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Coastal Family Health Center Making Strides to Combat Diabetes and Obesity

As one of the key participants of the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (NDORI), Coas

Deadline for Program Year 2016 EHR attestation submission will be April 30, 2017

The Mississippi State Level Registry (MS SLR) our state’s EHR Provider Incentive Program Attes

Mississippi Community Health Centers Visit Capitol Hill to Promote Value

Recently, over sixty patients, Board Members, executives and staff from Mississippi's 20 Community H

2017 MPHCA 30th Annual Conference

Join us for MPHCA's 30th Annual Conference as we celebrate the past 30 years, focus on the present

Up to $110 Million in Grants for Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

SAMHSA is accepting applications for Promoting Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Car

Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center Moves to New Facility

Fayette MS - Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand open

70x2020 Initiative Asks Adults to #getscreened4dak

What do MPHCA and Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys and Mississippi State Football fame have in com

MPHCA Releases 2016 Annual Report

The staff at Mississippi Primary Health Care Association are pleased to announce the release of the

UPDATE: Jackson Water Outage Upcoming; Emergency Declared

Map: Affected Areas of Jackson by Zipcode Map: Areas Affected Water Pressure - Jackson   Major

Kaiser Family Foundation on Medicaid Block Grants

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a document on 5 Key Questions about Medicaid Block Grants

Mississippi Spring Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 20-24, 2017

Are you ready for severe weather?  Each year the National Weather Service here in Mississippi f

340B- Mandatory Recertification Runs January 25-February 22, 2017

Health Centers that are currently enrolled in the 340B Program must annually recertify that they are

Initial 340B Covered Entity Attestation Enrollment Form Due March 1, 2017

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid released a letter February 1, 2017 to all Medicaid Providers. R

NHSC Loan Repayment Program - Applications Due April 6, 2017

Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay

MPHCA Releases 2016 MQHC Program Report

Mississippi Primary Health Care Association has released the 2016 Mississippi Qualified Health Cente

Central Mississippi Health Services Physician Honored by State Lawmakers

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Known as a champion of human rights and healthcare, a Miss

Pharmacy Instructions Altered for Tornado-Affected Areas - MS Division of Medicaid

Following severe weather and tornadoes that hit Mississippi this past weekend, Gov. Phil Bryant

Coastal Family Health Center, Inc. and Greene Area Medical Extenders, Inc. Merge

(BILOXI, MS) – Coastal Family Health Center, Inc. and Greene Area Medical Extenders, Inc. 

ICD-10 Glitch Leads CMS to Relax Physician Quality Penalties

Modern Healthcare - Due to updates that went into use Oct. 1, 2016, to the ICD-CM (Clinical Mod

Transforming Health Care Delivery through the CMS Innovation Center: Better Care, Healthier People,

CMS Blog Post: By Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator We have made great progr

Late Breaking News on Meaningful Use

All returning Meaningful Use Participants (MU yrs 2- 4) will be able to submit an EHR Attestation fo

MSDH Announces New MQHC Advisory Council Members

MPHCA would like to congratulate the new appointees to the MQHC Advisory Council. Ms. Christina Nunn

MACRA Updates - FQHCs Exempt from MIPS

MACRA means different things to various types of healthcare providers, such as critical access hospi

Extended opportunity for Jan 1 coverage: Sign up by December 19

Because of extraordinary demand at HealthCare.gov and our Marketplace Call Center, we’re exten

HRSA Releases Proposed Uniform Data System Changes for Calendar Year 2017

HRSA released Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2017-01 that provides an overview of proposed changes

Key Wins for Health Centers in Passage of 21st Century Cures Act - UPDATE! Passed the Senate

UPDATE: Senate passed the bill 96-4 on December 7, 2016 - Headed the the President who is expected t

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

CMS has announced that providers and suppliers affected by this rule for Emergency Preparedness Requ

DOL's Overtime Rule Blocked Nationwide By Texas Judge

Law360, New York (November 22, 2016, 6:02 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday entered a nati

Family Health Care Clinic Earns Level 3 Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Family Health Care Clinic o

Mantachie Rural Health Care, Inc. Recognized as Level 3 PCMH

Since 1957 the friendly and dedicated staff at Mantachie Rural Health Care, Inc. has provided p

Coastal Family Health Center Gulfport Pharmacy Grand Opening

Coastal Family Health Center announces the grand opening of the new CFHC Gulfport Pharmacy with a Ri

7 Tips to Help Avoid Costly Health Plan Enrollment Updates

Kaiser Health News - With the annual sign-up period for plans on the health law’s marketp

Family Health Center, Inc. Opened New Waynesboro Location

On October 28, 2016 Family Health Center opened its newest location in Waynesboro, MS. The new site

MS-CHC 65x65 Obesity Challenge on Mission Nutrition with Rebecca Turner

John Lunardini, Dir. of Communications and Business Development at MPHCA joined Rebecca Turner on he

Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Oral Health FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), Office of Oral Health (OOH) is seeking applic

Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Americans can sign up for affordable health plan that meet their needs and their budgets at HealthCa

MPHCA's Dr. Fuqua Recognized by STTI

INSPIRING MEMBER STORIES Sonja R. Fuqua PHD, RN There is a common thread running

CMS’ ICD 10 Flexibility Period Ended Oct. 1, 2016. Medicare Claims Require Greater Specificity

CMS’ ICD 10 Flexibility (Grace) Period Ended October 1, 2016.  Medicare claims will now r

Landmark Study Confirms Medicaid Cost-Savings at Health Centers 24% Lower

September 23, 2016 - JACKSON, Miss. – A new study confirms significant Medicaid cost-savings a

CMS Announces MACRA Rule

Pink Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Coastal Family Health Center

PINK RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY  OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m CFHC BILOXI, 715A DIVISION STREET B

USDA Launches Relending Program to Reduce Rural Poverty Nationwide

On October 13, 2016, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center in Fayette, MS along with USDA Rural Deve

Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure Installs New Leader

From Mississippi Business Journal: Medical board director sets new course for agency. Tran

Medicaid’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0013 FQHC Scope of Service Approved by CMS

The Division of Medicaid’s State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0013 Federally Qualified Health Cente

CMS - Measure Specifications and Justification for Quality Measures - Public Comment Solicitation -

HHS awards all twenty-one Mississippi Community Health Centers (MS-CHCs) a total of $2.6 million to

September 16, 2016 - JACKSON, Miss. – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burw

Section 1557: Ensuring Meaningful Access for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency Ruling

Section 1557 is the civil rights provision of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Section 1557 prohibit

MPHCA Updates from NACHC 340B Policy Call

Staff at MPHCA participated in NACHC's 340B policy update this week. We are making available the doc

Are you an Essential Community Provider? Are you on the List?

CMS has released its draft 2018 Essential Community Provider list, the list used by Qualif

Stakeholders Report that Mississippi Community Health Centers Make Great Partners

MPHCA has released a report on external stakeholders perceptions of Mississippi Community Health Cen

Central MS Health Services Becomes a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education

Jackson, MS — Central Mississippi Health Services, Inc., was recently named an accredited diab

Draft Health Center Program Compliance Manual Released

The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has released a draft Health Center Program (HCP) Compliance

AUTO-HPSA Scoring May Impact Member Health Centers

HRSA recently hosted a webinar on Improving Transparency in Auto-HPSA Scoring . You can find mo

HHS Awards HCCN Funds for Mississippi Health Safe Net

  Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced more than $36 million i

​Join the NHCW Thunderclap!

Reminder: Join the NHCW Thunderclap Campaign to share a single support message for NHCW

Coastal Family Health Center Achieves NCQA PCMH Level 3 Recognition

Coastal Family Health Center efforts to provide higher quality health care at lower cost while impro

HRSA Issues Service Area Competition Application (SAC) Due Date Table

The initial Service Area Competition guidance was issued last week. A table including application du

DELTA HEALTH CENTER - A PERFECT SCORE – 1 OF 3 OUT OF 10,000

Delta Health Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that on April 28, 2016, we were surveyed by th

NIH Awards Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center to Launch Precision Medicine Initiative

NIH awards $55 million to build million-person precision medicine study. Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive

FY16 Delivery System Health Information Investment (DSHII) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

This announcement details the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Delivery System Health Information Investment (D

HRSA Announces Mississippi Oral Health Grant Awards

Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 millio

Primary Care Physicians Primed To Help Patients Be More Active

Science Daily reports: Exercise plays a crucial role in being healthy and preventing diseas

Proposed Changes to the Payment Error Rate Measurement and Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control

On June 20, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed

​Addressing Social Determinants of Health via USDA’s Federal Food Assistance Resources

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is asking healthcare professionals when, in your routine ass

UnitedHealthcare to Exit Mississippi Federal Health Insurance Exchange

UnitedHealthcare recently announced it will exit Mississippi’s Health Insurance Exchange, also known

How CMS-funded Transformation Networks Improve EHR Data and Care Delivery

When caregivers and healthcare executives combine clinical data analytics with care process improvem

Dept. of Labor Issues Final Rule on New Overtime Regulations

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of

Federal Update - Two New CMS Documents Affect FQHCs

A final rule updating regulations governing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations. Key points inclu

