Advocates for Community Health Calls on House to Pass the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act

WASHINGTON – Advocates for Community Health calls on the House of Representatives to pass the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, bipartisan legislation that provides a significant increase for the Community Health Center Fund, which must be reauthorized by January 19. This bill will be considered by the House next week. This legislation reauthorizes the Community Health Center […]

500+ Health Care Organizations Join Advocates for Community Health to Urge Lawmakers to Increase Funding for Community Health Centers

WASHINGTON – As community health centers nationwide brace for their Congressional funding to expire on November 17, Advocates for Community Health (ACH)—a member-driven organization working to advance forward-thinking federal policies—led more than 500 health care organizations in urging Congress to fund the Community Health Center (CHC) Reauthorization at $5.8 billion per year for three years. […]

Unidos for Yakima Valley Families

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) first opened in 1978. Today, they have grown into one of the largest community health centers in the Northwest, with over 40 clinics in 18 communities across Washington and Oregon. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Outreach Program Director Maria Benavides. What […]

ACH Stands up to Defend the 340B Program for Health Centers

The 340B program has long faced scrutiny, yet over the years, Congressional hearing after hearing has verified the record of health centers in leveraging the program appropriately – putting resources back into the communities they are serving. And just last week, another piece of bad news – HRSA’s Administrative Dispute Resolution panel dismissed a complaint on a technicality.

The Impact of Climate Change on Health Centers

The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s recent hearing “Preparing America’s Health Care Infrastructure for the Climate Crisis” heard testimonies from a distinguished group of healthcare leaders, including Cherokee Health Systems’ CEO Dr. Khatri, who serves on Advocates for Community Health’s Board of Directors.

Closing the Health Equity Gap in the Bay Area

LifeLong Medical Care has 14 primary care health centers, four dental centers, two dental vans, an adult day health center, four school-based health centers, substance use disorder services, a supportive housing program, mental health services, street medicine, respite care, a newly developed PACE Center, an Over 60 Health Center, and immediate/urgent care centers. Every year, […]

San Ysidro Health Paves the Road for Health Equity

San Ysidro Health provides innovative health services to almost 110,000 people through a vast and integrated network of 47 program sites across San Diego County. In addition, they are a certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC), providing a range of substance use and mental health services to its patients. ACH Senior Vice President of Communications, […]

ACH Celebrates a Year of Milestones

Exactly a year ago today, Advocates for Community Health (ACH) made its national debut with an exclusive announcement in POLITICO Pulse. Our team and our founding members were excited to share our collective vision. A vision where bold, forward-thinking federal policies align with innovative, hyper-local healthcare hubs—otherwise known as federally qualified health centers (FQHCs)—to build […]

Legacy Community Health Advances Health Equity in Texas

Legacy Community Health provides healthcare services to more than 200,000 across Southeast Texas each year. With almost 1,500 employees, it is the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the state of Texas. Legacy provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations, and immunizations. Other services include […]

Giving Back to the AAPI Community

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we invited Jessica Ho, government and community affairs manager for North East Medical Services (NEMS), to participate in our blog. NEMS, a proud ACH member, is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. What […]

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