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Brigitte McDonald named

chair of CHCA Board

She has served as Chief Executive Officer at 1st Choice Healthcare since 1997. "I'm very passionate about all the services CHCs provide and the communities we get to help," McDonald said. "We're making a difference in people's lives." Read our news release.


Chief executive officer
position open at CHCA

Community Health Centers of Arkansas (CHCA) is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer. CHCA is a non-profit organization serving as the “Voice” for Arkansas’ network of Community Health Centers. To read the full posting and to apply, click here.


HRSA takes action on 340B to help CHCs

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Acting Administrator Diana Espinosa sent letters to six pharmaceutical manufacturers stating that 340B discounts should be reinstated. Read the statement and letters.

“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.

















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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