Cybersecurity Special Report: Ransomware Will Get Worse

Healthcare IT News reports: When it comes to digital security, healthcare provider organization

Nutritionist at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center to Receive Leadership Award

Kathy Dugas, WIC nutritionist at Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center has been selected to rece

HHS Awards over $260 Million to Health Centers Nationwide to Build and Renovate Facilities to Serve

Today, HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced over $260 million in funding to 290 health centers

Early Highlights of CMS’s Final Managed Care Rule for Medicaid and CHIP

Early Highlights of CMS’s Final Managed Care Rule for Medicaid and CHIP By Tamara Kram

CMS Announces 85% Medical-Loss Ratio in Final Managed Medicaid Rule

The CMS has finalized a long-awaited rule that will overhaul managed Medicaid, which has not been up

House Appropriations Committee Releases LHHS Allocation For FY17

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee moved forward with the formal process of considering

Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2016-03: Calendar Year 2017 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act

Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2016-03: Calendar Year 2017 Requirements for Federal Tort Claims Act

Training & Resources for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in our Training & Events

NEW!! Training & Resources for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in our Training &a

House Appropriations Committee Releases LHHS Allocation For FY17

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee moved forward with the formal process of considering

HRSA –Reopening Comment Period for 340 Civil Monetary Penalties and Ceiling Price NPRM

HRSA is reopening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled “340B Drug

Medicaid State Plan Amendment (SPA) 16-0013 FQHCs Scope of Service - May 1, 2016

Purpose of the Amendment: To clarify the definition of a change in scope of service and the procedur

New CMS primary-care payment model would affect 20K doctors

The CMS wants to pay practices a monthly fee to manage care for as many as 25 million patients i

ACCESS Family Health Receives Local Susan G. Komen Grant

TUPELO – The Komen North Mississippi affiliate passed the baton Tuesday, connecting Race for the Cur

PAL 2016-02: Approved Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes for Calendar Year 2016

BPHC released PAL 2016-02, which outlines approved changes for the 2016 UDS to be reported by Health

​Health IT News: US, Canada Issue Joint Ransom-ware Alert, Discourage Paying Cyber Attackers

Warning comes on the heels of recent ransomware onslaughts on hospitals, businesses and private

2016 PQRS Educational Materials Available

2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) educational materials are available: Implementa

​New County Health Rankings Released

New County Health Rankings Released. Click HERE for more. 

CMS Releases Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

The CMS Office of Minority Health has designed an interactive map, the Mapping Medicare Disparities

New FY 2016 Audit Findings for 340B Program – Help for Members

 Program Integrity: FY16 Audit Results. More information at HRSA website HERE

RWJ Foundation Announces Call for Proposals - April 1 Deadline

Call for Proposals: Accelerating Value-Based Payment and Care Delivery in the Health Care Safety Net

Second Case of Zika Hits Mississippi

NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss.- A second case of the Zika Virus has been diagnosed in Mississippi. newsMS. st

Policy & Issues Forum (Pictures and Takeaways)

MPHCA and CHCs across Mississippi participated in a successful and informative NACHC Policy &am

Congressman Hal Rogers Preservation of the 340B Drug Discount Program

LOS ANGELES--AIDS Healthcare Foundation espouses the statement made by House Appropriations Committe

SPRINGBOARD TO OPPORTUNITIES HIGHLIGHTS PARTNERSHIP WITH JACKSON-HINDS COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER

Springboard To Opportunities connects families living in affordable housing with resources and progr

CMS Issues FAQs on Chronic Care Management Payment

As of January 1, 2016, health centers are eligible to provide and be reimbursed for providing chroni

EHR Incentive Program Exclusions for Low Broadband Speeds

EHR Incentive Program Exclusions for Low Broadband Speeds. "CMS offers exclusions and hardship ex

HRSA-16-019 Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program

Apply at Grants.gov by March 04

CMS ACO Spotlight Newsletter Feb. 10, 2016

The latest issue of CMS Shared Savings Program ACO Spotlight Newsletter is out. You can view the Feb

CFAHC and NACHC Tweets About Dr. Helen Barnes

CFAHC and NACHC tweets a clip of Dr. Helen Barnes the first African American female physician in Mis

CMS Extends Comment Period on Quality Reporting - EHR

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator announced

The Big Data Difference: Value-based Purchasing

Under the Affordable Care Act, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the

Meaningful Use Updates

All Mississippi Eligible Providers will be able to attest to Meaningful Use under the new CMS rule &

Important NHSC Application Dates posted in Resources - Workforce Development

National Health Services Corps has released important Application Cycle Dates for 2016. You can find

MPHCA - In the News!

Dr. Sonja Fuqua, Director of Clinical Quality, participated in a 70x2020 Colorectal Cancer Initiativ

Medicaid Announcement for MS Licensed Professional Counselors

Medicaid has announced that beginning January 1, 2016, Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors

Winter Storm Advisory - January 22, 2016

Stay Winter Weather Prepared! The Mississippi Department of Health offers a guide on staying safe an

MPHCA 29th Annual Conference - Save the Date

It's time to Save the Date for MPHCA’s 29th Annual Conference – June 15 – 17,

Press Release: NACHC Blog Post: The Value of Health Centers

Wed, 02 Dec 2015: "Health centers have become an important pathway out of poverty for many patients

Delta Health Center Receives "New Access Point" Federal Grant to Open 3 New Clinics

Delta Health Center Receives "New Access Point" Federal Grant to Open 3 New Clinics.  Read More

Press Release: NACHC Blog Post: Reflections on World AIDS Day

Tue, 01 Dec 2015: Read more on the Health Center News & Happenings Blog.  Read More»

Press Release: Choice Act Lets Veterans Get Comprehensive Care at Community Health Centers

Sat, 21 Nov 2015: Op-Ed by NACHC President and CEO Tom Van Coverden in Modern Healthcare Magazine. &

Alert: Veterans Gain Access to Care and Jobs at Health Centers

Wed, 11 Nov 2015: Community Health Centers continue to make strides in serving America?s Veterans by

Mississippi Primary Health Care Association Welcomes Janice Sherman as Chief Executive Officer

Mississippi Primary Health Care Association Welcomes Janice Sherman as Chief Executive Officer The

Alert: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Releases Meaningful Use Final Rules

Alert: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Releases Meaningful Use Final Rules Posted: 14 Oct 2015 10

HHS Awards More Than $240 Million to Expand the Primary Care Workforce and Connect Health Care Profe

HHS Awards More Than $240 Million to Expand the Primary Care Workforce and Connect Health Care Profe

HHS Announces nearly $500 million in grants to Community Health Centers to Expand Primary Care

Tue, 15 Sep 2015: Funds will expand services to more patients and increase service capacity.  R

Mississippi Community Health Centers to Host a Variety of Community Health Fairs and Events in Celeb

Mississippi Community Health Centers to Host a Variety of Community Health Fairs and Events in Celeb

Press Release: During National Health Center Week HHS Announces New Access Point Funding

Tue, 11 Aug 2015: $169 million for 266 new health center sites announced by Health and Human Servic

Press Release: National Health Center Week Kicks Off In Communities Across the Country

Mon, 10 Aug 2015: Celebration comes as new data show number of health center patients continues to g

Mississippi Community Health Centers to Host a Variety of Community Health Fairs and Events in Celeb

Mississippi Community Health Centers to Host a Variety of Community Health Fairs and Events in Celeb

Press Release: Countdown to National Health Center Week 2015 Begins

  Mon, 03 Aug 2015: National campaign celebrating 50 yea

Press Release: NACHC Joins Bipartisan Leaders to Show Their Support of Medicaid on its 50th Annivers

Thu, 30 Jul 2015: NACHC is one of 191 Signers, Along With The Partnership for Medicaid, Celebrating

Press Release: NACHC Statement Regarding New HHS Appointments

Mon, 13 Jul 2015: In response to the appointment of Dr. Mary Wakefield as Deputy Secretary and Andre

Press Release: NACHC Statement Regarding the Supreme Court Decision on King V. Burwell

Thu, 25 Jun 2015: Ruling is a victory for Americans and especially for those who depend on health ce

Press Release: Senators Press HHS to Release Health Center Funding

Mon, 22 Jun 2015: Bipartisan Letter Issued Amid Growing Demand for Affordable Care at Health Centers

Press Release: NACHC Statement on House Passage of H.R. 2

Bipartisan legislation makes crucial investments in Community Health Centers.    Read More

Press Release: NACHC Statement on Bipartisan House SGR Legislation

"America's Health Centers stand firmly with House leaders today in support of this proposal." 

