March 27, 2017

ACU and Envolve Kickoff the 2017 “SeeMore” Vision Van Tour

McLean, VA – The 2017 “SeeMore” Vision Van tour gets underway as the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) and Envolve partner with health care organizations across the country.  The Vision Van will provide free vision services for adults and children and will offer a vision screening at no cost for those in need. Free prescription eyewear and reading glasses will be provided based on results. “This is a tremendous opportunity and with the generosity of Envolve, we are able to … [Read more...]

ACU Statement on the Death of Rod Manifold

ACU is devastated to learn of the death of Roderick “Rod” Manifold, along with his wife and mother-in-law, in a car accident yesterday morning. Rod, the CEO of Central Virginia Health Services, was a perfect example of what it meant to be “for the underserved” and we will miss him greatly. He generously gave his time and talent to help others, and he was a terrific partner in every sense of the word. He helped educate policy-makers on the value of community-based care at all levels, including … [Read more...]

2017 Annual Conference

Excellence in Team-Based Care for the Underserved The 2017 Annual Conference is focused on bringing clinical leaders of all types together to focus on improving team-based care for the underserved. The Conference will feature national leaders and top government officials for discussions on cultural competency, patient engagement, workforce recruitment and retention, health information technology and policy and advocacy. Working together, across the clinical disciplines, we can truly improve … [Read more...]

ACU Organizes Letter to Support Medicaid Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2017 Over 100 National, State and Local Organizations Cosign ACU Letter The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, along with 117 other national, state and local health care organizations, sent a letter to Congress to focus attention on the importance of the Medicaid expansion funding provided through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congressional leaders have committed to repealing the ACA later this month, and have begun consideration of a budget … [Read more...]

The Coalition for Health Funding Elects Craig Kennedy as President-Elect for 2017-2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                  December 15, 2016 Contact: Karen Wilson                                                                                                      (703) 562-8845   The Coalition for Health Funding Elects Craig Kennedy  as President-Elect for 2017-2018 McLean, VA – Craig Kennedy, Executive Director for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, has been elected President-elect of … [Read more...]

National Groups Call on Congress to Extend Safety Net Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2016 National Groups Call on Congress to Extend Safety Net Funding A coalition of national groups dedicated to the well-being of children, vulnerable people, and underserved communities today urged Congress to act swiftly to extend funding for vital safety net programs that will expire next year without legislative action. "Without action by Congress either later this year or early in the next Congress, major disruptions will begin taking place, negatively … [Read more...]

ACU Voter Resource Center

We at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved want all our advocates to vote in this year's elections and we want you to have as much information about the candidates and how to cast your vote as possible. The ACU Voter Resource Center has information on all your elected officials and candidates - incumbents and challengers - local state and federal, as well as information on early voting and absentee voting in your state and district. You can also use the link in the ACU Voter … [Read more...]

ACU Board President to Speak at White House Event

ACU Board President Virna Little is scheduled to speak on the first panel today at the White House's "Making Health Care Better" Event on Suicide Prevention. Dr. Little is the Senior Vice President for Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs at the Institute for Family Health, and is also the current Board President of ACU. See complete advisory below, and watch Dr. Little at noon today! _________________________________________________________ THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press … [Read more...]

ACU and Envolve Bring the “SeeMore” Vision Van to Greater Portland Health

McLean, VA – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) and Envolve will continue the collaboration started earlier this year and bring the “SeeMore” Vision Van, a traveling eye care vehicle, to Greater Portland Health in Portland, Maine. Free eye care services will be provided to the community September 23-24 at the Park Avenue location in Portland. ACU and Envolve are working together to bring the Vision Van to health care organizations caring for underserved communities … [Read more...]

ACU Announces 2016 Award Recipients

ACU Announces 2016 Award Recipients Leaders In Health Care Access Honored At 2016 Annual Conference McLean, VA - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) awarded its highest honors, the Clinician of the Year, Organizational Excellence, and the Congressional Champion award winners during the 2016 Annual Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington D.C.  ACU also selected a winning poster session submission during the Conference. “This year’s award winners reflect the … [Read more...]