Coronavirus updates

See below for important information for Arkansans related to the Coronavirus pandemic relevant to Community Health Centers and our patients. We will be updating regularly.

  • Extremely supportive letter from the House Energy and Commerce Committee re the 340B pharmacy issues for CHCs, 9-3-20
     

  • Helpful info from the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement on COVID-19 case counts, 8-28-20
     

  • Video Of Testing Event Sponsor by CHCA and JCCSI at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, 8-17-20

  • Helpful chart of COVID-19 symptoms, 8-12-20
     

  • Letter from NACHC and various farming organizations to Senate and House leadership on behalf of improving CHC funding, 7-22-20
     

  • Helpful flier here produced by the Arkansas Department of Health that can serve as notification of the mask requirement, 7-21-20
     

  • NACHC letters to Senators Boozman and Cotton advocating for CHC funding in the next COVID-19 relief package, 7-17-20

  • Great video regarding COVID-19 community prevention education. It covers hand-washing, social distance, etc., 7-13-20
     

  • The CDC final team report from their visit to Northwest Arkansas, 7-10-20
     

  • House Leader Nancy Pelosi introduced the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill which includes funding for health center infrastructure projects totaling $10 billion over the course of the next five years, 7-2-20
     

  • Updated HRSA Guidance for Health Care Facilities: Managing Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic, 6-30-20
     

  • Great resources for anyone feeling depressed or otherwise stressed during these difficult times. 6-23-20
     

  • Links to the 'Be Sure. Be Tested' campaign radio and video ads, 6-15-20
     

  • Community Health Centers accelerate free COVID-19 testing efforts, news release, 5-28-20
     

  • Ensure safety when dental re-opens, OSHA guidelines, 5-6-20
     

  • Great explainer from NACHC on its request to Congress for additional COVID relief but also long-term funding, 5-5-20
     

  • Helpful informational sheets (1, 2, 3) from Legal Aid of Arkansas on assistance available to those less fortunate during these trying times, 5-4-20
     

  • Update from NACHC call regarding CARES Act assistance, 4-28-20
     

  • Don't forget to take care of your general health needs, CHCA news release, 4-24-20
     

  • HRSA official Jim Macrae shares details about CARES Act funding, HRSA surveys, and other matters of interest to CHCs, 4-24-20
     

  • HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, news release, 4-22-20
     

  • Latest details from NACHC on how the pending update to the CARES Act will benefit CHCs,  4-21-20
     

  • Legal Aid of Arkansas has put together this two-page guide for the basic info on what benefits are available for the low-income and unemployed, 4-17-20
     

  • NACHC has updated and expanded its document outlining financial resources for health centers, 4-16-20
     

  • Latest stimulus request for health centers from NACHC to Congress and related Q&A, 4-15-20
     

  • See how much each CHC in Arkansas will get from the CARES relief money, 4-10-20
     

  • Summary of NACHC PCA call, latest on federal response and ask of Congress, 4-7-20
     

  • Email message from NACHC CEO Tom Van Coverden with links for letters to governors and Congress, 4-3-20
     

  • Summary of NACHC call, including Jim Macrae from HRSA re finances and Congressional ask, etc., 4-2-20
     

  • NACHC rundown of New Federal Programs to Address Cashflow and Payroll Concerns, 4-1-20
     

  • Speaker Pelosi talks of need to include Community Health Centers in next stimulus plan, 4-1-20
     

  • Testing suspended at East Arkansas Family Health Center until further notice, 4-1-20
     

  • List (excel) of Coronavirus screening and testing sites among CHCA members, 3-30-20 (PDF option)
     

  • Guidance from the FDA re how to decontaminate N-95 respirators, 3-30-20
     

  • Update from NACHC on how the stimulus package helps CHCs, details on the $1.3 billion and cliff funding extender, 3-26-20
     

  • Call with Arkansas Congressional delegation/CEOs of Arkansas health centers, summary, 3-25-20
     

  • Summary of HRSA/NACHC calls, 3-24-20
     

  • HIV/AIDS info as impacted by Coronavirus from hiv.gov, 3-23-20
     

  • Helpful guidelines from AR Health Dept. for health care providers, 3-23-20
     

  • Think you may have Coronavirus? Need to know what to do? Where to go? Call CHCA hotline 833-508-0774, 3-23-20
     

  • Latest NACHC memo on President Trump's telehealth announcement and NACHC telehealth blog, 3-20-20
     

  • Press release from Massachusetts League of Communtiy Health Centers issuing 'dire plea' to Congress for adequate funding for all CHCs, 3-20-20 
     

  • Letter sent to Arkansas legislators asking to intervene with Congressional delegation re CHC funding, 3-20-20
     

  • Status of testing capacity and logistics at Arkansas CHCs, 3-20-20
     

  • Summary of NACHC/HRSA call on multiple CHC issues related to Coronavirus, 3-19-20
     

  • Waiver to Paperwork Reduction Act announced by HRSA, FAQs, 3-18-20
     

  • YouTube video from NACHC leadership sharing update, 3-18-20
     

  • CMS fact sheet re telehealth changes announced by President Trump, 3-17-20
     

  • CHCA letter to Sen. John Boozman, 3-17-20
     

  • CHCA news release regarding urgent need for funding, 3-17-20
     

  • National Association of Community Health Centers letter to House and Senate leadership, 3-16-20
     

  • Message to public and patients from CHCs re services, 3-16-20
     

  • New CPT Code Announced to Report Novel Co-onavirus Test, 3-16-20
     

  • CHCA news release seeking state assistance re telehealth and testing, 3-12-20
     

  • CHCA letter to Governor Asa Hutchinson, 3-12-20
     

  • Coronavirus informational page, NACHC website
     

  • Centers for Disease Control informational page on Coronavirus
     

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) list of FAQs

Mainline Health Systems staff prepare to help screen and test patients for Coronavirus in the safest manner to protect other patients and fellow workers.
Community Clinic responds to Coronavirus (below)
Lee County Cooperative Clinic's screening tent (below).
Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Bluff, delivered a check April 15 for $1,000 to Jefferson Comprehensive Care Center to help fight COVID-19
 
Ready for another day of fighting COVID-19 at JCCSI ....
 
Boston Mountain Rural Health Center staff (below and below right) stand ready to assist and screen those at risk for Coronavirus
Staff at 1st Choice Healthcare in Northeast Arkansas (below) embrace the challenge of COVID-19, demonstrating proper social distance techniques.
The wonderful staff at River Valley Primary Care Services (below, right)

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