BREAKING: House, Senate leaders unveil permanent 'doc fix' bills

Congressional leaders have announced a bipartisan, bicameral deal to permanently repeal Medicare's l

Press Release: America's Health Centers to Convene in Washington, D.C. for National Conferences

Tue, 17 Mar 2015: Thousands Gather to Mark 50 Years of Expanding Quality Healthcare.  Read More

Press Release: Community Health Centers Face Uncertain Future As Funding Cliff Looms Posted: 17 Mar

New report reveals 7.4 million patients could lose care; 57,000 clinicians and staff could lose job

Press Release: New Report Shows Future of Health Centers at Risk

 NACHC to release new projections on the impact of the funding cliff.  Read More»

Press Release: HHS Secretary Burwell: Funding Cliff Will Mean Loss of Access for Seven Million Patie

Secretary's testimony before the Subcommittee on Health focuses on 2016 HHS budget.  Read More&

Press Release: NACHC Launches National Initiative to Fight Hypertension Among Health Center Patients

Focus is on diagnosing and treating people unaware they are at risk, or "hiding in plain sight."&nbs

Press Release: New Online Resource Showcases the Historic Legacy of Community Health Centers

Web site launched as health centers mark 50 years of success in healthcare.  Read More» &

Press Release: Statement of NACHC President & CEO Tom Van Coverden on the President's FY16 Budge

"We are pleased t see that the budget proposal released by the President today acknowledges the need

Press Release: NACHC Files Amicus Brief as Supreme Court Considers Affordable Care Act Subsidies

NACHC joins healthcare associations in filing an amicus brief in support of Health and Human Service

Press Release: Virginia Veterans Gain Access to More Healthcare Options at Health Centers

More states expected to widen access to care at health centers through Veterans Access, Choice and A

Press Release: New Fact Sheet Explains Veterans Access, Choice, Accountability Act

Wed, 21 Jan 2015: The law expands healthcare options for eligible veterans.  Read More»

Press Release: HHS Recognizes Quality Improvement Achievements in Community Health Centers

Press Release: HHS Recognizes Quality Improvement Achievements in Community Health CentersHealth and

More Than 100 National Organizations Call on Congress to Fix the Primary Care Cliff in the Lame Duck

Letter urges Congress to act and prevent scheduled cuts to Community Health Centers.  Read More

Alert: CDC Alert: Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease

Mon, 06 Oct 2014: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials.  Read More&raq

Press Release: Bipartisan Majorities in Both Houses Call for Action to Address Funding Cliff

Health centers could face cuts of up to 70 percent in federal support.  Read More

HHS Awards $295 million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Increase Access to Primary Care

  HHS awards more than $295 m

Press Release: New Data Highlights the Economic and Community Impact of Community Health Centers

Information released today as part of National Health Center Week.  Read More»

Press Release: President Barack Obama Issues Proclamation for National Health Center Week 2014

"This week, we recognize the importance of health centers and the critical support they provide to c

Press Release: National Health Center Week 2014 Just One Week Away

National Observance Celebrates America?s Health Centers? Record of Success.    Read More&r

Press Release: HHS Announces Funds To Better Integrate HIV Services into Health Centers

Funding is from the Affordable Care Act and the Secretary?s Minority AIDS Initiative.  Read Mor

Alert: NEW! Learn More About What NACHC is Doing to Hire Veterans!

Resources and a new video!  Read More»

Press Release: HHS awards $83.4 million to train new primary care providers

Funding will support primary care residency programs.  Read More»

Press Release: Over Five Million People Will Not Have Insurance Coverage in States without Medicaid

Study from White House Council of Advisers focuses on the impact of state decisions on Medicaid expa

Press Release: Funding Cliff for Community Health Centers Will Affect Care for Millions

Report Predicts Shortfall will Reduce Health Centers by One-Quarter.  Read More»

Press Release: Senate Subcommittee Approves Increase in Funding for Community Health Centers

Enables Expansion of Access to Primary Care for Millions.  Read More»

Press Release: HHS Announces the Availability of $300 Million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Expand

Tue, 03 Jun 2014: Funds will expand services at Community Health Centers.  Read More»

Press Release: Alliance for Health Reform Briefing: Health Centers at the Launch of the Coverage Exp

This briefing will reveal new findings from The Commonwealth Fund?s survey of health centers and exa

Press Release: AAFP News Now: Community Health Centers Essential to Realizing ACA's Coverage

Wed, 07 May 2014: AAFP article features NACHC report on access to primary care.  Read More

Press Release: Report Shows 62 Million People Have Little or No Access to Primary Care

Tue, 18 Mar 2014: Even as millions of Americans gain access to insurance coverage under the Affordab

Alert: New Whistleblower Protection Requirements Announced by HRSA

Wed, 12 Mar 2014: New HRSA Requirements.  Read More»

Press Release: NEW: Congressional Briefing on Access to Primary Care

Press Release: NEW: Congressional Briefing on Access to Primary Care Wed, 12 Mar 2014: Community

Press Release: Statement of NACHC President and CEO, Tom Van Coverden on the President?s 2015 Budget

Wed, 05 Mar 2014: "The President?s Budget recognizes the vital role of Health Centers in caring for

Press Release: President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposes Increase in Funding for Primary Care Wor

Press Release: President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Proposes Increase in Funding for Primary Care Wor

106,185 Americans selected health plans in first reporting period of open enrollment

  Detailing results of the first reporting period (Oct. 1-Nov. 2, 2013) of the Health Insuranc

Three MS CHCs Receive $1.9 Million from HHS – Affordable Care Act Funds to Expand Access to Care

Funding supports new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additiona

137,800 in Miss. fall in insurance 'coverage gap'

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Published: Oct 17, 2013 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A new study shows 137,800 lo

Press Release: NACHC Announces New Associate Vice President

Jana Blasi named new NACHC Associate Vice President of Public Policy and Research. Read More

Press Release: Health centers stand ready to lend experience to expanding health insurance coverage

"Community Health Centers are critical partners in efforts to expand coverage, and our work is just

Press Release: Louisiana Center Leader Takes Helm of NACHC as Board Chair

Our future will depend on the quality of care we deliver and the value we bring to the nation as wel

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic

Interactive Web-Based Training For Health Care Professionals. "Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and

Press Release: Community Health Center Leaders to Gather in Chicago for National Conference

The 2013 NACHC Community Health Institute and Expo is scheduled to kick off August 25-27th.  Re

Press Release: Huffington Post: What Community Health Centers Mean to Americans

Mon, 22 Jul 2013: "The national network of Community Health Centers plays a critical role in improvi

New report finds competition lowers premiums by nearly 20 percent in the Health Insurance Marketplac

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report that finds premiums in the Health Insura

Press Release: Senate Appropriations Committee Bolsters Health Center Funding

Fri, 12 Jul 2013: Ensures stability of current Community Health Centers and enables critical expansi

Press Release: NACHC statement on HHS Announcement of Outreach and Enrollment Grants

Wed, 10 Jul 2013: Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million

20 Mississippi CHCs Receive Outreach and Enrollment Grants to Enroll Uninsured Mississippians

20 Mississippi CHCs Receive Outreach and Enrollment Grants to Enroll Uninsured Mississippians in N

New & Improved Healthcare Marketplace Website Launched

HHS re-launched the updated HealthCare.gov to make it easy for consumers to learn about the new Heal

Press Release: Pioneer Community Health Center Prepares for the Future with Expansion

The United States? first rural Community Health Center in Mound Bayou, MS, breaks ground on a new 26

Press Release: Kaiser Study Indicates Community Health Centers Meet or Exceed National Quality Bench

Fri, 21 Jun 2013: Study found that more than one in every ten health centers is high-performing and

Pioneer Community Health Center (Delta Health Center) Prepares for the Future with Expansion

The United States’ first rural Community Health Center -- Delta Health Center (DHC), Inc., in

Wicker Applauds Mississippi’s Leadership in Community Health

Wicker Applauds Mississippi’s Leadership in Community Health Success of Delta Health Center

Grants to community health centers option to Medicaid expansion, governor says

June 4, 2013 – The Clarion-Ledger Gov. Phil Bryant’s alternative proposal to increase

Press Release: Bipartisan Legislation Would Expand Use of Volunteer Health Professionals at Communit

Lawmakers aim to make it easier for highly skilled physicians to volunteer in medically underserved

Press Release: NACHC Statement on Release of Fiscal Year 2013 Spending Plan for Health Centers

NACHC is grateful to the Administration and Congress that all available funding for the Health Cente

Press Release: NACHC Statement on Immigration Reform

America's Health Centers commend bipartisan Senate group for introduction of immigration reform legi

Press Release: ?Successful Primary Care Programs: Creating the Workforce We Need?

 NACHC highlights solutions to primary care workforce shortages to Senate lawmakers.  Read

Press Release: Congress Approves Legislation Ensuring Continued Funding in Fiscal Year 2013 for Comm

Thu, 21 Mar 2013: Enables Expansion of Access to Primary Care for 1.5 Million More Americans. 

Press Release: Health Center Leaders Discuss Primary Health Care Needs in Communities on Capitol Hil

Wed, 20 Mar 2013: Briefing comes as NACHC kicks off the 2013 Policy and Issues Forum in Washington,

Alert: HOW HEALTHY IS YOUR COUNTY?

