Press and Media Releases for July 2013

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July 30, 2013


Organizations launch Kaiser Permanente-funded project to build safety net capacity, collaboration



A $1.8 million grant from Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit arm will support a three-year project to help the safety net prepare for and realize the promise of expanded health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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July 24, 2013


Community Health Centers Key in Treating Mental Illness and Substance Abuse



A new study highlights the importance of behavioral health services at Community Health Centers.
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July 22, 2013


Huffington Post: What Community Health Centers Mean to Americans



"The national network of Community Health Centers plays a critical role in improving the quality of life for people with chronic diseases"
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July 17, 2013


Reps. Murphy and Green Re-Introduce the Family Health Care Accessibility Act to Encourage Health Care Professionals to Volunteer at Community Health Centers



The Family Health Care Accessibility Act (H.R. 2703) introduced by U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX) would amend the Public Health Service Act to extend Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) medical malpractice coverage to all qualified health care professionals who volunteer at health centers.
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July 12, 2013


Senate Appropriations Committee Bolsters Health Center Funding



Ensures stability of current Community Health Centers and enables critical expansion of access to primary care.
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July 10, 2013


NACHC statement on HHS Announcement of Outreach and Enrollment Grants



Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in grant awards to more than 1,100 Community Health Centers, allowing them to provide information and in-person enrollment assistance to their communities on the new health coverage options offered to them by the Affordable Care Act.
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July 03, 2013


$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Battered Health Centers in New York and New Jersey



NACHC and Direct Relief Announce Relief to Health Centers Affected by Hurricane Sandy
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July 02, 2013


HHS awards $32 million in grants to sign up children for health coverage



41 state agencies, Community Health Centers, school-based organizations and non-profit groups in 22 states awarded grants.
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