Tag: Health Center Movement

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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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CBS Sunday Morning Show Host Jane Pauley, U.S. Rep Davis Keynote CHI General Session

The opening general session at the 2022 CHI & Expo in Chicago featured notable speakers, including Congressman Danny Davis, from the 7th Congressional District of Illinois, and Jane Pauley, host of the CBS Sunday Morning show. Davis started out the session by noting his deep roots in Chicago, “a city of health centers.” He walked …

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Honorees Recognized for Outstanding Service in Agricultural Worker Health

Migrant Health Centers and leaders were honored for their service and commitment to the Community Health Center Movement this week at the Conference for Agricultural Worker Health in Denver, CO. The annual conference is dedicated to the health and well-being of America’s migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and comes as the nation marks the 60th …

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Q&A: Paula Gómez, Brownsville Community Health Center

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NACHC is featuring leaders in the health center movement like Paula S. Gómez, the Executive Director of Brownsville Community Health Center. A Brownsville native, Paula has been actively involved in the Community Health Center movement both locally and nationally since 1974. BCHC serves as both a community and migrant …

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Q&A: Dr. Kimberly Chang, Asian Health Services

In observance of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NACHC is featuring leaders in the health center movement. Kimberly S.G. Chang, MD, MPH, is a NACHC Board Member and a Family Physician and Director of Human Trafficking and Health Care Policy at Asian Health Services, a Community Health Center in Oakland, California. Also, view our Q&A with Teresita …

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The NACHC CHI Kicks Off in Chicago

The 2019 NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO is underway in Chicago, with more than 2,700 health center leaders from around the country gathered under one roof (media advisory).  “Leadership, Collaboration, Innovation: Shaping the Future of Health Center Delivery,” is the theme of this year’s conference, which is chock full of education sessions and …

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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this special day of remembrance for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we find ourselves also thinking about how Community Health Centers came into existence as part of a “ripple effect” from the Civil Rights Movement.  A group of civil rights activists descended upon rural Mississippi to register voters as part Freedom Summer.  What they …