Thu, 14 Mar 2013: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Insti

Press Release: America?s Community Health Centers To Convene for National Conference in Washington

Fri, 15 Mar 2013: The 38th annual national conference is the largest Washington gathering of its Com

Alert: New ONC Data Brief: Supporting HIT Adoption in Federally Qualified Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers are leading the way in embracing health information technology. &

Press Release: Health Center Doctor Describes how Sequestration Cuts will Hurt Health Services for t

This sequestration is going to be a tremendous blow to our efforts..."  Read More

Alert: Update on the CDC’s Guidance on Vaccine for Children Deputization Arrangements

Tue, 26 Feb 2013: NACHC continues to urge health centers

Press Release: Budget Sequester will Hurt Health Center Patients and Communities

900,000 Adults and Children will Lose Health Center Services.  Read More

Press Release: Study Highlights the Critical role of Community Health Centers in eliminating dispari

Health center patients were more satisfied and experienced no significant disparities in access to c

HHS Issues Letter to Providers In the Wake of Mass Shootings in Connecticut and Colorado

The letter clarifies HIPPA disclosure rules for when a patient poses a serious danger to himself or

New Gains Seen in Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care for Young Adults

The Affordable Care Act has resulted in substantial increases in health insurance coverage for you

States move forward to implement health care law, build health insurance marketplaces

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that three more states

Progress Continues in Setting Up Health Insurance Marketplaces

Ten months from today, Americans in every state can begin to choose health insurance in new state

Press Release: NACHC's Dan Hawkins Interviewed on CHC Radio

Wed, 05 Dec 2012: Topics include the emerging health care landscape under health reform for Communit

Press Release: America?s Health Centers Help Fight Diabetes with Affordable Health Care

Health Center Diabetes Collaboratives Make an Impact with Preventive Care.  Read More

Press Release: NACHC and American College of Physicians collaborate to help federally-qualified heat

ACP?s Medical Home Builder 2.0 helps practices reach quality, efficiency, and cost-saving benchmarks

Press Release: America?s Health Centers Help Fight Diabetes with Affordable Health Care

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 12:15 AM PST Tue, 20 Nov 2012: Health Center Diabetes Collaboratives Make an Im

The Health Care Law Is Moving Forward

November 20, 2012 New rules will make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against pe

Statement from MPHCA on Passing of Reverend Bernard Simmons

Statement from MPHCA on Passing of Reverend Bernard Simmons The Mississippi Primary Health Care Ass

Press Release: NACHC Statement on the 2012 Election

Wed, 07 Nov 2012: Statement from NACHC President and CEO Tom Van Coverden.  Read More

Press Release: NACHC Statement on the Passing of The Reverend Bernard Simmons

Wed, 07 Nov 2012: "Reverend Simmons? life was marked by leadership and advocacy on behalf of the nat

DentaQuest Foundation Adds

DentaQuest Foundation Adds Mississippi Primary Health Care Association to its Strengthening the Ora

Seventeen Mississippi CHCs Receive $55,000 Grants under the Affordable Care Act to Increase Screenin

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new grants that will imp

Affordable Care Act funds to enhance quality of care at community health centers

Our health centers are committed to providing high quality health care services and today?s awards h

Community Health Centers Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By providing affordable and accessible screenings, and launching education and outreach efforts to c

Press Release: Health Center Leaders Testify Before the Congressional Black Caucus

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 01:25 AM PDT Fri, 21 Sep 2012: Topics include how health centers deliver qualit

HHS announces next steps to promote use of electronic health records and health information exchange

News Release U.S. Department of Health & Human Services News Division    &

States continue to move forward, build Affordable Insurance Exchanges

States continue to move forward, build Affordable Insurance Exchanges 08/23/2012 01:01 AM EDT To

National Health Center Week: August 5-11, 2012

National Health Center Week: August 5-11, 2012 Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering

The Affordable Care Act Helps States Prevent, Fight Infectious Diseases

August 16, 2012  Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced

Alert: Register early and save on the 2012 Finance, Operations Management & Information Technolo

Tue, 14 Aug 2012: Early bird registration deadline is Oct 22.  Read More»

Press Release: Three new briefs on how Community Health Centers are powering healthier communities

Fri, 03 Aug 2012: Coinciding with National Health Center Week, NACHC has released three new briefs t

High Court Uphelds Health Care Mandate

NACHC President & CEO Tom Van Coverden responds to the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold th

Press Release: NACHC Responds to House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Action on 2013 Spending Bill

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:41 PM PDT Wed, 18 Jul 2012: This legislation, should it become law, maintain

Insurance exchange tabled

Insurance exchange tabled State's GOP leaders awaiting election results before acting on plan Pla

New Research Shows How Health Centers Stack Up Against Private Practices

Tue, 10 Jul 2012: This is the first national study to compare ambulatory performance in chronic dise

Obama administration and states move forward to implement health care law

  Obam

HORNE's Medical Office Staff Salary Survey Now Open

 

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Increase in Funding for Community Health Centers

Enables Expansion of Access to Primary Care to 2.5 Million More Americans.  Read More»

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND VETERAN HIRING issue brief ? Now Available for download!

Tue, 05 Jun 2012: New COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND VETERAN HIRING issue brief ? Now Available for do

Alert: Announcing the launch of the NHSC Jobs Center!

Wed, 16 May 2012: The NHSC Jobs Center replaces the former Job Opportunities List.  Read More&r

HHS Announces Available Funding for Construction, Renovation of School-Based Health Centers

May 9, 2012 During her remarks at a Healthy Schools Campaign and Trust for America’s Health e

Press Release: NACHC to Award Grants for CMS Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration

Tue, 08 May 2012: This week the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announced t

Statement of Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO, the National Association of Community Health Cente

“Community Health Centers are deeply appreciative of the announcement of new capital developme

Press Release: NEW: Statement by NACHC President and CEO Tom Van Coverden

Wed, 18 Apr 2012: In response to the USA Today article about Community Health Centers.  Read Mo

Press Release: AAFP News Now: New Study Highlights Critical Role of CHCs in Health Care System

Tue, 03 Apr 2012: Article highlights NACHC report, "Health Wanted: the State of Unmet Need for Prima

Health reform provides more than 45 million women access to preventive health care services

Under the Affordable Care Act, 45.1 million women – including 20.4 million women with private

NEW REPORT: Millions of Americans Face Unmet Primary Health Care Needs

Tue, 20 Mar 2012: Findings indicate that growing numbers of Americans are not able to get their basi

Press Release: National Community Health Center Partnership Forms to Improve Health IT Services

Posted: 19 Mar 2012 01:02 AM PDT Mon, 19 Mar 2012: NACHC, in partnership with three Health Center C

Surgeon General releases new report on youth smoking

03/08/2012 12:01 AM EST  The fight against youth tobacco use was accelerated today by Surgeon

Health reform law provides coverage for nearly 50,000 Americans with pre-existing conditions

  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced that the new health

Many States Take a Wait-and-See Approach on New Insurance Exchanges

February 27, 2012, New York Times, Robert Pear -  States are lagging in the creation of&nb

Looking to the Future: An Oral Health Summit

Save the Date: April 12-13, 2012 Looking to the Future: An Oral Health Summit MS Oral Health Commu

Press Release: NACHC Joins NHeLP Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court Supporting the Affordable Care Ac

Thirty-eight organizations of health care providers consumers, and local health officials also join

HHS ensures consumers get better value for their health insurance dollar

HHS ensures consumers get better value for their health insurance dollar 02/16/2012 12:01 AM EST &

Tougaloo College Online-Classes Begin April 2, 2012

Classes Begin April 2, 2012!  Greetings Wonderful Learners! Did you know that Tougaloo Colle

Press Release: President?s Budget Recognizes the Important Role of Community Health Centers Now and

Tue, 14 Feb 2012: President's proposed budget also contains unnecessary slow-down of needed health c

Press Release: NACHC Statement on the President's State of the Union Address

Wed, 25 Jan 2012: "We stand ready to work with the Administration and Members of Congress in biparti

Study Highlights the Cost-Savings of Community Health Centers

Patients who receive a majority of their ambulatory care

Press Release: FY2012 Omnibus Appropriations Act Allows for Expansion of Community Health Centers to

Fri, 16 Dec 2011: Federal appropriations legislation would fund the health center program at $2.78 b

Press Release: HHS Announces Grants to School Based Health Centers

Thu, 08 Dec 2011: An estimated 53,000 children in 29 States will gain access to care.  Read Mor

Press Release: New Report: State Funding for Health Centers Reaches Lowest Level in Seven Years

Wed, 07 Dec 2011: Uninsured patient demand for health centers rises.  Read More»

Press Release: NACHC Statement on Marilyn Tavenner Nomination

Tue, 29 Nov 2011: "Throughout her career Ms. Tavenner ha

Press Release: America?s Health Centers Are Key in the Fight Against Diabetes

Wed, 16 Nov 2011: November is Diabetes Awareness Month.   Read More»

Press Release: CMS Issues Final Rule for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Thu, 20 Oct 2011: NACHC greets news that Community Health Centers will be allowed to lead ACOs as "p

Press Release: Obama Administration to Announce New Steps to Help Create Jobs for Veterans

Mon, 24 Oct 2011: NACHC's Tom Van Covderden to join press conference call Tuesday, October 25th 10 a

Press Release: CMS Issues Final Rule for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Thu, 20 Oct 2011: NACHC greets news that Community Health Centers will be allowed to lead ACOs as "p

Press Release: Health Center Advocates Urge Congress, White House to Preserve Health Care Services

Fri, 14 Oct 2011: Patients, Doctors, Nurses and Administrators Take Part in National Mobilization Ca

