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Judge approves CHCA request to join 340B suit

U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson on May 3 approved a request by the Community Health Centers of Arkansas to participate in a federal lawsuit filed by the pharmaceutical industry against the state of Arkansas. Read the order.


Supreme Court approves vaccine mandate

Workers at health care providers that receive federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid must receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes CHCs, helping improve the overall health and protection from the pandemic for our patients.

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Omicron's Health Inequities

Dr. Mary Bassett, New York State Commissioner of Health, says the COVID Omicron variant is still exposing health inequities — African Americans in New York have been hospitalized twice as much as the majority population during this latest wave.  Learn more...

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2022 NACHC P&I Forum
hears from the President 

“When the story of this pandemic is written,” President Joe Biden told attendees at the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum, “you’re going to stand out among its heroes.” Watch his speech.

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CHCA Board chair in Democrat-Gazette

Brigitte McDonald, CEO of 1st Choice Healthcare, defends Arkansas Act 1103 which protects 340b prescription drug program in a guest column January 10. The drug lobby has sued over the law which protects Arkansans from  high drug costs. Read more ...

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CHCA produces new videos urging covid shots

Courtesy of Rescue Plan grant money from HRSA, click here to watch four videos featuring everyday Arkansans, each with unique stories, asking their neighbors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I know there are people who don't want to take the shot or who are afraid of the shot. For me, it's a no-brainer.
I have family and friends to think about.
If I brought it home to them, I just don't want to take that risk.”

- Bo Mason,  soybean farmer, Brinkley

















Watch the video

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Upcoming Events

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Today with Macrae

HRSA Associate Administrator Jim Macrae gives the latest scoop. If you missed last week’s session, watch the recording. 

American War Cemetery

Memorial Day

Celebrate those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country.

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