Tag: Black History

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African American Founders of the Community Health Center Movement

Community Health Centers sprang into existence more than five decades ago as part of a ripple effect of the Civil Rights Movement. Learn about a few of the many influential African American leaders who played major roles in the early days of the health center movement and have dedicated their lives to pursuing equitable health …

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Q&A with Dr. John Hatch, Health Center Pioneer

Dr. John W. Hatch is a nationally known public health leader and pillar of the Community Health Center Movement. His life’s work has focused on creating a more equitable healthcare system for all, especially people marginalized by institutional and systemic racism.

Health Care News, Health Center Advocacy, Social Determinants of Health

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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Jessie Collins Trice: A Visionary in Community and Maternal Health

Jessie Collins Trice, BSN, MPH, was a former Chairperson of NACHC’s Board of Directors and a trailblazer in the Community Health Center Movement.

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A Step Toward Eradicating White Supremacy: Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Lives

Children's Book Covers

This year, as we consider the new ways that we are learning to care for one another, I hope to introduce you to the art that I began collecting to ensure that every child who walked into my home or workplace would see themselves and know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made.

Health Center News, Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Aaron Shirley: Health Care Innovator

Dr. Aaron Shirley

Dr. Aaron Shirley was a health care innovator and civil rights activist who dedicated his life and career to ending the extreme disparities that exist in America in health care and health outcomes due simply to an individual’s race, ethnicity, income, or zip code. His creativity and commitment to improving the health of underserved communities …

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Representative Danny K. Davis: Champion for Community Health Centers

From his role helping to found NACHC to his current position in Congress, Rep. Danny K. Davis has committed his career to creating a nation where all people have access to affordable health care.

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Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey: Civil Rights Activist and Health Center Pioneer

Dr. Lula (L.C.) Dorsey was a civil rights activist and a leading force at the first rural Community Health Center.