October 15 Deadline Approaches for Advance Child Tax Credit

As you may know, the American Rescue Plan dramatically expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to a maximum of $3,600 per child under 6 and $3,000 per child up to age 17.  The credit is being issued in installments of up to $300 per month. The first checks were distributed automatically by direct deposit beginning …

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New NACHC Senior Leader Brings Renewed Focus on Public Health Priorities

Ben Money, NACHC’s new Senior Vice President for Public Health Priorities, has dedicated almost four decades of his professional life to community health centers and local public health. 


Hill Update: What Health Centers Need to Know

Two key House Committees took action earlier this week on the legislation that significantly boosts investments for health centers as part of the broader $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act. This is the administration’s social infrastructure plan that we’ve been reading about. NACHC’s Public Policy and Research division is actively monitoring and providing feedback to policymakers …

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Health Centers and Primary Care Associations Receive Historic Navigator Funding Awards

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The federal government has awarded grants to 17 Primary Care Associations and Community Health Centers to help educate and enroll people in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

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Highlights from 2021 CHI and EXPO

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Taking place 18 months into a national public health emergency, the 2021 hybrid Community Health Institute (CHI) & EXPO gave participants an opportunity to connect with each other, reflect on lessons we’re learning during the pandemic, and ways to improve operations and enhance care going forward. Keynote Speaker Michael C. Bush explained that building a truly …


Clinical and Health IT Innovations to be Highlighted at NACHC CHI in Orlando

From HIV preventative services to telehealth innovation to new clinical care models, NACHC will be highlighting the tireless work of Community Health Centers during a difficult year at a series of education sessions at the Community Health Institute (CHI). If you are attending the CHI in-person or virtually, be sure to check out the clinically-focused …


Why the Climate Crisis Matters for Health Centers and What We Can Do About It

E. Benjamin Money, Jr., MPH, is Senior Vice President of Public Health Priorities at NACHC. On August 9th, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released part of its latest assessment report. Global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C will be exceeded during the 21st century unless the world immediately institutes rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the next …