPCA Chief Executive Officer Molly Lewis described how exhausted and traumatized health center staff are still responding to the immediate needs of the …


Meeting the Multi-Faceted Needs of Low-Income Patients Demands a New Approach

With the growing awareness of inequities in American society, there is a pressing responsibility for everyone to do their part to address them, including corporations. While many corporations simply make public statements to show their support, BD has gone further by committing resources to invest in addressing the root causes of inequities rather than simply …

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Defending the 340B Program from Every Direction

The 340B Drug Pricing Program has weathered attacks from different health care actors for years. Just months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers launched attacks by refusing to sell 340B-priced drugs to health centers that use contract pharmacies to increase patient access. This combination of manufacturer restrictions, alongside existing discriminatory contracting actions taken …


Treating Trauma at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Note: This story was written by Amarica Rafanelli and originally published on Direct Relief. When the patient arrived in the emergency room, he was distraught. His brother had been killed while migrating through Central America, leaving him to cross the U.S.-Mexico border alone. “He was getting emergency room-level care, but the thing that was eating …


Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and Town of Ahoskie Deliver Wellness on Wheels

By Leslie Wolcott, Director of Communications for Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center Ahoskie, North Carolina is the kind of place where you can invite everyone to an event at No Man’s Land on Main Street and they’ll know what you’re talking about. On Wednesday, July 29, the town of Ahoskie and Roanoke Chowan Community Health …


HIV Testing is Self-Care: Taking the Test is Taking Care of You

Image of man with the words overlayed on the image, "Know your HIV Status. It's the first step to staying healthy."

We need to rethink our approach to HIV, Dr. Dazon Dixon Diallo of SisterLove said during a webinar from the National Museum of Natural History: “There are all kinds of things in our future. Centering sexual health and well-being and pleasure instead of talking about risks. We have got to move away from burdening people …


Health Centers: Get Ready – PrEP is a Game Changer

For many health centers, PrEP, or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a new and yet to be implemented tool for preventing HIV.  It’s actually a game changer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PrEP can prevent HIV infection risk by 90-99% for very high-risk patients when it’s used properly. It’s recommended for men who have …


Clinical Informatics: How IT Clinical Champions Support the Care Team

An IT Clinical Champion can be a physician or a member of the quality improvement team. They work very closely with clinical care teams to improve the clinicians’ user experience with the health center’s Electronic Health Records (EHR).


KFF Survey Offers a Snapshot of Pandemic, Inflation on Health Center Patients

Community Health Centers have been called the “canary in the coal mine” more than once, owing to the fact that the vulnerable patients they serve typically suffer the worst blowback of any public health crisis. A case in point is this new KFF survey, which shows how pandemic and inflationary pressures are generating an increase …