In celebration of National Health Center Week, HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield posted a message recognizing the critical role health centers play in assuring more accessible, affordable, quality health care services to millions of people.
See the full HRSA post here. … [Read more...]
EPA solicits grant applications for Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities: EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. Specifically of interest is research on using low-cost portable sensors to understand and avoid air pollution exposure, on the ways communities and individuals interact with air … [Read more...]
Washington, D.C. (June 3, 2014)—Today, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) formally announced the creation of the Bureau of Health Workforce. This new Bureau, led by Rebecca Spitzgo, will combine programs previously run by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) and the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS).
The National Health Service Corps program will be managed within the new Office of Health Careers, with the intention of enabling the program to be better … [Read more...]
Understanding the Value of Integrating Pharmacy Services To Improve Health Outcomes and Patient Safety
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2PM-3PM ET
Presenter: Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE, Director of Clinical Pharmacy at El Rio Health Center
Host: The National Center for Health in Public Housing
Summary: Due to the vulnerable nature of the health center patient base, health professionals are interested in integrating more clinical and ancillary services into primary are. Health … [Read more...]
Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT, for EPA's Closing the Gap: Addressing Asthma Disparities in Schools webinar.
This webinar will showcase how two innovative programs (Los Angeles Unified School District and the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey) reduced asthma disparities in their school systems through a comprehensive, partnership-based approach to promote indoor air quality management. Both leaders will … [Read more...]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a new brochure on the EHR Incentive Programs, called "What's New in Stage 1 for 2014".
Beginning in 2014, there are several changes to the Stage1 Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs
meaningful use objectives, measures, and exclusions for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs).
These changes took effect on October 1, 2013, for eligible hospitals and CAHs and on January … [Read more...]
As the open enrollment period concluded on March 31, the White House annouced that more than 7 million Americans found quality, affordable coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act. See more details in the official White House announcement.
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Increase in FY15 and Extension of Funding Beyond FY16
McLean, VA – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) applauds the White House proposal to extend the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program through FY2020 and expand the program to include up to 15,000 primary care providers. The program provides loan repayment and scholarships for primary care providers who work in underserved areas of the country.
"The President has shown once again that he strongly supports this … [Read more...]
Washington DC - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) offered its support for S. 1980 - the Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Quality Act of 2014, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. The bill would enact a 12-month continuous enrollment period for Medicaid and CHIP, ensuring uninterrupted health care coverage for those who need it most. ACU recognized that S. 1980 would help reduce administrative expenses caused by the cycle of enrollment and disenrollment, or … [Read more...]