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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 …

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At Least 1 in 5 Adults Report Long-COVID Symptoms: Health Centers Respond

Health centers have been seeing patients with long COVID symptoms, but they haven’t gotten strong guidance or resources to manage this condition. Here’s an update on what they and NACHC are doing.

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At the Fork of the Stream: The Life of Dr. Robert Smith

A continuation of his civil rights work that started with Medgar Evers’s weekly meetings, Dr. Robert Smith cofounded the first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.

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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.  

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340B Spotlight: How 340B Savings Supports Innovation at Carolina Health Centers

Without 340B savings, the health center’s many services that expand access to care — like free prescription deliveries — would be in jeopardy of being rolled back or discontinued.

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As Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall, Florida Health Centers Stand Ready

Hurricane Ian

Several Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which provide primary preventative care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay, sit in Ian’s projected path. Over 1 million patients are currently in Ian’s path. For many people, FQHCs are their only source of healthcare, except for emergency departments – which is also the case during and after natural disasters.