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National Association of Community Health Centers

On its first full day in office, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive document laying out its widely anticipated plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As we expected, the plan makes numerous references to the central role that Community Health Centers will play in this effort. Read the NACHC blog.

Read LaShannon Spencer's

guest column

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on October 30 published a op-ed piece by the CHCA chief executive officer on the risk posed to patients because of changes to the 340B program sought by the drug industry. "Arkansas continues to be hammered by covid-19, but it seems the big drug manufacturers, for some ill-conceived reason, have chosen this time to attack a prescription drug program that benefits thousands of low-income Arkansans," she writes. 

Click to read  the entire column.

“The community health center has become the backbone of the healthcare safety net in this country. That’s something that I don’t think we even dreamed of.”

-- Jack Geiger,  father of the Community Health Center movement.

















Click here to learn more about Jack and his vision.

Sadly, Jack passed away December 28. He was 95. Read about his legacy in Arkansas in Community Health, page 9.

CHCA continues to honor Jack bestowing an annual Vision Award to an innovative CHC leader at our Annual Conference.

He will be missed.

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Listen to HRSA Deputy Administrator for the Bureau of Primary Care on March 2 and March 23

NACHC P&I 2021

The National Association of Community Health Centers will host its 2021 Policy & Issues Forum virtually, March 15-18, 2021. 

What are CHCs?


To be an innovative leader, promoting improved health care outcomes and equal access to the highest quality health care for all Arkansans.


To advocate for and facilitate the success of health centers and promote access to health care in Arkansas.

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