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Women's Lives (Should) Matter!

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The campaign to eliminate the right to safe, legal abortions is intentional, relentless and political. The consequences are real, personal and frightening. Attacks on abortion rights further entrench discrimination against women.

Progressive Leadership on Covering Abortions

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The Senate reconvenes on Monday, April 13, 2015, facing a vote on H.R. 2. It's a shining opportunity to reclaim leadership for covering abortion care for all women regardless of their income, source of insurance, or where they live.

Message to Congress: CHIP Matters to Our Kids

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Healthy kids grow up to be healthy adults, and together build strong families and communities. Right now, Congress has a chance to put differences aside and extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for four more years.

Let's Talk King v. Burwell and the Potential Impact of Higher Health Care Costs on Patients

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Caballero

Removal of the tax credits from the Affordable Care Act means worse health outcomes for health center patients. Those who could have entered the health system at an early and treatable point of a health condition may end up visiting their health center/ER with a much more complicated (and costly) issue. Not only is this a moral argument, it's a basic public health argument.

AAPCHO Members Continue Push to Enroll AA&NHOPIs During AAPI Enrollment Week

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Week of Action is underway and with the second ACA enrollment period...

Empowering Rural Women, One Loan At A Time

Julie Abrahamsen Cornell | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Abrahamsen Cornell

It is a bright, warm morning in rural southern Peru where women are streaming into the San Bernabe Health Center. As they enter, they are greeted warmly by the center's staff, then either head to the second floor to the bank, or remain on the ground floor to see one of several healthcare providers.

Rowing Together: How Public Health Supports the 'Upstream' Doctor

Brian Castrucci | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

Veronica's story illustrates how clinicians can effectively address the social determinants of health by using tools that assess a patient's community and environmental circumstances, as well as by including non-medical providers as part of a health care team.

Four Concerns for Community Health Centers in a Post-Health Reform World

James R. Knickman | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

With an estimated 1.6 million New Yorkers remaining uninsured even after health reform is implemented fully, some health centers (and hospitals, too) will continue to see large shares of uninsured patients.

What Community Health Centers Mean to Americans and How they Manage Chronic Diseases

Malvise Scott | Posted 09.18.2013 | DC
Malvise Scott

Considering that 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases, we commissioned a survey to get a better understanding of why these preventable illnesses continue to compromise America's health and wallet.

Jeffrey Young

Feds Give Money To Neighborhood Clinics For Obamacare Enrollment | Jeffrey Young | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Community health centers, local clinics that provide primary care services mainly to poor and uninsured patients, will receive $150 million to bolster...

Obama Administration Reveals Big Help For Uninsured

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced Thursday that community health centers around the country will get $150 million to help uninsured Ame...

Community Health Care Expansions Often Depend on Partnerships

Vincent A. Keane | Posted 02.13.2013 | DC
Vincent A. Keane

Community health centers fill a vital need in our health care system. Every day they work long hours to provide quality care at prices that people can afford, and in a way that takes into account the challenges that they face in their lives.

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.17.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Planned Parenthood health centers performed nearly 750,000 breast cancer screenings nationwide. Now, we will be able to serve our existing patients with even more resources--and reach new patients.

Free or Low-cost Medical Care Is Available Right Now if You Need It

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

I spent a number of years in the medical field. I even ran medical practices. But even I was unaware until recently about one really good option for people struggling to find more affordable medical care -- the federally funded community health center program.

Millions Grow Reliant On This For Health Care

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Money

* Health center patient ranks reach 20 million * $728 million for health center building projects By David Morgan ...

A Day In The Life Of A Midwife

Robin Lim, CPM | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Robin Lim, CPM

Just before 5 a.m., my hand phone is buzzing madly. I am up instantly, knowing that it must be an emergency: A newborn is having difficulty breathing. I am off and running down my stairs and out into the darkness.

Four Popular Safety-Net Programs Tea Party Republicans Have Turned Against

Jake Blumgart | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

Ensuring that American students can attend school with full bellies seems like the most uncontroversial public policy of all time. Not so anymore, now that child nutrition has met the Tea Party.

No Longer Just a Safety Net, But a Stronghold for Our Health Care System

Jin Y. Kwon | Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco
Jin Y. Kwon

In times of high unemployment, community health centers take on an even larger role. That's why it was so disheartening that, earlier this year, Congress reduced funding to health centers by $600 million.

Congress Should Act Now on President's Jobs Plan

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Sebelius

The common sense ideas that President Obama has proposed will provide an immediate spark to our economy. That's why Congress should act quickly to pass the American Jobs Act and send it to the president to sign.

Community Health Centers: Increasing Access to Affordable, High Quality Care

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Kathleen Sebelius

For some of our most vulnerable members of society, finding quality care at an affordable price can be difficult if not impossible. Yet thanks to community health centers, more and more Americans are getting the care they need.

Betrayal On Capitol Hill

Tony Campolo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Campolo

In exchange for getting support for Planned Parenthood from the Republicans, the Democrats were more than ready to betray the poor people they claim to represent.

So You Want to Be a Millionaire? Run a Community Health Center!

Donna Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Donna Fish

Made sense to me that the guys on Wall Street were walking the "Hall of Shame" as they were pocketing bonuses from a bigger than ever profit year at t...

Lighting the Way to Better Medical Services

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ruxin

The difference between life and death may sometimes come down to good lighting. It may seem strange to say so, but imagine this situation. You becom...

1,000 Attend Free Medical Clinic As Aetna Axes Jobs

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Without access to reduced cost health care, the uninsured are more likely to wait longer, become sicker, and burden emergency departments, all at a greater cost to patient, facility, and taxpayer.

Not Just Numbers: The President's Budget and Real Life

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The President's budget came out on Monday. I've been awash in the fine print for a couple of days, and what's starting to emerge out of all the pages...