Learning and Action Network Meeting for Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Staff

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Jackson Medical Mall 350 Woodrow Wilson Drive Jackson, Ms 39216 12 pm-

Press Release: Washington Post: Community Health Centers hit by deficit cuts

Thu, 06 Oct 2011: The Washington Post highlights how recent budget cuts have hurt Community Health C

Community Health Centers Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10.4.11 Community Health Centers Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Early detection

Press Release: Community Health Centers Recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Tue, 04 Oct 2011: Early detection is critical in surviving breast cancer. Read More»

Press Release: NACHC Statement on House Labor-HHS Appropriations

Mon, 03 Oct 2011: Regarding Funding For Health Centers.  Read More»

Press Release: Senate Appropriators Maintain Funding Levels for Community Health Centers

Tue, 20 Sep 2011: The Senate Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Appropriations Subcommi

Press Release: HHS Announces $700 million in grants to build, renovate, and repair Community Health

Posted: 09 Sep 2011 09:18 AM PDT Fri, 09 Sep 2011: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Press Release: DentaQuest Foundation Launches a $1.75 Million Investment in Oral Health in Community

Mon, 15 Aug 2011: The DentaQuest Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute are committing $1.75 millio

Medicare prescription drug costs to go down

On a conference call with reporters, administration officials pushed new data that said seniors have

Press Release: Access to Affordable Health Care Endangered During Tough Economic Times

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 07:33 AM PDT Mon, 08 Aug 2011: 60 million Americans do not have access to prima

Press Release: U.S. Surgeon General to Address NACHC?s 2011 Community Health Institute

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 01:55 AM PDT Wed, 27 Jul 2011: U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin will

16th Annual Conference of the MS Rural Health Association

The 16th annual conference of the Mississippi Rural Health Association, "The State of Health: 

Alert: Now Available: Recruitment and Retention Toolkit

Posted: 22 Jul 2011 08:34 AM PDT Fri, 22 Jul 2011: Recruiting to Retain Primary Care Providers 

Alert: Register now for the Developing a Great Federally Qualified Health Center Seminar in San Dieg

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 01:34 AM PDT Thu, 21 Jul 2011: Register now for the Developing a Great Federall

Press Release: National Association Of Community Health Centers Receives $75,000 Grant From IBM To S

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 02:05 AM PDT Thu, 21 Jul 2011: This week the National Association of Community

Press Release: Web Site Showcases Nation?s Community Health Center Stories

Mon, 25 Jul 2011: CHroniCles features extraordinary histories and contributions from Community Healt

HRSA Grant Opportunity

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) is ple

USDA Housing Preservation Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announces the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Housi

Press Release: HHS Announces Investment in School-Based Health Centers

Fri, 15 Jul 2011: Grants will make it easier for children to access health care and stay healthy.&nb

Access to grocers doesn't improve diets, study finds

Better access to supermarkets - long touted as a way to curb obesity in low-income neighborhoods - d

Administration Offers Health Care Cuts as Part of Budget Negotiations

Obama administration officials are offering to cut tens of billions of dollars from Medicare and Med

Press Release: NACHC Teleforum Call

Posted: 29 Jun 2011 03:50 AM PDT Wed, 29 Jun 2011: If you missed the June 29th NACHC Telforum Call

Three Judge Panel Upholds ACA’s Individual Mandate -

A three judge panel upheld the Affordable Care Act’s provisions requiring individual

National Health Service CorpsStories from the Field, Dr. Dereck Davis

Check out the first profile, Dr. Dereck Davis, who is recognized everywhere he goes in the small

Press Release: The Accomplishments of Community Health Centers Highlighted

Thu, 16 Jun 2011: Health and Human Services web site notes "Community Health Centers Care for Wave o

National Prevention Strategy Announced

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, Environmental Protection Agency Ad

Press Release: Partnership for Medicaid Briefing: What Medicaid Means to All Americans

Thu, 23 Jun 2011: Capitol Hill Briefing on Tuesday, June 28th, 12 p.m.  Read More»

Alert: HRSA HIT & Quality Webinar "Tips on Using Health IT within a Patient Centered Medica

Wed, 22 Jun 2011: REGISTER NOW! HRSA HIT & Quality Webinar "Tips on Using Health IT within a Pat

Alert: Now Available: FQHC Guide and Toolkit for Retail Health Care

Wed, 22 Jun 2011: Key Strategic, Business, Operational and Legal Considerations. Read More»

Graduate Level HIT Education Scholarships available for providers/staff serving Rural and Underserve

The University of Colorado Denver has received a grant from the ONC to provide graduate-level Health

Medicare to Pay Health Centers to Coordinate Care

 The Dept. of Health and Human Services announced on June 6 that $42 million is available over

Press Release: America?s Community Health Centers and IBM Partner to Celebrate Community Service

Fri, 17 Jun 2011: Effort part of company?s ?Celebration of Service? program. Read More»

Press Release: The Accomplishments of Community Health Centers Highlighted

Thu, 16 Jun 2011: Health and Human Services web site notes "Community Health Centers Care for Wave o

Alert: CMS Launches Medicare FQHC Advanced Primary Care Demonstration.

Tue, 07 Jun 2011: CMS Launches Medicare FQHC Advanced Primary Care Demonstration. Read More&raq

Press Release: CMS Launches Medicare FQHC Advanced Primary Care Demonstration

Tue, 07 Jun 2011: HHS, in coordination with CMS and HRSA, announced June 6, a new opportunity for he

Press Release: National Initiative Launched to Integrate HIV Services Into Primary Care

Tue, 07 Jun 2011: Community Health Centers Selected for Groundbreaking Program.  Read More&raqu

Alert: New HRSA PAL on FTCA Deeming Requirements

Posted: 06 Jun 2011 03:05 AM PDT Mon, 06 Jun 2011: On May 18, 2011, HRSA issued Program Assistance

Announcing the July 1, 2011 Launch of the Joint Commission's Primary Care Medical Home Option

As described in our recent press release (or see attached), The Joint Commission is excited to annou

GOP Govs Move on Health Exchanges

A small but growing number of prominent, Republican governors — including Mitch Daniels and Ha

Press Release: Bipartisan Legislation Would Put More Volunteer Health Professionals at Community Hea

Thu, 26 May 2011: Bill would be a boost for medically underserved communities where doctors are scar

Press Release: NACHC Letter To House Leadership on Teaching Health Centers

Posted: 24 May 2011 10:51 AM PDT Tue, 24 May 2011: H.R. 1216 will hamper efforts to relieve primary

Alert: Registration is now open for the July 2011 Strategic Business Planning training seminar in Po

  Tue, 24 May 2011: Registration is now open for the July 2011 Strategic Business Planning tra

NEW: Health Centers are Key to Reducing Hospital ER Visits

  Community Health Centers are critical to reducing excessive visits to the emergency r

Press Release: NACHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Curtin to Address Graduates at A.T. Still Univers

Fri, 20 May 2011: Keynote address to students at the School of Health Management will take place on

Press Release: NACHC Letter To House Leadership on Teaching Health Centers

Tue, 24 May 2011: H.R. 1216 will hamper efforts to relieve primary care workforce shortage.  Re

Press Release: NEW: Health Centers in the Aftermath of the Recent Tornados

Tue, 24 May 2011: Access Family Care in Joplin, MO, provides first aid to victims.  Read More&r

Press Release: NEW: Health Centers are Key to Reducing Hospital ER Visits

Thu, 12 May 2011: A report from the Government Accountability Office highlights health center strate

5th Empowering Communities for a Healthy MS Conference

Who Should Attend: Physicians, nurses, social workers, healthcare professionals, community-based or

Press Release: Community Health Centers To 'Turn The Promise Of Coverage' Into Better Care

Thu, 05 May 2011: A report from Kaiser Health News on Community Health Centers and the impact of fun

Alert: NACHC Offers a New ACO Toolkit

Fri, 15 Apr 2011: New toolkit for ACOs available now!   Read More»

Press Release: KHN article: Community Health Centers Offer Model For Improving Care Even as They Gro

Tue, 12 Apr 2011: By Kaiser Health News Reporter Michelle Andrews.   Read More»

Press Release: NACHC Statement on the Recently Released Budget Deal

Tue, 12 Apr 2011: Regarding Community Health Center Cuts.  Read More»

Press Release: NACHC Statement: Impact of a Government Shutdown on Health Center Operations

Thu, 07 Apr 2011: The immediate impact on health center operations will not mirror the impact on fed

Alert: CMS Issues Proposed Rules on ACOs

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 12:32 AM PDT Thu, 31 Mar 2011: ACOs were created in the Affordable Care Act.&nb

Alert: New FQHC Guide and Toolkit Available for Retail Health Care Key Strategic, Business, Operatio

Posted: 31 Mar 2011 09:16 AM PDT Thu, 31 Mar 2011: New FQHC Guide and Toolkit Available for Retail

HIV Training for Providers of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Attached is a flyer for a training occurring in New Orleans, LA for HIV in mental health and substan

Press Release: NACHC & TeenScreen National Center Partner on Adolescent Mental Health Screening

Fri, 18 Mar 2011: Initiative will boost access to behavioral health services for teens.  Read M

Press Release: New: Low Income Workers Would Be Hardest Hit By Federal Cuts to Health Center Program

Posted: 17 Mar 2011 09:26 AM PDT Thu, 17 Mar 2011: Health centers serve 2.7 Million low-income unin

Community Health Centers are on the Move

Community Health Centers are on the Move Source: leavittpartnersblog.com February 16, 2011 By

Congressional Leaders Show Few Signs of Compromise as Budget Showdown Looms

 

Press Release: Issue Brief: Budget Cuts to Eliminate Access to Health Care for 11 Million People

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 10:38 PM PST Fri, 25 Feb 2011: Report examines the characteristics of patients

Press Release: Op-Ed: Spending Cuts Will Close Health Centers

Posted: 24 Feb 2011 10:25 PM PST Fri, 25 Feb 2011: Community Health Center leaders urge Congress to

HHS Announces $100 Million in Affordable Care Act Grants to Prevent Disease

CONTACT:    CMS Media Affairs  (202) 690-6145 February 24, 2011  &

Alert: Join the discussion on Community Health Center strategies to improve health and health care.

