October 27, 2016

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...]

ACU and Envolve Bring Mobile Eye Care to Nashville

McLean, VA - The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) and Envolve, an integrated healthcare solutions company, are partnering with Neighborhood Health in Nashville, Tenn., to bring a Free Mobile Vision Van to the community June 9 - June 11. ACU and Envolve are working together throughout 2016 to bring the “SeeMore” Vision Van to underserved communities across the country. The Vision Van is operated by Envolve, a nationally respected provider of fully integrated, risk-based eye … [Read more...]

2016 Annual Conference

Transdisciplinary Care Across the Health Care Continuum The 2016 Annual Conference is focused on bringing clinical leaders of all types together to focus on improving 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 both … [Read more...]

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 AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org: 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...]