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COVID-19’s Financial Punch to Community Health Centers

COVID-19 has launched a devastating blow to the financial health of Community Health Centers, impacting visits, revenue, and employment. Working on the front lines of this pandemic, many health centers have already seen a surge of patients who need COVID-19 screening and treatment. They have pivoted to meet the pandemic in a matter of weeks, converting …

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Ohio Health Center Doctor Sick With COVID-19 Soldiers On

“You still just go on,” she said, “because patients need you,” Dr. Mary Krebs tells Wall Street Journal reporter Jennifer Levitz in an article published today. Dr. Krebs is a family physician at HealthSource of Ohio, one of Ohio’s 56 Community Health Center organizations. Ohio’s Health Centers span about 400 sites and are part of a …

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In These Extraordinary Times

In these extraordinary times, we are all on the frontlines of COVID-19, struggling to be our best selves while scared and worried about the future. That’s what makes the stories of innovation and courage among Community Health Centers so remarkable. They choose the mission. They choose to step into the arena of a global pandemic …

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We Are The Shock Absorbers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our world is a different place now. The COVID-19 pandemic is shutting down normal life as we knew it and Community Health Centers turn their attention to the business of saving lives. We know that everyday heroics won’t be enough. Even so, we acknowledge their courage on the front lines, the difficult choices they are …

Health Center News, Health Center Regulatory Issues

Telehealth Information for Health Centers on the Frontlines of COVID-19

NACHC staffer Michaela Keller contributed to this NACHC Blog post. President Trump signed H.R. 6074, the “Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020,” into law earlier this month, providing emergency supplemental funding in response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. In addition to $100 million in funding for Community Health Centers, the …

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The Health Center Response to COVID-19

Community Health Centers are on the front lines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response and are rapidly preparing for the worst-case scenario. Already NACHC held a beyond capacity webinar for more than 1000 attendees which is available online here and reveals how health centers in the earliest hit areas responded. Health centers report they are tracking …

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COVID-19: How NACHC is Preparing

We’re staying up-to-date to keep Community Health Centers informed. As information about COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, continues to evolve, the National Association of Community Health Centers is regularly communicating with the Coronavirus Response Task Force of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are also collecting information from the field …

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Making the Case for Primary Care Access:”What We Lack is a Strong Signal from Congress”

Greg Nycz, Executive Director of Family Health Center of Marshfield, has devoted his nearly 50-year career to ensuring that people in Wisconsin have access to decent health care,  especially vulnerable rural populations who, by his own description, will face growing barriers to accessing the health services they need for optimal health.  This week he was …

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Update on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19

(Updated March 1, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of the novel corona virus, also known as COVID-19, which has been detected in 60 locations internationally, including the United States. NACHC hosting a webinar, “Prepare Not Panic: COVID-19 CDC Update and the Health Center Response”   …

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

As the month of January comes to a close, we’re thinking about women’s health and the value of preventive screenings and vaccinations. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and a Pap smear screening. According to the most recent data available …