November 29, 2015

November Journal Now Available

The November edition of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved is now available on-line. This edition has nearly three dozen articles in several different categories, including Policy, Problems, and Solutions. We would especially like to draw your attention to the article on Colorectal Cancer by a team that included ACU Board Member Jim Hotz. The article, Reported Use of Electronic Health Records to Implement Evidence Based Approaches to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community … [Read more...]

New Asthma Resources Now Available

New ACU Issue Brief Available on When integrated into the electronic health record (EHR) and clinical workflow, clinical decision support (CDS) can enhance health care quality and improve patient outcomes.1 Using computerized alerts, reminders, forms, templates, data reports, evidence-based protocols, and other tools, CDS organizes, filters, and presents clinical knowledge and patient-specific information to guide decisions at the point of care.2 This brief … [Read more...]

ACU is hiring!

We’re looking for a Membership Director who will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to our wonderful association. The opportunity to bring a mix of both tested and innovative ideas to our mission-driven association is right here! We are based in northern Virginia with a growing staff who are committed to ensuring everyone in our country has access to primary health care, with our roots based in the National Health Service Corps program. Our membership has a wide variety of professional interests, … [Read more...]

Michael Mank Joins ACU Board

At the June 2015 meeting, Michael Mank was elected to the ACU Board of Directors as one of two Health Professionals in Training. His term runs for one year and he joins Justin D'Addario of Stony Brook University School of Medicine as the two Health Professionals in Training on the Board. Michael Mank is a 4th year medical student at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University and a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholar. Prior to medical school, he worked … [Read more...]

2015 Conference Program Now Available

The full 2015 Conference Program is now available online. We have every speaker, every workshop, every sponsor and every exhibitor included, with more details on the hotel and transportation options as well. Check out the program and see pictures of the conference! … [Read more...]

President Reconfirms Strong Support for NHSC in FY16 Budget

Proposes Field Strength of 15,000 for the Program McLean, VA – The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) expressed its strong appreciated for the President’s FY2016 Budget Request for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) program today. The President’s Budget would expand the program to include 15,000 primary care providers in underserved communities across the country – the current field strength is roughly 8,500 providers. The NHSC program provides loan repayment and … [Read more...]

2015 Conference – Call for Exhibitors

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS  ACU is convening its 2015 Annual Conference and Workforce Forum: "Empowering Clinicians & Communities" from June 1-3, 2015, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, VA. ACU invites interested exhibitors to register today to reserve their space at the conference. The 2015 Conference will offer a full array of keynote speakers and valuable educational sessions, with special tracks focusing on: Clinical Quality Improvement Workforce Recruitment & … [Read more...]

Marc Overbeck Joins ACU Board

Mr. Marc Overbeck of Oregon was elected in August to serve as the new Primary Care Organization (PCO) representative on the ACU Board of Directors. Mr. Overbeck is the Chair of the PCO National Committee, a group representative of the 54 state and territorial Primary Care Offices in advocating the work and needs of PCOs with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and others. As Director of the Oregon Primary Care Office, Mr. Overbeck leads a team of people dedicated to promoting … [Read more...]

Celebrating Corps Community Day October 9th

Join the NHSC in Celebrating Corps Community Day October 9th --- The NHSC brings health care professionals to the areas where they are needed the most by providing scholarships and loan repayment in exchange for a commitment of service in an underserved community. On Corps Community Day, we celebrate the impact of the NHSC on improving access to health care and highlight the importance of the primary care workforce as a whole. Events will take place throughout the month of October and will … [Read more...]

ACU Elects New Officers

During the June 27th Board of Directors meeting, the ACU Board elected its officers for the next year. The Board reelected Kathy Brieger as President and Virna Little as Vice-President, while also adding two new officers – Mary Kasal and Kirsten Thomsen. Kasal was elected as Treasurer, replacing Dr. Ellis Frazier, while Thomsen was elected to the Secretary position, replacing Earle Rugg. All officers received unanimous votes from the Board, with all terms running for one full year. Kathy … [Read more...]