Mon, 21 Feb 2011: New weekly discussions on Twitter!  Read More»

Alert: Information Clearinghouse for Health Centers on the Continuing Resolution for FY 2011

Posted: 15 Feb 2011 03:32 AM PST Tue, 15 Fe

Press Release: 11 million Patients to lose Access to Care if Congress Approves Continuing Resolution

Posted: 15 Feb 2011 10:41 PM PST Wed, 16 Feb 2011: Data, spokespeople available to talk about impac

Press Release: NACHC Statement in Response to the Budget from the House Appropriations Committee

Wed, 09 Feb 2011: Proposed cuts mean 11 million patients would lose access to care.  Read More&

Dr. Berwick Renominated for Permanent CMS Post

President Obama once again has formally nominated Donald M. Berwick, MD, to serve as Centers for Med

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden Regarding the President's State of the Union Address

Wed, 26 Jan 2011: Health centers stand ready to work with the Administration and Congress to expand

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for New and Expanded Services under the Health Center Program

Deadlines are in March and April Read Full Alert

FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

 

Affordable Care Act Health Center Planning Grants Guidance Announced

On Friday, January 7th, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a $10 million funding opportunity

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO of NACHC

Mon, 10 Jan 2011: Regarding U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the victims of the shooting in Tucson,

NEW VITAL ARTICLES FROM NACHC’S HEALTH FORUM MAGAZINE

Health Forum Magazine Article: Washington Byline: New Health Reform Law Begins to Take E

NIST Partners with ONC and AHRQ to Deliver Guidance on EHR Usability

Two new publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intended to help

Press Release: NACHC Raises Concern to Secretary Sebelius on State Funding Cuts

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 03:20 AM PST Mon, 06 Dec 2010: State funding to health centers has declined 42

HHS announces the nation’s new health promotion and disease prevention agenda

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation&rsqu

First Models of the Nationwide Health Information Network Completed

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has unveiled the first version of the software that wil

HHS Announces the Nation's New Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Agenda

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation's ne

Telehealth in Community Clinics: Three Case Studies in Implementation

The case studies in this report highlight the experience and lessons of each of the three community

Daily Pill Greatly Lowers AIDS Risk, Study Finds

In a development that could change the battle against AIDS, researchers have found that taking a dai

Disease Prevention Could Save U.S. Billions of Dollars Annually

The study authors concluded that reducing the prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure by 5 pe

Half of Americans Facing Diabetes by 2020

   

High Deductibles Mean Less Medical Care for Lower-Income Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income families with high-deductible insurance policies are more likely to delay or forego med

More Johnson & Johnson Drugs Pulled from Shelves

More batches of over-the-counter (OTC) products are being voluntarily recalled by Johnson & John

New Affordable Care Act Rules Give Consumers Better Value for Insurance Premiums

New regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) require health insurers

Reaching the Remote: Telemedicine Gains Ground

Nationwide, telemedicine increasingly is being used to bridge gaps in access to care in rural and ot

$8 million in Affordable Care Act Funds to Help Develop and Modernize Community Health Centers

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the Department of Health and Human Servic

Secretary Sebelius Announces FY2011 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Funding:

  HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the launch of the new application cycle for the

At Duke University, an Experiment in Community Health Care

   

Feds Make Smart Phone Health Apps Available

  The Health Resources and Services Administration

Press Release: NACHC Guide Highlights Health Center, Local Health Department Partnerships Under Heal

Posted: 11 Nov 2010 06:48 AM PST Thu, 11 Nov 2010: Such partnerships generate cost-savings and publ

Even Short-Term Poverty Can Hurt Kids' Health

   

HRSA Announcement: Free Spanish-language Patient Education Aids from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare

  Free Patient Education Videos, Pamphlets in Spanish The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Researc

the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) formally established a new Center for Medicare an

Today, the Centers for Medicare &

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO, NACHC, on the 2010 Midterm Election

Posted: 03 Nov 2010 01:24 AM PDT Wed, 03 Nov 2010: Community Health Centers represent the rare chan

Press Release: State Funding Declines for Health Centers, Despite Record Uninsured Patient Growth

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 07:53 AM PDT Fri, 29 Oct 2010: New NACHC report finds a 20 percent decline in s

Availability of Expanded Services Funding for Existing Health Centers under the Affordable Care Act

To:      Health Center Program Grantees      &nbs

Citing SGR Cuts, Physicians Mull Dropping Medicare Patients

 

HHS Announces the Availability of up to $335 Million to Boost Access to Primary Health Care

 

News For Medicaid Providers

  We are excited about your attendance to the upcoming physician workshops over the next sever

Tech Worker Shortage Could Hinder Path to Meaningful Use

 

Press Release: NACHC Report Focuses on Training and Recruitment at Community Health Centers

Posted: 22 Oct 2010 10:16 AM PDT Fri, 22 Oct 2010: Building Primary Care Workforce for Tomorrow Dep

Joint Commission to Accredit Medical Home Models

The Joint Commission in September announced that it will begin accrediting patient-centered medical

Flu Shots Recommended for All Mississippians Over Six Months of Age

Flu Shots Recommended for All Mississippians Over Six Months of Age

New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First

New CPR Guidelines Emphasize Compressions First The Am

PCA Learning Teams eRoom report, 13, Oct 10

PCA Learning Teams eRoom report, 13 Oct 10   PCA

Alert: HRSA Funding Guidance Revised

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 12:07 AM PDT Wed, 06 Oct 2010: New version has been reissued with corrections t

Depression Hits 9% of Adults, Worst in South, CDC Reports

Rates of depression vary widely from state to state, ranging from a low of 4.8% in North Dakota to a

HHS Announces New Primary Care Grants

New grants totaling $320 million and aimed at bolstering the primary care work force will include fu

Distracted Driving Deaths Estimated at 16,000 in Six Years

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON | Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:41pm EDT Drivers distrac

HRSA Releases SBHC Capitol Program Grant

October 4, 2010 Dear Colleagues: Exciting news! The Health Resources and Services Administrati

NACHC Marks Six Month Anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 08:19 AM PDT Thu, 23 Sep 2010: Secure Coverage and Better Access to Care are on

Press Release: House Lawmakers Approve Bipartisan Bill that Boosts Volunteer Providers at Health Cen

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 08:09 AM PDT Thu, 23 Sep 2010: The Family Health Care Accessibility Act (H.R. 1

Alert: Clinical Workforce Q&A with Tom Curtin, MD

Posted: 21 Sep 2010 10:43 AM PDT Tue, 21 Sep 2010: Community Health Center Expansion, Primary Care

Alert: Learning Session for HRSA Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative

Posted: 19 Sep 2010 11:47 PM PDT Mon, 20 Se

Foundation Launches Health Reform Source

Program cuts red tape for volunteer health professionals

Program cuts red tape for volunteer health professionals Wed, 08 Sep 2010 00:01:00 -0500 To make v

Health and Human Services awards $130 million to boost health professions workforce

Posted: 16 Sep 2010 11:38 PM PDT Fri, 17 Sep 2010: Grants focus on health workforce training, diver

Americans Are Flunking Easy Goals For Healthier Eating

Is it so hard to eat fruit at least twice a day and vegetables three times or more? Evidently, yes.

