What is Community Health Centers of Arkansas?

Community Health Centers of Arkansas, Inc. (CHCA), Arkansas’ Primary Care Association, is a nonprofit organization which strives to ensure 100% access and zero health disparities through promoting and facilitating shared resources, collaborative partnerships, and by providing technical assistance, training, and resources to impact positively the expansion of affordable, quality, comprehensive, and integrated health care services in and among Arkansas communities.

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Arkansas Community Health Centers Receive Funds for Extended Services

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The 12 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Arkansas will soon be able to offer more service, as they'll share in $2,770,535 in supplemental funding made available under the Affordable Care Act, as recently announced by the Health and Human Services (HHS).

The funds will help CHCs hire 35 new employees and serve an additional 9,432 patients, according to HHS. With the awards, CHCs will be able to stay open for longer hours or offer new services, such as oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision services.

Boston Mountain Rural Health Center Receives Governor's Quality Award

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Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Inc. (BMRHC) was one of 28 organizations to receive an award recently at the 20th annual Governor's Quality Awards ceremony in Little Rock.

BMRHC, which services Searcy, Van Buren, Madison, Newton, Carroll, Stone and Pope counties, received the Challenge Level Award, as did 14 other organizations. 

CHCA Joins Arkansans for Coverage

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Healthcare is no doubt an important issue for every Arkansan. Providing affordable, qualify healthcare is the driving force of Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA).

East Arkansas Family Health Center Receives $250K Award

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East Arkansas Family Health Center, Inc. (EAFHC) was one of 147 health centers to be awarded Affordable Care Act funding to support patient-centered medical homs through new construction and facility renovations, as recently announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell.

In all, HHS announced $35.7 million in funding to be given to the health centers. EAFHC will receive $250,000 to go to its patient-centered medical homes efforts.

Community Clinic Celebrates Expansion at Springdale Facility

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Community Clinic's Springdale Family Practice Medical facility has grown.

An extra 7,000 square feet of space was added to the facility, as 18 exam rooms, two behavior health offices and lab services make up the new state-of-the art medical space. Community Clinic, which services Washington and Benton counties in northwest Arkansas, celebrated the expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 15. The ceremony also included a National Community health Center Week Mayoral Proclamation, and Tyson Foods, Inc. was honored for its financial contribution to the building expansion.

Community Health Centers of Arkansas Announces New CEO

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Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA), the state’s Primary Care Association serving 12 health centers organizations and their 93 locations, has announced today the hiring of Mary Leath as its new Chief Executive Officer. Leath, who will begin her tenure at CHCA on Sept. 8, 2014, takes over after having served most recently as the Chief Operational Officer at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

CHCA Annual Conference on the Horizon

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Community Health Centers of Arkansas will hold its 2014 Annual Conference on November 13 at a location to be decided later in Little Rock, Arkansas.

This year's event is a one-day program, and planning is in the process! Be sure to stay tuned for more details.

Spots are open for exhibitors or sponsors. To take advantage of either, call Sandi Ganus at 501-374-8225 extension 102 or email sganus@chc-ar.org.