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Community Health Centers Facing Funding Cliff

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Community Health Centers in Arkansas and across the nation are facing a funding cliff in the coming months. This requires a sense of urgency, as Community Health Centers play a vital role in providing health care. 

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.