Quality Ratings May Channel Funds from the Poor

Physician performance programs, which reward top-tier doctors, could widen healthcare disparities, r

Researchers Say Access To Primary Care Doesn't Always Guarantee Better Health

A study released Thursday challenges two widely-held assumptions about medical care: that people who

Smoking Cessation Programs get Expanded Medicare Coverage

The Dept. of Health and Human Services has implemented a provision of the health system reform law t

CMS issues guidance for implementing coding initiative in Medicaid

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Sept. 1 issued initial guidance to sta

CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and He

CVS Caremark will partner with Direct Relief USA to issue vouchers to clinics and health centers acr

Health Plan Won't Fuel Big Spending, Report Says

A new government study says President Obama's health care law will have negligible effects on total

HHS Urges Children's Medicaid, CHIP Coverage

Recently released data from the Census Bureau shows that the number of uninsured children in the U.S

Higher Heart Risk Seen in Younger African Americans

African Americans are known to have a higher rate of heart disease and stroke than whites, and a new

Joint Commission reminder: How to comment on standards

The Joint Commission issued a brief reminder to organizations on how to provide feedback and comment

Broadband Access Up in Black Homes

In every major category, from job opportunities to acquiring health information, more African-Americ

For the Homeless, Federal Changes Promise Better Access to Health Care

The Medicaid expansion will enable agencies that serve the homeless to divert resources now spent on

Obesity Rates Higher Among Minority Girls

The study, to be published in the September issue of Pediatrics, finds that black, Hispanic and Amer

Tighter Medical Privacy Rules Sought

The Obama administration is rewriting new rules on medical privacy after an outpouring of criticism

Medicaid EMR Guidelines Spell Out State Help for Doctors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published details for state Medicaid directors

Midlevel Providers Fill Primary Care Doctors' Shoes

Increasingly, the doctor is not in when it comes to delivering primary care. But the nurse practitio

ONC Names First Two EHR Certification Bodies

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) and the Drummond Group are th

Record Number in Government Anti-Poverty Programs

Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a

Report Finds Mental Health Issues Among Children Displaced by Katrina

The prolonged displacement of hundreds of thousands of families as a result of Hurricane Katrina has

HealthHIV Expands Board of Directors

HealthHIV Expands Board of Directors with HIV Primary Care, Minority Health, and HIV Medical Educati

Jackson Heart Study 2010 Scientific Conference - Register Now!

September 23-24, 2010 Jackson Convention Complex Jackson Mississippi Target Audience Physi

Alert: Strengthening the Board Chair/CEO Partnership: Key to Effective Governance, September 11, 201

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 01:16 AM PDT Fri, 20 Aug 2010: Strengthening the Board Chair/CEO Partnership: K

Tips for Conducting Meaningful Use Gap Analysis within the Safety Net Community

REGISTER NOW!! HRSA HIT and Quality Webinar, Friday August 27 2- 3:30, "Tips for Conducting Meaningf

Smoking ban reduces heart attacks by 27 percent

http://ruralroadsonline.com/Smoking%20ban%20reduces%20heart%20attacks%20by%2027%20percent

HRSA Issues New Access Point Funding Guidance

Posted: 10 Aug 2010 02:49 AM PDT Tue, 10 Aug 2010: New guidance has added priorities and revised sc

NACHC Statement in Support of 6-Month FMAP Extension

Posted: 11 Aug 2010 06:03 AM PDT Wed, 11 Aug 2010: Passage of legislation brings important aid to s

New Access Point (NAP) Clarifications from NACHC

Friends - a couple of clarifications for the NAP funding guidance: Eligibility:  the require

Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Provider Conference Friday, September 17, 2010 River Room Conference Center Floowood,

New Access Point Funding Deadline November 17th

NEW ACCESS POINTS IN PROGRAMS FUNDED UNDER THE HEALTH CENTERS CONSOLIDATION ACT OF 1996 The purpose

Press Release: President Barack Obama Issues Proclamation for National Health Center Week 2010

Posted: 06 Aug 2010 02:22 AM PDT Fri, 06 Au

Center For American Progress Focuses on Health Centers as Economic Engines for their Communities

Posted: 05 Aug 2010 10:15 AM PDT Thu, 05 Aug 2010: The Role Community Health Centers Play in Econom

4 Your Health News Articles

Study Looks at HIV and Poverty The prevalence of HIV infection among heterosexuals in U.S. inner ci

Health and Human Services Rule Making Committee Named to Define Medically Underserved Areas

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 12:41 AM PDT Wed, 21 Jul 2010: Committee will update criteria to define medical

More Patients Gain Access to Care Thanks to ARRA Funds

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 01:38 AM PDT Mon, 26 Jul 2010: New fact sheet from NACHC hightlights the impact

Enhancing Diabetes Care through an Interprofessional Approach to Performance Improvement

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy in partnership with the American Association of Col

New marijuana-like drug "spice" causing concern

It's cheap, it isn't regulated, it causes serious impairment, and it can have severe side affects. I

Final Rules on Meaningful Use

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program   On July 13, 201

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Available August 1, 2010 for Eligible Mississippians

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the establishment of a new Pre-

New Report Projects Savings for Community Health Centers

Posted: 30 Jun 2010 03:39 AM PDT Wed, 30 Jun 2010: An analysis of the long-term cost-savings of hea

CMS to Expand Medicare Prevent Services and Improve Access to Primary Care in 2011

PROPOSALS WOULD IMPLEMENT AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BENEFITS The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv

Capitol Hill Briefing: The Expansion of Health Centers Through Health Reform

Posted: 28 Jun 2010 03:06 AM PDT Mon, 28 Jun 2010: An analysis of the long-term cost-savings of hea

Doctors Limit New Medicare Patients

The number of doctors refusing new Medicare patients because of low government payment rates is sett

House Passes Plan to Stop Medicare Cuts to Doctors

The House on Thursday approved a six-month plan to prevent a steep cut in doctors' fees paid by Medi

African American Community Health Workshop

African American Community Health Workshop The “Institute for Improvement of Minority Health

Enroll in PECOS by July 6 or risk denied payments

 Enroll in PECOS by July 6 or risk denied payments  Enroll in PECOS by July 6 or risk den

State ARRA Training Notes

State ARRA Training Notes   The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (RATB) issued

Join NACHC, Co-sponsors, and Leading Experts for 340B Coalition Conference

Attention all Health Care Providers, Government Officials and Other Interested Parties: Register no

Learn how to maximize productivity at your CHC

Learn how to maximize productivity at your CHC: Register for NACHC’s Health Center Practice Op

NACHC Comments on Federal Efforts to Define Criteria for Medically Underserved

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 03:20 AM PDT Fri, 11 Jun 2010: Barriers that block access to health services mu

STRATEGIC AND BUSINESS PLANNING SEMINAR

Register now for this one and a half-day intensive seminar which will offer instruction regarding th

NACHC Lauds Federal Investment in Prevention and Primary Care Workforce Development

Press Release: NACHC Lauds Federal Investment in Prevention and Primary Care Workforce Development

Gulf Oil Spill

Helpful information for providers and patients:  Oil Spill Dispersant Heat Stress

Community Health Data Initiative

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched an initiative to make federally generated c

Community HealthCorps Program Renewed at Record Levels

Posted: 03 Jun 2010 03:04 AM PDT Thu, 03 Jun 2010: Funding Comes at a Critical Time for Community H

FTC Delays Enforcement of Red Flag Rule

The FTC announced Friday it would delay enforcement of the rule until Jan. 1, 2011, after several me

Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State-By-State Results for Adults at o

The analysis is among the first to show for all 50 states and the District of Columbia the distribut

New Breed of Specialist Steps In for Family Doctor

Hospitalists are members of America's fastest-growing medical specialty. Over a decade, this breed o

Report: Ranks of Uninsured in Alabama, Mississippi to Plunge Under Health Care Overhaul

The ranks of low-income adult Alabamians and Mississippians without health insurance will fall by mo

Study of Health-Care Law Rebuts State Protests on Medicaid Costs

The federal government will bear virtually the entire cost of expanding Medicaid under the new healt

The Independent Payment Advisory Board

Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(now being referred to as the Affordable

Community Health Data Initiative

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched an initiative to make federally generated c

HHS Awards $83.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Expand Use of Health Information

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced $83.9 million in grants to help networks of health c

Community Health Centers Receive High Marks as Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Posted: 27 May 2010 10:42 AM PDT Thu, 27 May 2010: Commonwealth Fund Survey Identifies Areas of Hig

Medicaid Coverage and Spending in Health Reform: National and State-By-State Results for Adults at o

The analysis is among the first to show for all 50 states and the District of Columbia the distribut

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Spotlights Health Centers and Health Reform

Posted: 02 Jun 2010 10:20 AM PDT Wed, 02 Jun 2010: "Reform leads to bigger role for Community Healt

Study of Health-Care Law Rebuts State Protests on Medicaid Costs

The federal government will bear virtually the entire cost of expanding Medicaid under the new healt

NEW: Federal Process and Timeline for Community Health Center

Posted: 25 May 2010 10:05 AM PDT Tue, 25 May 2010: Health Resources and Services Administration (HR

Summary Notes from NHSC Conference Call-May 17, 2010

Loan Repayment Program NHSC estimated that 2,445 full-time and 400 half-time loan repayment

The Office of Management and Budget Issues New Agency Guidance for ARRA Recipients

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new guidance to federal agencies entitled "Holding

Business Continuity Planning for Health Centers – A Virtual Conference

Health centers must be prepared for any crisis that could cause major disruptions to caring for pati

Join NACHC and Co-Sponsors, Feldesman Tucker Leifer for new webinar on legal issues surrounding heal

At the Bar: Hot Legal Issues Facing Community Health Centers (click here for complete article)

NACHC Grant Opportunities

ARRA Community Services Block Grant Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical A

The National Health Service Corps announces it 2010 Scholarship Program

Receive a scholarship to advance your career in primary care, and make a difference by serving a com

The NHSC announces a new Loan Repayment Pilot Program for part-time clinicians

Part-time Primary Care clinicians can now join the Corps.  Applications are due by 5:00pm EDT M

MS CHC Suffers Tornado Damage (G.A. Carmichael, Yazoo City)

New Issue of Across the Board Available for Health Center Directors & Board Members

The current issue of Across the Board, a free publication for health centers and their board members

New England Journal of Medicine Highlights the Importance of Community Health Centers

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 11:05 PM PDT Thu, 29 Apr 2010: Health centers are "a critical element of any re

HRSA Issues PAL 2010-01:Enhancements to Support Health Center Program Requirements Monitoring

Posted: 15 Apr 2010 02:42 AM PDT Thu, 15 Apr 2010: The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (P

NACHC Statement on the Nomination of Don Berwick, M.D.

