Community Clinic

CHCA, Community Clinic, and Healthy Connections to benefit from Blue & You Grants

The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded a total of $1,541,507 in grants to 21 health improvement programs in Arkansas, including CHCA, Community Clinic, and the Cossatot Community College in DeQueen who will be working with Healthy Connections.

Community Clinic Receives $500,000 for School Based Health Center

Community Clinic, one of Arkansas' 12 FQHCs, received $500,000 to open a School Based Health Center in Springdale, AR. On July 14, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced they had awarded $95 million in competitive federal grants for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to 278 programs across the country. These programs will improve access to basic primary health care for school-aged children, many of whom have no other sources of care.

Find a Local National Health Center Week Event

National Health Center Week (August 8-14, 2010) provides a variety of opportunities to visit a local Community Health Center and learn more about the Health Center movement in Arkansas. See the following list of events happening around the state this year and find one near you.

Monday, August 9

CHCA National Health Center Week Press Conference
Rotunda, Arkansas State Capitol
11:00 am
Phone: 501-374-8225

Tuesday, August 10

A Culture Inspired: CHCA 2010 Annual Conference in Review

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln stated, “Community Health Centers are a critical component of what is right and good about health care reform,” during her address to CHCA Annual Conference attendees. Craig Kennedy, Associate VP of Federal and State Affairs for NACHC, expressed his feelings that Community Health Centers are not simply the best model of care for the poor and uninsured, but are the best model of care for all primary health care. These sentiments pervaded this year’s conference. The conference theme, “Inspiring a Culture of Excellence: Innovation, Leadership, Quality,” aimed to prepare the Arkansas CHC staff members, board members, and partners in attendance for the landscape change of health care reform implementation. Over 200 attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors participated in this year’s conference.

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