Posted: 20 Apr 2010 02:27 AM PDT Tue, 20 Apr 2010: Dr. Berwick Tapped to Lead the Centers for Medic

New: Executive Memorandum Issued on ARRA Reporting

Posted: 08 Apr 2010 02:28 AM PDT Thu, 08 Apr 2010: ARRA reports are due April 10, 2010. (click here

SUNDAY MORNING WITH - Janice Bacon West, M.D.. Executive Director/Pediatrician, G.A. Carmichael Fami

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FOR FULL STORY on Ryan White HIV/AIDS FY 2010 Parts A, B, and C Grants, see the following HHS Press

April 05, 2010 HHS Awards $1.84 Billion in Grants for HIV/AIDS Care and Medications The U.S. Depart

SeMRHI and G.A. Carmichael FHC Receive Ryan White HIV/AIDS FY 2010 Part C Grants from HHS for Early

http://newsroom.hrsa.gov/releases/2010/partc.htm

A Message from NACHC Leadership

A Message from NACHC Leadership: Preparing for the Challenges in Health Reform A Message from NA

NACHC Letter To Speaker Pelosi on Health Care Reform

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 07:11 AM PDT Thu, 18 Mar 2010: "The time to enact this reform has come." (Click

NACHC Statement on Passage of Health Care Reform

 NACHC Statement on the Passage of Health Care Reform, Tom Van Coverden, NACHC CEO.  

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces the Availability of Recovery Act Funds for Community Prevention and

Attached is information on a competitive grant for Community Prevention and wellness Initiative.   $

NEW! HIPPA Changes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 10:32 AM PDT Mon, 15 Mar 2010: A new NACHC issue brief focuses on patient patie

HRSA Issues Final Policy Notice 2010-01: Confirming Public Agency Status

The purpose of PIN 2010-01 is to define the documentation that will be accepted by HRSA to confirm p

Press Release: Capitol Hill Briefing: Community Health Centers: Weathering the Storm and Building fo

Posted: 21 Feb 2010 12:20 AM PST Sun, 21 Feb 2010: Scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd. (Click her

Community Health Centers Providing Return On Investment

A new study, released Tuesday, just before the first anniversary of the stimulus package becoming la

Kaiser Health News Spotlights Health Centers and the Economic Stimulus Investment

Posted: 18 Feb 2010 01:51 AM PST Thu, 18 Feb 2010: Reporter Andrew Villegas writes "the early sign

County Health Rankings Released in Report by FWJF and the Univ. of Wisconsin’s Population Health Ins

The County Health Rankings—the first set of reports to rank the overall health of every county in al

White House Takes a Seat at the Head of the Health Reform Table

“On Wednesday, February 25, the day before NACHC’s annual advocacy day on the Hill, President Obama

Community Health Centers Mark Progress at One-Year Stimulus Anniversary

Posted: 15 Feb 2010 01:37 AM PST Mon, 15 Feb 2010: Healthier Communities and People, Thanks to Reco

MPHCA Joins NACHC, Sister PCAs, and Almost 200 other Supporters from Across the Nation in Support Le

Click here to view "Wellness and Prevention Group Letter to President Obama" Click here

Statement of Tom Van Coverden on the President's Proposed 2011 Budget

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 12:49 AM PST Tue, 02 Feb 2010: We commend President Obama for his proposed Fisc

Study: 'Investments in Community Health Centers Have Paid off for Patients'

Posted: 02 Feb 2010 09:14 AM PST Tue, 02 Feb 2010: Research published in Health Affairs speaks to t

Statement of Tom Van Coverden in Response to the President's State of the Union Address to Congress

Posted: 29 Jan 2010 07:14 AM PST Fri, 29 Jan 2010: On behalf of America?s Health Centers, we suppor

Quality Improvement Event in Heart Failure

A Quality Improvement Event in Heart Failure, Moving Beyond the Basics in Heart Failure Management,

HRSA Issues New FQHC Look-Alike Policy & Guidances

Fri, 15 Jan 2010: PIN 2009-06 includes changes in the Look-Alike program designation requirements. P

Press Release: NACHC Joins Efforts to Promote H1N1 Influenza Vaccination

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 08:51 AM PST Tue, 12 Jan 2010: January 10-16 is National Influenza Vaccination

HRSA Issues Updated ARRA Reporting Guidance Consistent with New OMB Guidance

Posted: 03 Jan 2010 10:35 PM PST Mon, 04 Jan 2010: The updated HCQR Manual applies to third quarter

Two weeks until deadline for Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award Nominations

Dear Colleague, This is just a friendly reminder that nominations are due in less than two weeks, o

Updated Guidance on ARRA Government-Wide, Health Center Quarterly Reports Includes Extension of Subm

Posted: 29 Dec 2009 08:01 AM PST Tue, 29 Dec 2009: Because of the changes, the submission deadlines

Statement of Tom Van Coverden on the Introduction of Majority Leader Reid's Manager's Amendment

Posted: 19 Dec 2009 02:11 AM PST Sat, 19 Dec 2009: Remarks on the Patient Protection and Affordable

Jackson health center gets $3.9M in stimulus money

The Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Center will get nearly $3.9 million grant from stimulus fu

CDC Health Update

Non-Safety Related Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 mL,

Community Health Center Leaders from the Front Lines Weigh In on Health Care Reform

Posted: 11 Dec 2009 07:18 AM PST Fri, 11 Dec 2009: They told USA Today that increased access to pre

NACHC Grant Opportunites

The McKesson Foundation is seeking grant proposals from community health centers and free clin

NACHC Grant Opportunities

ARRA – Health Information Technology Implementation for Health Center Controlled Networks The purp

HRSA Issues Updated Health Center Quarterly Report Manual for ARRA Reporting

Posted: 10 Dec 2009 09:23 AM PST Thu, 10 Dec 2009: The manual was revised to include required infor

President Obama Announces Recovery Act Awards to Community Health Centers

Posted: 09 Dec 2009 08:52 AM PST Wed, 09 Dec 2009: From the White House, praise for the work of Com

National eHealth Collaborative Hosts Webinar on Health Information Capture, Exchange and Use

Fri, 04 Dec 2009: The webinar is scheduled for Monday, December 14. (Click here for complete article

Press Release: CMS Announces 2010 Medicare Caps

Sat, 05 Dec 2009: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced the 2010 Medicar

State health officer dies after battle with cancer

State Health Officer Dr. Ed Thompson died early Tuesday after a long bout with colon cancer.  (Click

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden on the Introduction of the Patient Protection and Affor

Posted: 21 Nov 2009 08:40 AM PST Sat, 21 Nov 2009: America?s Community Health Centers congratulate

Medical Homes Toolkit Released at NACHC Annual State Regional Primary Care Association (SRPCA) Confe

Posted: 18 Nov 2009 05:59 AM PST Wed, 18 Nov 2009: How To Manual To Help Safety Net Providers Quali

NACHC Senior VP Dan Hawkins to Receive APHA Award for Excellence

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 03:16 AM PST Tue, 10 Nov 2009: Award to be presented at the 2009 American Publi

Report Confirms Community Health Centers Lower Health Care Costs

Posted: 10 Nov 2009 09:34 AM PST Tue, 10 Nov 2009: Health centers reduce utilization and spending f

Mallory opens health clinic

Greenwood’s health care capacity will expand next week with the opening of Mallory Community Health

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden Regarding Passage of H.R. 3962, The Affordable Health C

Posted: 08 Nov 2009 01:32 AM PST Sun, 08 Nov 2009: House health care reform bill includes important

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Dr. Regina Benjamin as U.S. Surgeon General

HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces Senate Confirmation of Dr. Regina Benjamin as U.S. Surgeon General

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden on the Introduction of H.R. 3962

Press Release: Statement of Tom Van Coverden on the Introduction of H.R. 3962, The Affordable Health

Jones eases to victory

By Jennifer Jacob Brown THE MERIDIAN STAR July 01, 2009 01:28 am Voters in Mississippi House D

National Health Center Week was held Aug. 9-14

Mississippi Community Health Centers Celebrate NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK Aug. 9-14, 2009. Click he

Operations Assessment Training was conducted on August 19th

MICHAEL TAYLOR returned to Mississippi on August 19th to conduct a one day seminar for the Finance D

Uninsured health-care ranks rising in Mississippi

Poor economy, rising premiums taking their toll Jerry Mitchell • jmitchell@clarionledger.com • July